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Topic: iOS

75 billion downloads later, Apple celebrates the App Store's sixth anniversary

07/10/2014, 01:07 pm

Six years after Steve Jobs relented and agreed to allow third-party developers native access to the iPhone, the App Store has grown into a cultural phenomenon that connects people, drives innovation, and supports more than a million families around the world.

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iTunes update brings HD Extras to the Mac, also coming to Apple TV and iOS 8

07/10/2014, 11:07 am

Apple on Thursday released iTunes version 11.3 and with it announced the availability of high-definition iTunes Extras for the Mac and Apple TV, with the bonus features coming to iOS 8 after the operating system's rollout this fall.

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Apple's CarPlay could be in more than 24 million vehicles by 2019, report says

07/10/2014, 10:07 am

Thanks in part to the massive popularity of Apple's iPhone, over 24 million cars featuring the company's CarPlay infotainment offering could be on the road just five years after the first vehicles sporting the new system roll off of automotive assembly lines.

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Inside Accessibility: Apple advances iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite as Android users left frustrated

07/10/2014, 04:07 am

Apple is enhancing its accessibility features in both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, widening its lead over Google's Android in accommodating the needs of users with disabilities.

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Apple loses voice recognition patent suit in China, faces legal challenges over Siri

07/09/2014, 11:07 am

A Beijing court has affirmed the validity of a voice recognition patent -- held by China's Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. -- that Apple is accused of infringing with Siri, clearing the way for the resolution of a long-pending intellectual property case that could see the personal digital assistant muted in China.

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Apple nudged FTC to look into Google Play Store after in-app purchase settlement

07/09/2014, 10:07 am

Days after the company agreed to a $32.5 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchase policies, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell sent an email to commissioners directing their attention to an article saying the Google Play Store lets children spend their parents' money "like a drunken sailor."

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National Federation of the Blind pushes Apple to add accessibility requirements for apps [U]

07/09/2014, 07:07 am

Members of the National Federation of the Blind have approved a resolution that will have the advocacy group, which successfully sued Apple over iTunes in 2008, begin a new campaign designed to convince the iPhone maker to consider accessibility when approving apps for sale in the App Store.

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Apple's 'Health' app gets M7 coprocessor step tracking in iOS 8 beta 3, adds new data categories

07/07/2014, 10:07 pm

With the release of iOS 8 beta 3 on Monday, Apple continued to build out its forthcoming Health app with new features, including support for the iPhone 5s' M7 coprocessor and additional data collection categories.

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Apple's iOS continues to dominate mobile web browsing as Android gains

07/07/2014, 03:07 pm

Even as Google counts some 1 billon monthly active users for Android worldwide, more than six out of every ten page views from a mobile device in the U.S. still come from an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod touch, according to new browsing data released on Monday.

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Apple provides developers with third beta releases of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite [u]

07/07/2014, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday moved on step closer to the public release of its next-generation operating systems, giving developers access to a third beta version of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite while updating a number of smaller components.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: Apple opens up social Share Sheets to third parties

07/07/2014, 05:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new feature enables new and existing web services to extend iOS and OS X to support social sharing of documents, websites, photos and other media.

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Review: Parrot Asteroid Smart in-dash head unit with navigation and app support

07/05/2014, 02:07 pm

Google launched the Open Automotive Alliance in January to put Android in your dashboard to control your phone, just like Apple announced CarPlay as a system to control your iOS device. Parrot's Asteroid Smart doesn't participate in either of these programs, but goes their own way instead.

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Independence Day sales hit the App Store with Motion Tennis, Infinity Blade, Disney

07/04/2014, 11:07 am

iOS gamers can turn their Apple TV into a Wii for free during this long weekend with Motion Tennis for Apple TV, or fight tyrants and titans for half off in the Infinity Blade franchise, while parents can keep their children occupied on the cheap with Disney's 85 percent off sale.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: Apple, Inc's new Widgets & Keyboards similar to Android's, but secure

07/04/2014, 03:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions enable a new type of widgets in Notification Center for both platforms, along with enabling third party Custom Keyboards for iOS.

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Facebook Messenger goes universal with new iPad-optimized version

07/03/2014, 12:07 pm

Social networking behemoth Facebook on Thursday released a new version of its Facebook Messenger application for iOS that brings with it a new user interface optimized specifically for the larger screens found on Apple's iPads.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: the Cloud Kit-savvy Photos future of Apple's iPhoto & Aperture

07/03/2014, 03:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions will change photo editing on both platforms, where the new Photos app will replace today's iPhoto and Aperture.

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Civilization Revolution 2 hits the App Store, Pac-Man adds new content

07/02/2014, 02:07 pm

With the Independence Day holiday around the corner, iOS gamers now have a few new options for off-day entertainment as 2K Games officially released Civilization Revolution 2 and Namco Bandai updated Pac-Man with new mazes and content.

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Apple accused of inducing patent infringement by MLB, ESPN with HTTP Live Streaming tech

07/01/2014, 02:07 pm

Lawyers for Israeli technology company Emblaze told a federal jury this week that Apple has induced sports leagues and TV networks, including MLB and ESPN, to infringe Emblaze's patents by forcing them to use Apple's allegedly infringing HLS technology for streaming live video to iOS devices.

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8 new automakers pledge support for Apple's CarPlay, including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mazda & Ram

07/01/2014, 11:07 am

Joining last week's announcement that Audi will support the upcoming CarPlay platform, eight more car makers have been listed on Apple's website as "committed partners."

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Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes for iBeacon, Mail, and accessory connectivity

06/30/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple on Monday pushed an over-the-air update to its iOS mobile operating system, bringing fixes that enhance iBeacon connectivity and stability while correcting problems with Mail attachment data protection and data transfer to third-party accessories.

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