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Topic: App Store

Apple releases iOS 7-styled iTunes Festival app update, does not require iOS 7.1

03/06/2014, 04:03 pm

Apple on Thursday released the latest version of its iTunes Festival app, which some insiders said would be the harbinger of iOS 7.1, though it appears the app only requires iOS 7 to run.

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CarPlay development characterized as easy, but Apple planning 'slow and steady' rollout

03/06/2014, 03:03 pm

Only a select number of developers were allowed to work with CarPlay prior to this week's announcement, as Apple is taking a slow approach with its new car infotainment system platform, though integration of the feature with existing iOS applications is said to be a simple process.

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Apple approaching March 31 deadline for FTC in-app purchase settlement compliance

03/06/2014, 12:03 pm

Apple is moving toward the March 31 deadline for complying with the terms of its settlement with the FTC over in-app purchases, and the company is alleged to have run into technical difficulties when implementing changes to the iOS App Store.

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ComiXology requires users to reset passwords after security breach

03/06/2014, 09:03 am

Digital comic book seller ComiXology, whose iPad application is consistently one of the top grossing options on Apple's App Store, informed users on Thursday that it was victim to a security breach, and users must reset their passwords.

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Microsoft working to bring Xbox Live service to iOS, taking on Apple's Game Center

03/03/2014, 05:03 pm

Microsoft's Xbox Live social gaming service is set to go cross-platform, reaching beyond the Xbox consoles and Windows devices to Apple's iOS, and also Google's Android.

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Popular messaging app imo.im to end support for third-party IM networks starting Mar. 3

02/28/2014, 08:02 pm

In emails sent out to users on Friday, imo announced that it will be discontinuing support for all third-party instant messaging networks to focus on a build-out of its own platform.

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Google Hangouts updated with iPad and iOS 7 optimization, new video options

02/27/2014, 09:02 pm

Google on Thursday updated its all-in-one Hangouts messaging app, bringing optimizations for Apple's latest iOS 7, new features for iPad and overall usability enhancements.

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ABC will live stream Oscars to iOS devices for first time, but with restrictions

02/27/2014, 05:02 pm

ABC on Thursday announced that it will be live streaming the 86th Academy Awards to the Web and mobile devices, including Apple's iOS lineup, but plans to limit access to subscribers of certain pay-TV providers in specific areas of the country.

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Instapaper adds AirPlay support, Readdle redesigns Documents for iOS

02/27/2014, 01:02 pm

Users of popular save-for-later app Instapaper can now stream saved videos directly to their television with Apple's AirPlay, while all-in-one document management app Documents has been redesigned with a flat, iOS 7-inspired user interface.

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FCC's debuts iOS speed test app to map performance of U.S. broadband services

02/25/2014, 08:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday released a broadband speed test tool for iOS that not only provides instant feedback on current network health, but also aggregates anonymized speed and location data to maintain a nationwide performance map.

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Candy Crush developer withdraws US trademark application for word 'candy'

02/25/2014, 04:02 pm

King, the company behind popular iOS game Candy Crush, has abandoned its controversial pursuit of ownership of the term "candy" in the U.S., and has officially withdrawn its trademark application.

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Disney Movies Anywhere allows users to bypass Apple's store for iTunes content, comes with free movie

02/25/2014, 08:02 am

iOS device owners interested in keeping and viewing their catalog of digital Disney movies all in one place, as well as buying new titles through Apple without even needing to launch the iTunes Store, can download the new, free Disney Movies Anywhere application, which comes with a free digital copy of Pixar's "The Incredibles."

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WWE Network launches on iPhone, iPad & Apple TV, offering every PPV for $10 per month

02/24/2014, 11:02 am

Monday morning brought about the launch of the new streaming network from World Wrestling Entertainment, as well as new applications for both iOS and the Apple TV that allow users to access the content from all of their Apple devices with a $10-per-month subscription.

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Google made last-ditch effort to block WhatsApp-Facebook deal, was willing to pay more than $19B

02/20/2014, 03:02 pm

As talks between Facebook and WhatsApp began to draw to a close, Google Chief Executive Larry Page made a last-ditch effort to block the deal, and was even willing to outdo the $19 billion agreement the messaging app eventually reached with Facebook.

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Google bid $10B for WhatsApp, made separate 'odd' offer before Facebook deal was struck

02/20/2014, 10:02 am

Before WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook this week for some $19 billion in cash and stock, the messaging service was being aggressively pursued by search giant Google, which reportedly offered $10 billion and also made a unique offer in attempt to ensure it wouldn't be outbid.

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Fleksy gesture-based keyboard SDK now available to all iOS developers

02/20/2014, 08:02 am

Just over two months after launching a new SDK for their gesture-based keyboard into beta, Fleksy on Thursday announced that the free program is now open to all developers and that a slew of new apps have come on board.

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Latest additions to Apple TV development team to focus on third-party channels, content

02/19/2014, 12:02 pm

Though the Apple TV does not yet have an official App Store, Apple continues to expand the content available on its set-top box with new channels from third-party content providers, while behind the scenes it is hiring new personnel to ensure those partners are providing end users with the best possible experiences.

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Google Translate gets iOS 7 support, Clear to go free for 24 hours

02/18/2014, 03:02 pm

Google on Tuesday updated its translation app with native iOS 7 support and additional languages, while Realmac Software announced that popular to-do list app Clear will be offered for free for 24 hours.

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MetaWatch adds step counter for iPhone 5s users, Taco Bell working on mobile ordering system

02/14/2014, 12:02 pm

MetaWatch this week updated its iOS application to send basketball scores, as well as steps counted by the iPhone 5s M7 chip, to its wrist-worn accessory. In addition, fast food franchise Taco Bell has revealed it is working on a mobile ordering system that will debut on the iPhone later this year.

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BlackBerry adds voice calling to BBM, Push.co goes temporarily free with IFTTT integration

02/14/2014, 07:02 am

BlackBerry on Friday updated its BlackBerry Messenger app for iOS with a slew of new features including voice calling, while consumer push notification service Push.co is temporarily offering its own app for no cost to celebrate newly-added IFTTT integration.

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