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Skype for iOS gets Siri and CallKit support in latest update

09/28/2016, 07:09 pm

Skype on Wednesday became the latest app to take advantage of Apple's new iOS 10 APIs, with the popular VoIP product now supporting both Siri commands and CallKit for a completely integrated experience.

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Spotify debuts 'Daily Mix' to compete with Apple Music's 'For You'

09/27/2016, 04:09 pm

Spotify on Tuesday debuted a feature called the Daily Mix, offering tailored playlists apparently meant to challenge the "For You" content on Apple Music.

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MLB At Bat adds video highlights in Notification Center, other iOS 10 enhancements

09/27/2016, 11:09 am

Major League Baseball has updated its At Bat app for iOS, adding several iOS 10-related features, particularly the ability to watch video highlights from notifications without opening the app itself.

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Facebook Messenger adds support for iOS 10's extended CallKit controls

09/21/2016, 02:09 pm

Facebook on Wednesday pushed out an update to its Messenger iOS app, quietly adding support for Apple's CallKit framework, which was introduced alongside iOS 10 earlier this month.

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Google launches Allo 'smart' messaging app with Google Assistant AI

09/21/2016, 01:09 am

As promised, Google late Tuesday launched Allo, a so-called "smart" messaging app that sets itself apart from the crowd by integrating artificial intelligence assistant akin to Apple's Siri.

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Pandora launches new 'Plus' tier, promises on-demand streaming by end of 2016

09/15/2016, 11:09 am

Pandora on Thursday announced "Pandora Plus," a revamping of its $4.99 Pandora One plan, while also making changes to its free tier and confirming it will offer on-demand streaming later in 2016, in a bid to compete with Apple Music and Spotify.

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Adobe Lightroom for mobile update brings RAW image capture to iOS 10

09/13/2016, 07:09 pm

Adobe on Tuesday released an updated version of Lightroom for iOS with support for its DNG fie format, allowing iOS 10 devices to both capture and edit pictures as part of an end-to-end RAW workflow.

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Lyft, Venmo, LinkedIn, Map My Run among first third-party apps to support Siri in iOS 10

09/13/2016, 03:09 pm

With Tuesday's launch of iOS 10, third-party applications can, for the first time, take advantage of Siri voice controls. Here's a diverse list of some of the first apps updated with SiriKit integration.

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Super Mario Run Stickers for iOS 10 iMessages now available as free download

09/12/2016, 06:09 pm

Apple's iMessage App Store is set to launch this week with its new Nintendo partnership leading the way, as the Super Mario Run Stickers app is now available to download.

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Apps for iOS 10, including Messages apps, begin arriving on iOS App Store [u]

09/12/2016, 02:09 pm

Ahead of this Tuesday's launch of iOS 10, Apple has begun allowing apps designed for the new operating system onto the App Store, including downloads that tap into the new Messages integration feature.

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Facebook switches on bot-based purchases in Messenger

09/12/2016, 01:09 pm

Facebook on Monday announced that one of the key poles of its bot strategy, chat-based purchases, will soon take effect for users of its Messenger app.

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Apple to begin removing abandoned and problematic apps from App Store next week

09/01/2016, 02:09 pm

Apple on Thursday announced that it will make a pair of key changes to the iOS App Store starting next Wednesday, most notably a new effort to remove abandoned and problematic apps so they can no longer be downloaded.

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Fox Sports Go app for Apple TV lets viewers watch four games simultaneously

08/26/2016, 10:08 am

Fox on Friday released a tvOS version of Fox Sports GO, with a unique interface allowing Apple TV owners to watch up to four games simultaneously -- if they already have authenticated access to the associated channels.

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WhatsApp says it will share some data with Facebook for ads & other purposes

08/25/2016, 01:08 pm

Messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday updated its user terms and privacy policy, revealing that it will start sharing phone numbers and some analytics data with its parent company, Facebook.

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Microsoft updates Word Flow iOS keyboard with built-in search tools, 3D Touch & more

08/24/2016, 01:08 pm

Microsoft has released a significant 2.0 upgrade of its Word Flow keyboard for the iPhone, mainly adding a wide range of integrated search functions.

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Facebook tests new autoplaying videos with sound for iOS users

08/23/2016, 11:08 am

Facebook on Tuesday began a limited test of new video autoplay technology for its mobile app, including a version that begins playing audio automatically as a person scrolls past a clip in their News Feed.

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New York Times to shut down app-based NYT Now news service

08/19/2016, 10:08 am

The New York Times has announced it will officially pull NYT Now -- a cheaper, slimmed-down, app-based alternative to its core news services -- from app stores on the week of Aug. 29, blaming its downfall on weak demand.

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FaceTime video chat competitor Google Duo released for iOS, Android

08/16/2016, 10:08 am

Google on Tuesday released its new chat client Duo, promising high quality video between iOS and Android users with the free download now available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play.

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Google updates iOS versions of Docs, Sheets & Slides with iPad multitasking

08/10/2016, 04:08 pm

Google on Wednesday released important updates to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides clients for iOS, finally giving iPad owners access to true multitasking with its productivity suite.

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Latest 'Pokemon Go' update brings safety warnings, returns battery saver mode

08/08/2016, 09:08 pm

Wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go received a major update on Monday, bringing back a useful battery saver mode and introducing a safety feature that dissuades users from playing while driving.

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