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Get the most out of America's largest July 4 fireworks shows with your iPhone

07/04/2016, 09:07 am

Some of the biggest Independence Day fireworks displays in the U.S. also sync with special iPhone apps, enhancing the spectacle with sounds and visuals on your smartphone to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here's how you can take advantage of these free apps, as well as some camera enhancement apps that will allow you to take better fireworks photos.

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Apple Pay promotion offers discounts, rewards on select in-app purchases

07/01/2016, 06:07 pm

As part of a recently launched iOS App Store promotion, select third-party retailers like Hotel Tonight, Uber, Grubhub and Ticketmaster are discounting in-app purchases processed through Apple Pay.

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Apple counsel attacks Spotify complaints as 'rumors and half-truths'

07/01/2016, 02:07 pm

Spotify is "resorting to rumors and half-truths" in order to ask for an exemption from App Store rules, according to a letter to the company by Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell.

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Facebook removes 'Paper' newsreader app from iOS App Store, to discontinue service

06/30/2016, 11:06 pm

Two and a half years of its launch, Facebook is pulling the plug on Paper, a stripped down newsreader-style app initially introduced as an alternative to the social media giant's flagship iOS offering.

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Apple gives away iPhone drawing app 'Procreate Pocket' through Apple Store app

06/30/2016, 02:06 am

Apple selected popular iPhone drawing app Procreate Pocket as its latest paid app giveaway on Wednesday, making the former App Store Editors Choice and App Store Best of 2015 title available for free from the Apple Store app for iOS.

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Sioeye iPhone-connected sports camera streams live via LTE, includes 5GB free with T-Mobile

06/29/2016, 03:06 pm

Startup camera maker Sioeye on Wednesday announced its Iris4G LTE iOS-connected action camera now offers data plans with U.S. carrier T-Mobile, including a starter package with 5 gigabytes of free bandwidth to begin live streaming on the go.

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New Chinese rules say Apple's App Store must track identities of users, developers

06/28/2016, 09:06 am

Under new Chinese regulations, Apple will have to track the identities of App Store users while flagging anything that might violate the country's censorship laws, according to a Tuesday report.

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Apple's iTunes, App Store, iBooks Store suffer unscheduled downtime [ux2]

06/24/2016, 06:06 pm

Customers looking to purchase apps, music or e-books through found themselves out of luck on Friday as a handful of Apple's internet services were hit by an hours-long outage, the third such downtime to hit Apple's services this month.

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Apple features 'Lifeline' in latest Developer Insights series

06/23/2016, 08:06 pm

In an addition to its developer resources mini-site on Thursday, Apple posted a profile of "Lifeline" developer 3 Minute Games, highlighting how the studio found success with the iOS App Store's paid business model.

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NASA's tvOS app brings live HD video, photos and more to Apple TV

06/22/2016, 07:06 pm

NASA on Wednesday added a tvOS app to its growing stable of digital media properties, bringing high-definition video streams, satellite and telescope imagery, mission updates and more to the living room.

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Dropbox introduces new productivity tools including text scanner for Apple's iOS

06/22/2016, 02:06 pm

New capabilities were launched by cloud storage service Dropbox on Wednesday, including an update to its official iOS app that allows users to quickly scan text-based documents and convert them into files.

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New rules may put up barriers to games on Apple's App Store in China

06/21/2016, 10:06 am

Developers looking to publish games on Apple's Chinese App Store will reportedly face a tougher time starting July 1, when all new mobile games must be pre-approved by the Chinese government.

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Apple invites developers to Search Ads beta ahead of iOS 10 launch

06/17/2016, 08:06 pm

In preparation of the iOS 10 launch this fall, Apple on Friday sent out emails inviting developers to take part in a beta testing program for Search Ads, a forthcoming iOS App Store feature designed to boost app discoverability.

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Apple adds sales and proceeds data to iTunes Connect app

06/17/2016, 06:06 pm

Apple on Friday released an updated version of its iTunes Connect app for content providers, adding unit sales and proceeds to the Trends analytics tool.

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E3 2016: 'Clapper' merges DDR, 'Pat-A-Cake' for rhythm gaming via iPad camera

06/17/2016, 05:06 pm

One of the more unique games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's E3 expo was "Clapper," a two-player cooperative rhythm title that uses the iPad's FaceTime camera to track how well you play the classic children's hand clapping game "Pat-A-Cake."

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Apple says 'Apps for Earth' campaign raised over $8M for World Wildlife Fund

06/17/2016, 04:06 pm

Apple and the World Wildlife Fund together raised more than $8 million in proceeds during April's "Apps for Earth" campaign on the App Store, the two groups have announced.

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E3 2016: 'Little Lords of Twilight' tactical strategy game coming to iOS this fall

06/17/2016, 02:06 pm

One of the stand-out Apple-compatible games spotted by AppleInsider at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo was "Little Lords of Twilight," a free-to-play player-versus-player role-playing game coming to both iOS this fall, with a tvOS version also in the works.

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Apple Design Awards go to Lara Croft Go, dj Pro, others

06/13/2016, 08:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced its annual selection of Design Awards recipients on Monday, handing out honors to the developers behind standout app properties like Lara Croft Go, Frame.io and dj Pro, among many others.

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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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Developers can gate apps behind subscriptions, within limits, Apple says

06/10/2016, 09:06 am

Incoming App Store policies will not only allow any app to offer a subscription, but in many cases enable developers to gate all of their content behind one, according to Apple.

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