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Ikea Tradfri smart bulb system will get Apple HomeKit upgrade in the summer

05/23/2017, 09:05 am

In late summer or early autumn Ikea will roll out a firmware update to its Tradfri network gateway, to make its line of smart bulbs compatible with Apple's HomeKit.

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iOS 11, Android O: What Apple can learn from Google's IO17

05/20/2017, 08:05 pm

"Great artists steal" in the sense of recognizing good existing ideas and building upon them. Now that Google has laid out its hand at IO17, detailing its plans for Android O and the search giant's various apps and services, what great ideas can Apple borrow for its own products? Here's a look.

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Google Assistant arrives on the iPhone, but isn't going to replace Siri soon

05/18/2017, 11:05 am

After a year stuck just on Android devices, Siri competitor Google Assistant has come over to the iPhone -- AppleInsider fires it up, to see how it fares on its own, and compared to Apple's offering.

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Apple orders Chinese social networks to stop 'tip' functions that break App Store rules

05/18/2017, 10:05 am

Apple is reportedly cracking down on social networks in China providing payment services between users, ordering the creators of popular messaging apps to disable 'tip' functions in order to comply with App Store rules, in what may be a move by Apple to try and increase revenue from in-app purchases.

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Google IO17: Android deployment rate continues to slip backward

05/17/2017, 08:05 pm

Google has unveiled new versions of Android at its annual I/O developer convention with features often inspired by the previous year's iOS. The main difference: Apple can launch a new version of iOS and broadly distribute it before Google can deploy its copy of last year's iOS across even a third of its installed base. This problem is getting worse each year for Google and its Android partners.

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Apple highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 with "Designed for everyone" video series

05/17/2017, 01:05 am

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has posted a series of seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac, iOS and Apple Watch accessibility features from Switch Control to Siri to VoiceOver. Each tells the story of specific individual in about two minutes.

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Apple Pay goes live in Italy with support for Boon, Carrefour and UniCredit

05/16/2017, 10:05 pm

As rumored, Apple Pay went live for Italian customers on Wednesday local time with initial support from Carrefour, UniCredit and prepaid card marketed by Boon, bringing the service to its 16th market.

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Google Assistant standalone iPhone app could launch as soon as Google I/O

05/15/2017, 02:05 pm

Google will soon allow iPhone and iPad owners use the search company's latest digital assistant, according to a report, with a standalone iOS app for Google Assistant claimed to be launched in the near future, possibly as part of an announcement during the Google I/O developer conference later this week.

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Apple releases updates for iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1

05/15/2017, 01:05 pm

On Monday, Apple released iOS version 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to the public, after a month-long beta testing period for each revision.

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Rumors point to Nintendo shipping iOS 'The Legend of Zelda' title later this year

05/15/2017, 09:05 am

Nintendo is reportedly planning to expand its mobile gaming efforts following the success of 'Super Mario Run' and 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' on iOS, with the Kyoto firm said to be bringing 'The Legend of Zelda' to the platform in the future, along with rumors of another 'Pokemon' title for smartphones also apparently on the way.

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Search for seemingly anything in Photos for iOS and Mac thanks to Apple's object recognition

05/11/2017, 09:05 am

Apple's Photos apps for both iOS and macOS feature advanced object recognition technology, identifying items with great specificity and surprising accuracy, from common scenic queries like "beaches" to something as specific as "avocados."

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Install the AT&T 'Call Protect' app on your iPhone to cut way back on spam calls

05/10/2017, 01:05 pm

If you've had an iPhone for a very long time, there is a pretty decent chance that you're also still on AT&T -- and you get battered with spam phone calls. AT&T has an app to help deal with that, and AppleInsider has taken a look at it.

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Apple Support app users can now schedule repairs with authorized service providers

05/09/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple in an update to its official Apple Support app for iOS on Tuesday activated a new feature that allows users to schedule repair appointments at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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Delivery.com removes Apple Pay as payment option for laundry services

05/06/2017, 01:05 am

Popular on-demand delivery services platform delivery.com on Friday notified users that it no longer accepts Apple Pay for laundry orders, saying the payment option was removed for problems outside the company's control.

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Apple's Clips video app updated with Live Title editing, other improvements

05/03/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple updated its new Clips video editing app on Wednesday, bringing a few user interface improvements like easier Live Title editing and automated sharing suggestions to the social media sharing tool.

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Apple Pay adds support for 21 U.S. banks, HSBC in Australia

05/02/2017, 11:05 pm

Overshadowed by Apple's earnings call for the second fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple Pay on Tuesday officially added support for 21 new U.S. financial institutions, as well as HSBC for Australian customers.

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Apple's 'iOS 11' Music app to put more focus on Apple Music video content

04/27/2017, 09:04 am

When Apple releases "iOS 11" later this year, one of its features will allegedly be a new Music app that "better showcases video" -- specifically, video hosted on Apple Music.

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Apple Maps expands into Middle East with Traffic for Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

04/24/2017, 11:04 pm

Apple in a recent update to Maps activated Traffic data for two Middle Eastern countries, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, though it appears only major metropolitan areas are supported at this time.

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Google Photos now streams photos, video to Apple TV via AirPlay

04/24/2017, 08:04 pm

Google on Monday updated its Google Photos app for iOS with integrated AirPlay support, meaning users can stream photos and video to the big screen with Apple TV.

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Apple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

04/24/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday seeded fourth betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to developers, paving the way for Apple's next round of maintenance updates.

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