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Topic: iOS

Smash hit 'BioShock' comes to iPhone, iPad with iOS-specific controls

08/28/2014, 12:08 am

After years of rumors and speculation, developer 2K Games on Wednesday released a universal iOS port of BioShock, finally bringing the critically acclaimed first-person shooter to Apple's portable devices.

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Apple rolls out full-screen interstitial and pre-roll video iAds, expands to Russia and Switzerland

08/26/2014, 05:08 pm

In a notice to developers on Tuesday, Apple announced availability of new iAd options including pre-roll video and full-screen interstitial banner ads for iOS apps, as well as support for Russia and Switzerland.

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Instagram's new Hyperlapse app simplifies timelapses, Square's Cash 2.0 allows transfers to all via text message

08/26/2014, 03:08 pm

Facebook's Instagram launched a new application on Tuesday dubbed Hyperlapse, which allows users to quickly shoot polished time-lapse videos. In addition, Square updated its Cash app for iOS to version 2.0, bringing a host of new features including transferring cash to any number over text message and address book importing.

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Google bolsters iOS productivity suite with Slides, updates to Docs and Sheets

08/25/2014, 09:08 pm

Google on Monday released presentation app Slides alongside updates to existing iOS apps Docs and Sheets, offering a free Web-connected alternative to similar productivity suites from Microsoft and Apple.

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Ralph Lauren debuts iOS-connected fitness & health tracking Polo Tech t-shirt

08/25/2014, 03:08 pm

Legendary fashion house Ralph Lauren is making a big splash in the wearable devices market this week, as a number of ball boys and one player at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships are outfitted with new, iOS-connected nylon shirts that track health and fitness data.

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Known iOS auto-call feature sparks concerns about unintended dialings

08/25/2014, 03:08 pm

Technical oversights on the part of some of the iOS ecosystem's most prominent developers -- including Facebook and Google --could allow attackers to exploit a documented iOS feature that allows apps to initiate phone calls without a prompt, spurring reminders that iPhone owners should be careful what they tap on.

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Secret app to restrict photo uploads, block posts with real names in update

08/22/2014, 06:08 pm

Anonymous social networking app Secret on Friday announced a number of changes to be introduced in its next update, including photo upload limitations and more aggressive restrictions on using real names in posts.

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Coin 'connected credit card' for Apple's iOS devices delays launch to 2015

08/22/2014, 03:08 pm

The makers of Coin -- a Bluetooth-enabled "connected card" designed to allow users to store magnetic stripe information for multiple credit and debit cards on a single device -- on Friday announced that they would delay a full launch until next year, but would begin sending out 10,000 "beta" units to pre-order customers sooner.

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While 91% of Apple users run iOS 7, five different versions of Android hold 10%+ share

08/22/2014, 10:08 am

The latest mobile operating system statistics show that Google's Android is more fragmented than ever, with three different versions of the platform representing two-thirds of all devices, while Apple's latest version of iOS runs on 91 percent of iPhones and iPads.

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Apple reportedly complies with Brazilian judge, removes 'Secret' from local App Store

08/21/2014, 11:08 pm

Complying with an order from a Brazilian judge, Apple on Thursday appears to have removed anonymous social networking app Secret from its App Store, though it is unknown if the company took the prescribed step of wiping the app from users' phones.

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Apple spoke with UnitedHealth, Humana regarding HealthKit tie-up - report

08/21/2014, 04:08 pm

As part of a campaign designed to drive adoption of its forthcoming HealthKit biomedical tracking platform, Apple has reportedly held broad-stroke discussions with major U.S. insurers UnitedHealth and Humana about potential partnerships.

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Report claims iMessage spam on the rise, but little evidence appears in support

08/21/2014, 02:08 pm

Despite accounts of purportedly wide-ranging unsolicited marketing campaigns plaguing iMessage users in recent months, spam on Apple's over-the-top messaging service appears to be the exception, rather than the rule.

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Disney expands 'Star Wars' iOS franchise with 'Commander' real-time strategy game

08/21/2014, 09:08 am

After soft-launching in the Australian iOS App Store nearly two months ago, Disney Interactive's "Star Wars: Commander" saw wide release on Thursday, bringing real-time strategy "Rebellion vs. Empire" gameplay to Apple's mobile devices.

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Uber adds API access, affiliate program for apps on Apple's iPhone

08/20/2014, 02:08 pm

Car-calling service Uber on Wednesday unveiled new API and affiliate programs that allow developers to integrate Uber services -- including destination finding, pickup times, fare estimates, and trip history -- into their own apps and earn Uber credits.

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Apple faces preliminary injunction to remove 'Secret' from App Store, users' devices

08/19/2014, 11:08 pm

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday ordered Apple and Google to not only remove anonymous social networking app Secret from their app stores, but also remotely wipe the software from devices in the country.

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Apple's sixth beta of iOS 8 is for carrier testing only - report

08/19/2014, 10:08 am

While developers were not supplied a new beta of iOS 8 this week alongside the latest pre-release version of OS X Yosemite, Apple's carrier partners were in fact provided iOS 8 beta 6 for testing prior to the release of the golden master.

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Camera+ adds improvements & teases iOS 8 update, Flappy Bird follow-up announced

08/18/2014, 03:08 pm

Popular iOS photography app Camera+ was updated on Monday with a handful of improvements, with bigger things promised to come with iOS 8 this fall. In addition, the creator of the "Flappy Bird" sensation has revealed his latest title, set to arrive on iPhone this week.

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Beats Music app added to 'Made by Apple' list in iOS App Store

08/15/2014, 04:08 pm

More than two months after its acquisition of Beats was announced, Apple on Friday officially added the Beats Music streaming audio app to the App Store's featured "Made by Apple" list.

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WebMD updates Healthy Target, RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 goes free, Sony unveils Album of the Day app

08/14/2014, 04:08 pm

A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store on Thursday, as WebMD added new coaching options to its Healthy Target feature, RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 became a free-to-play game, and Sony released a new music app that will give iOS users a discount on one album each day.

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Mailbox for iOS updated with Passbook support, new languages, more

08/13/2014, 05:08 pm

Popular iOS email client Mailbox was updated on Wednesday with a number of new features, including support for new languages, integration with Passbook and spam filtering, among other email management tweaks.

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