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Topic: iOS

Twitter to pull #music app from App Store, shut down services in April [u]

03/21/2014, 07:03 pm

After a year-long run, Twitter #music will be pulled from the iOS App Store on Friday, while the corresponding service will shut down in mid April.

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Apple highlights indie games with new iOS App Store section

03/21/2014, 01:03 am

In a change to the iOS App Store late Thursday, Apple debuted the new "Indie Game Showcase," a special section that will regularly highlight one independent developer and their favorite titles.

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Medium launches on iOS as read-only app focused on content curation

03/20/2014, 09:03 pm

Blogging platform Medium on Thursday launched its first iOS app, a read-only content aggregator that allows users of the online service to quickly browse followed collections, view recommendations and find new stories of interest.

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Starbucks updates app with iOS 7 theme, virtual tip jar and 'shake-to-pay'

03/20/2014, 05:03 pm

Starbucks, one of the first companies to include support for rechargeable payment cards in Passbook, updated its app on Thursday, adding a new "flat" iOS 7 aesthetic, "shake-to-pay" and digital tipping.

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Burger King to take e-wallet purchasing nationwide with new mobile app

03/19/2014, 08:03 pm

Fast food giant Burger King will roll out a mobile app in April that will let users pay for food at more than 7,000 locations in the U.S., expanding on the company's BK Crown Card program already available on Apple's iOS.

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In China, new iOS product launches drive older device sales, expand Apple's customer base

03/19/2014, 06:03 pm

In most countries, when Apple releases a new iPhone model the handset quickly becomes a hot-seller as older models fall by the wayside. The opposite is true in China, according to fresh data from research firm Mixpanel.

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Users report freezing, lagging iPhones with Apple's iOS 7.1, but overall crashes are down

03/18/2014, 02:03 pm

While this month's release of iOS 7.1 fixed a number of bugs and crashes that had affected Apple's mobile platform for months, and has reduced the overall number of system crashes, the update has also introduced a number of new and different glitches being seen by some iPhone users.

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Google Play Games cross-platform multiplayer comes to iOS, stepping up competition with Apple's Game Center

03/17/2014, 01:03 pm

Multiplayer support in Google Play Games has gone multi-platform, with a new software development kit that allows gamers to compete with one another while playing titles on Apple's iOS, as well as Android and the Web.

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Apple updates Apple Store apps with notification tweaks for iPhone, gift card buying for iPad

03/14/2014, 06:03 pm

Apple on Friday rolled out an update to its Apple Store iOS app, which are separate downloads for iPhone and iPad, bringing enhanced in-store notifications to the former and gift card purchases to the latter.

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iOS 7.1 adoption pegged at 18% after 72 hours, tracking in line with prior releases

03/14/2014, 06:03 pm

The number of iOS device users who have upgraded to Apple's latest iOS 7.1 update has grown over the past three days to account for 17.9 percent of all iOS traffic in North America, and is expected to overtake the previous iOS 7.0.6 update within a few days, one report says.

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Screenshots purport to show WhatsApp's new VoIP calling feature in action on Apple's iOS

03/14/2014, 11:03 am

Ubiquitous cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp's forthcoming Voice over IP calling functionality, set to roll out to users later this spring, appears to have been revealed early in a series of screenshots posted Friday.

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How Android lost global open market share to Apple's integrated iOS

03/14/2014, 05:03 am

Ever since Google's Android began to first gain mainstream support among smartphone makers in late 2009, Android platform enthusiasts have predicted that it would win out over proprietary mobile platforms, particularly Apple's iOS. The obvious parallel they like to draw is the rise of Microsoft's Windows in the mid 1990s at the expense of Apple's Macintosh. But that's wrong, here's why.

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Apple adds 'Sharing Selfies' section to iOS App Store

03/13/2014, 10:03 pm

Apple on Thursday added to its App Store a section dedicated to apps that make it easy to share "selfies," a term coined to describe self-portraits users of smartphones and other devices post to social media networks.

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Aftermarket receivers compatible with Apple's CarPlay unlikely to arrive in 2014

03/13/2014, 03:03 pm

iPhone owners searching for a way to make use of Apple's new CarPlay infotainment offering without replacing their current vehicle may be in for a long wait, as the system doesn't appear to be headed into aftermarket car stereos anytime soon.

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Questionable screenshots from China claim to show TextEdit, Preview, Healthbook apps in iOS 8

03/13/2014, 12:03 pm

Chinese microblogging site Weibo lit up Thursday after images purporting to show Apple's next-generation iOS 8 with new mobile versions of OS X's TextEdit and Preview apps -- as well as the rumored new "Healthbook" application -- surfaced alongside fresh claims of a new 5.7-inch iPhone.

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Apps: Speedtest.net goes universal, Day One adds Publish, Fantastical 2 gets a tune-up

03/12/2014, 03:03 pm

A trio of popular iOS apps were updated Wednesday as network testing tool Speedtest.net gained iPad support, journaling app Day One introduced a new public publishing feature, and replacement calendar Fantastical 2 received a slew of bug fixed and improvements.

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iOS 7.1 warning message reminds users of 15-minute in-app purchase window

03/11/2014, 11:03 pm

Apple's recently-released iOS 7.1 update now shows a pop-up warning message for users making in-app purchases for the first time, reminding them of a 15-minute grace period in which additional purchases can be made without reentering password.

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Adoption of iOS 7.1 hits 6% in North America after 24 hours in the wild

03/11/2014, 05:03 pm

After being available for a little over one day, Apple's iOS 7.1 update is now running on some 5.9 percent of operating devices, an adoption rate comparable to the company's previous iOS 7.0.6 release.

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Apple expected to leverage HopStop, Embark acquisitions for transit data in iOS 8 Maps

03/11/2014, 10:03 am

Apple's recent mapping-related acquisition spree is expected to bear fruit in the next generation of iOS as the company's mapping team is said to be preparing a new transit direction feature and significant improvements to the maps' underlying data.

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Apple's iOS 7.1 brings iPhone 4 speed enhancements, iBeacon improvements

03/11/2014, 12:03 am

Along with the addition of headline features like CarPlay, Apple's latest iOS 7.1 update brought a welcome speed boost for the four-year-old iPhone 4, as well as new iBeacon handling that allows apps to search for signals even when closed.

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