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Google ends Hands Free mobile payments pilot, iOS app will stop working Feb. 8

02/02/2017, 01:02 pm

Hands Free, a pilot app from Google that let customers perform mobile payments in stores without needing to present their iPhone or Android smartphone at the checkout, will shut down next month after almost a year of testing.

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YouTube app for iPhone and iPad updated with controls in lockscreen, Control Center

02/02/2017, 11:02 am

Google has updated the YouTube app for Apple's iPhone and iPad with easier access to playback controls, particularly when casting videos to TVs, Chromecasts, set-tops, and other devices.

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Snapchat looks to extend iPhone app's Lenses feature to locations

02/01/2017, 02:02 pm

Future versions of Snapchat for the iPhone could reportedly recognize and overlay images onto the world around you, extending well beyond just facial recognition.

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GoPro puts iPhone-connected Karma drone back on sale after fixing power loss issues

02/01/2017, 12:02 pm

GoPro on Wednesday re-released the Karma, its first aerial camera drone, having dealt with an issue that was causing some early models to drop out of the air.

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Following Mario's mobile success, Nintendo plans to release 2-3 new iPhone games each year

02/01/2017, 09:02 am

Fresh off announcing results for "Super Mario Run"-- which for now remains an exclusive to Apple's iPhone -- Nintendo will reportedly be sticking to a schedule of just two or three mobile games per year.

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Google open-sources Chrome browser for Apple's iOS, promises faster development

01/31/2017, 02:01 pm

Google on Tuesday announced that the iOS version of Chrome is now open-source, something which could potentially aid developers and accelerate official releases of the browser.

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'BioShock' for iOS is officially dead, developer 2K reveals

01/30/2017, 09:01 pm

Following a hyped release in 2014, and a subsequent removal from the App Store due to compatibility issues, developer 2K has revealed its lauded first person shooter "BioShock" is unlikely to make a return to Apple's portable devices.

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Apple ceases iOS 10.2 code signing following iOS 10.2.1 release

01/30/2017, 08:01 pm

After the successful release of iOS 10.2.1 last week, Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 10.2, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system.

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Apple Maps gets Houston transit data ahead of Super Bowl LI

01/30/2017, 03:01 am

In time for Super Bowl LI, Apple on Sunday expanded Apple Maps transit data to include regional and metropolitan pubic transportation services in the Houston, Texas, area.

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Apple extends $100 credit expiration for developers trying App Store Search Ads

01/26/2017, 05:01 pm

A $100 promotional credit for Apple's App Store Search Ads has been extended until March 30, according to a notification, in a bid to get more developers using the service to highlight their titles in search results.

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HBO Go adds support for Apple's TV app, single sign-on authentication

01/26/2017, 04:01 pm

HBO on Thursday released an important update to its iOS app for cable subscribers, HBO Go, enabling support for Apple's dedicated TV app, as well as single sign-on with compatible cable or streaming providers.

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Google Maps for iOS gets real-time 'Popular Times' in latest update

01/25/2017, 10:01 pm

Google on Wednesday updated its Google Maps iOS app with live "Popular Times" integration, a tool that lets users see how crowded a particular location is in real time, and automatic recognition of addresses in clipboard.

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iOS 10.3 promises to limit review pop-ups, add floating one-handed keyboard on iPad

01/24/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple's iOS 10.3 update, now in beta, will eventually limit how often an app can harass users about leaving a review -- and might also include a floating keyboard for smaller iPads, early adopters noted on Tuesday.

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Hands-on with the completely revamped Terminology dictionary app

01/22/2017, 01:01 pm

AppleInsider delves into the newly re-written Terminology app, which provides definitions for words highlighted within other apps.

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Vine creates searchable video archive after social network shut down

01/20/2017, 06:01 pm

After shutting down social networking features last week, Vine on Friday made good on a promise to activate what it calls the Vine Archive, an online browsable repository of all user content created during the service's four-year run.

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Rumor: FaceTime group video calls to debut in iOS 11

01/20/2017, 05:01 pm

Potentially fulfilling a long-standing iPhone and iPad feature request, FaceTime might finally support group video calls with iOS 11, a report claimed on Friday.

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Canadian antitrust bureau reaches deal with Apple and e-book publishers

01/20/2017, 03:01 pm

Canada's Competition Bureau on Friday announced an agreement with Apple and three e-book publishers, allowing other sellers such as Amazon and Kobo to offer discounts on titles, despite the first group's attempts to keep prices higher.

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Popular beauty app Meitu checks if iPhone is jailbroken, sends carrier data back to Chinese developer

01/20/2017, 10:01 am

One of the App Store's top downloads -- an app for creating Anime-style self portraits -- is a potential privacy risk to its users, as researchers have discovered the app sends details about carrier, and whether the iPhone has been jailbroken, back to the developer.

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Unicode committee to meet at Apple campus, discuss addition of redhead emoji

01/19/2017, 06:01 pm

Unicode Technical Committee members will meet at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., next week to discuss the addition of new emoji or modifiers that would introduce redhead characters in a future iteration of the standard.

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How to add and switch between Instagram accounts on iPhone

01/19/2017, 05:01 pm

Facebook's Instagram is a convenient way to share photos as well as short videos, but for many reasons it can be smart to have multiple personas on the service. Here's how to add additional profiles on Apple's iPhone and switch between them.

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