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Topic: iOS 8

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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Apple's iOS 8 distribution back on track, now on 60% of devices

11/26/2014, 05:11 pm

Earlier this week, Apple revealed fresh statistics on iOS 8 distribution as seen through the iOS App Store, saying its latest mobile operating system is now running on 60 percent of iPhones and iPads.

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How to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8 with compatible apps and accessories

11/22/2014, 02:11 pm

After a rocky start, Apple's built-in Health app now integrates with numerous activity tracking services and hardware to bring all your fitness data into one place. Here's a primer on how to best take advantage of the new wellness platform.

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Roundup: The best games showcasing Apple's Metal API for iOS 8

11/20/2014, 11:11 am

The launch of iOS 8 introduced new developer tools dubbed "Metal," allowing for more advanced graphics on both the iPhone and iPad. Here are the best games out now showcasing the power of Metal.

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DOJ: A child will die due to Apple's iOS 8 encryption tech

11/19/2014, 09:11 pm

During a closed-door meeting in October, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told Apple its recently implemented iMessage encryption technology will one day result in a dead child, according to a report published Wednesday.

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Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 with performance improvements for iPad 2 & iPhone 4s, plus bug fixes

11/17/2014, 01:11 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out an update for its mobile operating system in the form of iOS 8.1.1, with the headline improvements coming for users of older devices like the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

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Samsung responds to Apple's Continuity with its own cross-device 'Flow' feature

11/13/2014, 02:11 pm

Samsung this week announced its answer to Apple's Continuity: a new cross-device sharing feature called "Flow," intended to allow users to move activities and content between Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, PCs, and more.

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Full video of Apple exec Greg Joswiak's Code/Mobile interview posted online

11/12/2014, 06:11 pm

The full version of Greg "Joz" Joswiak's October interview with Re/code has been posted online, with the Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing discussing the iOS 8.0.1 snafu and Apple Pay, among other topics.

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Roundup: The best third-party keyboards for iOS 8

11/12/2014, 08:11 am

One long standing criticism of iOS has been its lack of support for third party keyboards, but with the introduction of iOS 8, developers are now allowed to build custom keyboards that can be used on both iPhone and iPad.

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Apple's iOS 8 now on 56% of devices as adoption rate slowly picks up

11/11/2014, 10:11 pm

Adoption numbers for Apple's iOS 8 are leisurely plodding along, with the latest statistics showing 56 percent of users are now running the latest operating system nearly two months after launch.

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HealthKit-incompatible Fitbit accessories disappear from Apple's stores

11/07/2014, 12:11 pm

Proving an earlier rumor accurate, Apple on Friday removed Fitbit hardware accessories from its online store, narrowing the fitness-related devices offered by the company ahead of the Apple Watch launch.

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Roundup: Some of the best iOS 8 app extensions for iPhone & iPad

11/07/2014, 11:11 am

iOS 8 offers powerful new tools to developers such as extensions, which allow third-party iPhone and iPad apps to be more flexible and interconnected than ever before. AppleInsider offers a look at some of the best iOS 8 extensions available to download on the App Store right now.

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Google Drive adds Touch ID support, Swype for iOS goes free, Apple apps get minor updates

11/06/2014, 04:11 pm

As Apple introduced minor updates to iWork, Beats Music and more, a number of other key updates hit the iOS App Store, including a temporary sale on the popular Swype keyboard from Nuance, as well as Touch ID security and iOS 8 extension support added to Google Drive.

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Evidence shows Apple operating a mysterious Web crawling bot

11/06/2014, 03:11 pm

A developer has discovered that Apple appears to be crawling HTML websites with its own automated bot, but the exact purpose of the mysterious homegrown software remains unknown.

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