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Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M, SwiftKey update adds predictive emojis to iOS 8 keyboard

02/05/2015, 11:02 am

Popular health tracking service and iOS app MyFitnessPal has been acquired by clothing maker Under Armour for nearly a half-billion dollars, while iOS 8 custom keyboard SwiftKey has added predictive emoji entry, and WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with a new quick camera button.

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Roundup: The best ways to stave off cabin fever with your iPhone or iPad

01/27/2015, 09:01 am

We all know what it's like to be stuck indoors thanks to inclement weather. Fortunately, the bevy of electronic devices that most of us now carry are capable of providing nearly endless entertainment if stocked properly (and the power holds out). AppleInsider took a look at some of the best games and apps for passing the time.

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Twitter debuts While you were away' posts on iOS, Web version coming soon

01/21/2015, 07:01 pm

Twitter on Wednesday announced "While you were away" recaps, a new feature designed to keep users up to date with the goings on of people they follow by surfacing missed posts in their home timeline.

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Google updates Chrome Web browser for iOS with OS X Handoff support, 'material design'

01/20/2015, 06:01 pm

With a Tuesday update to its Chrome browser for iOS, Google expanded its new "material design" aesthetic to yet another iOS title, while baking in Handoff support for quick platform switching between iOS and Mac.

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Parallels Access for iOS updated with new file manager, extensibility support

01/15/2015, 03:01 am

Parallels on Thursday updated its Parallels Access app for iOS, adding a robust file manager, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support and iOS file sharing features, among other enhancements.

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Organize your holiday iPhone pictures into a photo book with these apps

12/31/2014, 08:12 am

As families come together during the holidays, many will be taking photos with their iPhone, iPad and other devices. Use these apps to make lasting photo books everyone can enjoy.

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Freemium games dominate App Store list of most downloaded, highest grossing apps for 2014

12/23/2014, 06:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday released its annual "Best of 2014" list for the App Store's most-downloaded and highest-grossing titles, revealing so-called "freemium" games as the year's biggest money-makers.

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Lyft, Seamless & Amazon Instant Video add iPhone 6 & 6 Plus screen support; JetBlue gains Touch ID

12/18/2014, 03:12 pm

A trio of popular apps --Amazon Instant Video, Lyft and Seamless -- all gained native-resolution support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Thursday, joining a number of others also updated this week. In addition, JetBlue airlines added Touch ID logins for TrueBlue members, while SwiftKey is providing users with a free, festive holiday keyboard theme.

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Updated Google Drive gets iOS 8 extensibility support, Instagram adds filter management and new filters

12/16/2014, 06:12 pm

In a pair of app updates on Tuesday, Google rolled out an update to its Google Drive app with support for iOS 8 extensibility, which lets users upload documents and files to the cloud from outside sources, while Instagram introduced five new photo filters and management tools.

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Art+Tech: Sunday MASS art dance party taps Mac apps for 3D projection mapping

12/14/2014, 05:12 pm

San Francisco artist Elliott C. Nathan has been collaborating with visual effects designers and DJs to host an ongoing Sunday Mass dance party throughout 2014. Behind the art, there's a series of Mac and mobile iOS apps working to enhance visuals and organize the event.

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Indie game 'Papers, Please' to return full nudity option after initial rejection from Apple

12/12/2014, 06:12 pm

Apple's app review team caused a small fracas this week when it forced award-winning game "Papers, Please" remove pixelated nudity prior to a debut on iPad. But the company changed course on Friday, suggesting the game's developer resubmit the title with a user-selectable full nudity option.

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Workflow for iOS aims to simplify automation of complex multi-step tasks

12/12/2014, 10:12 am

A newly launched iOS application dubbed "Workflow" enables users to drag and drop combinations of more than 100 different actions to create automated and complex workflows.

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Google introduces 'material design' to iOS in app update, Apple fixes TestFlight app bugs

12/11/2014, 05:12 pm

An update to Google's flagship search app for iOS on Thursday brings the company's new "material design" user interface and Google Maps integration, while a new version of Apple's TestFlight beta testing app fixes minor bugs.

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'Send To' function expected to arrive in Transmit for iOS after Apple changes course

12/11/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple has apparently changed its mind on allowing "Send to iCloud Drive" functionality within apps, and has asked for the popular FTP application Transmit for iOS to be resubmitted to the App Store.

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Microsoft launches new MSN apps for news, health, sports, finance & food

12/11/2014, 09:12 am

Microsoft on Thursday debuted five new applications under its MSN banner for Apple's iOS, offering aggregated content from Bing covering a range of topics including news, sports and money.

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eBay updates iPad app with new look and features, offers special discounts on Apple accessories

12/09/2014, 05:12 pm

Online auction giant eBay on Tuesday announced a batch of exclusive iPad accessory deals to celebrate the rollout of its redesigned iPad app, which sports a completely new interface designed for a more engaging experience.

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Transmit for iOS restricted from using iCloud Drive, forced to delete all share sheet options

12/08/2014, 05:12 pm

In its latest puzzling App Store policy assertion, Apple has reportedly blocked Panic from adding the standard iOS Share Sheet to its Transmit file transfer app due to an unwritten policy that "forbids apps from uploading content to iCloud Drive unless the content was created in the app itself."

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Apple releases Final Cut Pro 10.1.4 and Xcode 6.1.1 with feature additions, bug fixes

12/02/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its pro-level video editing app Final Cut Pro with minor feature additions and bug fixes, while the latest Xcode release addresses crashing issues experienced when coding in Swift.

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Apple sends rare push notification ad promoting App Store's (RED) campaign

12/01/2014, 09:12 pm

Apple on Monday sent out a rare self-promoting iOS push notification regarding the iOS App Store's (RED) campaign to help fight AIDS, though the unsolicited message turned out to be a cause of concern for certain users.

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Roundup: Holiday app deals bring deep discounts on Infinity Blade Trilogy, Fantastical, more

11/29/2014, 07:11 am

As brick-and-mortar shops welcome an onslaught of holiday shoppers looking for the year's best savings, purveyors of digital goods are also offering deep discounts and promotions for their wares.

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