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Spark gets iPad & watchOS 2 support, Ubisoft launches Assassin's Creed Identity

02/25/2016, 02:02 pm

Readdle on Thursday updated its Spark email client for iOS with several new features, including iPad and watchOS 2 compatibility, while Ubisoft launched Assassin's Creed Identity, the first iOS title in the Assassin's Creed series with full freedom of movement.

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Netflix refreshes iOS app with 3D Touch, iPad Pro support & more

02/24/2016, 03:02 pm

Netflix released a major update to its iOS app on Wednesday, introducing things like 3D Touch for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and a newly optimized layout for the iPad Pro.

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TestFlight gets support for iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2 betas

02/11/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple on Thursday released a new version of the TestFlight iOS app, adding support for iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, both of which are still in beta form.

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Novel Quartz news app launched for Apple Watch ahead of Android phones

02/11/2016, 05:02 pm

An innovative new app launched today by business news site Quartz turns new stories into an interactive streaming text conversation. Also of interest: the new iPhone app was launched for Apple Watch before being released to Android phones at all.

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Facebook app still an iPhone battery hog, testing shows

02/08/2016, 11:02 am

Though Facebook has been trying to address power usage concerns through software updates, its main iOS app is still a drain on the iPhone's daily battery life, a report claimed on Monday.

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with new features

02/04/2016, 08:02 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out a trio of updates for its pro-level video editing suite, bumping versions of Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion with feature additions and numerous bug fixes.

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Microsoft's Bing & Cortana apps for iPhone add 3D Touch, other new features

02/04/2016, 01:02 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated two of its iPhone apps -- Cortana and Bing Search -- with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, along with a number of other new upgrades.

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Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in March, pre-registration starts Feb. 17

02/03/2016, 09:02 am

Nintendo's first smartphone-only app, Miitomo, will launch sometime next month for iOS and Android, with a pre-registration process beginning on Feb. 17, the Japanese game maker announced on Wednesday.

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App face-off: Apple iMessage vs. WhatsApp Messenger

01/29/2016, 10:01 pm

When WhatsApp Messenger went free earlier this year it gave iOS device owners a viable solution to connect with friends and family who don't use Apple products, but the app comes with a few caveats.

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Google launches dedicated AdWords app for iOS

01/29/2016, 04:01 pm

Even as Apple's iAd prepares to sunset, Google has launched a long-awaited iOS app for AdWords -- not just AdWords Express -- giving people running campaigns through the service a more convenient way of monitoring and managing them.

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Apple enables lower App Store price tiers in Canada, New Zealand

01/27/2016, 06:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced two new App Store price tiers for iOS developers selling wares in Canada and New Zealand, enabling lower digital content costs for consumers and flexibility for app makers.

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Microsoft launches business-oriented News Pro aggregator for iPhone, Web

01/26/2016, 04:01 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced News Pro, a news aggregator for both iPhones and the Web that takes a different tack thanks to its dependence on Bing News, and a focus on business-related topics instead of general interests.

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iOS's News app to incorporate some subscription-only content - report

01/26/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple will soon reportedly allow publishers to offer subscription-only articles through iOS's News app, gating some content behind paywalls normally reserved for separate apps or the Web.

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Microsoft's iOS keyboard to feature one-handed mode, coming soon to testers

01/25/2016, 05:01 pm

One week after rumors surfaced claiming Microsoft has plans to bring its Word Flow mobile keyboard app to iOS, a report on Monday now says an early version is already in testing and will bring a special one-handed operating mode to Apple's devices upon release.

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Samsung planning to bring many new apps to iOS, rumor claims

01/25/2016, 05:01 pm

Samsung will allegedly port a number of apps to iOS later this year as it tries to increase the cross-platform appeal of its devices, including speakers, tablets, and fitness trackers.

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Spotify's first video offerings launching on iOS next week, ad-free

01/25/2016, 01:01 pm

Spotify is taking its first steps into streaming video with an Android rollout this week, followed by the introduction of iOS support the next, the company announced on Monday.

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Apple takes 50% off popular productivity apps in new iOS App Store campaign

01/21/2016, 05:01 pm

In its latest iOS App Store promotion, Apple is for a limited time knocking 50 percent off a selection of 14 productivity titles like PCalc, task manager Things, second screen solution Duet Display and more.

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Microsoft adds 3D Touch, illustrated annotations to Office for iOS

01/21/2016, 12:01 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated the core Office for iOS apps -- Word, Excel, and PowerPoint -- with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, as well as several other features, such as illustrated annotations.

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Apple updates Logic Pro X, MainStage 3 pro apps with new features and enhancements

01/20/2016, 08:01 pm

Following Apple's consumer oriented music app updates on Wednesday, the company pushed out new versions of its professional audio software Logic Pro X and Mainstage 3, each bringing numerous feature additions and performance improvements.

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Apple increases iOS App Store revenue lead, now earns 75% more than Android's Google Play

01/20/2016, 05:01 pm

Despite a huge jump in Android app downloads from Google Play fueled by the company's expansion into developing markets, Apple's iOS App Store continues to bring in more money and has actually increased its lead in profitability over Android's official store.

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