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Augmented reality used by publishers to aid reader understanding

Media publishers are using augmented reality technology to create more immersive material and help people understand their content. 36 percent of publishers are thought to be exploring the tech with some big organisations, like Quartz, getting on board.

Apple launches iOS 11, bringing augmented reality to the masses

Apple has commenced the rollout of iOS 11, bringing its annual slew of new features to iPhones and iPads. The update includes the launch of ARKit, Apple's new augmented reality platform that will bring virtual world experiences to millions of people.

Microsoft admits users think the new Skype is 'exceptionally bad'

Last month, Microsoft unveiled a completely reimagined Skype experience on iOS and Android that refocuses the app as a Snapchat clone. Users have been far from impressed and after facing plummeting ratings Microsoft has finally responded to the criticism.

Apple to ban apps from asking you to review them

Apple has changed its App Store rules to ban apps from pressuring you to review them. Products which display their own pop-up boxes asking you for ratings or reviews will no longer be accepted on Apple's platform. It is offering an official API instead.

Your older apps might not work on iOS 11

Apple's upcoming iOS 11 update adds several new features to improve your iPhone and enable new experiences. However, the release has another major change that could stop some of your apps from working. It's because Apple is abandoning 32-bit apps.

Apple debuts awaited 10.5-inch iPad Pro, updated 12.9-inch model

Apple has introduced the newest member of its iPad family, the long-rumoured 10.5-inch Pro. The device replaces the existing 9.7-inch variant but isn't substantially larger because it features very narrow display bezels. There's also a 12.9-inch Pro.

iOS 11 unveiled: New features coming to the iPhone this fall

Apple has unveiled iOS 11, the latest version of its mobile operating system to be released on the iPhone and iPad later in the year. It includes advanced new productivity features for the iPad and support for augmented reality, a major first for Apple.

iOS app developer earnings pass $70 billion mark

Apple has announced that developers have now earned over $70 billion from selling products through its iOS App Store. Mere days before it's due to host its 2017 developers conference, the company announced that downloads increased significantly last year.

Apple may phase out the iPad Mini to concentrate on high-end Pro

Apple is planning to discontinue its compact iPad Mini tablet family, according to a report today. The device, popular with casual users for web browsing and reading, has been forced out of Apple's line-up by the company's focus on high-end products.

Google's 'scary' new iOS feature shows you everywhere you’ve been

Google has launched a new controversial feature for the iOS version of its Maps app. "Your Timeline" tracks every location you visit and shows your movements on a graph. Already available on other platforms, it has been criticised by privacy groups.

Android surpasses Windows to become the world's most used OS

Android has become the most used operating system in the world, overtaking the decades-old Windows. It reflects the growth and mass acceptance of mobile devices as smartphones are now the computer of choice for many consumers worldwide.

Apple's Siri could get iMessage integration in iOS 11

Apple could expand Siri with new intelligent features in this year's iOS 11 update, according to a report today. The company is planning to add iMessage integration for the first time, letting Siri help you write texts by offering predictive suggestions.

Apple acquires popular automation app Workflow

Apple has confirmed it has acquired Workflow, a successful iOS automation app that lets you link various devices and services together into complex processes. Apple had previously recognised Workflow's developers in its app design awards.

Apple unveils new iPad but it's not what you expected

Apple has officially launched a new iPad model focused on performance and affordability. Contrary to previous rumours, the tablet is not part of the iPad Pro family. It doesn't fall directly into any existing brand, instead wearing plain "iPad" branding.

Google open-sources Chrome for iOS

Google has open-sourced the iOS version of its Chrome web browser, enabling external developers to experiment with the code and build their own versions. The work has taken several years to complete, owing to the complexity of Chrome's iOS app.

Apple reveals the most popular apps, games and movies of 2016

Apple has announced its "Best of 2016" lists covering content available from the App Store and iTunes. The company has detailed the most popular and best-selling apps, music, movies, TV, books and podcasts to reveal the most successful content in 2016.

iPhone users beware: Five second video brings handsets to a halt

iPhone users have been warned against opening links to MP4 files being sent in messaging threads and emails. Opening the video brings an iPhone to a complete standstill, leaving it unusable until rebooted. It's thought the file may be corrupt.

Google to EU: The iPhone's existence means Android's competitive

Google has filed a response to the EU's antitrust charges against its Android mobile operating system. The EU has alleged the company abuses its monopoly by bundling its own apps and services with Android, claims Google has consistently denied.

You can now 'unsend' emails with Gmail for iOS

Google has announced the most substantial update to its Gmail app for iOS in four years. The overhaul includes a freshened interface, faster search and an "undo send" button that lets you pull email back while it's still sending to the recipient.

Apple has designed 'detailed mockups' of iMessage for Android

Apple has experimented with potential designs for an Android version of iMessage, according to reports this week. The company has drafted several different layouts, including ones styled after Google's apps, although the result may never launch.

'Secret' one-handed keyboard found hidden in iPhone's software

A one-handed keyboard mode has been found inside Apple's iOS. It has been lurking unseen since at least 2014 and is not publicly accessible. If activated, it could make typing significantly easier on Apple's current large-screen iPhones.

Microsoft warns iOS isn't as secure as you think

Microsoft has warned customers that iOS is no more secure than Android, contradicting commonly held beliefs about the relative security of the two platforms. The company said that recent attacks targeting iOS prove it's as vulnerable as Android.

iOS 10 is suddenly a lot more popular

Over 50 percent of compatible iPhones and iPads have been upgraded to iOS 10, according to an official statement from Apple. While uptake is impressive, it hasn't achieved the same momentum as last year's iOS 9. Some third parties are disputing this.

WhatsApp doesn't delete your conversations when you tell it to

A prominent iOS security researcher has discovered WhatsApp retains traces of your conversations even after you delete them in the app. Remnants of the messages remain on your phone, creating a "treasure trove" of data that could restore conversations.

Hackers can access your iPhone by sending an image in a text

Apple customers are being urged to update their devices after the discovery of a major vulnerability. Attackers could access an iPhone or Mac by sending a specially crafted text message. The method is similar to last year's 'Stagefright' Android bug.

Some iOS beta users are getting locked out of their phones

Some users of Apple's recently-launched iOS 10 public beta are reportedly getting locked out of their Apple ID after enabling two-factor authentication, preventing them from resetting their passwords. The cause is believed to be a server bug.

Facebook Paper is closing down

Facebook has announced it is closing down its news-reading app Paper. The app failed to emulate the success of news aggregators like Flipboard and will be closed down next month two years after its launch. The app has already been pulled from iOS.

Spotify accuses Apple of using App Store 'weapon' to block update

Apple recently rejected an update to Spotify's iOS app, refusing to approve the new version and preventing it getting to users. Spotify now alleges Apple made the move to stifle competition and hurt its business, increasing the growth of Apple Music.

Apple sets a mystery, releases iOS 10 without an encrypted core

Last week, Apple released a developer's preview of iOS 10, the latest update to its ubiquitous mobile operating system. Researchers have since discovered the kernel has been left unencrypted, allowing developers to investigate what lies in the core.

iOS 10 won't let you delete space-wasting stock apps after all

At Apple's WWDC conference this week, the company announced you will be able to remove its stock apps to clear clutter off your home screens. However, it has since emerged that all is not what it seems and apps won't actually be deleted.
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