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Topic: iOS

First fully-integrated 'Made for iPhone' hearing aids are set to hit the market

11/25/2013, 11:11 am

Hearing-impaired iPhone owners will soon have a smaller, more compact choice for handset-connected hearing aids as the first batch of "Made for iPhone" hearing aids are poised to roll out without the need for intermediary transmitters.

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iOS productivity showdown: Apple iWork vs. Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Docs

11/23/2013, 04:11 pm

One of the first concerns facing businesses -- and many consumers -- when choosing a new mobile platform is how it will enable them to get work done. To answer the question, AppleInsider went hands-on to compare the top three iOS contenders: Apple's iWork, Microsoft's Office 365, and Google Docs.

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Dropbox updates app with AirDrop support, iOS 7-inspired redesign

11/22/2013, 12:11 am

Popular cloud storage company Dropbox on Thursday released the latest version of its iOS app, with a completely new design for iOS 7 and improved user interface for the iPad.

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ESPN overhauls ScoreCenter for iPhone, HBO Go adds Chromecast support

11/21/2013, 04:11 pm

Two of cable television's heavyweight content providers pushed intriguing updates to their iOS apps on Thursday, as ESPN refreshed its popular ScoreCenter app and HBO added support for Chromecast wireless streaming to HBO Go.

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Google Play Newsstand launches on Android, coming to Apple's iOS in 2014

11/20/2013, 03:11 pm

Android on Wednesday received its counterpart to Apple's own iOS Newsstand in the form of Google Play Newsstand, a news and magazine subscription hub that will also arrive on iPhone and iPad in 2014.

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Macy's begins pilot test of Apple's iBeacon in flagship New York, San Francisco stores

11/20/2013, 01:11 pm

One of America's oldest retailers is among the first to deploy Apple's iBeacons as Macy's has begun a pilot program with the state-of-the-art Bluetooth-based microlocation system.

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Microsoft debuts Xbox One compatible 'SmartGlass' iOS app ahead of console launch

11/19/2013, 07:11 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday released an Xbox One-compatible version of its SmartGlass companion app, bringing remote control and other interactive features to the iOS platform ahead of the gaming console's release.

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Apple's Find My Friends app updated with new look for iOS 7

11/19/2013, 01:11 pm

The stitched-leather look of Apple's Find My Friends app for iPhone and iPad is now a thing of the past, with a new update on Tuesday eschewing skeuomorphism for an iOS 7-style flatter design.

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Apple supplies developers with first beta of iOS 7.1

11/18/2013, 01:11 pm

The first beta of iOS 7.1, Apple's forthcoming update for its mobile operating system, was provided to developers on Monday, just a few days after the incremental iOS 7.0.4 update was issued to the public.

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Apple's iOS App Store still handily trumps Google & Amazon offerings in new analysis

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's iOS platform is widely considered to have the best mobile application ecosystem, and a new analysis of the App Store comparing it to Google Play for Android and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire supports the notion that Apple remains head and shoulders above the competition.

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The curious case of IDC, Gartner & Strategy Analytics' PC, phone & tablet data on Apple

11/16/2013, 05:11 am

Every quarter, the tech world's market research firms release metrics on how many PCs, phones and tablets Apple reported selling and compare these to estimates of what the rest of the world produced, resulting in headlines that minimize the importance of the world's largest and most profitable company. You might wonder why.

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Official Google Play Music app debuts on Apple's iOS

11/15/2013, 12:11 pm

After months of delays, Google's iTunes Match competitor and all-you-can-listen subscription music service officially made its way to the iOS App Store on Friday, providing access to both All Access subscriptions as well as standard Google Play Music features.

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Bug 'resurrects' deleted image thumbnails in iOS 7 Photos app, dates back to iOS 5

11/14/2013, 06:11 pm

Despite being discovered in iOS 5 last year, a possible caching bug in Apple's iOS 7 Photos app still allows thumbnails of deleted pictures to be "resurrected" by saving a transparent PNG file to the album.

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Former Microsoft CTO creates beautiful culinary app exclusively for iPad

11/14/2013, 03:11 pm

Microsoft's former chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold loves both science and food, a combination that resulted in Modernist Cuisine, a six volume foodie encyclopedia that's now available in a digital form exclusively as an iPad app.

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Apple releases iOS 7.0.4 to address FaceTime bug, other issues

11/14/2013, 01:11 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out a minor update to its iOS 7 mobile operating system, addressing an issue that would cause FaceTime calls to fail for some users, along with squashing other bugs.

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Apple updates iBooks & iTunes U with fresh, flatter looks for iOS 7

11/14/2013, 12:11 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a major update for its iBooks application, giving it a cleaner and simpler look in line with the company's design for the iOS 7 platform.

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Facebook Messenger adds phone number integration, gets visual overhaul

11/13/2013, 11:11 pm

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out an update to its iOS messaging platform and app with a new design in line with Apple's iOS 7, as well as a new feature that offers users the ability to locate people by their phone number.

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Pocket adds content curation feature with latest version 5.0

11/13/2013, 06:11 pm

Popular digital content storage, reader and management tool Pocket hit version 5.0 on Wednesday with a new feature called "Highlights," a feature that adaptively suggests previously saved content based on a user's preferences.

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IDC data shows 66% of Android's 81% smartphone share are junk phones selling for $215

11/12/2013, 05:11 pm

IDC reported 251.1 million smartphone shipments for Q3, reflecting 40 percent year over year market growth but an implosion in Average Selling Prices, at least outside of Apple's iPhone sales.

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Apple Maps took around 80 percent of Google Maps' iOS traffic in one year

11/11/2013, 01:11 pm

One year after the release of Apple's own iOS 6 mapping service, user data continues to show a precipitous decline in Google Maps among iOS users.

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