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Facebook addresses severe battery drain issue with updated iOS app

10/22/2015, 07:10 pm

Responding to recent complaints that its iOS app excessively drains iPhone battery life, Facebook on Thursday pushed out a partial fix, explaining the problem was in part caused by a background audio bug.

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Study: Apple's Siri more distracting to drivers than Google Now, better than Microsoft Cortana

10/22/2015, 06:10 pm

As part of an ongoing study on the consequences of using hands- and eyes-free systems while driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety rated Apple's latest version of Siri voice control as "highly distracting," behind Google Now and certain OEM infotainment systems.

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Apple updates iMovie for iOS with 4K video support for iPad Air 2, bug fixes

10/22/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, bringing 4K support to iPad Air 2 hardware running iOS 9.1 and addressing a number of bugs including an import issue with iCloud Drive.

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Mystery 'eye in speech bubble' emoji in iOS 9.1 linked to anti-bullying campaign, fast-tracked by Apple

10/22/2015, 01:10 pm

The "eye in speech bubble" emoji found in iOS 9.1 is connected to an Ad Council anti-bullying campaign, and its adoption was intentionally fast-tracked by Apple in support.

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iOS 9.1 enables Apple's News app, new content sources for users in UK, Australia

10/22/2015, 11:10 am

The iOS 9.1 update activates the News app for users in the U.K. and Australia, users and Apple itself confirmed on Thursday.

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Apple says new tvOS apps must support Siri remote in updated App Store Review Guidelines

10/21/2015, 06:10 pm

After pushing out new iOS, OS X and watchOS versions on Wednesday, and ahead of next week's fourth-generation Apple TV sales debut, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect changes specific to tvOS, including a requirement that an app's "core functionality" must support Siri remote.

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Apple releases iOS 9.1 with motion sensing Live Photos, plus taco, middle finger & hockey emoji

10/21/2015, 01:10 pm

The new iOS 9.1 update is now available, improving Live Photos on the iPhone 6s with motion sensing capabilities to identify when a user raises and lowers their phone, and also adding more than 150 new emoji characters.

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Stop force closing apps on your iPhone, it's not making it run faster or last longer

10/21/2015, 10:10 am

Yes, you can force close iOS apps by double pressing the home button and sliding the app window up, but you shouldn't make a habit out of regularly doing it. Here's why.

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Misfit's Shine 2 packs vibration motor, upgraded internals, more into thinner design

10/20/2015, 10:10 pm

Misfit on Tuesday introduced the Misfit Shine 2, the second generation of its flagship activity tracker, packing hardware upgrades, a vibration motor and more into a sleek, more responsive design.

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Apple Maps integrates select Amtrak routes, Boston area transit directions

10/19/2015, 07:10 pm

One month after Apple debuted transit directions in its Apple Maps service, the company on Monday added train arrival and departure data for select Amtrak routes, as well as local support for Boston.

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Japan's major architecture, engineering firms going "all iPad" in support of Apple, Inc. iOS enterprise push

10/18/2015, 04:10 pm

Apple's mobile enterprise ambitions are beginning to shift the market in Japan, where large architecture, engineering, construction and operations firms have already moved to standardize on iOS and iPads for their enterprise tablets.

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Ford adds Apple's Siri Eyes Free to legacy vehicles with Sync 3.8 update

10/16/2015, 01:10 pm

Ford has begun updating existing vehicles on the road to support Apple's Siri Eyes Free for iPhone, now available to download on systems running its second-generation Sync infotainment platform.

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Apple introduces Australian market to lower App Store price tiers

10/15/2015, 07:10 pm

Apple on Thursday announced it has extended the App Store's "Alternate Tier" app pricing structure to Australia, adding two low-cost price level options for developers in the country.

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Apple partners with hospitals for new ResearchKit studies on autism, epilepsy, melanoma

10/15/2015, 08:10 am

Some of the world's most renowned medical research facilities are turning to Apple's ResearchKit for iPhone and Apple Watch, it was announced on Thursday, in an effort to help cure autism, epilepsy, and melanoma.

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How to create location based reminders with Siri in iOS 9

10/14/2015, 11:10 pm

With Apple's addition of proactive Siri features in iOS 9, users have an even more intuitive and flexible interface from which to quickly create location based reminders.

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August debuts Apple HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock, Kwikset unveils Kevo Plus Internet-connected bridge

10/14/2015, 08:10 pm

Two major players in the "smart lock" segment introduced new hardware this week with August unveiling a connected doorbell with camera, programmable keypad and a HomeKit-enabled version of its door lock, while Kwikset debuted an Internet gateway for its Kevo Bluetooth lock.

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AT&T's announces NumberSync, a phone number-based version of Apple's Continuity

10/14/2015, 02:10 pm

While Apple's Continuity feature allows users to place calls and texts within its own ecosystem of products, AT&T plans to bring those same capabilities to a range of LTE-capable devices sharing the same phone number, regardless of platform, thanks to a new service called NumberSync.

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Apple posts iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist guide in wake of complaints about excessive data use

10/14/2015, 01:10 pm

A new Apple support document about Wi-Fi Assist attempts to address complaints about the iOS 9 feature, which some user have said can cause monthly cellular data use to grow dramatically.

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Hackers use radio waves to silently control Apple's Siri, Android's Google Now

10/14/2015, 09:10 am

A newly spotlighted hack utilizes an iPhone or Android handset -- with headphones plugged in -- to remotely and silently access the smartphone's built-in voice controls, potentially unbeknownst to the user.

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How to create interactive checklists in Notes for iOS 9

10/12/2015, 09:10 pm

With Notes for iOS 9, Apple packs in a slew of powerful new features like deeper share sheet integration and drawing tools, but one of the most useful additions is the ability to create interactive checklists on the fly.

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