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Apple TV Remote launches on iOS, remains separate from iTunes Remote app

08/01/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Monday publicly launched its new Apple TV Remote app, mimicking the functionality of the Siri Remote used with the company's fourth-generation set-top box. But users who want to control iTunes media on their Mac will still need to use the legacy iTunes Remote app.

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Popular iOS keyboard SwiftKey disables sync feature after data leak is discovered

07/29/2016, 03:07 pm

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey, a popular predictive keyboard available on Apple's iOS, has suspended part of its service after it was discovered the app was leaking user data to complete strangers.

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Nest app updates with Thermostat control from Apple Watch, expanded camera options

07/29/2016, 09:07 am

Google's Nest division updated its iOS app with several important features, most notably the ability to control its flagship Thermostat via the Apple Watch.

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Adobe brings browsing-only version of Lightroom to Apple TV

07/26/2016, 01:07 pm

Adobe on Tuesday launched a new version of Lightroom for the fourth-generation Apple TV, intentionally scaled back from its siblings in terms of functionality.

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Runkeeper gets social with new Running Groups feature

07/26/2016, 10:07 am

Popular Apple Watch app Runkeeper was updated on Tuesday with a new feature called Running Groups, a cross-platform social element designed to help users achieve their fitness goals.

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Skype cloud shift will require OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 for full support on Apple devices

07/20/2016, 03:07 pm

Effective October, Skype will require at least OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 on Apple platforms for full functionality, due to a switch to cloud-based infrastructure, Microsoft said on Wednesday.

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Brazilian Supreme Court overturns WhatsApp ban within hours

07/20/2016, 09:07 am

Just hours after it was issued, a ban on WhatsApp in Brazil was reportedly overturned by the country's Supreme Court, which argued that the measure may not have been reasonable or proportionate.

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Deezer opens up streaming music service to all US listeners

07/19/2016, 04:07 pm

Deezer on Tuesday opened up its plans to the entire U.S., putting the on-demand music service in true competition with Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music for the first time.

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Apple's iOS App Store now generating 4x revenues per app vs Android Google Play

07/19/2016, 04:07 pm

A new report examining mobile app revenues shows strong growth for Apple in China and from music and video streaming titles, and another big jump in the revenue lead that its iOS App Store maintains over Android's Google Play.

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Brazilian judge orders indefinite block of WhatsApp, affecting millions of users

07/19/2016, 01:07 pm

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered the country's five cellular carriers to block access to Facebook's WhatsApp indefinitely, disrupting access to the popular chat/VoIP app for tens of millions of people.

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Pixelmator image editor gets powerful selection tools in iOS app update

07/19/2016, 08:07 am

The Pixelmator team released an update to its eponymous iOS app on Tuesday, adding a range of powerful image selection tools and user experience improvements that promise to make mobile photo editing a much more intuitive experience.

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Spark developer says some users locked out of Apple IDs, blames own servers

07/15/2016, 09:07 am

A number of users of the popular email app Spark reported being locked out of their Apple IDs overnight, something developer Readdle later linked to server upgrades it was making.

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Facebook Messenger gains 3D Touch, Lightroom for iOS gets direct RAW imports

07/13/2016, 01:07 pm

Facebook on Wednesday updated its Messenger iPhone app with support for 3D Touch, while Adobe released a new version of Lightroom for iOS, making important additions such as direct import of RAW files, and support for keyboard shortcuts on iPads.

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European expansion of Pokemon Go commences with launch in Germany

07/13/2016, 09:07 am

The Pokémon Go App Store domination continues, with the German launch of the game seeing server overloads similar to the game's blockbuster U.S. launch.

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Nintendo's hugely successful 'Pokemon Go' expected to launch soon in Europe, Japan

07/11/2016, 10:07 am

The first mobile Pokémon title for iOS and Android has proven to be a wild success, helping to boost shares of Nintendo stock after a pervasive slide, with the game on track to expand to Europe, Japan and more in the coming days.

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Facebook starts testing end-to-end encryption for Messenger conversations

07/08/2016, 12:07 pm

Facebook on Friday announced initial testing of end-to-end encryption in Messenger, which should keep some conversations secure from any possible intrusion, even by Facebook itself.

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Apple to open iOS App Development Center in Italy this October

07/08/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's CFO Luca Maestri has declared Italy's University of Naples Federico II as the location for Europe's first iOS coding talent incubator, set to open its doors in just a few months.

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Pokemon Go rolls out to iOS App Store, available in select US locations

07/06/2016, 12:07 am

Nintendo and Niantic Labs on Tuesday surprised with a limited rollout of anticipated augmented reality game Pokémon Go, making the title available for download in Australia, New Zealand and certain U.S. markets.

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Get the most out of America's largest July 4 fireworks shows with your iPhone

07/04/2016, 09:07 am

Some of the biggest Independence Day fireworks displays in the U.S. also sync with special iPhone apps, enhancing the spectacle with sounds and visuals on your smartphone to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here's how you can take advantage of these free apps, as well as some camera enhancement apps that will allow you to take better fireworks photos.

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Apple Pay promotion offers discounts, rewards on select in-app purchases

07/01/2016, 06:07 pm

As part of a recently launched iOS App Store promotion, select third-party retailers like Hotel Tonight, Uber, Grubhub and Ticketmaster are discounting in-app purchases processed through Apple Pay.

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