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Topic: App Store

Facebook for iOS hits version 10.0 with 'write now, post later' feature, speed enhancements

05/14/2014, 06:05 pm

Ubiquitous social network Facebook on Wednesday issued an update to its flagship iOS app, bringing a new feature that automatically publishes posts created when a user's cell signal is weak or their phone is not connected to a data network.

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Sequel to 'Flappy Bird' coming in August with less addiction, more multiplayer

05/14/2014, 05:05 pm

Unexpected iOS hit "Flappy Bird," which caused a stir after its developer yanked the title from the App Store while it sat atop the most downloaded charts, is poised to make a return this summer complete with multiplayer and "less addictive" qualities.

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Google Search iOS app update takes on Apple's Siri with smarter conversations

05/13/2014, 04:05 pm

Google's official Search application for iPhone and iPad was updated on Tuesday with enhanced functionality, allowing users to have "smarter conversations" with the software in a manner not unlike Apple's own Siri personal assistant.

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Microsoft's Office for iPad apps notch 27M downloads in 46 days

05/12/2014, 07:05 pm

After a highly anticipated launch in late March, Microsoft's Office for iPad suite of productivity apps is still going strong in the iOS App Store after having accumulated some 27 million downloads as of Monday.

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Facebook yanks Poke and Camera standalone apps in bid to consolidate titles

05/09/2014, 07:05 pm

In what appears to be a continued paring down of extraneous apps in its iOS software ecosystem, Facebook on Friday removed Poke and Camera from the app store.

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Adobe Voice for iPad combines user narration and simple animations to create impactful videos

05/08/2014, 02:05 am

Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that allows users to "show their story" by streamlining the process of overlaying a customizable voiceover track atop a variety of animated images, music, icons, text, themes and more.

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United Airlines updates iOS app to support exclusive, free in-flight video content

05/07/2014, 06:05 pm

In an update to its iOS app on Wednesday, United Airlines added an anticipated in-flight entertainment service that harnesses onboard Wi-Fi to stream movies and TV shows to users for free.

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Pharmacy chain Duane Reade to trial Apple's iBeacons in several NYC locations

05/07/2014, 09:05 am

Consumers in the Big Apple will soon find their pharmacy visits more convenient as popular chain Duane Reade announced plans to bring iBeacon-powered microlocation functionality -- such as coupons or product reviews -- to 10 Manhattan outlets in a new pilot program.

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Moves app reneges on privacy promise, will share data with Facebook

05/06/2014, 09:05 pm

When fitness tracking app Moves was purchased by Facebook in late April, both companies sought to allay worries of privacy-minded users by saying there would be no data "commingling" between the software and the giant social network. It appears the statement was only partially true.

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Google updates Maps app for Apple's iOS with new navigation options and Uber integration

05/06/2014, 02:05 pm

Search giant Google on Tuesday unveiled a major update to its native Maps application, adding a slew of new navigation features such as lane guidance and walking time as well as the ability to book a ride from car hire service Uber directly from the app.

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Apple launches new App Store section highlighting month's best apps

05/02/2014, 03:05 am

Continuing the build-out of its iOS App Store, Apple on Thursday launched a new app collection section called "Best of April," suggesting the company may start featuring a new set of curated apps each month.

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Snapchat for iOS update lets users chat, hold impromptu video calls

05/01/2014, 09:05 am

Time-limited image sharing app Snapchat on Thursday announced Chat, a new feature that allows users to send text messages to each other and connect through a live video chat with one tap.

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Hulu to offer free ad-supported viewing on iPhone, iPad this summer

04/30/2014, 03:04 pm

Popular video streaming service Hulu, which currently requires users to subscribe to its "Plus" service to view content on their iPhone or iPad, will begin offering free viewing of select ad-supported programming on mobile devices this summer.

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Google unveils standalone iOS apps for editing Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

04/30/2014, 02:04 pm

Internet search giant Google on Wednesday announced a trio of new native mobile applications on Apple's App Store that will allow iOS users to edit and create Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides from their mobile device.

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Microsoft Office for iPad updated with support for Apple's AirPrint

04/29/2014, 12:04 pm

Microsoft's Office for iPad now ties even more tightly into Apple's ecosystem, as the touch-friendly productivity suite has been updated with support for the wireless AirPrint standard, along with a few other new features and assorted bug fixes for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Facebook Messenger gets new sharing options, McDonald's updates Happy Studio app for kids

04/29/2014, 12:04 am

iOS users who keep in touch with friends and relatives using Facebook Messenger now have easier ways to share photos and videos with each other, while McDonald's added a slew of new entertainment options to its Happy Studio app for children.

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ComiXology ceases iOS in-app purchases following Amazon acquisition

04/26/2014, 06:04 pm

After being bought by online retailer Amazon, digital comics platform ComiXology has discontinued its legacy iOS application and issued an entirely new release that lacks a digital storefront, allowing the company to avoid Apple's 30 percent cut of in-app purchases.

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Facebook buys 'Moves' fitness tracking app for Apple's iPhone

04/24/2014, 11:04 am

Yet another Silicon Valley power entered the "quantified self" race on Thursday when Facebook acquired the developers behind Moves, an iPhone app that allows users to create an "activity diary" by automatically recording walking, cycling, and running.

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RunKeeper for iOS adds 'Goal Coach' for personalized guidance and motivation

04/24/2014, 11:04 am

Popular iPhone fitness application RunKeeper saw a significant update on Thursday with the addition of "Goal Coach," a new free feature that allows users to set achievable but challenging goals as they train.

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Opera 'Coast' for iOS brings the enjoyment back to mobile Web browsing

04/24/2014, 08:04 am

Opera Software on Thursday launched Coast version 3.0, a Web browser for Apple iOS devices that eschews extraneous onscreen buttons and text boxes for intuitive gesture controls and contextual pop-out menus. The end result is a tidy full-screen surfing experience.

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