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The iOS 11 Wish List- Multitasking Makeover

In my opinion, multitasking is the single biggest feature that has been added to the iPad since its more humble beginnings in 2010. While it was certainly possible to use earlier iPads as tools for creation, rather than just consumption, it was this feature that allowed users to take the greatest …

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How to manage your Apple ID, iCloud, iPhone backups & more in iOS 10.3

Tips<p>One of the smaller but still significant changes in Monday's iOS 10.3 update is easier, centralized access to all the info related to an Apple ID …

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The iPhone 8 (Edition) looks a lot like the Galaxy S8 according to new 'leak'

The Apple rumor mill churns once again: A new report by iDrop News suggests the next iPhone will look an awful lot like what we’re expecting from the Galaxy S8 (not to mention a few other Android devices).<p>The latest details were supposedly obtained by someone “who has spoken privately with a …

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watchOS 3.2 brings 6 unique face colors to Apple Watch Nike+, new band-matching colors to other faces

Apple’s new watchOS 3.2 software update for Apple Watch brings Theater Mode and SiriKit to all users, and there are a few new watch face colors in the official release as well. Apple Watch Nike+ gains six unique watch face colors while other Apple Watch models also have new band-matching …

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The best feature in Apple's iOS 10.3 is one you won't even notice

Apple released iOS 10.3 last night. This update is likely the last big hurrah for iOS 10, and as expected, it came with several major enhancements. These mostly pertained to Maps, Carplay, and Siri.<p>One major change that’s largely been overlooked has been the introduction of Apple’s new filesystem – …

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Apple's iOS 10.3 update can reclaim as much as 7.8GB of available storage

Feature<p>While the feature enhancements of new OS updates generally take up more of your available storage, Apple's latest iOS 10.3 update has freed up …

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Apple Pay launches in Taiwan with support for 7 banks

Apple introduced Apple Pay to Taiwan on Wednesday local time with support for seven banks in the region, bringing the touchless payments system to to …

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Apple rejecting app submissions with names that include references to price

Apple is no longer allowing developers to include pricing information in the name of their respective app store submissions, a practice commonly used …

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Apple Rejecting Apps With Pricing Info Like 'Free' in App Title

Apple has started blocking developers from promoting their apps by using a price in the app's name, reports <i>VentureBeat</i>. For approximately the last month, apps that use "free" or other pricing information in their metadata have been blocked in iTunes Connect submissions.<p>Apps that use "Free" in their …

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Apple Pay Expands to Taiwan

Apple Pay is rolling out to Taiwanese customers starting today, reports <i>The China Post</i>. Seven banks in Taiwan are supporting Apple Pay at launch according to Apple's Taiwanese Apple Pay website, including Cathay United Bank, CTBC Bank, E. Sun Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Taipei Fubon …

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Apple's watchOS 3.2 update makes your smartwatch less annoying in theaters

Along with the release of iOS 10.3, Apple has also updated watchOS to version 3.2 for its Apple Watch wearables with a couple of handy new features.<p>The first is called Theater Mode, and it’s certainly useful for people who want to be more discreet with their smartwatches in public.<p>Swipe up on your …

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Grab your wallet, the WWDC lottery is open

Developers hoping to attend WWDC 2017 can now officially enter Apple’s lottery for the chance to shell out a few grand on the trip out to San Jose.<p>Registration for the WWDC lottery is open from Monday, March 27 until Friday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Along with developer entries, Apple is also …

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Tim Cook set to advise Trump’s ‘Office of American Innovation’

President Donald Trump is set to unveil a new government office today that’s tasked with overhauling federal bureaucracies, and he’s asked Tim Cook and other tech leaders for advice.<p>Even though Trump sparred with Cook on numerous issues during his presidential campaign, the Apple CEO will …

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Apple’s TV Remote app now works on iPad too

Apple has updated its Apple TV app with iPad support, bringing TV controls, chapter selection, and captions to its bigger screen. The 1.1 update also lets you use Siri to control your Apple TV viewing, but not from the iPad’s regular home screen — instead, you can use voice commands by holding a …

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Apple's iOS 10.3 lets customers leave in-app ratings, developers can respond reviews

With Monday's iOS 10.3 release, Apple introduced new App Store tools that streamline app ratings and offer new levels of customer outreach by …

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Apple mulls joining reported SoftBank-backed investment in Didi to avoid dilution of existing stake

Japanese tech giant SoftBank is reportedly in talks to back a $6 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, a move that could …

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JavaScript-Based Safari Ransomware Exploit Patched in iOS 10.3

iOS 10.3, released to the public this morning, fixes a bug that allowed scammers to attempt to extort money from iOS users through a JavaScript pop-up in Safari.<p>As explained by mobile security firm Lookout (via <i>Ars Technica</i>), the scammers targeted iOS users viewing pornographic material and abused …

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Apple details new App Store ratings and review responses on iOS 10.3 for developers

Following the release of iOS 10.3 earlier today, Apple has offered up more details on support for developers engaging with users in the Reviews section of the App Store. Apple had previously announced that developers would be able to reply to app reviews, but now the company has offered up more …

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Apple Releases watchOS 3.2 and macOS 10.12.4

Today, Apple released updates to watchOS and macOS Sierra. The two updates are predominantly maintenance releases, but there are a handful of user-facing highlights between the two.<p>watchOS 3.2 adds Theater Mode. According to the beta release notes published on Apple’s developer site, Theater Mode …

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Apple Releases iWork 3.1 with Touch ID Support, Greater Customization Options, and More

Apple has updated its iWork suite of productivity apps – Pages, Keynote, and Numbers – to version 3.1 today. Each app contains a number of varied improvements across iOS and macOS.<p>All three apps contain new options for formatting text. You can use superscript and subscript options to add text …

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What's new in watchOS 3.2

watchOS doesn't have a ton in this update — but the two changes present are still great for watchOS users.<p>Along with every other operating system it …

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Apple releases iOS 10.3 as well as macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates

It’s patch day at Apple. The company just released four new versions of its four operating systems for all its devices — iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2. Some of those updates are more important than others.<p>Let’s start with iOS 10.3. The new version adds Find My AirPods, and we …

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Apple adds Touch ID security in updated iOS, macOS versions of Numbers, Pages & Keynote

Alongside macOS 10.12.4 Sierra and iOS 10.3 releases, Apple has also updated its Numbers, Pages, and Keynote productivity apps with Touch ID …

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Lengthy iOS 10.3 install time likely due to conversion to new Apple File System

Early adopters of the full iOS 10.3 release are seeing lengthy install processes, with multiple device reboots —probably as a result of the shift to …

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Apple's Lottery for 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference Tickets Kicks Off

Developers hoping to attend Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California can now apply for a chance to purchase a ticket, with Apple's lottery having kicked off at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Tickets are priced at $1,599.<p>Tickets will be doled out using a random selection …

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Apple Adds iPad Support to Apple TV Remote App

Apple today updated its Apple TV Remote app to introduce iPad support, allowing the Remote app to be used on the iPad for the first time. Prior to today's update, the Apple TV Remote interface was only designed for the iPhone.<p>For those unfamiliar with the Apple TV Remote app, it's designed to be …

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Low-Cost iPad Not Among the New iPad Models Spotted in Device Logs Earlier This Month

Back in mid-March, mobile marketing company Fiksu spotted four new iPad identifiers in its device data, hinting at the imminent release of new hardware.<p>We did indeed see a new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad introduced via press release on Tuesday, March 21, but as it turns out, the identifiers for the new …

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How to Use iOS 10.3's New Find My AirPods Feature

iOS 10.3 introduces "Find My AirPods," a new feature designed to make it easier to keep track of Apple's recently released wireless earphones.<p>Find My AirPods has its limitations because it's not able to work when the AirPods aren't connected to an iOS device via Bluetooth, but the feature can help …

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