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Topic: iOS

Apple updates TestFlight to enable testing of multiple app builds, 90-day beta periods

04/12/2017, 10:04 am

Developers will get more control over the testing of iOS apps, courtesy of an update to TestFlight that allows multiple builds of an app to be tested out simultaneously, as well as providing improvements to the way external app testers are managed, and extending the beta period time to 90 days.

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Apple's new Clips app downloaded up to 1M times in 4 days, report says

04/11/2017, 05:04 pm

Apple's social media minded video creation app Clips was downloaded between 500,000 and 1 million times, according to App Annie estimates, though the title has yet to crack the iOS App Store's top 20 list.

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Starbucks offers $5 to customers sending gifts via iMessage app

04/11/2017, 04:04 pm

Starbucks has launched a promotion to try and encourage its customers in the United States to use its new iMessage app, with the coffee chain providing app users who send a digital gift card to their friends with a free $5 gift card of their own.

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Apple seeds second public betas of iOS 10.3.2 & macOS 10.12.5 [u]

04/11/2017, 02:04 pm

Following matching developer releases the day prior, Apple on Tuesday issued its second public betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5.

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Apple stops signing iOS 10.2.1, 10.3 following iOS 10.3.1 release

04/10/2017, 04:04 pm

Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, effectively cutting off downgrades for iPhone, iPad, and iPod owners who have already made the leap to iOS 10.3.1.

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Apple issues second betas of iOS 10.3.2, macOS 10.12.5, watchOS 3.2.2 & tvOS 10.2.1

04/10/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday issued second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 to developers, paving the way for what are likely to be minor bugfixes and security improvements for Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Simultaneously, the company released second betas of watchOS 3.2.2 and tvOS 10.2.1.

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Social media firms offer $5.3M settlement in iOS app privacy suit over contact uploads

04/06/2017, 09:04 pm

A group of eight social media companies, including Twitter and Instagram, have agreed to pay a total of $5.3 million to settle a 2012 class action lawsuit which alleges user privacy was breached when the apps leveraged an iOS feature that uploaded details from users' contact lists.

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Showtime for iOS adds support for offline downloads

04/06/2017, 06:04 pm

Premium network Showtime on Thursday updated its official apps for iOS with support for downloading episodes, giving both cord cutters and cable subscribers the option to watch programs like "Homeland" and "Billions" without an internet connection.

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Researcher calls Samsung's Tizen OS "the worst code I've ever seen"

04/05/2017, 09:04 pm

Samsung's Tizen operating system is a mess of zero-day exploitable security flaws, broken encryption privacy issues and amateur-level coding mistakes, according to the findings of a security researcher participating in Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit.

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Why Apple's new GPU efforts are a major disruptive threat to Nvidia

04/04/2017, 07:04 pm

Apple's plan to decisively migrate iOS to its own internally-developed GPU within the next two years obviously shocked Imagination Technologies, its current supplier of PowerVR graphics technology. It should also rattle Nvidia. Here's why.

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Apple warns iCloud users some services accidentally reactivated with iOS 10.3 [u]

04/04/2017, 04:04 pm

Apple is alerting an unknown number of iCloud users to a glitch in iOS 10.3 which can cause connections with apps like Mail and Photos to silently turn back on. [Updated with Apple statement]

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Apple refunding users who purchased Workflow after acquiring app, developers

04/03/2017, 11:04 pm

Apple on Monday began processing refunds for customers who recently purchased Workflow, an automation app the Cupertino tech giant acquired last month.

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As Apple's GPU plans go public, Imagination fears becoming a tech orphan

04/03/2017, 11:04 pm

Ten years after Apple effectively created a viable, high-end mobile graphics business for Imagination Technologies--and a year after the iPhone maker publicly declined to acquire the company--the British graphics technology firm now appears to be in full panic mode that its mobile technology may end up abandoned like MIPS, PowerPC, Nvidia's Tegra and Texas Instrument's OMAP.

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Apple pushes out iOS 10.3.1 update, fixing iPhone 5 & 5c OTA update issue [u]

04/03/2017, 01:04 pm

Apple on Monday made the surprise release of iOS 10.3.1, available for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches as an over-the-air update or when connected to iTunes via a Mac or Windows PC. [Updated with release notes]

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Android becomes world's most used OS online, Apple's iOS & macOS trail

04/03/2017, 11:04 am

Google's Android is now the most popular OS in the world across all hardware platforms, having barely overtaken Microsoft Windows in March, according to Web analytics research published on Monday.

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Apple & SAP launch enterprise-oriented Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

03/30/2017, 09:03 pm

As promised in February, enterprise software firm SAP has released its Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, built in collaboration with Apple.

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ACCC denies Australian banks to collectively bargain, boycott over Apple Pay

03/30/2017, 07:03 pm

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Friday local time issued a determination denying the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

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Automation platform IFTTT gets applets for iOS Calendar & App Store

03/30/2017, 04:03 pm

On Thursday, IFTTT -- a platform that automates links between many hardware and software platforms -- announced the addition of support for the native iOS Calendar app, as well as Apple's App Store.

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All Android store competitors combined poised to overtake Apple's iOS App Store by revenues, but not profits

03/29/2017, 10:03 pm

A report on global mobile app markets notes that Apple's iOS App Store remains the world's largest by revenues and is predicted to hold onto its crown as "the most lucrative" through 2021, although all of the world's competing Android software markets combined are expected to exceed the App Store in total revenues at some point later this year.

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Customizable app icons debut with iOS 10.3, MLB and NHL first to market

03/28/2017, 11:03 pm

Sporting apps MLB.com at Bat and NHL on Tuesday became the first iOS titles to take advantage of a new iOS 10.3 feature that allows users to change an app's home screen icon after installation.

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