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Topic: apps

Apple updates App Review Guidelines with focus on apps for children

08/15/2013, 01:08 am

Ahead of its push for iPads in education initiative, Apple has updated the App Review Guidelines document, adding new sections and regulations specifically targeting child safety.

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Long awaited 'Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time' for iOS now available

08/15/2013, 01:08 am

PopCap Games on Thursday released "Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time" for iOS, the follow up to the publisher's addicting bestseller first released for the Windows and OS X desktop operating systems in 2009.

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Audi debuts augmented reality iOS app, Yelp gets in-app reviews, Vevo now supports AirPlay

08/13/2013, 06:08 pm

Car maker Audi has rolled out a new app for those that own both an Audi A3 and an iPhone or iPad, and Yelp has released a new version of its app that allows users to publish reviews within the app. Meanwhile, Vevo has released another update to its iOS app, adding full AirPlay support.

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Google Play Books for iOS updated with textbook rental support

08/08/2013, 09:08 pm

Google on Thursday updated its iBooks-like Google Play Books port, bringing in-app rentals, highlighting and note taking for scanned books, as well as other features to the iOS title.

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Roku set-top boxes can now stream iOS video content to TVs

08/08/2013, 07:08 pm

In an update to its iOS app on Thursday, Roku added the ability to stream content stored on an iPhone, iPad or iPod directly to a number of its set-top TV products.

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Twitter introduces two-step verification with iOS app update

08/06/2013, 05:08 pm

In a point update to its native iOS app on Tuesday, Twitter brings a host of upgrades to users, including a new photo gallery view, improved search and enhanced security with two-step verification.

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Evidence suggests 'Infinity Blade 3' may already be in development

08/03/2013, 12:08 am

While an anticipated spin-off to the "Infinity Blade" franchise was officially cancelled in July, new evidence suggests iOS developer ChAIR may be actively working on an as-yet-unannounced third installment of the successful gaming series.

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Imgur for iOS brings viral images to iPhone and iPad

07/31/2013, 10:07 pm

Imgur released its first official iOS app this week, offering a browsable and searchable version of the popular online viral picture, meme and GIF repository to Apple's portable devices.

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Amazon updates Kindle iOS app with book searches, slides by App Store purchasing rules

07/30/2013, 04:07 pm

With the latest Kindle for iOS app, Amazon is for the first time offering in-app book searches and previews, the latter including a clever mechanism for purchasing an e-book without having to pay out a percentage to Apple.

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Google to retire Google+ Local for iOS on August 7

07/25/2013, 09:07 pm

In an email being sent to Google Maps users, the Internet search giant announced that it will be retiring localized dining, shopping and entertainment discovery app, Google+ Local for iOS, on August 7.

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Yahoo's updated Fantasy Sports app brings mobile drafting to iOS

07/25/2013, 05:07 pm

Yahoo on Thursday released the 2013 version of its Fantasy Sports app for the upcoming NFL season, offering a revamped look, performance improvements, and the ability to draft players from an iPhone or iPad.

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First malware in the wild found exploiting Bluebox's Android app signing flaw

07/25/2013, 02:07 pm

Just three weeks after Bluebox Security first announced the discovery of a key flaw in Google's Android with the potential to turn devices into a "zombie botnet," Symantec has reported finding rogue apps that take advantage of the vulnerability.

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Google Drive iOS app updated with clickable Web links, new spreadsheet functions

07/24/2013, 05:07 pm

Google on Wednesday pushed out a minor update to its cloud-connected Google Drive iOS app, bringing hooks to the mobile versions of Safari and Chrome, as well as a new way to insert columns and rows into spreadsheets.

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Evernote for iOS updated with Skitch support, Shortcuts, Related Notes

07/18/2013, 10:07 pm

In a substantial upgrade to both free and premium level iPhone and iPad apps, note syncing service Evernote adds synced shortcuts, integration with Skitch for marking up images and PDFs, and a new related notes tool.

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Tumblr issues 'very important' iOS app update to plug security hole

07/16/2013, 11:07 pm

Yahoo-owned Tumblr on Tuesday released a security update for its iPhone and iPad apps to resolve an issue that in some cases would allow user passwords to be compromised.

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Google Maps for iOS adds iPad support, live traffic updates and indoor navigation

07/16/2013, 11:07 pm

Google unveiled a significant update to Google Maps on Tuesday, finally bringing support for Apple's iPad, while adding enhanced features like indoor walking directions and "Explore," a new interface for browsing shopping, dining and lodging destinations.

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WhatsApp Messenger gets iCloud backups in update, Pocket fixes tweet attribution bug

07/16/2013, 09:07 pm

Two popular iOS titles received updates on Tuesday, with WhatsApp Messenger getting cloud storage backups with Apple's iCloud, while content reader, storage and syncing app Pocket squashes a Twitter related bug.

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Editorial: Google's Android haunted by Steve Jobs' warnings on app signing security

07/14/2013, 02:07 pm

In May 2007, I interviewed Steve Jobs on the subject of native apps for the iPhone months before the new phone first went on sale. Six years later, his answers are now haunting Google's rival Android platform because the search giant has failed to heed the advice leaking from the top of Apple's ship.

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Square Enix changes stance, will remove 'Deus Ex: The Fall' jailbreak restriction

07/12/2013, 05:07 pm

Square Enix, publisher of iOS action role-playing game Deus Ex, has decided to remove an in-game limitation that would disable a user's ability to fire a weapon if the title was installed on a jailbroken device.

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eBay debuts store for 3D printed objects with 'Exact' iOS app

07/12/2013, 03:07 pm

Online auction and shopping giant eBay on Friday debuted Exact, an app dedicated to selling customizable 3D printed objects, like iPhone cases, jewelry, and other small items, directly from a user's handset.

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