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Google launches Allo 'smart' messaging app with Google Assistant AI

09/21/2016, 01:09 am

As promised, Google late Tuesday launched Allo, a so-called "smart" messaging app that sets itself apart from the crowd by integrating artificial intelligence assistant akin to Apple's Siri.

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Apple, Google app store practices stymie competition, Japan trade report says

09/14/2016, 08:09 pm

According to a recent report by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, limitations applied to developers marketing their wares through proprietary app stores run by Apple and Google are a hindrance to smartphone app industry competition.

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Apple adds Categories section to iMessage App Store

09/14/2016, 05:09 pm

Shortly after launching the iMessage App Store alongside iOS 10, Apple on Wednesday tweaked its latest digital storefront with browsing categories to help surface compatible apps and sticker packs.

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Adobe Lightroom for mobile update brings RAW image capture to iOS 10

09/13/2016, 07:09 pm

Adobe on Tuesday released an updated version of Lightroom for iOS with support for its DNG fie format, allowing iOS 10 devices to both capture and edit pictures as part of an end-to-end RAW workflow.

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Lyft, Venmo, LinkedIn, Map My Run among first third-party apps to support Siri in iOS 10

09/13/2016, 03:09 pm

With Tuesday's launch of iOS 10, third-party applications can, for the first time, take advantage of Siri voice controls. Here's a diverse list of some of the first apps updated with SiriKit integration.

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Apps for iOS 10, including Messages apps, begin arriving on iOS App Store [u]

09/12/2016, 02:09 pm

Ahead of this Tuesday's launch of iOS 10, Apple has begun allowing apps designed for the new operating system onto the App Store, including downloads that tap into the new Messages integration feature.

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Instagram to take advantage of iPhone 7 Plus cameras, wide color gamut display in app update

09/08/2016, 12:09 am

Popular photo sharing app Instagram is developing an app update specifically designed to take advantage of Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the latter of which boasts two cameras for wide angle and telephoto photography.

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Nintendo announces 'Super Mario Run,' coming first to Apple's iOS

09/07/2016, 01:09 pm

The biggest franchise in gaming history will make its mobile debut first on Apple's iOS platform with "Super Mario Run," a new title coming to the iPhone App Store.

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Updated App Store review guidelines cover app subscriptions, SiriKit and iMessage

09/01/2016, 07:09 pm

In the buildup to iOS 10's launch, Apple on Thursday published a set of updated App Store review guidelines covering new features set to debut as part of the forthcoming OS, including an expansion of app subscriptions.

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Apple to begin removing abandoned and problematic apps from App Store next week

09/01/2016, 02:09 pm

Apple on Thursday announced that it will make a pair of key changes to the iOS App Store starting next Wednesday, most notably a new effort to remove abandoned and problematic apps so they can no longer be downloaded.

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Apple opens Red Cross donations towards Louisiana flood relief

08/19/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Friday launched donations to the American Red Cross via iTunes and the App Store, spurred by the flooding in Louisiana which has forced thousands of victims out of their homes and caused widespread property damage.

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Apple opens iTunes carrier billing to Japan, expected to bring option to more countries soon

08/17/2016, 09:08 am

Apple has launched carrier billing options in Japan, giving residents there an alternative to using credit or gift cards when making purchases from iTunes, Apple Music, or the App Store.

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Apple expands carrier billing availability with rollout in Taiwan and Switzerland [u]

08/16/2016, 01:08 am

Apple on Tuesday launched a new carrier billing options in Taiwan and Switzerland that lets users charge iTunes purchases directly to their monthly cellphone bill.

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Apple fighting to stem fake Bitcoin apps on App Store

08/09/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple is reportedly working to counter an influx of counterfeit Bitcoin wallets on the App Store, which in some cases may be robbing users of coins worth thousands of dollars.

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Latest 'Pokemon Go' update brings safety warnings, returns battery saver mode

08/08/2016, 09:08 pm

Wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go received a major update on Monday, bringing back a useful battery saver mode and introducing a safety feature that dissuades users from playing while driving.

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Apple unveils streamlined iTunes Connect screenshot upload process

08/08/2016, 09:08 pm

Making good on a promise from this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple on Monday rolled out a new iTunes Connect feature that streamlines screenshot and app preview uploading for developers marketing software across multiple device types.

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Apple focuses on app monetization in latest Developer Insights installment

08/03/2016, 07:08 pm

Home improvement startup Houzz is the focus of Apple's latest Developer Insights series, which highlights the impact mobile apps, and Apple Pay integration in particular, have on creating a successful monetization model.

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App Store billings reached all-time high in July, $50B paid out to developers

08/03/2016, 04:08 pm

In a rare tweet extolling the performance of a specific Apple product, CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said July was a record-breaking month for the App Store, with highest-ever monthly billings and payouts to developers.

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Apple TV Remote launches on iOS, remains separate from iTunes Remote app

08/01/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Monday publicly launched its new Apple TV Remote app, mimicking the functionality of the Siri Remote used with the company's fourth-generation set-top box. But users who want to control iTunes media on their Mac will still need to use the legacy iTunes Remote app.

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Apple opens Spanish language App Store feed on Twitter

07/28/2016, 06:07 pm

Apple on Thursday launched a Spanish-language Twitter account for the App Store, looking to market iOS apps to a broader demographic.

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