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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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Pokemon Go could get Apple ARKit support as soon as Wednesday

12/20/2017, 10:12 am

Niantic's hit iPhone and iPad game Pokemon Go is reportedly on the verge of getting a promised update with ARKit support, enabling visual, battery, and gameplay enhancements.

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Google Hangouts, Philips Hue app updated for iPhone X

12/19/2017, 05:12 pm

Developers on Tuesday continued efforts to support Apple's iPhone X, with Google updating its Hangouts chat app and Philips refreshing its Hue lighting control software to take advantage of the phone's edge-to-edge OLED screen.

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Apple's Shazam for iPhone & iPad adds offline caching mode

12/19/2017, 03:12 pm

Music recognition service Shazam -- just recently bought out by Apple -- released an update to its iOS app on Tuesday, enabling song caching when a network connection is weak or non-existent.

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App Store review ridiculousness: Apple rejects AppleInsider's iPhone X app update because of news story about jailbreaking

12/19/2017, 08:12 am

Apple's strict control of the App Store and content available on it continues to be both a blessing and a curse, as AppleInsider itself discovered this week, when the iPhone X update for our app was rejected simply because we published a news story about jailbreaking.

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Plex launches Winamp-inspired Plexamp music player for macOS through Plex Labs incubator

12/19/2017, 12:12 am

Cloud-based media software developer Plex on Monday released a standalone desktop music player called Plexamp, the first project to come out of the firm's newly announced Plex Labs incubator.

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Bogus version of 'Cuphead' appears on Apple's App Store, developer gets it pulled [u]

12/18/2017, 09:12 am

A fake version of Studio MDHR's popular animated platform shooter, "Cuphead," appeared on the App Store on Monday, drawing attention to the problem of copycat mobile apps.

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Get more out of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' with these toys, tips and apps

12/15/2017, 02:12 pm

With critical acclaim and unparalleled hype, the latest entry in the Luke Skywalker saga has arrived in theaters. If you just can't get enough "Star Wars," AppleInsider has you covered, with some of the coolest toys, best apps, games and more.

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Take a movie theater bathroom break at the perfect time with RunPee app for iPhone

12/14/2017, 07:12 pm

This weekend's highly anticipated release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" clocks in with an epic-length runtime of 2 hours and 32 minutes. That's a lot of Star Wars action for your eyeballs, but can your bladder handle it? If not, the iPhone app RunPee is here to help.

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Platformer 'Fez,' puzzler 'Life is Strange' arrive on App Store for iPhone, iPad

12/13/2017, 03:12 pm

Two games that made a name for themselves on consoles and PC have made their way to the iPhone and iPad, with 'Fez Pocket Edition' now available to download from the App Store, while 'Life is Strange' will arrive on iPhone and iPad from Dec. 14.

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Introductory app subscription pricing coming to App Store

12/11/2017, 08:12 pm

Apple on Monday announced a new App Store feature that allows developers to offer discounted introductory pricing or limited-time free trials on auto-renewable app subscriptions, a move designed to help subscription-based apps draw in new customers.

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Apple now allows all developers to offer app pre-orders on App Store

12/11/2017, 06:12 pm

After experimenting with app pre-orders like Super Mario Run last year, Apple is opening the App Store functionality to all comers, a major shift in how the online storefront operates.

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Apple Store app updates lets iPhone buyers bypass carrier preauthorization

12/06/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple updated its Apple Store app for iOS on Wednesday with a few feature additions, including the ability to bypass a pesky carrier preauthorization requirement when buying iPhone.

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