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Microsoft adds info-hunting 'Bot' assistants to Skype for iPhone & iPad

03/30/2016, 04:03 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched "Bots" for Skype, allowing people to search for information and content through the app's messaging functions.

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SoundCloud launches Go subscription service with more content & offline caching

03/29/2016, 01:03 pm

SoundCloud on Tuesday announced the immediate launch of Go, a subscription streaming service set to compete with Apple Music, promising perks on top of its regular free listening options.

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Boston Children's Hospital launches public fever study based on Apple's ResearchKit

03/29/2016, 10:03 am

Boston Children's Hospital on Tuesday announced the launch of a new iPhone app and study project, Feverprints, based on Apple's open-source ResearchKit platform.

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Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

03/29/2016, 09:03 am

Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo's first smartphone-only app -- Miitomo -- will come to Apple's iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.

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Harvard uses iPhone app to study long-term damage to former NFL players

03/28/2016, 11:03 am

Harvard Univeristy is reportedly studying the long-term impact of injuries to former NFL players by way of an iPhone app based on Apple's ResearchKit platform.

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Google Maps for iOS adds ride services tab, Spotlight search & more

03/23/2016, 07:03 pm

Google on Wednesday issued another update to the Google Maps iOS app, most notably adding a dedicated tab for people wanting to travel via ridesharing services.

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YouTube for iOS gets Slide Over, Split View in time for Apple's new iPad Pro

03/22/2016, 03:03 pm

Just ahead of the launch of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Google on Tuesday released an updated YouTube app, implementing some long-awaited iOS 9 multitasking features for iPad owners.

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Apple's Classroom app goes live to bolster iPad in education

03/21/2016, 06:03 pm

Following the release of iOS 9.3 on Monday, Apple pushed out its new Classroom app for teachers that promises to deliver a comprehensive toolset for deploying, managing and monitoring iPads in the classroom.

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'The Trace,' Sega's 'Sonic' series come to Apple TV's tvOS App Store

03/17/2016, 03:03 pm

Two popular games from other platforms -- "The Trace" and "Sonic the Hedgehog" -- launched for the fourth-generation Apple TV on Thursday, with Sega promising that more Sonic titles would be making the trip shortly.

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Waze for iOS gets 'planned drives' for upcoming commutes

03/16/2016, 12:03 pm

The iOS version of Google's Waze navigation app has been updated with "planned drives," allowing drivers to schedule commutes up to several days ahead of time and accomodate for traffic.

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Instagram to optimize user feeds, show posts out of chronological order

03/15/2016, 09:03 pm

Photo sharing service Instagram on Tuesday announced plans to apply an optimization algorithm to user feeds that, much like the system used by parent company Facebook, reorders posts based on a variety of performance metrics.

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MLB.com updates At Bat with tvOS features promised at 4th-gen Apple TV debut

03/09/2016, 10:03 pm

In an update sure to please baseball fans across the country, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) launched a long-awaited update to its At Bat tvOS app this week, debuting next-generation features like split-screen viewing, stat overlays and more.

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Neato adds Apple Watch control to robotic vacuum in new app update

03/02/2016, 09:03 pm

Neato Robotics this week issued an app update for its Wi-Fi enabled Botvac Connected vacuum cleaner, allowing users to take control of their autonomous cleaning device from Apple Watch for the first time.

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Adobe improves Lightroom iOS app with full-res output, more 3D Touch

03/02/2016, 05:03 pm

Adobe updated its Lightroom clients for the iPhone and iPad on Wednesday, upgrading the photo workflow software with features like full-resolution output and more 3D Touch commands.

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Google adds 3D Touch, mid-trip detours to Maps for iOS

02/29/2016, 05:02 pm

Google on Monday released an important update to the iOS edition of Maps, bringing 3D Touch to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and mid-route detours to both iPhones and iPads.

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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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