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Topic: iOS

Google adding fingerprint support to 'Android M' - report

05/22/2015, 12:05 pm

The next version of Google's Android mobile operating system will reportedly bring system-wide support for fingerprint authentication, paving the way for more Android devices to adopt Touch ID-style biometrics.

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Apple Store app updated with two-step authentication, deeper Touch ID integration

05/21/2015, 09:05 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its Apple Store app for iOS with more comprehensive Touch ID support and a new two-factor authentication feature for securing users' Apple ID accounts.

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Apple highlights accessibility in iOS apps, Apple Watch for Global Awareness Accessibility Day

05/21/2015, 05:05 pm

In recognition of Global Awareness Accessibility Day on May 21, Apple has showcased a series of iOS apps and published a podcast highlighting its efforts to make Apple Watch easy to use for people with disabilities.

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Spotify gains video, moods, and podcasts, Facebook Messenger rolls out video calls globally

05/20/2015, 04:05 pm

Music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of major changes -- including the addition of videos, podcasts, and mood-based playlists -- while Facebook officially expanded Messenger video calls worldwide.

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Apple acquires high-accuracy GPS technology firm Coherent Navigation

05/17/2015, 02:05 pm

In the midst of a major overhaul for its Maps service, Apple seems to have made another under-the-radar acquisition as the company apparently snapped up Coherent Navigation, makers of high-accuracy GPS devices and software.

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Apple refutes report of delayed HomeKit launch, says first products coming in June

05/14/2015, 04:05 pm

Apple on Thursday refuted claims that software issues have forced the company to push back its HomeKit Internet of Things initiative, saying the first compatible devices are on schedule to launch in June.

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Broadcom announces hardware platform fully compatible with Apple's HomeKit framework

05/13/2015, 05:05 pm

Broadcom on Tuesday announced that the software development kit for its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) platform has been fully vetted by Apple for use with the HomeKit framework, paving the way for wider adoption of the iOS-connected Internet of Things protocol.

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Apple expands App Analytics beta to all developers

05/13/2015, 04:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday opened up the App Analytics beta to all registered iOS developers, moving beyond an early system in which people had to request access and briefly wait for their chance to participate.

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Archdiocese of San Francisco to begin accepting church donations through Apple's iPhone

05/13/2015, 03:05 pm

Starting this Friday, Catholics in San Francisco will be able to donate to their local church by using an iPhone app, bringing modern technology to the millennia-old practice of tithing.

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BitTorrent's Bleep secure chat comes to iOS, Microsoft adds features to core iOS Office apps

05/12/2015, 04:05 pm

BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features.

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iOS-connected Lily drone promises to make aerial photography simpler than ever

05/12/2015, 03:05 pm

A newly announced iOS-compatible camera drone ditches controllers entirely, making it as simple as tossing the device into the sky to begin recording high-quality aerial footage.

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Apple's Cook 'very bullish' on Chinese Apple Pay rollout, in talks with banks and Alibaba

05/11/2015, 10:05 pm

During a recent visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is moving forward with talks to roll out Apple Pay in partnership with regional banks and perhaps e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

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New York Times goes free in app update, Periscope moves beyond Twitter accounts

05/11/2015, 08:05 pm

In a pair of iOS app updates on Monday, The New York Times dropped subscription fees for unlimited article access, while live-streaming video app Periscope added profile creation options for users who lack Twitter accounts.

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Apple releases third developer, second public betas of iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4

05/11/2015, 12:05 pm

With less than a month to go before its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple on Monday issued third betas of iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 to developers, and second public betas to people in the AppleSeed testing program.

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Apple's iOS holds lead in enterprise for Q1 on strong iPhone 6 demand, but tablet share eroding

05/11/2015, 08:05 am

Riding a wave of record-breaking iPhone sales, Apple remained the market leader in enterprise mobile device activations for the first quarter of 2015, but competitors are slowly eating away at iPad's tablet share, according to Good Technology.

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SEGA to withdraw older, substandard iOS games in spring cleaning

05/08/2015, 05:05 pm

Japanese games maker SEGA on Friday said it will soon cull a number of back catalog titles from Apple's iOS App Store in an effort to maintain a level of consistency across its software lineup.

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Nintendo plans to release 5 smartphone games within next two years

05/08/2015, 10:05 am

Legendary video game maker Nintendo plans to take a "less is more" approach with its entrance into the smartphone gaming market, revealing this week that it only plans to release a handful of games within the next few years.

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LifeMap Solutions reports success in post to Apple's ResearchKit blog

05/07/2015, 08:05 pm

In the first third-party post to Apple's ResearchKit blog, mobile health provider LifeMap Solutions reports seeing high rates of consent and participation due in large part to iOS and iPhone app "stickiness."

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Apple VoiceOver accessibility receives award from American Foundation for the Blind

05/06/2015, 03:05 pm

The American Foundation for the Blind announced Apple among its four honorees to receive a Helen Keller Achievement Award later this June, recognizing the company's contribution to accessibility with VoiceOver.

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Pixelmator coming to iPhone as universal app, iPad version on sale for 50% off

05/06/2015, 09:05 am

Popular photo editing app Pixelmator, already available on Mac and iPad, will also be coming to Apple's iPhone in the near future, the company announced on Wednesday.

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