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Binge on video, read until your heart's content, and more with the best apps for your new iPad or iPhone

12/25/2016, 03:12 pm

Not only can you work with it, but that new iPad of yours is going to be how you relax and how you stay informed -- AppleInsider picks the apps that should've come in the box.

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Scrivener for iOS update delivers small but strong improvements

12/23/2016, 01:12 pm

The latest solid version of Scrivener, recently refined with an update , shows the writing app has aged well through years of development on multiple platforms. AppleInsider puts it through its paces, and takes a look back at Ulysses too.

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Uber says iPhone app's alleged 24/7 tracking really fault of iOS Maps extension

12/23/2016, 09:12 am

Uber says that the iOS Maps extension is to blame for its iPhone app appearing to track location days or weeks after a person's last ride, rather than any deliberate snooping on its part.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic brings first two PC games to iOS

12/22/2016, 01:12 pm

Atari has released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, an iOS title merging features from the first two RollerCoaster Tycoon PC games, both of which were extremely popular in their original 1999 and 2002 incarnations.

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Duet Display adds support for virtual Touch Bar on iPads

12/21/2016, 01:12 pm

Duet Display, an app that turns an iOS device into a secondary display for Mac or Windows systems, has been updated with support for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar interface -- even on MacBooks that don't have a Touch Bar.

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Facebook Messenger for iOS updates with group video chats & 3D masks

12/19/2016, 03:12 pm

Facebook on Monday updated the iOS, Android, and Web versions of Messenger with group video chats, attempting to steal some of the thunder away from recent sensation Houseparty.

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Vine to live on as camera app, existing content to migrate online

12/16/2016, 06:12 pm

After announcing the impending death of Vine in October, Twitter on Friday outlined plans to reincarnate the product as a standalone camera app, stripping it of all social networking features and playback services.

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'Super Mario Run' tops Apple's highest grossing, free app charts hours after launch

12/16/2016, 01:12 am

Less than 12 hours after its launch on Thursday, Nintendo's ultra-hyped "Super Mario Run" now sits atop two of Apple's Top Charts as the most popular free and top grossing app.

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Nike+ Run Club app update delivers enhanced Apple Watch autonomy, better GPS mapping, more

12/15/2016, 10:12 pm

Nike on Thursday released an update to its Nike+ Run Club club app -- the heart and soul of Apple Watch Nike+ -- that brings a number of software enhancements save battery life and increase autonomy.

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Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' now available for purchase in iOS App Store

12/15/2016, 12:12 pm

Nintendo's hotly anticipated iOS debut, Super Mario Run, is now available up for purchase on the iOS App Store. The release not only introduces the beloved Italian plumber to iOS device owners, but also marks the start of a new relationship between Apple and Nintendo, a gaming company that only recently decided to embrace smartphone platforms.

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United Airlines, GoDaddy & Causemo among latest businesses offering Apple Pay

12/14/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple Pay support grew on Wednesday with support from a few more companies, including United Airlines, domain service GoDaddy, and donation platform Causemo.

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Twitter iOS app integrates Periscope-based live video, Instagram adds bookmarking support

12/14/2016, 01:12 pm

Twitter on Wednesday updated its iOS and Android apps with integrated live video broadcasting, while Instagram added yet another feature to its mobile apps, namely the long-awaited ability to bookmark posts.

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Apple Support app makes US App Store debut

12/13/2016, 10:12 pm

After a month of availability in the Netherlands, Apple's standalone hardware and software support app landed in the U.S. App Store on Tuesday, complete with customer personalization via iCloud integration, live chat options, recent service history and more.

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Amazon brings shopping to big screen with new Apple TV app

12/13/2016, 07:12 pm

Online retail giant Amazon on Tuesday released a new tvOS app that lets users browse digital shelves, read product reviews and make purchases directly from a fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Slack adds group & individual video calls to workplace chat platform

12/13/2016, 03:12 pm

Slack on Tuesday announced the launch of video calling for its popular workplace collaboration platform, which is rolling out to Mac, Windows, and Chrome users over the next few days.

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Instagram steps into live streaming as Facebook upgrades live feeds with 360 views

12/12/2016, 04:12 pm

Instagram on Monday launched live video streaming for all users in the U.S., while its parent company, Facebook, added 360-degree video support for its own streams -- though initially in a limited capacity.

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Twitter links missing usernames in iOS replies to testing gaffe

12/09/2016, 04:12 pm

Twitter is apologizing for brief problems with its iOS app on Thursday, which stripped @names from replies, making some conversations -- especially those with multiple people -- inherently confusing.

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Microsoft debuts Visio Viewer for iPad, updates look & feel of Cortana iOS app

12/08/2016, 04:12 pm

Microsoft on Thursday brought another productivity app to iOS, its diagramming tool Visio, while promising an enhanced iPhone version of its voice assistant, Cortana.

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Instagram introduces comment & profile control features, anonymous reporting for self-injury

12/06/2016, 12:12 pm

Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday announced several new options for comments and profiles, intended to create a friendlier atmosphere for the photo- and video-based social network.

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Netflix top grossing iPhone app after enabling content downloads

12/05/2016, 08:12 pm

Less than a week after enabling downloads of select TV shows and movies for offline viewing, Netflix on Monday beat out popular games and rival streaming services to become the top-grossing iPhone title for the first time ever.

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