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Topic: iOS

Netflix encoding tool aims to retain video quality on slow 100kbps iPhone mobile data connections

03/01/2017, 11:03 am

Netflix is attempting to try and make its video streaming service accessible to its subscribers through lower-bandwidth connections, as well as minimizing buffering, with a new Dynamic Optimizer tool.


Apple Pay Japan gains support for six new credit cards, launches limited time promotion [u]

03/01/2017, 01:03 am

Apple on Wednesday local Japan time activated a two month-long Apple Pay promotion offering cash back, points and more to users of the digital payments service, just in time to take advantage of six new supporting card issuers.


Florida pro soccer team's new iOS app cuts out ticket middlemen

02/28/2017, 06:02 pm

The Orlando City Soccer Club this week launched a new app for iOS and Android that leverages the team's paperless ticketing process to sell passes directly to customers, effectively cutting out third party ticketing sites.


Banco Santander partners with IBM to develop suite of iOS MobileFirst banking apps

02/27/2017, 07:02 pm

Santander, one of the world's top banks by market capitalization, has announced plans to collaborate with IBM on the development of a series of native iOS apps to support a "digital transformation" of its business, assisting its bankers to create deeper engagements with clients.


Apple debuts fourth betas of iOS 10.3, macOS Sierra 10.12.4, and watchOS 3.2

02/27/2017, 01:02 pm

In what appears to be a regular release day, Apple on Monday made the fourth betas of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and macOS 10.12.4 available for developers to download and test.


Apple & SAP to deliver Cloud Platform SDK for iOS on March 30

02/27/2017, 11:02 am

Enterprise software giant SAP on Monday announced that its upcoming Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, developed in cooperation with Apple, will officially be released on March 30.


Editorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing, part 2

02/27/2017, 02:02 am

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad as a new product category between the smartphone and notebook. Born into ridicule, there's still a widespread misunderstanding of what iPad actually is, seven years later. Here's a look at why.


Editorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing

02/26/2017, 01:02 am

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad as a new product category between the smartphone and notebook. It ended up dramatically shifting demand in the PC industry, but sales have since plateaued. Here's what Apple can do, has done and is doing to build iPad into the Post-PC future of computing.


How to cancel an App Store subscription using your iPad or iPhone

02/24/2017, 12:02 pm

If you've subscribed to a service such as Netflix or Spotify through the App Store, and are now looking to terminate your subscription, it takes just a few simple steps to cancel. AppleInsider shows you how.


iOS 10 now installed on 79% of Apple's mobile devices

02/22/2017, 11:02 am

A little over 5 months after the update's release, iOS 10 had made it onto 79 percent of iOS devices, according to official Apple statistics shared with developers.


Apple updates German and Italian Apple Pay support pages ahead of rumored launch

02/20/2017, 06:02 pm

Apple recently added complete translations and custom explainer graphics to Apple Pay support documents on its regional websites in German and Italy, suggesting the payments service might soon launch in those countries.


Bloomberg attacks Apple TV as failing to be "a groundbreaking, iPhone-caliber product"

02/17/2017, 12:02 am

Bloomberg is doubling down on its narrative of Apple as an incompetent, poorly managed company with a perpetual strategy of failure that can't quite pull off its iPhone Magic in everything else the company does. However, the site's facts and analysis of the TV opportunity are seriously flawed.


How to save Netflix videos for offline viewing on an iPhone or iPad

02/15/2017, 09:02 pm

A feature you're bound to see more of in streaming video apps is support for offline caching -- that is, the ability to temporarily download a show or movie so you can watch it later without internet access. Here's how to do it for Netflix, one of the most popular video services on iPhone and iPad.


Comcast to launch Xfinity Stream app for iOS in prep for wider Stream TV rollout, no tvOS support so far

02/15/2017, 03:02 pm

U.S. TV and internet provider Comcast has announced an upcoming iOS and Android app called Xfinity Stream, which will not only replace the existing Xfinity TV app for cable subscribers, but lay the foundations for a wider rollout of Stream TV -- its internet-only TV service -- under different branding later this year.


Alphabet's Nest Cam adds animated camera notifications to iOS alerts, auto door recognition

02/14/2017, 02:02 pm

Alphabet's Nest is rolling out updates to its Nest Aware cloud platform and its iOS app, updating notifications with a preview of Nest Cam feeds before entering the app, as well as the ability to automatically detect doors within a camera's view.


Amazon launches Chime video conferencing with apps for Apple's Mac & iOS

02/14/2017, 11:02 am

Amazon on Tuesday introduced Chime, a new video meeting service backed by apps for Mac and iOS, as well as Windows and Android.


Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Detroit/Windsor area

02/13/2017, 01:02 pm

Apple this week updated its Maps apps for iOS and macOS with public transit directions for Detroit, Mich., as well as the neighboring Canadian city of Windsor.


Editorial: Why Apple ignores so much pundit innovation advice

02/13/2017, 02:02 am

Pundits are confounded by how Apple seems to ignore all their great ideas, but the company's strategy appears to be working out rather well on its own. Here's a look at why Apple has done so well while disregarding three major themes of Toxic Innovation Advice, pertaining to acquisition targets, obvious feature requests and commodity hardware.


How to enable two-step verification in WhatsApp for Apple's iPhone

02/10/2017, 11:02 am

Following a months-long testing period, Facebook's WhatsApp has enabled two-step account verification as extra security for all users of its mobile messaging app. Here's how to enable the feature on your iPhone.


Apple Pay to support cards from ING, Macquarie in Australia next month

02/09/2017, 08:02 pm

As Apple fights off regulatory attacks from Australia's "big three" banks in a bid to widen regional Apple Pay adoption, major international brands ING and Macquarie on Friday local time promised to support the digital payments system in the near future.