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Apple TV Remote launches on iOS, remains separate from iTunes Remote app

08/01/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Monday publicly launched its new Apple TV Remote app, mimicking the functionality of the Siri Remote used with the company's fourth-generation set-top box. But users who want to control iTunes media on their Mac will still need to use the legacy iTunes Remote app.

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iOS 10 beta 4 adds introduction explaining Apple's Control Center changes

08/01/2016, 02:08 pm

Control Center in iOS 10 has an entirely new look and design, adding expanded music controls and quick access to HomeKit accessories. However, the changes may not be readily apparent to new users, which is why Apple has added a quick introductory screen explaining them in the latest beta.

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Apple brings Maps transit coverage to Prague in Czech Republic

08/01/2016, 09:08 am

Apple is now offering Maps transit directions for the Czech capital of Prague, returning focus to the app's European users after a stretch of concentrating on the U.S.

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Popular iOS keyboard SwiftKey disables sync feature after data leak is discovered

07/29/2016, 03:07 pm

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey, a popular predictive keyboard available on Apple's iOS, has suspended part of its service after it was discovered the app was leaking user data to complete strangers.

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Secure WhatsApp found to not be completely eradicating chat transcripts

07/29/2016, 11:07 am

The end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp service is leaving traces of previously deleted chats behind in device storage, making forensic retrieval possible through physical device access or a warrant served on Apple for an iCloud backup.

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CBS All Access, Showtime streaming services each hold 1 million users

07/29/2016, 09:07 am

Streaming services CBS All Access and Showtime Anytime collectively have more than two million paid subscribers, CBS's chief executive boasted during his company's quarterly results conference call.

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Apple opens Spanish language App Store feed on Twitter

07/28/2016, 06:07 pm

Apple on Thursday launched a Spanish-language Twitter account for the App Store, looking to market iOS apps to a broader demographic.

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Apple updates iMovie for iOS with easy project creation, new sharing options

07/28/2016, 06:07 pm

In an update to its iMovie consumer level video editing software for iOS released on Thursday, Apple introduced a method of quickly creating projects from batch selected photos and video, as well as a new suite of content sharing options.

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Apple to introduce purchase recommendations in revamped Apple Store app

07/28/2016, 05:07 pm

Apple is working on a new version of its Apple Store app for iOS that will provide customers with personalized product recommendations based on their purchase history, according to a report published Thursday.

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Apple's Ivan Krstic to give 'behind the scenes' iOS security talk at Black Hat USA

07/28/2016, 04:07 pm

Apple's head of Security Engineering and Architecture will go into "unprecedented technical detail" on iOS security during a talk at this year's Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas, including new technology coming with iOS 10.

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Upthere cloud services store all users' data in the cloud, with no local storage

07/27/2016, 05:07 pm

Upthere, a new cloud service designed by former Apple engineers including former Mac software engineering chief Bertrand Serlet, has exited a seven month long beta program on iOS and macOS, and is promising to change how users utilize and think about cloud storage.

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3rd-party Vulkan API could simplify porting graphics-intensive games to Metal on macOS, iOS

07/27/2016, 04:07 pm

The new MoltenVK developer API aims to ease porting of games to Apple hardware, and its native support of Metal graphics, by by bringing the cross-platform Vulkan 3D graphics API to both iOS and macOS.

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Australian banks say Apple Pay is anticompetitive, appeal to anti-trust regulators

07/27/2016, 12:07 am

Three of Australia's major banks on Wednesday filed a joint application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to force Apple into negotiations over the installation of third-party mobile payments software on iPhone.

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Runkeeper gets social with new Running Groups feature

07/26/2016, 10:07 am

Popular Apple Watch app Runkeeper was updated on Tuesday with a new feature called Running Groups, a cross-platform social element designed to help users achieve their fitness goals.

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New WebKit policies in iOS 10 to allow autoplay of silent videos in Safari, pause those with audio

07/25/2016, 07:07 pm

In a bid to improve user experience, Apple's mobile Safari web browser in iOS 10 will autoplay silent videos and pause those with sound, a change that enables automatic playback of GIFs -- at least those converted to video -- while halting potentially disruptive content like ads.

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Liquid ingress warning in iOS 10 beta protects iPhone against water damage

07/20/2016, 10:07 pm

A new feature discovered in Apple's latest iOS 10 beta warns users when liquid is detected in an iPhone's Lightning port, a handy tool for saving compatible devices from irreversible water damage.

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Apple supplier Qualcomm reports 18.6% earnings growth, jump in higher-end smartphone chip sales

07/20/2016, 09:07 pm

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings of $1.4 billion--an 18.6 percent increase over the year ago quarter--based on higher intellectual property licensing royalties, a jump in chip orders from China and guidance-exceeding MSM chip sales, indicating that the market for premium smartphones is continuing to grow faster than expected.

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Second public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra now available

07/20/2016, 01:07 pm

Members of Apple's Beta Software Program can now download and try the second public beta releases of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, which were seeded on Wednesday.

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Apple Pay adds support for 13 new US banks and credit unions

07/19/2016, 09:07 pm

Piling on to what has already been a big day for Apple Pay, Apple on Tuesday announced a U.S. expansion of payment services that includes support from 13 new banks and credit unions, bringing the total up to nearly 1,375 financial institutions.

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Deezer opens up streaming music service to all US listeners

07/19/2016, 04:07 pm

Deezer on Tuesday opened up its plans to the entire U.S., putting the on-demand music service in true competition with Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music for the first time.

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