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Topic: iOS

iOS 11.3 coming this spring with battery and performance settings, ARKit 1.5, new Animoji

01/24/2018, 09:01 am

In a sign that Apple will continue to update iOS regularly instead of withholding features for its next major point-zero release, Apple on Wednesday revealed new features coming to an iOS 11.3 update this spring, including the ability to toggle the power management feature for iPhone models with aging batteries.

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Siri now actively used on more than 500M devices, up from 375M in June

01/24/2018, 12:01 am

Apple buried a tasty tidbit in Tuesday's HomePod press release, revealing that its Siri virtual assistant is being "actively used" on over half a billion devices, a figure up from more than 375 million in June.

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Apple's TestFlight increases cellular data limit to 150MB, support for Smart Invert Colors

01/22/2018, 07:01 pm

Apple on Monday updated its TestFlight beta testing app with a few new features including the ability to download app versions up 150MB in size over cellular connections.

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Apple's iOS 11 installed on 65% of compatible devices, up 6% from December

01/19/2018, 07:01 pm

Apple on Friday updated its developer website with fresh iOS 11 adoption statistics, revealing 65 percent of compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are now running the current generation operating system.

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Apple issues beta 5 for watchOS 4.2.2, beta 6 for macOS 10.13.3, beta 7 for iOS 11.2.5

01/19/2018, 01:01 pm

Three new betas have been released by Apple for developer testing, with new versions of iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3 and watchOS 4.2.2 now available.

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'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' trailer released, 'Hero Academy' sequel hits iPhone and iPad

01/19/2018, 12:01 pm

More details about PortKey Games' second 'Harry Potter' title destined for iOS have surfaced via a new trailer, meanwhile Robot Entertainment has shipped the sequel to 'Hero Academy' on iPhone and iPad, refreshing the original game by switching out asynchronous combat for real-time gameplay.

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Apple revamps App Store Preview web interface with iOS 11 aesthetic

01/18/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a redesign for the App Store web interface, with app searches on Safari, Chrome and other browsers now rendering a bold design aesthetic and elements borrowed from the iOS 11 App Store app.

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How to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum at their current lows on your iPhone with Coinbase

01/17/2018, 03:01 pm

Cryptocurrency volatility has generated sensationalized headlines over the past year, with cyclical valuation drops and surges that make even Apple's stock price look relaxed in comparison. Here's a look at how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum's "Ether" work, and how you can get involved in trading them at their current lows with Coinbase, a popular and easy-to-use iOS app.

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There's a new malicious link that can crash or hang Messages and Safari

01/16/2018, 08:01 pm

Yet another "text bomb" has surfaced, this time in the form of a website that can sometimes cause system crashes or hangups when received through Apple's Messages app on iOS and macOS.

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Watch: Safari 11 Tips and Tricks

01/16/2018, 07:01 pm

Apples web browser, Safari, has been updated to Safari 11 with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra with some pretty impressive updates that might go overlooked by casual users. We round up the best new features in this video.

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Siri learns to play news podcasts automatically

01/16/2018, 07:01 pm

Now you can stay informed about the events of the day without ever touching your phone, thanks to a new podcast tweak to the hands-free mode in Apple's personal digital assistant.

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BMW to charge drivers $80 per year for CarPlay access in 2019

01/16/2018, 07:01 pm

Since 2016, BMW has offered Apple CarPlay integration as a one-time add-on option, but that will soon change, as the German car maker is switching to a subscription model for 2019.

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Apple-owned FileMaker launches ad campaign featuring actors from TV show 'The Office'

01/16/2018, 09:01 am

Apple subsidiary FileMaker has released a new ad campaign touting the custom app development tool, with a video and website featuring cast members from 'The Office' in a mock documentary about a highly successful beet farm powered by a FileMaker-produced app.

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Apple, Tencent find "mutual understanding" over WeChat tips - report

01/15/2018, 06:01 pm

Chinese iPhone users will once again be allowed to send tips - the financial variety - through popular platform app WeChat thanks to a new agreement between Apple and WeChat's parent company.

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Apple features subscription apps offering free trials in new App Store section

01/11/2018, 10:01 pm

Apple recently published a new section to its iOS App Store that throws a spotlight on subscription-based apps offering free trials to new users, a move that plays into the company's wider push toward subscription pricing.

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Rejigged iOS Security Guide details Apple Pay Cash, other iOS 11 improvements

01/11/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple on Thursday unveiled a revised edition of its mobile security white paper, adding details on iOS 11.1 and 11.2 for information security professionals and intellectually curious users.

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Apple's iOS platform advantage in fixing bugs is beating Google's Android

01/11/2018, 11:01 am

Apple is the only PC or smartphone vendor to have full control over the user experience it provides to its customers, thanks to its positioning as an integrated platform vendor. This is a key--often overlooked--advantage for the company that is driving customer satisfaction and trust as well as attracting serious attention from the enterprise at a time when Google's Android is doing neither one.

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Apple servers briefly enabled signing of older iOS firmwares, allowing users to downgrade to earlier versions

01/11/2018, 08:01 am

Apple's servers started to sign older versions of iOS for a number of hours on Wednesday night, an issue that gave iPhone and iPad owners a brief opportunity to downgrade iOS to an earlier release, with some hardware found to be downgradable to iOS 6.

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Siri adds tennis and golf data integration ahead of Australian Open

01/10/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple continued to build out its Siri virtual assistant this week with new data integrations for golf and tennis, additions seemingly timed to coincide with next Monday's start to the Australian Open.

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Private messaging iPhone app Confide develops screenshot-defeating 'ScreenShield'

01/10/2018, 12:01 pm

Secure messaging app Confide has come up with a way to prevent messages appearing in its iOS app from being captured in a screenshot, with the firm also offering its 'ScreenShield' technology in a development kit to help keep messages and other content protected in other apps.

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