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Apple reveals new integrated developer program for Mac, Watch, and iOS

06/08/2015, 03:06 pm

Developers will no longer be required to maintain separate memberships to develop for Apple's Mac and iOS platforms, as the company has done away with the old configuration in favor of a new, unified Apple Developer Program.

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Apple unveils transit data for Maps in iOS 9

06/08/2015, 02:06 pm

As expected, Apple announced transit directions integration are coming to the Maps app in iOS 9, featuring multi-modal routing, rail line information and Siri integration, among other functions.

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Apple unveils iOS 9 with smarter Siri, public transit in Maps, iPad split-screen multitasking

06/08/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 9, will focus on enhanced system intelligence, numerous improvements to built-in apps, new iPad-specific capabilities, and much more, it was announced at WWDC on Monday.

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Apple to replace Newsstand with new Flipboard-like app for iOS 9

06/08/2015, 11:06 am

Apple is apparently planning to do away with its Newsstand application for iOS, instead replacing it with a Flipboard-like digital magazine that will present content from a number of sources.

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Apple HomeKit support coming to Philips Hue this fall, will work with current light sources

06/08/2015, 10:06 am

Philips on Monday announced that its Hue intelligent lighting ecosystem will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform starting this fall.

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WWDC 2015 guaranteed to highlight growing gap between Apple and Google

06/07/2015, 05:06 pm

While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.

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Apple mulling reduced App Store fees for subscriptions - report

06/05/2015, 02:06 pm

For the first time since the opening of the App Store, Apple is reportedly considering alterations to its revenue model that would see the iPhone maker's cut of subscriptions reduced to less than 30 percent.

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Apple expects half of top US merchants will accept Apple Pay by end of 2015

06/05/2015, 09:06 am

Apple's work to expand the footprint of its iPhone-based mobile payment service continues more than half a year after its debut, and while the company expects to bring a number of large merchants on board before the end of 2015, though it appears to be an uphill battle.

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Apple TV leaps into first place as iOS dominates online video market, Adobe reports

06/04/2015, 04:06 pm

Adobe's Digital Index team on Thursday issued a report on video viewing and browsing ahead of Apple's WWDC, noting that Apple TV has doubled its share in premium video viewing to overtake Roku as iOS devices in general widen their lead over Android and other competitors.

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Skype fixes instant-crash messaging bug, Fantastical comes to Apple Watch

06/03/2015, 12:06 pm

Skype on Wednesday fixed a bug causing its apps to crash with a single message, while Flexibits released a new version of Fantastical 2 for the iPhone, adding an Apple Watch app.

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Microsoft buys out Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder

06/01/2015, 05:06 pm

Microsoft has forged an agreement to buy 6Wunderkinder -- the German developer behind to-do list app Wunderlist -- in a deal worth between $100 million and $200 million, a report said on Monday.

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Google I/O 2015 sets a low bar for Apple's WWDC to leap

05/30/2015, 09:05 pm

From all the breathless coverage detailing Google's I/O 2015 conference announcements, you might not have noticed that virtually all of what Google had to show this year were things Apple had already introduced over the past year (or long ago). Once hailed as being "more innovative" and faster at introducing new features, Android has become a slow follower.

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Apple details workaround for iOS Messages bug, permanent fix coming soon

05/28/2015, 11:05 pm

Apple on Thursday posted a support document detailing workarounds for a recently discovered bug that crashes the iOS Messages app when a specific text string is received.

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Google reveals Google Photos with free, unlimited photo and video storage [u]

05/28/2015, 02:05 pm

During the keynote presentation at its annual developers conference on Thursday, Google officially announced Google Photos, a new photo storage and backup service that offers unlimited storage for photos and videos.

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Study: Device users more responsive to Android app notifications than iOS

05/28/2015, 10:05 am

Mobile development services firm Urban Airship on Thursday released a study that found Android users are on average more than two times more responsive to push notifications than iOS device users.

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First look: Pixelmator for iPhone is a feature-packed mobile image editor

05/28/2015, 12:05 am

With its first iPhone app offering, Pixelmator stuffs in a dizzying array of photo editing tools normally restricted to more powerful devices like Mac and iPad, including full-featured image adjustment options, a wealth of paint brushes, layer support, effects, a polished design and much more.

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Apple Pay rewards program coming in June as Android Pay looms, report says

05/27/2015, 08:05 pm

Apple is reportedly set to announce a rewards program next month that will give perks to customers using Apple Pay, a long-rumored feature that could escalate the stakes in what appears to be a coming battle with Google's competing Android Pay service.

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Target looks to support Apple Pay once POS system upgrades complete

05/27/2015, 07:05 pm

Target CEO Brian Cornell on Wednesday said his company wants to integrate Apple Pay across its retail chain, but must first install point-of-sale technology with chip and PIN or chip and signature technology to conform to the latest security standards.

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Apple Store app partners with Postmates for same-day deliveries

05/27/2015, 05:05 pm

In an update to the Apple Store iOS app on Wednesday, Apple added integration with on-demand logistics service Postmates to offer customers same-day deliveries as an alternative to in-store pickups.

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Apple's iOS drives 75% of Google's mobile advertising revenue

05/27/2015, 10:05 am

Despite the ever-increasing competition between Google and Apple, iOS remains an exceptionally important advertising platform for the search giant, with one Wall Street estimate attributing as much as three-quarters of Google's mobile ad revenue to users of Apple's devices.

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