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Archdiocese of San Francisco to begin accepting church donations through Apple's iPhone

05/13/2015, 03:05 pm

Starting this Friday, Catholics in San Francisco will be able to donate to their local church by using an iPhone app, bringing modern technology to the millennia-old practice of tithing.

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BitTorrent's Bleep secure chat comes to iOS, Microsoft adds features to core iOS Office apps

05/12/2015, 04:05 pm

BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features.

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iOS-connected Lily drone promises to make aerial photography simpler than ever

05/12/2015, 03:05 pm

A newly announced iOS-compatible camera drone ditches controllers entirely, making it as simple as tossing the device into the sky to begin recording high-quality aerial footage.

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Apple's Cook 'very bullish' on Chinese Apple Pay rollout, in talks with banks and Alibaba

05/11/2015, 10:05 pm

During a recent visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is moving forward with talks to roll out Apple Pay in partnership with regional banks and perhaps e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

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New York Times goes free in app update, Periscope moves beyond Twitter accounts

05/11/2015, 08:05 pm

In a pair of iOS app updates on Monday, The New York Times dropped subscription fees for unlimited article access, while live-streaming video app Periscope added profile creation options for users who lack Twitter accounts.

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Apple releases third developer, second public betas of iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4

05/11/2015, 12:05 pm

With less than a month to go before its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple on Monday issued third betas of iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 to developers, and second public betas to people in the AppleSeed testing program.

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Apple's iOS holds lead in enterprise for Q1 on strong iPhone 6 demand, but tablet share eroding

05/11/2015, 08:05 am

Riding a wave of record-breaking iPhone sales, Apple remained the market leader in enterprise mobile device activations for the first quarter of 2015, but competitors are slowly eating away at iPad's tablet share, according to Good Technology.

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SEGA to withdraw older, substandard iOS games in spring cleaning

05/08/2015, 05:05 pm

Japanese games maker SEGA on Friday said it will soon cull a number of back catalog titles from Apple's iOS App Store in an effort to maintain a level of consistency across its software lineup.

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Nintendo plans to release 5 smartphone games within next two years

05/08/2015, 10:05 am

Legendary video game maker Nintendo plans to take a "less is more" approach with its entrance into the smartphone gaming market, revealing this week that it only plans to release a handful of games within the next few years.

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LifeMap Solutions reports success in post to Apple's ResearchKit blog

05/07/2015, 08:05 pm

In the first third-party post to Apple's ResearchKit blog, mobile health provider LifeMap Solutions reports seeing high rates of consent and participation due in large part to iOS and iPhone app "stickiness."

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Apple VoiceOver accessibility receives award from American Foundation for the Blind

05/06/2015, 03:05 pm

The American Foundation for the Blind announced Apple among its four honorees to receive a Helen Keller Achievement Award later this June, recognizing the company's contribution to accessibility with VoiceOver.

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Pixelmator coming to iPhone as universal app, iPad version on sale for 50% off

05/06/2015, 09:05 am

Popular photo editing app Pixelmator, already available on Mac and iPad, will also be coming to Apple's iPhone in the near future, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Apple Pay lands 24 new bank and credit union partnerships

05/05/2015, 06:05 pm

In an update to its Apple Pay support webpage on Tuesday, Apple announced a new batch of 24 participating card issuers, with credit unions accounting for a large majority of additions.

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Home Depot announces future Apple Pay support, will become largest partner retailer

05/05/2015, 04:05 pm

Home Depot on Tuesday officially announced upcoming support for Apple Pay, and with more than 2,000 stores will be the largest retail chain to sign on to Apple's branded NFC-based mobile payments initiative.

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Apple's Beats Music relaunch might hurt Spotify more than others, data suggests

05/05/2015, 03:05 pm

Swedish music streamer Spotify has more to lose from Apple's anticipated Beats Music revamp than its competition, according to new usage data, as iOS accounts for a majority of Spotify's active users.

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Volkswagen intros Watch remote app, Dropbox to get in-app creation of Office docs

05/05/2015, 01:05 pm

Volkswagen on Tuesday announced an Apple Watch app that will offer remote control of many car functions, while Dropbox released a significant update to its iOS client and promised that users will soon be able to create Office documents from within the app.

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iOS-exclusive Periscope torpedoed Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV sales, promoter says

05/05/2015, 12:05 pm

Even after shattering pay-per-view records, at least one person involved in the "fight of the century" believes it could have been even bigger without the availability of illegal video streams through Twitter's iOS-exclusive Periscope app.

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Apple Maps Connect updated with support for five new European countries

05/04/2015, 09:05 pm

Continuing its internal mapping initiative, Apple on Monday added Maps Connect support to five new regions, allowing users in those countries to add and edit points of interest.

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Apple stops iOS 8.2 code signing, prevents downgrades from iOS 8.3

05/04/2015, 04:05 pm

Apple has stopped signing the code for iOS 8.2, meaning that anyone wanting to downgrade from iOS 8.3 through iTunes will no longer be able to do so, accounts indicated on Monday.

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Microsoft prepping Continuity-like features for Windows 10 alongside new flagship handsets - report

05/04/2015, 03:05 pm

Just over a year after closing its acquisition of Nokia's phone division, Microsoft is reportedly set to reenter the high-end handset space with a pair of new Lumia devices that will feature powerful internals and carry the mobile banner for Windows 10.

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