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Inside iOS 10: Upgraded QuickType wields 'Siri intelligence' for contextual suggestions

06/15/2016, 11:06 am

Apple's newly released iOS 10 update features enhanced QuickType keyboard recommendations, which now go beyond suggesting the next best word to write, intelligently recommending dates, locations, contacts and more.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple doubles down on security with cutting edge differential privacy

06/15/2016, 10:06 am

After a bruising battle with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a contentious debate over encryption in the wake of the San Bernadino terrorist shooting, Apple is doubling down on privacy protection by researching cutting-edge privacy techniques for iOS 10, allowing advanced new features while protecting user data.

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Video: See Apple's overhauled iOS 10 Messages with expressive text bubbles, animations & more

06/15/2016, 08:06 am

Perhaps the biggest overhaul in Apple's upcoming iOS 10 can be seen in the Messages app, which will add the ability to send drawings, change message bubbles, replace words with emoji, use stickers, integrate third-party apps, and much more.

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Apple mandates App Store apps support ATS security protocol by 2017

06/14/2016, 11:06 pm

In an announcement at a Worldwide Developers Conference session on Tuesday, Apple said apps submitted to its various App Stores will be required to use the App Transport Security standard by the end of 2016, a decision that underscores the company's dedication to customer privacy.

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Apple's iOS 10 makes iPad a 'Home Hub,' expands HomeKit appliance support

06/14/2016, 09:06 pm

Apple is getting serious about HomeKit. Two years after introducing the automated home platform on iOS 8, the company this week announced new support for a host of connected appliances, as well as a forthcoming iOS 10 setting that turns iPad into a smart home hub.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps will remember where you parked your car

06/14/2016, 04:06 pm

Forgetting where you parked could soon be an issue of the past, thanks to a new feature in Apple's newly released iOS 10 that automatically remembers where your car is located.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple makes News app more accessible & better organized, adds alerts

06/14/2016, 03:06 pm

In a clear competitive move to take on rival Google News, Apple will be introducing a new design and organization to its News app in iOS 10, plus the addition of push notifications for breaking news.

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Inside iOS 10: Mail & Notes switch to triple-pane interfaces on 12.9-inch iPad Pro

06/14/2016, 01:06 pm

Owners of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro can take better advantage of their screen space in iOS 10, thanks to new versions of Apple's Mail and Notes apps that include three panes in landscape mode instead of the two present on other iPads.

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Inside iOS 10: Third-party compatibility opens up Messages to Apple's app universe

06/14/2016, 11:06 am

Starting today, Apple device users will be able to operate in a vastly expanded Messages environment thanks to a new API that allows developers to build in third-party app integrations like stickers and app extensibility.

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iOS 10 rich notifications will come to devices without 3D Touch, Apple tells developers

06/14/2016, 10:06 am

Though Apple showcased the new rich notifications in iOS 10 using 3D Touch on an iPhone 6s, the same functionality will also come to older iPhone models without pressure sensitive displays, developers have been informed.

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How to remove Stocks, Compass and other native apps from your iPhone or iPad in iOS 10

06/14/2016, 08:06 am

The upcoming release of iOS 10 will finally allow users to uninstall unwanted native apps, including Stocks and Watch, and even core apps like Calendar, Mail and Music. Here's how it works.

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First look: Widgets escape Notification Center, arrive on lock & home screens in iOS 10

06/13/2016, 06:06 pm

After laying the groundwork with widgets in Notification Center with iOS 8, Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will make widgets more accessible and useful, by making them available not only on a a device's lock screen, but also on the home screen's Siri search.

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Apple nixes Game Center app in first iOS 10 beta

06/13/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple's long bemoaned Game Center is not present in the first beta version of iOS 10, suggesting the company intends to deprecate the standalone app after more than five years of service.

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iOS 10 will allow deleting first-party apps cluttering homescreens

06/13/2016, 05:06 pm

Answering a long-standing complaint, iOS 10 will finally let people delete apps native to the operating system, potentially clearing up both storage and homescreen space.

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Apple restricts iOS 10 to iPhone 5, 4th-gen iPad or newer [u]

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Following a debut onstage at WWDC 2016, Apple seeded the first beta version of iOS 10 to developers on Monday with support limited to iPhones, iPads and iPod touch models powered by the company's A6 system-on-chip and better.

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iOS 10 to offer voicemail transcription, new API for third-party VoIP apps

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Looking to improve the calling functions on iOS devices, Apple on Monday announced iOS 10 features like voicemail transcriptions, and a new API for third-party VoIP apps, allowing them to behave more like regular iPhone calls.

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iOS 10, watchOS 3 & macOS Sierra betas debut for developers today, public testers in July

06/13/2016, 03:06 pm

Before they launch for free this fall, Apple's next-generation platforms will be available in beta form starting today for registered developers. Members of Apple's public beta program will also be able to test the future of iOS and macOS starting in July.

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Apple brings coding to the iPad with Swift Playground

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Introduced as a new way for children to learn how to code, Apple will bring its Swift programming language to iPad with Swift Playground, a touch-friendly way for beginners to grasp the basics.

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Apple debuts 'Home' app for HomeKit device control

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple introduced a dedicated "Home" iOS app at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, finally introducing a manual control interface for HomeKit accessories to iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

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iOS 10 Messages gain rich links, 3X bigger emojis, bubble effects & third-party app integration

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

As the most-used app on iOS, Apple's Messages will receive a major overhaul in the upcoming iOS 10 update, including a number of emoji-related enhancements, dynamic text bubbles, and rich links with images automatically integrated into chats. Third-party developers will also be able to tap into and expand iMessages with their own creations

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