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Topic: iOS

Apple outs iOS 9 Maps transit data sources, new business listing aggregators

08/19/2015, 07:08 pm

In a change to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage, Apple revealed an initial list of data providers used to populate the upcoming transit mapping feature in Maps for iOS 9, as well as two new aggregators of business listings.


Slack CEO denigrates Apple's Siri in announcing work on own team-serving virtual assistant

08/17/2015, 08:08 pm

Slack Technologies founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield on Monday revealed plans to invest in artificial intelligence with an eye on virtual assistant tech for work groups, while calling Apple's solution "nearly useless."


Interchange fees, hubris key challenges to Australian Apple Pay rollout

08/17/2015, 01:08 am

Apple is reportedly facing pushback as it tries to roll out Apple Pay in Australia, as major banks in the region are reluctant to cede a slice of the AU$2 billion they take in with interchange fees in exchange for technology some say is already available in the country.


TestFlight update lets developers seed iOS 9 app builds to anyone

08/13/2015, 06:08 pm

A week after updating its TestFlight app evaluation tool with support for iOS 9, Apple on Thursday added a backend feature that allows developers to seed beta builds of their apps to users outside of their dev teams.


Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with fixes for Apple Music and iCloud Music Library

08/13/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released to the public iOS 8.4.1, a maintenance and security update that the company said fixes issues with its recently launched Apple Music streaming subscription service related to playlists, iCloud Music Library, offline music and more.


Apple brings native flight tracking support to iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

08/12/2015, 05:08 pm

An unannounced feature rolling out in Apple's upcoming iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan operating systems will let users view up-to-date airline flight status, as well as a preview of projected flight paths, using specially crafted data detectors.


Prosecutors press on with 'think of the children' campaign against encryption in iOS, Android

08/12/2015, 09:08 am

Law enforcement officials have continued to make their caseagainst the new, heftier encryption introduced last year by Apple and Google for their respective mobile operating systems, charging once again that the changes are standing in the way of capturing murderers, pedophiles, sex traffickers, and terrorists.


Apple expands Maps Flyover coverage to 20 cities in Europe, Japan and more

08/11/2015, 07:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its Maps Flyover availability webpage to reflect the addition of 21 cities including multiple destinations in France and a handful of sites in Mexico, among others.


iOS 9 poised to be 'game changer' as ad blocking already costs publishers $22B yearly

08/11/2015, 01:08 pm

With this fall's release of iOS 9, Apple will allow users to natively block content in mobile Safari for the first time --a change which at least one study believes will be a "game changer" in an industry that already costs publishers more than $20 billion per year.


Achieving Nerdvana: Learning Swift for iOS at Big Nerd Ranch

08/10/2015, 11:08 pm

With its origins at NeXT, Big Nerd Ranch is one of the more respected iOS app development companies in the world. At a recent coding retreat put on by BNR, I survived seven days of the most intensive programming instruction of my life, and lived to write about it.


How to use the new back button in iOS 9

08/09/2015, 07:08 am

One of the most notable -- albeit least trumpeted -- user-facing enhancements in iOS 9 is the new back button, which lets you quickly return to where you were when following links between apps. Confused how it works? Here's a concise explainer.


Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional iOS-connected drone with 4K ultra-HD camera

08/08/2015, 12:08 pm

The best has gotten even better with DJI's new Phantom 3 Professional, a drone that captures stunning, super-smooth 4K video from the skies. But it's the new controller with Lightning cable support, as well as a revamped iOS app, that truly bring this accessory to new heights.


Apple's Swift programming language translated to Mandarin Chinese thanks to open source project

08/06/2015, 11:08 pm

Coding for Apple devices just got a little easier for thousands of developers in China, as a group of more than 100 programmers recently wrapped up an open source Mandarin Chinese translation of Apple's Swift programming language.


New iOS 9 public beta prompts users to install iCloud Drive app

08/06/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple's dedicated iCloud Drive iOS app for managing cloud assets, introduced with the first developer iOS 9 beta in June, is being advertised as ready to install on public beta builds released on Thursday.


Latest iOS 9 betas automatically detects, switches away from weak Wi-Fi signals, adds AT&T Wi-Fi calling

08/06/2015, 05:08 pm

Two small but critical additions to the new iOS 9 betas released on Thursday include "Wi-Fi Assist," a feature built to prevent iPhones from latching onto poor Wi-Fi connections, and Wi-Fi calling for AT&T network customers.


Microsoft debuts early, open-sourced Windows Bridge for iOS

08/06/2015, 04:08 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released an early version of Windows Bridge for iOS, a set of tools that will allow developers to port iOS apps to Windows.


Apple seeds fifth iOS 9, watchOS 2 betas to developers, third public iOS 9 beta [u]

08/06/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released a fifth beta of iOS 9 to developers, arriving a little over two weeks after the previous one. The company simultaneously released a matching beta of watchOS 2.


Stanford's ResearchKit-powered MyHeart Counts app goes international with UK, Hong Kong release

08/06/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple's ResearchKit platform is now collecting medical study data outside the U.S. for the first time after Stanford's MyHeart Counts app --created in collaboration with England's University of Oxford --opened its doors to participants in the UK and Hong Kong.


Adidas buys fitness app maker Runtastic for $239 million

08/05/2015, 02:08 pm

Runtastic, makers of one of the most popular fitness-focused apps on Apple's App Store, announced on Wednesday that they have been acquired by athletic apparel company Adidas for a reported $239 million.


First look: DJI's new $799 Phantom 3 Standard flying camera drone

08/05/2015, 07:08 am

DJI on Wednesday launched a new low-end addition to its Phantom 3 drone lineup in the form of the $799 Phantom 3 Standard, featuring a 2.7K high-definition camera and live iOS connectivity. AppleInsider went hands-on with the prototype hardware before its announcement, and offers an exclusive first-look.