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Topic: iOS

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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Moves app reneges on privacy promise, will share data with Facebook

05/06/2014, 09:05 pm

When fitness tracking app Moves was purchased by Facebook in late April, both companies sought to allay worries of privacy-minded users by saying there would be no data "commingling" between the software and the giant social network. It appears the statement was only partially true.

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Google updates Maps app for Apple's iOS with new navigation options and Uber integration

05/06/2014, 02:05 pm

Search giant Google on Tuesday unveiled a major update to its native Maps application, adding a slew of new navigation features such as lane guidance and walking time as well as the ability to book a ride from car hire service Uber directly from the app.

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Apple aware of email attachment encryption issue in iOS 7.1.1

05/05/2014, 11:05 am

Recent releases of Apple's iOS platform, including the latest iOS 7.1.1 update, include a bug that prevents email attachments saved on the device from being properly protected with encryption, and a fix is presumably on the way.

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Most office workers aren't actually using Microsoft Office

05/03/2014, 02:05 pm

Businesses that license Microsoft Office company-wide are wasting money because few employees actually make significant use of the programs, according to the results of new app usage study.

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Virgin Atlantic unveils new airport terminal experience powered by Apple's iBeacon

05/02/2014, 10:05 am

Travelers on their way to and from Virgin Atlantic flights in London Heathrow airport are set to receive a new, more personalized experience, as the airline is piloting an iBeacon-powered program designed to ease passage and save time and money.

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Apple launches new App Store section highlighting month's best apps

05/02/2014, 03:05 am

Continuing the build-out of its iOS App Store, Apple on Thursday launched a new app collection section called "Best of April," suggesting the company may start featuring a new set of curated apps each month.

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Apple nabs indoor navigation company CEO ahead of anticipated iOS 8 maps push

05/01/2014, 12:05 pm

Apple has reportedly hired the cofounder and CEO of indoor location startup Wifarer for a "leadership role" -- but did not acquire the company -- in yet another sign that the iPhone maker is gearing up for a strong mapping push in its next-generation mobile operating system.

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Snapchat for iOS update lets users chat, hold impromptu video calls

05/01/2014, 09:05 am

Time-limited image sharing app Snapchat on Thursday announced Chat, a new feature that allows users to send text messages to each other and connect through a live video chat with one tap.

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Hulu to offer free ad-supported viewing on iPhone, iPad this summer

04/30/2014, 03:04 pm

Popular video streaming service Hulu, which currently requires users to subscribe to its "Plus" service to view content on their iPhone or iPad, will begin offering free viewing of select ad-supported programming on mobile devices this summer.

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Google unveils standalone iOS apps for editing Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

04/30/2014, 02:04 pm

Internet search giant Google on Wednesday announced a trio of new native mobile applications on Apple's App Store that will allow iOS users to edit and create Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides from their mobile device.

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Facebook Messenger gets new sharing options, McDonald's updates Happy Studio app for kids

04/29/2014, 12:04 am

iOS users who keep in touch with friends and relatives using Facebook Messenger now have easier ways to share photos and videos with each other, while McDonald's added a slew of new entertainment options to its Happy Studio app for children.

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New York City bars to use Apple's iBeacons for app-driven 'pub crawl' promotion

04/28/2014, 11:04 am

Companies continue to find new and interesting ways of implementing Apple's iBeacon technology, with one New York City event planning to direct participants on a Lower Manhattan "pub crawl" via location-based notifications sent to their iPhones.

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ComiXology ceases iOS in-app purchases following Amazon acquisition

04/26/2014, 06:04 pm

After being bought by online retailer Amazon, digital comics platform ComiXology has discontinued its legacy iOS application and issued an entirely new release that lacks a digital storefront, allowing the company to avoid Apple's 30 percent cut of in-app purchases.

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Apple's iOS 7.1.1 tweaks shown to extend iPhone battery life

04/24/2014, 02:04 pm

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system seems to have brought with it enhancements designed to ease strain on the iPhone's battery, as some users are reporting noticeable increases in uptime with iOS 7.1.1.

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Facebook buys 'Moves' fitness tracking app for Apple's iPhone

04/24/2014, 11:04 am

Yet another Silicon Valley power entered the "quantified self" race on Thursday when Facebook acquired the developers behind Moves, an iPhone app that allows users to create an "activity diary" by automatically recording walking, cycling, and running.

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Opera 'Coast' for iOS brings the enjoyment back to mobile Web browsing

04/24/2014, 08:04 am

Opera Software on Thursday launched Coast version 3.0, a Web browser for Apple iOS devices that eschews extraneous onscreen buttons and text boxes for intuitive gesture controls and contextual pop-out menus. The end result is a tidy full-screen surfing experience.

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iPad luring in new users: over 2/3 of Apple's iPad buyers were new to iPad

04/23/2014, 09:04 pm

Over two thirds of people registering an iPad in the last six months were new to iPad, while over half of those registering iPhone were new to iPhone, Tim Cook revealed, highlighting the attraction and loyalty effects Apple is observing in its products.

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IMDb for iOS adds TV & Amazon Prime listings, Nike+ Move gets internationalized

04/23/2014, 03:04 pm

Two noteworthy new updates hit the App Store on Wednesday as television and movie database IMDb added TV listings and the ability to check titles' Amazon Prime ability, while Nike's Nike+ Move gained a number of localizations and stability improvements.

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