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Topic: iOS

First look: iOS 9 brings tons of tweaks to search, music, mail, and more

06/10/2015, 12:06 pm

Alongside a few headline features, Apple has --as it does in every iOS revision --made a number of tweaks to existing apps and options in its flagship mobile operating system, including the newfound ability to set the function of the iPhone's side switch to orientation lock, making podcast playback easier, and adding built-in document search.


Apple enables third-party content blockers for Safari in iOS 9

06/10/2015, 11:06 am

Developers building apps for iOS 9 have access to an API that can block content like images, tracking cookies, and pop-up ads in Safari, potentially laying the groundwork for Apple-sanctioned ad blockers.


Find My iPhone, Friends become built-in apps in Apple's first iOS 9 beta, cannot be uninstalled

06/10/2015, 08:06 am

Both Apple's "Find My iPhone" and "Find My Friends" applications are built in to the first beta of iOS 9, hinting that they could be added to the growing list of native iPhone apps when the software update launches this fall.


Apple expands HealthKit in iOS 9 to track sexual activity, ovulation, UV exposure, water intake

06/09/2015, 05:06 pm

Beginning with iOS 9, HealthKit now accepts a number of new data types from external apps and accessories, tracking everything from water consumption to whether protection was used during sex.


iOS 9 power-saving tactics include cutting display power for face-down devices

09/18/2015, 07:09 am

Better battery life is an Apple priority for iOS 9, and to that end the company has adopted extreme attention to detail, implementing things like face-down power restrictions, a Low Power mode, and a dedicated menu in the Settings app with more granular detail.


Inside iOS 9: Apple Maps gains transit directions for buses, trains, subways, more

09/17/2015, 08:09 am

For years, the biggest omission in Apple Maps has been the lack of transit directions. But that all has changed with this year's iOS 9 update, which includes built-in support for buses, subways, trains, and more in select major cities.


Inside iOS 9: Siri Suggestions, news, apps & more on Apple's revamped search screen

09/16/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple has introduced an entirely new home screen in iOS 9 that presents users with intelligent, contextually aware information, including frequently opened apps based on time of day and location, or potential destinations in Maps that a user might seek out.


First look: iOS 9 brings Find My Friends widget, changes for Safari, Reminders, Camera

06/09/2015, 09:06 am

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system includes a number of evolutionary updates to complement its new headline features, like a new Notification Center widget for Find My Friends and user interface tweaks to Safari, Reminders, and the Camera app.


iOS 9 includes new iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more

09/18/2015, 11:09 am

This week's launch of iOS 9 brings a slew of small but important new features for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. They include an all-new app for viewing iCloud Drive content, support for more complex six-digit passcodes, and a series of tweaks and improvements.


Apple again warns White House against policies fostering weak encryption

06/09/2015, 12:06 am

In a letter delivered to President Barack Obama on Monday, two trade groups comprised of some of the largest tech companies in the U.S. asked the White House to reject government policies designed to undermine encryption systems built to keep consumer data private.


Apple's 'Move to iOS' app transports user data from Android to iPhone

06/08/2015, 05:06 pm

With an eye on easing the transition from Android to the iOS ecosystem, Apple plans to offer switchers a special Android app that wirelessly transfers personal data, downloaded apps and other information over to a new iPhone.


Apple drops Helvetica for San Francisco in iOS 9

09/16/2015, 04:09 pm

The launch of Apple's iOS 9 mobile operating system officially brings its bespoke San Francisco typeface to the rest of its product lineup, as Helvetica's short run has come to a close.


iOS 8.4, iTunes for Mac updates coming by June 30 to prep for Apple Music

06/08/2015, 03:06 pm

As a part of its its WWDC 2015 keynote, Apple announced that iOS 8.4 and a new version of iTunes will be available by June 30, in time for the launch of the on-demand Apple Music streaming service.


Apple reveals new integrated developer program for Mac, Watch, and iOS

06/08/2015, 03:06 pm

Developers will no longer be required to maintain separate memberships to develop for Apple's Mac and iOS platforms, as the company has done away with the old configuration in favor of a new, unified Apple Developer Program.


Apple unveils transit data for Maps in iOS 9

06/08/2015, 02:06 pm

As expected, Apple announced transit directions integration are coming to the Maps app in iOS 9, featuring multi-modal routing, rail line information and Siri integration, among other functions.


Apple unveils iOS 9 with smarter Siri, public transit in Maps, iPad split-screen multitasking

06/08/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 9, will focus on enhanced system intelligence, numerous improvements to built-in apps, new iPad-specific capabilities, and much more, it was announced at WWDC on Monday.


Apple to replace Newsstand with new Flipboard-like app for iOS 9

06/08/2015, 11:06 am

Apple is apparently planning to do away with its Newsstand application for iOS, instead replacing it with a Flipboard-like digital magazine that will present content from a number of sources.


Apple HomeKit support coming to Philips Hue this fall, will work with current light sources

06/08/2015, 10:06 am

Philips on Monday announced that its Hue intelligent lighting ecosystem will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform starting this fall.


WWDC 2015 guaranteed to highlight growing gap between Apple and Google

06/07/2015, 05:06 pm

While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.


Apple mulling reduced App Store fees for subscriptions - report

06/05/2015, 02:06 pm

For the first time since the opening of the App Store, Apple is reportedly considering alterations to its revenue model that would see the iPhone maker's cut of subscriptions reduced to less than 30 percent.