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Topic: iOS

Pokemon GO is earning Apple's App Store 3x as much money as Nintendo

07/11/2016, 08:07 pm

App Store chart-topping downloads of the hit game Pokemon GO have sent Nintendo's stock soaring, adding more than $7 billion to its market capitalization. However, the Japanese gaming icon is reportedly earning significantly less from app-related sales than Apple is from its App Store cut.

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Nintendo's hugely successful 'Pokemon Go' expected to launch soon in Europe, Japan

07/11/2016, 10:07 am

The first mobile Pokémon title for iOS and Android has proven to be a wild success, helping to boost shares of Nintendo stock after a pervasive slide, with the game on track to expand to Europe, Japan and more in the coming days.

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Apple and the Bot War on Apps

07/10/2016, 10:07 pm

A new media narrative is unfolding, replete with statistics all seeking to provide evidence that Apple's success with native apps is over. There's no clear agreement on what exactly will take over--Chat Bots, Voice Assistants, the Web, Augmented Reality or some new and unknown successor--but it is clear that the loser must be Apple. It has to be, because it's desperately needed by Apple's rivals.

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Apple to open iOS App Development Center in Italy this October

07/08/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's CFO Luca Maestri has declared Italy's University of Naples Federico II as the location for Europe's first iOS coding talent incubator, set to open its doors in just a few months.

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Apple Maps adds 29 Flyover locations, expands traffic and transit

07/08/2016, 03:07 am

Continuing its perpetual Apple Maps feature rollout, Apple on Thursday activated Flyover imagery for 29 new locations, while adding traffic and transit data for multiple international locales including Chile and Vatican City.

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Why Apple's Transit Maps are rolling out so slowly

07/07/2016, 02:07 pm

A year ago, Apple launched Transit directions in iOS 9 Maps, but so far there's only a limited number of cities worldwide that support the new feature. Here's why.

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Apple releases first public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]

07/07/2016, 11:07 am

Fulfilling a promise it made at WWDC in June, Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra on Thursday, giving an early glimpse at software that won't be finished until sometime this fall. [Updated]

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Apple Pay launches in Switzerland with Visa and Mastercard support

07/07/2016, 01:07 am

As promised in June, Apple on Thursday introduced its in-house payments solution Apple Pay to customers in Switzerland, offering initial support for both Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

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Apple's second iOS 10 beta includes unencrypted 32-bit bootloader, RAM Disk, more

07/06/2016, 07:07 pm

Apple turned heads in June when it released a preview version of iOS 10 containing an unencrypted kernel cache, a significant shift in software security policy meant to streamline system performance, and analysis shows the company is building on those efforts with the second beta release.

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Walmart Pay now available at all Walmart locations in US

07/06/2016, 06:07 pm

Walmart on Wednesday announced it recently completed the nationwide rollout of in-house mobile payments service Walmart Pay, a system promised to one day support third-party digital wallets like Apple Pay.

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Apple issues fifth betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 & tvOS 9.2.2 to developers, public testers

07/06/2016, 12:07 pm

Just a week after the fourth betas arrived, Apple has provided both developers and public testers with fifth pre-release betas of iOS 9.3.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, forthcoming maintenance and security updates.

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Pokemon Go rolls out to iOS App Store, available in select US locations

07/06/2016, 12:07 am

Nintendo and Niantic Labs on Tuesday surprised with a limited rollout of anticipated augmented reality game Pokémon Go, making the title available for download in Australia, New Zealand and certain U.S. markets.

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Nintendo might build hardware controllers for iPhone and iPad

07/05/2016, 09:07 pm

After launching its first iOS app, Japanese gaming giant Nintendo is looking to further diversify beyond consoles and first-party handhelds with a potential move into mobile hardware, specifically a controller add-on for smartphones and tablets.

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First look: Register as an organ donor with Donate Life America in Apple's iOS 10 Health app

07/05/2016, 02:07 pm

Apple's newly released second beta of iOS 10 makes it easy for iPhone users to register with Donate Life America as an organ donor. Here's where to find it and how it works.

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Apple will promote enrollment in national organ donor registry via iOS 10 Health app

07/05/2016, 08:07 am

Starting with the launch of iOS 10 this fall, Apple will encourage users to become organ, eye and tissue donors by including an enrollment form in the iPhone's native Health app.

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Apple releases animated emoji sticker packs for iOS 10 Messages

07/02/2016, 01:07 am

As promised, Apple on Friday released the first official animated sticker packs for use with iOS 10 Messages, making the GIF-like graphics available to developers through iTunes.

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Apple Maps to gain Japan transit data in iOS 10

07/01/2016, 11:07 pm

Apple in a recent update to its Japanese website confirmed local transit data will arrive in Maps when iOS 10 launches this fall, further expanding the feature's reach into Asia.

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Apple Pay promotion offers discounts, rewards on select in-app purchases

07/01/2016, 06:07 pm

As part of a recently launched iOS App Store promotion, select third-party retailers like Hotel Tonight, Uber, Grubhub and Ticketmaster are discounting in-app purchases processed through Apple Pay.

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Apple counsel attacks Spotify complaints as 'rumors and half-truths'

07/01/2016, 02:07 pm

Spotify is "resorting to rumors and half-truths" in order to ask for an exemption from App Store rules, according to a letter to the company by Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell.

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Video: See how widgets in iOS 10 offer quick access to app data

07/01/2016, 11:07 am

A new Widgets feature will be included in iOS 10 when the operating system launches this fall, making it easier for users to quickly access snippets of app data from both lock and home screens. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the upcoming feature poised to fundamentally change the way users interact with iPhone.

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