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Topic: iOS

Yahoo Finance frets that Apple's iPhone, iPad "only" grab the majority of all mobile shopping traffic

06/12/2014, 08:06 pm

Apple's iPhone accounted for 58 percent of smartphone shopping traffic while iPads took an overwhelming 86 percent share among tablets, but Yahoo Finance is warning investors that Apple's dominance of shopping is "slowly losing share."

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Vessyl iOS-connected smart cup analyzes, tracks what you drink

06/12/2014, 01:06 pm

Keeping tabs on your diet is set to become a little easier thanks to Vessyl, a new Yves Behar-designed smart cup that analyzes the chemical makeup of its contents and automatically sends the drink's nutritional information to an iOS device.

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Skype for iOS gets Windows Phone-style makeover with version 5.0

06/12/2014, 12:06 pm

Microsoft on Thursday unleashed an all-new version of its popular Skype messaging application for iOS, bringing a visual overhaul that matches the app to its Windows Phone counterpart and a number of improvements to speed and stability.

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Developer uses hidden iOS 8 code to show off rumored split-screen iPad UI

06/11/2014, 10:06 pm

After discovering code in Apple's iOS 8 beta pointing to a split-screen iPad user interface, developer Steven Troughton-Smith on Wednesday hit on a way to make the feature work and published his findings to YouTube in a type of proof-of-concept video.

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Google flips switch on Instant Buy for iOS apps, roots deeper into Apple's mobile platform

06/11/2014, 08:06 pm

Google on Wednesday announced iOS support for Instant Buy, the Google Wallet-based authentication and payment system that lets customers bypass shop and make purchases with as few clicks as possible.

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TouchPal shows off third-party sliding keyboard input in Apple's iOS 8

06/11/2014, 01:06 pm

With Apple set to open iOS 8 to third-party keyboards when it launches this fall, TouchPal on Wednesday showcased its own upcoming text entry software, with a sliding style of text entry that allows users to keep their finger on the screen at all times.

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Russian hackers involved in Apple device hijacking and ransom arrested by police

06/10/2014, 06:06 pm

Russian police on Tuesday said they arrested two hackers supposedly responsible for "hijacking" Apple products via Find My iPhone, locking owners out until they pay a ransom to regain access.

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iOS 8 first look video: Time-lapse mode in Apple's updated Camera app

06/10/2014, 04:06 pm

The native Camera app in Apple's iOS 8 comes with an all-new time-lapse photography mode, allowing users to record a scene for a length of time and have it automatically sped up to play back as a video with minimal effort.

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Apple's WWDC unveiling of HealthKit in iOS 8 grabs the attention of doctors

06/10/2014, 11:06 am

Behind the apparently simple premise of Apple's new Health app in iOS 8 is the potential to "solve one of the single worst problems in healthcare today," wrote one healthcare professional: "the inability to easily transfer patient records from one care location to another."

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Amazon Kindle app for iPad & iPhone gains Audible audio book integration

06/10/2014, 10:06 am

Amazon's official Kindle app for iPad and iPhone has been updated to include integration with audio versions of titles when purchased through the service Audible, as well as cloud syncing with Whispersync for Voice.

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Code in iOS 8 points to multi-sized split-screen windows [u]

06/09/2014, 04:06 pm

Newly discovered code in Apple's first iOS 8 beta strongly suggests the company is planning to add a split screen feature to its mobile operating system, possibly allowing multiple sizes in the process.

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iOS 8 Safari now scans credit cards with iPhone camera, quick contacts come to multitasking view

06/09/2014, 04:06 pm

Apple's changes to iOS 8 both big and small are largely focused on convenience, making it easier and faster for users to access the information they want. Two of the best examples of this come in the form of relatively minor tweaks: a new credit card scanning function in Safari, and a list of favorite and recent contacts in the multitasking view.

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FDA says Apple feels a 'moral obligation' to improve health tracking data

06/09/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple's new "Health" application in iOS 8 was apparently driven by what the company feels is a "moral obligation" to help its users live healthier lives, it disclosed in conversations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Apple alters App Store rules, starts denying apps for incentivized ads & sharing

06/09/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple appears to have changed the App Store's approval criteria on the heels of its annual developer conference, beginning to issue rejections to apps that reward users for watching video advertisements or sharing information about the app on social media.

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MAC address randomization joins Apple's heap of iOS 8 privacy improvements

06/09/2014, 02:06 pm

With consumers growing more conscious about protecting their privacy, Apple has begun tackle the issue head on with numerous enhancements to its next-generation mobile operating system including a new feature that makes it more difficult to track and identify individual iOS devices.

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Apple's iPhone 5c & 5s take 42 percent share of global LTE handsets

06/09/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple's global lead in selling premium smartphones is particularly evident in new metrics that show the company's iPhone 5c and 5s represent 42 percent of global 4G LTE smartphones.

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Apple's 200 student WWDC attendees 'super excited' about the future of tech

06/09/2014, 01:06 pm

For over a decade, Apple has offered a scholarship program that invites student developers to attend its Worldwide Developer Conference. Those young developers are now organizing social tools to help support each other while collaborating to build award winning, chart topping apps.

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SteelSeries announces Stratus XL full-size game controller for iPhone, iPad

06/09/2014, 12:06 pm

SteelSeries will expand its Made for iPhone gaming controller lineup with a new, larger second model dubbed the Stratus XL, offering wireless connectivity to both Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Project management 'failure' behind absence of Apple Maps updates at WWDC - report

06/09/2014, 09:06 am

A number of improvements to Apple's mapping service that were slated to hit the stage at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference did not appear after poor planning and "internal politics" caused deadlines to be missed, a new report alleges.

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Review: IK Multimedia's iRing gesture-based music creation tool

06/08/2014, 08:06 pm

For years, IK Multimedia has been making tools for musicians with popular products like T-Racks and the iRig guitar adapter. Now the firm is dipping its toes into computer vision with a gesture-based music creation tool called iRing.

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