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Topic: iOS

Snap by Groupon for iOS pays users cash back on grocery purchases

10/02/2014, 10:10 am

Deal seeking site Groupon on Thursday launched a new application dubbed Snap, which pays users cash back for purchasing specific items when at the grocery store.

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Apple releases iCloud tool to check device Activation Lock status

10/01/2014, 10:10 pm

Adding to its collection of Web-based security tools, Apple on Wednesday published a webpage that allows users to check a device's Activation Lock status, ensuring safe and smooth transfer of ownership for used iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models.

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Apple Store app updated for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

10/01/2014, 05:10 pm

The Apple Store app, one of the few first-party iOS apps left untouched when iOS 8 launched last month, was finally updated on Wednesday when Apple added support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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iOS-connected Hexoskin fitness tracking smart shirt now available

10/01/2014, 03:10 pm

The $399 Hexoskin biometric smart shirt is now available for purchase in the U.S., giving athletes the ability to measure, track and improve their performance in real time, with data on heart rate, breathing and more.

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PopKey GIF keyboard for iOS 8 debuts, Tweetbot adds support for iPhone 6 & interactive notifications

10/01/2014, 02:10 pm

Users looking to get the most out of their newly updated iOS 8 device can download a pair of apps that were made available Wednesday: the PopKey keyboard for convenient access to animated GIF images, and Tweetbot with support for the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays as well as interactive notifications.

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iOS 8 makes it easier to access desktop websites in Safari

10/01/2014, 12:10 pm

Users who prefer to browse the web without the constraints of "mobile optimized" websites can now do so easily in iOS 8 thanks to a new "Request Desktop Site" button in Mobile Safari.

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U.S. Attorney General voices concern over Apple's iOS 8 security features

09/30/2014, 08:09 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder is the latest government official to come down on new mobile OS security features from Apple and Google that make unlocking a smartphone nearly impossible, even for law enforcement agencies.

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Apple Pay settings menu, reference to iPad with Touch ID discovered in iOS 8.1 beta

09/29/2014, 10:09 pm

As some expected, Apple's latest iOS 8.1 beta build contains assets for the upcoming Apple Pay mobile payments service, including hidden settings menus and references to an iPad with Touch ID fingerprint recognition.

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Latest iOS 8 bug reportedly causes unwanted deletion of iCloud Drive documents

09/29/2014, 07:09 pm

Adding to Apple's iOS 8 launch troubles, a report on Monday claims the operating system's "Reset All Settings" feature for hardware wiping user preferences also deletes data stored in iCloud Drive.

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Apple issues first iOS 8.1, Apple TV and Xcode 6.1 betas to developers

09/29/2014, 06:09 pm

Following last week's two iOS 8 bug fixes, Apple on Monday seeded the first beta of the iOS 8.1 maintenance update to developers, potentially with assets to enable Apple Pay mobile payments service.

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Waze for Apple's iOS adds Waze Places crowdsourced POI system

09/29/2014, 02:09 pm

Social navigation app Waze on Monday added a new Waze Places point-of-interest feature, extending its crowdsourced data model from traffic information to data on business and other popular destinations.

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Apple stops iOS 7.1.2 code signing, restricts downgrading from iOS 8

09/26/2014, 05:09 pm

After rolling out two point updates for iOS 8 earlier this week, Apple on Friday stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 firmware, meaning users who migrated to the new mobile operating system no longer have the option of downgrading.

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iOS 8 tells you what app is draining your iPhone's battery

09/26/2014, 02:09 pm

Users curious about what's draining their iPhone or iPad battery can now see exactly where that precious electricity is being consumed, thanks to a new battery usage feature found in iOS 8.

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After iOS 8.0.2, Apple gives HealthKit apps the green light on iPhone App Store

09/26/2014, 02:09 pm

A bug in the final release version of iOS 8 prompted Apple to remove HealthKit-enabled apps from the App Store, but the problem has been fixed in a new update and HealthKit is once again free to roam Apple's virtual shelves.

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How to customize, hide or remove QuickType suggestions with the iOS 8 keyboard

09/26/2014, 12:09 pm

Apple has flaunted iOS's software keyboard since the original iPhone, but the now-familiar input device saw scarce upgrades until iOS 8 added a new QuickType predictive suggestion bar. AppleInsider takes a look at how users can make the most of the new -- and some old --features.

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Apple issues iOS 8.0.2 with fixes for iOS 8.0.1 cellular and Touch ID bugs [u]

09/25/2014, 08:09 pm

One day following the botched iOS 8.0.1 update release, Apple on Thursday issued iOS 8.0.2, essentially a fix for the prior fix targeting issues with the HealthKit framework for connected wellness apps and devices.

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Increase the chances of recovering your lost iPhone by enabling 'Send Last Location' in iOS 8

09/25/2014, 11:09 am

A new and potentially crucial feature in iOS 8 allows an iPhone or iPad to send out its last-known location just before the device's battery dies, increasing the chances that a user might be able to recover their lost Apple product.

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Apple-IBM enterprise partnership the result of 8 months of wide-ranging talks

09/24/2014, 02:09 pm

The landmark enterprise tie-up between Apple and 103-year-old technology behemoth IBM, announced earlier this year, was not the first collaboration that Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM chief Ginni Rometty discussed, according to a new report.

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Apple's iOS 8.0.1 update breaks cellular connectivity, Touch ID support for many users

09/24/2014, 01:09 pm

Following the release of iOS 8.0.1 on Wednesday, many users began experiencing issues with the maintenance and software update, finding that their handset could no longer establish a cellular connection or recognize their fingerprint upon installing, prompting Apple to pull the update

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Apple releases, then pulls iOS 8.0.1 with support for HealthKit apps, Photo Library fixes, more [u]

09/24/2014, 01:09 pm

Just a week after the debut of iOS 8, Apple has provided an update for its newly upgraded mobile operating system, addressing a number of bugs related to HealthKit, Photos, third-party keyboards, Reachability, and much more. But the update was quickly pulled after iPhone 6 users began experiencing serious bugs.

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