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Topic: iOS

Apps: 5by video suggestions, Moodies emotion analysis, SwiftKey gesture note taking

01/23/2014, 02:01 pm

Thursday saw 5by's personalized video recommendation service and Moodies' long-awaited verbal emotion analysis enter the App Store fray, while a new report suggested that a SwiftKey-enabled note taking app could soon makes its own debut.

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Apple says working on fix for random iOS 7 crashing issue

01/22/2014, 06:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed it is working on a fix for an issue that causes devices running iOS 7 to randomly crash and reboot; a problem seen by many users since the mobile operating system debuted in September.

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Users may be weakest link in Apple ID, iOS security chain

01/22/2014, 05:01 pm

While Apple's robust security practices have made malware a virtual non-factor, iOS device owners should still take care to ensure that they themselves don't become the weak link in the security chain.

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Pocket adds AirPlay support, Facebook tests mobile ads in third-party apps

01/22/2014, 03:01 pm

Popular 'DVR for the web' app Pocket was updated Wednesday to add support for AirPlaying saved videos to Apple TV, while social media behemoth Facebook announced a mobile ad pilot program that may be the company's first step toward competing with Apple's iAds.

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Apple's iOS edges out Android in mobile ad traffic, dominates in revenue

01/21/2014, 07:01 pm

For the fourth quarter of 2013, Apple held an impressive lead over rival OS Android in mobile advertising marketshare, says Opera Mediaworks, but more importantly the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch combined to net 55 percent of all ad revenue for the period.

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Apple's Phil Schiller plugs security report showing 99% of mobile malware targets Android

01/21/2014, 03:01 pm

Apple's marketing chief took to Twitter on Tuesday to promote the 2014 edition of Cisco's Annual Security Report, presumably in a bid to draw attention to the report's finding that 99 percent of mobile device-targeted malware is directed at Android.

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Beats Music subscription Internet radio service launches with iOS app

01/21/2014, 02:01 am

Beats on Tuesday launched an iOS app for its eponymous Internet radio service slated to officially start operations later today, adding yet another music streaming option from which iPhone and iPod touch owners can choose.

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VLC for iOS gets Google Drive downloads, Dropbox streaming in update

01/20/2014, 07:01 pm

Popular multimedia content viewer VLC on Monday received a substantial update with a new-for-iOS 7 UI, an improved library and hooks into Google Drive and Dropbox.

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Apple provides iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers

01/20/2014, 01:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday released the fourth beta of iOS version 7.1 to developers with a fix for a message sending bug, while other issues from previous versions remain unaddressed.

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Review: SteelSeries Stratus portable wireless gaming controller for iPhone & iPad

01/19/2014, 01:01 pm

The SteelSeries Stratus is the first Apple-sanctioned, completely wireless gaming controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 7. It comes in a super-portable size that's great for travel while still managing to pack in a full complement of buttons, but its diminutive form factor sacrifices some levels of comfort, while its high $100 price tag may be hard to justify.

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Following security controversy, Starbucks patches iOS app with new 'safeguards'

01/17/2014, 07:01 am

Starbucks on Friday quickly responded to criticism after it was discovered that its iOS payment app does not encrypt users' login information, with a new update that promises additional "safeguards" for customers.

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FTC commissioner says in-app purchase punishment against Apple 'has no foundation'

01/16/2014, 02:01 pm

One member of the Federal Trade Commission believes the regulatory body's decision to slap Apple with a $32.5 million consent decree over accidental in-app purchases was without merit, and stated his case in a public dissenting opinion.

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Starbucks' iOS app found to store user credentials in plain text [u]

01/16/2014, 09:01 am

Coffee megachain Starbucks is under fire over their data security practices after it was discovered that the company's iOS payment app does not encrypt customers' login information.

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Briefly: Apple updates WWDC 2013 app to fix login and video issues [ux2]

01/15/2014, 10:01 pm

More than half a year after Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference ended, the company has released an update to the official WWDC iOS app to fix an issue where developers were unable to watch videos.

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Google Play Movies & TV now available for iOS

01/15/2014, 05:01 pm

Google on Wednesday released an iOS version of the company's Google Play Movies & TV, granting users playback and streaming access to content purchased online or on an Android device.

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Apple agrees to pay $32.5M in refunds, settling App Store in-app purchase lawsuit with US government

01/15/2014, 11:01 am

Apple and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday that the two sides have reached a $32.5 million settlement, bringing to an end a lawsuit over the ease with which children could rack up costly bills through in-app purchases on the iOS App Store.

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Umoove app brings head tracking to iOS, Horizon adds orientation-independent video capture

01/14/2014, 05:01 pm

Two novel new apps hit the iOS App Store this week --Umoove Experience demonstrates Umoove's new head tracking technology with a simple game and Horizon helps iOS device owners capture video in landscape no matter the device's orientation.

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Mobile app use surged 115% in 2013, messaging & social apps saw most growth

01/13/2014, 12:01 pm

Led by an explosion in use of messaging and social applications, mobile apps for smartphones like Apple's iPhone saw a 115 percent increase in overall usage in 2013, according to new data.

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Apple debuts new iPad Air ad highlighting real users' stories

01/12/2014, 05:01 pm

Expanding upon the "Life on iPad" video released at the launch of iPad Air, Apple has created a second spot profiling real use cases of its tablets, ranging from scientific exploration to medicine, music, filmmaking and sports.

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Teo Bluetooth padlock lets you secure school lockers, chains & gates with Apple's iPhone

01/11/2014, 04:01 pm

The humble padlock has hardly changed for thousands of years, but AppleInsider recently talked to one company who believes they can make a better one --by using your iPhone as the key.

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