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Topic: iOS

China's largest private carmaker Geely announces support for Apple's CarPlay

09/10/2015, 06:09 pm

Geely, one of the largest auto manufacturers in China, announced on Thursday that it has inked a deal with Apple to integrate CarPlay into an upcoming compact SUV model, making it the first Chinese automaker to support the infotainment system.


Apple issues first public beta of iOS 9.1 in run-up to official 9.0 release

09/10/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of iOS 9.1, allowing the public to get an early peek at features like expanded Unicode support.


Discover cards to support Apple Pay on Sept. 16 with 10% cash-back offer

09/09/2015, 06:09 pm

Discover on Wednesday officially announced it will begin supporting Apple Pay on Sept. 16, saying that for a limited time customers who use Apple's touchless payments service can earn an extra ten percent Cashback Bonus.


Apple seeds first iOS 9.1 beta to developers, adds new taco, burrito & unicorn emojis

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

In tandem with the GM releases of iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, Apple also issued the first-ever beta of iOS 9.1.


Apple releases iOS 9 GM to developers ahead of Sept. 16 release

09/09/2015, 04:09 pm

Following a huge special event on Wednesday, Apple released the golden master build of iOS 9 for developer testing ahead of an announced public launch date on Sept. 16.


Twitter for iOS update brings iPhone experience to iPad with responsive design

09/09/2015, 12:09 am

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter pushed out an update to its iOS app on Tuesday that features responsive design tweaks, meaning iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners will see a more uniform user experience across their devices.


Apple finds difficulty recruiting AI experts thanks to tough user privacy stance

09/07/2015, 10:09 am

Apple has reportedly set about massively expanding its team of data scientists and artificial intelligence experts, but has found it tough to recruit top minds in the field as the company's privacy policies prevent researchers from getting access to valuable user data.


Firefox for iOS preview launches in New Zealand, to hit App Store by year's end

09/03/2015, 08:09 pm

It appears that Mozilla is making progress with its Firefox for iOS browser, as the company launched a limited trial program in New Zealand to shake out bugs and gather data ahead of a planned worldwide debut later this year.


Apple launches new gaming-centric Twitter account ahead of expected Apple TV refresh

09/03/2015, 07:09 pm

Apple activated a new Twitter account on Thursday dedicated to iOS App Store games and run by App Store editors, a move that some suggest could be tied to gaming capabilities for an expected Apple TV hardware refresh.


Facebook, casual games dominate list of most popular iOS apps of all time

09/02/2015, 08:09 pm

According to fresh statistics from analytics firm App Annie published on Wednesday, social media giant Facebook is responsible for four of the top ten most downloaded iOS apps of all time, with Google and Apple titles in tow.


iOS 9's News app grows to 50 publishers amid Safari ad blocking worries

09/02/2015, 03:09 pm

When its News app launches this fall alongside iOS 9, Apple will have over 50 publishing partners on board, a report revealed on Wednesday.


Google's Android Wear for iOS confirmed incompatible with Apple's HealthKit

09/01/2015, 07:09 pm

In announcing Android Wear for iOS on Monday, Google noted users can track steps, calories and other biometric readings in-app, but failed to confirm HealthKit compatibility. It has since been learned that Google chose not to integrate with Apple's platform, instead opting for its own Google Fit service.


LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

09/01/2015, 05:09 pm

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.


Amazon Prime Video adds offline viewing in iOS update

09/01/2015, 10:09 am

Amazon has raised the bar for functionality in its streaming video race against Netflix, giving iOS users the ability to download movies and television shows to their devices for offline viewing on their iPhone or iPad.


Apple Pay transaction limit increased to 30 pounds in UK

08/31/2015, 10:08 pm

As promised when Apple Pay launched in the UK earlier this year, iPhone and Watch owners can now make touchless payments of up to 30 pounds without entering in a PIN number or signature.


Apple continues enterprise push with new Cisco partnership, will optimize networks for iOS

08/31/2015, 02:08 pm

Corporate users will soon have one more reason to choose Apple's mobile devices over those from other firms, as networking behemoth Cisco is set to team up with the Cupertino company to optimize enterprise networks for iPhones, iPads, and iOS apps.


'KeyRaider' malware harvests 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken iOS devices

08/31/2015, 01:08 pm

A new form of iOS malware making its way around the jailbreak scene has resulted in the theft of credentials linked to at least 225,000 Apple IDs, resulting in fraudulent app purchases and in some cases ransom demands.


Google offers 'short term fix' to help ad publishers bypass Apple's iOS 9 security protocol

08/27/2015, 10:08 pm

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple's upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appearing.


For consumers, Apple's CarPlay takes backseat to practical in-car technology

08/25/2015, 07:08 pm

A study published on Tuesday shows consumers are largely indifferent to high profile automotive infotainment initiatives from Apple and Google, instead exhibiting considerably more interest in practical car technology like blind spot detection and lumbar seat adjustment.


With iOS 8.4.1, Apple patches app sandbox vulnerability that could lead to enterprise data theft

08/20/2015, 12:08 pm

Last week's release of iOS 8.4.1 brought more than just Apple Music fixes -- it also patched a previously undisclosed hole in the app sandbox that made it possible for iOS devices operating in managed environments to unknowingly leak configuration and credential data to other third-party apps.