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Topic: iOS

Why Apple, Inc. is keeping the identity of many of its 23 recent acquisitions a secret

03/01/2014, 05:03 pm

Apple has acquired at least 23 firms over the last five quarters, but the purpose--and even the identity--of some of them remains a mystery. This is no accident.

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Apple to announce 'iOS in the Car' tie up with Ferrari, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz next week

02/28/2014, 08:02 pm

Apple is rumored to be prepping an official announcement relating to its "iOS in the Car" initiative, with one report claiming the company will reveal the first three automakers to implement the technology next week.

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Popular messaging app imo.im to end support for third-party IM networks starting Mar. 3

02/28/2014, 08:02 pm

In emails sent out to users on Friday, imo announced that it will be discontinuing support for all third-party instant messaging networks to focus on a build-out of its own platform.

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Moga teases new Bluetooth game controller for Apple's iOS ahead of possible March unveiling

02/28/2014, 11:02 am

Mobile gaming accessory company Moga is set to add a wireless Bluetooth option to its iOS game controller lineup at next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco after offering a glimpse of the new device in a teaser image.

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Google Hangouts updated with iPad and iOS 7 optimization, new video options

02/27/2014, 09:02 pm

Google on Thursday updated its all-in-one Hangouts messaging app, bringing optimizations for Apple's latest iOS 7, new features for iPad and overall usability enhancements.

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Apple touts secure design of iOS as Google chief admits Android is best target for malicious hackers

02/27/2014, 06:02 pm

Speaking at Mobile World Conference, Google's new Android chief Sundar Pichai admitted that security plays second fiddle to "freedom" in the design and implementation of Google's mobile operation system, exposing Android users to an overwhelming, disproportionate share of malware vulnerabilities.

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ABC will live stream Oscars to iOS devices for first time, but with restrictions

02/27/2014, 05:02 pm

ABC on Thursday announced that it will be live streaming the 86th Academy Awards to the Web and mobile devices, including Apple's iOS lineup, but plans to limit access to subscribers of certain pay-TV providers in specific areas of the country.

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Instapaper adds AirPlay support, Readdle redesigns Documents for iOS

02/27/2014, 01:02 pm

Users of popular save-for-later app Instapaper can now stream saved videos directly to their television with Apple's AirPlay, while all-in-one document management app Documents has been redesigned with a flat, iOS 7-inspired user interface.

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Apple clears hurdles for large-scale iOS device deployment with updated IT tools

02/26/2014, 07:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday revealed a variety of changes and additions to its iOS device deployment and management tools for IT professionals in a bid to streamline mass deployments for large enterprise and education institutions.

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iOS 7.0.6 adoption in North America reached 13.3% within 48 hours - report

02/26/2014, 03:02 pm

New mobile tracking data shows that within two days of its release, Apple's iOS 7.0.6 security and maintenance update -- which repaired a potentially critical SSL-related bug -- was already installed on more than 13 percent of iPhones and iPads in North America.

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FCC's debuts iOS speed test app to map performance of U.S. broadband services

02/25/2014, 08:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday released a broadband speed test tool for iOS that not only provides instant feedback on current network health, but also aggregates anonymized speed and location data to maintain a nationwide performance map.

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Candy Crush developer withdraws US trademark application for word 'candy'

02/25/2014, 04:02 pm

King, the company behind popular iOS game Candy Crush, has abandoned its controversial pursuit of ownership of the term "candy" in the U.S., and has officially withdrawn its trademark application.

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Disney Movies Anywhere allows users to bypass Apple's store for iTunes content, comes with free movie

02/25/2014, 08:02 am

iOS device owners interested in keeping and viewing their catalog of digital Disney movies all in one place, as well as buying new titles through Apple without even needing to launch the iTunes Store, can download the new, free Disney Movies Anywhere application, which comes with a free digital copy of Pixar's "The Incredibles."

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Purported iOS 'flaw' lets nefarious apps secretly log keystrokes in background

02/25/2014, 02:02 am

In a blog post late Monday, network security firm FireEye claims to have discovered a new iOS "flaw" that allows a nefarious app to log touch events and button presses in the background, then send the data off to a remote server.

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Apple's failure to pay for favorable media coverage flies in the face of Samsung's payola

02/23/2014, 02:02 pm

Slanted media reports targeting Apple appear to be directly connected to the company's failure to pay for more favorable coverage in the model of Samsung. It doesn't appear to be affecting Apple's sales or profits, however.

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Microsoft to reportedly cut Windows pricing by 70% as Apple, Google eat PC marketshare

02/21/2014, 10:02 pm

As the mobile device market -- led by device from Apple and Google -- continues to devour traditional PC marketshare, Microsoft is reportedly looking cheaper Windows licensing fees in a bid to stop the hemorrhaging.

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U.S. Air Force deploys 5,000 Apple iOS devices to replace BlackBerrys ahead of phaseout

02/21/2014, 07:02 pm

The U.S. Air Force announced earlier in February that it will be swapping out some 5,000 BlackBerry devices for Apple's iPhone and iPad, with the move being a first step in the eventual retirement of all BlackBerry products carried by USAF personnel.

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Apple releases iOS 7.0.6 with fix for SSL connection verification, rolls out Apple TV Software Update [u]

02/21/2014, 01:02 pm

Apple on Friday issued a minor update for its mobile operating system, with iOS 7.0.6 fixing an issue with SSL connection verification.

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Apple expands Apple ID two-step verification to more countries

02/21/2014, 12:02 am

Apple on Thursday rolled out its two-step authentication system, including verification via SMS, for Apple ID users in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain.

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Fleksy gesture-based keyboard SDK now available to all iOS developers

02/20/2014, 08:02 am

Just over two months after launching a new SDK for their gesture-based keyboard into beta, Fleksy on Thursday announced that the free program is now open to all developers and that a slew of new apps have come on board.

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