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Pokemon Go could get Apple ARKit support as soon as Wednesday

12/20/2017, 10:12 am

Niantic's hit iPhone and iPad game Pokemon Go is reportedly on the verge of getting a promised update with ARKit support, enabling visual, battery, and gameplay enhancements.

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Google Hangouts, Philips Hue app updated for iPhone X

12/19/2017, 05:12 pm

Developers on Tuesday continued efforts to support Apple's iPhone X, with Google updating its Hangouts chat app and Philips refreshing its Hue lighting control software to take advantage of the phone's edge-to-edge OLED screen.

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Apple's Shazam for iPhone & iPad adds offline caching mode

12/19/2017, 03:12 pm

Music recognition service Shazam -- just recently bought out by Apple -- released an update to its iOS app on Tuesday, enabling song caching when a network connection is weak or non-existent.

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App Store review ridiculousness: Apple rejects AppleInsider's iPhone X app update because of news story about jailbreaking

12/19/2017, 08:12 am

Apple's strict control of the App Store and content available on it continues to be both a blessing and a curse, as AppleInsider itself discovered this week, when the iPhone X update for our app was rejected simply because we published a news story about jailbreaking.

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Plex launches Winamp-inspired Plexamp music player for macOS through Plex Labs incubator

12/19/2017, 12:12 am

Cloud-based media software developer Plex on Monday released a standalone desktop music player called Plexamp, the first project to come out of the firm's newly announced Plex Labs incubator.

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Bogus version of 'Cuphead' appears on Apple's App Store, developer gets it pulled [u]

12/18/2017, 09:12 am

A fake version of Studio MDHR's popular animated platform shooter, "Cuphead," appeared on the App Store on Monday, drawing attention to the problem of copycat mobile apps.

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Get more out of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' with these toys, tips and apps

12/15/2017, 02:12 pm

With critical acclaim and unparalleled hype, the latest entry in the Luke Skywalker saga has arrived in theaters. If you just can't get enough "Star Wars," AppleInsider has you covered, with some of the coolest toys, best apps, games and more.

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Take a movie theater bathroom break at the perfect time with RunPee app for iPhone

12/14/2017, 07:12 pm

This weekend's highly anticipated release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" clocks in with an epic-length runtime of 2 hours and 32 minutes. That's a lot of Star Wars action for your eyeballs, but can your bladder handle it? If not, the iPhone app RunPee is here to help.

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Platformer 'Fez,' puzzler 'Life is Strange' arrive on App Store for iPhone, iPad

12/13/2017, 03:12 pm

Two games that made a name for themselves on consoles and PC have made their way to the iPhone and iPad, with 'Fez Pocket Edition' now available to download from the App Store, while 'Life is Strange' will arrive on iPhone and iPad from Dec. 14.

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Introductory app subscription pricing coming to App Store

12/11/2017, 08:12 pm

Apple on Monday announced a new App Store feature that allows developers to offer discounted introductory pricing or limited-time free trials on auto-renewable app subscriptions, a move designed to help subscription-based apps draw in new customers.

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Apple now allows all developers to offer app pre-orders on App Store

12/11/2017, 06:12 pm

After experimenting with app pre-orders like Super Mario Run last year, Apple is opening the App Store functionality to all comers, a major shift in how the online storefront operates.

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Apple Store app updates lets iPhone buyers bypass carrier preauthorization

12/06/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple updated its Apple Store app for iOS on Wednesday with a few feature additions, including the ability to bypass a pesky carrier preauthorization requirement when buying iPhone.

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Data of 31 million users of iPhone add-on keyboard ai.type potentially leaks

12/06/2017, 10:12 am

Conflicting accounts have emerged about a security breach involving the ai.type add-on keyboard for iOS and Android, with researchers claiming that 31 million people's data has been compromised -- with a user's contacts also potentially included in the leak.

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Niantic's Ingress Prime coming in 2018, using Apple ARKit

12/04/2017, 11:12 am

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced Ingress Prime, a sequel to its original augmented reality game created while the company was still a part of Google.

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Google Maps app updated to fill iPhone X edge-to-edge OLED display

11/30/2017, 03:11 pm

One of the most popular applications on the iOS App Store now takes advantage of the edge-to-edge OLED display on the iPhone X, as Google Maps has been updated to accommodate Apple's flagship handset.

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Apple redesigns Support app for iPhone & iPad with 'Discover' tab, new look

11/29/2017, 03:11 pm

Apple has released a major update of its Support app for iOS, making significant improvements to the user interface.

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Pixelmator Pro debuts with powerful image editing tools, machine learning tech

11/29/2017, 05:11 am

The developers behind popular image editing app Pixelmator on Tuesday released Pixelmator Pro for Mac, a new title that takes advantage of Apple APIs like Metal 2 and Core Image to deliver GPU-powered tools, machine learning features and more.

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Surviving Thanksgiving: Feed the family with recipes you found on your iPad

11/22/2017, 02:11 pm

Thanksgiving can be a busy time, especially for those hosting family and friends, and making sure there's enough food for everyone is arguably the toughest task of of all. AppleInsider offers up some suggestions for how you can prepare for the long day of cooking by looking up recipes on your iPhone or iPad, or failing that, to acquire good food by other means.

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How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

11/22/2017, 11:11 am

One of the traditions of Thanksgiving is to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, which features a variety of floats and giant balloons floating through New York for the entertainment of everyone watching from the street. The 91st parade features 26 floats and 45 balloons, with new additions including Olaf from Frozen, characters from PAW Patrol, and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch.

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Uber adds live location sharing to app, plans to deploy 24,000 self-driving Volvo SUVs

11/20/2017, 01:11 pm

Uber on Monday revealed several new features for its core iPhone app -- including live location sharing with drivers -- as well as an agreement with Volvo that will see it buy and equip 24,000 vehicles with self-driving systems.

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