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Apple overhauls software development approach to fix iOS bugs

Apple is reportedly undergoing a "cultural shift" in how it develops and releases iOS so it can address quality concerns. The company is said to be abandoning its classic one-year development cycle, encouraging engineers to plan for longer schedules.

Apple confirms iOS source code got leaked on GitHub

Apple has indirectly confirmed the code for a critical iOS component was leaked on open-source sharing site GitHub. The closely guarded code was quickly removed, but not before it had been viewed, downloaded and archived by hundreds of developers.

Apple previews new ARKit version with improved object recognition

Apple's preparing to launch a new version of its ARKit augmented reality platform with improved object recognition and support for vertical planes. Developers can now map objects against walls and doors, instead of relying on flat table tops and floors.

iOS 11.3 lets you access your medical records in Apple Health

Apple's announced it will let you view your medical records using the iOS Health app. Starting with the next iOS update, patients at select hospitals will be able to access detailed information including lab results and known conditions from their iPhone.

Report: Apple to bring iOS apps to the Mac desktop in 2018

Apple will make it possible to run iOS apps on macOS devices next year, according to a new report. After deliberately keeping iOS and macOS separate throughout their history, the company looks set to follow its platform rivals in merging the two together.

Apple admits to slowing down old iPhones to improve battery life

Apple's admitted it deliberately slows down aging iPhones to extend their battery life. Over the past week, social media users have uncovered evidence to suggest iOS throttles performance as the battery ages. Apple's now explained the behaviour.

Microsoft Edge launches on iPhone and Android

Microsoft has announced its Edge browser is now publicly available on iOS and Android. It's the first time Edge has ventured away from Windows since its launch two years ago. It's meant to let Edge users on Windows 10 sync their browsing to their phone.

Microsoft makes it official: Windows 10 Mobile is as good as dead

Microsoft has confirmed Windows 10 Mobile will not be getting any new features going forward. The company said the lack of apps on the platform has caused its demise. The operating system will still be supported with bug fixes and security updates.

Apple iOS11 presents opportunities for app developers

Apple iOS11 has opened up new possibilities for app developers, especially in creating personalized augmented reality experiences. An example of a new platform for developers is Thyng 4.0.

Microsoft Edge is coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft has announced it's bringing its Edge web browser to iOS and Android. The surprise reveal is part of Microsoft's ongoing efforts to narrow the gap between phones and PCs. It raises questions around the company's own Windows 10 Mobile though.

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.
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