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Topic: iOS

Facebook, casual games dominate list of most popular iOS apps of all time

09/02/2015, 08:09 pm

According to fresh statistics from analytics firm App Annie published on Wednesday, social media giant Facebook is responsible for four of the top ten most downloaded iOS apps of all time, with Google and Apple titles in tow.

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iOS 9's News app grows to 50 publishers amid Safari ad blocking worries

09/02/2015, 03:09 pm

When its News app launches this fall alongside iOS 9, Apple will have over 50 publishing partners on board, a report revealed on Wednesday.

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Google's Android Wear for iOS confirmed incompatible with Apple's HealthKit

09/01/2015, 07:09 pm

In announcing Android Wear for iOS on Monday, Google noted users can track steps, calories and other biometric readings in-app, but failed to confirm HealthKit compatibility. It has since been learned that Google chose not to integrate with Apple's platform, instead opting for its own Google Fit service.

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LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

09/01/2015, 05:09 pm

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.

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Amazon Prime Video adds offline viewing in iOS update

09/01/2015, 10:09 am

Amazon has raised the bar for functionality in its streaming video race against Netflix, giving iOS users the ability to download movies and television shows to their devices for offline viewing on their iPhone or iPad.

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Apple Pay transaction limit increased to 30 pounds in UK

08/31/2015, 10:08 pm

As promised when Apple Pay launched in the UK earlier this year, iPhone and Watch owners can now make touchless payments of up to 30 pounds without entering in a PIN number or signature.

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Apple continues enterprise push with new Cisco partnership, will optimize networks for iOS

08/31/2015, 02:08 pm

Corporate users will soon have one more reason to choose Apple's mobile devices over those from other firms, as networking behemoth Cisco is set to team up with the Cupertino company to optimize enterprise networks for iPhones, iPads, and iOS apps.

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'KeyRaider' malware harvests 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken iOS devices

08/31/2015, 01:08 pm

A new form of iOS malware making its way around the jailbreak scene has resulted in the theft of credentials linked to at least 225,000 Apple IDs, resulting in fraudulent app purchases and in some cases ransom demands.

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Google offers 'short term fix' to help ad publishers bypass Apple's iOS 9 security protocol

08/27/2015, 10:08 pm

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple's upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appearing.

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For consumers, Apple's CarPlay takes backseat to practical in-car technology

08/25/2015, 07:08 pm

A study published on Tuesday shows consumers are largely indifferent to high profile automotive infotainment initiatives from Apple and Google, instead exhibiting considerably more interest in practical car technology like blind spot detection and lumbar seat adjustment.

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With iOS 8.4.1, Apple patches app sandbox vulnerability that could lead to enterprise data theft

08/20/2015, 12:08 pm

Last week's release of iOS 8.4.1 brought more than just Apple Music fixes -- it also patched a previously undisclosed hole in the app sandbox that made it possible for iOS devices operating in managed environments to unknowingly leak configuration and credential data to other third-party apps.

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Apple outs iOS 9 Maps transit data sources, new business listing aggregators

08/19/2015, 07:08 pm

In a change to its Apple Maps Acknowledgements webpage, Apple revealed an initial list of data providers used to populate the upcoming transit mapping feature in Maps for iOS 9, as well as two new aggregators of business listings.

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Slack CEO denigrates Apple's Siri in announcing work on own team-serving virtual assistant

08/17/2015, 08:08 pm

Slack Technologies founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield on Monday revealed plans to invest in artificial intelligence with an eye on virtual assistant tech for work groups, while calling Apple's solution "nearly useless."

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Interchange fees, hubris key challenges to Australian Apple Pay rollout

08/17/2015, 01:08 am

Apple is reportedly facing pushback as it tries to roll out Apple Pay in Australia, as major banks in the region are reluctant to cede a slice of the AU$2 billion they take in with interchange fees in exchange for technology some say is already available in the country.

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TestFlight update lets developers seed iOS 9 app builds to anyone

08/13/2015, 06:08 pm

A week after updating its TestFlight app evaluation tool with support for iOS 9, Apple on Thursday added a backend feature that allows developers to seed beta builds of their apps to users outside of their dev teams.

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Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 with fixes for Apple Music and iCloud Music Library

08/13/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released to the public iOS 8.4.1, a maintenance and security update that the company said fixes issues with its recently launched Apple Music streaming subscription service related to playlists, iCloud Music Library, offline music and more.

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Apple brings native flight tracking support to iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

08/12/2015, 05:08 pm

An unannounced feature rolling out in Apple's upcoming iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan operating systems will let users view up-to-date airline flight status, as well as a preview of projected flight paths, using specially crafted data detectors.

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Prosecutors press on with 'think of the children' campaign against encryption in iOS, Android

08/12/2015, 09:08 am

Law enforcement officials have continued to make their caseagainst the new, heftier encryption introduced last year by Apple and Google for their respective mobile operating systems, charging once again that the changes are standing in the way of capturing murderers, pedophiles, sex traffickers, and terrorists.

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Apple expands Maps Flyover coverage to 20 cities in Europe, Japan and more

08/11/2015, 07:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its Maps Flyover availability webpage to reflect the addition of 21 cities including multiple destinations in France and a handful of sites in Mexico, among others.

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iOS 9 poised to be 'game changer' as ad blocking already costs publishers $22B yearly

08/11/2015, 01:08 pm

With this fall's release of iOS 9, Apple will allow users to natively block content in mobile Safari for the first time --a change which at least one study believes will be a "game changer" in an industry that already costs publishers more than $20 billion per year.

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