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Topic: iOS

App Store growth makes Apple's iTunes business alone more valuable than Xerox, CBS

02/11/2014, 01:02 pm

The explosive growth of Apple's App Stores has made the company's iTunes unit one of the most valuable businesses in the world, driving more revenue than old warhorses like Xerox, CBS, and U.S. Steel.

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'Flappy Bird' developer says game was 'addictive product'

02/11/2014, 06:02 am

In a series of interviews on Tuesday, the developer of former hit indie game "Flappy Bird" Dong Nguyen said he pulled the title from the iOS App Store because playing the game was so addicting that it became "a problem."

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Shazam for iPhone gets redesigned, Chaatz enters the iOS messaging fray with profiles

02/10/2014, 02:02 pm

Popular audio identification app Shazam was updated Monday with a fresh coat of paint and the ability to more quickly access additional content, while Chaatz aims to end messaging fragmentation with a new profile-based app that can separate work from personal contacts.

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Developer of unexpected iOS hit Flappy Bird pulls title from App Store

02/09/2014, 09:02 pm

The developer behind massively popular indie game Flappy Bird removed the app from Apple's iOS App Store on Sunday, saying he 'cannot take this anymore.'

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Apple lowers MFi & Lightning licensing fees, paving way for more affordable iOS accessories

02/07/2014, 07:02 am

Apple last month again pared back the fees it charges third-parties and accessory makers who wish to manufacture official (MFi) electronic accessories, AirPlay audio accessories, and game controllers that connect to its iPods, iPhones, and iPads.

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Apple pulls Bitcoin wallet app Blockchain from iOS App Store

02/06/2014, 12:02 am

Apple on Wednesday removed Blockchain from the App Store due to an "unresolved issue," leaving some 120,000 users of the only iOS-compatible Bitcoin trading and storage app in the lurch.

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Play to Cure: new iOS game lets players help cure cancer as they surf through space

02/05/2014, 12:02 pm

British charity Cancer Research UK on Wednesday released Genes in Space, an intergalactic perpetual flight game for Apple's iOS that leverages users' in-game activity to search out patterns in DNA microarray data.

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First listen: New 'natural-sounding' Siri voices for the U.K., Australia, and Japan

02/04/2014, 04:02 pm

New voice options included in iOS 7.1's latest developer preview make Siri's responses smoother and more lifelike for users in the U.K., Australia, and Japan.

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Apple begins testing new Siri voices in latest iOS 7.1 beta

02/04/2014, 01:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a new beta of the upcoming iOS 7.1 update for developers, bringing new voices for the company's Siri personal digital assistant alongside bug fixes and a new Safari property for web developers.

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Rumor: Apple's next-gen iOS 8 to include 'Healthbook' app for comprehensive health monitoring

01/31/2014, 07:01 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple is working to incorporate a new built-in app dubbed "Healthbook" into its next iOS iteration, with the software able to track everything from food intake to glucose levels.

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Developers protest Candy Crush maker's 'candy' trademark with hackathon

01/31/2014, 01:01 pm

Independent game developers are fighting back against Candy Crush Saga developer King's attempt to prevent other companies from using the words "candy" or "saga" in any game-related context by releasing a flurry of candy-themed games.

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Facebook debuts new 'Paper' reading app, Carrot Fit brings snarky weight tracking to iOS

01/30/2014, 01:01 pm

Social networking giant Facebook is set to give users a new way to explore and discover content both on and off the service with its upcoming Paper app, while Carrot Fit aims to help users lose weight with what the company calls a 'sadistic' approach.

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SwiftKey Note app arrives on Apple's iOS with Evernote integration

01/30/2014, 09:01 am

Popular Android keyboard alternative SwiftKey came to iOS Thursday with the release of SwiftKey Note, a standalone note-taking application that integrates with digital archiving service Evernote.

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Twitter updated with new reply & photo options, Voicemail + offers message transcription

01/29/2014, 03:01 pm

Microblogging service Twitter on Wednesday updated their official iOS app to give users new ways to reply to tweets and interact with photos on the service, while U.K. residents pining for a replacement Apple's Visual Voicemail have a new option in Voicemail +.

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Apple's iPad, iPhone face flagging growth as conventional markets reach saturation

01/29/2014, 11:01 am

Apple faces an uphill battle when it comes to growing sales for its flagship mobile devices as fewer and fewer consumers in traditionally strong markets like the U.S. and Western Europe are left without smartphones or tablets, according to two reports released on Wednesday.

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Gmail for iOS bug may have caused users to accidentally remove messages

01/29/2014, 09:01 am

Google on Wednesday began notifying some users of Gmail's first-party iOS app that they may have inadvertently removed messages they intended to keep thanks to a now-rectified software error.

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Automatic Link 'smart driving assistant' adds iBeacon functionality in software update

01/28/2014, 08:01 pm

Automatic has added iBeacon support to its Automatic Link "smart driving assistant," opening up the possibility for remote payments, granular car location tracking and, of course, enhanced targeted ads.

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Organizational strife said to bedevil Apple's iOS in the Car intiative

01/28/2014, 05:01 pm

Apple's hardware-oriented corporate culture has been responsible for delays that have plagued the rollout of the company's automotive strategy, a new report suggests.

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Apple's iOS in the Car system purportedly enabled in developer simulator, shown on video

01/28/2014, 08:01 am

A YouTube video posted by an iOS developer on Tuesday appears to show the mapping functions of Apple's upcoming iOS in the Car system, with voice-activated destination search and turn-by-turn directions among the features on display.

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Realmac updates Ember image collation apps for iOS and Mac

01/28/2014, 06:01 am

Realmac Software on Tuesday released all-new versions of its image collecting and syncing title Ember, adding annotations to the iOS app and over 50 tweaks and enhancements to the powerful Mac version.

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