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Topic: iOS

CarPlay becoming pivotal purchase priority for new car buyers

04/12/2018, 08:04 pm

As smartphones near peak saturation in developed markets, new data suggests in-car infotainment systems like Apple's CarPlay are quickly transitioning from a nice-to-have option to required feature for new vehicle buyers.

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iMovie for iOS update delivers iPhone X, Metal graphics support

04/12/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple on Thursday issued an update for the iOS version of iMovie, bringing with it support for the Super Retina display on iPhone X, compatibility with Metal graphics processing, bug fixes and more.

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Kuo: Apple losing AR lead to low-cost competitors, lack of software innovation to blame

04/12/2018, 12:04 am

Apple is frittering away its lead in the augmented reality space after setting a rapid pace with ARKit in iOS 11 and advanced hardware in iPhone and iPad, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who sees Chinese upstart Oppo gaining ground with less complex -- and less expensive -- solutions.

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Eight Siri features we want to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at WWDC 2018

04/11/2018, 09:04 am

Siri has grown leaps and bounds after being acquired by Apple and launching in beta on the iPhone 4S. Each iterative version of iOS has brought additional features and improvements to the platform, and with WWDC just around the corner, we've put together a wish list of features and improvements we'd love to see included in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14.

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How to create custom ringtones on your iPhone with GarageBand for iOS

04/10/2018, 02:04 pm

While personalized ringtones can be created on the Mac version of GarageBand and exported to the iPhone, producing a custom tone can also be done from within iOS. AppleInsider shows how to turn GarageBand recordings into a ringtone using an iPhone or iPad, without using a Mac.

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Wish list: 9 new CarPlay features for iOS 12

04/09/2018, 09:04 pm

After seeing release four years ago, Apple's CarPlay continues to gain traction in the automotive world as it bulks up on features with each major revision of iOS. As frequent users of the in-car infotainment platform, we amassed quite a wish list of features and changes we hope to see unveiled alongside iOS 12 at WWDC in June.

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Apple stops signing iOS 11.2.6 amid deluge of iOS 11.3 bug reports

04/06/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple on Friday ceased iOS 11.2.6 code signing following the release of iOS 11.3 last week, meaning users are now unable to revert back to the old operating system despite reports of bugs and other problems with the latest release.

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Apple Business Chat has the enterprise talking about iMessage Apps

04/05/2018, 09:04 am

Ten years ago, Steve Jobs announced the App Store. While its first titles were mostly games and novelties, soon major businesses began to recognize the power of mobile apps, shifting major investment from desktop PCs and web apps into iOS. This year, Apple is inciting new enterprise investment in iMessage Apps with Apple Business Chat--billed as an interactive, personal way to connect with customers while respecting their privacy.

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Cumulative App Store titles declined for first time in 2017, report says

04/04/2018, 07:04 pm

Apple's gigantic selection of App Store apps contracted for the first time in 2017, with the online storefront shedding 5 percent of its total app count over the year, according to a report from reporting platform Appfigures.

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iOS 11.3 causing problems with device management, fix for Jamf Pro coming

04/04/2018, 11:04 am

Organizations trying to use Jamf Pro 10.3 to upgrade devices to iOS 11.3 are running into a glitch putting Apple products in a "failed loop," no longer responding to any further commands, Jamf has acknowledged.

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Stop panicking about Apple's rumored switch from Intel to its own chips in the Mac

04/04/2018, 09:04 am

A lot has been made about Apple's possible shift to the A-series processor in the Mac starting in 2020 -- but this isn't the first time that Apple has convinced a generation to change hardware architectures.

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Public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 are now available

04/03/2018, 01:04 pm

A day after the release of initial developer code, Apple has made the first public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 available.

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Video: Everything you need to know about AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.4

04/03/2018, 12:04 pm

AirPlay 2 will bring new enhancements to streaming audio on the HomePod, Apple TV, iOS devices, and third-party speakers. We went hands-on to see how it works.

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Video: Everything new in iOS 11.4 including AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud, and more

04/02/2018, 03:04 pm

The first developer beta of iOS 11.4 has been released, marking major feature additions like the arrival of AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud and more. Check out the changes in our hands-on video.

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Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1

04/02/2018, 01:04 pm

Days after the public release of iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3, and watchOS 4.3, Apple has started testing for the next version of operating systems for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, providing developers enrolled into its beta program the first releases of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1.

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'Fortnite Battle Royale' for iOS now available to all, no invite required

04/02/2018, 12:04 pm

Epic Games is opening up 'Fortnite Battle Royale' to all iOS device users with compatible hardware, allowing anyone with a supported iPhone or iPad to download the popular free-to-play title without needing to acquire an invitation beforehand.

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Apple's Business Manager provides web-based IT management, launches this spring

04/01/2018, 12:04 am

In a move that flew under the radar with this week's iPad launch and education announcements, Apple began the quiet promotion of a new web-based business management platform to deploy and manage iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices.

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Hands On: Manage your gear in 'Destiny 2' with Ishtar Commander for iPad

03/31/2018, 10:03 pm

Players of 'Destiny 2' who feel the existing companion app isn't great for managing the weapons and armor of their characters should look at Ishtar Commander, a free iOS app that makes item management and optimally equipping the avatars quick and easy, both during and outside of gameplay.

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Video: Everything new in iOS 11.3 featuring Animoji, Battery Health, ARKit 1.5, & much more

03/30/2018, 12:03 pm

iOS 11.3 was released yesterday for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. We went beyond the release notes to find everything new in Apple latest iOS update from big features, to small tweaks.

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Apple Pay transit card integration goes live in Beijing and Shanghai

03/30/2018, 12:03 am

Following the release of iOS 11.3 and watchOS 4.3, Apple on Friday began rolling out transit card integration in China, offering iPhone and Apple Watch users in Beijing and Shanghai tap-to-ride public transportation access.

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