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Topic: iOS

Apple alters App Store rules, starts denying apps for incentivized ads & sharing

06/09/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple appears to have changed the App Store's approval criteria on the heels of its annual developer conference, beginning to issue rejections to apps that reward users for watching video advertisements or sharing information about the app on social media.

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MAC address randomization joins Apple's heap of iOS 8 privacy improvements

06/09/2014, 02:06 pm

With consumers growing more conscious about protecting their privacy, Apple has begun tackle the issue head on with numerous enhancements to its next-generation mobile operating system including a new feature that makes it more difficult to track and identify individual iOS devices.

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Apple's iPhone 5c & 5s take 42 percent share of global LTE handsets

06/09/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple's global lead in selling premium smartphones is particularly evident in new metrics that show the company's iPhone 5c and 5s represent 42 percent of global 4G LTE smartphones.

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Apple's 200 student WWDC attendees 'super excited' about the future of tech

06/09/2014, 01:06 pm

For over a decade, Apple has offered a scholarship program that invites student developers to attend its Worldwide Developer Conference. Those young developers are now organizing social tools to help support each other while collaborating to build award winning, chart topping apps.

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SteelSeries announces Stratus XL full-size game controller for iPhone, iPad

06/09/2014, 12:06 pm

SteelSeries will expand its Made for iPhone gaming controller lineup with a new, larger second model dubbed the Stratus XL, offering wireless connectivity to both Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Project management 'failure' behind absence of Apple Maps updates at WWDC - report

06/09/2014, 09:06 am

A number of improvements to Apple's mapping service that were slated to hit the stage at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference did not appear after poor planning and "internal politics" caused deadlines to be missed, a new report alleges.

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Review: IK Multimedia's iRing gesture-based music creation tool

06/08/2014, 08:06 pm

For years, IK Multimedia has been making tools for musicians with popular products like T-Racks and the iRig guitar adapter. Now the firm is dipping its toes into computer vision with a gesture-based music creation tool called iRing.

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Apple's new iCloud storage plans: Cheap for consumers, even cheaper for developers

06/07/2014, 08:06 am

At this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced a restructuring of its iCloud storage and computing services as part of an apparent bid to stem the tide of user data flowing from iOS and OS X to competitors like Dropbox and Facebook.

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iOS 8 first look video: Spotlight now searches iTunes, movie times, locations & more

06/06/2014, 05:06 pm

With this year's launch of iOS 8, users will be able to access far more content through Spotlight search on their iPhone or iPad than they ever were before, including data from Maps, iTunes and Fandango.

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Craig Federighi kicks off Apple's WWDC 2014 Bash featuring Bastille

06/06/2014, 04:06 pm

After a busy week of sessions, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference has regularly featured a Thursday evening party in Yerba Buena Gardens. This year Apple invited Bastille to perform.

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Apple acquires social search startup Spotsetter focusing on place, restaurant recommendations

06/06/2014, 03:06 pm

Spotsetter, a Silicon Valley startup that analyzes a user's social circle to surface more relevant recommendations for things like places to visit or new restaurants to try, is said to have been acquired by Apple for an unknown sum.

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iOS 8's Photos app gains more editing functions, search, 'Favorites' folder & hidden pics

06/06/2014, 10:06 am

When iOS 8 officially launches this fall, users will gain a number of useful new features in the system's native Photos app, making it easier to sort through large collections and make edits to pictures without having to launch another app.

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Apple, Inc. opens up access to its WWDC developer utopia

06/05/2014, 08:06 pm

For twenty five years, Apple has been holding its Worldwide Developer Conference as an annual resource for its third party software and hardware partners. This year, the company is trying something new: it has invited a select group of observers to share the WWDC experience with everyone else.

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Philips teases concept for Hue smart bulb control widget in iOS 8

06/05/2014, 04:06 pm

Smart LED bulb maker Philips on Thursday offered a preview of what its planned iOS 8 Notification Center widget could look like when running on an iPhone.

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Apple refines location privacy in iOS 8 with new 'While Using' option

06/05/2014, 02:06 pm

iPhone and iPad owners will have much more fine-grained control over their location privacy in iOS 8 thanks to new Location Services options that allow users to determine exactly when -- and if -- an app can find them.

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iOS 8 Messages upgrades: View attachments, share location, Do Not Disturb, exit group chat, more

06/05/2014, 11:06 am

Group messaging and content sharing in the iOS 8 Messages application are greatly enhanced, giving users the ability to silence alerts from specific conversations, quickly view attachments from a thread, and even actively share their location with friends for a set period of time.

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Apple's Safari quick website search in iOS 8 allows faster access to content

06/05/2014, 08:06 am

Searching through Apple's Safari browser in iOS 8 has seen a number of tweaks and enhancements, including the ability to quickly search the App Store or Wikipedia via keywords, letting users bypass a search engine's website entirely.

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Apple's top secret Swift language grew from work to sustain Objective C, which it now aims to replace

06/04/2014, 04:06 pm

Work on Swift--Apple's surprise new programming language unveiled at WWDC--started development four years ago in conjunction with efforts to keep Objective C relevant. Swift now aims to quickly replace Objective C for modern Cocoa development on iOS and OS X.

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iOS 8 first look video: Quick-send images in Messages, quick-reply via notifications

06/04/2014, 04:06 pm

Perhaps the most significant native app improvements in iOS 8 can be found in the Messages client, which gains a quicker and more visually appealing way of sending recent pictures, a new voice message recorder, and a quick-reply option when in another application.

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Fleksy offers sneak peek of its third-party keyboard running on Apple's iOS 8

06/04/2014, 11:06 am

Popular alternative keyboard Fleksy is already running on the first beta of Apple's forthcoming iOS 8, and developers can sign up now to be among the first to test it out.

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