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Apple Ends Development of Aperture and iPhoto – To Be Replaced by New Photos for OS X App

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced a new Photos app for OS X, and the iCloud Photo Library. Now the company has confirmed that it will no longer be dedicating any resources to updating its professional photography application Aperture, nor its consumer level iPhone app, as both will be replaced by Photos for OS X.

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SRI International Launches Kasisto – Siri’s Business Minded Sibling

Posted on 27/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While Siri is a quite capable personal assistant, it appears she also has a more business minded sibling. SRI International, the company that originally invented the virtual personal assistant found on Apple’s iOS devices, is introducing Kasisto, a business version of Apple’s virtual assistant.

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Customers Appear to be Welcoming iBeacons in Retail Stores

Posted on 16/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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One worry over the use of iBeacons in retail stores was the possibility that customers might weary of being bombarded with notifications while browsing through their local department of grocery store. However, it appears that hasn’t been the case…

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Bitcoin Wallet Apps Begin to Once More Appear Following App Store Policy Change

Posted on 16/06/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple had a slight change of heart earlier this month, and updated its App Store review guidelines to allow the use of “approved” virtual currencies in apps. Coindesk reports that Coin Pocket has launched in the App Store, becoming the first iOS app to allow users to send and receive the Bitcoin virtual currency.

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