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Topic: iOS

Inside iOS 11: Apple's Photos app gains native support for animated GIFs

06/06/2017, 11:06 am

Apple's upcoming iOS 11 will add support for viewing animated GIFs in the native Photos app, and it will also automatically sort them into a dedicated folder of animated images, making it even easier to find the pictures you are looking for.

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Apple's first iOS 11 beta signals beginning of end for tens of thousands of 32-bit apps

06/06/2017, 08:06 am

When iOS 11 launches later this year, it won't support legacy 32-bit apps, giving users and developers a few months to prepare for the upcoming change, estimated to affect up to 187,000 applications.

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Apple drops Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo integration in iOS 11

06/05/2017, 07:06 pm

Though Apple introduced a multitude of features with iOS 11, the company also removed core functionality from the next-generation mobile operating system, namely system-level integration with certain social media services.

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Apple redesigns App Store app with Apple Music-esque design

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

The iOS App Store is getting its first major redesign since launching in 2008, with a fresh new look complete with user interface elements reminiscent of the Apple Music app.

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Apple unveils iOS 11 with P2P Apple Pay transfers, a new sound for Siri, AirPlay 2, more

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

The next major update for iOS is turned up to 11, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook joked on Monday in unveiling the software update. It includes a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, the ability to directly transfer money to friends with Apple Pay, a new voice for Siri, and multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2.

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Apple 'Files' app for iOS 11 appears on App Store ahead of WWDC

06/05/2017, 03:06 am

A placeholder listing for an as-yet-unannounced app called "Files" was spotted on the iOS App Store just hours ahead of Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference, suggesting Apple plans to grant users direct file management access in iOS 11.

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WWDC 2017 keynote rumors: What to expect from Apple -- and what not to

06/04/2017, 02:06 pm

With Apple's annual WWDC right around the corner, AppleInsider looks at what is expected to be at the event, and the likelihood of the rumors surrounding possible hardware refreshes.

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Nintendo Switch online services include iPhone-based in-game chat, costs $20 per year

06/02/2017, 01:06 pm

Owners of the Nintendo Switch will have to pay a fee for online services in 2018, with subscribers to the currently-free service receiving access to a selection of classic Nintendo games and smartphone-based voice chat with others as part of the deal, a service which will cost $20 per year.

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AppleInsider's official iOS app redesigned from the ground up with support for 3D Touch, podcasts, videos & more

06/01/2017, 12:06 pm

The official AppleInsider app for iPhone and iPad has reached a milestone version 3.0 release, packing in new features such as 3D Touch support, split view and slide over, easy access to our growing video library, and access to the popular AI podcast. And, it's all available for free with ad support, or ad-free with an optional subscription plan priced at just 83 cents per month.

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With WWDC set to kick off, Apple announces App Store developers have earned $70B since 2008

06/01/2017, 08:06 am

Since it launched nearly 9 years ago, the iOS App Store has delivered more than $70 billion to developers, while downloads have surged 70 percent in the last year alone.

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Microsoft launches previously web-based Planner productivity app for iPhone and iPad

05/31/2017, 02:05 pm

Microsoft has added another app to its collection of Office productivity tools for iOS, with a native version of Planner allowing users of the existing web app version to manage existing tasks and collaborate with other team members from their iPhone, without accessing the tool through a browser window.

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Apple seeds second developer betas of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3 & tvOS 10.2.2 [u]

05/30/2017, 01:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued second betas of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2 to the developer community, keeping up the pace on the software's development.

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Apple hires 8 year Qualcomm Engineering VP to its wireless SoC team

05/29/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple has hired Qualcomm Engineering VP Esin Terzioglu as a wireless "System on a Chip" lead, offering additional evidence that the company may plan to expand its internal chip development into broadband processors working as mobile modems.

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Apple makes New York Magazine editor Lauren Kern 'editor in chief' at Apple News

05/25/2017, 11:05 am

Apple has reportedly recruited New York media icon Lauren Kern to serve as the first-ever "editor in chief" for Apple News, possibly hinting at greater ambitions for the app.

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Dash returns to App Store seven months after review system manipulation accusations

05/24/2017, 03:05 pm

Dash, an API documentation browser, has reappeared in the iOS App Store seven months after it was removed over alleged review manipulation, with developer Bogdan Popescu claiming the app was resubmitted to stop others from uploading their own copy-cat apps using the open-sourced code.

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1Password introduces Travel Mode to protect data during trips

05/23/2017, 10:05 pm

As part of an update pushed out on last week, popular password management app 1Password introduced a new feature that lets users selectively erase local data for maximum protection while traveling.

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Ikea Tradfri smart bulb system will get Apple HomeKit upgrade in the summer

05/23/2017, 09:05 am

In late summer or early autumn Ikea will roll out a firmware update to its Tradfri network gateway, to make its line of smart bulbs compatible with Apple's HomeKit.

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iOS 11, Android O: What Apple can learn from Google's IO17

05/20/2017, 08:05 pm

"Great artists steal" in the sense of recognizing good existing ideas and building upon them. Now that Google has laid out its hand at IO17, detailing its plans for Android O and the search giant's various apps and services, what great ideas can Apple borrow for its own products? Here's a look.

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Google Assistant arrives on the iPhone, but isn't going to replace Siri soon

05/18/2017, 11:05 am

After a year stuck just on Android devices, Siri competitor Google Assistant has come over to the iPhone -- AppleInsider fires it up, to see how it fares on its own, and compared to Apple's offering.

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Apple orders Chinese social networks to stop 'tip' functions that break App Store rules

05/18/2017, 10:05 am

Apple is reportedly cracking down on social networks in China providing payment services between users, ordering the creators of popular messaging apps to disable 'tip' functions in order to comply with App Store rules, in what may be a move by Apple to try and increase revenue from in-app purchases.

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