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Topic: iOS

How Apple, Inc. went thermonuclear on Samsung, erasing Android's primary profit center

10/30/2014, 09:10 pm

After failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in years-long legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

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First look: Heart rate tracking $199 Microsoft Band connects to Apple's iOS & OS X, will integrate with HealthKit

10/30/2014, 05:10 pm

Microsoft issued a surprise on Thursday when it launched a new hardware product dubbed the Microsoft Band, a fitness-focused wrist-worn device that connects to both iOS and OS X, and will also integrate with Apple's HealthKit service and Health app for iPhone. AppleInsider offers a first look at the new wearable device.

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Apple drops opposition to PCalc iOS calculator widget

10/30/2014, 02:10 pm

Users who want a calculator in their iOS Notification Center can breathe easy after Apple dropped its request to a developer asking it to remove its widget feature.

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Spotify brings its new look to iPad, Skype update lets users save and delete chat photos

10/30/2014, 12:10 pm

Popular music subscription service Spotify updated its official iPad app on Thursday with a new look in line with its iPhone client, while also giving users access to the "Your Music" feature. In addition, Microsoft's Skype for iPhone was also updated with the ability to save and delete photo, as well as a faster chat load time.

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Developers of PCalc, Nomi run afoul of Apple's evolving iOS 8 App Store policies

10/29/2014, 06:10 pm

Apple's platform policies for iOS, OS X and their respective App Stores have occasionally irked developers or even wildly disrupted their businesses. The latest collision involves a retroactive ban on widget calculators and tightened WiFi privacy rules for iOS, as Apple issues new rules for apps using Apple Pay and TestFlight.

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Nike+ Running app updated with Apple HealthKit integration, elevation tracking, more

10/28/2014, 07:10 pm

Nike on Tuesday released a new version of its popular Nike+ fitness app for iOS, bringing integration with Apple's Health app, elevation tracking , enhanced heart rate monitor support and user interface tweaks.

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Apple's iOS 8 adoption finally breaks 50% nearly 6 weeks after launch

10/28/2014, 07:10 pm

After stagnating earlier in October, adoption of Apple's latest iOS 8 mobile operating system has finally cracked the 50 percent barrier and now stands at 52 percent of devices tracked by the iOS App Store.

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Microsoft unveils Office 365 SDK and APIs for iOS app extensibility

10/28/2014, 03:10 am

Microsoft on Tuesday revealed a multi-pronged initiative to supply developers with new Office 365 APIs and open-source SDKs, which can be used to tap into the company's cloud-based productivity platform for deep iOS app integration.

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Alpine launches $800 CarPlay-compatible iLX-007 in-dash receiver

10/27/2014, 12:10 pm

Aftermarket options with support for Apple's CarPlay continue to expand, with Alpine launching a new $800 unit on Monday featuring a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and support for Siri voice commands.

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Facebook introduces anonymous chat app 'Rooms'

10/23/2014, 06:10 pm

Facebook is taking a stab at anonymous group messaging with its latest app "Rooms," which combines the idea of traditional chatrooms with modern smartphone conveniences.

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After gaining U.S. government approval, Samsung Knox security for Android found to be "completely compromised" [u]

10/23/2014, 06:10 pm

Samsung's Knox security layer for Android generates weak encryption keys, stores passwords locally and gives users login hints in a fatal "security by obscurity" design "compromising the security of the product completely," a researcher has detailed.

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iHeartRadio & Rdio are latest iOS apps to add support for Apple's CarPlay

10/23/2014, 04:10 pm

Though Apple doesn't appear to have opened up CarPlay access to its wider development community, the number of compatible apps does continue to expand, with streaming radio services iHeartRadio and Rdio adding support in recent updates.

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Apple expands TestFlight iOS app beta invitations to 1,000 users

10/23/2014, 03:10 pm

Developers can now invite up to a thousand people to test their beta applications for iOS via its TestFlight tool with just an email address, Apple announced on Thursday.

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Apple planning to bring Apple Pay support to iAd with new buy buttons - report

10/22/2014, 12:10 pm

Tap-to-buy quick purchasing buttons with support for Apple Pay may be coming to Apple's iAd mobile advertising network as soon as this fall, according to a new report.

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AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store

10/22/2014, 11:10 am

AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more.

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IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet share in U.S education

10/21/2014, 04:10 am

Apple isn't just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBM's Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while separately noting that iPad now accounted for 90 percent of U.S. tablets used in education.

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MLB World Series stadiums first pro sports venues to accept Apple Pay

10/20/2014, 10:10 pm

When the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants at this year's MLB World Series, fans attending the games at the two teams' respective stadiums will be able to buy concession items using Apple Pay.

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Apple to require 64-bit support from all iOS apps starting in February

10/20/2014, 06:10 pm

In an announcement made through its developer Web portal on Monday, Apple informed app makers that their wares must include 64-bit support and be built with the latest iOS 8 SDK starting Feb. 1, 2015.

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Apple Pay is online, too: Apple Store, others apps accept Touch ID for authorizing purchases

10/20/2014, 03:10 pm

The official Apple Store application was updated on Monday with support for one-touch checkout using Apple Pay and Touch ID, marking the start of the online purchasing capabilities of Apple's new digital wallet service.

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How to set up Apple Pay on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.1, and where you can use it right now

10/20/2014, 02:10 pm

With Monday's launch of iOS 8.1, users can now begin adding their compatible credit cards to Passbook and start using their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to pay at participating retail outlets. AppleInsider offers you a look at how to set up Apple Pay and where you can head out to use it.

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