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Topic: iOS

iOS 9 includes new iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more

09/18/2015, 11:09 am

This week's launch of iOS 9 brings a slew of small but important new features for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. They include an all-new app for viewing iCloud Drive content, support for more complex six-digit passcodes, and a series of tweaks and improvements.


Apple again warns White House against policies fostering weak encryption

06/09/2015, 12:06 am

In a letter delivered to President Barack Obama on Monday, two trade groups comprised of some of the largest tech companies in the U.S. asked the White House to reject government policies designed to undermine encryption systems built to keep consumer data private.


Apple's 'Move to iOS' app transports user data from Android to iPhone

06/08/2015, 05:06 pm

With an eye on easing the transition from Android to the iOS ecosystem, Apple plans to offer switchers a special Android app that wirelessly transfers personal data, downloaded apps and other information over to a new iPhone.


Apple drops Helvetica for San Francisco in iOS 9

09/16/2015, 04:09 pm

The launch of Apple's iOS 9 mobile operating system officially brings its bespoke San Francisco typeface to the rest of its product lineup, as Helvetica's short run has come to a close.


iOS 8.4, iTunes for Mac updates coming by June 30 to prep for Apple Music

06/08/2015, 03:06 pm

As a part of its its WWDC 2015 keynote, Apple announced that iOS 8.4 and a new version of iTunes will be available by June 30, in time for the launch of the on-demand Apple Music streaming service.


Apple reveals new integrated developer program for Mac, Watch, and iOS

06/08/2015, 03:06 pm

Developers will no longer be required to maintain separate memberships to develop for Apple's Mac and iOS platforms, as the company has done away with the old configuration in favor of a new, unified Apple Developer Program.


Apple unveils transit data for Maps in iOS 9

06/08/2015, 02:06 pm

As expected, Apple announced transit directions integration are coming to the Maps app in iOS 9, featuring multi-modal routing, rail line information and Siri integration, among other functions.


Apple unveils iOS 9 with smarter Siri, public transit in Maps, iPad split-screen multitasking

06/08/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 9, will focus on enhanced system intelligence, numerous improvements to built-in apps, new iPad-specific capabilities, and much more, it was announced at WWDC on Monday.


Apple to replace Newsstand with new Flipboard-like app for iOS 9

06/08/2015, 11:06 am

Apple is apparently planning to do away with its Newsstand application for iOS, instead replacing it with a Flipboard-like digital magazine that will present content from a number of sources.


Apple HomeKit support coming to Philips Hue this fall, will work with current light sources

06/08/2015, 10:06 am

Philips on Monday announced that its Hue intelligent lighting ecosystem will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform starting this fall.


WWDC 2015 guaranteed to highlight growing gap between Apple and Google

06/07/2015, 05:06 pm

While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.


Apple mulling reduced App Store fees for subscriptions - report

06/05/2015, 02:06 pm

For the first time since the opening of the App Store, Apple is reportedly considering alterations to its revenue model that would see the iPhone maker's cut of subscriptions reduced to less than 30 percent.


Apple expects half of top US merchants will accept Apple Pay by end of 2015

06/05/2015, 09:06 am

Apple's work to expand the footprint of its iPhone-based mobile payment service continues more than half a year after its debut, and while the company expects to bring a number of large merchants on board before the end of 2015, though it appears to be an uphill battle.


Apple TV leaps into first place as iOS dominates online video market, Adobe reports

06/04/2015, 04:06 pm

Adobe's Digital Index team on Thursday issued a report on video viewing and browsing ahead of Apple's WWDC, noting that Apple TV has doubled its share in premium video viewing to overtake Roku as iOS devices in general widen their lead over Android and other competitors.


Skype fixes instant-crash messaging bug, Fantastical comes to Apple Watch

06/03/2015, 12:06 pm

Skype on Wednesday fixed a bug causing its apps to crash with a single message, while Flexibits released a new version of Fantastical 2 for the iPhone, adding an Apple Watch app.


Microsoft buys out Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder

06/01/2015, 05:06 pm

Microsoft has forged an agreement to buy 6Wunderkinder -- the German developer behind to-do list app Wunderlist -- in a deal worth between $100 million and $200 million, a report said on Monday.


Google I/O 2015 sets a low bar for Apple's WWDC to leap

05/30/2015, 09:05 pm

From all the breathless coverage detailing Google's I/O 2015 conference announcements, you might not have noticed that virtually all of what Google had to show this year were things Apple had already introduced over the past year (or long ago). Once hailed as being "more innovative" and faster at introducing new features, Android has become a slow follower.


Apple details workaround for iOS Messages bug, permanent fix coming soon

05/28/2015, 11:05 pm

Apple on Thursday posted a support document detailing workarounds for a recently discovered bug that crashes the iOS Messages app when a specific text string is received.


Google reveals Google Photos with free, unlimited photo and video storage [u]

05/28/2015, 02:05 pm

During the keynote presentation at its annual developers conference on Thursday, Google officially announced Google Photos, a new photo storage and backup service that offers unlimited storage for photos and videos.


Study: Device users more responsive to Android app notifications than iOS

05/28/2015, 10:05 am

Mobile development services firm Urban Airship on Thursday released a study that found Android users are on average more than two times more responsive to push notifications than iOS device users.