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Apple suggests five new professional emoji be added to Unicode Standard

08/24/2016, 06:08 pm

As the Unicode Consortium evaluates a proposed update to emoji standards that includes new Google-recommended characters representing various professions, Apple in August submitted its own suggestion to add another five jobs to the list.

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Siri's voice to benefit from machine learning improvements in Apple's iOS 10

08/24/2016, 12:08 pm

When iOS 10 arrives this fall -- most likely in September -- Siri's voice should sound a little more natural thanks to machine learning technology Apple is implementing, an interview revealed on Wednesday.

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Retailers, payments association side with Australian banks over Apple Pay negotiations

08/23/2016, 09:08 pm

Major retailers and payments associations filed letters in support of a regulatory request from Australia's three top banks that would force Apple into collective negotiations over third-party access to iPhone's secure NFC module.

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Apple issues 7th developer & 6th public betas of iOS 10 as final launch approaches

08/19/2016, 01:08 pm

With iOS 10 expected to launch in just a matter of weeks, registered developers were provided with a seventh pre-release beta of the upcoming platform update on Friday, and public testers received their sixth release.

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Australian banks denied interim approval to negotiate over Apple Pay

08/18/2016, 09:08 pm

An Australian antitrust regulator on Friday temporarily denied a request from the country's three largest banks to collectively negotiate with Apple over the installation of third-party digital wallet software on iPhones.

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FaceTime video chat competitor Google Duo released for iOS, Android

08/16/2016, 10:08 am

Google on Tuesday released its new chat client Duo, promising high quality video between iOS and Android users with the free download now available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play.

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Apple issues sixth betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3 macOS Sierra & tvOS 10, new public iOS 10 beta

08/15/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday released a sixth developer beta of iOS 10, plus a fifth public beta, both coming less than week after the last update as the company prepares for an official launch likely to happen next month. Also released were equivalent betas of watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

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Microsoft updates Office apps to allow on-screen sketching for iPhone

08/15/2016, 09:08 am

Over half a year after adding Apple Pencil support to Office for the iPad Pro, Microsoft on Monday added a similar feature for written annotations to the suite's core iPhone apps.

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Apple Maps transit coverage comes to San Antonio & Dallas Fort-Worth

08/15/2016, 09:08 am

Apple on Monday introduced public transit coverage to two more urban areas in Texas, namely San Antonio and the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

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CVS continues Apple Pay snub, launches barcode-based 'CVS Pay'

08/11/2016, 09:08 pm

Nearly two years after CVS became one of the first major retailers to actively block Apple Pay at its stores, the drugstore chain on Thursday rolled out "CVS Pay," a proprietary barcode-based mobile payments and rewards system.

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Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors

08/10/2016, 04:08 pm

Microsoft has demonstrated why the FBI's desire for "Golden Key" backdoors allowing "good guys" to bypass security is such a bad idea: it inadvertently released its own keys to Windows tablets, phones, HoloLens and other devices using UEFI Secure Boot.

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Apple counters Australian banks' call for iPhone NFC access, cites handset security

08/09/2016, 08:08 pm

Rebuking overtures from Australia's big-three banks looking to break in on Apple Pay's success, Apple in a letter to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this week said requests for access to iPhone's digital wallet technology would fundamentally undermine the handset's security safeguards.

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Apple fighting to stem fake Bitcoin apps on App Store

08/09/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple is reportedly working to counter an influx of counterfeit Bitcoin wallets on the App Store, which in some cases may be robbing users of coins worth thousands of dollars.

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Latest 'Pokemon Go' update brings safety warnings, returns battery saver mode

08/08/2016, 09:08 pm

Wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go received a major update on Monday, bringing back a useful battery saver mode and introducing a safety feature that dissuades users from playing while driving.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple's Data Detectors offer quick details on music, movies, actors

08/08/2016, 01:08 pm

Finding local movie showtimes or viewing an artist's complete discography will be as simple as striking up a conversation in Messages, thanks to expanded content-driven Data Detectors included in Apple's upcoming iOS 10.

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Apple releases iOS 9.3.4 for iPhone and iPad, calls it an 'important' security fix

08/04/2016, 01:08 pm

In what could be the last update to the iOS 9 software cycle, Apple on Thursday released iOS 9.3.4 to the public, calling it an "important security update" that all users should install.

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Apple's latest iOS 10 beta enables faster text deletion with 3D Touch

08/04/2016, 10:08 am

iPhone 6s owners with the latest iOS 10 beta installed can press down harder on the backspace button to delete text faster, users are reporting.

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Apple TV Remote launches on iOS, remains separate from iTunes Remote app

08/01/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Monday publicly launched its new Apple TV Remote app, mimicking the functionality of the Siri Remote used with the company's fourth-generation set-top box. But users who want to control iTunes media on their Mac will still need to use the legacy iTunes Remote app.

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iOS 10 beta 4 adds introduction explaining Apple's Control Center changes

08/01/2016, 02:08 pm

Control Center in iOS 10 has an entirely new look and design, adding expanded music controls and quick access to HomeKit accessories. However, the changes may not be readily apparent to new users, which is why Apple has added a quick introductory screen explaining them in the latest beta.

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Apple brings Maps transit coverage to Prague in Czech Republic

08/01/2016, 09:08 am

Apple is now offering Maps transit directions for the Czech capital of Prague, returning focus to the app's European users after a stretch of concentrating on the U.S.

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