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Apple Launches New Swift Programming Blog

Posted on 11/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is continuing its efforts to be open about the upcoming Swift Programming Language that will be going live this fall alongside iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. The latest in Apple’s effort to get info out to developers, a new blog covering the language.

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Happy Sixth Birthday to The iOS App Store!

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It was six years ago today that Apple debuted their new App Store. The new store, enabled via iPhone OS 2, and an update to iTunes, opened up the world of third-party apps to users of Apple’s iPhone.

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Apple Improves iOS 8 Health App With Step Counting and Caffeine Tracking

Posted on 08/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has added features to its Health app in the current iOS 8 beta. The app can now access the iPhone 5s’s built-in M7 motion coprocessor to track the number of steps a user makes each day, and caffeine has also been added to the already lengthy list of nutritional categories that can be tracked by the app.

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Facebook Messenger Gets an Update – True iPad Support, Sticker Packs, More

Posted on 03/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Facebook has updated its Messenger app for iOS, adding a full iPad version to the mix. The iPad version takes advantage of the tablet’s larger display, and includes the same calling features as are found on the iPhone and iPhone touch version. Oh, and those sticker thingies are in there too…

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1Password Beta for iOS 8: App Extensions, 3rd Party Touch ID Access

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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AgileBits recently released an iOS 8 beta version of their popular password manager app, 1Password, that takes advantage of two new features of iOS 8′s new APIs allowing developers to use the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and Extensions, which allow developers to integrate their own software into share sheets with other apps.

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Apple Reportedly Building Its Own In-House Speech Recognition Team for Siri

Posted on 01/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Mid-June saw a report from The Wall Street Journal claiming that Nuance, the company behind the speech recognition technology that powers Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, was in talks to be acquired by Samsung Electronics. A new report, this time from Wired, says Apple is putting together its own in-house speech recognition team to power future versions of Siri.

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