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Topic: iOS

Virgin Atlantic unveils new airport terminal experience powered by Apple's iBeacon

05/02/2014, 10:05 am

Travelers on their way to and from Virgin Atlantic flights in London Heathrow airport are set to receive a new, more personalized experience, as the airline is piloting an iBeacon-powered program designed to ease passage and save time and money.

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Apple launches new App Store section highlighting month's best apps

05/02/2014, 03:05 am

Continuing the build-out of its iOS App Store, Apple on Thursday launched a new app collection section called "Best of April," suggesting the company may start featuring a new set of curated apps each month.

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Apple nabs indoor navigation company CEO ahead of anticipated iOS 8 maps push

05/01/2014, 12:05 pm

Apple has reportedly hired the cofounder and CEO of indoor location startup Wifarer for a "leadership role" -- but did not acquire the company -- in yet another sign that the iPhone maker is gearing up for a strong mapping push in its next-generation mobile operating system.

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Snapchat for iOS update lets users chat, hold impromptu video calls

05/01/2014, 09:05 am

Time-limited image sharing app Snapchat on Thursday announced Chat, a new feature that allows users to send text messages to each other and connect through a live video chat with one tap.

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Hulu to offer free ad-supported viewing on iPhone, iPad this summer

04/30/2014, 03:04 pm

Popular video streaming service Hulu, which currently requires users to subscribe to its "Plus" service to view content on their iPhone or iPad, will begin offering free viewing of select ad-supported programming on mobile devices this summer.

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Google unveils standalone iOS apps for editing Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

04/30/2014, 02:04 pm

Internet search giant Google on Wednesday announced a trio of new native mobile applications on Apple's App Store that will allow iOS users to edit and create Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides from their mobile device.

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Facebook Messenger gets new sharing options, McDonald's updates Happy Studio app for kids

04/29/2014, 12:04 am

iOS users who keep in touch with friends and relatives using Facebook Messenger now have easier ways to share photos and videos with each other, while McDonald's added a slew of new entertainment options to its Happy Studio app for children.

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New York City bars to use Apple's iBeacons for app-driven 'pub crawl' promotion

04/28/2014, 11:04 am

Companies continue to find new and interesting ways of implementing Apple's iBeacon technology, with one New York City event planning to direct participants on a Lower Manhattan "pub crawl" via location-based notifications sent to their iPhones.

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ComiXology ceases iOS in-app purchases following Amazon acquisition

04/26/2014, 06:04 pm

After being bought by online retailer Amazon, digital comics platform ComiXology has discontinued its legacy iOS application and issued an entirely new release that lacks a digital storefront, allowing the company to avoid Apple's 30 percent cut of in-app purchases.

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Apple's iOS 7.1.1 tweaks shown to extend iPhone battery life

04/24/2014, 02:04 pm

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system seems to have brought with it enhancements designed to ease strain on the iPhone's battery, as some users are reporting noticeable increases in uptime with iOS 7.1.1.

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Facebook buys 'Moves' fitness tracking app for Apple's iPhone

04/24/2014, 11:04 am

Yet another Silicon Valley power entered the "quantified self" race on Thursday when Facebook acquired the developers behind Moves, an iPhone app that allows users to create an "activity diary" by automatically recording walking, cycling, and running.

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Opera 'Coast' for iOS brings the enjoyment back to mobile Web browsing

04/24/2014, 08:04 am

Opera Software on Thursday launched Coast version 3.0, a Web browser for Apple iOS devices that eschews extraneous onscreen buttons and text boxes for intuitive gesture controls and contextual pop-out menus. The end result is a tidy full-screen surfing experience.

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iPad luring in new users: over 2/3 of Apple's iPad buyers were new to iPad

04/23/2014, 09:04 pm

Over two thirds of people registering an iPad in the last six months were new to iPad, while over half of those registering iPhone were new to iPhone, Tim Cook revealed, highlighting the attraction and loyalty effects Apple is observing in its products.

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IMDb for iOS adds TV & Amazon Prime listings, Nike+ Move gets internationalized

04/23/2014, 03:04 pm

Two noteworthy new updates hit the App Store on Wednesday as television and movie database IMDb added TV listings and the ability to check titles' Amazon Prime ability, while Nike's Nike+ Move gained a number of localizations and stability improvements.

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Beacondo makes it easier to develop new apps that interact with Apple's iBeacons

04/23/2014, 09:04 am

Developers looking for a faster way to prototype iBeacon-enabled apps or everyday users who want to experiment with the microlocation technology can now look to Beacondo, a startup working to make iBeacon integration simpler with a new drag-and-drop system.

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Developers get new app content descriptions, rating systems in iTunes Connect update

04/22/2014, 10:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday sent out emails to developers notifying them of changes to iTunes Connect that may impact how the company rates their apps, including a new rating system for the Brazilian App Store and territory-specific restrictions.

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Apple adds 'In-app purchase' warning to iOS App Store, iTunes lists

04/22/2014, 07:04 pm

In a change to the iOS App Store pushed out alongside Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has added labels to listed apps and games that include in-app purchases, with the notifications showing up in both iOS and desktop versions of iTunes.

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Apple updates iWork apps for iOS with stability improvements and bug fixes

04/22/2014, 05:04 pm

Coming on the heels of Tuesday's iOS 7.1.1 release, Apple has issued updates to all iWork for iOS apps with unnamed stability and bug fixes.

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Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 with improvements to Touch ID, keyboard

04/22/2014, 12:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 7.1.1, a minor update for its mobile operating system that's intended to address a few bugs, including an issue that could affect keyboard responsiveness, while also further improving the performance of the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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1Password 4.5 for Apple's iOS overhauled with focus on speed, productivity

04/22/2014, 09:04 am

Popular password management tool 1Password was given a major update on iOS on Tuesday, with the new version 4.5 sporting AirDrop support, always-available search, and support for multiple and shared vaults.

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