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Facebook unveils new 'Nearby Friends' geolocation meetup feature

04/17/2014, 02:04 pm

Facebook users will now have an easier time meeting up with friends at social events or planning group activities using the social network's new Nearby Friends feature, an opt-in service that alerts friends when they are close to each other.

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RunKeeper's new Breeze app goes beyond workouts to count daily steps via Apple's M7 chip in iPhone 5s

04/17/2014, 11:04 am

RunKeeper on Thursday launched Breeze, its new step tracking app that harnesses the abilities of the M7 chip found in Apple's iPhone 5s. AppleInsider was given an early hands-on with Breeze, and found it's a great way to track activity from the rest of the day, when you're not out for a run.

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Apple to partner with Shazam for song recognition in iOS 8, report says

04/16/2014, 08:04 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is looking to incorporate a song identification feature into its upcoming iOS 8 operating system, possibly as part of Siri, and is working with Shazam to roll out the capability.

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Apple-highlighted iOS toy Anki Drive gains new cars, tracks & race mode

04/16/2014, 01:04 pm

Anki Drive, a lineup of iOS-compatible intelligent toy race cars which were originally exclusive at retail to Apple Stores, expanded on Wednesday with new cars, tracks, and an entirely new race mode.

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Hyundai's CarPlay-equipped 2015 Sonata will likely be costly

04/16/2014, 12:04 pm

Customers looking to purchase a new CarPlay-equipped vehicle from Hyundai may experience sticker shock, as the company has said that the feature will only be available alongside a navigation system, an upgrade that could cost thousands of dollars.

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TI brings Apple's iBeacon to Bluetooth products for industrial, automotive & embedded applications

04/16/2014, 09:04 am

Silicon firm Texas Instruments on Wednesday announced plans to support Apple's iBeacon microlocation technology across a large swath of TI's Bluetooth product line, including chips for embedded and automotive applications.

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Alpine confirms Apple CarPlay head units coming in 2014

04/15/2014, 04:04 pm

Japanese aftermarket manufacturer Alpine confirmed on Tuesday that it will be the second car audio maker to bring Apple's CarPlay to aftermarket receivers with products set to launch in the U.S. and Europe later this year.

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Google releases Helpouts for iOS, A&E brings live streaming from cable to the iPad

04/15/2014, 03:04 pm

A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store Tuesday as Google brought its Helpouts live video tutorial service to iOS and A&E Networks launched live streaming of its A&E and History channels to the iPad.

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Microsoft launches $70/year Office 365 Personal for Mac, iPad

04/15/2014, 01:04 pm

Pricing on Microsoft's Office 365 service became a little more affordable for individual users on Tuesday, as the company launched a new "Personal" subscription plan priced at $69.99 per year.

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Pioneer announces first aftermarket Apple CarPlay systems, coming this summer starting at $700

04/15/2014, 09:04 am

Apple's forthcoming CarPlay standard for in-vehicle dashboards won't be limited to new cars, as Pioneer announced on Tuesday that it will be bringing five aftermarket options for customers to install in their existing vehicles this summer.

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Apple's CarPlay reportedly coming to aftermarket Alpine stereo systems

04/14/2014, 04:04 pm

Consumers looking for a way to take advantage of Apple's new CarPlay infotainment offering without buying a new vehicle may soon be able to do so, as aftermarket manufacturer Alpine is said to preparing a CarPlay-compatible receiver for release later this year.

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Hands on with MakerBot's iOS-connected 5th generation of 3D printers & Digitizer desktop 3D scanner

04/13/2014, 03:04 pm

As the technology behind 3D printing improves, market leader MakerBot continues to expand its lineup of devices, and is working to enhance its connectivity with Apple's iOS ecosystem.

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Samsung's big bet on Android actually a covert strategy to replace Android

04/11/2014, 04:04 pm

Samsung's success in selling the world's leading volumes of phones through intense, expensive marketing efforts appears to be supporting Android as a platform, but Samsung's internal documents show it has plotted for years to compete against Google with its own mobile OS.

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Apple blocks rival streaming services from iAd, expands its own digital ad team

04/11/2014, 02:04 pm

Apple has reportedly banned British iTunes Radio competitor Bloom.fm from advertising on iAd, even as Apple looks set to expand its own digital reach by adding four new creative agencies to its outside advertising team.

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Facebook to remove Messenger from main app to reduce 'friction'

04/09/2014, 09:04 pm

Facebook on Wednesday started sending out notifications to users in Europe regarding the imminent removal of Messenger from the service's flagship iOS and Android apps, a move that will ultimately force users who chat to download the standalone version.

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MLB brings RBI Baseball back with iOS app, Cyber Dust aims to be Snapchat for texts

04/09/2014, 04:04 pm

iPhone and iPad owners have new options for fun and communication after Major League Baseball released R.B.I. Baseball for Apple's mobile devices and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban brought his Snapchat-like test messaging service out of beta.

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New 'mApp' platform helps museums leverage Apple's iBeacons for interactive exhibits

04/08/2014, 02:04 pm

Museum visits may become far more immersive in the future thanks to Dutch microlocation startup LabWerk's new mApp platform, a deployment and management system that allows museums to quickly and easily roll out iBeacon-based interactive exhibits.

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Apple's iOS 7 reaches 87% adoption, still growing faster than Android 4.4 KitKat

04/07/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple has updated its App Store statistics for April, reporting that 87 percent of its users accessing the iTunes Store have now installed its latest iOS 7.

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Review: Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 makes iPhone aerial reconnaissance easy

04/06/2014, 06:04 am

As one of the most popular iOS-friendly aerial camera platforms available, Parrot's AR.Drone has become a great example of what's possible within Apple's mobile ecosystem. AppleInsider was recently able to spend time with the second-generation version to see if it's worth the $300 price of entry.

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Briefly: Apple updates iPhoto for iOS with print order enhancements, bug fixes

04/03/2014, 08:04 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out a minor update to its iPhoto app for iOS, building on an in-app print ordering capability by adding the option to include white borders around selected pictures.

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