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Apple ceases iOS 9.0.2 code signing after iOS 9.1 release

10/29/2015, 07:10 pm

Following the release of iOS 9.0.2 last week, Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 9.1 on compatible devices, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system version.

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Google to fold Chrome OS, Android together into new OS strategy for 2017

10/29/2015, 07:10 pm

After two years of exploration work, Google is said to be "folding" its web-based Chrome OS into its mobile Android platform, creating a single operating system strategy that it expects to unveil in 2017.

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First look: SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller brings multiplayer gaming to Apple TV

10/29/2015, 04:10 pm

Online buyers of the new fourth generation Apple TV get a "personalized" recommendation to also buy the SteelSeries Nimbus, a wireless video game controller designed to enhance gameplay on the new device with physical joysticks, a D-pad and buttons. Although it won't be required for standard play on any games, it is needed for multiplayer gaming.

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Popular iPhone camera app VSCO launches new GIF maker called DSCO

10/29/2015, 02:10 pm

Photography-focused startup Visual Supply Co. on Thursday launched a new app entirely exclusive to iOS: DSCO, a quick and easy way to make animated GIFs on your iPhone.

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Apple launches first public beta of iOS 9.2

10/29/2015, 01:10 pm

On the heels of the developer release, the first public beta of iOS 9.2 was made to members of Apple's voluntary testing community on Thursday.

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iOS 9's Apple News expands publisher reach as readership climbs toward 40 million

10/29/2015, 05:10 am

Apple News is already seeing strong adoption, with more than twice as many readers as Apple Music has listeners -- no doubt because News is effortless to use, with no subscription plan or signup required. Apple is now expanding News app's publisher base by publicly documenting its underlying "Apple News Format" specification.

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Samsung Mobile smartphone profits decline; unit sales to shrink for 2015

10/29/2015, 12:10 am

Samsung Electronics' IT & Mobile unit reported shipment growth in phones but noted that its "profitability declined" due to the fire sale pricing incurred to boost sales of its disappointing Galaxy S6, along with a lower handset Average Selling Price "due to increased sales of mid- to low-end products."

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Nintendo to debut first smartphone app 'Miitomo' in spring 2016

10/28/2015, 11:10 pm

After announcing intent to produce mobile titles for smartphone like iPhone earlier this year, Nintendo on Wednesday announced "Miitomo," a freemium app scheduled to see release in the first property will see release in March 2016.

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Apple partners with American Express to launch Apple Pay in Australia and Canada in 2015, 3 more countries in 2016

10/27/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple will partner with American Express to launch Apple Pay in Australia and Canada by the end of the year and Hong Kong, Singapore and Spain over the course of 2016, CEO Tim Cook revealed during a quarterly conference call on Tuesday.

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Apple releases first beta of iOS 9.2 to developers

10/27/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued its first pre-release beta of iOS 9.2 to developers for testing, alongside a new beta of Xcode 7.2, as the launch of the forthcoming iPad Pro approaches.

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Apple activates 'Nearby' Maps search results in 4 countries, expands Flyover support

10/26/2015, 06:10 pm

Apple on Monday improved its in-house Maps offering by activating Nearby search functionality in Australia, Canada, France and Germany, while at the same time adding Flyover locations across Europe, Asia and North America.

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Bug in Apple's overnight iOS updates turns off iPhone alarms

10/26/2015, 02:10 pm

Users who opt to update their iPhone overnight have discovered that doing so will turn off any alarms they may have set, potentially causing issues waking up the next morning.

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Apple adds Windows PC support for iCloud Photos to its iCloud Drive & Outlook package

10/23/2015, 09:10 pm

Apple has released free update to "iCloud for Windows" adding support for iOS-synced Photos to the company's software for accessing iCloud Drive files from Windows PCs, along with support for syncing web browser bookmarks and making iCloud email, contact and calendar data available within Outlook.

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Lawsuit accuses Apple's iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist of burning through $5M+ in data

10/23/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple was slapped with a class-action suit on Friday, claiming that the company failed to properly warn users that the new Wi-Fi Assist feature in iOS 9 will use data from their cellular plan.

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Facebook addresses severe battery drain issue with updated iOS app

10/22/2015, 07:10 pm

Responding to recent complaints that its iOS app excessively drains iPhone battery life, Facebook on Thursday pushed out a partial fix, explaining the problem was in part caused by a background audio bug.

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Study: Apple's Siri more distracting to drivers than Google Now, better than Microsoft Cortana

10/22/2015, 06:10 pm

As part of an ongoing study on the consequences of using hands- and eyes-free systems while driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety rated Apple's latest version of Siri voice control as "highly distracting," behind Google Now and certain OEM infotainment systems.

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Apple updates iMovie for iOS with 4K video support for iPad Air 2, bug fixes

10/22/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, bringing 4K support to iPad Air 2 hardware running iOS 9.1 and addressing a number of bugs including an import issue with iCloud Drive.

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Mystery 'eye in speech bubble' emoji in iOS 9.1 linked to anti-bullying campaign, fast-tracked by Apple

10/22/2015, 01:10 pm

The "eye in speech bubble" emoji found in iOS 9.1 is connected to an Ad Council anti-bullying campaign, and its adoption was intentionally fast-tracked by Apple in support.

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iOS 9.1 enables Apple's News app, new content sources for users in UK, Australia

10/22/2015, 11:10 am

The iOS 9.1 update activates the News app for users in the U.K. and Australia, users and Apple itself confirmed on Thursday.

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Apple says new tvOS apps must support Siri remote in updated App Store Review Guidelines

10/21/2015, 06:10 pm

After pushing out new iOS, OS X and watchOS versions on Wednesday, and ahead of next week's fourth-generation Apple TV sales debut, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect changes specific to tvOS, including a requirement that an app's "core functionality" must support Siri remote.

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