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Topic: iOS

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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Google IO17: Android deployment rate continues to slip backward

05/17/2017, 08:05 pm

Google has unveiled new versions of Android at its annual I/O developer convention with features often inspired by the previous year's iOS. The main difference: Apple can launch a new version of iOS and broadly distribute it before Google can deploy its copy of last year's iOS across even a third of its installed base. This problem is getting worse each year for Google and its Android partners.

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Apple highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 with "Designed for everyone" video series

05/17/2017, 01:05 am

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has posted a series of seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac, iOS and Apple Watch accessibility features from Switch Control to Siri to VoiceOver. Each tells the story of specific individual in about two minutes.

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Apple Pay goes live in Italy with support for Boon, Carrefour and UniCredit

05/16/2017, 10:05 pm

As rumored, Apple Pay went live for Italian customers on Wednesday local time with initial support from Carrefour, UniCredit and prepaid card marketed by Boon, bringing the service to its 16th market.

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Google Assistant standalone iPhone app could launch as soon as Google I/O

05/15/2017, 02:05 pm

Google will soon allow iPhone and iPad owners use the search company's latest digital assistant, according to a report, with a standalone iOS app for Google Assistant claimed to be launched in the near future, possibly as part of an announcement during the Google I/O developer conference later this week.

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Apple releases updates for iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1

05/15/2017, 01:05 pm

On Monday, Apple released iOS version 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to the public, after a month-long beta testing period for each revision.

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Rumors point to Nintendo shipping iOS 'The Legend of Zelda' title later this year

05/15/2017, 09:05 am

Nintendo is reportedly planning to expand its mobile gaming efforts following the success of 'Super Mario Run' and 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' on iOS, with the Kyoto firm said to be bringing 'The Legend of Zelda' to the platform in the future, along with rumors of another 'Pokemon' title for smartphones also apparently on the way.

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Search for seemingly anything in Photos for iOS and Mac thanks to Apple's object recognition

05/11/2017, 09:05 am

Apple's Photos apps for both iOS and macOS feature advanced object recognition technology, identifying items with great specificity and surprising accuracy, from common scenic queries like "beaches" to something as specific as "avocados."

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Install the AT&T 'Call Protect' app on your iPhone to cut way back on spam calls

05/10/2017, 01:05 pm

If you've had an iPhone for a very long time, there is a pretty decent chance that you're also still on AT&T -- and you get battered with spam phone calls. AT&T has an app to help deal with that, and AppleInsider has taken a look at it.

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Apple Support app users can now schedule repairs with authorized service providers

05/09/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple in an update to its official Apple Support app for iOS on Tuesday activated a new feature that allows users to schedule repair appointments at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers.

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