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Waze, WhatsApp & Fantastical 2 join iPhone apps updated with 3D Touch

11/16/2015, 04:11 pm

A number of popular iOS apps on Monday added support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including the GPS app Waze, WhatsApp Messenger, and calendar app Fantastical 2.

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Apple updates App Store search engine algorithms, results go beyond metadata

11/13/2015, 06:11 pm

According to a report on Friday, iOS app developers have noticed a change in the App Store's search algorithms that appears to return more relevant results for direct app searches by going deeper than title and assigned keyword metadata.

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Apple features 'amazing' apps and games for iPad Pro in iOS App Store

11/13/2015, 12:11 am

One day after launching its extra large iPad Pro, Apple is throwing a spotlight on apps that take advantage of the tablet's massive 12.9-inch Retina display, titles compatible with Apple Pencil, "desktop-class" software, games and more.

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Hands-on: Inboard M1 skateboard is fast, fun & compatible with iPhone & Apple Watch

11/12/2015, 01:11 pm

With a unique design that places its motors inside the rear wheels, plus connectivity with the iPhone and Apple Watch, the forthcoming Inboard M1 electric skateboard promises to be a ride unlike any other. AppleInsider has tested the company's latest prototype ahead of an early 2016 launch.

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Mozilla's Firefox browser now available for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

11/12/2015, 11:11 am

Mozilla on Thursday released a version of its popular Firefox browser for iOS, giving Apple users an additional option for browsing the Web over iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

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Apple pulls popular Instagram client 'InstaAgent' from iOS App Store after malware discovery

11/10/2015, 06:11 pm

A popular Instagram profile analyzer was on Tuesday pulled from the iOS App Store after being outed as malware by a German developer who found the app harvesting usernames and passwords.

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Apple singles out shopping apps in new iOS App Store category [u]

11/06/2015, 01:11 pm

Apple added a new Shopping category to the iOS App Store on Friday to collect mobile banking, marketplace and coupon apps -- including those that accept Apple Pay -- in one easy to browse location.

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Facebook iPhone app gets 'Music Stories' tied to Apple Music, iTunes & Spotify

11/05/2015, 01:11 pm

Facebook on Thursday inaugurated "Music Stories," a new kind of post format allowing people to listen to previews of songs or albums from various music services without having to switch apps.

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Flickr, Mobile Mouse are latest apps to add support for iPhone 6s 3D Touch

11/05/2015, 12:11 pm

Third-party apps continue to adds support for Apple's 3D Touch input on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, including updates that launched on Thursday for popular apps Flickr and Mobile Mouse Remote.

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Microsoft opens sign-ups for testing Cortana assistant app on iOS

11/04/2015, 11:11 am

Microsoft is now accepting public beta sign-ups for the iOS version of Cortana, which will bring a limited amount of the Windows assistant's features to iPhones.

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Apple activates Top Charts section for Apple TV, games dominate paid downloads

11/02/2015, 09:11 pm

Three days after launching an all new tvOS App Store alongside the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple on Monday added a Top Charts section to aggregate the online shop's most popular and highest grossing titles, revealing games to be high on users' download lists.

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Adobe Photoshop Fix & Mix get iOS 9 multitasking, iPad Pro support

10/30/2015, 09:10 am

Adobe has updated its two main Photoshop apps for iOS, Fix and Mix, with full support for iOS 9's multitasking features, as well as the upcoming iPad Pro.

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Apple launches new Beats Pill+ apps for iOS and Android

10/29/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple on Thursday issued its first ever synchronized iOS and Android app release in a remote control and setup app for its Beats Pill+, the first Bluetooth speaker to come out of Beats since the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.

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Popular iPhone camera app VSCO launches new GIF maker called DSCO

10/29/2015, 02:10 pm

Photography-focused startup Visual Supply Co. on Thursday launched a new app entirely exclusive to iOS: DSCO, a quick and easy way to make animated GIFs on your iPhone.

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Nintendo to debut first smartphone app 'Miitomo' in spring 2016

10/28/2015, 11:10 pm

After announcing intent to produce mobile titles for smartphone like iPhone earlier this year, Nintendo on Wednesday announced "Miitomo," a freemium app scheduled to see release in the first property will see release in March 2016.

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Skype, Snapchat, other iOS apps add 3D Touch commands, Apple blocks weight scale app

10/28/2015, 04:10 pm

A number of iOS apps have been updated with new 3D Touch commands for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including mainstays like Skype and Snapchat. Meanwhile, Apple has reportedly rejected an app called Gravity that attempted to use 3D Touch as a weight scale mechanism.

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Facebook revamps Notifications tab in mobile apps, adds new location-based options

10/26/2015, 03:10 pm

Facebook on Monday announced another series of changes to its mobile apps, most notably enabling new notifications more closely tailored to users and their current location.

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Facebook addresses severe battery drain issue with updated iOS app

10/22/2015, 07:10 pm

Responding to recent complaints that its iOS app excessively drains iPhone battery life, Facebook on Thursday pushed out a partial fix, explaining the problem was in part caused by a background audio bug.

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Apple updates iMovie for iOS with 4K video support for iPad Air 2, bug fixes

10/22/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, bringing 4K support to iPad Air 2 hardware running iOS 9.1 and addressing a number of bugs including an import issue with iCloud Drive.

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Runkeeper's new native Apple Watch app tracks runs without iPhone

10/22/2015, 11:10 am

The team behind popular fitness app Runkeeper on Thursday launched a hotly anticipated native Apple Watch companion app that lets users track runs without lugging around a paired iPhone.

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