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Apple restricts iOS 10 to iPhone 5, 4th-gen iPad or newer [u]

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Following a debut onstage at WWDC 2016, Apple seeded the first beta version of iOS 10 to developers on Monday with support limited to iPhones, iPads and iPod touch models powered by the company's A6 system-on-chip and better.

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iOS 10 to offer voicemail transcription, new API for third-party VoIP apps

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Looking to improve the calling functions on iOS devices, Apple on Monday announced iOS 10 features like voicemail transcriptions, and a new API for third-party VoIP apps, allowing them to behave more like regular iPhone calls.

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iOS 10, watchOS 3 & macOS Sierra betas debut for developers today, public testers in July

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Before they launch for free this fall, Apple's next-generation platforms will be available in beta form starting today for registered developers. Members of Apple's public beta program will also be able to test the future of iOS and macOS starting in July.

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Apple brings coding to the iPad with Swift Playground

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Introduced as a new way for children to learn how to code, Apple will bring its Swift programming language to iPad with Swift Playground, a touch-friendly way for beginners to grasp the basics.

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Apple debuts 'Home' app for HomeKit device control

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple introduced a dedicated "Home" iOS app at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, finally introducing a manual control interface for HomeKit accessories to iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

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iOS 10 Messages gain rich links, 3X bigger emojis, bubble effects & third-party app integration

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

As the most-used app on iOS, Apple's Messages will receive a major overhaul in the upcoming iOS 10 update, including a number of emoji-related enhancements, dynamic text bubbles, and rich links with images automatically integrated into chats. Third-party developers will also be able to tap into and expand iMessages with their own creations

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Apple Maps opens up to developers with extensions, Apple Music gets redesign in iOS 10

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple's Maps and Music services will gain new functionality and and new looks with the upcoming launch of iOS 10, the company announced at WWDC on Monday. In particular, Maps will gain in-app functionality with third-party extensions, while Music has a cleaner design that simplifies playback and discovery.

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Apple opens Siri up to developers with third-party SDK

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced a third-party SDK for its Siri virtual assistant, opening up voice control options for developers integration.

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Apple's iOS 10 revamps lock & home screen with widgets, adds face & scene recognition to Photos

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Two of the fundamental components of iOS -- the lock screen and home screen --are getting a fresh look starting with iOS 10, giving users quick access to information and data with minimal interaction needed. In addition, enhancements to Photos will make it easier to find and group pictures and videos.

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Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

06/12/2016, 09:06 pm

On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.

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Siri response raises hopes for 'dark mode' in iOS 10

06/12/2016, 06:06 pm

A curious response from Apple's Siri indicates the virtual assistant will soon support "dark mode" settings, suggesting forthcoming integration with OS X, or a highly anticipated introduction of dark mode functionality on iOS.

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Apple rumored to announce Apple Pay for the web at WWDC 2016

06/10/2016, 05:06 pm

Building on rumors claiming Apple Pay would see website integration this year, a report on Friday says Apple is planning to officially announce the new payment feature at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote next week.

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Apple needs a reuse plan for 100s of millions of old iPhones: iOSR

06/10/2016, 04:06 pm

As Apple prepares to show off its latest iOS 10 at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, it faces a purported threat of Peak iPhone sales, potentially complicated by a lengthening replacement cycle for new smartphones. But there's also another problem: how to recycle or otherwise manage the increasingly large volume of old iPhones it has already sold. The problem itself could offer a solution: a second life for old iPhones.

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Facebook for iOS updates with support for uploading 360-degree photos

06/10/2016, 12:06 pm

The latest update to Facebook's iOS app lets users upload 360-degree photos directly from their iPhone or iPad, according to the social network.

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Developers can gate apps behind subscriptions, within limits, Apple says

06/10/2016, 09:06 am

Incoming App Store policies will not only allow any app to offer a subscription, but in many cases enable developers to gate all of their content behind one, according to Apple.

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Spotify says Apple's App Store changes omit 'price flexibility,' customer data

06/09/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's planned changes to the App Store still don't address some fundamental problems, a Spotify executive said on Thursday, hinting that the music service's in-app subscription fees are likely to remain unchanged.

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WWDC 2016: Apple's Siri and the future of voice vs. Amazon's Alexa Echo, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana

06/09/2016, 10:06 am

While a variety of tech commentators have played up a dramatic "voice-first" rivalry ostensibly led by the Amazon Echo, a yet-unreleased Google Home and Microsoft's Cortana (and apparently miserably trailed by Apple's Siri), real data shows that's not actually the case.

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Apple Maps transit directions come to Atlanta, Miami & UK's National Rail

06/09/2016, 09:06 am

Apple on Thursday expanded the availability of Maps transit directions to the US cities of Atlanta and Miami, and to National Rail lines in the United Kingdom.

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Apple announces it will offer App Store subscriptions to all apps, take smaller 15% cut

06/08/2016, 01:06 pm

In the near future, Apple will be shifting to a new revenue sharing model for apps -- one that more heavily favors subscription services than one-time or in-app purchases, marketing head Phil Schiller revealed on Wednesday. The company also plans to begin allowing search ads in the App Store this fall.

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UberPOOL for iPhone adds estimated arrival time, promises $2 credit if you're late

06/08/2016, 09:06 am

iPhone users looking to save money on an Uber ride in L.A. can now view estimated arrival times for the company's UberPOOL option, and they'll even receive a $2 credit toward their next trip if the ETA is missed.

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