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Apple Maps activates Transit directions in select areas of Arkansas

03/14/2018, 09:03 pm

Apple recently activated public transit directions in major metropolitan areas of Arkansas, including Little Rock and Jonesboro, further building out the Apple Maps feature for users in the U.S.


Apple's Siri history was plagued by infighting, mistakes and developer alienation, report says

03/14/2018, 02:03 pm

With dissatisfaction with Siri threatening to hurt various product lines now, several former employees on the Siri team have spoken out about blunders that took place during the rolling out of the technology back in 2011, as well as infighting and turf battles afterward.


Apple Maps adds transit information covering Orlando, FL

03/14/2018, 10:03 am

Apple has enabled public transit data in Apple Maps for users in Orlando, Fla., providing residents and visitors using the mapping service with more information about bus routes, times, and service updates across the metropolitan area.


Apple's 2018 WWDC scheduled for June 4 through June 8

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has announced that it will host its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California from June 4 through June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center.


Google Assistant updated with support for iPad's bigger screen

03/13/2018, 11:03 am

Google has released an update to Google Assistant for iOS with support for iPad, optimizing the virtual assistant app originally designed for use on iPhones to work properly with the larger display of Apple's tablet range.


The mystery of crashing apps on iOS and Android

03/13/2018, 10:03 am

An examination of mobile app crashes between Apple's iOS and Google's Android once appeared to suggest that apps crash significantly more often on iOS compared to Android. However, developers and analysts offer some explanations of why this occurring. As is often the case, the story behind the numbers is more nuanced and complex than a trivial clickbait headline can deliver.


Play your FandangoNOW movies on Apple TV and iOS with new Movies Anywhere integration

03/13/2018, 12:03 am

All-in-one movie centralization and viewing service Movies Anywhere on Tuesday announced a new partnership with FandangoNOW that will allow customers of the on-demand service to watch purchased shows on variety of platforms, including Apple's iOS and Apple TV.


MoviePass CEO now says app never tracked user location

03/12/2018, 09:03 pm

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe appears to be backpedaling on recent comments that suggested the movie-a-day app continuously tracks users' locations after they visit a theater, saying in a new interview that he was mistaken in what data his company gleans from customers.


Apple releases fifth developer betas for iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, tvOS 11.3 [u]

03/12/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has made the fifth developer beta versions of High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 available for download by testers, just one week after the company shipped the fourth betas of each operating system.


Amazon allows iPads to make calls through Alexa app to contacts using Echo devices

03/12/2018, 12:03 pm

Amazon has expanded the usability of its Alexa calling and messaging via the Alexa app to tablets, allowing iPad owners to be able to make and receive free calls to and from friends and family members who own an Echo device from the retailer's growing range.


Pre-registrations for the 'Westworld' iOS game commence alongside signups to play 'Fortnite Battle Royale' on iPhone and iPad

03/12/2018, 10:03 am

Warner Bros. is accepting pre-registrations for its upcoming iOS game based on 'Westworld,' meanwhile Epic Games has started taking requests for invitations to download the iPhone and iPad version of the popular 'Fortnite Battle Royale.'


Facebook testing tracker-based AR effects in app, plans to add feature to AR Studio toolkit

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Facebook is evaluating a new marker-based augmented reality feature in its app that provides users with AR experiences tied to specially marked physical objects, like mapping digital graphics over a movie poster.


Valve bringing 'Artifact' card game to iOS as company's first mobile title using the Source 2 engine

03/09/2018, 08:03 am

'Artifact' will be one of Valve Software's first Source 2 games to ship on iPhone and iPad, the game developer confirmed on Friday, adding the upcoming trading card game differing from its competitors in a variety of ways, including that it will not strictly be a free-to-play release.


Fortnite Battle Royale coming soon to iOS with cross-platform integration

03/08/2018, 08:03 pm

"Fortnite Battle Royale," a 100-player multiplayer game made popular on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, is making its way to mobile, and users of devices running Apple's iOS will get first dibs.


How to perform Siri queries without using your voice with Type to Siri on macOS and iOS

03/08/2018, 12:03 pm

Siri is an extremely handy digital assistant, but at times when it's best to keep quiet, it becomes a challenge to use the voice-centric tool. This AppleInsider guide will fill you in on how to use Type to Siri, Apple's existing solution to the problem that enables Siri to be used with a keyboard, on both iOS and macOS.


MoviePass removes 'unused' location capability in update

03/07/2018, 11:03 pm

After MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe raised the hackles of privacy advocates by implying the movie deals service tracks user locations, the company on Wednesday issued an update for its eponymous app that removes a supposedly unused "location capability" feature.


Apple's Workflow app updated with new image mask action, bug fixes

03/07/2018, 10:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a minor update to its Workflow app, adding a few new features and a number of bug fixes to the popular automation software.


Google Lens visual search lands on Google Photos for all Android devices, update for iOS app expected soon

03/07/2018, 09:03 am

Google has started to roll out its visual search tool Google Lens to more mobile devices, expanding from its previous exclusivity to the company's Pixel smartphones, making the feature available to Google Photos users on Android before it arrives on the iOS version of the image management app.


FCA and Volkswagen offer six-month Apple Music trials to new car buyers

03/06/2018, 05:03 pm

Apple is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the U.S. and Volkswagen in Europe to offer new car buyers six months of Apple Music with select models supporting the CarPlay platform, doubling the streaming service's normal trial period.


Digital boardgame 'Scythe' nears Mac and iOS release, 'Rome: Total War' for iPhone delayed until summer

03/06/2018, 04:03 pm

Asmodee reveals the current state of its upcoming digital board game "Scythe" arriving soon on Mac and iOS, as Feral Interactive delays the release of the iPhone-compatible version of "Rome: Total War" until the summer.