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Year-old Android 5 Lollipop on 33% of Google Play users, but only 20% of devices in China

01/14/2016, 11:01 pm

Google's ability to distribute new Android updates has always lagged far behind Apple's iOS, but the situation is even worse in China, where the "Lollipop" version 5.x, introduced in 2014 alongside iOS 8, has only reached about a fifth of all devices, two thirds the distribution it has achieved elsewhere.


F.lux says it is 'original innovator' of nighttime display color tech, asks Apple to open Night Shift API

01/14/2016, 07:01 pm

Developers behind popular screen brightness and color control software f.lux issued a formal statement in response to Apple's debut of "Night Shift" in the latest iOS 9.3 beta, calling on the tech giant to allow a proper version of f.lux into the iOS App Store and open API access to Night Shift's display management tools.


Apple seeds 1st public betas of iOS 9.3 & OS X 10.11.4, 2nd developer beta of iOS 9.3

01/14/2016, 01:01 pm

Apple on Thursday issued the first public betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4, following up on developer betas released earlier in the week. [Updated]


First look: Night Shift mode eases nighttime eye strain

01/13/2016, 06:01 pm

With its latest iOS 9.3 beta, Apple is for the first time allowing users to access and control display temperature on their iPhones and iPads, albeit in limited fashion, through a feature called Night Shift.


FileMaker launches SDK for building native iOS apps

01/12/2016, 07:01 pm

Apple subsidiary FileMaker on Tuesday announced the FileMaker iOS App SDK, a set of coding tools that offer developers the means to build native iPhone and iPad apps.


Apple's iOS 9 now on 3 out of 4 compatible devices as adoption rates rise

01/12/2016, 06:01 pm

In statistics shared with developers on Monday, Apple revealed distribution of the latest iOS 9 mobile operating system now stands at 75 percent, a number up 5 percent since the last check in November.


Safari gets developer-focused tune-up in iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4

01/12/2016, 10:01 am

User-facing features -- like the new Night Shift mode -- stole the spotlight during Monday's surprise preview of Apple's next iOS release, but web developers have a few things of their own to smile about in Safari 9.1.


Inside iOS 9.3: Apple's native apps gain new 3D Touch shortcuts on iPhone 6s

01/12/2016, 09:01 am

The upcoming release of iOS 9.3 will bring new 3D Touch shortcuts to Apple's built-in apps on the iPhone 6s, most notably giving users the ability to quickly update App Store installs, or access battery or Wi-Fi settings.


Apple denies plans to build iOS-to-Android migration tool

01/11/2016, 04:01 pm

Apple is not, in fact, working on a migration tool to help iPhone owners switch to Android, a spokesperson said on Monday, in a rare instance of the company commenting on rumors.


Apple adds night mode, secure notes, more in iOS 9.3

01/11/2016, 01:01 pm

The next point release of Apple's mobile operating system is shaping up to be one of the most important yet, with a slew of new features that help users sleep, keep their sensitive data under wraps, and get a better overview of their health coming in iOS 9.3.


Apple working on iOS-to-Android migration tool - report

01/11/2016, 09:01 am

Apple is reportedly in the process of developing on a new software application that would make it easier for iOS users to make the move to Android, transferring personal data more quickly from Apple's operating system to Google's.


Apple has been undercounting Apple News traffic due to glitch, working on fix

01/11/2016, 02:01 am

Apple on Sunday said it has been sharing erroneous iOS 9 News app usage statistics with publishing partners due to an unnoticed glitch, adding that it does not know exactly how many people are currently using the service.


App Store reached estimated $6.4 billion of Apple's revenue during 2015

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

After payments to developers, Apple's revenue share from the App Store during calendar 2015 was approximately $6.4 billion, according to a new analyst estimate.


New 3D ray tracing PowerVR GPU likely to bring advanced photorealistic 3D to iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

Imagination Technologies, the developer of the PowerVR graphics processing cores that drive Apple's A-series processors used in iOS devices, has demonstrated a new mobile engine at CES with the ability to perform realtime ray traced 3D graphics rendering, likely destined to appear in Apple's future products.


Apple touts App Store's record breaking holiday season, $144M spent on New Years Day alone

01/06/2016, 08:01 am

The App Store had its biggest holiday ever, with more than $1.1 billion spent on apps an in-app purchases in a two-week span covering Christmas and New Years, Apple announced on Wednesday.


Analyst: Nikkei iPhone 6s supplier story says nothing of iPhone demand; site wrong before in 2013

01/05/2016, 06:01 pm

While reporting that Apple could cut supplier orders for new iPhone 6s models by "30 percent," Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has characterized the move as "inventory adjustment" while adding that other iPhone models "have continued to sell."


iOS dominated U.S. holiday shopping with 77% share of online orders as Android accounted for just 23%

01/05/2016, 03:01 pm

Holiday quarter online shopping revenues grew 12 percent over last year in the U.S., despite less promotional discounting. Additionally, 77 percent of orders from mobile devices were made from Apple-branded devices, compared to just 23 percent using Android.


Hunter debuts first HomeKit-connected ceiling fans

01/04/2016, 07:01 pm

Adding to the blitz of CES announcements building on the success of Apple's product ecosystem, Hunter Fan Company on Monday revealed two Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans with smartphone connectivity support, including Apple's internet of things HomeKit protocol.


What's next for Apple in 2016: a focus on HomeKit, Apple Pay & Maps ecosystems

12/29/2015, 08:12 am

In 2015, Apple dramatically enhanced its ability to make money, and at the same time incrementally dismantled the profit engines of its competitors, leaving them even weaker for their next match in 2016. But Apple has several weaknesses related to the core strength of its existing ecosystems that it needs to address over the coming year if it wants to retain and enhance its brand of excellence that drives sales of its premium, profitable hardware.


New PayFinders app for locating Apple Pay merchants reports 750% increase in users in two days

12/27/2015, 06:12 pm

A new app designed to crowdsource an interactive map of businesses that accept Apple Pay just reported adding 12,673 new merchants in North America, 95 percent of them being small businesses. In parallel, its developer reported that the new app's users have increased an incredible 750 percent over the past two days, indicating a lot of interest in Apple Pay.