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Topic: iOS

Featured spots in iOS 11 App Store can drive app downloads up to 800 percent

04/20/2018, 03:04 pm

Apple's new "Game of the Day," "App of the Day" and other featured spots can drive downloads significantly more than prior efforts to highlight new and outstanding apps, new app analytics claim.

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iOS 12 will continue supporting iPhone 5S, WebKit developer reports suggest

04/20/2018, 08:04 am

References to iOS 12, Apple's next iteration of its mobile operating system, have surfaced in development testing reports for WebKit, with the appearance strongly suggesting Apple will be bringing the next major iOS release to the iPhone 5s as the oldest supported iPhone model.

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An iPhone thank you letter: "Live Photo saved my grandmother's laugh"

04/20/2018, 06:04 am

The way that technology can touch us personally is captured in a thank you letter an iPhone user sent to Apple, noting appreciation for Live Photo's capture of ambient sound and video of a loved one who had passed away. Apple's chief executive Tim Cook responded with a note of condolences and appreciation for sharing the story, stating "it is deeply inspiring for us."

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How to block and filter phone numbers on your iPhone with the tools in iOS

04/19/2018, 03:04 pm

Unwanted phone calls are a part of everyday life, but the iPhone offers a number of ways to stop them from being a nuisance. AppleInsider explains how to block phone numbers on iOS, as well as other ways to keep those calls and messages from coming through to your mobile devices.

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Tim Cook says Apple won't merge Mac and iPad

04/19/2018, 01:04 pm

Amid rumors that Apple is working on cross-platform software initiatives to bridge its two most popular systems, CEO Tim Cook is denying speculation that the company will eventually weld the two platforms together.

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Apple's iPhone 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature helping to reduce dangerous habits

04/18/2018, 10:04 am

A study found smartphone use while driving continues to be an issue in the United States, but Apple's introduction of Do Not Disturb While Driving last year has made a small difference, reducing the amount of iPhone use while at the wheel by approximately 8 percent.

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Apple iOS App Store is trouncing Google Play in services, subscriptions

04/18/2018, 04:04 am

Apple's U.S. customers installed 45 new iPhone apps in 2017, a growth of 10 percent over last year, while Services revenue from In-App Purchases and Subscriptions expanded by 23 percent--driven by games, music and video streaming and dating services. And overall, Apple's U.S. App Store customers drove significantly higher revenue per user ($58) than Google Play ($38).

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Dropbox gets drag and drop support for iPad in latest update

04/18/2018, 01:04 am

Dropbox updated its iOS app on Tuesday with a few new features suited for iOS 11's iPad-centric features, including the ability to drag and drop files between folders and other apps.

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How to annotate screenshots with Markup on the iPhone or iPad

04/17/2018, 01:04 pm

If you need to help someone use an app on an iPhone or iPad, it is sometimes better to show where or how to perform an action than to verbally explain it. AppleInsider explains how to take advantage of the Markup tools built into iOS to illustrate to another person what to do via annotated screenshots.

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AirPort Express Wi-Fi router removed from Home app in iOS 11.4 beta, AirPlay 2 support in doubt

04/17/2018, 11:04 am

The AirPort Express is no longer showing up in the Home app for users on the latest iOS 11.4 beta, casting doubt that it will be updated to use as an AirPlay 2 target.

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Lennar now integrating Amazon Alexa surveillance into new home construction

04/17/2018, 05:04 am

Major U.S. home builder Lennar, along with other regional home builders, has partnered with Amazon to install multiple Echo microphones into new housing together with Alexa-controlled light switches, thermostats and even door locks that grant access to Amazon delivery workers--creating a wider threat of Facebook-style corporate surveillance and invasions of privacy.

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Researcher estimates GrayKey can unlock 6-digit iPhone passcode in 11 hours, here's how to protect yourself

04/16/2018, 08:04 pm

New estimates from a security researcher suggest GrayKey, a digital forensics tool in active use by U.S. law enforcement agencies, is capable of cracking Apple's standard six-digit iPhone passcode in an average of 11 hours. Longer codes, however, could take years to process. Here's how to beef up your handset's security.

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What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 2

04/16/2018, 04:04 pm

Apple on Monday released the second beta of iOS 11.4 to developers, though the software update only includes a few small changes this time around.

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Apple issues second developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1

04/16/2018, 01:04 pm

Two weeks after the first beta releases, Apple has released its second developer betas of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1.

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Apple's geographically limited India app accelerator hampering iOS development growth

04/16/2018, 09:04 am

Though Apple featured the India-developed Froggipedia at its March 27 iPad event, the company may need to ramp up its outreach to foster more iPhone and iPad apps in the country, a report suggested on Monday.

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App Roundup: Canary for iOS, Handbrake 1.1.0 for Mac, plus Office 2016 for Mac, Moog Model D, more!

04/14/2018, 07:04 am

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

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Wish List: 14 new HomeKit features we want to see from Apple

04/13/2018, 11:04 am

Compared to where it was only a couple years ago, HomeKit has progressed immensely. The number of supported accessories is growing exponentially, third-party apps are increasingly powerful, and Apple continues to add additional features and functionality. Now that WWDC is approaching, we wanted to think about how HomeKit could most improve.

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CarPlay becoming pivotal purchase priority for new car buyers

04/12/2018, 08:04 pm

As smartphones near peak saturation in developed markets, new data suggests in-car infotainment systems like Apple's CarPlay are quickly transitioning from a nice-to-have option to required feature for new vehicle buyers.

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iMovie for iOS update delivers iPhone X, Metal graphics support

04/12/2018, 06:04 pm

Apple on Thursday issued an update for the iOS version of iMovie, bringing with it support for the Super Retina display on iPhone X, compatibility with Metal graphics processing, bug fixes and more.

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Kuo: Apple losing AR lead to low-cost competitors, lack of software innovation to blame

04/12/2018, 12:04 am

Apple is frittering away its lead in the augmented reality space after setting a rapid pace with ARKit in iOS 11 and advanced hardware in iPhone and iPad, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who sees Chinese upstart Oppo gaining ground with less complex -- and less expensive -- solutions.

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