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Topic: iOS

Apple unveils Swift, a brand new Xcode programming language for developers

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Calling it "fast, modern, safe and interactive," Apple on Monday unveiled Swift, a brand new Xcode programming language that it says is superior to Objective-C.

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Apple opens up Touch ID to third-party app developers with iOS 8

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced third-party developers will be able to access Touch ID in iOS 8, the company's fingerprint security hardware and software solution that has been limited to first-party apps since its launch last year.

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Apple introduces HomeKit framework for connected homes

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

As part of Monday's unveiling of iOS 8, Apple took the covers off of HomeKit, a new framework for connected home devices that allows users to easily control those devices using iOS.

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Apple adds new discovery and testing features, app bundles to iOS 8 App Store

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday unveiled a number of new features for the App Store in iOS 8, including a new "Explore" tab to enhance app discoverability, the ability for developers to offer discounted app bundles, and built-in beta testing functions.

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iOS 8 will bring third-party keyboards, Notification Center widgets, Safari extensions

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

When iOS 8 launches on iPhone and iPad later this year, users will be able to install their own third-party keyboards, custom widgets for Notification Center, and new extensions that will enhance functionality in Safari.

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Apple announces HealthKit for holistic health tracking

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Confirming a string of rumors leading up to WWDC, Apple on Monday announced HealthKit and accompanying app Health, two assets that collect, store and parse health-related data in a central digital repository.

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Apple unveils iOS 8 with interactive notifications, QuickType keyboard, group text enhancements

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

While taking the wraps off of iOS 8 on Monday, Apple showcased a broad array of new features for users, including interactive notifications, a faster and smarter text entry system dubbed "QuickType," and enhancements to Messages that will improve group texting.

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Live blog from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2014

06/02/2014, 12:06 pm

Join us as we join Apple in San Francisco for a first look at the technologies driving the company's next-generation Mac OS X (10.10) and iOS (8.0) operating systems.

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Apple has a few more secret banners still under wraps at WWDC 2014

06/01/2014, 03:06 pm

In addition to the "8" and "X" banners referring to the upcoming releases of iOS 8 and the next version of OS X, Apple has additional banners at WWDC that are still under wraps.

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WWDC attendees get 2014 jacket, $25 iTunes gift card

06/01/2014, 03:06 pm

Today is opening day for WWDC, and San Francisco's Moscone Center is full of international developers registering for the conference, most of whom are now emblazoned with the black "WWDC 2014" jacket is giving attendees, along with an iTunes gift card.

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Apple, Inc's WWDC is all about the D: Developers

06/01/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is the longest running developer confab in existence, dating back to 1986. With a lineage like that, it shouldn't be hard to recall that the week-long event is focused squarely on the company's development platforms.

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Ahead of iOS 8 announcement iOS 7 adoption nears 90% for iPhone, 85% for iPad

05/30/2014, 06:05 pm

With three days to go until Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off, one research firm found iOS 7 adoption rose to new levels in the U.S. and Canada as with iPhone and iPad users continue to upgrade ahead of an expected iOS 8 announcement.

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Trademark filings hint at 'Healthbook,' 'HealthKit' and 'iResearch,' suggest Apple involvement

05/30/2014, 05:05 pm

Apple may be filing trademarks for upcoming products through the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office, as properties for "Healthbook," "HealthKit" and "iResearch" were filed for just days after rumors of an Apple-branded health app hit the Web.

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iOS 8 banners grace Moscone Center as Apple's WWDC preparations continue

05/30/2014, 02:05 pm

Apple looks set to continue the OS X Mavericks surf motif in iOS 8, as banners for the company's next-generation mobile operating system have started to appear at San Francisco's Moscone Center with an aquatic background.

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Rumor: Split-screen multitasking on iPad not on tap for WWDC

05/30/2014, 11:05 am

A new feature that would allow iPad users to display and interact with two applications simultaneously is said to still be headed for iOS 8, but Apple may not be ready to reveal it at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, according to a new report.

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Infinity Blade II goes free for a limited time, PDF Expert 5 adds iPad support

05/29/2014, 06:05 pm

Two interesting new updates hit the App Store on Thursday as blockbuster iOS action game Infinity Blade II went free for a limited time and popular productivity app PDF Expert 5 added iPhone support in a new universal binary.

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iOS quick tips: How to block phone numbers & nuisance callers on your iPhone

05/29/2014, 11:05 am

Apple's iOS is a powerful mobile operating system, but many of its most productive features are hidden or simply not well known. With this iOS Quick Tip, AppleInsider shows you how to stop receiving unwanted phone calls, FaceTime calls, and messages from unwanted numbers.

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Beats Music gets price cut, free trial extension after Apple acquisition

05/28/2014, 07:05 pm

Hot off its acquisition by Apple, Beats Music announced in an update to its iOS app on Wednesday that new users can take advantage of an extended 14-day free trial period and decreased annual subscription pricing.

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Consolidation occurs in App Store analytics ecosystem as App Annie buys Distimo

05/28/2014, 01:05 pm

Mobile analytics firm App Annie on Wednesday announced that it acquired smaller competitor Distimo in a transaction that the company says will help develop "the most advanced platform for analyzing the mobile app ecosystem."

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Apple says iCloud not compromised in Australian ransom scheme

05/28/2014, 03:05 am

Two days following initial reports from iCloud users in Australia who had their accounts breached and devices held for "ransom," Apple issued a statement saying its cloud service was not compromised in the attack.

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