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Topic: apps

App roundup: GTA V gets companion app, Twitter redesign coming, Google Play Books nabs single sign-on

09/16/2013, 05:09 pm

Grand Theft Auto-loving iPhone owners can get an early taste of San Andreas thanks to a new companion app, while Twitter is said to be redesigning its own first-party title, and Google is improving functionality in Google Play Books for iOS.

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Apple discontinues 'Cards' service for iOS, recommends iPhoto instead

09/10/2013, 09:09 pm

Following Apple's iPhone event on Tuesday, the company announced the shutdown of its Cards service, which allowed users to design and send physical greeting cards from an iOS app.

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Apple makes iWork, iPhoto and iMovie free with new iOS devices

09/10/2013, 01:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced that customers purchasing a new iOS device will find that their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch comes pre-loaded with the company's iWork suite of productivity apps, as well as iPhoto and iMovie.

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Microsoft debuts 'Xbox Music' for iOS ahead of Apple's iTunes Radio rollout

09/09/2013, 03:09 am

Microsoft on Monday took its Xbox Music streaming service free for Web users and launched mobile apps for iOS and Android, with the move coming just before Apple is expected to release its own iTunes Radio service with iOS 7.

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Google Authenticator for iOS update wipes all on-board account data

09/04/2013, 03:09 am

Google on Tuesday rolled out an update for its Google Authenticator two-step verification app, reworking the title to support Apple's Retina display and the iPhone 5's four-inch screen, but at the same time erasing all account data saved on the device.

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Shazam app gets faster, better recognition and integrated Twitter previews in update

09/02/2013, 05:09 pm

Music and TV show audio recognition app Shazam pushed out an update on Monday, bringing faster performance for older Apple handsets as well as deeper social media integration with Twitter.

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Popular Gmail client Mailbox for iOS gets cloud search, account-specific signatures

08/28/2013, 09:08 pm

After an update on Wednesday, Mailbox users can now search through messages stored in Gmail's cloud, a much requested feature that was missing from earlier versions of the app.

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Parallels Access brings Mac and Windows programs to Apple's iPad with full gesture support

08/27/2013, 10:08 pm

Parallels, the company known for its virtualization software, rolled out a new iPad app and subscription service on Tuesday called Parallels Access that promises to run both Mac and PC programs on Apple's tablet with near-native performance.

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Apple launches iTunes Festival channel for Apple TV alongside refreshed iOS app

08/20/2013, 11:08 pm

As the 2013 iTunes Festival approaches, Apple on Tuesday rolled out a new Apple TV channel and revamped iOS app dedicated to the month-long concert series, featuring new looks and in-depth information about the acts set to perform come September.

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iPad illustration app Procreate gets canvas recording with 'Full HD' video playback in update

08/20/2013, 01:08 am

Popular iPad app Procreate rolled out a significant update on Tuesday, bringing near real-time 1080p canvas recording and video playback, free in-app purchases and support for Wacom's forthcoming pressure sensitive Intuos Creative Stylus.

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Google+ iOS app removes Messenger, adds Hangouts and Google Drive support

08/17/2013, 12:08 am

Google rolled out an update to its Google+ iOS app on Friday, replacing previously integrated Messenger support with Hangouts, while adding support for the company's Google Drive cloud storage service.

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WatchESPN on iPad gets dual-stream viewing, Digg app gets 'Unread' mode

08/15/2013, 08:08 pm

The WatchESPN app for iOS received an update on Thursday that adds a new way to watch in-app content, while Digg's RSS reader for iOS added features like a new "Unread" mode.

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Apple updates App Review Guidelines with focus on apps for children

08/15/2013, 01:08 am

Ahead of its push for iPads in education initiative, Apple has updated the App Review Guidelines document, adding new sections and regulations specifically targeting child safety.

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Long awaited 'Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time' for iOS now available

08/15/2013, 01:08 am

PopCap Games on Thursday released "Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time" for iOS, the follow up to the publisher's addicting bestseller first released for the Windows and OS X desktop operating systems in 2009.

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Audi debuts augmented reality iOS app, Yelp gets in-app reviews, Vevo now supports AirPlay

08/13/2013, 06:08 pm

Car maker Audi has rolled out a new app for those that own both an Audi A3 and an iPhone or iPad, and Yelp has released a new version of its app that allows users to publish reviews within the app. Meanwhile, Vevo has released another update to its iOS app, adding full AirPlay support.

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Google Play Books for iOS updated with textbook rental support

08/08/2013, 09:08 pm

Google on Thursday updated its iBooks-like Google Play Books port, bringing in-app rentals, highlighting and note taking for scanned books, as well as other features to the iOS title.

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Roku set-top boxes can now stream iOS video content to TVs

08/08/2013, 07:08 pm

In an update to its iOS app on Thursday, Roku added the ability to stream content stored on an iPhone, iPad or iPod directly to a number of its set-top TV products.

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Twitter introduces two-step verification with iOS app update

08/06/2013, 05:08 pm

In a point update to its native iOS app on Tuesday, Twitter brings a host of upgrades to users, including a new photo gallery view, improved search and enhanced security with two-step verification.

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Evidence suggests 'Infinity Blade 3' may already be in development

08/03/2013, 12:08 am

While an anticipated spin-off to the "Infinity Blade" franchise was officially cancelled in July, new evidence suggests iOS developer ChAIR may be actively working on an as-yet-unannounced third installment of the successful gaming series.

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Imgur for iOS brings viral images to iPhone and iPad

07/31/2013, 10:07 pm

Imgur released its first official iOS app this week, offering a browsable and searchable version of the popular online viral picture, meme and GIF repository to Apple's portable devices.

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