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Apple Store app updated with two-step authentication, deeper Touch ID integration

05/21/2015, 09:05 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its Apple Store app for iOS with more comprehensive Touch ID support and a new two-factor authentication feature for securing users' Apple ID accounts.

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Spotify gains video, moods, and podcasts, Facebook Messenger rolls out video calls globally

05/20/2015, 04:05 pm

Music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of major changes -- including the addition of videos, podcasts, and mood-based playlists -- while Facebook officially expanded Messenger video calls worldwide.

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Roundup: The best third-party Apple Watch running apps

05/17/2015, 01:05 am

Fitness tracking is a core Apple Watch feature, and Apple builds in comprehensive app support with its Workout app, but owners may want to check out third-party running-centric options with extras like route creation, coaching and social network integration.

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Final Cut Pro 10.2.1 solves bugs causing crashes, Timeline problems

05/14/2015, 06:05 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing suite, fixing a trio of bugs including a critical crash-on-start issue seen by some users.

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Apple expands App Analytics beta to all developers

05/13/2015, 04:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday opened up the App Analytics beta to all registered iOS developers, moving beyond an early system in which people had to request access and briefly wait for their chance to participate.

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Coppertino launches Loop cloud music storage, Google Docs and Slides for iOS get direct image capture

05/13/2015, 03:05 pm

Coppertino on Wednesday launched a new cloud music locker called Loop, while Google updated its Docs and Slides iOS apps to enable inserting freshly-snapped photos.

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Archdiocese of San Francisco to begin accepting church donations through Apple's iPhone

05/13/2015, 03:05 pm

Starting this Friday, Catholics in San Francisco will be able to donate to their local church by using an iPhone app, bringing modern technology to the millennia-old practice of tithing.

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Facebook debuts fast-loading 'Instant Articles' exclusively on iPhone app

05/13/2015, 10:05 am

Facebook on Wednesday launched "Instant Articles," a mobile-oriented platform through which publishers can have their stories hosted on Facebook servers and theoretically load as much as 10 times faster than a standard Web link.

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Google debuts first Apple Watch-ready app with 'News & Weather' update

05/12/2015, 06:05 pm

Google on Tuesday added Apple Watch compatibility to its News & Weather iOS app, the first of what is expected to be many Google product updates designed to nab screen real estate on Apple's new wearable device.

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BitTorrent's Bleep secure chat comes to iOS, Microsoft adds features to core iOS Office apps

05/12/2015, 04:05 pm

BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features.

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New York Times goes free in app update, Periscope moves beyond Twitter accounts

05/11/2015, 08:05 pm

In a pair of iOS app updates on Monday, The New York Times dropped subscription fees for unlimited article access, while live-streaming video app Periscope added profile creation options for users who lack Twitter accounts.

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SEGA to withdraw older, substandard iOS games in spring cleaning

05/08/2015, 05:05 pm

Japanese games maker SEGA on Friday said it will soon cull a number of back catalog titles from Apple's iOS App Store in an effort to maintain a level of consistency across its software lineup.

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Nintendo plans to release 5 smartphone games within next two years

05/08/2015, 10:05 am

Legendary video game maker Nintendo plans to take a "less is more" approach with its entrance into the smartphone gaming market, revealing this week that it only plans to release a handful of games within the next few years.

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Spotify, other music services allege Apple App Store policies anti-competitive

05/06/2015, 05:05 pm

Spotify and other streaming music services are upset with Apple's App Store policies, which they say effectively prevent them from competing with iTunes or Beats Music, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Pixelmator coming to iPhone as universal app, iPad version on sale for 50% off

05/06/2015, 09:05 am

Popular photo editing app Pixelmator, already available on Mac and iPad, will also be coming to Apple's iPhone in the near future, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Volkswagen intros Watch remote app, Dropbox to get in-app creation of Office docs

05/05/2015, 01:05 pm

Volkswagen on Tuesday announced an Apple Watch app that will offer remote control of many car functions, while Dropbox released a significant update to its iOS client and promised that users will soon be able to create Office documents from within the app.

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iOS-exclusive Periscope torpedoed Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV sales, promoter says

05/05/2015, 12:05 pm

Even after shattering pay-per-view records, at least one person involved in the "fight of the century" believes it could have been even bigger without the availability of illegal video streams through Twitter's iOS-exclusive Periscope app.

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Tweetbot updates iOS app with new Twitter 'Quote Tweet' format

05/01/2015, 05:05 pm

Popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot received a small update on Friday with access to Twitter's new "Quote Tweet" format, which embeds tweets in a new message instead of copying a block of text.

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ACLU launches iOS app to record law enforcement encounters

04/30/2015, 07:04 pm

Looking to reduce "over-policing" and surface instances of excessive force, the American Civil Liberties Union of California on Thursday launched a smartphone app that lets users securely document law enforcement encounters.

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Apple Store app for iOS updated with Apple Watch support

04/30/2015, 07:04 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out an updated version of its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Apple Watch, which lets users keep track of orders, pick up purchases, check in to Genius Bar appointments and more.

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