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Apple announces App Store sales topped $10 billion in 2013

01/07/2014, 08:01 am

In the midst of hype for new gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show, Apple on Tuesday issued a press release to announce that sales from the App Store topped $10 billion in 2013, with $1 billion spent by customers in December alone.

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Apps no longer differentiator in iOS vs. Android war, services next battleground

01/06/2014, 08:01 pm

A new study from investment bank Piper Jaffray suggests app quality on Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems has equalized, pushing the two tech giants toward a race for better built-in services.

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US grocery chains rolling Apple's iBeacon tech out to dozens of stores

01/06/2014, 05:01 pm

Starting Monday, dozens of grocery stores in three major cities across the U.S. saw the rollout of Apple's iBeacon technology, allowing customers to receive location-specific data, such as relevant coupons, while they shop.

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New Broadcom SDK makes integrating Apple's AirPlay easier for OEMs

01/06/2014, 10:01 am

Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming standard received a boost Monday when chipmaker Broadcom announced a new software development kit that makes it faster and easier for manufacturers to add AirPlay support to audio devices.

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SteelSeries debuts 'Stratus' MFi-certified Bluetooth game controller

01/06/2014, 08:01 am

PC gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries on Monday took the covers off of a new Made for iPhone game controller that connects to iOS devices wirelessly over Bluetooth, the first of its kind.

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Apple concludes '12 Days of Gifts' with Rolling Stones mini album

01/06/2014, 03:01 am

For its final freebie of this year's "12 Days of Gift" promotion, Apple gave users a mini album of three songs from The Rolling Stones' concert film "Sweet Summer Sun -- Hyde Park Live," which was recorded in 2013.

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Fox to stream Super Bowl XLVIII live on website and iOS app

01/03/2014, 10:01 pm

For the third year in a row, the Super Bowl will be live-streamed online to American football fans in the U.S., as Fox Sports plans to make the game available free through its website and for pay-TV subscribers via its iOS app.

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Scanner Pro named App of the Week, CBS to stream AFC playoffs to Macs and iPads

01/02/2014, 07:01 pm

Popular document scanning app Scanner Pro is now available for free after being named Apple's iOS App of the Week, while CBS announces it will live-stream its coverage of this year's NFL playoffs for the first time ever.

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Holidays bring market share gains for Apple's iPhone, iPad remains dominant

01/02/2014, 01:01 pm

New web traffic data suggests that the iPhone was Christmas's big winner among smartphones while the iPad remained the dominant tablet, though it lost some ground to competition from Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft.

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Google to shut down Bump and Flock apps, delete all data

01/01/2014, 08:01 pm

Just three months after being acquired by Google, Bump Technologies announced on Tuesday that it will be shuttering its Bump and Flock apps, both of which will be removed from the iOS App Store and cease to function on Jan. 31.

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Hackers continue to tweak Apple's obsolete iOS 3.1.3 for legacy iPhones, iPods

12/31/2013, 03:12 pm

Even as Apple's first- and second-generation iPhone and iPod touch gain "vintage" status, intrepid programming group "whited00r" is working to bring many of iOS's latest features, like Control Center, to the geriatric devices.

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iOS 7 now installed on 78% of active Apple handheld devices

12/31/2013, 09:12 am

The latest official data from Apple reveals that 78 percent of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are running the company's latest mobile operating system, iOS 7, up four percentage points from earlier this month.

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Tweetbot 3 for iOS adds direct message image support in update

12/30/2013, 06:12 pm

Popular Twitter client Tweetbot on Monday received a minor update that brings the iOS app up to speed with support for images in direct messages, one of the microblogging service's latest features.

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Fitbit taps Apple's M7 chip for new 'MobileTrack' iOS app feature

12/30/2013, 03:12 pm

A Monday update to fitness tracking company Fitbit's iOS app brought several visual tweaks along with a new "MobileTrack" feature that leverages Apple's new M7 motion coprocessor to turn an iPhone 5s into a basic personal activity tracker.

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Archos announces iOS-compatible smart watches, health trackers & connected home devices

12/30/2013, 02:12 pm

Electronics maker Archos on Monday preannounced a slew of new products it plans to show off at the upcoming 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, including "Connected Home" and "Connected Self" accessories compatible with Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Google takes aim at Apple's 'iOS in the Car' with Audi-Android partnership

12/30/2013, 10:12 am

Apple is not the only major smartphone vendor with an eye toward a vehicle-integrated future, as Google is reportedly set to announce a collaboration with Audi that would have future cars from the automaker run in-dash systems based on Android.

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Nokia pulls Here Maps from App Store, claims Apple's iOS 7 harms user experience

12/27/2013, 02:12 pm

While pointing the finger squarely at Apple, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has chosen to remove its Here Maps app from the App Store just over one year after the app's debut.

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HTC details how carriers, chipset makers stall & block Android OS updates

12/27/2013, 11:12 am

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has shed light on the complex route Android updates must navigate before hitting customer devices, helping to explain why operating system updates take some time to arrive, and how, for some device owners, such updates never even arrive at all.

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New website informs users on app data usage prior to purchase

12/27/2013, 03:12 am

A first-of-its-kind website and corresponding service was rolled out on Thursday by CTIA - The Wireless Association with an intent to inform mobile device users about app data use and their impact on wireless data plans.

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IBM: iOS crushed Android in Christmas shopping with 5 times the sales

12/26/2013, 03:12 pm

Apple's iPhone and iPad represented the vast majority of U.S. online shopping and sales during Christmas, accounting for more than an 83 percent take of sales compared to Android.

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