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Apple pulls popular Instagram client 'InstaAgent' from iOS App Store after malware discovery

11/10/2015, 06:11 pm

A popular Instagram profile analyzer was on Tuesday pulled from the iOS App Store after being outed as malware by a German developer who found the app harvesting usernames and passwords.

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Apple increases TestFlight beta groups to 2,000 users, 60-day evaluation periods

11/10/2015, 04:11 pm

Apple announced Tuesday that developers can now invite up to 2,000 users to help beta test apps for both iOS and the recently-released tvOS through its TestFlight evaluation tool.

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Google bringing expanded offline maps, navigation to iOS

11/10/2015, 03:11 pm

iPhone owners will soon be able to get the same convenient offline access to maps, navigation information, and point-of-interest data promised to Android users in a future Google Maps update, the search firm said Tuesday.

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Apple issues third betas of iOS 9.2 & OS X 10.11.2, second tvOS 9.2 beta to developers

11/10/2015, 01:11 pm

Registered Apple developers can now access third pre-release beta of iOS 9.2, bringing new features like AT&T NumberSync as well as fixes for iCloud Keychain and Apple Watch pairing, among other improvements. The third beta for OS X 10.11.2 and the second for tvOS 9.2 are also available.

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Tim Cook slams UK spy bill that could require breakable encryption

11/10/2015, 09:11 am

Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Monday voiced staunch opposition to the UK's proposed Investigatory Powers Bill, a measure that would force companies to retain customer data and may require them to install backdoors in any encrypted systems.

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Google buys iOS video app maker Fly Labs to boost Google Photos

11/06/2015, 05:11 pm

Google on Friday announced plans to bolster its Google Photos team with the purchase of Fly Labs, developers behind four iOS apps for making quick video edits on the go.

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Google looking for chip partners to enable Android to compete with Apple's A9 chip

11/05/2015, 08:11 pm

Google has plans for series of chips it wants to co-develop with hardware partners to help standardize Android and make it more computationally competitive with Apple. However, the effort is considered a long shot by people in the chip industry.

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Apple again breaks Touch ID for some iPhone and iPad users with iOS 9.1

11/05/2015, 08:11 pm

A number of iPhone and iPad owners are reporting Touch ID fingerprint recognition and stability issues after updating to the latest version of iOS 9, problems similar to those that cropped up in iOS 8.

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Three new malware strains infect 20k apps, impossible to wipe, only affect Android

11/05/2015, 05:11 pm

A new adware scourge injecting itself into popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter is also "virtually impossible to uninstall," requiring infected users to replace their phones. Because it only affects users of Google's open-store Android app model, the device replacement requirement may accelerate the trend of users switching to iOS.

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Apple releases second public beta of iOS 9.2 with support for AT&T NumberSync

11/04/2015, 01:11 pm

Members of Apple's public beta program were issued a second pre-release build of iOS 9.2 on Wednesday, giving users the ability to test AT&T's forthcoming NumberSync technology for receiving phone calls across devices.

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Apple's iOS 9 now installed on two out of three compatible devices

11/04/2015, 12:11 am

Apple on Tuesday revealed 66 percent of compatible devices are now running iOS 9 thanks to a spike in adoption following last week's update, which brought new emoji support, Live Photos tweaks and bug fixes.

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Team claims $1 million bounty for remotely jailbreaking iOS 9.1 & 9.2

11/03/2015, 04:11 pm

An anonymous team has claimed a $1 million bounty for zero-day exploits in iOS 9.1 and the 9.2 beta, potentially allowing someone to jailbreak an Apple device over the Internet.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 9.2, OS X 10.11.2 to developers

11/03/2015, 01:11 pm

Testing of both iOS 9.2 and OS X 10.11.2 continues, with the second pre-release builds of both platforms issued to registered developers on Tuesday.

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Apple pushes Maps Indoor service to venue owners, limited to high-traffic spots

11/02/2015, 09:11 am

Joined by a new dedicated indoor mapping app, Apple has also begun encouraging large venue owners to sign up for its "Maps Indoor" service, potentially laying the groundwork for advanced indoor step-by-step directions in future iPhone updates.

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Apple indoor positioning app 'Indoor Survey' spotted on iOS App Store

11/02/2015, 12:11 am

Apple could be on the verge of releasing its first dedicated indoor positioning app for iPhone, as a seemingly legitimate, albeit non-operational, first party app called "Indoor Survey" was spotted in the iOS App Store on Sunday.

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Daniel Craig resisted Android phone placement in "Spectre" because "James Bond only uses the best"

11/01/2015, 06:11 pm

Internal Sony communications indicated that "Spectre" star Daniel Craig and the movie's director Sam Mendes were both opposed to multimillion dollar product placements for Sony or Samsung Android phones because it could tarnish the suave image of James Bond.

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Majority of Google Play reviews for Apple's Android Beats Pill+ app are abusive

10/30/2015, 06:10 pm

Google has struggled to attract a fraction of iOS' top-tier commercial app development for its own Android platform. The abusive language allowed in Google Play--for reviews of products the reviewer hasn't even downloaded--highlight another reason why so few developers take Android seriously as a platform.

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Apple launches new Beats Pill+ apps for iOS and Android

10/29/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple on Thursday issued its first ever synchronized iOS and Android app release in a remote control and setup app for its Beats Pill+, the first Bluetooth speaker to come out of Beats since the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.

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Apple ceases iOS 9.0.2 code signing after iOS 9.1 release

10/29/2015, 07:10 pm

Following the release of iOS 9.0.2 last week, Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 9.1 on compatible devices, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system version.

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Google to fold Chrome OS, Android together into new OS strategy for 2017

10/29/2015, 07:10 pm

After two years of exploration work, Google is said to be "folding" its web-based Chrome OS into its mobile Android platform, creating a single operating system strategy that it expects to unveil in 2017.

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