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Apple responds to latest WikiLeaks CIA document dump, says iPhone and Mac exploits fixed

03/23/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple issued a statement in response to Thursday's WikiLeaks release of CIA-gathered iPhone and Mac exploits, saying a preliminary assessment reveals the vulnerabilities to be years old and long since patched.

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4-year-old saves mother's life by asking Apple's Siri to call emergency services

03/23/2017, 09:03 am

A four-year-old boy in the United Kingdom saved his mother's life after she collapsed, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed, by unlocking his mother's iPhone and asking Siri to contact the emergency services.

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Amazon adds "Send to Kindle" to Kindle for iOS, CarPlay support to Amazon Music

03/21/2017, 10:03 pm

Amazon recently updated its Kindle iOS app with a new "Send to Kindle" feature that allows users to transfer and save web content to a Kindle device. The company also refreshed its Amazon Music app with support for Apple's CarPlay.

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Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

03/19/2017, 01:03 am

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

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Apple adds permanent 'Indie Games' page to App Store

03/17/2017, 11:03 am

Apple will continue to highlight independently-produced games in the iOS App Store, with a new permanent 'Indie Games' collection accessible within the store, following after a 12-day promotion used to 'celebrate' the work of smaller game development studios.

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Quick take video review: D-Link Omna HomeKit camera

03/16/2017, 09:03 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with D-Link's new Omna, the first internet connected security camera to feature integration with Apple's HomeKit platform and iOS 10 Home app.

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How to order movie tickets within iOS 10 chat using Fandango's iMessage App

03/16/2017, 07:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10, Apple introduced a new way for developers to add integrated new features for iMessage users. Here's how to use Fandango's app to explore movie listings, share showtime options with chat participants, select seats and purchase tickets with Apple Pay--all within iMessage.

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McDonald's tests mobile ordering from iOS app ahead of global rollout

03/15/2017, 01:03 pm

McDonald's has started to test mobile ordering of food from some of its restaurants, with customers in areas of Washington and California among the first to try out the iOS app's new feature, which the fast food chain hopes to spread globally later this year.

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Over 187,000 apps could become obsolete with Apple's 64-bit only 'iOS 11'

03/15/2017, 09:03 am

Some 187,000 apps could be rendered useless with the launch of "iOS 11," according to an app analytics firm, assuming the anticipated update is when Apple plans to kill 32-bit support.

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Apple snubs Nokia's Withings on new HomeKit accessories webpage

03/13/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple recently revamped its online list of HomeKit-compatible products to include status updates on upcoming products. While the catalog includes products from a number of manufacturers, it fails to mention a security camera from major brand Nokia's Withings subsidiary.

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Asthma study using Apple's ResearchKit proven accurate when compared to existing research

03/13/2017, 02:03 pm

A study reports ResearchKit is an extremely effective way to conduct medical research, with patient data collected from asthma sufferers via Apple's framework found to correlate with the results of similar studies using established data collection methods.

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Google launches Uptime collaborative YouTube viewing app exclusively for iOS

03/13/2017, 09:03 am

Google's "Area 120" incubator project has developed Uptime -- an iPhone app for watching YouTube videos collaboratively with other users of the app.

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Hands On: Microsoft OneNote is powerful, but needs Office to shine

03/11/2017, 08:03 pm

The strength and weakness of Microsoft's note taking app, OneNote, is that it works best alongside Word and Outlook. AppleInsider tries it in and out of the walled garden.

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MCX sells one-time Apple Pay challenger CurrentC to JPMorgan Chase

03/10/2017, 11:03 pm

JPMorgan Chase on Friday said it has reached an agreement with the Merchant Customer Exchange to buy the consortium's financial technology assets -- the defunct CurrentC mobile payments platform -- as the bank works to build out its own Chase Pay solution.

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1Writer 2.5.1 for iPad blurs the line between note-taking and word processing

03/10/2017, 12:03 pm

AppleInsider examines the latest update to 1Writer that brings improved keyboard functionality, plus Dropbox, and Markdown support to the iOS-exclusive writing tool.

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CIA responds to 'Vault 7' hack leak, WikiLeaks claims only 1% of what it holds was published

03/09/2017, 08:03 am

The CIA has issued a statement criticizing the massive WikiLeaks reveal of its iPhone, macOS, Android, and Windows hacking department, amidst international outcry about the leak -- and tens of thousands more documents are allegedly on the way.

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RBC iOS app update adds pay-by-voice commands to Apple's Siri

03/08/2017, 01:03 pm

Customers of the Royal Bank of Canada can now perform money transfers with Siri, with an update to the bank's mobile app for iOS adding the ability to make payments from their checking accounts to individuals and companies using a verbal command.

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Apple says 'many' exploits revealed in CIA leak already patched in latest iOS version

03/07/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple late Tuesday issued a response to the WikiLeaks CIA data dump, saying "many" of the supposed iOS exploits have already been addressed in the most recent version of its flagship mobile operating system.

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Macs and iPhones easier to support and deploy than Windows PCs, enterprise IT survey finds

03/07/2017, 12:03 pm

Macs and iPhones are easier for IT administrators to deploy to workers than PCs and other smartphone platforms, according to a survey examining the increased adoption of Apple products in enterprise, with the results also indicating that Macs and iOS devices are also perceived as easier to secure and support than alternatives.

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Apple launches Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC, Ulster Bank

03/07/2017, 01:03 am

As rumored, Apple on Tuesday debuted Apple Pay in Ireland with support for KBC Bank Ireland and Ulster Bank, introducing the mobile payments solution to its 14th worldwide market.

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