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Topic: iOS

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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Apple launches developer blog for new Swift programming language

07/11/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple's march toward transparency continued on Friday with the launch of the Swift Blog, a new developer-focused blog covering the Swift programming language introduced by the company at WWDC.

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Minecraft gets huge update on iOS, Plague Inc. adds Planet of the Apes tie-in

07/10/2014, 03:07 pm

Two popular iOS titles released notable updates Thursday as the weekend approaches, with Minecraft adding a number of new features -- including infinite worlds -- while Plague, Inc. takes advantage of a new 20th Century Fox partnership to let players control colonies of apes.

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75 billion downloads later, Apple celebrates the App Store's sixth anniversary

07/10/2014, 01:07 pm

Six years after Steve Jobs relented and agreed to allow third-party developers native access to the iPhone, the App Store has grown into a cultural phenomenon that connects people, drives innovation, and supports more than a million families around the world.

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iTunes update brings HD Extras to the Mac, also coming to Apple TV and iOS 8

07/10/2014, 11:07 am

Apple on Thursday released iTunes version 11.3 and with it announced the availability of high-definition iTunes Extras for the Mac and Apple TV, with the bonus features coming to iOS 8 after the operating system's rollout this fall.

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Apple's CarPlay could be in more than 24 million vehicles by 2019, report says

07/10/2014, 10:07 am

Thanks in part to the massive popularity of Apple's iPhone, over 24 million cars featuring the company's CarPlay infotainment offering could be on the road just five years after the first vehicles sporting the new system roll off of automotive assembly lines.

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Inside Accessibility: Apple advances iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite as Android users left frustrated

07/10/2014, 04:07 am

Apple is enhancing its accessibility features in both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, widening its lead over Google's Android in accommodating the needs of users with disabilities.

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Apple loses voice recognition patent suit in China, faces legal challenges over Siri

07/09/2014, 11:07 am

A Beijing court has affirmed the validity of a voice recognition patent -- held by China's Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. -- that Apple is accused of infringing with Siri, clearing the way for the resolution of a long-pending intellectual property case that could see the personal digital assistant muted in China.

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Apple nudged FTC to look into Google Play Store after in-app purchase settlement

07/09/2014, 10:07 am

Days after the company agreed to a $32.5 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchase policies, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell sent an email to commissioners directing their attention to an article saying the Google Play Store lets children spend their parents' money "like a drunken sailor."

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National Federation of the Blind pushes Apple to add accessibility requirements for apps [U]

07/09/2014, 07:07 am

Members of the National Federation of the Blind have approved a resolution that will have the advocacy group, which successfully sued Apple over iTunes in 2008, begin a new campaign designed to convince the iPhone maker to consider accessibility when approving apps for sale in the App Store.

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Apple's 'Health' app gets M7 coprocessor step tracking in iOS 8 beta 3, adds new data categories

07/07/2014, 10:07 pm

With the release of iOS 8 beta 3 on Monday, Apple continued to build out its forthcoming Health app with new features, including support for the iPhone 5s' M7 coprocessor and additional data collection categories.

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Apple's iOS continues to dominate mobile web browsing as Android gains

07/07/2014, 03:07 pm

Even as Google counts some 1 billon monthly active users for Android worldwide, more than six out of every ten page views from a mobile device in the U.S. still come from an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod touch, according to new browsing data released on Monday.

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Apple provides developers with third beta releases of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite [u]

07/07/2014, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday moved on step closer to the public release of its next-generation operating systems, giving developers access to a third beta version of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite while updating a number of smaller components.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: Apple opens up social Share Sheets to third parties

07/07/2014, 05:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new feature enables new and existing web services to extend iOS and OS X to support social sharing of documents, websites, photos and other media.

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