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Topic: iOS

Khronos Group ships tools bringing Vulkan graphics API to iOS and MacOS

02/26/2018, 10:02 am

The Khronos Group has released new open source tools that allows the Vulkan API, a 3D graphics API, to work on iOS and macOS, a move that can make it easier for developers to port games to Apple's hardware from other platforms, while still taking advantage of technologies like Apple's Metal graphics API.

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Apple Pay Cash shows up in Messages app for users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain

02/23/2018, 06:02 pm

Apple Pay Cash is showing up in the Messages app for certain iOS users in Brazil, Ireland and Spain, suggesting an international rollout of Apple's peer-to-peer money transfer service is in the offing.

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Apple repair facility in California made about 1,600 false alarm 911 calls since October

02/22/2018, 05:02 pm

Emergency dispatch centers in Elk Grove and Sacramento, Calif., have over the past four months seen an increasing number of false alarm calls originate from an Apple facility in the area, with workers there fielding about 20 such calls per day.

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Apple raises screenshot limit for App Store listings to 10 images

02/22/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has made it easier for developers to show off their app in App Store listings for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, by increasing the maximum number of screenshots that can be included in a product page to 10 images per device.

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Apple accounts for new ARKit 1.5 features in updated developer resources

02/21/2018, 09:02 pm

Apple this week updated its Human Interface Guidelines for iOS with new entries covering augmented reality experiences, making adjustments and additions to best practices used by developers creating apps with ARKit 1.5.

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Snapchat response to user revolt over iPhone app redesign advises of new features, no rollback to earlier version

02/21/2018, 03:02 pm

Snapchat has responded to calls from users demanding a rollback of an update to the image sharing app, though while the firm acknowledges the high number of complaints, it advises it will not be reversing its design changes, but instead will make it easier for people to use.

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FaceTime helps save New York woman's life after stroke symptoms spotted during call

02/21/2018, 10:02 am

A New York City woman claims Apple's FaceTime helped save her life, after symptoms of a stroke were spotted by her sister during a transatlantic conversation, leading her to seek medical assistance for the affliction.

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'Alto's Odyssey' slides onto iPhone, iPad, Apple TV ahead of schedule

02/21/2018, 09:02 am

'Alto's Odyssey,' a snowboarding-based endless runner for iPhone and iPad, has shipped a day earlier than its Feb. 22 release date, with players now able to buy the successor to the popular 'Alto's Adventure' from the iOS App Store for $4.99.

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Australian carrier Telstra working on fix for Apple iMessage and Facetime outage [u]

02/20/2018, 09:02 pm

Telstra, one of the largest cellular carriers in Australia, is working on a fix for an apparent services outage impacting customers major metropolitan areas attempting to access Apple's iMessage and Facetime features.

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Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates with fix for Indian character bug

02/19/2018, 04:02 pm

As promised, Apple on Monday released revisions to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS with a fix for a bug that crashes devices running earlier operating system iterations when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.

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Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides network Time Machine, iOS Files compatibility

02/19/2018, 09:02 am

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've got one on our test bench.

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Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set

02/16/2018, 12:02 pm

Mattel brand Hot Wheels is continuing to embrace the use of mobile apps with it's toy cars, revealing the Augmoto track-based racing set with iPhone and iPad control and augmented reality, as well as announcing a remote controlled car soccer set based on the popular game 'Rocket League.'

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Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

02/15/2018, 07:02 pm

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company's peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.

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Apple won't wait for iOS 11.3 to fix Indian character bug, plans to roll out interim iPhone patch soon

02/15/2018, 03:02 pm

While the fix for the Indian language character bug is in the iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas, Apple is not waiting for them to issue an update, which will rectify the issue at least on iPhones and iPads.

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Latest iOS 11 bug crashes devices sent Indian-language character [u]

02/15/2018, 09:02 am

A bug in iOS 11 is causing devices sent a particular character in Messages to crash, and/or disabling some third-party messaging and email apps, but Apple has already fixed the problem in the latest round of iOS, macOS, and watchOS betas.

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Flipboard CEO knocks Apple News for closed ecosystem, says product is 'living in the past'

02/13/2018, 09:02 pm

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue had a few choice words for segment competitor Apple News, describing Apple's news service as "living in the past" because it does not curate media, offers no social sharing integrations and lacks other features that would set it apart in the crowded space.

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Apple's shift in iOS development pace about evolving scale, not coping with bugs, says former Windows chief

02/13/2018, 10:02 am

Apple's "cultural shift" towards spacing out new features in iOS is more a natural function of development scale, and not really the revolution some people might perceive it to be, according to a noted former Microsoft Windows president.

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Facebook to launch subscription tool in iOS app after resolving dispute with Apple

02/12/2018, 09:02 pm

Facebook has resolved a revenue sharing issue with Apple, it was announced on Monday, allowing the social media giant to launch a subscription tool for publishers looking to enable paywall access on Facebook's iOS app.

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In software development 'cultural shift', Apple won't hold features for major annual point-zero releases

02/12/2018, 08:02 am

Rather than packing everything it can into an anticipated "iOS 12" later this year, Apple will reportedly spread out new features into future software updates, meaning "iOS 12.1" and beyond could bring big improvements to the iPhone and iPad.

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'iBoot' leak may stem from low-level Apple engineer with ties to jailbreaking community

02/09/2018, 04:02 pm

This week's publishing of the "iBoot" source code for iOS 9 can be traced back to a "low-level" Apple employee who shared it with a small group of jailbreaking friends -- and may not have wanted it to go beyond that circle, a report claimed on Friday.

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