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Apple supplies third betas of iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 to public testers

02/10/2016, 01:02 pm

Members of Apple's public beta program now have access to the third preview builds of both iOS 9.3 for iPhone and iPad, as well as OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for Mac.

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Apple Pay in-app transactions rapidly expanding beyond NFC payment terminals

02/09/2016, 06:02 pm

App developers are increasingly adopting Apple Pay as a fast, convenient way to enable purchases, often as an alternative to standing in line at a store's cash register or manually entering in billing and shipping information.

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Apple drops third betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2 [u]

02/08/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday provided developers with new pre-release versions of the software that runs the company's mobile ecosystem, releasing iOS 9.3 beta 3, watchOS 2.2 beta 3, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3.

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Apple rejects indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth over child violence

02/08/2016, 12:02 pm

The sequel to cult indie game The Binding of Isaac will not be allowed in the App Store -- at least for now -- thanks to what Apple has reportedly deemed to be themes of violence toward children.

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Apple adds server-to-server web service requests to CloudKit

02/06/2016, 01:02 am

Apple's CloudKit framework for automating apps' storage and retrieval of user data "in the cloud" has learned a new trick. Developers can now read and write data in their app's public database from a server-side process or script.

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Apple adds 20 Flyover cities, new Traffic and Nearby data to Maps

02/03/2016, 08:02 pm

As part of Apple's continued Maps buildout effort, the company on Wednesday added 3D Flyover, traffic and point of interest data to its in-house mapping solution, including popular locales like the Virgin Islands and Taiwan.

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Apple correcting Siri "abortion" search issue uncovered in 2011

01/29/2016, 11:01 pm

More than four years after the discovery of a purported Siri flaw that led users searching for abortion clinics to adoption agencies and fertility clinics, it seems Apple and its data providers are slowly working to correct the issue.

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App face-off: Apple iMessage vs. WhatsApp Messenger

01/29/2016, 10:01 pm

When WhatsApp Messenger went free earlier this year it gave iOS device owners a viable solution to connect with friends and family who don't use Apple products, but the app comes with a few caveats.

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Latest iOS 9.3 beta enables accessory firmware updates via iPad Pro Smart Connector

01/28/2016, 11:01 am

The second beta of iOS 9.3 allows iPad Pro owners to update the firmware on some accessories by way of the Smart Connector, AppleInsider can confirm.

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Apple enables lower App Store price tiers in Canada, New Zealand

01/27/2016, 06:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced two new App Store price tiers for iOS developers selling wares in Canada and New Zealand, enabling lower digital content costs for consumers and flexibility for app makers.

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iOS 9.3 beta 2 now available to Apple's public testers

01/27/2016, 01:01 pm

Members of Apple's public beta tester program can now download and sample the second beta release of iOS 9.3, with a new Control Center switch for Night Shift.

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Mac, iOS versions of Safari crashing due to search suggestions feature [u]

01/27/2016, 09:01 am

A number of Mac and iOS users reported Safari crashing on Wednesday, in what appears to be a glitch related to the browser's search suggestions feature. [Updated]

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iOS's News app to incorporate some subscription-only content - report

01/26/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple will soon reportedly allow publishers to offer subscription-only articles through iOS's News app, gating some content behind paywalls normally reserved for separate apps or the Web.

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Microsoft's iOS keyboard to feature one-handed mode, coming soon to testers

01/25/2016, 05:01 pm

One week after rumors surfaced claiming Microsoft has plans to bring its Word Flow mobile keyboard app to iOS, a report on Monday now says an early version is already in testing and will bring a special one-handed operating mode to Apple's devices upon release.

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Apple seeds second iOS 9.3 beta with Night Shift button in Control Center

01/25/2016, 04:01 pm

Following the public release of tvOS 9.1.1, Apple on Monday pushed out a second beta version of iOS 9.3 with new features including a Night Shift control button in Control Center.

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Apple expands Maps capabilities with new Flyover, Nearby and Traffic location data

01/22/2016, 02:01 am

Apple's efforts to build out its in-house Maps service moved forward on Thursday with the addition of four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

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Apple takes 50% off popular productivity apps in new iOS App Store campaign

01/21/2016, 05:01 pm

In its latest iOS App Store promotion, Apple is for a limited time knocking 50 percent off a selection of 14 productivity titles like PCalc, task manager Things, second screen solution Duet Display and more.

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China UnionPay cards purportedly shown working with Apple Pay as launch looms

01/21/2016, 09:01 am

As Apple gears up to launch its mobile payments offering in China early this year, some Chinese consumers seem to have found the service coming online more quickly than expected.

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Apple to open first iOS App Development Center in Europe, promises international expansion

01/21/2016, 02:01 am

Apple on Thursday announced plans to open its first iOS App Development Center in Naples, Italy, to provide developers in Europe the practical skills and training they need to contribute to a growing app ecosystem.

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Apple's Siri voice recognition technology target of patent lawsuit

01/21/2016, 12:01 am

Dot 23 Technologies, a non-practicing entity located in Texas, is looking to take Apple to trial for implementing Siri into the iPhone platform, alleging the virtual assistant's voice dialing and geolocation capabilities infringe upon three patents.

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