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Apple issues second beta of iOS 9.3.2, restores Night Shift in Low Power Mode

04/20/2016, 01:04 pm

Members of Apple's registered developer program can now get their hands on a second pre-release beta of iOS 9.3.2, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for iPhone and iPad that also restores the ability to use Night Shift while in Low Power Mode. New betas of watchOS 2.2.1 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 are also available.


Apple Pay support expands to over 50 more US banks and credit unions [u]

04/19/2016, 06:04 pm

Following a market expansion into Singapore, Apple on Tuesday announced Apple Pay integration with 59 new U.S. card issuing banks and credit unions, bringing the total number of supported domestic financial institutions to 1,199. [Updated]


Siri patent infringement settlement to cost Apple $24.9M

04/19/2016, 11:04 am

Apple will pay out $24.9 million to settle a long-running lawsuit alledging that its Siri voice assistant violated a patent licensed by Dynamic Advances, according to an announcement by the latter firm on Tuesday.


Apple Pay goes live in Singapore with American Express integration, Visa coming soon

04/18/2016, 08:04 pm

Apple on Monday added Singapore to a growing list of locales that offer support for Apple Pay, with customers in the region now able to conduct touchless transactions and in-app purchases thanks to American Express integration.


Apple brings Maps transit directions to Seattle

04/18/2016, 03:04 pm

Apple on Monday quietly added public transit directions for Apple Maps users in Seattle, Wash., allowing them to navigate the city's various networks without a third-party app like Google Maps.


China eclipses Japan for second place in iOS App Store revenues

04/15/2016, 02:04 pm

In the March quarter, revenues from the Chinese iOS App Store surpassed Japan for the first time -- showing them on a course to eventually top the U.S, according to estimates published on Friday.


Apple investigating major App Store search changes, mulling paid results, report says

04/14/2016, 07:04 pm

A report Thursday claims Apple has a "secret team" working on major user-facing changes to App Store search results, including the possibility of charging developers to promote content.


'1970' date bug could be used to wreck pre-iOS 9.3.1 devices over Wi-Fi, researchers say

04/13/2016, 04:04 pm

Though the issue was nominally fixed with iOS 9.3, the "1970" date bug can theoretically be used to intentionally brick any pre-iOS 9.3.1 device, according to a pair of security researchers.


Roundup: Best iOS apps for creating, managing and sharing GIFs

04/10/2016, 11:04 am

Introduced in 1987, Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images have evolved from small icons to hugely popular animated clips that are adding humor to everyday digital conversations. AppleInsider has compiled a list of the best keyboards, creators and storage tools to get you GIF-ing.


Coachella 2016 to support Apple Pay transactions with new Square Reader, hand out prizes via iBeacon [u]

04/07/2016, 12:04 am

Revelers at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be able to pay for food, drinks, merchandise and more with their iPhone and Apple Watch thanks to a partnership with Square, which is supplying on-site vendors with Apple Pay-compatible mobile card readers.


Code reaffirms Apple's plan to allow users to hide default iOS apps

04/06/2016, 01:04 pm

Changes to iTunes metadata suggest that Apple will soon make it easier to hide first-party apps on the iOS homescreen, solving a long-standing complaint of iPhone and iPad owners.


Facebook doubles down on live streaming with new features for groups, events, and interactivity

04/06/2016, 11:04 am

It seems as if the revolution will be streamed, as social networking behemoth Facebook has chosen to drastically expand its live streaming features to make streams more interactive, easier to share, and more discoverable.


Apple ceases code signing for iOS 9.2.1 after successful iOS 9.3.1 release

04/05/2016, 09:04 pm

Following the rollout of Apple's latest iOS 9.3.1 point release, the company on Tuesday stopped signing code for iOS 9.2.1, meaning users can no longer downgrade to the older operating system version.


Apple fixes iOS exploit that granted access to iPhone 6s Contacts & Photos

04/05/2016, 07:04 pm

Apple allayed customer concerns over a recently discovered iOS bug on Tuesday, noting an exploit that leveraged Siri and 3D Touch to gain unauthorized access to a user's Contacts and Photos has been fixed. However, the apparent server-side Siri update now requires a passcode or Touch ID authentication to search Twitter.


Apple opens official Apple News feed on Twitter to promote stories

04/05/2016, 03:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday inaugurated @applenews, a Twitter feed dedicated to promoting "top stories and great reads" from the Apple News app for iOS.


Starz arrives on iOS, Apple TV as standalone service with $8.99 price tag

04/05/2016, 02:04 pm

No longer will fans of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" be forced to keep a cable subscription or pony up to purchase full seasons, as premium content network Starz has become the latest company to join the on-demand content fray.


Barclays adds Apple Pay support 9 months after UK launch

04/05/2016, 03:04 am

After months of waiting in the wings, Barclays customers in the UK can now provision bank-issued cards for use with Apple Pay on compatible devices, as the bank finally flipped the switch on Apple's mobile payments service.


Siri security flaw on iPhone 6s & 6s Plus grants access to Contacts and Photos without passcode

04/04/2016, 07:04 pm

A newly discovered Siri search handling bug allows nefarious users to bypass passcode protected lock screens on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, granting easy access to Contacts and Photos data. The vulnerability is likely applicable only to a subset of devices, however.


Like Bo, now Apple's Siri knows baseball

04/04/2016, 10:04 am

Apple's new tie-up with Major League Baseball seems to have brought more than dugout cred for the iPad -- the company's virtual assistant, Siri, now has access to a trove of modern-day and historic baseball statistics.


Apple's Siri updated to understand sexual assault queries, provide help

03/31/2016, 07:03 pm

Apple in March updated its Siri virtual assistant to better handle questions about sexual assault and other emergencies, with some queries now leading to responses developed in cooperation with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).