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Apple stops iOS 8.2 code signing, prevents downgrades from iOS 8.3

05/04/2015, 04:05 pm

Apple has stopped signing the code for iOS 8.2, meaning that anyone wanting to downgrade from iOS 8.3 through iTunes will no longer be able to do so, accounts indicated on Monday.

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Microsoft prepping Continuity-like features for Windows 10 alongside new flagship handsets - report

05/04/2015, 03:05 pm

Just over a year after closing its acquisition of Nokia's phone division, Microsoft is reportedly set to reenter the high-end handset space with a pair of new Lumia devices that will feature powerful internals and carry the mobile banner for Windows 10.

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Tweetbot updates iOS app with new Twitter 'Quote Tweet' format

05/01/2015, 05:05 pm

Popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot received a small update on Friday with access to Twitter's new "Quote Tweet" format, which embeds tweets in a new message instead of copying a block of text.

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ACLU launches iOS app to record law enforcement encounters

04/30/2015, 07:04 pm

Looking to reduce "over-policing" and surface instances of excessive force, the American Civil Liberties Union of California on Thursday launched a smartphone app that lets users securely document law enforcement encounters.

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Apple Store app for iOS updated with Apple Watch support

04/30/2015, 07:04 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out an updated version of its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Apple Watch, which lets users keep track of orders, pick up purchases, check in to Genius Bar appointments and more.

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Ford details CarPlay integration with SYNC infotainment system

04/30/2015, 06:04 pm

Ford CEO Mark Fields on Thursday offered a few more details about plans to integrate Apple's CarPlay into future vehicles, saying that while support is coming, Ford's SYNC infotainment system will be the star of the show.

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Apple updates iMovie for iOS with fix for incorrectly cropped photos

04/30/2015, 04:04 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, addressing an issue that sometimes caused portrait photos to be cropped incorrectly.

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Apple opens up early access to App Analytics for developers on iTunes Connect

04/30/2015, 03:04 pm

Apple on Thursday offered developers the option to register for the App Analytics beta, opening early access to a feature originally announced at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Microsoft hopes to court iOS apps to Windows 10 with Objective-C support

04/29/2015, 02:04 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to add Objective-C support to its forthcoming Windows 10 platform, a move that will make it easier than ever for iOS developers to port their applications over to the Windows platform.

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iOS 8 adoption cracks 80% mark in latest App Store data

04/29/2015, 12:04 pm

Adoption of iOS 8 among iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners is up to 81 percent of active devices, Apple said on Wednesday in the latest update of its App Store distribution data, measuring traffic from April 27.

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Apple's App Store review delays temporarily ground DJI's new Phantom 3 drone [u]

04/28/2015, 04:04 pm

An apparently lengthy and stringent Apple App Store review process has held up the release of an app required to connect iOS devices to DJI's Phantom 3 drone camera, leading to frustration among owners of the new device.

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MCX partner Best Buy to accept Apple Pay at stores later this year

04/27/2015, 05:04 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the second quarter of 2015, CEO Tim Cook announced big box electronics store Best Buy is now accepting Apple Pay through its app and will roll out in-store support later this year.

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Apple seeds second beta of iOS 8.4 to developers

04/27/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday started seeding a second iOS 8.4 beta to developers, bringing more refinements to the company's future update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

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Discover cards coming to Apple Pay this fall

04/27/2015, 08:04 am

The last of America's four major credit card networks is set to join Apple Pay, as Discover announced Monday that it has struck a deal with Apple to allow its cardmembers access to the iOS-based mobile payments service.

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Apple not guilty of patent infringement with Siri, Chinese court says

04/24/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple has won a decisive victory in a long-running intellectual property fight over Siri in China, as the Beijing Higher People's Court has decided that the company's personal digital assistant does not infringe on patents held by Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology.

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Apple under fire once again for inconsistent App Store rule enforcement

04/23/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple's App Store review policies have found yet another unwanted spotlight after the company allegedly rejected an iOS app update because its developer mentioned Pebble's competing smartwatch in the app's metadata.

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Researchers leverage SSL bug to crash Apple devices over Wi-Fi in 'No iOS Zone' attack

04/22/2015, 10:04 am

A bug in iOS's secure sockets layer (SSL) library could allow an attacker to force apps --or in some cases, the entire device --to crash if users connect to a malicious Wi-Fi hotspot, security researchers demonstrated this week.

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Apple's Safari claims 55% of US mobile browser usage, 10.5% desktop share

04/22/2015, 09:04 am

In March, 55 percent of U.S. mobile Web traffic stemmed from Apple's Safari, although the browser continued to lag behind in the desktop environment, analytics firm StatCounter said on Wednesday.

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Apple job listing confirms plans to bring public transit info to its Maps service

04/21/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple is indeed working on bringing public transit directions back into its Maps apps for iOS and OS X, following a nearly three-year absence since the iPhone maker abandoned data from Google Maps, an official job listing confirmed on Tuesday.

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Some 1,500 iOS apps exposed to serious HTTPS vulnerability, analytics firm says

04/21/2015, 10:04 am

Approximately 1,500 iOS apps are exposed to a vulnerability that could let a hacker bypass HTTPS security and steal passwords and other sensitive data, according to research released on Monday.

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