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Topic: iOS

LastPass unveils new Mac app, Khan Academy brings full experience to iPad

01/20/2015, 12:01 pm

Two popular brands released interesting new apps for the Apple ecosystem on Tuesday, as web-based password manager LastPass unveiled its first native Mac app while educational non-profit Khan Academy launched an all-new iPad app.

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After eating Intel's mobile lunch, Apple could next devour Qualcomm's Baseband Processor business

01/20/2015, 06:01 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's internal silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips.

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Apple once again alerts iOS 8 app developers to upcoming 64-bit requirement

01/19/2015, 08:01 pm

Apple on Monday posted a note to the News and Updates section of its Developer website reminding app makers that starting Feb. 1, all new iOS 8 software submitted to the App Store must include 64-bit support.

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How Intel lost the mobile chip business to Apple's Ax ARM Application Processors

01/19/2015, 03:01 pm

Between 2005 and 2014, Intel fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing its position as the world's leading processor supplier by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market and enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processors to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

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Sid Meier's Starships coming to Mac and iPad, Google's new Calendar app for iOS shown in screenshots

01/19/2015, 01:01 pm

Legendary game designer Sid Meier is set to release his newest turn-based game later this spring with support for Apple's Mac and iPad, while Google's forthcoming Google Calendar app for iOS --the first Google-designed native app for the web calendar service -- has been detailed in new, leaked screenshots.

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The road ahead: 3 ways Apple could push Maps forward with iOS 9 in 2015

01/18/2015, 06:01 am

Just under three years after Apple evicted Google Maps from iOS, Cupertino's own mapping and navigation offering still has some critical weaknesses. AppleInsider looks ahead at what the next 12 months could have in store for Apple Maps.

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Google in talks to purchase Apple Pay competitor Softcard, report says

01/16/2015, 09:01 pm

A report on Friday claims Google is looking to strengthen its mobile payments solution with the purchase of Softcard, an NFC-based system backed by major U.S. wireless telecoms.

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Baking iBooks into iOS 8 has led to 1M new users for Apple every week

01/15/2015, 03:01 pm

Apple's iBookstore has averaged a million new customers every week since iOS 8 launched last fall, benefitting from the inclusion of iBooks as a built-in app.

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Parallels Access for iOS updated with new file manager, extensibility support

01/15/2015, 03:01 am

Parallels on Thursday updated its Parallels Access app for iOS, adding a robust file manager, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support and iOS file sharing features, among other enhancements.

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Facebook at Work soft launches on App Store, Skype for iPhone gains quick conversations

01/14/2015, 12:01 pm

Facebook on Wednesday debuted in limited release a new iOS application allowing employers to let their workers connect and communicate with one another. And Microsoft launched an updated version of Skype for iPhone, making it easy to quickly start a conversation.

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Apple partners with Miami-based marketing firm to push iAds in Latin America

01/14/2015, 09:01 am

Apple continues to work behind the scenes to grow its struggling iAd platform, with its latest efforts focused on improving the service in Latin America.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of bugs as Google shrugs off security flaws for 60% of its installed base

01/13/2015, 06:01 pm

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

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Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 9 grows into new year

01/13/2015, 09:01 am

Testing on Apple's anticipated iOS 9 release continues to ramp up at the start of 2015, with the next major iPhone and iPad operating system expected to make its official debut at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

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Google Chrome users can now access their Mac remotely via Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

01/12/2015, 07:01 pm

Adding to a growing pile of remote-access software solutions, Google on Monday released an iOS version of Chrome Remote Desktop, which lets users access or take control of their PC, Mac or Chromebook computer remotely with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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Apple supplies developers fourth beta of iOS 8.2 with WatchKit support

01/12/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple on Monday provided developers with its fourth pre-release beta of iOS 8.2, a forthcoming software update that will unlock connectivity with the Apple Watch.

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Minimum iOS App Store price rises to $1.19 in Canada, 0.79 pounds in the UK, and 0.99 euros in the EU

01/09/2015, 08:01 am

Apple's previously announced App Store price adjustments took effect on schedule on Friday, representing a slight increase in the minimum possible price for applications in the European Union, the U.K., Canada and Norway.

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Hands-on: Elgato Eve smart home modules and Avea mood light

01/08/2015, 07:01 pm

Earlier this week, Elgato announced a new smart home product ecosystem called Eve. The company brought a few Eve modules, as well as other devices, set for imminent release to CES, offering AppleInsider a first-hand look.

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First look: Parrot's CarPlay-ready RNB6 head unit, H2O plant sensor

01/08/2015, 07:01 pm

Accessory maker parrot expanded its lineup of iOS-connected products at CES with the award-winning RNB6 CarPlay-enabled head unit and H2O standalone plant sensor/automated watering device.

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Apple's App Store generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers in record 2014

01/08/2015, 11:01 am

Apple on Thursday touted the success of its App Store, revealing that the digital storefront saw billings rise 50 percent last year, generating over $10 billion in revenue for developers.

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Apple gives 2M more consumers access to Apple Pay with new credit union partnerships

01/08/2015, 08:01 am

Eight new financial institutions have officially joined Apple's nascent mobile payments initiative, bringing the total number of participating banks and credit unions to 39 less than three months after the service's debut.

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