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Topic: iOS

Apple ceases code signing for older iOS versions following iOS 11.2.5 release

01/31/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday stopped signing iOS 11.2,11.2.1 and 11.2.2 following last week's release of iOS 11.2.5, ensuring iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the mobile operating system.

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Report reaffirms Apple still plans to 'allow iPad apps to run on Macs this year'

01/31/2018, 09:01 am

Despite multiple reports saying key features in "iOS 12" have been delayed to allow Apple to improve performance and squash bugs, one highly anticipated feature expected to make it easier for developers to port apps from iOS to macOS is said to still be on target to launch later this year.

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CNN blames Apple for bombarding users with repeated Apple News push notification [u]

01/30/2018, 08:01 pm

Earlier today, a number of iPhone owners were inundated by a series of repeated Apple News push notifications alerting users to CNN's follow-up on Hawaii's false ballistic missile alarm. The news organization has since issued a statement blaming Apple for the mishap.

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Microsoft adds support for Files, Drag and Drop to OneDrive for iOS, teases Edge browser for iPad

01/30/2018, 02:01 pm

Microsoft is continuing to make its apps more useful to iPhone and iPad users, with updates to the OneDrive app adding support for the Files app and iOS 11 features, while reports indicate the company is preparing to expand its Edge browser from iPhone to iPad in the near future.

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'iOS 12' features put on hold said to include multiplayer AR games, automatic sorting of photos

01/30/2018, 12:01 pm

A second report sheds more light on the features not expected to make the cut for this year's "iOS 12" update, as a redesigned home screen app grid, multiplayer support for augmented reality, and new algorithmic sorting of photos are now reportedly likely to wait until "iOS 13."

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Apple delays refresh of home screen in 'iOS 12' to focus on performance & reliability - report

01/30/2018, 08:01 am

Apple apparently had big plans on tap for this year's major iOS update, but is said to have delayed some of the tentpole features, including a new home screen and in-car features, until 2019, allowing it to instead focus on squashing bugs and improving performance.

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Initial developer tests of ARKit 1.5 show off impressive vertical surface, image detection

01/29/2018, 09:01 pm

Developers have been testing out Apple's ARKit 1.5 since the refreshed augmented reality platform saw release with iOS 11.3 beta last week, and a few early projects offer a glimpse into the technology's ability to detect vertical surfaces, images and more.

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Apple rolls out transit directions in Milwaukee, Wis., and Omaha, Neb.

01/29/2018, 07:01 pm

Continuing a buildout of its internal mapping platform, Apple recently activated public transit directions in Apple Maps for Milwaukee, Wis., and Omaha, Neb., granting users in those locations access to timetables and routes covering local bus operations.

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'Final Fantasy XV:Pocket Edition' arriving on iOS February 9, 'Miitomo' shuttering in May

01/29/2018, 01:01 pm

'Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition' is now available to pre-order from the iOS App Store ahead of a February 9 release, meanwhile Nintendo has announced plans to shut down its first smartphone-only app 'Miitomo' in May, just over two years after it launched in the United States.

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Apple's 8 years of iPad: a revolution in iOS computing

01/27/2018, 04:01 pm

Eight years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced iPad, positioned as a new device category between the highly-mobile iPhone and conventional Macs. Some critics were disappointed that it wasn't a Mac in tablet form; others were upset it wasn't a telephone, that it wasn't smaller, that wasn't larger--or that it effectively was a larger iPod touch. All critics have since agreed that iPad is a disastrous, disappointing problem Apple should feel bad about despite it being the most popular, most profitable, most influential new form factor in personal electronics since iPhone itself.

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Apple's iOS App Store users spent $11.5 billion in Q4, 95% more than Google Play

01/26/2018, 10:01 am

Google's Android store is pushing record numbers of app downloads to its users, with growth largely coming from developing countries. Android's ecosystem remains far less profitable than Apple's iOS App Store, however, which again grabbed the lion's share of customer spend on mobile apps despite handling fewer than half as many downloads.

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Clips update brings new poster and label for Chinese New Year, bug fixes

01/25/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple updated its Clips video creation app on Thursday, adding new assets to celebrate the Chinese New Year, as well as bug fixes and stability improvements.

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Get 50 Dunkin' Donuts Perks Points for using Apple Pay

01/25/2018, 04:01 pm

Apple continued a semi-weekly Apple Pay promotional campaign on Thursday with a new offer from Dunkin' Donuts that presents users with reward points for using the mobile payments system.

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First beta of iOS 11.3 now available to public beta program participants

01/25/2018, 02:01 pm

A day after the release of the developer's beta, Apple has made available the first public beta of iOS 11.3.

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iOS 11.3 to add support Advanced Mobile Location for first responders

01/25/2018, 09:01 am

In iOS 11.3, Apple is adopting support for Advanced Mobile Location, a much more accurate way for phones making emergency calls to report the location of the caller. The move should spur more governments to add support for AML to assist in responding to life-threatening emergencies.

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Apple enables basic AirPlay 2 functionality in iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 betas

01/24/2018, 08:01 pm

With Wednesday's release of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3, Apple is slowly rolling out support for AirPlay 2, a hotly anticipated wireless protocol that allows users to stream music to, and remotely control, multiple devices in different rooms.

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Watch: Everything new in iOS 11.3

01/24/2018, 06:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the first iOS 11.3 beta to developers for testing with new Animoji characters, Health Records integration, ARKit 1.5, Apple Music additions and more. Check out what's new in this video.

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Get the i out: iBooks rebranded as 'Books' in iOS 11.3 beta 1

01/24/2018, 02:01 pm

Apple's transition away from "iProducts" continues in the first beta of iOS 11.3, renaming the iBooks app to just simply "Books," potentially foretelling a rebrand as "Apple Books."

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Messages in iCloud returns in Apple's iOS 11.3 beta 1

01/24/2018, 01:01 pm

First announced last June at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Messages in iCloud have not yet launched, but could be coming to this spring's iOS 11.3 update, based on the first developer beta issued.

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Apple issues first developer beta for iOS 11.3 with new Animoji, Health Records, ARKit 1.5

01/24/2018, 01:01 pm

The first beta of iOS 11.3 is now available, giving developers the opportunity to build apps for ARKit 1.5, and to test out new features like Health Records and new Animoji. However, new settings for battery and performance controls will have to wait until later betas.

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