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iOS 9 poised to be 'game changer' as ad blocking already costs publishers $22B yearly

08/11/2015, 01:08 pm

With this fall's release of iOS 9, Apple will allow users to natively block content in mobile Safari for the first time --a change which at least one study believes will be a "game changer" in an industry that already costs publishers more than $20 billion per year.

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Achieving Nerdvana: Learning Swift for iOS at Big Nerd Ranch

08/10/2015, 11:08 pm

With its origins at NeXT, Big Nerd Ranch is one of the more respected iOS app development companies in the world. At a recent coding retreat put on by BNR, I survived seven days of the most intensive programming instruction of my life, and lived to write about it.

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How to use the new back button in iOS 9

08/09/2015, 07:08 am

One of the most notable -- albeit least trumpeted -- user-facing enhancements in iOS 9 is the new back button, which lets you quickly return to where you were when following links between apps. Confused how it works? Here's a concise explainer.

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Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional iOS-connected drone with 4K ultra-HD camera

08/08/2015, 12:08 pm

The best has gotten even better with DJI's new Phantom 3 Professional, a drone that captures stunning, super-smooth 4K video from the skies. But it's the new controller with Lightning cable support, as well as a revamped iOS app, that truly bring this accessory to new heights.

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Apple's Swift programming language translated to Mandarin Chinese thanks to open source project

08/06/2015, 11:08 pm

Coding for Apple devices just got a little easier for thousands of developers in China, as a group of more than 100 programmers recently wrapped up an open source Mandarin Chinese translation of Apple's Swift programming language.

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New iOS 9 public beta prompts users to install iCloud Drive app

08/06/2015, 05:08 pm

Apple's dedicated iCloud Drive iOS app for managing cloud assets, introduced with the first developer iOS 9 beta in June, is being advertised as ready to install on public beta builds released on Thursday.

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Latest iOS 9 betas automatically detects, switches away from weak Wi-Fi signals, adds AT&T Wi-Fi calling

08/06/2015, 05:08 pm

Two small but critical additions to the new iOS 9 betas released on Thursday include "Wi-Fi Assist," a feature built to prevent iPhones from latching onto poor Wi-Fi connections, and Wi-Fi calling for AT&T network customers.

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Microsoft debuts early, open-sourced Windows Bridge for iOS

08/06/2015, 04:08 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released an early version of Windows Bridge for iOS, a set of tools that will allow developers to port iOS apps to Windows.

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Apple seeds fifth iOS 9, watchOS 2 betas to developers, third public iOS 9 beta [u]

08/06/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released a fifth beta of iOS 9 to developers, arriving a little over two weeks after the previous one. The company simultaneously released a matching beta of watchOS 2.

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Stanford's ResearchKit-powered MyHeart Counts app goes international with UK, Hong Kong release

08/06/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple's ResearchKit platform is now collecting medical study data outside the U.S. for the first time after Stanford's MyHeart Counts app --created in collaboration with England's University of Oxford --opened its doors to participants in the UK and Hong Kong.

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Adidas buys fitness app maker Runtastic for $239 million

08/05/2015, 02:08 pm

Runtastic, makers of one of the most popular fitness-focused apps on Apple's App Store, announced on Wednesday that they have been acquired by athletic apparel company Adidas for a reported $239 million.

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First look: DJI's new $799 Phantom 3 Standard flying camera drone

08/05/2015, 07:08 am

DJI on Wednesday launched a new low-end addition to its Phantom 3 drone lineup in the form of the $799 Phantom 3 Standard, featuring a 2.7K high-definition camera and live iOS connectivity. AppleInsider went hands-on with the prototype hardware before its announcement, and offers an exclusive first-look.

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Flabbergastingly insecure: Google's Android is the new Flash

07/31/2015, 03:07 pm

Several years ago, Steve Jobs called out Adobe Flash as a trainwreck of security and performance problems, garnering him contempt from industry players deeply invested in the software platform. Today, Google's Android platform is getting same brutal appraisal, but it's coming from Android's own fans.

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Apple supplies second beta of iOS 8.4.1 to developers

07/30/2015, 01:07 pm

The second pre-release beta of iOS 8.4.1, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for Apple's mobile operating system, was provided to developers on Thursday.

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iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory without making your iPhone forget it

07/30/2015, 12:07 pm

Starting with iOS 9, Apple has made it possible to disconnect an iPhone from a Bluetooth device without the need to "forget" the wireless accessory, making it easier to reconnect without going through the pairing process again.

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Latest Android security exploit could leave more than half of current devices 'dead' & unusable

07/30/2015, 09:07 am

Yet another serious Android security issue was publicized this week, with the latest exploit rendering devices "lifeless," and said to affect more than half of units currently on the market.

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First Volkswagen models with CarPlay support to arrive at dealerships this week

07/29/2015, 09:07 pm

After promising support for Apple's CarPlay infotainment system earlier this year, Volkswagen on Wednesday announced the first compatible 2016 model year cars will hit showroom floors this week.

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Yahoo debuts Livetext silent video messaging app

07/29/2015, 05:07 pm

As expected, Yahoo on Wednesday officially announced a new messaging service called Livetext that features live two-way video chats for mobile device users, but with a twist.

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iOS 9 tips: Manually enable Low Power Mode to maximize your iPhone's battery life

09/22/2015, 08:09 am

Apple's new operating system update does a great deal to automatically improve efficiency and extend battery life. But if a user knows that they have a long day ahead of them, they can go even further, manually enable iOS 9's new "Low Power Mode" at any point to maximize their iPhone's uptime.

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'Stagefright' vulnerability compromises Android phones with 1 text message, may affect 950M devices

07/28/2015, 03:07 pm

A newly discovered security issue in the Android mobile operating system dubbed "Stagefright" has been called one of the worst vulnerabilities to date, and could present a critical issue for some 95 percent of devices in users' hands.

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