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Topic: iOS

Sync Solver bridges the gap between Apple's Health app and Fitbit devices

11/19/2014, 09:11 am

Users tied into the Fitbit ecosystem and frustrated by its lack of compatibility with Apple's Health app in iOS 8 can turn to a new app called Sync Solver, which automatically exports Fitbit data like steps, weight and sleep into the Health app.

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Online retailers who support Apple Pay in iOS apps will boost sales this holiday, study says

11/18/2014, 08:11 am

While most of the buzz surrounding Apple Pay is focused on its use in person at retail, the most popular application this holiday season may be in securely authorizing online purchases, a new study shows.

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Chinese sites hosting 'Wirelurker' Mac-to-iOS malware taken down, suspects arrested

11/17/2014, 06:11 pm

A Beijing government agency on Monday announced the arrest of three suspects thought to be behind the so-called "WireLurker" trojan targeting Mac and iOS devices, saying websites hosting the malware have been shut down.

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Snapchat partners with Square to debut Snapcash money transfers

11/17/2014, 04:11 pm

In a surprise announcement on Monday, ephemeral photo and video messaging service Snapchat unveiled Snapcash, a person-to-person payments platform powered by Square.

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Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 with performance improvements for iPad 2 & iPhone 4s, plus bug fixes

11/17/2014, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out an update for its mobile operating system in the form of iOS 8.1.1, with the headline improvements coming for users of older devices like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

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Review: Microsoft's health tracking, iOS-compatible Band

11/16/2014, 09:11 am

The competitive price, strong feature set, and universal compatibility of the Microsoft Band will make it a compelling product for anyone in the market for a wearable fitness and health tracking device, though it does suffer from some of the expected shortcomings of a first-generation product.

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Review: Pioneer's AppRadio 4 with built-in support for Apple CarPlay

11/15/2014, 02:11 pm

Pioneer was the first to market with third-party CarPlay-compatible systems, and AppleInsider has put its new AppRadio 4 model to the test, to see how it -- and Apple's new vehicle-based infotainment system -- measure up.

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Retailers report strong customer interest in Apple Pay after first weeks of service

11/14/2014, 08:11 pm

It appears that Apple Pay is off to a good start as participating retailers nationwide report the service is generating high levels of interest from customers looking to try it out, something heretofore unheard of in the mobile wallet space.

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Apple responds to Masque Attack concerns, says unaware of affected users

11/13/2014, 11:11 pm

Coming days after the discovery of an iOS vulnerability called "Masque Attack" was made public, Apple late Thursday issued a statement regarding the potentially malicious software, saying default OS X and iOS security settings are enough to thwart attacks.

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VSCO Cam for IOS update brings iPad support, access to 'Journal' publishing platform

11/13/2014, 06:11 pm

Popular iOS photography app VSCO Cam received an extensive update on Thursday, bringing a newly built native iPad version, access to "Journal" publishing, filter comparisons and cloud syncing across devices.

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Gift card marketplace Raise launches Passbook-like iOS app

11/13/2014, 02:11 pm

Raise.com, a website that allows consumers to buy and sell gift cards, has introduced a new Passbook-like app for Apple's iOS, allowing shoppers to access on-the-spot savings at over 750 stores.

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SanDisk launches portable storage drive with built-in Lightning connector

11/13/2014, 12:11 pm

SanDisk on Thursday announced the new iXpand Flash Drive, the company's first USB flash drive designed specifically for Apple's iPhone and iPad, featuring a dedicated Lightning connector for transferring files on the go.

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Roundup: The best third-party keyboards for iOS 8

11/12/2014, 08:11 am

One long standing criticism of iOS has been its lack of support for third party keyboards, but with the introduction of iOS 8, developers are now allowed to build custom keyboards that can be used on both iPhone and iPad.

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Apple's iOS 8 now on 56% of devices as adoption rate slowly picks up

11/11/2014, 10:11 pm

Adoption numbers for Apple's iOS 8 are leisurely plodding along, with the latest statistics showing 56 percent of users are now running the latest operating system nearly two months after launch.

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Quirky and GE unveil new suite of affordable smart home devices, sensor 'micro-factory'

11/11/2014, 09:11 pm

Smart home technology startup Quirky, in partnership with GE, on Tuesday introduced a new line of economical smart home products that works together with its Wink hub and app ecosystem to control everything from HVAC to garage doors.

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Apple's Device Enrollment Program extended to authorized reseller purchases, more countries

11/11/2014, 06:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced businesses and educational institutions can now use the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) with devices purchased through Apple Authorized Resellers, while support for the service has been extended to include 26 countries.

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Netflix for iOS update brings support for iOS 8, 1080p playback on iPhone 6 Plus

11/11/2014, 04:11 pm

Netflix on Tuesday issued an update for its iOS app, bringing full compatibility with Apple's latest iOS 8 operating system and 1080p playback for the new iPhone 6 Plus.

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Judge allows lawsuit over missing text messages to proceed against Apple

11/11/2014, 03:11 pm

Days after Apple provided a Web tool to allow ex-iPhone users to deregister their cell phone number from its iMessage service, a California judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Apple for "hijacking" users' ability to receive text messages can proceed.

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WireLurker, Masque Attack malware only a threat for users who disable Apple's iOS, OS X security

11/10/2014, 05:11 pm

Despite headlines fretting of a "new era in OS X and iOS malware," Apple's security systems for iOS and OS X are working as intended to protect users from exposure to the ubiquitous malware affecting open platforms including Android and Windows. Here's the realistic, non-sensationalized facts about how safe Apple's users actually are and how users can remain protected from threats that arise.

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'Masque' attack for iOS could let hackers replace legitimate apps with malicious copies

11/10/2014, 03:11 pm

A recently-discovered vulnerability in Apple's mobile operating system could allow attackers to trick users into replacing legitimate apps that have access to a variety of personal information --such as banking apps --with hacked versions that relay that information to malicious actors.

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