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Meerkat works around Twitter social graph, Vine gets 720P update, and Instapaper adds 'speed reading'

03/27/2015, 05:03 pm

A trio of popular media apps received updates Friday, with live broadcasting app Meerkat gaining upgrades to compete with Twitter's Periscope, while Vine moves to 720p video and Instapaper adds Instant Sync and Twitter "textshots."

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Apple Watch support comes to flurry of iPhone apps ahead of April launch

03/26/2015, 04:03 pm

A collection of iPhone apps -- such as Evernote, Dark Sky, and the New York Times -- were updated today to support the Apple Watch, even though the wearable isn't shipping until April 24.

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Yet another outage hits Apple's App Store & iTunes, preventing searches, discovery & downloads

03/25/2015, 11:03 am

Apple's cloud-based woes continue to reappear, with a major outage hitting the App Store, iTunes Store and other digital storefronts on Wednesday, seemingly affecting users around the world and preventing them from searching for and downloading apps or other content [updated].

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First look: Fantastical 2 for Mac brings advanced calendaring to OS X Yosemite

03/25/2015, 09:03 am

After launching a successful follow-up to popular calendar app Fantastical for iPhone and iPad, developer Flexibits returns its attention to Mac with Fantastical 2 for OS X, bringing a slew of new features like Today widgets and extensibility support.

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iOS 8.3 allows users to turn off password requirement for free App Store downloads

03/24/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple's pre-release betas of iOS 8.3 include an option to disable password entry when downloading free applications from the App Store, removing a potential inconvenience for users.

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Twitter experiments with autoplay video ads on iPhone and iPad apps

03/23/2015, 07:03 pm

Twitter on Monday initiated an ad engagement test through its iOS apps that will cause sponsored video ads to automatically play on select iPhone and iPad devices in the U.S.

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New Apple TV with App Store would enter Apple into $35 billion home gaming market

03/23/2015, 11:03 am

With software sales for traditional game consoles and PCs projected to reach $35 billion this year, one analyst believes a new Apple TV with a dedicated App Store could have a noticeable impact on the company's bottom line.

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Fully-functional Launcher returns to App Store, Pixelmator for iPad gets watercolors

03/19/2015, 10:03 am

Popular shortcut app Launcher has been allowed back into the iOS App Store with all of its original features, while Pixelmator for iPad has been updated with a large assortment of improvements, including watercolor tools.

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Vine gains offline viewing mode, Camera+ gets widget support in latest updates

03/18/2015, 06:03 pm

Twitter's Vine app got an update on Wednesday that brings background video caching support for offline viewing, while popular photo app Camera+ now sports full iPhone 6 and 6 Plus optimization and a quick access Notification Center widget.

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The Whole Pantry vanishes from App Store, Apple Watch app showcase

03/18/2015, 12:03 pm

Apple has removed an app called The Whole Pantry from the App Store and the Apple Watch app showcase, following recent controversy surrounding its backer, Australian healthy-living celebrity Belle Gibson.

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Hundreds of iOS apps vulnerable to HTTPS-based FREAK attack

03/17/2015, 06:03 pm

A report on Tuesday points out that a recent SSL/TLS vulnerability dubbed "FREAK" is not restricted to Web browsers and can affect mobile apps, leaving hundreds of iOS apps open to potential man-in-the-middle attacks.

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MacID Touch ID login for Mac free for limited time, Airbnb and Target iPhone apps updated

03/17/2015, 08:03 am

The Touch ID-based cross-platform Mac unlocking tool MacID has been updated to version 1.1, temporarily going free for a limited window, while Airbnb has added new conditional rules to its iPhone app, and Target has updated its iPhone shopping with new Store Search and customization options.

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Apple drops need for Watch app submissions to have screenshots from real hardware

03/16/2015, 10:03 am

Apple has tweaked the requirements for Apple Watch app submissions, eliminating a problematic phrase which asked for a screenshot taken with a real Watch, not iOS Simulator, prior to the device's release.

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Microsoft to bring Cortana voice assistant to Apple's iOS as third-party app

03/13/2015, 09:03 am

Microsoft is planning to bring Cortana, the voice assistant on Windows phones, to iOS and Android devices sometime after the technology arrives on desktop PCs this fall in Windows 10, according to a new report.

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Sid Meier's Starships launches on Mac and iPad, Wunderlist gets major Mac and iOS updates

03/12/2015, 11:03 pm

Firaxis has released Mac and iPad versions of Sid Meier's Starships, an anticipated turn-based strategy game, while 6 Wunderkinder has updated the Mac and iOS editions of its popular to-do list app, Wunderlist, with folders and a revised design.

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Apple updates developer guidelines to cover ResearchKit, Apple Pay, media rippers

03/12/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple has made small but important changes to its official App Store Review Guidelines for iOS developers, addressing consent issues with the company's new ResearchKit platform, along with recurring payments under Apple Pay, and downloads of third-party music and video.

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Apple online outage impacts retail outlets in US, Europe

03/12/2015, 10:03 am

The extended outage of Apple's online services on Wednesday appears to have impacted not just its online stores, but also its retail outlets, which suffered problems conducting basic business operations.

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Nokia's HERE maps returns to iOS App Store after 15-month hiatus

03/11/2015, 05:03 pm

After being pulled from Apple's iOS App Store in 2013, Nokia's HERE mapping and navigation app is back up for download, complete with offline caching, traffic information, public transit data and more.

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Apple issues apology as iTunes & App Store outage persists for 7+ hours

03/11/2015, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a rare public apology to customers, as the company's high-profile digital storefronts continue to suffer hours-long global outages sparked by what Apple is calling an "internal DNS error."

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Extended downtime for Apple's iTunes, App Store and more lingers for hours [ux2]

03/11/2015, 08:03 am

Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store and App Store, experienced an extended outage Wednesday morning, stretching for hours, even though Apple's official system status page suggested all services were online.

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