04/10/2015, 06:04 pm
Thanks to a feature hidden in iOS 8.3, Star Trek fans can apply a Vulcan salute emoji to texts, tweets and messages viewable by other iOS device and Mac owners running Apple's latest software updates.
04/09/2015, 12:04 am
Apple on Wednesday updated its "Where to use Apple Pay" webpage, adding a total of ten new merchants to an ongoing list of retailers that accept the company's branded NFC-based mobile payments system [updated].
04/08/2015, 09:04 pm
Apple Maps was updated as part of Apple's iOS 8.3 release on Wednesday, adding a tweaked "Report a Problem" tool that lets business owners claim marked points of interest in-app, while at the same time removing select TripAdvisor data that started showing up up last week.
04/08/2015, 08:04 pm
Alongside Wednesday's iOS 8.3 rollout with expanded international support for Siri, Apple launched a redesigned expository webpage that helps explain how users can interact with the virtual assistant.
04/08/2015, 06:04 pm
Eclipsed by an avalanche of features introduced with Wednesday's iOS 8.3 launch, Wi-Fi calling on iPhone is now available in on Sprint's network in the U.S. and through EE in the UK.
04/08/2015, 05:04 pm
Twitter today made a collection of changes to the way trends are presented in its iOS and Android apps, incorporating new information while simultaneously doing away with #discover and activity.
04/08/2015, 05:04 pm
As part of its iOS 8.3 rollout on Wednesday, Apple flipped the switch on various Siri features in nine new countries, while adding CarPlay capabilities in select locales.
04/08/2015, 04:04 pm
DJI took the wraps off its new Phantom 3 drone on Wednesday in Manhattan, and AppleInsider was there to get a first look at the more powerful and more affordable model, which also boasts tighter integration with Apple's iOS platform.
04/08/2015, 01:04 pm
Apple on Wednesday issued the final release of iOS 8.3, adding features such as new emoji characters, Siri improvements, and wireless CarPlay support, alongside a multitude of bugfixes and minor interface tweaks.
04/06/2015, 06:04 pm
A report on Monday claims Apple quietly acquired startup Ottocat to bolster App Store search functionality, specifically pertaining to the store's "Explore" feature that surfaces titles for users browsing app categories.
04/05/2015, 11:04 pm
In what appears to be a recent update to Apple's in-house mapping service, hotel reviews pulled from TripAdvisor and Booking.com are showing up in local search results alongside data sourced from Yelp.
04/02/2015, 05:04 pm
Microsoft on Thursday released a new scanning app for the iPhone, Office Lens, while Omni Group's OmniFocus 2 has become a universal title on iOS, eliminating the need for separate iPhone and iPad downloads of the professional task manager.
04/02/2015, 01:04 pm
Twitter today released its first update to Periscope, solving a variety of early glitches and interface issues, while Google upgraded its Waze navigation app to be faster and offer several new features, such as a traffic bar.
04/02/2015, 09:04 am
Building on a growing base of mobile creativity app offerings, Adobe on Thursday launched Slate, an iPad-only tool that lets users construct and publish online visually striking presentations, newsletters, reports and more.
04/01/2015, 02:04 pm
Twitter today released its first major TweetDeck for Mac update since August, bringing support for features like Teams and group messages, while Facebook launched Riff, an app for shooting and sharing collaborative videos.
04/01/2015, 02:04 am
As part of mobile applications and services initiative MobileFirst, Apple and IBM on Tuesday released eight new iOS apps serving various enterprises, adding new services for the healthcare and industrial products segments.
03/31/2015, 01:03 pm
Six years into the current incarnation of the mobile app marketplace, a recent survey suggests that while smartphone owners have not lost their appetite for new apps, developers hoping to make it into users' everyday rotation have a higher bar to reach.
03/30/2015, 10:03 am
Consumers looking to make the switch from an Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone device to an iPhone can now bring their old handset directly to Apple, where they could trade it in to receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone.
Meerkat works around Twitter social graph, Vine gets 720P update, and Instapaper adds 'speed reading'
03/27/2015, 05:03 pm
A trio of popular media apps received updates Friday, with live broadcasting app Meerkat gaining upgrades to compete with Twitter's Periscope, while Vine moves to 720p video and Instapaper adds Instant Sync and Twitter "textshots."
03/26/2015, 09:03 am
Apple has explored presenting iPhone users with non-dismissable notifications, such as requiring personal health data to be entered before resuming normal use of their device, in a concept that could help break bad habits.