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Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2

11/13/2017, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday supplied developers with a third pre-release beta of its four major platforms, all of which are due to receive point-two releases in the coming weeks.

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Logitech will offer all Harmony Link owners a free upgrade to its iOS-connected Harmony Hub

11/10/2017, 10:11 am

After announcing that its Harmony Link remote control device will no longer operate as of March of 2018, Logitech has revealed it will upgrade all existing customers to its successor, the Harmony Hub, at no cost.

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Skype for iOS borrows from Snapchat by adding machine learning-based photo filters

11/09/2017, 02:11 pm

Microsoft has updated Skype for iOS to include new Snapchat-style filters in the iPhone and iPad messaging app, with the additional stickers and photo effects borrowing heavily from Sprinkles, an experimental iPhone camera app that relied on machine learning Microsoft released in April.

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Firefox iOS version 10 released with 'Photon' design and menu changes

11/09/2017, 01:11 pm

Firefox has updated the iOS version of its browser to version 10.0, with the milestone release featuring a refreshed modern interface and changes to the menu system, ahead of another major update arriving on the desktop version of the browser next week.

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Origin of Apple's 'A ?' QuickType bug a mystery, but notoriety grows with spread of memes, tweets

11/09/2017, 11:11 am

An iOS QuickType and autocorrect bug replacing the letter "i" with the letter A and a strange character has seemingly spread, despite the fact that no software updates have arrived. Its persistence raises questions as to what exactly is causing the autocorrect issue to proliferate -- and is also drawing jokes on social media.

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Free-to-play 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' and 'PES 2018 Mobile' iPhone games land on the App Store

11/09/2017, 10:11 am

Two games from very different franchises arrived in the App Store this week, with 'South Park: Phone Destroyer' introducing crude humor to the card collection genre, while PES 2018 Mobile's annual refresh adds real time multiplayer with friends.

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Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift among the top 20 fastest growing, in demand skills

11/08/2017, 07:11 pm

Freelancer site Upwork published a listing of the top twenty fastest growing skills of the more than 5,000 it tracks. The list cited Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift and Objective-C, along with nod toward new technologies in iOS 11, including Augmented Reality and Machine Learning.

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Niantic follows up 'Pokemon Go' with 'Harry Potter' AR game for iPhone

11/08/2017, 04:11 pm

Game developer Niantic's follow-up to the popular 'Pokemon Go' could end up being a similar game but within a different major franchise, with 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' being prepared for launch sometime in 2018, complete with augmented reality and travel-based gameplay elements.

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Apple Pay Cash support arrives in iOS 11.2 beta as public testers receive second build

11/07/2017, 02:11 pm

Just a day after developers were supplied with a second pre-release beta of iOS 11.2, Apple issued a new build for public testers as well, but with one small surprise: Apple Pay Cash is now available to try ahead of its public launch.

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iOS 11.2 will let app devs charge less for introductory auto-renewing subscriptions

11/06/2017, 07:11 pm

With iOS 11.2, currently in beta testing, app developers will be able to offer cheaper introductory rates to auto-renewing subscribers.

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Apple offers temporary fix for iOS 11 'i' bug until future software update arrives

11/06/2017, 09:11 am

Apple has acknowledged the existence of a bug in iOS 11 concerning the autocorrection of the letter 'i,' by offering affected users a work around via its support pages until a software update is released that solves the issue.

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How Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X

11/04/2017, 06:11 pm

With a vibrant, full-faced OLED screen sporting handsomely-rounded corners edged in polished stainless steel, passive biometrics that "just work" to authenticate you without conscious effort, buttery smooth swipe navigation for multitasking and a simple side control to invoke Siri and Apple Pay, iPhone X is nothing like other phones. But it's exactly like Apple Watch, which began paving the way for a generational iPhone leap back in 2014 at its introduction next to the more basic styling of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Amazon embraces Apple's ARKit, adds virtual product previews to iOS shopping app

11/02/2017, 10:11 am

Amazon has become the latest major retailer to embrace Apple's ARKit, with an update to its iOS shopping app providing its customers the ability to see how a selection of its products will look within their home using augmented reality.

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Super Mario Run, other apps updated to support iPhone X display and Face ID

11/01/2017, 11:11 pm

With Apple's iPhone X due to launch on Friday, developers, including Apple itself, are rolling out updates to take advantage of the device's larger Super Retina OLED display and unique features like Face ID authentication.

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GarageBand 2.3 for iOS adds classic drum sequencer, Taiko drums, iPhone X Super Retina support

11/01/2017, 01:11 pm

Apple has deployed an update for the iOS version of GarageBand, with the new version taking advantage of the Super Retina display on the iPhone X, as well as adding a new sound library and a "classic" beat sequencer.

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Apple issues first public beta of iOS 11.2

11/01/2017, 01:11 pm

Just a few days after the first beta of iOS 11.2 was issued to registered developers, Apple has now supplied members of its public beta program with the pre-release software for iPhone and iPad.

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Woolworths Australia adds rewards card to Apple Wallet app

10/31/2017, 11:10 pm

Australian grocer Woolworths this month became the first retailer in the country to link its rewards card with Apple Wallet, allowing customers to load and redeem points and discounts via the digital wallet system.

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Internet discovers Apple's Photos object detection feature, controversy inevitably ensues

10/30/2017, 10:10 pm

Twitter on Monday caught wind of how specific a now year-old object recognition feature in Apple Photos can get, with users expressing concern over the system's ability to detect "brassieres."

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Watch: 50 most useful Siri commands

10/30/2017, 07:10 pm

Apple's Siri understands a huge number of commands and queries, from relatively simple tasks like turning on HomeKit-connected lights to more complex requests like translating words into foreign languages. AppleInsider went through the list and picked out 50 of the most useful.

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How to delete the apps left over after an iTunes 12.7 install to regain storage on macOS or Windows

10/26/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple's decision to remove the iOS App Store from iTunes as part of the version 12.7 update controversially took away the ability to download apps to a Mac or PC, but all of the locally-stored apps were kept in place. We show you how to delete these files and free up some storage in the process.

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