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Topic: iOS

Apple pushes Maps Indoor service to venue owners, limited to high-traffic spots

11/02/2015, 09:11 am

Joined by a new dedicated indoor mapping app, Apple has also begun encouraging large venue owners to sign up for its "Maps Indoor" service, potentially laying the groundwork for advanced indoor step-by-step directions in future iPhone updates.


Apple indoor positioning app 'Indoor Survey' spotted on iOS App Store

11/02/2015, 12:11 am

Apple could be on the verge of releasing its first dedicated indoor positioning app for iPhone, as a seemingly legitimate, albeit non-operational, first party app called "Indoor Survey" was spotted in the iOS App Store on Sunday.


Daniel Craig resisted Android phone placement in "Spectre" because "James Bond only uses the best"

11/01/2015, 06:11 pm

Internal Sony communications indicated that "Spectre" star Daniel Craig and the movie's director Sam Mendes were both opposed to multimillion dollar product placements for Sony or Samsung Android phones because it could tarnish the suave image of James Bond.


Majority of Google Play reviews for Apple's Android Beats Pill+ app are abusive

10/30/2015, 06:10 pm

Google has struggled to attract a fraction of iOS' top-tier commercial app development for its own Android platform. The abusive language allowed in Google Play--for reviews of products the reviewer hasn't even downloaded--highlight another reason why so few developers take Android seriously as a platform.


Apple launches new Beats Pill+ apps for iOS and Android

10/29/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple on Thursday issued its first ever synchronized iOS and Android app release in a remote control and setup app for its Beats Pill+, the first Bluetooth speaker to come out of Beats since the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.


Apple ceases iOS 9.0.2 code signing after iOS 9.1 release

10/29/2015, 07:10 pm

Following the release of iOS 9.0.2 last week, Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 9.1 on compatible devices, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system version.


Google to fold Chrome OS, Android together into new OS strategy for 2017

10/29/2015, 07:10 pm

After two years of exploration work, Google is said to be "folding" its web-based Chrome OS into its mobile Android platform, creating a single operating system strategy that it expects to unveil in 2017.


First look: SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller brings multiplayer gaming to Apple TV

10/29/2015, 04:10 pm

Online buyers of the new fourth generation Apple TV get a "personalized" recommendation to also buy the SteelSeries Nimbus, a wireless video game controller designed to enhance gameplay on the new device with physical joysticks, a D-pad and buttons. Although it won't be required for standard play on any games, it is needed for multiplayer gaming.


Popular iPhone camera app VSCO launches new GIF maker called DSCO

10/29/2015, 02:10 pm

Photography-focused startup Visual Supply Co. on Thursday launched a new app entirely exclusive to iOS: DSCO, a quick and easy way to make animated GIFs on your iPhone.


Apple launches first public beta of iOS 9.2

10/29/2015, 01:10 pm

On the heels of the developer release, the first public beta of iOS 9.2 was made to members of Apple's voluntary testing community on Thursday.


iOS 9's Apple News expands publisher reach as readership climbs toward 40 million

10/29/2015, 05:10 am

Apple News is already seeing strong adoption, with more than twice as many readers as Apple Music has listeners -- no doubt because News is effortless to use, with no subscription plan or signup required. Apple is now expanding News app's publisher base by publicly documenting its underlying "Apple News Format" specification.


Samsung Mobile smartphone profits decline; unit sales to shrink for 2015

10/29/2015, 12:10 am

Samsung Electronics' IT & Mobile unit reported shipment growth in phones but noted that its "profitability declined" due to the fire sale pricing incurred to boost sales of its disappointing Galaxy S6, along with a lower handset Average Selling Price "due to increased sales of mid- to low-end products."


Nintendo to debut first smartphone app 'Miitomo' in spring 2016

10/28/2015, 11:10 pm

After announcing intent to produce mobile titles for smartphone like iPhone earlier this year, Nintendo on Wednesday announced "Miitomo," a freemium app scheduled to see release in the first property will see release in March 2016.


Apple partners with American Express to launch Apple Pay in Australia and Canada in 2015, 3 more countries in 2016

10/27/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple will partner with American Express to launch Apple Pay in Australia and Canada by the end of the year and Hong Kong, Singapore and Spain over the course of 2016, CEO Tim Cook revealed during a quarterly conference call on Tuesday.


Apple releases first beta of iOS 9.2 to developers

10/27/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued its first pre-release beta of iOS 9.2 to developers for testing, alongside a new beta of Xcode 7.2, as the launch of the forthcoming iPad Pro approaches.


Apple activates 'Nearby' Maps search results in 4 countries, expands Flyover support

10/26/2015, 06:10 pm

Apple on Monday improved its in-house Maps offering by activating Nearby search functionality in Australia, Canada, France and Germany, while at the same time adding Flyover locations across Europe, Asia and North America.


Bug in Apple's overnight iOS updates turns off iPhone alarms

10/26/2015, 02:10 pm

Users who opt to update their iPhone overnight have discovered that doing so will turn off any alarms they may have set, potentially causing issues waking up the next morning.


Apple adds Windows PC support for iCloud Photos to its iCloud Drive & Outlook package

10/23/2015, 09:10 pm

Apple has released free update to "iCloud for Windows" adding support for iOS-synced Photos to the company's software for accessing iCloud Drive files from Windows PCs, along with support for syncing web browser bookmarks and making iCloud email, contact and calendar data available within Outlook.


Lawsuit accuses Apple's iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist of burning through $5M+ in data

10/23/2015, 03:10 pm

Apple was slapped with a class-action suit on Friday, claiming that the company failed to properly warn users that the new Wi-Fi Assist feature in iOS 9 will use data from their cellular plan.


Facebook addresses severe battery drain issue with updated iOS app

10/22/2015, 07:10 pm

Responding to recent complaints that its iOS app excessively drains iPhone battery life, Facebook on Thursday pushed out a partial fix, explaining the problem was in part caused by a background audio bug.