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Apple agrees to pay $32.5M in refunds, settling App Store in-app purchase lawsuit with US government

01/15/2014, 11:01 am

Apple and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that the two sides have reached a $32.5 million settlement, bringing to an end a lawsuit over the ease with which children could rack up costly bills through in-app purchases on the iOS App Store.

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Umoove app brings head tracking to iOS, Horizon adds orientation-independent video capture

01/14/2014, 05:01 pm

Two novel new apps hit the iOS App Store this week --Umoove Experience demonstrates Umoove's new head tracking technology with a simple game and Horizon helps iOS device owners capture video in landscape no matter the device's orientation.

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Mobile app use surged 115% in 2013, messaging & social apps saw most growth

01/13/2014, 12:01 pm

Led by an explosion in use of messaging and social applications, mobile apps for smartphones like Apple's iPhone saw a 115 percent increase in overall usage in 2013, according to new data.

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Apple debuts new iPad Air ad highlighting real users' stories

01/12/2014, 05:01 pm

Expanding upon the "Life on iPad" video released at the launch of iPad Air, Apple has created a second spot profiling real use cases of its tablets, ranging from scientific exploration to medicine, music, filmmaking and sports.

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Teo Bluetooth padlock lets you secure school lockers, chains & gates with Apple's iPhone

01/11/2014, 04:01 pm

The humble padlock has hardly changed for thousands of years, but AppleInsider recently talked to one company who believes they can make a better one --by using your iPhone as the key.

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Sunrise Calendar goes universal, Confide brings off-the-record messaging to Apple's iOS

01/09/2014, 01:01 pm

Social scheduling app Sunrise Calendar has been updated to add native iPad support, while new messaging entry Confide enables Snapchat-like disappearing text messages.

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Spotify rolls out subscription-free 'Shuffle play' mode for iOS

01/08/2014, 12:01 pm

Swedish music streaming service Spotify on Wednesday released an update to its iPhone and iPad apps that officially enables new subscription-free streaming features the company promised last month.

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IK Multimedia brings spatial gesture controls to iOS with 'iRing'

01/08/2014, 10:01 am

Using a combination of wearable rings and custom software, IK Multimedia's new iRing system allows iOS apps to recognize and respond to mid-air gestures in much the same way as product like Microsoft's Kinect motion controller.

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Yahoo launches news aggregation and summary app 'News Digest' for iOS

01/07/2014, 06:01 pm

In tandem with its keynote at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Yahoo announced 'News Digest,' a new iOS app that aggregates, condenses and delivers the day's top news to users twice a day.

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Signal announces 'RP One' full-size Bluetooth game controller for Apple's iOS devices

01/07/2014, 02:01 pm

Mobile accessory maker Signal entered the quickly-expanding Made for iPhone game controller race Tuesday with the RP One, a "pro style" controller that connects to Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch over Bluetooth.

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Apple releases third beta of iOS 7.1 with iCloud, audiobook fixes

01/07/2014, 01:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday supplied developers with its third pre-release beta of iOS 7.1, a forthcoming update for its mobile operating system, with the latest build bringing fixes for creating a new iCloud account, as well as playing back audio books.

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Apple's 3D recording concept could allow user-generated 'street views' in Maps

01/07/2014, 11:01 am

Apple was awarded a patent this week for a concept that could allow users to crowd-source street-level, three-dimensional mapping data by simply taking pictures on their iPhones and sharing them with the world.

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Apple announces App Store sales topped $10 billion in 2013

01/07/2014, 08:01 am

In the midst of hype for new gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show, Apple on Tuesday issued a press release to announce that sales from the App Store topped $10 billion in 2013, with $1 billion spent by customers in December alone.

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Apps no longer differentiator in iOS vs. Android war, services next battleground

01/06/2014, 08:01 pm

A new study from investment bank Piper Jaffray suggests app quality on Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems has equalized, pushing the two tech giants toward a race for better built-in services.

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US grocery chains rolling Apple's iBeacon tech out to dozens of stores

01/06/2014, 05:01 pm

Starting Monday, dozens of grocery stores in three major cities across the U.S. saw the rollout of Apple's iBeacon technology, allowing customers to receive location-specific data, such as relevant coupons, while they shop.

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New Broadcom SDK makes integrating Apple's AirPlay easier for OEMs

01/06/2014, 10:01 am

Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming standard received a boost Monday when chipmaker Broadcom announced a new software development kit that makes it faster and easier for manufacturers to add AirPlay support to audio devices.

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SteelSeries debuts 'Stratus' MFi-certified Bluetooth game controller

01/06/2014, 08:01 am

PC gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries on Monday took the covers off of a new Made for iPhone game controller that connects to iOS devices wirelessly over Bluetooth, the first of its kind.

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Apple concludes '12 Days of Gifts' with Rolling Stones mini album

01/06/2014, 03:01 am

For its final freebie of this year's "12 Days of Gift" promotion, Apple gave users a mini album of three songs from The Rolling Stones' concert film "Sweet Summer Sun -- Hyde Park Live," which was recorded in 2013.

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Fox to stream Super Bowl XLVIII live on website and iOS app

01/03/2014, 10:01 pm

For the third year in a row, the Super Bowl will be live-streamed online to American football fans in the U.S., as Fox Sports plans to make the game available free through its website and for pay-TV subscribers via its iOS app.

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Scanner Pro named App of the Week, CBS to stream AFC playoffs to Macs and iPads

01/02/2014, 07:01 pm

Popular document scanning app Scanner Pro is now available for free after being named Apple's iOS App of the Week, while CBS announces it will live-stream its coverage of this year's NFL playoffs for the first time ever.

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