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Topic: iOS

Parallels Access goes universal, extends Mac and Windows remote desktop controls to iPhone

06/17/2014, 02:06 am

Parallels on Tuesday announced an update to its subscription-based Parallels Access remote desktop app, adding new gestures and controls to support operation on smartphones like Apple's iPhone.

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Unicode Consortium announces 250 new emoji characters, ethnic diversity not included

06/16/2014, 07:06 pm

The Unicode Consortium on Monday announced the latest Unicode Standard version 7.0 release includes 2,834 new characters and -- more importantly to avid texters -- more than 250 pictographs, otherwise known as emoji.

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Facebook brings right-hand column to iPad with new discovery features

06/16/2014, 01:06 pm

Social networking behemoth Facebook on Monday updated their iPad app with a new right-hand column that brings tablet users faster and easier access to trending content and games.

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iOS-connected AirDog & Hexo+ drones both auto-follow users for aerial footage

06/16/2014, 12:06 pm

The next generation of iOS-compatible flying camera drones appears to be focused on autonomy, as two upcoming devices promise to fly, follow and record users on their own with no piloting necessary.

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WebMD adds Healthy Target to iOS app, Rovio announces Angry Birds Transformers

06/16/2014, 11:06 am

Internet health database WebMD on Monday unveiled Healthy Target, a feature that ingests biometric data from iOS-connected devices to deliver personalized health content, while Finnish game studio Rovio announced a new partnership with Hasbro to bring Transformers to the Angry Birds franchise.

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Apple begins allowing Bitcoin currency apps back into the App Store

06/16/2014, 08:06 am

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple quietly revised its App Store rules to allow "approved" digital currencies, which has paved the way for Bitcoin-related apps to return.

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Inside Metal: How Apple plans to unlock the secret graphics performance of the A7 chip

06/16/2014, 05:06 am

Among the surprises that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2014 is the company's new Metal framework and shader language, aimed at radically enhancing the hardware accelerated graphics potential of the A7 Application Processor powering the company's latest iOS devices.

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Review: Using the Epson LW-600P portable label printer with Apple's iPhone & Mac

06/14/2014, 12:06 am

Epson's LW-600p label printer is an unassuming devices that solves a specific problem, and does so generally well: printing labels on the go. What makes this accessory stand out is the inclusion of Bluetooth and a companion iOS app.

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UK leads North America in iOS 7 adoption as iPhone distribution nears 90%

06/13/2014, 08:06 pm

According to a recent study conducted by ad network Chitika, iOS device owners in the UK lead both North America and Australia in adoption of the company's latest iOS 7, with iPhone version distribution nearing 90 percent of surveyed users.

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Apple taking steps to remove illegitimate reviews from App Store

06/13/2014, 02:06 pm

Developers who try to game the App Store ratings system, mostly by paying for fraudulent reviews, must now contend with Apple as the iPhone maker is said to have begun a campaign to strike those entries from the marketplace in an apparent effort to level the playing field.

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Google to launch Apple HealthKit competitor for Android at I/O conference - report

06/13/2014, 11:06 am

Apple's new HealthKit health and fitness tracking platform looks set to gain a fresh challenger in the form of Android developer Google, which will reportedly launch a similar service dubbed Google Fit at its annual developer conference in San Francisco later this month.

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Priceline to buy Apple partner OpenTable for $2.6 billion

06/13/2014, 09:06 am

Online travel behemoth Priceline has struck a deal that will see it pay $2.6 billion for OpenTable, a provider of online reservation technology for restaurants that underpins Siri's table booking functionality.

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Facebook updates Messenger with instant video sending and 'Big Likes'

06/12/2014, 11:06 pm

Amid the constantly evolving landscape that is mobile messaging, Facebook on Thursday added two new features -- video messaging and bigger "thumbs ups" -- to its Messenger iOS app to help it stand apart from the crowd.

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Yahoo Finance frets that Apple's iPhone, iPad "only" grab the majority of all mobile shopping traffic

06/12/2014, 08:06 pm

Apple's iPhone accounted for 58 percent of smartphone shopping traffic while iPads took an overwhelming 86 percent share among tablets, but Yahoo Finance is warning investors that Apple's dominance of shopping is "slowly losing share."

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Vessyl iOS-connected smart cup analyzes, tracks what you drink

06/12/2014, 01:06 pm

Keeping tabs on your diet is set to become a little easier thanks to Vessyl, a new Yves Behar-designed smart cup that analyzes the chemical makeup of its contents and automatically sends the drink's nutritional information to an iOS device.

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Skype for iOS gets Windows Phone-style makeover with version 5.0

06/12/2014, 12:06 pm

Microsoft on Thursday unleashed an all-new version of its popular Skype messaging application for iOS, bringing a visual overhaul that matches the app to its Windows Phone counterpart and a number of improvements to speed and stability.

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Developer uses hidden iOS 8 code to show off rumored split-screen iPad UI

06/11/2014, 10:06 pm

After discovering code in Apple's iOS 8 beta pointing to a split-screen iPad user interface, developer Steven Troughton-Smith on Wednesday hit on a way to make the feature work and published his findings to YouTube in a type of proof-of-concept video.

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Google flips switch on Instant Buy for iOS apps, roots deeper into Apple's mobile platform

06/11/2014, 08:06 pm

Google on Wednesday announced iOS support for Instant Buy, the Google Wallet-based authentication and payment system that lets customers bypass shop and make purchases with as few clicks as possible.

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TouchPal shows off third-party sliding keyboard input in Apple's iOS 8

06/11/2014, 01:06 pm

With Apple set to open iOS 8 to third-party keyboards when it launches this fall, TouchPal on Wednesday showcased its own upcoming text entry software, with a sliding style of text entry that allows users to keep their finger on the screen at all times.

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Russian hackers involved in Apple device hijacking and ransom arrested by police

06/10/2014, 06:06 pm

Russian police on Tuesday said they arrested two hackers supposedly responsible for "hijacking" Apple products via Find My iPhone, locking owners out until they pay a ransom to regain access.

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