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Topic: iOS

iOS quick tips: How to block phone numbers & nuisance callers on your iPhone

05/29/2014, 11:05 am

Apple's iOS is a powerful mobile operating system, but many of its most productive features are hidden or simply not well known. With this iOS Quick Tip, AppleInsider shows you how to stop receiving unwanted phone calls, FaceTime calls, and messages from unwanted numbers.

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Beats Music gets price cut, free trial extension after Apple acquisition

05/28/2014, 07:05 pm

Hot off its acquisition by Apple, Beats Music announced in an update to its iOS app on Wednesday that new users can take advantage of an extended 14-day free trial period and decreased annual subscription pricing.

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Consolidation occurs in App Store analytics ecosystem as App Annie buys Distimo

05/28/2014, 01:05 pm

Mobile analytics firm App Annie on Wednesday announced that it acquired smaller competitor Distimo in a transaction that the company says will help develop "the most advanced platform for analyzing the mobile app ecosystem."

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Apple says iCloud not compromised in Australian ransom scheme

05/28/2014, 03:05 am

Two days following initial reports from iCloud users in Australia who had their accounts breached and devices held for "ransom," Apple issued a statement saying its cloud service was not compromised in the attack.

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Amazon's comiXology announces daily comic giveaway promotion

05/27/2014, 07:05 pm

After being purchased by Amazon in April, popular iOS comic book app comiXology on Monday announced its "Summer Reading List" campaign that gives users 20 free comics over the course of 20 days.

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Adobe ups Revel photo storage to 2GB, PCalc gets a new core

05/27/2014, 02:05 pm

Family photo sharers now have more room to upload photos for free after Adobe increased the storage limit for its Revel service, while popular universal calculator app has received a major update that includes a new calculator core.

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iOS quick tips: How to enable and use the Emoji keyboard

05/27/2014, 12:05 pm

Apple's iOS is a powerful mobile operating system, but many of its most productive features are hidden or simply not well known. With this iOS Quick Tip, AppleInsider shows users how to enable and use the built-in emoji keyboard.

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Hackers use 'Find My iPhone' to lockout, ransom Mac and iOS device owners in Australia

05/27/2014, 02:05 am

Owners of Macs and iOS devices in Australia woke up on Tuesday to find their machines locked by Find My iPhone, with the nefarious hackers responsible demanding payment via PayPal before they return control.

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Every new iPhone and iPad expected to ship with Touch ID in 2014

05/26/2014, 10:05 pm

Apple is expected to include its Touch ID fingerprint sensor technology in all new iPhone and iPad devices introduced this year, one analyst says, which will grow shipments of the package to some 120 million in 2014.

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iOS quick tips: How to show timestamps and start a phone call in Messages

05/26/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple's iOS is a powerful mobile operating system, but many of its most productive features are hidden or simply not well known. With this iOS Quick Tip, AppleInsider shows off two of the least-appreciated features of the Messages app.

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YouTube teases new mobile app for content creators, on-site crowdfunding

05/23/2014, 03:05 pm

Online video powerhouse YouTube on Friday gave users a glimpse at the future of its product roadmap, which is set to expand to include a new mobile application aimed at helping content creators manage their channels as well as a way to raise money from viewers.

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Notifyr brings iOS notifications to the Mac; djay 2 adds 20 million songs

05/22/2014, 12:05 pm

iPad-toting disk jockeys now have a wealth of new material to play with thanks to new Spotify integration in djay 2, while users who have been waiting for a way to broadcast iOS notifications to their Mac can do so with new entrant Notifyr.

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Apple pledges to fix longstanding iMessage bug in upcoming iOS update

05/22/2014, 08:05 am

While a bug preventing users from exiting the iMessage ecosystem has prevailed since iOS 5, Apple this week formally acknowledged the issue, and has said that a fix is in the works.

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Led by Apple Inc. iPhone, smartphones now account for 87 percent of U.S. handsets

05/21/2014, 05:05 pm

New research by Counterpoint indicates that 87 percent of Americans upgraded to smartphones by the end of March, with Apple remaining the top vendor.

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Apple extinguishes popular marijuana growing game 'Weed Firm' from iOS App Store

05/21/2014, 03:05 pm

Popular free iOS game "Weed Firm," which reached No. 1 on the App Store charts, was removed by Apple on Wednesday, drawing criticism from the developer due to the continued availability of other applications that feature illegal activity.

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Bounden delays iOS to Android port after finding many Google phones' gyroscopes don't work

05/21/2014, 01:05 pm

Game Oven, the developer of Bounden, a novel dancing app making use of iPhone's gyroscope, has delayed its planned Android port after finding that even top tier devices using Google's platform have defective, inconsistent and in some cases completely faked gyroscope hardware.

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Facebook's iOS app now listens for identifiable TV & music when posting status updates

05/21/2014, 12:05 pm

Facebook on Wednesday launched a new, optional feature that allows its iPhone application to use the device's microphone to listen for and identify television and music content when posting a status update.

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IFTTT adds Fitbit channel, Kik messenger for Apple's iOS gains 'new people' section

05/20/2014, 03:05 pm

Popular web automation service If This, Then That now allows users to perform tasks based on data from a Fitbit activity tracker, while a new version of Kik messenger makes it easier to manage conversations and media content.

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Samsung says it 'leads by following,' admits few businesses are actually using Knox

05/19/2014, 04:05 pm

Speaking to analysts and investors, a senior vice president of Samsung stated "we, as a market leader, are following the market trend" in adding biosensors to mobile devices, while sidestepping the company's delay in 64-bits and the moribund 2 percent adoption of Knox by enterprise users.

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Apple's App Store may soon support promo codes for in-app purchases

05/15/2014, 05:05 pm

As part of the batch of updates on Thursday it was revealed that Apple may soon offer developers the ability to send out promotional codes for in-app purchases, a change from previous App Store policy.

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