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Futuremark analysis debunks rumor that Apple slows older iPhones down on purpose with iOS updates

10/06/2017, 03:10 pm

Benchmarking firm Futuremark has weighed in on claims that Apple is intentionally slowing down older iPhones to encourage upgrades, with analysis of benchmark results indicating iPhones maintain their performance over time instead of deteriorating.

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Video: Apple TV 4K and the SteelSeries Nimbus controller brings tvOS gaming back to life

10/06/2017, 11:10 am

The new Apple TV 4K is now available and thanks to an ultra-powerful A10X Fusion CPU, it can output beautiful images with both High Dynamic Range and 4K resolution. Though Apple is touting higher quality movies and video with 4K HDR support, the new processor promises huge potential in terms of gaming.

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Apple shows off vampires, fairies, & other new emoji coming in next week's iOS 11.1 betas

10/06/2017, 08:10 am

Apple on Friday took the unusual approach of revealing some of the emoji coming to next week's public and developer betas of iOS 11.1, as well as upcoming versions of macOS and watchOS.

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Zillow to offer easy 3D house tour creation, viewing with new iPhone app

10/05/2017, 08:10 pm

House hunting app Zillow is working on a new iOS app that will allow real estate professionals and homeowners to easily create 3D house tours using an iPhone, media designed to expedite house rentals and purchases.

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Apple allowed Uber use of API to record iPhone screens, feature to be removed

10/05/2017, 05:10 pm

Security researchers recently discovered Uber's app leveraged a powerful API to record users' iPhone screens in a bid to improve interoperability with its Apple Watch app, a permission only Apple could grant.

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Apple ceases iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11 code signing following iOS 11.0.2 update

10/04/2017, 08:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 10.3.3 and the first version of iOS 11, preventing users from installing potentially vulnerable legacy operating systems in favor of the latest iOS 11.0.2 update.

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Netflix's free 'Stranger Things: The Game' offers retro-themed hype for upcoming season 2

10/04/2017, 11:10 am

With a retro art design harkening back to the heyday of console gaming, the new and free "Stranger Things: The Game" leans heavily on nostalgia, just like the blockbuster series on which it is based.

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Sonos announces support for Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless standard coming in 2018

10/04/2017, 10:10 am

Speaker maker Sonos on Wednesday announced that it will create an open platform, not only giving any music services access to its hardware, but also integrating with Apple's forthcoming AirPlay 2 wireless standard.

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Apple testing Google DoubleClick ad serving in News app, report says

10/03/2017, 08:10 pm

A report this week claims Apple is allowing select publishers to insert ads from Google's DoubleClick For Publishers into News app pages, an unexpected strategy shift that could lead to better monetization options for the iOS content aggregator.

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Apple employees begin testing Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.1 beta

10/03/2017, 05:10 pm

Apple employees are reportedly testing Apple Pay Cash, the company's take on peer-to-peer payments, as part of an internal evaluation of the service ahead of an anticipated release later this fall.

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MLB testing iPhone, Apple Watch NFC technology for contactless ticketing

10/03/2017, 02:10 am

Major League Baseball on Monday announced the Oakland Athletics recently trialled a contactless ticketing system that relies on Apple NFC assets to let customers enter the stadium with the tap of an iPhone or Apple Watch.

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Apple posts ARM-compatible source code for XNU kernels in iOS & macOS

10/02/2017, 09:10 am

Apple has silently released ARM-ready source code for the XNU kernels found in iOS and macOS, marking a first for iOS, and possibly showing off some of the groundwork for Macs with ARM-based processors.

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Google Drive for iOS updated to make stored documents accessible in Files app

09/29/2017, 04:09 pm

Google has updated its Google Drive app for iOS to fully integrate the cloud storage service with the Files app introduced in iOS 11, with the latest version of Google's app making it possible to access and manage documents and photos stored on Google's servers.

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thatgamecompany's 'Flower' blooms on iPhone, iPad for $4.99 ahead of next title, 'Sky'

09/28/2017, 03:09 pm

Popular and former PlayStation-exclusive game "Flower" has made the leap to Apple's iOS, debuting on the App Store Thursday for $4.99, before developer thatgamecompany launches its next title, "Sky," exclusively on iOS and tvOS this fall.

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Apple seeds first public betas of iOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1 & tvOS 11.1

09/28/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple has released initial public betas iOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1, giving the broader public a chance to test out new features and bugfixes.

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LIFX Tile Kit boasts highly customizable LED panels with HomeKit support

09/27/2017, 12:09 pm

Smartbulb producer LIFX has introduced another way to light up a room, with the Tile wall panels able to change color into a variety of different light patterns, all of which can be controlled via the company's companion app or through smarthome frameworks, including Apple's HomeKit.

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Apple squashes iOS 11 bugs with quick release of iOS 11.0.1

09/26/2017, 01:09 pm

Just a week after iOS 11 was launched to the public, Apple has quickly followed up with iOS 11.0.1, a small update intended to address bugs and fix various issues with the software.

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Tips: Turn off iOS 11 Smart Punctuation to avoid data entry problems

09/26/2017, 09:09 am

An unexpected side effect of Apple's new Smart Punctuation feature in iOS 11 has manifested and is causing some problems with apps that use Core Data to store strings. Here's how to turn off Smart Punctuation, and why you might want to for now.

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New levels, character coming to 'Super Mario Run' with 50% discount

09/25/2017, 09:09 am

Nintendo is preparing to release a major update to 'Super Mario Run' on September 29, with the Friday upgrade introducing new content to the iOS platform game, including a new game mode and playable character, with a discount implementing at the time of the update's release cutting the price of unlocking the full game in half.

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Singapore government to trial Apple Pay for public transport in 2018

09/22/2017, 10:09 pm

A small number of commuters in Singapore will soon be able to use their iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for train and bus rides, as the country's Land Transit Authority plans to launch a pilot program involving Apple Pay in 2018.

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