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Apple features 'Lifeline' in latest Developer Insights series

06/23/2016, 08:06 pm

In an addition to its developer resources mini-site on Thursday, Apple posted a profile of "Lifeline" developer 3 Minute Games, highlighting how the studio found success with the iOS App Store's paid business model.

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Inside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

06/23/2016, 07:06 pm

The new Apple File System announced at WWDC highlights how the company is planning for the future. Here's a look under the hood at what the company will use to replace HFS+ on Macs, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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Inside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

06/23/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will improve multitasking on the iPad by offering a new split-screen mode in Safari, allowing users to have two tabs open side-by-side simultaneously.

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Apple intentionally left iOS 10 kernel unencrypted to optimize system performance

06/22/2016, 09:06 pm

Responding to speculation as to why the iOS 10 beta kernel was left unencrypted, Apple on Wednesday confirmed the move was made deliberately to streamline system performance.

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Inside iOS 10: Multilingual typing eases autocorrect woes

06/22/2016, 04:06 pm

One subtly important improvement in iOS 10 is support for multilingual typing, letting people use several languages in the same sentence without unwanted autocorrections.

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Dropbox introduces new productivity tools including text scanner for Apple's iOS

06/22/2016, 02:06 pm

New capabilities were launched by cloud storage service Dropbox on Wednesday, including an update to its official iOS app that allows users to quickly scan text-based documents and convert them into files.

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Apple's HomeKit smarthome platform picks up new device types & controls

06/22/2016, 12:06 pm

Even though it was first announced in 2014, Apple's HomeKit is only now starting to establish a solid foothold in the home automation market. The platform should make some real strides towards the end of 2016, not the least because of new kinds of supported accessories and control options.

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Inside iOS 10: Control Center expands to three panes, offering quick access to Music & Home

06/22/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's quick-access Control Center has seen a number of significant improvements in iOS 10, most notably the ability to swipe over for new menus dedicated specifically to music controls and smart home accessories.

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Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

06/22/2016, 07:06 am

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.

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Apple Pay gains support from 44 new US banks and credit unions

06/21/2016, 09:06 pm

As part of continued efforts to build out its Apple Pay payments platform, Apple on Tuesday announced support for 44 new bank and credit unions serving U.S. customers.

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Apple leaves iOS 10 beta kernel unencrypted in potential bug discovery effort

06/21/2016, 07:06 pm

In a bold move -- or an egregious error -- Apple has left the kernel of its recently released iOS 10 beta exposed, laying bare potentially exploitable security flaws ahead of a wide public release this fall.

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Inside iOS 10: New 'Bedtime' feature helps you get a proper night's sleep

06/21/2016, 02:06 pm

As part of a greater focus on user health, Apple will launch new alarms in iOS 10 for sleep, reminding users when to go to bed for a full night of rest, and also keeping track of their sleeping habits.

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Former Apple employees reveal iPhone-connected aftermarket car backup camera

06/21/2016, 12:06 pm

Bryson Gardner, Joseph Fisher and Brian Sander think that cars should be upgraded like software. That's why the three ex-Apple employees founded Pearl Automation Inc., a company that announced a new iPhone-connected backup camera this week.

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New rules may put up barriers to games on Apple's App Store in China

06/21/2016, 10:06 am

Developers looking to publish games on Apple's Chinese App Store will reportedly face a tougher time starting July 1, when all new mobile games must be pre-approved by the Chinese government.

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More evidence of iOS 10 'dark mode' emerges, hints at cellular toggle in Control Center

06/20/2016, 05:06 pm

Further explorations of iOS 10's code may back expectations that the mobile OS will get a "dark mode" in later betas, and/or a cellular connection toggle in its Control Center.

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Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch allows renaming folders, clearing all notifications, sharing apps

06/20/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's pressure sensitive 3D Touch technology will expand in small but meaningful ways with iOS 10, including the ability to quickly rename app folders, or clear all alerts from Notification Center.

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Inside iOS 10: With Game Center app gone, invites are managed by Messages

06/20/2016, 09:06 am

Beginning with iOS 10, Apple's Game Center service will no longer have its own dedicated application. Instead, actions like adding friends or inviting them to a game will be handled by individual games themselves, routed through Apple's expanded Messages app.

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Apple Maps picks up public transit directions for Denver, Colorado

06/20/2016, 09:06 am

Apple on Monday introduced public transit directions for Denver, Colo. to users of its Maps apps for OS X and iOS, continuing a slow expansion of support.

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Select Bank of America ATMs now processing Apple Pay withdrawals

06/20/2016, 05:06 am

As part of a previously announced effort to introduce support for emerging digital wallet solutions, Bank of America this weekend began processing Apply Pay withdrawals at select ATMs in California, the first step in bringing wide compatibility to customers across the bank's nationwide network.

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E3 2016: Dragon Raja and Galak-Z land on iOS later this year

06/17/2016, 10:06 pm

Rounding out AppleInsider's E3 coverage are two stylish mobile games, one an RPG adaptation of Korean fantasy novel Dragon Raja, and another a portable version of popular console space shooter Galak-Z.

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