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Topic: iOS

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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Apple's new iCloud storage plans: Cheap for consumers, even cheaper for developers

06/07/2014, 08:06 am

At this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced a restructuring of its iCloud storage and computing services as part of an apparent bid to stem the tide of user data flowing from iOS and OS X to competitors like Dropbox and Facebook.

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iOS 8 first look video: Spotlight now searches iTunes, movie times, locations & more

06/06/2014, 05:06 pm

With this year's launch of iOS 8, users will be able to access far more content through Spotlight search on their iPhone or iPad than they ever were before, including data from Maps, iTunes and Fandango.

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Craig Federighi kicks off Apple's WWDC 2014 Bash featuring Bastille

06/06/2014, 04:06 pm

After a busy week of sessions, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference has regularly featured a Thursday evening party in Yerba Buena Gardens. This year Apple invited Bastille to perform.

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Apple acquires social search startup Spotsetter focusing on place, restaurant recommendations

06/06/2014, 03:06 pm

Spotsetter, a Silicon Valley startup that analyzes a user's social circle to surface more relevant recommendations for things like places to visit or new restaurants to try, is said to have been acquired by Apple for an unknown sum.

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iOS 8's Photos app gains more editing functions, search, 'Favorites' folder & hidden pics

06/06/2014, 10:06 am

When iOS 8 officially launches this fall, users will gain a number of useful new features in the system's native Photos app, making it easier to sort through large collections and make edits to pictures without having to launch another app.

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Apple, Inc. opens up access to its WWDC developer utopia

06/05/2014, 08:06 pm

For twenty five years, Apple has been holding its Worldwide Developer Conference as an annual resource for its third party software and hardware partners. This year, the company is trying something new: it has invited a select group of observers to share the WWDC experience with everyone else.

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Philips teases concept for Hue smart bulb control widget in iOS 8

06/05/2014, 04:06 pm

Smart LED bulb maker Philips on Thursday offered a preview of what its planned iOS 8 Notification Center widget could look like when running on an iPhone.

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