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Snapchat for iPhone adding universal search bar to speed up interactions

01/13/2017, 10:01 am

Image and video sharing app Snapchat is making itself easier and quicker to navigate by username, via a soon-to-arrive update for iOS introducing a universal search bar that gives access to core functions.

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Google updates Maps on iOS with better ridesharing UI, end-to-end Uber integration

01/12/2017, 03:01 pm

Google on Thursday updated its Maps apps for iOS and Android alike with a new, more in-depth ridesharing interface, including deeper integration with Uber that lets people hail a car without switching apps.

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Rejected by Apple a year ago, 'The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth' accepted into App Store with no changes

01/11/2017, 03:01 pm

Cult indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is now available to download from the App Store, after previously being rejected by Apple over themes of violence towards children.

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Astropad Studio promises to turn iPad Pro with Apple Pencil into high-end graphics tablet

01/11/2017, 02:01 pm

Astropad on Wednesday launched Astropad Studio, a new edition of its second-screen app for the iPad, geared towards making an iPad Pro suitable as a professional drawing tablet.

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ESPN, WatchESPN iOS apps updated to add support for Apple's single sign-on

01/10/2017, 01:01 pm

Sports broadcaster ESPN has made it easier for viewers to watch its programming via its apps, with both the ESPN and WatchESPN iOS apps gaining support for Apple's single sign-on feature, as well as compatibility with Google Chromecast and more.

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'Pokemon Go' blocked from iPhone launch in China while state censor evaluates security risks

01/10/2017, 12:01 pm

The highly-popular iPhone game Pokémon Go will not be available in China anytime in the near future, until government officials complete an investigation into the potential risks posed by the game, as well as others using augmented reality and location data.

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Apple pulls app for finding lost AirPods from App Store

01/09/2017, 03:01 pm

Finder for AirPods, an app designed to assist owners of Apple's AirPods in finding their audio accessory if it has been misplaced, was taken down from the App Store just a few days after it launched.

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WeChat CEO celebrates Apple iPhone at 10, challenges App Store with new 'mini programs'

01/09/2017, 09:01 am

After a series of social media posts celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary, WeChat founder Allan Zhang deployed a series of web apps for all smartphone users called "mini programs," in an attempt to combat Apple's dominance in the field and possibly collect some of the billions of dollars fed into the app economy in the future.

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Apple forced to remove LinkedIn app from Russian App Store

01/06/2017, 10:01 pm

Russian authorities recently required Apple and Google to remove the LinkedIn app from their respective digital stores in a move tied to a court ruling from November that blocked access to the service for ignoring local internet regulations.

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iOS-connected LEGO Boost will help children learn programming, building

01/04/2017, 01:01 pm

Children will be able to bring their LEGO creations to life with the help of LEGO Boost, a new building and coding set that utilizes bricks with environment sensors, and a connected iOS application.

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'Super Mario Run' App Store purchases exceed reported 3% guesstimate, Apple says

01/03/2017, 11:01 am

Reports claiming a low number of $9.99 "Super Mario Run" upgrade purchases are said to be inaccurate, based on supposed "wrong assumptions" made by an app analytics firm, AppleInsider has learned.

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Review: 'RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic' for iOS is faithful port of '90s title

12/30/2016, 01:12 pm

Attention computer gamers from the '90s and early '00s: Atari has launched its third try with the "RollerCoaster Tycoon" franchise, and AppleInsider will tell you how well the port of the early titles in the series has transferred over to mobile, as well as explore if the game is worth the relatively steep price tag for mobile, or not.

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Hands on: Duet Display for iPad brings Touch Bar, Apple Pencil to your extended Mac desktop

12/28/2016, 11:12 am

Accelerated multiple-monitor tool Duet Display now brings the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to an extended screen using an iPad, and optional full Apple Pencil support in macOS. AppleInsider shows you what's been updated in the new version.

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NBC's cash-strapped 'Breaking News' app & social media feeds to shut down this week

12/27/2016, 03:12 pm

NBC is pulling the plug on its Breaking News service that feeds the eponymous iOS app on Dec. 31, and is leaving 9.5 million followers on Twitter in the dark as well.

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App Store trends suggest top Christmas gifts: VR, drones, cameras, Amazon Echo

12/26/2016, 10:12 am

Apps for iPhone-connected accessories are among the most popular downloads and search terms following Christmas, offering some insight into the types of toys that proved to be popular gifts this holiday.

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Five of the best board game conversions for your new iPad or iPhone

12/26/2016, 09:12 am

A niche category of the expanding game market on iOS are board game translations. AppleInsider goes beyond Monopoly and Scrabble and looks into five of the best more advanced board games that benefit from an iOS implementation.

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Binge on video, read until your heart's content, and more with the best apps for your new iPad or iPhone

12/25/2016, 03:12 pm

Not only can you work with it, but that new iPad of yours is going to be how you relax and how you stay informed -- AppleInsider picks the apps that should've come in the box.

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Scrivener for iOS update delivers small but strong improvements

12/23/2016, 01:12 pm

The latest solid version of Scrivener, recently refined with an update , shows the writing app has aged well through years of development on multiple platforms. AppleInsider puts it through its paces, and takes a look back at Ulysses too.

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Uber says iPhone app's alleged 24/7 tracking really fault of iOS Maps extension

12/23/2016, 09:12 am

Uber says that the iOS Maps extension is to blame for its iPhone app appearing to track location days or weeks after a person's last ride, rather than any deliberate snooping on its part.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic brings first two PC games to iOS

12/22/2016, 01:12 pm

Atari has released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, an iOS title merging features from the first two RollerCoaster Tycoon PC games, both of which were extremely popular in their original 1999 and 2002 incarnations.

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