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Topic: iOS

National Federation of the Blind pushes Apple to add accessibility requirements for apps [U]

07/09/2014, 07:07 am

Members of the National Federation of the Blind have approved a resolution that will have the advocacy group, which successfully sued Apple over iTunes in 2008, begin a new campaign designed to convince the iPhone maker to consider accessibility when approving apps for sale in the App Store.

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Apple's 'Health' app gets M7 coprocessor step tracking in iOS 8 beta 3, adds new data categories

07/07/2014, 10:07 pm

With the release of iOS 8 beta 3 on Monday, Apple continued to build out its forthcoming Health app with new features, including support for the iPhone 5s' M7 coprocessor and additional data collection categories.

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Apple's iOS continues to dominate mobile web browsing as Android gains

07/07/2014, 03:07 pm

Even as Google counts some 1 billon monthly active users for Android worldwide, more than six out of every ten page views from a mobile device in the U.S. still come from an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod touch, according to new browsing data released on Monday.

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Apple provides developers with third beta releases of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite [u]

07/07/2014, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday moved on step closer to the public release of its next-generation operating systems, giving developers access to a third beta version of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite while updating a number of smaller components.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: Apple opens up social Share Sheets to third parties

07/07/2014, 05:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new feature enables new and existing web services to extend iOS and OS X to support social sharing of documents, websites, photos and other media.

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Review: Parrot Asteroid Smart in-dash head unit with navigation and app support

07/05/2014, 02:07 pm

Google launched the Open Automotive Alliance in January to put Android in your dashboard to control your phone, just like Apple announced CarPlay as a system to control your iOS device. Parrot's Asteroid Smart doesn't participate in either of these programs, but goes their own way instead.

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Independence Day sales hit the App Store with Motion Tennis, Infinity Blade, Disney

07/04/2014, 11:07 am

iOS gamers can turn their Apple TV into a Wii for free during this long weekend with Motion Tennis for Apple TV, or fight tyrants and titans for half off in the Infinity Blade franchise, while parents can keep their children occupied on the cheap with Disney's 85 percent off sale.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: Apple, Inc's new Widgets & Keyboards similar to Android's, but secure

07/04/2014, 03:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions enable a new type of widgets in Notification Center for both platforms, along with enabling third party Custom Keyboards for iOS.

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Facebook Messenger goes universal with new iPad-optimized version

07/03/2014, 12:07 pm

Social networking behemoth Facebook on Thursday released a new version of its Facebook Messenger application for iOS that brings with it a new user interface optimized specifically for the larger screens found on Apple's iPads.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: the Cloud Kit-savvy Photos future of Apple's iPhoto & Aperture

07/03/2014, 03:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions will change photo editing on both platforms, where the new Photos app will replace today's iPhoto and Aperture.

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Civilization Revolution 2 hits the App Store, Pac-Man adds new content

07/02/2014, 02:07 pm

With the Independence Day holiday around the corner, iOS gamers now have a few new options for off-day entertainment as 2K Games officially released Civilization Revolution 2 and Namco Bandai updated Pac-Man with new mazes and content.

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Apple accused of inducing patent infringement by MLB, ESPN with HTTP Live Streaming tech

07/01/2014, 02:07 pm

Lawyers for Israeli technology company Emblaze told a federal jury this week that Apple has induced sports leagues and TV networks, including MLB and ESPN, to infringe Emblaze's patents by forcing them to use Apple's allegedly infringing HLS technology for streaming live video to iOS devices.

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8 new automakers pledge support for Apple's CarPlay, including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mazda & Ram

07/01/2014, 11:07 am

Joining last week's announcement that Audi will support the upcoming CarPlay platform, eight more car makers have been listed on Apple's website as "committed partners."

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Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes for iBeacon, Mail, and accessory connectivity

06/30/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple on Monday pushed an over-the-air update to its iOS mobile operating system, bringing fixes that enhance iBeacon connectivity and stability while correcting problems with Mail attachment data protection and data transfer to third-party accessories.

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Apple heads for home: Why HomeKit may not bring an 'iLight' or 'iLock,' but a new Apple TV

06/29/2014, 10:06 am

As follows any new announcement from Apple, the world's most secretive consumer electronics company, the days since the the unveiling of HomeKit -- Apple's new "smart home" platform -- have been filled with rumors and speculation about where it might go. AppleInsider now steps back to take a look at the most likely scenario.

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"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" uses advanced imaging tech to imagine an apocalyptic future--with an iPad cameo

06/28/2014, 04:06 pm

In what is certain to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" portrays two parallel societies grappling with fears, violence, betrayal and cross-cultural empathy, with a particularly poignant scene portraying a battered iPad (albeit running iOS 6).

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Audi announces support for Apple's CarPlay in 2015 models

06/27/2014, 11:06 am

German automaker Audi -- a founding member of Google's Android-based Open Automotive Alliance -- on Thursday announced that it has undertaken "intensive dialog" with Apple to integrate the iPhone maker's CarPlay system into new vehicles beginning in 2015.

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Apple continues to improve App Store discoverability with 'Best New Updates' section for games

06/27/2014, 01:06 am

Apple on Thursday unveiled a slight tweak to its iOS App Store by breaking out notable game updates into a new "Best New Updates" section, exposing users to recent refreshes of top-selling titles.

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Apple's Podcasts app sees widespread crashing issues, rendered unusable for many [update: fixed]

06/26/2014, 05:06 pm

A number of iOS device owners on Thursday are experiencing major issues with Apple's first-party Podcasts app, saying the title is unusable due to constant hangs and crashes.

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Fly brings multi-cam video editing to iPhone, Weather Channel revamps iPad app, Monty Python comes to iOS

06/26/2014, 12:06 pm

Two interesting new apps hit the app store Thursday, with Fly showcasing a unique multi-device video capture function and Monty Python bringing The Ministry of Silly Walks to the iPhone, while The Weather Channel redesigned its iPad app with a new iOS 7-style aesthetic.

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