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How to Enable The New 2-Step Verification Feature in Twitter for iOS

Posted on 10/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Earlier this week, Twitter unleashed a significant update to their iOS app, bringing two-step verification – an important security measure to prevent unauthorized access – to their iOS app. Previously, Twitter’s two-step verification required SMS messaging, but the in-app solution provides a much simpler and more effective alternative.

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Instagram Updated: Version 4.1 Includes Video Import, Automatic Straightening Tool

Posted on 07/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Instagram has announced an update to their popular iOS app. The new version 4.1 of the app now allows users to import video from their device’s camera roll. Previously, users were restricted to using video they captured from within the app. The update also includes a new automatic straightening tool, which automatically straightens photos taken within the app.

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Online Poll: Users Prefer the Look of iOS 7 Over iOS 6

Posted on 07/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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An totally unscientific online poll conducted by Polar offers comparisons of key user interface elements of both iOS 6 and iOS 7, asking poll participants to select which set of components they prefer. Respondents seem to prefer the iOS 7 elements by a LARGE margin.

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Apple Finally Allows iTunes Accounts for Children Under 13 for Educational Purposes

Posted on 07/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple made a rare landmark change to their iTunes terms and conditions late last week, finally allowing children under 13 to have their own iTunes accounts. The change comes as part of a larger thrust to better support the education market – including a host of changes and improvements made to iOS 7 with education in mind.

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Philips Expands Its Hue Line of iOS Controlled Lighting

Posted on 06/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Philips is adding new products to its Hue lineup of iOS controlled LED lighting. The new products are “LightStrips”, 6.6-foot strips of LED tape that can be used to go around and highlight fixtures in the home, and “Bloom”, a portable lamp powered by an LED bulb.

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Apple Seeds iOS 7 Beta 5 to Developers

Posted on 06/08/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple seeded the fifth beta of iOS 7 to developers this morning, breaking from their typical 2-week release cycle by launching it just over a week following iOS 7 Beta 4. The updated is available now via OTA update on devices running the first beta (through Settings, General, Software Update), as well as through Apple’s Developer Center.

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The Free Content Starts Flowing in the Apple Store iOS App

Posted on 02/08/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Two weeks ago it was first reported by 9to5Mac that Apple would update their Apple Store iOS app to offer free content to users of the app. Today the free content has begun flowing. The first paid app, which normally goes for $0.99, is Color Zen. Apple is set to provide a new piece of content every week. Freebie content will include apps, ebooks, and iTunes content.

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