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Topic: iOS

Apple says iOS 8 on 87% of compatible devices days before iOS 9 launch

09/15/2015, 09:09 pm

In an update to its developer webpage ahead of Wednesday's iOS 9 release, Apple revealed that the soon to be replaced iOS 8 is currently running on 87 percent of compatible devices.


iOS users may eventually be able to remove unwanted default apps, says Apple's Tim Cook

09/15/2015, 11:09 am

Apple is looking at allowing iOS users to delete some preloaded apps, though others will probably have to remain, according to CEO Tim Cook.


Advertisers complain about format & approval obstacles with iOS 9's News app

09/14/2015, 12:09 am

Advertisers are reportedly upset with the restrictions Apple has placed on formats for iOS 9's News app -- as well as the barriers campaigns must pass for approval.


With iOS 9, 'Hey Siri' gains a new setup process tailored to your voice

09/11/2015, 03:09 pm

Starting with next week's launch of iOS 9, users will be prompted to speak a series of commands once enabling "Hey Siri," making the intelligent personal assistant more adept at understanding a person's unique voice.


China's largest private carmaker Geely announces support for Apple's CarPlay

09/10/2015, 06:09 pm

Geely, one of the largest auto manufacturers in China, announced on Thursday that it has inked a deal with Apple to integrate CarPlay into an upcoming compact SUV model, making it the first Chinese automaker to support the infotainment system.


Apple issues first public beta of iOS 9.1 in run-up to official 9.0 release

09/10/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of iOS 9.1, allowing the public to get an early peek at features like expanded Unicode support.


Discover cards to support Apple Pay on Sept. 16 with 10% cash-back offer

09/09/2015, 06:09 pm

Discover on Wednesday officially announced it will begin supporting Apple Pay on Sept. 16, saying that for a limited time customers who use Apple's touchless payments service can earn an extra ten percent Cashback Bonus.


Apple seeds first iOS 9.1 beta to developers, adds new taco, burrito & unicorn emojis

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

In tandem with the GM releases of iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, Apple also issued the first-ever beta of iOS 9.1.


Apple releases iOS 9 GM to developers ahead of Sept. 16 release

09/09/2015, 04:09 pm

Following a huge special event on Wednesday, Apple released the golden master build of iOS 9 for developer testing ahead of an announced public launch date on Sept. 16.


Twitter for iOS update brings iPhone experience to iPad with responsive design

09/09/2015, 12:09 am

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter pushed out an update to its iOS app on Tuesday that features responsive design tweaks, meaning iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners will see a more uniform user experience across their devices.


Apple finds difficulty recruiting AI experts thanks to tough user privacy stance

09/07/2015, 10:09 am

Apple has reportedly set about massively expanding its team of data scientists and artificial intelligence experts, but has found it tough to recruit top minds in the field as the company's privacy policies prevent researchers from getting access to valuable user data.


Firefox for iOS preview launches in New Zealand, to hit App Store by year's end

09/03/2015, 08:09 pm

It appears that Mozilla is making progress with its Firefox for iOS browser, as the company launched a limited trial program in New Zealand to shake out bugs and gather data ahead of a planned worldwide debut later this year.


Apple launches new gaming-centric Twitter account ahead of expected Apple TV refresh

09/03/2015, 07:09 pm

Apple activated a new Twitter account on Thursday dedicated to iOS App Store games and run by App Store editors, a move that some suggest could be tied to gaming capabilities for an expected Apple TV hardware refresh.


Facebook, casual games dominate list of most popular iOS apps of all time

09/02/2015, 08:09 pm

According to fresh statistics from analytics firm App Annie published on Wednesday, social media giant Facebook is responsible for four of the top ten most downloaded iOS apps of all time, with Google and Apple titles in tow.


iOS 9's News app grows to 50 publishers amid Safari ad blocking worries

09/02/2015, 03:09 pm

When its News app launches this fall alongside iOS 9, Apple will have over 50 publishing partners on board, a report revealed on Wednesday.


Google's Android Wear for iOS confirmed incompatible with Apple's HealthKit

09/01/2015, 07:09 pm

In announcing Android Wear for iOS on Monday, Google noted users can track steps, calories and other biometric readings in-app, but failed to confirm HealthKit compatibility. It has since been learned that Google chose not to integrate with Apple's platform, instead opting for its own Google Fit service.


LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

09/01/2015, 05:09 pm

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.


Amazon Prime Video adds offline viewing in iOS update

09/01/2015, 10:09 am

Amazon has raised the bar for functionality in its streaming video race against Netflix, giving iOS users the ability to download movies and television shows to their devices for offline viewing on their iPhone or iPad.


Apple Pay transaction limit increased to 30 pounds in UK

08/31/2015, 10:08 pm

As promised when Apple Pay launched in the UK earlier this year, iPhone and Watch owners can now make touchless payments of up to 30 pounds without entering in a PIN number or signature.


Apple continues enterprise push with new Cisco partnership, will optimize networks for iOS

08/31/2015, 02:08 pm

Corporate users will soon have one more reason to choose Apple's mobile devices over those from other firms, as networking behemoth Cisco is set to team up with the Cupertino company to optimize enterprise networks for iPhones, iPads, and iOS apps.