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Topic: iOS

While 91% of Apple users run iOS 7, five different versions of Android hold 10%+ share

08/22/2014, 10:08 am

The latest mobile operating system statistics show that Google's Android is more fragmented than ever, with three different versions of the platform representing two-thirds of all devices, while Apple's latest version of iOS runs on 91 percent of iPhones and iPads.

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Apple reportedly complies with Brazilian judge, removes 'Secret' from local App Store

08/21/2014, 11:08 pm

Complying with an order from a Brazilian judge, Apple on Thursday appears to have removed anonymous social networking app Secret from its App Store, though it is unknown if the company took the prescribed step of wiping the app from users' phones.

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Apple spoke with UnitedHealth, Humana regarding HealthKit tie-up - report

08/21/2014, 04:08 pm

As part of a campaign designed to drive adoption of its forthcoming HealthKit biomedical tracking platform, Apple has reportedly held broad-stroke discussions with major U.S. insurers UnitedHealth and Humana about potential partnerships.

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Report claims iMessage spam on the rise, but little evidence appears in support

08/21/2014, 02:08 pm

Despite accounts of purportedly wide-ranging unsolicited marketing campaigns plaguing iMessage users in recent months, spam on Apple's over-the-top messaging service appears to be the exception, rather than the rule.

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Disney expands 'Star Wars' iOS franchise with 'Commander' real-time strategy game

08/21/2014, 09:08 am

After soft-launching in the Australian iOS App Store nearly two months ago, Disney Interactive's "Star Wars: Commander" saw wide release on Thursday, bringing real-time strategy "Rebellion vs. Empire" gameplay to Apple's mobile devices.

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Uber adds API access, affiliate program for apps on Apple's iPhone

08/20/2014, 02:08 pm

Car-calling service Uber on Wednesday unveiled new API and affiliate programs that allow developers to integrate Uber services -- including destination finding, pickup times, fare estimates, and trip history -- into their own apps and earn Uber credits.

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Apple faces preliminary injunction to remove 'Secret' from App Store, users' devices

08/19/2014, 11:08 pm

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered Apple and Google to not only remove anonymous social networking app Secret from their app stores, but also remotely wipe the software from devices in the country.

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Apple's sixth beta of iOS 8 is for carrier testing only - report

08/19/2014, 10:08 am

While developers were not supplied a new beta of iOS 8 this week alongside the latest pre-release version of OS X Yosemite, Apple's carrier partners were in fact provided iOS 8 beta 6 for testing prior to the release of the golden master.

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Camera+ adds improvements & teases iOS 8 update, Flappy Bird follow-up announced

08/18/2014, 03:08 pm

Popular iOS photography app Camera+ was updated on Monday with a handful of improvements, with bigger things promised to come with iOS 8 this fall. In addition, the creator of the "Flappy Bird" sensation has revealed his latest title, set to arrive on iPhone this week.

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Beats Music app added to 'Made by Apple' list in iOS App Store

08/15/2014, 04:08 pm

More than two months after its acquisition of Beats was announced, Apple on Friday officially added the Beats Music streaming audio app to the App Store's featured "Made by Apple" list.

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WebMD updates Healthy Target, RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 goes free, Sony unveils Album of the Day app

08/14/2014, 04:08 pm

A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store on Thursday, as WebMD added new coaching options to its Healthy Target feature, RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 became a free-to-play game, and Sony released a new music app that will give iOS users a discount on one album each day.

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Mailbox for iOS updated with Passbook support, new languages, more

08/13/2014, 05:08 pm

Popular iOS email client Mailbox was updated on Wednesday with a number of new features, including support for new languages, integration with Passbook and spam filtering, among other email management tweaks.

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HP courted Apple, now in talks with Google for 'Enterprise Siri' to boost corporate sales

08/13/2014, 03:08 pm

As it looks to rebound after years of slumping performance, old-guard Silicon Valley firm Hewlett-Packard reportedly held talks with relative newcomers Apple and Google in recent months to create a new type of "Enterprise Siri" system that would allow its corporate customers to search their document and data troves using their voice.

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Uber adds turn-by-turn directions for drivers, Yo gets profiles and hashtags

08/13/2014, 02:08 pm

Customers of car-calling service Uber will no longer need to give their driver directions to their destination, while users of inexplicably popular monovocable messaging app Yo can now add hashtags and attach links to Yos. Also, Apple has seeded a new test build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 to developers.

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Amazon takes on Square, PayPal with new iOS-connected 'Local Register' card reader

08/13/2014, 09:08 am

Online retail giant Amazon on Wednesday unveiled Local Register, a new mobile credit card reader and companion app-based payment processing system that allows users to accept plastic payments on their iPhone or iPad.

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iOS holds 88% share of enterprise apps, iPad 90% of tablets in Good's business activations

08/12/2014, 03:08 pm

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology detailed in its latest quarterly report that companies continue to overwhelmingly prefer Apple's mobile platform over Android or Windows Mobile alternatives. The firm also noted a jump in government adoption of iPads.

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Ex-Siri team working on new AI to answer questions that Apple's Siri already answers

08/12/2014, 02:08 pm

A group of former Siri engineers have begun work on a next-generation digital assistant that they say will outsmart any of the current offerings, but some of the goals they claim to be working on have already been reached by Apple's own voice-driven personal assistant.

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Apple reportedly in talks with major healthcare providers over HealthKit partnerships

08/12/2014, 02:08 am

Ahead of Apple's iOS 8 rollout this fall, a report on Tuesday revealed the company has been in talks with major healthcare providers and medical records systems firms over the HealthKit framework, which will serve as a central hub for users' personal health data.

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Surveillance leak shows spyware loves Android, but can't infect Apple's iPhones without jailbreak

08/11/2014, 04:08 pm

Secret documents that anonymously leaked from global surveillance firm Gamma Group detail broad powers to spy on Android users via its FinSpy tool sold to law enforcement, but note that the tools lack the ability to infect iPhones unless they have been jailbroken.

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Apple suffers setback in new VirnetX patent suit over FaceTime

08/11/2014, 12:08 pm

As Apple gears up to defend itself against another lawsuit from patent holding firm VirnetX, the iPhone maker was dealt a blow late last week after the presiding judge issued a series of pre-trial rulings denying Apple's motion to preemptively invalidate some of VirnetX's patent claims and preventing the use of invalidity as a defense against others.

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