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Apple's App Store continues to pay developers more than Google Play, thanks to Chinese iOS users

01/17/2017, 01:01 pm

The App Store remains more profitable for iOS developers than the Google Play store is for Android apps, new estimates reveal, with App Store revenues in China also continuing to climb at a fast pace.

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The best third-party apps for iOS 10 that support Apple's Siri

01/17/2017, 11:01 am

Since the launch of iOS 10 last September, Apple has made it possible for third-party applications to respond to voice commands through its Siri personal assistant. AppleInsider offers a list of some of the the best apps that boast Siri support.

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WhatsApp backdoor defeats end-to-end encryption, potentially allows Facebook to read messages [u]

01/13/2017, 12:01 pm

The security of the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service may not be as strong as previously believed, with a reported discovery of a backdoor that potentially allows Facebook see the contents of encrypted messages [updated with statement from WhatsApp].

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Nintendo's new Switch console will allow remote parental controls via Apple's iPhone

01/13/2017, 10:01 am

In announcing its upcoming Switch console this week, Nintendo revealed that parents will have access to extensive controls on how their children play by way of a mobile app available for Apple's iOS.

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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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