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Topic: apps

Facebook Messenger adds phone number integration, gets visual overhaul

11/13/2013, 11:11 pm

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out an update to its iOS messaging platform and app with a new design in line with Apple's iOS 7, as well as a new feature that offers users the ability to locate people by their phone number.

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Pocket adds content curation feature with latest version 5.0

11/13/2013, 06:11 pm

Popular digital content storage, reader and management tool Pocket hit version 5.0 on Wednesday with a new feature called "Highlights," a feature that adaptively suggests previously saved content based on a user's preferences.

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Apple issues Xcode 5.0.2 update with bug fixes, performance improvements

11/11/2013, 06:11 pm

One week after Apple released a golden master version of its Xcode 5.0.2 coding tool to developers, the company has made the software available for public consumption, with the update bringing fixes for bugs that caused crashing and stalls.

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Google Drive and SugarSync cloud storage iOS apps updated with new features

11/07/2013, 11:11 pm

Two popular options for storing, sharing, and synchronizing files across devices received an update Thursday, with Google Drive gaining support for multiple accounts and AirPrint and SugarSync bringing automatic photo backup alongside music and video streaming.

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Popular iOS game 'Star Wars: Tiny Death Star' finally makes its way to US App Store

11/07/2013, 02:11 am

After being out for weeks in the Australian iOS App Store, the Star Wars-themed version of NimbleBits' 2011 iPhone Game of the Year Tiny Tower, "Star Wars: Tiny Death Star," has been released in the U.S.

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Web service IFTTT gets iOS Photos and Reminders integration in update

11/06/2013, 08:11 pm

In an update to its iOS app, Web-based automation and productivity service IFTTT (If This Then That) added deeper integration with Photos and Reminders, improved background syncing and added swipe gestures for iOS 7.

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Apple Store app now supports international Passbook gift cards after update

11/06/2013, 12:11 am

Apple on Wednesday issued an update to its Apple Store app, which along with the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks, brings support for digital gift cards that can be redeemed via the iOS Passbook app.

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Ad for Apple's redesigned Remote iOS app appears briefly on iTunes Store

10/31/2013, 06:10 pm

A banner advertisement has been spotted on Apple's Colombian iTunes Store showing what appears to be a redesigned icon for Apple's Remote iOS app, hinting that the popular title may soon see an iOS 7-style refresh.

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Fantastical 2 brings natural voice recognition, enhanced calendar views to iOS

10/31/2013, 05:10 pm

Fantastical 2.0 for iOS is a virtual personal assistant masquerading as a calendar application. Oh, I know Siri acts like a personal assistant, but only Fantastical is really good at managing my calendar.

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Apple allows developers to modify Game Center leaderboards, delete fake scores

10/29/2013, 01:10 am

In a tweak to iTunes Connect, Apple is allowing app developers to view and manage the top 100 scores on Game Center leaderboards attached to their iOS games, dissuading users from posting fake scores.

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Free iOS, Mac apps to hide nearly $1 billion of Apple's new cash

10/28/2013, 07:10 pm

After making OS X Mavericks a free update for Mac users and converting Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand into free bundled apps for both iOS and Macs, Apple said it would hide an additional $900 million from next quarter's reported revenue accounting.

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Twitter client Tweetbot releases iOS 7-inspired update with complete redesign, all-new features

10/24/2013, 06:10 pm

Developer Tapbots on Thursday unveiled Tweetbot 3 for iPhone and iPod touch, wrapping a revamped interface, new composition tools and native push notifications, among other features, in a sleek new look borrowing from iOS 7.

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Apple updates Find My iPhone, Podcasts, Trailers iOS apps [u]

10/22/2013, 08:10 pm

Amid the deluge of product announcements and software updates, Apple snuck out new versions of its free Find My iPhone, Podcasts and iTunes Trailers apps, redressing the titles in iOS 7 regalia.

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App Roundup: New iLife and iWork apps for OS X, iOS go live

10/22/2013, 06:10 pm

Following Apple's announcement of retooled iLife and iWork apps for both iOS and OS X on Tuesday, the company has started rolling out the new software to users via the App Store.

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Google adds free voice calling to Google Hangouts for iOS, incoming calls to Google Voice

10/18/2013, 08:10 pm

The Google Hangouts iOS app received a major update on Friday, with the latest iteration bringing free in-app voice calling to numbers within the U.S. and Canada, as well as incoming call support to a user's Google Voice number.

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New 'flat' iPhoto and GarageBand icons appear in iOS iCloud Settings, hint at app revisions

10/17/2013, 12:10 am

It was discovered on Wednesday that icons for two of Apple's first-party iOS apps were modified to take on the "flat" aesthetic seen in iOS 7, suggesting the software will be updated in the coming weeks.

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Wi-Fi syncing, new Web browser options added in '1Password' for iOS update

10/14/2013, 11:10 pm

Following the recent release of 1Password 4 for Mac, developer AgileBits on Monday released an accompanying point update for the iOS version of its popular password storage and digital wallet software, restoring features like Wi-Fi syncing and fixing multiple compatibility issues.

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App roundup: Best AirPlay-enabled games for your new iPhone 5s

09/30/2013, 10:09 pm

With the release of two new iPhones, iOS 7 and a fresh Apple TV update, now is a great time to test out iOS' AirPlay capabilities, especially for iPhone 5s owners, who can now take advantage of the speedy A7 SoC by throwing games onto the big screen.

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NBA Game Time for iPad gets seasonal refresh, Yahoo! Sportacular goes universal

09/30/2013, 09:09 pm

Sport-loving iOS device owners got a pair of updates on Monday in the form of a new version of the NBA's Game Time app and a redesign for Yahoo's Sportacular Pro app.

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Apple ups limit of App Store downloads over cellular to 100MB

09/18/2013, 04:09 pm

Following the rollout of iOS 7 and iTunes 11.1, Apple has raised the limit for App Store downloads initiated over cellular networks, with the new 100MB per app restriction doubling the previous cap of 50MB.

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