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Topic: iOS

Microsoft debuts early, open-sourced Windows Bridge for iOS

08/06/2015, 04:08 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released an early version of Windows Bridge for iOS, a set of tools that will allow developers to port iOS apps to Windows.

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Apple seeds fifth iOS 9, watchOS 2 betas to developers, third public iOS 9 beta [u]

08/06/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released a fifth beta of iOS 9 to developers, arriving a little over two weeks after the previous one. The company simultaneously released a matching beta of watchOS 2.

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Stanford's ResearchKit-powered MyHeart Counts app goes international with UK, Hong Kong release

08/06/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple's ResearchKit platform is now collecting medical study data outside the U.S. for the first time after Stanford's MyHeart Counts app --created in collaboration with England's University of Oxford --opened its doors to participants in the UK and Hong Kong.

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Adidas buys fitness app maker Runtastic for $239 million

08/05/2015, 02:08 pm

Runtastic, makers of one of the most popular fitness-focused apps on Apple's App Store, announced on Wednesday that they have been acquired by athletic apparel company Adidas for a reported $239 million.

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First look: DJI's new $799 Phantom 3 Standard flying camera drone

08/05/2015, 07:08 am

DJI on Wednesday launched a new low-end addition to its Phantom 3 drone lineup in the form of the $799 Phantom 3 Standard, featuring a 2.7K high-definition camera and live iOS connectivity. AppleInsider went hands-on with the prototype hardware before its announcement, and offers an exclusive first-look.

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Flabbergastingly insecure: Google's Android is the new Flash

07/31/2015, 03:07 pm

Several years ago, Steve Jobs called out Adobe Flash as a trainwreck of security and performance problems, garnering him contempt from industry players deeply invested in the software platform. Today, Google's Android platform is getting same brutal appraisal, but it's coming from Android's own fans.

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Apple supplies second beta of iOS 8.4.1 to developers

07/30/2015, 01:07 pm

The second pre-release beta of iOS 8.4.1, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Apple's mobile operating system, was provided to developers on Thursday.

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iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory without making your iPhone forget it

07/30/2015, 12:07 pm

Starting with iOS 9, Apple has made it possible to disconnect an iPhone from a Bluetooth device without the need to "forget" the wireless accessory, making it easier to reconnect without going through the pairing process again.

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Latest Android security exploit could leave more than half of current devices 'dead' & unusable

07/30/2015, 09:07 am

Yet another serious Android security issue was publicized this week, with the latest exploit rendering devices "lifeless," and said to affect more than half of units currently on the market.

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First Volkswagen models with CarPlay support to arrive at dealerships this week

07/29/2015, 09:07 pm

After promising support for Apple's CarPlay infotainment system earlier this year, Volkswagen on Wednesday announced the first compatible 2016 model year cars will hit showroom floors this week.

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Yahoo debuts Livetext silent video messaging app

07/29/2015, 05:07 pm

As expected, Yahoo on Wednesday officially announced a new messaging service called Livetext that features live two-way video chats for mobile device users, but with a twist.

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iOS 9 tips: Manually enable Low Power Mode to maximize your iPhone's battery life

07/29/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple's upcoming operating system update does a great deal to automatically improve efficiency and extend battery life. But if a user knows that they have a long day ahead of them, they can manually enable iOS 9's new "Low Power Mode" at any point to maximize their iPhone's uptime.

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'Stagefright' vulnerability compromises Android phones with 1 text message, may affect 950M devices

07/28/2015, 03:07 pm

A newly discovered security issue in the Android mobile operating system dubbed "Stagefright" has been called one of the worst vulnerabilities to date, and could present a critical issue for some 95 percent of devices in users' hands.

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Inside iOS 9: Notification Center streamlined with app alerts sorted by date, Apple Watch battery widget, new iPad view

07/28/2015, 11:07 am

A number of small but significant tweaks to the Notification Center in iOS 9 have made Apple's catch-all drop down menu more useful and efficient, including an easier way to remove all app notifications on a daily basis.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's Maps app gets smarter with automatic directions based on user habits

07/27/2015, 12:07 pm

A major focus for Apple in building iOS 9 is making it even easier to access the information you need, in part by predicting what you want before you unlock your phone. One way the upcoming operating system update will do that is by knowing when you get into your car, and predicting where you're probably planning to drive.

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App Store puts 100 iOS titles on sale for 99 cents, YouTube app updated with 'vertical video' support

07/23/2015, 10:07 pm

In a pair of iOS App Store developments on Thursday, Apple put a collection of 100 titles up for sale priced at 99 cents each, while Google updated YouTube for iOS to make the "vertical video" viewing experience a bit more bearable.

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Honda says CarPlay to share dash space with Android Auto in 2016 Accord

07/23/2015, 06:07 pm

Honda on Thursday announced that the 2016 model year Accord will be its first car to support CarPlay, making good on a promise from March of last year to bring Apple's iOS-powered infotainment platform to its auto lineup.

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Apple celebrates 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with App Store collection

07/23/2015, 06:07 pm

Observing 25 years of the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, Apple is profiling a collection of accessibility apps expressly designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues.

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Sales of Apple's iOS devices now equal total Windows PC sales

07/23/2015, 11:07 am

Sales of Apple's iOS lineup -- comprised of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -- has now matched annual sales of devices running the ubiquitous Microsoft Windows platform.

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How normal people get their photos featured in Apple's ads and wallpapers for iOS, OS X

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

One of the things that has defined Apple for the past decade is its dedication to and admiration for photography, whether it's improving the iPhone's camera or creating advertising campaigns centered around famous images. Here's how the company selects the images that it features on billboards, in commercials, and on your desktop.

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