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Topic: iOS

Apple responds to EC complaints by touting iTunes' app controls as 'leading the industry,' cites iOS 8 "Ask To Buy" feature

07/18/2014, 02:07 pm

In response to complaints published by European Commission regulators regarding In App Purchases, Apple has issued a statement outlining that it already does more than anyone else in the industry, and will be further enhancing its efforts to secure app purchases by children in iOS 8 this fall.

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European Commission chides Apple for not improving game in-app purchase policies

07/18/2014, 09:07 am

The legislative arm of the European Union has set its sights on Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of not doing enough to protect and inform consumers regarding in-app purchases, particularly in "free-to-play" mobile games.

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Amazon launches iOS-compatible Kindle Unlimited, a $10/mo. all-you-can-read ebook plan

07/18/2014, 08:07 am

While the digital music market has been trending toward monthly subscription services for unlimited access, Amazon is now trying the same approach with its dominance in the ebook market, allowing subscribers to read as much as they want for $10 per month.

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Google Analytics gets dedicated iOS app, Facebook adds celebrity-focused Mentions app

07/17/2014, 01:07 pm

Webmasters now have an easier, official app for tracking their website statistics on their iPhone with Google's new Analytics app, while celebrities and other public figures can more easily engage with their fanbases on Facebook thanks to the social network's new Mentions app.

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What Apple, Inc. gets from its new iOS partnership with IBM

07/17/2014, 03:07 am

Apple's newly announced mobile partnership with IBM has been greeted by a number of analysts and pundits as being both "not that big a deal," or conversely, the dramatic reversal of a long standing rivalry. Both are wrong, here's why.

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Apple rolls out iTunes Pass to US and Australian customers [u]

07/17/2014, 12:07 am

After rolling out the service in a pilot test last week, Apple late Wednesday made iTunes Pass available at Apple Stores across the U.S. and Australia, allowing customers to recharge their iTunes account balance in-store via a Passbook card.

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Jawbone UP and Airbnb iOS apps get all new features, revamped designs

07/16/2014, 06:07 pm

A pair of app updates on Wednesday brought new wellness tracking tools and a refreshed look to Jawbone's UP fitness system, while community-rooted travel marketplace Airbnb received a more comprehensive makeover complete with rebranding.

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NFL Sunday Ticket coming to iOS, Mac for 2014 season with no satellite subscription needed

07/16/2014, 01:07 pm

Satellite television provider DirecTV looks set to offer a standalone subscription to its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package for the first time, meaning cord-cutting football fans can follow the action this fall on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac without mounting a dish to their roof.

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Rumor: Fourth beta of Apple's iOS 8 expected to arrive Monday, July 21

07/16/2014, 10:07 am

The fourth pre-release beta for Apple's forthcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system update is rumored to arrive next Monday, July 21, exactly two weeks after the arrival of the third beta.

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With most major companies already using iOS, Piper Jaffray doesn't see IBM deal surging Apple sales

07/16/2014, 08:07 am

Apple's new enterprise partnership with IBM will likely strengthen the position of the iPhone and iPad in the corporate world, but it probably won't move the needle much in terms of overall device sales, investment firm Piper Jaffray believes.

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Brightly brings personal UV tracking to iOS, PayPal adds support for loyalty cards

07/15/2014, 03:07 pm

The App Store added two vacation-season updates on Tuesday, with Brightly aiming to help iPhone owners avoid getting sunburn while soaking up the summer sun, while PayPal continued to expand its payments empire by adding support for virtual loyalty cards.

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Google now warns iPhone users when search results contain Adobe Flash

07/15/2014, 01:07 pm

Search giant Google added another board to Flash's coffin on Tuesday with the announcement that it would warn users searching from mobile devices -- like Apple's iPhone or Android handsets -- when the contents of a search result were "mostly Flash."

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Apple rolls out 'iTunes Pass' for Passbook in Japan, lets customers reload funds at any Apple Store

07/15/2014, 04:07 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled iTunes Pass, a new Passbook-based service that allows customers to refill their iTunes account by purchasing credit in brick-and-mortar Apple Stores.

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Adoption of Apple's iOS 7 hits 90% ahead of next-gen iOS 8 release

07/14/2014, 10:07 pm

After being available for ten months, Apple's iOS 7 is still growing and is now running on 90 percent of iPhones, iPads and iPods visiting the App Store, up from 87 percent in April.

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Shazam gets in-app music streaming with Rdio integration

07/14/2014, 07:07 pm

Music and television show discovery app Shazam on Monday rolled out an update that integrates Internet radio service Rdio, offering in-app track streaming to users of both products.

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Mobile shopping to reach near $50B in 2014 as Apple, Inc. iPad retains 80 percent share of online orders

07/14/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple continues to dominate as the platform of choice among mobile buyers, with iOS representing 54 percent of all phone orders and 80 percent of tablet transactions as the market approaches $50 billion this year.

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Google brings popular augmented reality game Ingress to Apple's iOS

07/14/2014, 10:07 am

Long a favorite of Android's early adopter crowd, iOS users can now get in on the augmented reality fun of Ingress -- a game in which players battle through the real world to secure virtual portals for their team -- after Google's Niantic Labs released an official client on the App Store

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Gameover Zeus botnet reanimated, exposing the harm in "open" Android, Windows malware platforms

07/12/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple's iOS and OS X platforms aren't directly affected by the rampant malware infestations that plague Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows, but that doesn't mean they can't be victimized by it, as the collateral damage and smokescreen of a reanimated botnet targeting unpatched, vulnerable systems demonstrates.

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National Federation of the Blind says "Apple has done more for accessibility than any other company"

07/12/2014, 01:07 pm

On Friday, the president of the National Federation of the Blind clarified the group's recent resolution calling on Apple to collaborate with the group's efforts to expand accessibility among third party apps, noting a "good relationship" despite a "provocative and poorly reported article" on the subject released by Reuters.

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Apple's secret plans for PrimeSense 3D tech hinted at by new itSeez3D iPad app

07/11/2014, 07:07 pm

Apple has remained silent on its plans for PrimeSense, the 3D scanning firm it acquired last November. But a new iPad app based on some of the same underlying technology--which allows users to quickly capture three dimensional models for use in CAD and 3D printing via a third party peripheral--indicates that Apple may be planning to integrate the tech into future iPads as a differentiating feature.

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