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Topic: apps

Amazon updates Kindle iOS app with book searches, slides by App Store purchasing rules

07/30/2013, 04:07 pm

With the latest Kindle for iOS app, Amazon is for the first time offering in-app book searches and previews, the latter including a clever mechanism for purchasing an e-book without having to pay out a percentage to Apple.

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Google to retire Google+ Local for iOS on August 7

07/25/2013, 09:07 pm

In an email being sent to Google Maps users, the Internet search giant announced that it will be retiring localized dining, shopping and entertainment discovery app, Google+ Local for iOS, on August 7.

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Yahoo's updated Fantasy Sports app brings mobile drafting to iOS

07/25/2013, 05:07 pm

Yahoo on Thursday released the 2013 version of its Fantasy Sports app for the upcoming NFL season, offering a revamped look, performance improvements, and the ability to draft players from an iPhone or iPad.

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First malware in the wild found exploiting Bluebox's Android app signing flaw

07/25/2013, 02:07 pm

Just three weeks after Bluebox Security first announced the discovery of a key flaw in Google's Android with the potential to turn devices into a "zombie botnet," Symantec has reported finding rogue apps that take advantage of the vulnerability.

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Google Drive iOS app updated with clickable Web links, new spreadsheet functions

07/24/2013, 05:07 pm

Google on Wednesday pushed out a minor update to its cloud-connected Google Drive iOS app, bringing hooks to the mobile versions of Safari and Chrome, as well as a new way to insert columns and rows into spreadsheets.

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Evernote for iOS updated with Skitch support, Shortcuts, Related Notes

07/18/2013, 10:07 pm

In a substantial upgrade to both free and premium level iPhone and iPad apps, note syncing service Evernote adds synced shortcuts, integration with Skitch for marking up images and PDFs, and a new related notes tool.

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Tumblr issues 'very important' iOS app update to plug security hole

07/16/2013, 11:07 pm

Yahoo-owned Tumblr on Tuesday released a security update for its iPhone and iPad apps to resolve an issue that in some cases would allow user passwords to be compromised.

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Google Maps for iOS adds iPad support, live traffic updates and indoor navigation

07/16/2013, 11:07 pm

Google unveiled a significant update to Google Maps on Tuesday, finally bringing support for Apple's iPad, while adding enhanced features like indoor walking directions and "Explore," a new interface for browsing shopping, dining and lodging destinations.

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WhatsApp Messenger gets iCloud backups in update, Pocket fixes tweet attribution bug

07/16/2013, 09:07 pm

Two popular iOS titles received updates on Tuesday, with WhatsApp Messenger getting cloud storage backups with Apple's iCloud, while content reader, storage and syncing app Pocket squashes a Twitter related bug.

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Editorial: Google's Android haunted by Steve Jobs' warnings on app signing security

07/14/2013, 02:07 pm

In May 2007, I interviewed Steve Jobs on the subject of native apps for the iPhone months before the new phone first went on sale. Six years later, his answers are now haunting Google's rival Android platform because the search giant has failed to heed the advice leaking from the top of Apple's ship.

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Square Enix changes stance, will remove 'Deus Ex: The Fall' jailbreak restriction

07/12/2013, 05:07 pm

Square Enix, publisher of iOS action role-playing game Deus Ex, has decided to remove an in-game limitation that would disable a user's ability to fire a weapon if the title was installed on a jailbroken device.

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eBay debuts store for 3D printed objects with 'Exact' iOS app

07/12/2013, 03:07 pm

Online auction and shopping giant eBay on Friday debuted Exact, an app dedicated to selling customizable 3D printed objects, like iPhone cases, jewelry, and other small items, directly from a user's handset.

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New IFTTT app launches with iPhone-only photo, reminder and contacts recipes

07/11/2013, 06:07 am

The versatile Web-based productivity tool IFTTT (an acronym for "If This Then That") released an iOS app on Thursday that marries the utility of its Internet-connected actions and triggers with the convenience of an iPhone.

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Yahoo updates Mail app with multi-login support, Tumblr with refined search

07/10/2013, 12:07 am

Yahoo updated two of its iOS titles on Tuesday, with Mail getting support for multiple accounts, while the recently acquired Tumblr received powerful new search enhancements.

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Path update brings comment stickers, Yelp for iOS adds in-app ordering

07/09/2013, 05:07 pm

Two popular iOS apps got updates on Tuesday, with Yelp gaining the ability to order food from within the app and Path users getting a new iPad interface and sticker capability within comments.

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Pandora iOS app update brings auto-mute, improved stream buffering

07/08/2013, 10:07 pm

Popular Internet radio service Pandora on updated its iOS app on Monday, bringing a new feature that automatically pauses music playback when a user mutes their iPhone, as well as a number of performance enhancements.

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Twitter gets cross-platform direct message syncing and enhanced mobile search in update

07/08/2013, 05:07 pm

In an update rolled out on Monday, Twitter brought a few substantial changes to its service, including direct message syncing across iOS, Mac and Android, as well as a more powerful mobile search tool.

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Apple takes popular iOS apps free as App Store 5th anniversary approaches [u]

07/08/2013, 02:07 am

As the iOS App Store's fifth anniversary approaches, Apple has reportedly made a number of high-ranking apps free, including popular games like Infinity Blade II and relatively expensive titles like Traktor DJ.

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Instagram update brings landscape image capture support, Cinema for front-facing camera

07/05/2013, 05:07 pm

Instagram on Friday rolled out an update bringing two feature additions and various bug fixes, including support for photo and video taking while an iPhone is in landscape view.

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Vine video sharing app adds Channels, new discovery options in update

07/03/2013, 05:07 pm

Twitter-owned short video sharing service Vine released an update for its iPhone app on Wednesday, one that it calls its biggest update yet, with new discovery and sharing opportunities packed in.

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