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Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app

02/16/2018, 06:02 pm

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.

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How to AirPlay to two HomePods on iPhone & Mac (without AirPlay 2)

02/15/2018, 04:02 pm

Though AirPlay 2 with support for multiple HomePods won't ship until later this year, there are ways to use multiple HomePods with your iPhone and Mac right now. AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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Flipboard CEO knocks Apple News for closed ecosystem, says product is 'living in the past'

02/13/2018, 09:02 pm

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue had a few choice words for segment competitor Apple News, describing Apple's news service as "living in the past" because it does not curate media, offers no social sharing integrations and lacks other features that would set it apart in the crowded space.

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How to play anything on your HomePod, including vinyl records, with Airfoil and a Mac

02/13/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple's HomePod may be limited in connectivity, but thanks to its support for the legacy AirPlay standard, it's possible to connect basically anything you want to it over Wi-Fi. One of the best ways to do this is with the Airfoil app, available from longtime Mac developer Rogue Amoeba.

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Facebook to launch subscription tool in iOS app after resolving dispute with Apple

02/12/2018, 09:02 pm

Facebook has resolved a revenue sharing issue with Apple, it was announced on Monday, allowing the social media giant to launch a subscription tool for publishers looking to enable paywall access on Facebook's iOS app.

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Uber reinstates Maps extensions, Siri integration in update

02/06/2018, 05:02 pm

Uber in an update to its iOS app on Tuesday re-enabled Maps and Siri integrations that were inexplicably removed in January, suggesting the apparent error originated with the ride sharing app and not Apple's operating system.

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PSA: Uber update seemingly disables Apple Maps extensions, Siri integration

01/31/2018, 11:01 pm

Uber's latest iOS app update, released on Jan. 22, appears to have disabled compatibility with Apple Maps extensions, meaning users looking to hail rides within Apple's mapping app are out of luck until the issue is resolved.

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Slack is latest major service to drop standalone Apple Watch app

01/31/2018, 09:01 pm

Enterprise messaging platform Slack updated its iOS app on Wednesday and in doing so announced the deprecation of its standalone Apple Watch app, marking the latest major service to dump Apple's wrist-bound wearable.

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Apple's iOS App Store users spent $11.5 billion in Q4, 95% more than Google Play

01/26/2018, 10:01 am

Google's Android store is pushing record numbers of app downloads to its users, with growth largely coming from developing countries. Android's ecosystem remains far less profitable than Apple's iOS App Store, however, which again grabbed the lion's share of customer spend on mobile apps despite handling fewer than half as many downloads.

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Clips update brings new poster and label for Chinese New Year, bug fixes

01/25/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple updated its Clips video creation app on Thursday, adding new assets to celebrate the Chinese New Year, as well as bug fixes and stability improvements.

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How to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum at their current lows on your iPhone with Coinbase

01/17/2018, 03:01 pm

Cryptocurrency volatility has generated sensationalized headlines over the past year, with cyclical valuation drops and surges that make even Apple's stock price look relaxed in comparison. Here's a look at how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum's "Ether" work, and how you can get involved in trading them at their current lows with Coinbase, a popular and easy-to-use iOS app.

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Apple features subscription apps offering free trials in new App Store section

01/11/2018, 10:01 pm

Apple recently published a new section to its iOS App Store that throws a spotlight on subscription-based apps offering free trials to new users, a move that plays into the company's wider push toward subscription pricing.

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Niantic's 'Pokemon Go' to go iOS 11-only in late February

01/10/2018, 10:01 am

As of Feb. 28, people will no longer be able to play Niantic's "Pokemon Go" on devices without iOS 11 -- cutting off access on some older iPhones and iPads.

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Developer adoption of Apple's ARKit tepid after iOS 11 launch, data suggests

01/03/2018, 03:01 pm

Less than 1,000 apps on the App Store support Apple's augmented reality tools, and the number of apps adopting ARKit has slowed since September, a new survey has found.

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Apple app staple PCalc celebrates 25 years since scientific calculator debuted on Mac System 7

12/27/2017, 02:12 pm

This month marks the 25th anniversary of PCalc, an award winning scientific calculator that debuted on the Mac back in 1992. Since then, it has expanded to virtually all of Apple's platforms, including iOS, watchOS, and even tvOS.

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Some of the best apps for your new Apple Watch

12/26/2017, 11:12 am

If you were lucky enough to get -- or buy -- an Apple Watch for Christmas, you might be wondering where to start with third-party apps. These a few of the most recommended ones out there.

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Get these essential apps for your new iPhone or iPad

12/25/2017, 12:12 pm

If you're lucky enough to be given a new iPhone this holiday season, or used gift money towards buying the devices, the first thing on your mind is deciding what apps to download. To help you decide, AppleInsider has put together a list of essential apps that you really should consider using on your brand new hardware.

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Aspyr ships 'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' on iOS with high-powered iPad required to play

12/21/2017, 02:12 pm

Aspyr Media has released 'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' for the iPad, just over one year after it was released for macOS and Windows, with the port of the turn-based world-conquering game retaining all of its features of its desktop counterpart in its move to the smaller screen.

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AppleInsider's official iOS app updated to support iPhone X edge-to-edge display

12/21/2017, 11:12 am

Owners of Apple's latest and greatest iPhone X can now take advantage of its edge-to-edge OLED display in the official AppleInsider app, which is now available to download on the App Store.

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'Sky: Light Awaits' for iPhone, iPad & Apple TV delayed until March 2018

12/21/2017, 10:12 am

A centerpiece of Apple's fall introduction of the Apple TV 4K, thatgamecompany's "Sky: Light Awaits," will miss its original 2017 window and launch in March 2018 instead, Apple has quietly revealed.

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