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Topic: iOS

Apple not guilty of patent infringement with Siri, Chinese court says

04/24/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple has won a decisive victory in a long-running intellectual property fight over Siri in China, as the Beijing Higher People's Court has decided that the company's personal digital assistant does not infringe on patents held by Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology.


Apple under fire once again for inconsistent App Store rule enforcement

04/23/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple's App Store review policies have found yet another unwanted spotlight after the company allegedly rejected an iOS app update because its developer mentioned Pebble's competing smartwatch in the app's metadata.


Researchers leverage SSL bug to crash Apple devices over Wi-Fi in 'No iOS Zone' attack

04/22/2015, 10:04 am

A bug in iOS's secure sockets layer (SSL) library could allow an attacker to force apps --or in some cases, the entire device --to crash if users connect to a malicious Wi-Fi hotspot, security researchers demonstrated this week.


Apple's Safari claims 55% of US mobile browser usage, 10.5% desktop share

04/22/2015, 09:04 am

In March, 55 percent of U.S. mobile Web traffic stemmed from Apple's Safari, although the browser continued to lag behind in the desktop environment, analytics firm StatCounter said on Wednesday.


Apple job listing confirms plans to bring public transit info to its Maps service

04/21/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple is indeed working on bringing public transit directions back into its Maps apps for iOS and OS X, following a nearly three-year absence since the iPhone maker abandoned data from Google Maps, an official job listing confirmed on Tuesday.


Some 1,500 iOS apps exposed to serious HTTPS vulnerability, analytics firm says

04/21/2015, 10:04 am

Approximately 1,500 iOS apps are exposed to a vulnerability that could let a hacker bypass HTTPS security and steal passwords and other sensitive data, according to research released on Monday.


Manhattan district attorney grabs attention saying iPhone will become 'device of choice' for terrorists

04/20/2015, 01:04 pm

In a weekend conversation on radio station WNYM/970 AM, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called the iPhone "the terrorists' communication device of choice," owing to the default disk encryption present in iOS 8.


Review: Zivix Jamstik MIDI guitar controller for iOS and OS X

04/19/2015, 01:04 am

Aspiring musicians looking to learn to play guitar with the aid of lessons on their iPad, iPhone or Mac should check out the Zivix Jamstik, a small, convenient and unique MIDI controller that uses technology to offset the learning curve associated with learning an instrument.


Porsche to offer Apple CarPlay in future models

04/18/2015, 07:04 pm

In a quiet update to Apple's dedicated CarPlay webpage, legendary German automaker Porsche was added to a rolling list of companies promising support for the iOS-based infotainment system.


Apple expands CarPlay availability to five new regions including Russia

04/16/2015, 07:04 pm

In an update to its iOS 8 Feature Availability webpage on Thursday, Apple announced the rollout of CarPlay services to five new countries, including Russia and Sweden.


AppleInsider's iOS app gets support for native iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screen resolutions, Apple Watch companion app in update

04/16/2015, 09:04 am

With the updated AppleInsider iOS app, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners can get the day's freshest Apple news delivered in screen resolutions native to their handset, while Apple Watch owners will be granted quick access to headlines when the device launches next week.


Apogee's MetaRecorder field recording app offloads controls to Apple Watch

04/14/2015, 08:04 pm

Digital audio equipment and software maker Apogee on Tuesday announced the debut of MetaRecorder, an iOS field recording app with advanced features like multi-track support, tagging, file management and even remote control functionality with Apple Watch.


Apple's iOS 8.3 reportedly causing problems with Bluetooth GPS receivers

04/14/2015, 05:04 pm

A glitch in iOS 8.3 is preventing some Bluetooth GPS receivers from properly transmitting data to iOS apps, according to flight navigation software maker ForeFlight.


Apple makes ResearchKit tools for iOS 8 available to medical researchers

04/14/2015, 12:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday made its open-source ResearchKit tools for developers openly available, paving the way for doctors, scientists and others to gather data more frequently and accurately from participants' iPhones.


iOS 8.4 moves audiobooks to iBooks, adds separate CarPlay audiobook access

04/14/2015, 09:04 am

Apple's newly released iOS 8.4 beta relocates audiobooks out of the Music app into iBooks, and it adds a separate launcher for them in CarPlay, AppleInsider has discovered.


Chinese Apple Pay launch in limbo as iOS 8.3 fails to deliver expected UnionPay support

04/13/2015, 11:04 pm

Negotiations between Apple and China's state-owned credit and debit card processor UnionPay to launch Apple Pay services have hit a wall, according to a report on Monday, suggesting iPhone 6 owners in the region may not be able to use Apple's mobile payments service anytime soon.


First look: Apple's streamlined Music app in iOS 8.4 beta

04/13/2015, 08:04 pm

Earlier on Monday, Apple released iOS 8.4 beta with what it calls a "sneak peek" at a redesigned Music app featuring all new content browsing tools, user interface navigation and persistent MiniPlayer.


Apple releases iOS 8.4 beta to developers with new Music app

04/13/2015, 06:04 pm

Following the release of iOS 8.3 last week, Apple on Monday issued the first iOS 8.4 beta to developers featuring a "sneak peek" at its revamped Music app.


Apple's Swift takes crown of most-loved language among developers

04/13/2015, 12:04 pm

Less than a year after its unveiling, Apple's Swift programming language has not only received widespread acceptance but has also become one of software developers' favorite tools, data from a recent survey shows.


HBO Now on Apple TV highlights hypocrisy in Apple's 'no porn' rules

04/11/2015, 12:04 am

With the much-hyped debut of HBO Now, Apple has once again chosen to look the other way as one if its major partners leverages iOS and the Apple TV to distribute adult content -- a courtesy the company still refuses to extend to other developers.