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Topic: App Store

Apple's Find My Friends app updated with new look for iOS 7

11/19/2013, 01:11 pm

The stitched-leather look of Apple's Find My Friends app for iPhone and iPad is now a thing of the past, with a new update on Tuesday eschewing skeuomorphism for an iOS 7-style flatter design.

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Apple's iOS App Store still handily trumps Google & Amazon offerings in new analysis

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's iOS platform is widely considered to have the best mobile application ecosystem, and a new analysis of the App Store comparing it to Google Play for Android and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire supports the notion that Apple remains head and shoulders above the competition.

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Official Google Play Music app debuts on Apple's iOS

11/15/2013, 12:11 pm

After months of delays, Google's iTunes Match competitor and all-you-can-listen subscription music service officially made its way to the iOS App Store on Friday, providing access to both All Access subscriptions as well as standard Google Play Music features.

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Apple updates iBooks & iTunes U with fresh, flatter looks for iOS 7

11/14/2013, 12:11 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a major update for its iBooks application, giving it a cleaner and simpler look in line with the company's design for the iOS 7 platform.

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Facebook Messenger adds phone number integration, gets visual overhaul

11/13/2013, 11:11 pm

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out an update to its iOS messaging platform and app with a new design in line with Apple's iOS 7, as well as a new feature that offers users the ability to locate people by their phone number.

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Pocket adds content curation feature with latest version 5.0

11/13/2013, 06:11 pm

Popular digital content storage, reader and management tool Pocket hit version 5.0 on Wednesday with a new feature called "Highlights," a feature that adaptively suggests previously saved content based on a user's preferences.

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Camera360 iPhone app update adds control for Sony's QX wireless lenses

11/13/2013, 12:11 pm

The popular "Camera360 Ultimate" application for iPhone was updated this week to add support for controlling Sony's newly released QX10 and QX100 Cyber-shot wireless camera lens accessories.

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Google Drive and SugarSync cloud storage iOS apps updated with new features

11/07/2013, 11:11 pm

Two popular options for storing, sharing, and synchronizing files across devices received an update Thursday, with Google Drive gaining support for multiple accounts and AirPrint and SugarSync bringing automatic photo backup alongside music and video streaming.

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RunKeeper adds support for background motion tracking via Apple's iPhone 5s M7 chip

11/07/2013, 09:11 am

Popular iOS fitness tracking application RunKeeper was updated on Thursday with brand new features for Apple's recently released iPhone 5s, leveraging that device's dedicated M7 motion tracking chip.

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Popular iOS game 'Star Wars: Tiny Death Star' finally makes its way to US App Store

11/07/2013, 02:11 am

After being out for weeks in the Australian iOS App Store, the Star Wars-themed version of NimbleBits' 2011 iPhone Game of the Year Tiny Tower, "Star Wars: Tiny Death Star," has been released in the U.S.

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Web service IFTTT gets iOS Photos and Reminders integration in update

11/06/2013, 08:11 pm

In an update to its iOS app, Web-based automation and productivity service IFTTT (If This Then That) added deeper integration with Photos and Reminders, improved background syncing and added swipe gestures for iOS 7.

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Apple Store app now supports international Passbook gift cards after update

11/06/2013, 12:11 am

Apple on Wednesday issued an update to its Apple Store app, which along with the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks, brings support for digital gift cards that can be redeemed via the iOS Passbook app.

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Google Now for iOS updated with notifications, reminders, improved voice search

11/05/2013, 01:11 pm

Google on Tuesday pushed an update to the Google Search app, bringing formerly Android-only features like handsfree "OK, Google" voice search to the iOS variant of the company's Google Now digital life assistant.

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Apple's iTunes Remote app updated with new, iOS 7-inspired design [u]

11/04/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday released an update to its iTunes remote control app for iOS devices, bringing a new visual design and adding support for iTunes 11.1.

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Ad for Apple's redesigned Remote iOS app appears briefly on iTunes Store

10/31/2013, 06:10 pm

A banner advertisement has been spotted on Apple's Colombian iTunes Store showing what appears to be a redesigned icon for Apple's Remote iOS app, hinting that the popular title may soon see an iOS 7-style refresh.

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Fantastical 2 brings natural voice recognition, enhanced calendar views to iOS

10/31/2013, 05:10 pm

Fantastical 2.0 for iOS is a virtual personal assistant masquerading as a calendar application. Oh, I know Siri acts like a personal assistant, but only Fantastical is really good at managing my calendar.

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Apple now listing native iOS apps such as Safari & Messages in App Store search results

10/31/2013, 12:10 pm

When using relatively generic search terms like "web" or "SMS" in the iOS App Store, users now receive inline "advertisements" for Apple's built-in equivalents before any third-party apps are shown.

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Apple allows developers to modify Game Center leaderboards, delete fake scores

10/29/2013, 01:10 am

In a tweak to iTunes Connect, Apple is allowing app developers to view and manage the top 100 scores on Game Center leaderboards attached to their iOS games, dissuading users from posting fake scores.

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Twitter client Tweetbot releases iOS 7-inspired update with complete redesign, all-new features

10/24/2013, 06:10 pm

Developer Tapbots on Thursday unveiled Tweetbot 3 for iPhone and iPod touch, wrapping a revamped interface, new composition tools and native push notifications, among other features, in a sleek new look borrowing from iOS 7.

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Apple updates Find My iPhone, Podcasts, Trailers iOS apps [u]

10/22/2013, 08:10 pm

Amid the deluge of product announcements and software updates, Apple snuck out new versions of its free Find My iPhone, Podcasts and iTunes Trailers apps, redressing the titles in iOS 7 regalia.

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