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Google calls reports of Google Now for iOS battery drain 'incorrect'

05/02/2013, 04:05 pm

In a written response to a recent outcry over Google Now's alleged battery-draining location tracking feature, the search giant claims reports of the abnormal behavior are incorrect as it uses low-power positioning assets that don't rely on power-hungry GPS.

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Apple launches countdown to 50B app downloads

05/02/2013, 04:05 pm

Apple on Thursday posted a countdown to 50 billion app download from the App Store, promising to give away a $10,000 App Store Gift Card to the person who downloads the landmark app.

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Twitter iOS app updated with user access to worldwide trending topics

05/01/2013, 09:05 pm

Twitter on Wednesday updated its iOS and Android apps with a new option to view Trends from outside a user's home location, allowing users to peek into popular topics from around the world.

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Kindle for iOS gets VoiceOver capabilities; AT&T U-Verse customers gain WatchESPN, Fox Now

05/01/2013, 01:05 pm

Amazon updated the iOS version of its Kindle reading app on Wednesday, adding features that leverage Apple's VoiceOver technology to make Kindle content more accessible to the visually impaired. AT&T, meanwhile, added WatchESPN and Fox Now support for U-Verse subscribers.

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Path app again accused of unacceptable address book access

04/30/2013, 06:04 pm

Social networking app Path is under a negative spotlight again, as a new user complaint has highlighted the service's tendency to dig into users' data in order to encourage adoption by their contacts.

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Latest Vine update brings front-facing camera support

04/30/2013, 04:04 pm

After seeing its fair share of hype and controversy, six-second video sharing app Vine gets updated to version 1.1, bringing support for front facing-facing cameras, and with it the promise of a totally new class of "selfies."

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Google Reader client app Reeder updated as standalone RSS reader with Feedbin support

04/29/2013, 06:04 pm

Popular RSS aggregation and reading app Reeder received an update on Monday, offering users the ability use it as a standalone reader, while building in support for third-party syncing service Feedbin.

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Google Now assistant launches on Apple's iPhone & iPad

04/29/2013, 10:04 am

Google Now, an intelligent assistant service that has been a staple feature of Android for the last year, has come to Apple's iOS platform, with iPhone and iPad support now available as part of the Google Search app.

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Mailbox email client working on iPad and Mac apps, possible non-Gmail account support

04/26/2013, 08:04 pm

In a blast of tweets on Thursday, the developers behind Mailbox revealed that they are currently working on an iPad version of the iOS app, as well as a number of other features like support for non-Gmail and POP accounts, landscape mode and an OS X client.

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Apple schools iOS users on in-app purchases with new App Store feature

04/26/2013, 03:04 pm

As part of an ongoing response to the challenges enabled by in-app purchases, Apple has added a new section to the App Store explaining the ins and outs of app purchases.

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Chinese court fines Apple $118K over e-book copyright violations

04/25/2013, 10:04 am

A Chinese court has ordered that Apple compensate three Chinese writers in the amount of $118,000 due to the tech giant's violation of their copyright over their works.

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Tweetbot's new 'media timeline' only displays tweets with photos and video

04/24/2013, 01:04 am

Developer Tapbots on Tuesday released a version update for its popular Twitter client Tweetbot, introducing an all-new feature called "media timeline" that limits a user's feed to those tweets with embedded photos and video.

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Apple brings push notifications and iPhone upgrade pricing alerts to Apple Store iOS app

04/23/2013, 04:04 pm

Apple brings push notifications and iPhone upgrade pricing alerts to Apple Store iOS app

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Apple reportedly restricting use of special characters in app descriptions [u]

04/22/2013, 11:04 pm

In a reported change to its iTunes Connect developer portal, Apple recently deprecated the use of special emoji-type characters for app descriptions, limiting app makers to standard text for submitted updates.

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Twitterrific updated with notification badges, Favstar integration

04/22/2013, 07:04 pm

Popular Twitter app Twitterrific received a healthy update on Monday, adding push notification alerts with app badges, Favstar tracker support and performance enhancements.

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New Yahoo iOS app launches, integrates Summly's technology

04/22/2013, 11:04 am

Yahoo has launched a new version of its flagship iOS app, one that brings a redesigned interface as well as integration of popular news summarization service Summly's technology.

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Tweetdeck for iPhone to reach end of life on May 7

04/19/2013, 06:04 pm

Twitter on Friday finally put a date on the upcoming TweetDeck closure, announcing that all iPhone, Android and AIR apps will be pulled on May 7, while Facebook integration is scheduled to end on the same day.

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Chinese site uses Apple's own enterprise tools to distribute free pirated apps

04/19/2013, 12:04 am

A report on Thursday exposed a Chinese website that appears to be distributing pirated versions of iOS apps for free, with the system powered by Apple's own enterprise licensing technology.

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Former Apple graphic designer Susan Kare creates 'sticker pack' for Path app

04/18/2013, 09:04 pm

Susan Kare, former Apple designer and creator of the famous icons used in the original Macintosh operating system, is the latest artist to have a "sticker pack" featured in popular social networking app Path.

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Twitter's #music app for iOS leverages massive user base to recommend new tunes

04/18/2013, 05:04 pm

Twitter on Thursday opened up public access the new "Twitter #music" service and corresponding iOS app to its 200 million users, effectively creating an instant social network for music lovers to listen to trending hits, discover new artists and get crowd-sourced recommendations.

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