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New PayFinders app for locating Apple Pay merchants reports 750% increase in users in two days

12/27/2015, 06:12 pm

A new app designed to crowdsource an interactive map of businesses that accept Apple Pay just reported adding 12,673 new merchants in North America, 95 percent of them being small businesses. In parallel, its developer reported that the new app's users have increased an incredible 750 percent over the past two days, indicating a lot of interest in Apple Pay.

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Get started with your new iPhone or iPad with these great family friendly apps

12/25/2015, 01:12 pm

Whether visiting family, off on vacation or spending some quiet time at home for Christmas, chances are you'll have an iPhone or iPad at your side. AppleInsider offers together a list of critically acclaimed and family-friendly iOS games to make the season bright.

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Another pirated app service uses Apple enterprise license to distribute stolen software

12/23/2015, 11:12 pm

Word of a fairly well known pirated app service called vShare hit mainstream media outlets on Wednesday as part of a CNNMoney feature, which said the nefarious firm leverages Apple's own enterprise tools to distribute free versions of top paid iOS titles without requiring a jailbreak.

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Apple denies Kim Kardashian emoji app 'broke' iOS App Store

12/22/2015, 05:12 pm

On Monday, pop culture icon Kim Kardashian publicly apologized for breaking the iOS App Store by launching her "Kimoji" emoji app to a crush of customers that supposedly proved too great a load to bear for Apple's servers. A day later, Apple confirmed Kardashian was mistaken.

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Apple Music racked up more than 54.5M monthly users in 2015, study says

12/21/2015, 09:12 pm

According to a year end report from consumer research firm Nielsen, Apple Music was one of the most popular smartphone apps of 2015, and with more than 54.5 million monthly users ranked among offerings from Facebook and Google.

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AI readers pick: Your favorite news app for iPhone and iPad is Apple News

12/18/2015, 11:12 am

We asked our AppleInsider readers to vote for the best news reading app for iOS. The winner is the stock Apple News app that comes built into iOS 9, with competitor Flipboard coming in second.

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BlackBerry CEO bashes Apple's data privacy policies

12/17/2015, 08:12 pm

In a post to Blackberry's official blog on Thursday, CEO John Chen slammed tech companies like Apple that "put their reputations over the greater good" by providing -- and advertising -- strong encryption and data privacy policies to all users, even criminals.

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Apple announces Apple Pay partnership with China UnionPay, expects 'early 2016' launch

12/17/2015, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday announced it has reached an agreement with Chinese bankcard processor UnionPay to offer Apple Pay services in China early next year, opening the iOS-based mobile payments product to an increasingly important -- and vast -- Asian market.

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Apple releases first public beta of iOS 9.2.1

12/17/2015, 02:12 pm

Just a day after developers got their hands on the first build of iOS 9.2.1, Apple issued the same software to members of its public beta program for testing.

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Adobe Post for iOS creates striking graphics for social media sharing

12/17/2015, 09:12 am

Adding to an already sprawling offering of iOS creativity apps, Adobe on Thursday released Post, a tool that helps users turn photos, text and graphics into striking visuals for sharing through social media outlets like Instagram.

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Apple issues first developer beta of iOS 9.2.1

12/16/2015, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided members of its registered developer community with the first pre-release beta of iOS 9.2.1, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for the mobile operating system.

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Apple Maps gains Los Angeles public transit data integration

12/15/2015, 10:12 pm

Apple Maps received a quiet upgrade this week with the addition of public transportation data for Los Angeles, Calif., including rail line schedules, dynamic advisories and integration with directions.

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Dealers say GM's rapid adoption of Apple CarPlay is helping them sell cars

12/14/2015, 04:12 pm

American automaker General Motors has rolled out support for Apple's CarPlay iPhone integration faster and across more models than its rivals, resulting in independent dealers reporting that the feature draws in customers and helps to close the deal in selling new cars.

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The search for Apple's next big thing

12/13/2015, 08:12 pm

For years, Apple's detractors have predicted that the company's industry-leading profits from Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads would erode away as cheaper products from high volume competitors--and more innovative disruptors--emerged to knock it from its profitable perch, forcing the company to constantly invent new product categories just to stay alive. But that hasn't happened. Instead, Apple keeps increasing its profitability while also expanding into new market segments.

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Poll: What is your favorite iOS news app?

12/11/2015, 02:12 pm

AppleInsider is trying to find the best news app for iOS. Vote for your favorite app and we'll tell you the winner next week.

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Security experts predict rise in cyber threats against Apple devices in 2016

12/11/2015, 12:12 pm

Security firm Symantec expects cyber attacks against Apple products to rise in 2016, after malware attacks against iOS and Mac OS X spiked sharply this year.

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GoPro shares surge more than 10% after Apple acquisition speculation

12/11/2015, 10:12 am

Shares of action cam maker GoPro jumped 16% on Thursday after market analysts speculated that the company may be an acquisition target for Apple.

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Mercedes confirms Apple's CarPlay headed to select models for 2016

12/11/2015, 09:12 am

Apple fans who prefer a side of German luxury with their smartphones can now choose a new Mercedes-Benz with CarPlay support, as the marque verified plans to bring Apple's infotainment offering to a few of its high- and mid-range vehicles for the 2016 model year.

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Pixelmator gains Apple Pencil, 3D Touch support in latest update

12/10/2015, 06:12 am

Popular iOS image editor Pixelmator was updated on Thursday to support Apple's latest hardware, including iPad Pro optimization with full Apple Pencil compatibility and 3D Touch integration for iPhone 6s.

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Apple adds Maps support to 8 Flyover destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Europe

12/09/2015, 08:12 pm

Following news that Apple Maps is now used three times as often on iOS as Google Maps, Apple on Wednesday added eight locations in the U.S., Mexico and Europe to its rolling list of Flyover-supported areas.

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