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Topic: iOS

iOS 9 can automatically delete, reinstall apps to make room for OS updates

06/23/2015, 03:06 pm

The second beta of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system revealed a new feature that went undiscovered until now -- the ability to automatically delete apps to clear space for the update, then reinstall them once the upgrade is complete.


Apple releases second iOS 9 beta to developers

06/23/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a second beta version of the next-generation iOS 9 to developers, with a laundry list of known issues ranging from CarPlay to Podcasts that reflect the software's early beta status.


Apple spotlights accessibility, featuring iOS apps using its award-winning VoiceOver technology

06/19/2015, 06:06 pm

Apple is featuring popular iOS App Store titles making use of the company's VoiceOver screen reader technology, in celebration of its receipt of the Helen Keller Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind for its efforts in making products accessible to everyone.


Unicorn, cheese wedge, taco emoji and more coming to Unicode 8.0

06/17/2015, 05:06 pm

The Unicode Consortium on Wednesday released the character database and code charts for Unicode version 8.0, which tacks on a total of 7,716 new and scripts and symbols to the standard, including 41 emoji.


Serious iOS, OS X flaws lead to password theft in wide ranging security study

06/17/2015, 09:06 am

Three serious vulnerabilities in cross-app resource sharing protocols on Apple's desktop and mobile platforms have been discovered and used successfully to steal data --like passwords and secret authentication keys --including one that lays Keychain open to attackers.


Apple Music signups begin appearing in iOS 8.4 beta ahead of June 30 launch

06/16/2015, 11:06 am

Users of the latest iOS 8.4 public beta are encountering a signup prompt for Apple Music a full two weeks before the service is scheduled to go live, according to tips received by AppleInsider.


First look: iOS 9's totally redesigned app switcher

06/16/2015, 10:06 am

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system comes with many visual tweaks, but the all-new, simplified app switcher is perhaps the most radical change to the user interface.


Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

06/16/2015, 05:06 am

The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.


Apple hiring editing team to curate content for iOS 9's News app

06/15/2015, 04:06 pm

Ahead of iOS 9's debut this fall, Apple is hiring a team of editors to find and curate content for its News aggregation app, according to a new job listing spotted on Apple's website.


iOS 9 code points to Apple TV apps, 'iPad Pro' keyboard, new Photos feature

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

The current iOS 9 beta contains references to a collection of unreleased products and features, including the next-generation Apple TV, the "iPad Pro," and new options in Photos, according to a noted iOS developer.


New Bethesda mobile game 'Fallout Shelter' debuts exclusively on Apple's iOS

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

Fans of the Fallout franchise have a new mobile game to occupy their attention in the run-up to Fallout 4's hotly-anticipated release, though Android users are out of luck as the game -- called Fallout Shelter -- is available only on iOS for now.


Inside App Extensions: WebKit Content Blockers extend user privacy in iOS 9, OS X Safari 9

06/15/2015, 03:06 am

Last year, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan introduce a new Content Blockers category of App Extensions, specifically targeting Safari.


At WWDC, Apple profiles efforts to invite girls into male-dominated tech, engineering jobs

06/13/2015, 06:06 pm

The overwhelming majority of WWDC attendees continues to be male, but Apple its stepping up its own efforts to encourage more women--starting with young girls--to take prominent roles in tech. That included prominent stage time for female executives in leadership roles, and the featuring of GoldieBlox, an effort to interest girls in engineering careers, starting early on in the toy isle.


Inside iOS 9: Apple's Notes app is greatly enhanced with drawings, lists, pictures, links & more

06/12/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple's native Notes application has received a major overhaul with iOS 9, allowing users to sketch ideas, insert pictures, include links to external apps, and more, making it a fully featured note taking solution.


Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality to HomeKit with Event Triggers

06/12/2015, 12:06 pm

With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple has added new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful --including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.


Parrot refreshes iOS-controlled minidrone lineup, adds new Airborne and Hydrofoil models [u]

06/12/2015, 10:06 am

Parrot on Friday announced several changes to its minidrone line, showing off updated jumping bots, new flying drones, and revealing its first-ever water drone. [updated]


Inside iOS 9: Apple makes it easier to upgrade with automatic overnight updates, smaller files

06/11/2015, 12:06 pm

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves --at a convenient time for the user.


Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

09/23/2015, 09:09 am

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant has received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.


iOS 9 Maps provides en route traffic avoidance, voice and banner warnings

06/10/2015, 05:06 pm

Drivers using Apple Maps in iOS 9 will have the benefit of explicit traffic and construction warnings, including voice turn-by-turn suggestions for alternate routes, according to information shared with AppleInsider.


Continuity over cellular will allow remote answering of phone calls, texts in iOS 9

06/10/2015, 04:06 pm

Apple is reportedly plannning to untether some of its Continuity features in iOS 9, working with mobile network operators to forward calls and text messages from your iPhone to your Mac or iPad over the cell network.