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After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

03/21/2018, 07:03 am

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that traditionally supported the news business with their own targeted surveillance advertising that does little to support actual journalism. It took a major scandal to wake the industry up, but it's increasing warming to Apple News and its unique model of privacy.

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Apple's Swift developers discuss enhancements coming in Swift 4.1

03/20/2018, 05:03 pm

Members of Apple's Swift Core team made a special appearance on the Swift Unwrapped podcast to discuss enhancements being rolled out as part of Swift 4.1 and how the company is expanding upon its efforts to engage with the community.

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Fortnite estimated to have grossed $1.5M in in-app purchases after 4 days on iOS App Store

03/19/2018, 10:03 pm

Though it launched on iOS as a limited "early release" last Thursday, Epic Games' Fortnite is already sitting atop the App Store's free app download charts and, according to fresh estimates from Sensor Tower, has grossed more than $1.5 million in worldwide in-app purchases.

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Tencent's version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds reaches iPhone & iPad

03/19/2018, 04:03 pm

Not to be outdone by Epic's Fortnite, Tencent's licensed version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds -- better known as PUBG -- is now officially available for the iPhone and iPad.

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SwiftKey updated with new 'Toolbar' for quick access to GIFs, emoji and clipboard text

03/16/2018, 01:03 am

Microsoft on Thursday released an update to its SwiftKey predictive keyboard app for iOS and Android, adding a number of enhancements including the Toolbar, an expandable menu that sits atop the keyboard for easy access to frequently used features.

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How to snag an invitation to play Fortnite on iOS and an early hands-on

03/15/2018, 07:03 pm

Epic Games on Thursday began the process of sending out a first wave of invitations to play the iOS port of its popular game Fortnite, which the company claims will deliver a "full battle royale experience" on mobile. Here's how to sign up.

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'Calendar 2' returns to Mac App Store after Apple takedown, developer to put cryptocurrency mining proceeds toward improved features

03/13/2018, 08:03 pm

Popular scheduling app "Calendar 2" returned to the Mac App Store on Tuesday after an earlier version of the software sparked concern over its integration of a cryptocurrency miner, with developer Qbix confirming Apple pulled the software citing excessive resource utilization.

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YouTube rolls out dark theme first to iPhone & iPad app

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

Google on Tuesday began rolling out a "Dark Theme" for its YouTube mobile apps, initially only to iPhone and iPad owners.

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The mystery of crashing apps on iOS and Android

03/13/2018, 10:03 am

An examination of mobile app crashes between Apple's iOS and Google's Android once appeared to suggest that apps crash significantly more often on iOS compared to Android. However, developers and analysts offer some explanations of why this occurring. As is often the case, the story behind the numbers is more nuanced and complex than a trivial clickbait headline can deliver.

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Play your FandangoNOW movies on Apple TV and iOS with new Movies Anywhere integration

03/13/2018, 12:03 am

All-in-one movie centralization and viewing service Movies Anywhere on Tuesday announced a new partnership with FandangoNOW that will allow customers of the on-demand service to watch purchased shows on variety of platforms, including Apple's iOS and Apple TV.

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MoviePass CEO now says app never tracked user location

03/12/2018, 09:03 pm

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe appears to be backpedaling on recent comments that suggested the movie-a-day app continuously tracks users' locations after they visit a theater, saying in a new interview that he was mistaken in what data his company gleans from customers.

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Mac app 'Calendar 2' mined cryptocurrency by default, removed from Mac App Store

03/12/2018, 08:03 pm

Popular Mac app "Calendar 2" recently added a "payment" option that uses customer computers to mine the cryptocurrency Monero in exchange for free access to premium features, but a bug in the app's code allowed the miner to run indefinitely even when users opt out of the default setting.

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Facebook testing tracker-based AR effects in app, plans to add feature to AR Studio toolkit

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Facebook is evaluating a new marker-based augmented reality feature in its app that provides users with AR experiences tied to specially marked physical objects, like mapping digital graphics over a movie poster.

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Nintendo knocks 50 percent off 'Super Mario Run' for iOS on 'Mario Day'

03/09/2018, 02:03 pm

Nintendo's first truly big game for iPhones and iPads, "Super Mario Run," has been discounted from $9.99 to $4.99 as a promotion centered around "Mario Day," March 10.

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Fortnite Battle Royale coming soon to iOS with cross-platform integration

03/08/2018, 08:03 pm

"Fortnite Battle Royale," a 100-player multiplayer game made popular on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, is making its way to mobile, and users of devices running Apple's iOS will get first dibs.

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Apple's Workflow app updated with new image mask action, bug fixes

03/07/2018, 10:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a minor update to its Workflow app, adding a few new features and a number of bug fixes to the popular automation software.

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Upcoming 'Jurassic World Alive' for iPhone swaps Pokemon with dinosaurs

03/07/2018, 12:03 pm

The latest "Pokemon Go" clone to be announced is Ludia's "Jurassic World Alive," which will see people "collecting" creatures in augmented reality via their iPhone.

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Stream Xbox One games to your Mac with OneCast

03/01/2018, 08:03 pm

Xbox One owners have been able to stream their games to PCs running Windows 10 since 2015, but Mac compatibility has been notably, and expectedly, lacking. A new app, OneCast, promises to deliver the same game streaming experience to macOS for a mere $10.

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With Twitter for Mac dead, here are the best alternatives for tweeting via macOS

03/01/2018, 01:03 pm

If you've been using Twitter for Mac, it's time to shop around. Twitter's recent announcement it would no longer offer its app for download in the Mac App Store or support existing downloads beyond March has Twitter app-loving Mac users scrambling for a replacement.

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Digital pets from the '90s set to make a comeback in 'My Tamagotchi Forever" on March 15

02/28/2018, 06:02 pm

The Tamagotchi "digital pets," first prominent more than 20 years ago, will make a comeback on the iPhone with "My Tamagotchi Forever."

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