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Apple's iOS 10 makes iPad a 'Home Hub,' expands HomeKit appliance support

06/14/2016, 09:06 pm

Apple is getting serious about HomeKit. Two years after introducing the automated home platform on iOS 8, the company this week announced new support for a host of connected appliances, as well as a forthcoming iOS 10 setting that turns iPad into a smart home hub.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps will remember where you parked your car

06/14/2016, 04:06 pm

Forgetting where you parked could soon be an issue of the past, thanks to a new feature in Apple's newly released iOS 10 that automatically remembers where your car is located.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple makes News app more accessible & better organized, adds alerts

06/14/2016, 03:06 pm

In a clear competitive move to take on rival Google News, Apple will be introducing a new design and organization to its News app in iOS 10, plus the addition of push notifications for breaking news.

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Inside iOS 10: Mail & Notes switch to triple-pane interfaces on 12.9-inch iPad Pro

06/14/2016, 01:06 pm

Owners of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro can take better advantage of their screen space in iOS 10, thanks to new versions of Apple's Mail and Notes apps that include three panes in landscape mode instead of the two present on other iPads.

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Inside iOS 10: Third-party compatibility opens up Messages to Apple's app universe

06/14/2016, 11:06 am

Starting today, Apple device users will be able to operate in a vastly expanded Messages environment thanks to a new API that allows developers to build in third-party app integrations like stickers and app extensibility.

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iOS 10 rich notifications will come to devices without 3D Touch, Apple tells developers

06/14/2016, 10:06 am

Though Apple showcased the new rich notifications in iOS 10 using 3D Touch on an iPhone 6s, the same functionality will also come to older iPhone models without pressure sensitive displays, developers have been informed.

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How to remove Stocks, Compass and other native apps from your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10

06/14/2016, 08:06 am

The upcoming release of iOS 10 will finally allow users to uninstall unwanted native apps, including Stocks and Watch, and even core apps like Calendar, Mail and Music. Here's how it works.

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First look: Widgets escape Notification Center, arrive on lock & home screens in iOS 10

06/13/2016, 06:06 pm

After laying the groundwork with widgets in Notification Center with iOS 8, Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will make widgets more accessible and useful, by making them available not only on a a device's lock screen, but also on the home screen's Siri search.

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Apple nixes Game Center app in first iOS 10 beta

06/13/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple's long bemoaned Game Center is not present in the first beta version of iOS 10, suggesting the company intends to deprecate the standalone app after more than five years of service.

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iOS 10 will allow deleting first-party apps cluttering homescreens

06/13/2016, 05:06 pm

Answering a long-standing complaint, iOS 10 will finally let people delete apps native to the operating system, potentially clearing up both storage and homescreen space.

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Apple restricts iOS 10 to iPhone 5, 4th-gen iPad or newer [u]

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Following a debut onstage at WWDC 2016, Apple seeded the first beta version of iOS 10 to developers on Monday with support limited to iPhones, iPads and iPod touch models powered by the company's A6 system-on-chip and better.

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iOS 10 to offer voicemail transcription, new API for third-party VoIP apps

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Looking to improve the calling functions on iOS devices, Apple on Monday announced iOS 10 features like voicemail transcriptions, and a new API for third-party VoIP apps, allowing them to behave more like regular iPhone calls.

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iOS 10, watchOS 3 & macOS Sierra betas debut for developers today, public testers in July

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Before they launch for free this fall, Apple's next-generation platforms will be available in beta form starting today for registered developers. Members of Apple's public beta program will also be able to test the future of iOS and macOS starting in July.

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Apple brings coding to the iPad with Swift Playground

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Introduced as a new way for children to learn how to code, Apple will bring its Swift programming language to iPad with Swift Playground, a touch-friendly way for beginners to grasp the basics.

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Apple debuts 'Home' app for HomeKit device control

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple introduced a dedicated "Home" iOS app at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, finally introducing a manual control interface for HomeKit accessories to iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

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iOS 10 Messages gain rich links, 3X bigger emojis, bubble effects & third-party app integration

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

As the most-used app on iOS, Apple's Messages will receive a major overhaul in the upcoming iOS 10 update, including a number of emoji-related enhancements, dynamic text bubbles, and rich links with images automatically integrated into chats. Third-party developers will also be able to tap into and expand iMessages with their own creations

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Apple Maps opens up to developers with extensions, Apple Music gets redesign in iOS 10

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple's Maps and Music services will gain new functionality and and new looks with the upcoming launch of iOS 10, the company announced at WWDC on Monday. In particular, Maps will gain in-app functionality with third-party extensions, while Music has a cleaner design that simplifies playback and discovery.

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Apple opens Siri up to developers with third-party SDK

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced a third-party SDK for its Siri virtual assistant, opening up voice control options for developers integration.

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Apple's iOS 10 revamps lock & home screen with widgets, adds face & scene recognition to Photos

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Two of the fundamental components of iOS -- the lock screen and home screen --are getting a fresh look starting with iOS 10, giving users quick access to information and data with minimal interaction needed. In addition, enhancements to Photos will make it easier to find and group pictures and videos.

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Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

06/12/2016, 09:06 pm

On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.

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