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Google Play downloads are growing, but Apple's App Store commands 70% of revenue

01/28/2015, 09:01 am

Downloads still aren't translating to dollars for Google and developers who create applications for its Play store for Android devices, as Apple's iOS App Store remains far and away the most profitable digital storefront, according to the latest data.

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Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 reducing storage required to update, squashing Spotlight bugs, more

01/27/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued an update for its iOS mobile operating system, addressing complaints about how much storage was required to install new software, and also fixing a number of bugs related to FaceTime, iMessages, Spotlight, and iPad multitasking gestures.

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Roundup: The best ways to stave off cabin fever with your iPhone or iPad

01/27/2015, 09:01 am

We all know what it's like to be stuck indoors thanks to inclement weather. Fortunately, the bevy of electronic devices that most of us now carry are capable of providing nearly endless entertainment if stocked properly (and the power holds out). AppleInsider took a look at some of the best games and apps for passing the time.

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Apple closing independent TestFlight service at the end of February

01/26/2015, 12:01 pm

Developers still using the old, independent TestFlight service for beta testing iOS apps now have one month to migrate to the new iTunes Connect-based offering, as the company announced on Monday that it would shutter TestFlightApp.com on Feb. 26.

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AppleInsider's iOS app updated with dismissible Plus trial option, remains free for all

01/25/2015, 04:01 pm

Apple fans who want to keep up with the latest news out of Cupertino can now do so more efficiently with the official AppleInsider app, designed for both iPhone and iPad, which has been updated to address concerns brought forth by readers.

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Apple's HomeKit MFi program only began in November, chips still being finalized

01/23/2015, 02:01 pm

Manufacturers of "connected home" devices that wish to integrate with HomeKit reportedly could not begin seeking certification for those products under Apple's MFi program until November, some six months after the initiative was announced.

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Twitter debuts While you were away' posts on iOS, Web version coming soon

01/21/2015, 07:01 pm

Twitter on Wednesday announced "While you were away" recaps, a new feature designed to keep users up to date with the goings on of people they follow by surfacing missed posts in their home timeline.

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Bugs in Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 may force Samsung to use its own Exynos chips in Galaxy S6

01/21/2015, 03:01 am

A new report claims that Samsung has decided against using Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 Application Processor in its next flagship smartphone due to overheating issues, and will instead be forced use its own internally developed (and significantly slower) Exynos chip instead.

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Google updates Chrome Web browser for iOS with OS X Handoff support, 'material design'

01/20/2015, 06:01 pm

With a Tuesday update to its Chrome browser for iOS, Google expanded its new "material design" aesthetic to yet another iOS title, while baking in Handoff support for quick platform switching between iOS and Mac.

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LastPass unveils new Mac app, Khan Academy brings full experience to iPad

01/20/2015, 12:01 pm

Two popular brands released interesting new apps for the Apple ecosystem on Tuesday, as web-based password manager LastPass unveiled its first native Mac app while educational non-profit Khan Academy launched an all-new iPad app.

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After eating Intel's mobile lunch, Apple could next devour Qualcomm's Baseband Processor business

01/20/2015, 06:01 am

While rumors have long claimed that Apple has plans to replace Intel's x86 chips in Macs with its own custom ARM Application Processors, there are a series of more valuable opportunities available to Apple's internal silicon design team, each of which has the potential to replicate Apple's history of beating Intel in mobile chips.

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Apple once again alerts iOS 8 app developers to upcoming 64-bit requirement

01/19/2015, 08:01 pm

Apple on Monday posted a note to the News and Updates section of its Developer website reminding app makers that starting Feb. 1, all new iOS 8 software submitted to the App Store must include 64-bit support.

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How Intel lost the mobile chip business to Apple's Ax ARM Application Processors

01/19/2015, 03:01 pm

Between 2005 and 2014, Intel fumbled the ball in mobile chips, losing its position as the world's leading processor supplier by failing to competitively address the vast mobile market and enabling Apple to incrementally develop what are now the most powerful mainstream Application Processors to ship in vast volumes. Here's how it happened, the lessons learned and how Apple could make it happen again.

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Sid Meier's Starships coming to Mac and iPad, Google's new Calendar app for iOS shown in screenshots

01/19/2015, 01:01 pm

Legendary game designer Sid Meier is set to release his newest turn-based game later this spring with support for Apple's Mac and iPad, while Google's forthcoming Google Calendar app for iOS --the first Google-designed native app for the web calendar service -- has been detailed in new, leaked screenshots.

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The road ahead: 3 ways Apple could push Maps forward with iOS 9 in 2015

01/18/2015, 06:01 am

Just under three years after Apple evicted Google Maps from iOS, Cupertino's own mapping and navigation offering still has some critical weaknesses. AppleInsider looks ahead at what the next 12 months could have in store for Apple Maps.

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Google in talks to purchase Apple Pay competitor Softcard, report says

01/16/2015, 09:01 pm

A report on Friday claims Google is looking to strengthen its mobile payments solution with the purchase of Softcard, an NFC-based system backed by major U.S. wireless telecoms.

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Baking iBooks into iOS 8 has led to 1M new users for Apple every week

01/15/2015, 03:01 pm

Apple's iBookstore has averaged a million new customers every week since iOS 8 launched last fall, benefitting from the inclusion of iBooks as a built-in app.

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Parallels Access for iOS updated with new file manager, extensibility support

01/15/2015, 03:01 am

Parallels on Thursday updated its Parallels Access app for iOS, adding a robust file manager, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus support and iOS file sharing features, among other enhancements.

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Facebook at Work soft launches on App Store, Skype for iPhone gains quick conversations

01/14/2015, 12:01 pm

Facebook on Wednesday debuted in limited release a new iOS application allowing employers to let their workers connect and communicate with one another. And Microsoft launched an updated version of Skype for iPhone, making it easy to quickly start a conversation.

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Apple partners with Miami-based marketing firm to push iAds in Latin America

01/14/2015, 09:01 am

Apple continues to work behind the scenes to grow its struggling iAd platform, with its latest efforts focused on improving the service in Latin America.

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