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Apple Says iOS 7 Adoption Hits 87% of iOS Devices

Posted on 08/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple says iOS 7 is now running on 87% of the devices that connect to the App Store. The announcement, via Apple’s App Store developer support page, comes seven months after the operating system’s debut.


How To Control Which Apps Listen In on What You Say on Your iPhone

Posted on 06/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


It seems more and more apps can listen in on what you’re saying via your iOS device’s built-in microphone. While most of this is probably harmless, if you’re concerned about privacy, you should learn how to control each app’s access to your iOS device’s microphone.


Expedia App Offers Selected Travel Apps Free Via New Media Lounge

Posted on 04/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


Are you a traveller? Do you use a lot of travel-related apps on your iPhone? If so, you might want to “fly” over to the App Store and land on the Expedia app page. Expedia is offering some paid travel-related apps free, via their app’s Media Lounge feature.


Apple Acquired Speech Recognition Firm Novauris in Bid to Improve Siri

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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One of Apple’s acquisitions last year went unnoticed until now, as TechCrunch reports the company purchased automatic speech recognition company Novauris Technologies in 2013. The company’s main product is NovaSystem, a server-based distributed speech recognition system.


iWork for iCloud, iOS and Mac All Get Updates

Posted on 01/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


Apple has updated its iWork office suite across all platforms today, including Mac, iOS, and iCloud. The iCloud versions were the first to get an update, and now the Mac and iOS updates are also beginning to show up.


PencilCase – HyperCard Reimagined, Allows Non-Developers to Create iOS Apps

Posted on 27/03/2014 by Chris Hauk


Robots & Pencil, a company that usually makes their daily bread developing mobile apps for others, is preparing to launch a new development platform on the Mac that they say reimagines Apple’s Hypercard platform of yesteryear, and allows non-developers to create and publish native apps for the iOS mobile platform.


Meet hereO: The First GPS Watch Designed for Young Kids

Posted on 26/03/2014 by Chris Hauk


It’s a parents worst nightmare. Your small child has disappeared, and is nowhere to be found. What do you do? Enter the hereO GPS watch. The hereO is the first GPS watch made for small children three years old and up.


Apple Planning to Make Emoji Character Set More Diverse

Posted on 26/03/2014 by Chris Hauk


The world of emoji – the tiny icons that can be used in texts and emails to emote feelings and thoughts – has been pretty vanilla. Very few non-caucasian characters are included in the set. But now, an Apple spokeswoman says the company is working to change that.


Rumor: Apple Considering Android Version of iTunes, On-Demand Music Streaming Service

Posted on 21/03/2014 by Chris Hauk


Believe me, I checked the calendar to make sure it wasn’t already April 1st before I dropped the hammer on this one. OK, here we go… Billboard is reporting that Apple is considering the launch of an on-demand streaming service similar to Spotify, and the topper to the report? It’s also thinking about making an Android version of the iTunes app available.


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