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Topic: iOS

Microsoft Office for iOS overhauled to allow free creating & editing of documents without subscription

11/06/2014, 09:11 am

Dedicated versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, comprising the Microsoft Office suite, are now available for iPhone, based on a unified codebase with their iPad counterparts, and also offering both iPhone and iPad users the ability to create and edit documents for free without an Office 365 subscription.

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New 'WireLurker' malware targets Chinese Apple users, hops from OS X to iOS via USB

11/05/2014, 06:11 pm

Coming less than one week following the discovery of an OS X vulnerability called "Rootpipe," computer security researchers have found a new form of malware dubbed "WireLurker," which infects well-protected iOS devices through OS X.

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EFF ranks Apple's iMessage, FaceTime "best mass market options" for secure messaging, ahead of BlackBerry Messenger, Google Hangouts, Facebook, Microsoft Skype

11/05/2014, 02:11 pm

In its ranking of electronic messaging systems for safety and security, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said no mainstream products passed all of its criteria, but that Apple's iMessage and FaceTime "stood out as the best of the mass-market options."

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Google Maps overhaul coming to iOS with new 'material design' look, OpenTable reservations

11/05/2014, 01:11 pm

Google announced on Wednesday that its popular Maps platform, including the free downloadable iOS application, will receive a major update in the near future, including a new look and new features, such as the ability to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable without leaving the app.

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Unicode consortium looks to bring ethnic diversity to emoji by mid-2015

11/04/2014, 05:11 pm

In a draft proposal published on Monday, the Unicode Consortium revealed a range of emoji skin tone modifiers it plans to roll out as an update to the current standard, finally bringing a dose of ethnic diversity to the ubiquitous pictographs.

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Amazon adds unlimited cloud photo storage for Prime members

11/04/2014, 09:11 am

Subscribers to the $99-per-year Amazon Prime service can now back up their entire photo collection at full resolution, including iPhone photos via a dedicated iOS app.

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Apple releases first iOS 8.1.1 beta to developers with bug fixes

11/03/2014, 11:11 pm

Following the release of OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite beta, Apple on Monday issued the first developer beta for iOS 8.1.1 , the upcoming point release for the company's mobile operating system.

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First wireless chips with Apple HomeKit support now shipping to device manufacturers

11/03/2014, 08:11 pm

Chipmakers Broadcom and Texas Instruments have started shipping out Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips with installed Apple HomeKit firmware, meaning the first wave of HomeKit-enabled devices should hit store shelves soon.

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RunKeeper update adds indoor treadmill tracking, SwiftKey gains 4 new languages

11/03/2014, 01:11 pm

Atheletes who rely on the popular RunKeeper app to track their workouts can now use a new "Stopwatch Mode" for easily entering indoor exercises. In addition, third-party keyboard SwiftKey was updated on Monday with support for four new languages, as well as a handful of improvements and bug fixes.

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Google to resurrect Bump app as "Copresence," like Apple's AirDrop without privacy

11/02/2014, 02:11 pm

Bump, an app developer Google acquired last year, is bouncing back under the codename Copresence, an effort to deliver AirPlay-like file sharing that appears to be deeply integrated with Google+ Hangouts, sparking new privacy concerns.

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Philips Hue connected bulbs now supported by over 200 third-party iOS apps

10/31/2014, 01:10 pm

The popular Philips Hue connected LED lightbulbs reached a new milestone this week, with more than 200 third-party applications for iOS now compatible with the smart home accessory.

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How Apple, Inc. went thermonuclear on Samsung, erasing Android's primary profit center

10/30/2014, 09:10 pm

After failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in years-long legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market.

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First look: Heart rate tracking $199 Microsoft Band connects to Apple's iOS & OS X, will integrate with HealthKit

10/30/2014, 05:10 pm

Microsoft issued a surprise on Thursday when it launched a new hardware product dubbed the Microsoft Band, a fitness-focused wrist-worn device that connects to both iOS and OS X, and will also integrate with Apple's HealthKit service and Health app for iPhone. AppleInsider offers a first look at the new wearable device.

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Apple drops opposition to PCalc iOS calculator widget

10/30/2014, 02:10 pm

Users who want a calculator in their iOS Notification Center can breathe easy after Apple dropped its request to a developer asking it to remove its widget feature.

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Spotify brings its new look to iPad, Skype update lets users save and delete chat photos

10/30/2014, 12:10 pm

Popular music subscription service Spotify updated its official iPad app on Thursday with a new look in line with its iPhone client, while also giving users access to the "Your Music" feature. In addition, Microsoft's Skype for iPhone was also updated with the ability to save and delete photo, as well as a faster chat load time.

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Developers of PCalc, Nomi run afoul of Apple's evolving iOS 8 App Store policies

10/29/2014, 06:10 pm

Apple's platform policies for iOS, OS X and their respective App Stores have occasionally irked developers or even wildly disrupted their businesses. The latest collision involves a retroactive ban on widget calculators and tightened WiFi privacy rules for iOS, as Apple issues new rules for apps using Apple Pay and TestFlight.

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Nike+ Running app updated with Apple HealthKit integration, elevation tracking, more

10/28/2014, 07:10 pm

Nike on Tuesday released a new version of its popular Nike+ fitness app for iOS, bringing integration with Apple's Health app, elevation tracking , enhanced heart rate monitor support and user interface tweaks.

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Apple's iOS 8 adoption finally breaks 50% nearly 6 weeks after launch

10/28/2014, 07:10 pm

After stagnating earlier in October, adoption of Apple's latest iOS 8 mobile operating system has finally cracked the 50 percent barrier and now stands at 52 percent of devices tracked by the iOS App Store.

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Microsoft unveils Office 365 SDK and APIs for iOS app extensibility

10/28/2014, 03:10 am

Microsoft on Tuesday revealed a multi-pronged initiative to supply developers with new Office 365 APIs and open-source SDKs, which can be used to tap into the company's cloud-based productivity platform for deep iOS app integration.

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Alpine launches $800 CarPlay-compatible iLX-007 in-dash receiver

10/27/2014, 12:10 pm

Aftermarket options with support for Apple's CarPlay continue to expand, with Alpine launching a new $800 unit on Monday featuring a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and support for Siri voice commands.

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