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Topic: iOS

Google Assistant standalone iPhone app could launch as soon as Google I/O

05/15/2017, 02:05 pm

Google will soon allow iPhone and iPad owners use the search company's latest digital assistant, according to a report, with a standalone iOS app for Google Assistant claimed to be launched in the near future, possibly as part of an announcement during the Google I/O developer conference later this week.

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Apple releases updates for iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1

05/15/2017, 01:05 pm

On Monday, Apple released iOS version 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to the public, after a month-long beta testing period for each revision.

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Rumors point to Nintendo shipping iOS 'The Legend of Zelda' title later this year

05/15/2017, 09:05 am

Nintendo is reportedly planning to expand its mobile gaming efforts following the success of 'Super Mario Run' and 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' on iOS, with the Kyoto firm said to be bringing 'The Legend of Zelda' to the platform in the future, along with rumors of another 'Pokemon' title for smartphones also apparently on the way.

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Search for seemingly anything in Photos for iOS and Mac thanks to Apple's object recognition

05/11/2017, 09:05 am

Apple's Photos apps for both iOS and macOS feature advanced object recognition technology, identifying items with great specificity and surprising accuracy, from common scenic queries like "beaches" to something as specific as "avocados."

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Install the AT&T 'Call Protect' app on your iPhone to cut way back on spam calls

05/10/2017, 01:05 pm

If you've had an iPhone for a very long time, there is a pretty decent chance that you're also still on AT&T -- and you get battered with spam phone calls. AT&T has an app to help deal with that, and AppleInsider has taken a look at it.

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Apple Support app users can now schedule repairs with authorized service providers

05/09/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple in an update to its official Apple Support app for iOS on Tuesday activated a new feature that allows users to schedule repair appointments at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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Delivery.com removes Apple Pay as payment option for laundry services

05/06/2017, 01:05 am

Popular on-demand delivery services platform delivery.com on Friday notified users that it no longer accepts Apple Pay for laundry orders, saying the payment option was removed for problems outside the company's control.

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Apple's Clips video app updated with Live Title editing, other improvements

05/03/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple updated its new Clips video editing app on Wednesday, bringing a few user interface improvements like easier Live Title editing and automated sharing suggestions to the social media sharing tool.

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Apple Pay adds support for 21 U.S. banks, HSBC in Australia

05/02/2017, 11:05 pm

Overshadowed by Apple's earnings call for the second fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple Pay on Tuesday officially added support for 21 new U.S. financial institutions, as well as HSBC for Australian customers.

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Apple's 'iOS 11' Music app to put more focus on Apple Music video content

04/27/2017, 09:04 am

When Apple releases "iOS 11" later this year, one of its features will allegedly be a new Music app that "better showcases video" -- specifically, video hosted on Apple Music.

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Apple Maps expands into Middle East with Traffic for Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

04/24/2017, 11:04 pm

Apple in a recent update to Maps activated Traffic data for two Middle Eastern countries, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, though it appears only major metropolitan areas are supported at this time.

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Google Photos now streams photos, video to Apple TV via AirPlay

04/24/2017, 08:04 pm

Google on Monday updated its Google Photos app for iOS with integrated AirPlay support, meaning users can stream photos and video to the big screen with Apple TV.

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Apple seeds fourth developer betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

04/24/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday seeded fourth betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to developers, paving the way for Apple's next round of maintenance updates.

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After tricking govt regulators, Uber got caught breaking Apple's iOS App Store rules

04/23/2017, 03:04 pm

In 2014, Uber was discovered to be blocking authorities from seeing its cars in order to evade regulations or bans in a series of locations including Paris, Las Vegas, China and South Korea. The next year, Apple found out Uber was also flouting its iOS developer rules to identify users' devices by hardware ID--and nearly got kicked out of the App Store over it.

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Plastc goes the way of Coin as Apple Pay takes the lead in digital payments

04/20/2017, 11:04 pm

The digital wallet race just lost another contestant, with Plastc Card entering bankruptcy and announcing to investors that it will shut down without ever delivering the digital payment card. Plastc joins Coin--which threw in the towel in February--in the electronic money pit that Apple has avoided with Apple Pay.

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Apple to expand Search Ads to three international markets, debuts new management tools

04/19/2017, 06:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced Search Ads will arrive in three new countries on April 25, the service's first expansion since a launch in September, and introduced a few ad management tools to streamline the process for developers.

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Cartoon Network adds support for Apple's iOS 10.1 TV app, Siri Universal Search

04/19/2017, 03:04 pm

The new TV app Apple introduced last fall as a central, Siri-searchable library of videos from various apps has now signed on Cartoon Network. Its content now supports Universal Search, single sign-on and recommendations on iPhone, iPad and 4th generation Apple TV.

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Pornhub launches TrickPics for iOS, an AR photo filter for censoring nude selfies

04/18/2017, 11:04 am

Though its listing on the App Store is decidedly vague, a new app dubbed TrickPics is actually the creation of pornography streaming site Pornhub, allowing users to censor nude photographs on their iPhone with augmented reality.

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Google Maps for iOS gets Directions widget, location sharing via iMessage app

04/17/2017, 06:04 pm

Google on Monday updated its Google Maps iOS app with a new lock screen widget bearing turn-by-turn directions, as well as iMessage integration for the mapping service's newly released location sharing feature.

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One Apple GPU, one giant leap in graphics for iPhone 8

04/17/2017, 02:04 am

Apple is building its own GPU architecture, but why? Rather than being motivated by simple cost savings, evidence points to the timing of a significant technical leap forward that could be as big of an advance as iOS was ten years ago.

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