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Topic: iOS

Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

06/22/2016, 07:06 am

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.


Apple Pay gains support from 44 new US banks and credit unions

06/21/2016, 09:06 pm

As part of continued efforts to build out its Apple Pay payments platform, Apple on Tuesday announced support for 44 new bank and credit unions serving U.S. customers.


Apple leaves iOS 10 beta kernel unencrypted in potential bug discovery effort

06/21/2016, 07:06 pm

In a bold move -- or an egregious error -- Apple has left the kernel of its recently released iOS 10 beta exposed, laying bare potentially exploitable security flaws ahead of a wide public release this fall.


Inside iOS 10: New 'Bedtime' feature helps you get a proper night's sleep

06/21/2016, 02:06 pm

As part of a greater focus on user health, Apple has introduced new alarms in iOS 10 for sleep, reminding users when to go to bed for a full night of rest, and also keeping track of their sleeping habits.


Former Apple employees reveal iPhone-connected aftermarket car backup camera

06/21/2016, 12:06 pm

Bryson Gardner, Joseph Fisher and Brian Sander think that cars should be upgraded like software. That's why the three ex-Apple employees founded Pearl Automation Inc., a company that announced a new iPhone-connected backup camera this week.


New rules may put up barriers to games on Apple's App Store in China

06/21/2016, 10:06 am

Developers looking to publish games on Apple's Chinese App Store will reportedly face a tougher time starting July 1, when all new mobile games must be pre-approved by the Chinese government.


More evidence of iOS 10 'dark mode' emerges, hints at cellular toggle in Control Center

06/20/2016, 05:06 pm

Further explorations of iOS 10's code may back expectations that the mobile OS will get a "dark mode" in later betas, and/or a cellular connection toggle in its Control Center.


Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch allows renaming folders, clearing all notifications, sharing apps

06/20/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's pressure sensitive 3D Touch technology expands in small but meaningful ways with iOS 10, including the ability to quickly rename app folders, or clear all alerts from Notification Center.


Inside iOS 10: With Game Center app gone, invites are managed by Messages

06/20/2016, 09:06 am

With the release of iOS 10, Apple's Game Center service no longer has its own dedicated application. Instead, actions like adding friends or inviting them to a game are handled by individual games themselves, routed through Apple's expanded Messages app.


Apple Maps picks up public transit directions for Denver, Colorado

06/20/2016, 09:06 am

Apple on Monday introduced public transit directions for Denver, Colo. to users of its Maps apps for OS X and iOS, continuing a slow expansion of support.


Select Bank of America ATMs now processing Apple Pay withdrawals

06/20/2016, 05:06 am

As part of a previously announced effort to introduce support for emerging digital wallet solutions, Bank of America this weekend began processing Apply Pay withdrawals at select ATMs in California, the first step in bringing wide compatibility to customers across the bank's nationwide network.


E3 2016: Dragon Raja and Galak-Z land on iOS later this year

06/17/2016, 10:06 pm

Rounding out AppleInsider's E3 coverage are two stylish mobile games, one an RPG adaptation of Korean fantasy novel Dragon Raja, and another a portable version of popular console space shooter Galak-Z.


Apple invites developers to Search Ads beta ahead of iOS 10 launch

06/17/2016, 08:06 pm

In preparation of the iOS 10 launch this fall, Apple on Friday sent out emails inviting developers to take part in a beta testing program for Search Ads, a forthcoming iOS App Store feature designed to boost app discoverability.


Apple adds sales and proceeds data to iTunes Connect app

06/17/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple on Friday released an updated version of its iTunes Connect app for content providers, adding unit sales and proceeds to the Trends analytics tool.


E3 2016: 'Clapper' merges DDR, 'Pat-A-Cake' for rhythm gaming via iPad camera

06/17/2016, 05:06 pm

One of the more unique games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's E3 expo was "Clapper," a two-player cooperative rhythm title that uses the iPad's FaceTime camera to track how well you play the classic children's hand clapping game "Pat-A-Cake."


Apple says 'Apps for Earth' campaign raised over $8M for World Wildlife Fund

06/17/2016, 04:06 pm

Apple and the World Wildlife Fund together raised more than $8 million in proceeds during April's "Apps for Earth" campaign on the App Store, the two groups have announced.


Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch enhances Apple's quick Control Center shortcuts on iPhone 7 & 6s series

06/17/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's force sensing 3D Touch technology is greatly expanded in the newly released iOS 10 update, adding new capabilities to the Control Center shortcuts for flashlight, timer, calculator, camera, and smart home accessories. In addition, Control Center marks the only place in iOS 10 where Apple emulates 3D Touch on non-3D Touch devices.


E3 2016: 'Little Lords of Twilight' tactical strategy game coming to iOS this fall

06/17/2016, 02:06 pm

One of the stand-out Apple-compatible games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo was "Little Lords of Twilight," a free-to-play player-versus-player role-playing game coming to both iOS this fall, with a tvOS version also in the works.


Inside iOS 10: 'Raise to Wake' requires iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, or iPhone 7

06/17/2016, 01:06 pm

Although one of the more convenient functions of iOS 10 is "Raise to Wake" for iPhones, users will need a model with Apple's M9 motion coprocessor found in the iPhone 6s series or iPhone SE, or the new M10 found in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.


Inside iOS 10: Apple simplifies HomeKit control with dedicated Home app

06/17/2016, 12:06 pm

Answering a long-running demand, Apple has introduced a dedicated Home app with iOS 10, giving people a central location to manage and control their HomeKit accessories.