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Topic: iOS

Apple extinguishes popular marijuana growing game 'Weed Firm' from iOS App Store

05/21/2014, 03:05 pm

Popular free iOS game "Weed Firm," which reached No. 1 on the App Store charts, was removed by Apple on Wednesday, drawing criticism from the developer due to the continued availability of other applications that feature illegal activity.

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Bounden delays iOS to Android port after finding many Google phones' gyroscopes don't work

05/21/2014, 01:05 pm

Game Oven, the developer of Bounden, a novel dancing app making use of iPhone's gyroscope, has delayed its planned Android port after finding that even top tier devices using Google's platform have defective, inconsistent and in some cases completely faked gyroscope hardware.

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Facebook's iOS app now listens for identifiable TV & music when posting status updates

05/21/2014, 12:05 pm

Facebook on Wednesday launched a new, optional feature that allows its iPhone application to use the device's microphone to listen for and identify television and music content when posting a status update.

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IFTTT adds Fitbit channel, Kik messenger for Apple's iOS gains 'new people' section

05/20/2014, 03:05 pm

Popular web automation service If This, Then That now allows users to perform tasks based on data from a Fitbit activity tracker, while a new version of Kik messenger makes it easier to manage conversations and media content.

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Samsung says it 'leads by following,' admits few businesses are actually using Knox

05/19/2014, 04:05 pm

Speaking to analysts and investors, a senior vice president of Samsung stated "we, as a market leader, are following the market trend" in adding biosensors to mobile devices, while sidestepping the company's delay in 64-bits and the moribund 2 percent adoption of Knox by enterprise users.

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Apple's App Store may soon support promo codes for in-app purchases

05/15/2014, 05:05 pm

As part of the batch of updates on Thursday it was revealed that Apple may soon offer developers the ability to send out promotional codes for in-app purchases, a change from previous App Store policy.

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With iTunes Connect 3.0, Apple is one step closer to bringing an iOS 7 look to all its apps

05/15/2014, 03:05 pm

Apple on Thursday unveiled a new revision to its developer-focused iTunes Connect app for iOS, sporting an all-new design and the ability to manage multimedia content in the iTunes Store and iBooks Store alongside apps on the App Store.

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Apple's iPhone beats all Android smartphone web use in North America by wide margin

05/15/2014, 02:05 pm

Chitika Insights web traffic report for April assigned Apple's iPhone a 53.1 percent majority of all smartphone web traffic, while all Android devices combined amounted to just 44.5 percent.

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Foursquare's new iOS app Swarm makes it easier to meet & make plans with nearby friends

05/15/2014, 11:05 am

As part of its massive reinvention, Foursquare on Thursday launched a new application called Swarm, allowing users to find nearby friends, share their current location, and collaborate to make plans, while a revamp of the company's flagship software is still forthcoming.

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National September 11 Museum releases audio guide app for Apple's iOS

05/15/2014, 11:05 am

Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be able to use their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to take one of the three official, self-guided themed audio tours, once the museum opens its doors later this month.

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Facebook for iOS hits version 10.0 with 'write now, post later' feature, speed enhancements

05/14/2014, 06:05 pm

Ubiquitous social network Facebook on Wednesday issued an update to its flagship iOS app, bringing a new feature that automatically publishes posts created when a user's cell signal is weak or their phone is not connected to a data network.

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Sequel to 'Flappy Bird' coming in August with less addiction, more multiplayer

05/14/2014, 05:05 pm

Unexpected iOS hit "Flappy Bird," which caused a stir after its developer yanked the title from the App Store while it sat atop the most downloaded charts, is poised to make a return this summer complete with multiplayer and "less addictive" qualities.

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Google Search iOS app update takes on Apple's Siri with smarter conversations

05/13/2014, 04:05 pm

Google's official Search application for iPhone and iPad was updated on Tuesday with enhanced functionality, allowing users to have "smarter conversations" with the software in a manner not unlike Apple's own Siri personal assistant.

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LG's iOS-compatible Heart Rate Earphones, Lifeband Touch activity tracker launch Sunday

05/13/2014, 10:05 am

This Sunday, customers in the U.S. will be able to get their hands -- or, more specifically, wrists and ears -- on LG's latest wearable fitness and health monitors, as the new Lifeband Touch activity tracker and Heart Rate Earphones are set to go on sale May 18.

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Facebook yanks Poke and Camera standalone apps in bid to consolidate titles

05/09/2014, 07:05 pm

In what appears to be a continued paring down of extraneous apps in its iOS software ecosystem, Facebook on Friday removed Poke and Camera from the app store.

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Oracle wins key reversal in Java copyright case against Google's Android

05/09/2014, 04:05 pm

After seeing the majority of its Java infringement claims against Android essentially set aside in 2012, Oracle has now won an important reversal on appeal that will allow it to pursue its $1 billion case against Google and potentially an injunction against Android as infringing its Java intellectual property.

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Adobe Voice for iPad combines user narration and simple animations to create impactful videos

05/08/2014, 02:05 am

Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that allows users to "show their story" by streamlining the process of overlaying a customizable voiceover track atop a variety of animated images, music, icons, text, themes and more.

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United Airlines updates iOS app to support exclusive, free in-flight video content

05/07/2014, 06:05 pm

In an update to its iOS app on Wednesday, United Airlines added an anticipated in-flight entertainment service that harnesses onboard Wi-Fi to stream movies and TV shows to users for free.

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Pharmacy chain Duane Reade to trial Apple's iBeacons in several NYC locations

05/07/2014, 09:05 am

Consumers in the Big Apple will soon find their pharmacy visits more convenient as popular chain Duane Reade announced plans to bring iBeacon-powered microlocation functionality -- such as coupons or product reviews -- to 10 Manhattan outlets in a new pilot program.

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Samsung reveals design inspiration for Galaxy S5

05/07/2014, 03:05 am

The official blog of Samsung Electronics has revealed the design inspiration for its latest Galaxy S5 phone, which says involved extensive research into "appealing to consumers in their twenties and thirties," a demographic currently showing a preference for Apple's iPhone.

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