10/07/2014, 10:10 pm
An Apple Pay setup screen discovered in the latest iOS 8.1 beta 2 suggests Apple's next iOS update will in fact debut alongside the company's much-anticipated mobile payments system, which uses NFC connectivity to conduct secure transactions via iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets.
10/07/2014, 05:10 pm
According to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hands- and eyes-free infotainment and smartphone control systems can be dangerously distracting to drivers. And Apple's iOS 7 version of Siri ranks among the worst.
10/07/2014, 02:10 pm
Users of popular money-sending service Square Cash can now use their iPhone's location services to quickly locate nearby recipients, while fans of Amazon Instant Video will find a number of new user interface enhancements designed to make viewing better.
10/07/2014, 01:10 pm
The second beta of iOS 8.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was supplied to developers on Tuesday, as Apple prepares for an anticipated public launch, presumably with Apple Pay, later this month.
10/07/2014, 11:10 am
Silicon Valley startup Plastc on Tuesday unveiled a new, iOS-connected smart payment card with a number of innovative features -- including built-in, programmable NFC and RFID -- less than a month before Apple is expected to unleash Apple Pay, its own bid to eliminate the plastic in consumers' wallets.
10/06/2014, 09:10 pm
In an update to its developer portal on Monday, Apple revealed 47 percent of iOS devices tracked through the App Store are running the latest iOS 8, a change of only one percent over the past two weeks.
10/06/2014, 04:10 pm
Google on Monday issued an update to its popular Gmail client for iOS, bringing compatibility for the Retina HD displays found in Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.
10/06/2014, 03:10 pm
A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store recently as the New York Times announced on Monday that it will makes content in its popular NYT Now app available for free this week, 1Password gained native support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and Angry Birds Star Wars II was on the receiving end of a major content update.
10/06/2014, 09:10 am
Graphics software giant Adobe on Monday overhauled nearly every one of its existing iOS app offerings, and added a number of new options including Premiere Clip -- a new mobile video editing app -- that tie into the company's Creative Cloud platform.
10/03/2014, 03:10 pm
iPhone users with an oversized collection of pictures looking for help to shrink their photo library can turn to Flic, a new app that borrows from the popular dating service Tinder by allowing users to swipe right to save, and left for deletion.
10/03/2014, 12:10 pm
Apple's iOS 8 update released last month has created major problems for users who connect their iPhone to their car's stereo system via Bluetooth, but there are indications that a fix may be on the way with the upcoming iOS 8.1 update.
10/03/2014, 11:10 am
Users have can greater control over their privacy with Apple's iOS 8 update, thanks to newly added options to hide individual photos, and to hide App Store purchases directly from an iPhone or iPad.
10/02/2014, 12:10 pm
Users looking for fewer distractions on their iPhone, or those who simply want to provide a better look at their wallpaper, can choose to have a blank first home screen in Apple's newly released iOS 8 update.
10/02/2014, 10:10 am
Though it arrived later than expected, Pioneer on Thursday supplied updates for its existing NEX lineup of car stereos to support Apple's CarPlay. In addition, popular streaming music service Spotify also saw an update to its iOS application to add support for Apple's new car infotainment platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.