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Topic: iOS

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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Sunrise Calendar goes universal, Confide brings off-the-record messaging to Apple's iOS

01/09/2014, 01:01 pm

Social scheduling app Sunrise Calendar has been updated to add native iPad support, while new messaging entry Confide enables Snapchat-like disappearing text messages.

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Spotify rolls out subscription-free 'Shuffle play' mode for iOS

01/08/2014, 12:01 pm

Swedish music streaming service Spotify on Wednesday released an update to its iPhone and iPad apps that officially enables new subscription-free streaming features the company promised last month.

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IK Multimedia brings spatial gesture controls to iOS with 'iRing'

01/08/2014, 10:01 am

Using a combination of wearable rings and custom software, IK Multimedia's new iRing system allows iOS apps to recognize and respond to mid-air gestures in much the same way as product like Microsoft's Kinect motion controller.

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Yahoo launches news aggregation and summary app 'News Digest' for iOS

01/07/2014, 06:01 pm

In tandem with its keynote at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Yahoo announced 'News Digest,' a new iOS app that aggregates, condenses and delivers the day's top news to users twice a day.

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Signal announces 'RP One' full-size Bluetooth game controller for Apple's iOS devices

01/07/2014, 02:01 pm

Mobile accessory maker Signal entered the quickly-expanding Made for iPhone game controller race Tuesday with the RP One, a "pro style" controller that connects to Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch over Bluetooth.

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Apple releases third beta of iOS 7.1 with iCloud, audiobook fixes

01/07/2014, 01:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday supplied developers with its third pre-release beta of iOS 7.1, a forthcoming update for its mobile operating system, with the latest build bringing fixes for creating a new iCloud account, as well as playing back audio books.

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Apple's 3D recording concept could allow user-generated 'street views' in Maps

01/07/2014, 11:01 am

Apple was awarded a patent this week for a concept that could allow users to crowd-source street-level, three-dimensional mapping data by simply taking pictures on their iPhones and sharing them with the world.

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Apple announces App Store sales topped $10 billion in 2013

01/07/2014, 08:01 am

In the midst of hype for new gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show, Apple on Tuesday issued a press release to announce that sales from the App Store topped $10 billion in 2013, with $1 billion spent by customers in December alone.

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Apps no longer differentiator in iOS vs. Android war, services next battleground

01/06/2014, 08:01 pm

A new study from investment bank Piper Jaffray suggests app quality on Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems has equalized, pushing the two tech giants toward a race for better built-in services.

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US grocery chains rolling Apple's iBeacon tech out to dozens of stores

01/06/2014, 05:01 pm

Starting Monday, dozens of grocery stores in three major cities across the U.S. saw the rollout of Apple's iBeacon technology, allowing customers to receive location-specific data, such as relevant coupons, while they shop.

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