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Topic: iOS 8

Apple iOS 8 distribution hits 77% as Google's Android remains bifurcated

03/18/2015, 08:03 pm

Earlier this week, Apple released fresh statistics regarding iOS 8 distribution, showing 77 percent of devices run the latest version of its most recent operating system.

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Marvell ships first SDK support for Apple's iOS 8 HomeKit with its ARM IoT chips powering connected appliances

03/16/2015, 01:03 pm

Marvell announced that it is the first silicon vendor to release a complete software development kit (SDK) for Apple's HomeKit, which it has paired with its controller and wireless components, noting that several manufacturers are already using its products to develop new HomeKit accessories.

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Apple announces ResearchKit for medical researchers, tapping into iPhone & HealthKit

03/09/2015, 01:03 pm

Medical researchers will be able to leverage the power of 700 million iPhone users around the world, creating apps to help study and cure diseases thanks to Apple's new ResearchKit developer tools.

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Thanks to 'Serial' & Apple's Podcasts app baked into iOS 8, podcast listens grow 18%

02/25/2015, 02:02 pm

Though podcasts are not a new medium, the format has seen significant growth over the last few months, attributed in part to the fact that Apple's Podcasts app is now built in to iOS 8.

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UK banks RBS & NatWest become first in country to allow Touch ID logins

02/18/2015, 08:02 am

In an industry first, RBS and NatWest will be the inaugural apps in the U.K. to add Touch ID support to their iPhone apps, allowing users to securely log into their accounts with the use of their fingertip.

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Under Armour buys MyFitnessPal for $475M, SwiftKey update adds predictive emojis to iOS 8 keyboard

02/05/2015, 11:02 am

Popular health tracking service and iOS app MyFitnessPal has been acquired by clothing maker Under Armour for nearly a half-billion dollars, while iOS 8 custom keyboard SwiftKey has added predictive emoji entry, and WhatsApp Messenger has been updated with a new quick camera button.

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Apple Inc iOS 8 HealthKit already in testing at 60 percent of top 23 U.S. hospitals

02/05/2015, 04:02 am

An exclusive report by Reuters noted that 14 of the top 23 hospitals in the U.S. have already rolled out a pilot program using Apple's iOS 8 Health app, or "are in talks to do so."

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Apple's iOS 8 now on 72% of customer devices, nearly double any Android version

02/03/2015, 05:02 pm

Adoption of Apple's latest mobile operating system continues to grow, according to the company's App Store statistics, with 72 percent of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches now running on iOS 8 while no single version of Google's Android has surpassed 40 percent.

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I Bet My Life: Microsoft HoloLens perfectly targets its core competency

01/24/2015, 12:01 pm

Microsoft's ability to leverage the tech media's credulity is weakening, as is evident from the emerging skepticism of its ability to deliver upon its latest product demonstration: HoloLens.

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Apple once again alerts iOS 8 app developers to upcoming 64-bit requirement

01/19/2015, 08:01 pm

Apple on Monday posted a note to the News and Updates section of its Developer website reminding app makers that starting Feb. 1, all new iOS 8 software submitted to the App Store must include 64-bit support.

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Baking iBooks into iOS 8 has led to 1M new users for Apple every week

01/15/2015, 03:01 pm

Apple's iBookstore has averaged a million new customers every week since iOS 8 launched last fall, benefitting from the inclusion of iBooks as a built-in app.

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Ecosystem of health-focused apps & accessories will further strengthen Apple, UBS says

01/12/2015, 02:01 pm

Following a deluge of health and fitness devices announced at CES, one analyst has said he believes Apple's Health application and HealthKit tools for developers will help foster a diverse ecosystem that will further differentiate the iPhone from competing platforms.

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Apple's iOS 8 now on 68% of devices as distribution growth holds steady

01/07/2015, 04:01 pm

According to the latest statistics from Apple, distribution of company's iOS 8 mobile operating continues to plod along and is now installed on 68 percent of iPhones and iPads registered to the iOS App Store.

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Apple alerts developers that existing app updates will need to be 64-bit by June 1, 2015

12/17/2014, 03:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday alerted members of its development community that existing applications on the App Store will need to include 64-bit support for any updates submitted after June 1 of next year.

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A&D Medical adds HealthKit support for Bluetooth blood pressure monitors, scales

12/15/2014, 02:12 pm

Medical device maker A&D on Monday announced an update to its A&D Connect app that allows A&D's Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitors, weight scales, and activity trackers to synchronize their data with Apple's Health app in iOS 8.

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How to enable and manage iCloud Family Sharing on iOS and OS X

12/13/2014, 04:12 am

Prior to iOS 8, Apple required iTunes customers to purchase content on a per-account basis, but a new Family Sharing feature lets users living in the same household share apps, music, iBooks and more.

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Apple releases iOS 8.1.2 with fixes for missing iTunes ringtones

12/09/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.1.2, the latest version of the company's mobile operating system for its iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices that fixes a number of bugs, including one that could have caused users to lose ringtones purchased from iTunes.

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FCC panel issues recommendations on smartphone theft prevention, cites Apple's Activation Lock

12/05/2014, 11:12 pm

A U.S. Federal Communications Commission group tasked with developing government, industry and consumer recommendations to mitigate device theft issued a report on Thursday lauding Apple's iOS Activation Lock feature as model deterrent.

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Review: Moga Rebel iOS gaming controller for Apple's iPhone & iPad

11/30/2014, 09:11 am

Moga's new full-size Rebel Bluetooth gaming controller is the best iOS-compatible controller we've tested yet, successfully helping to bridge the gap between powerful home game consoles and mobile devices like both the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple touts iOS 8 voice messaging in new iPhone 6 ad

11/26/2014, 09:11 pm

One day after delivering two iPhone 6 ads highlighting Continuity and gaming performance, Apple on Wednesday continued with a spot demonstrating voice messages, a new-for-iOS 8 feature that lets users send audio via Messages.

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