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iOS 9.3.1 update arrives with web link crashing bug fix

iOS 9.3.1 update arrives with web link crashing bug fix

Apple has pushed out iOS 9.3.1, and with the update comes a fix for the web link crashing bug that would leave some apps unresponsive. In certain cases, apps could become unresponsive and/or crash after the user tapped a link within some other app, including Safari. This makes for a small overall update, but one that fixes a particularly frustrating issue some users have been dealing with.

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You can have the new iOS 9.3 features today

You can have the new iOS 9.3 features today

Says Apple, 80-percent of active iOS devices are running iOS 9, and starting today those devices can be updated to iOS 9.3, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. As expected, the latest version of iOS brings a bunch of new features, not the least of which is Night Shift, a feature akin to the sleep-friendly feature Amazon recently added to its Fire OS. Depending on the time of day, your iOS device’s display will strip away blue to ensure you can fall asleep easily.

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Google Maps for iOS gets detours, 3D touch features

Google Maps for iOS gets detours, 3D touch features

Apple Maps has been out for ages, and while I've heard that the bugs have been worked out, I still don't bother to use it. Google Maps just has too many good features that I'm used to. And speaking of new features, those iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) owners out there, you'll find a little something special in the latest version of the app.

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Apple adds Night Shift and more in iOS 9.3 beta

Apple adds Night Shift and more in iOS 9.3 beta

The iOS 9.3 beta has been released today, and while it isn't exactly groundbreaking, there are a few new features worth looking at. Apple has put up a teaser page that gives us all of the details. But we've got a rundown of the best ones right here.

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The top 10 mobile apps of 2015

The top 10 mobile apps of 2015

With the year drawing to a close, it's a good time to take a look back at what the most popular mobile apps were for the year. They're honestly not too surprising, and in a way, it's almost depressing. Why depressing? Because of the top 10 apps, there are only three different companies to be seen. Take a look below.

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App Store now shows Apple TV support in iOS

App Store now shows Apple TV support in iOS

Since the Apple TV's official App Store launched a month ago, we've seen a host of new apps on the market for it. In fact, just earlier today it looks like there were well over 2,000 of them just waiting to be downloaded. But if you're looking through the store on another device, how do you know if the app you're considering purchasing will work on your shiny new Apple TV? Well, it looks like Apple is finally letting you know.

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Lowes Iris smart Home solutions use Microsoft Azure cloud tech

Lowes Iris smart Home solutions use Microsoft Azure cloud tech

Lowes has announced the next generation of its Iris smart home product line and the new generation of products use Microsoft Azure cloud technology. The new line brings new functionality and better performance with updated software and hardware. The updates aim to make the Iris products easier to use and more intuitive.

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Force touch table lands in San Francisco and New York Apple Stores

Force touch table lands in San Francisco and New York Apple Stores

One of the biggest features of the new iPhone 6S and its larger brother the 6S Plus is the 3D touch feature that recognizes more than simple touches and gestures. With 3D touch, screen presses with a firmer touch are recognized and provide haptic feedback with a little buzz allowing an additional level of control via the touchscreen. 3D touch is a spin off from Force Touch that started with the Apple Watch.

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Have 80% of Apple Watch owners used Apple Pay?

Have 80% of Apple Watch owners used Apple Pay?

Today a study has been released in which Apple Pay appears to be being used by 80% of all Apple Watch users. Carried out by Wristly, a private research group, it's a headline grabbing figure for Apple's mobile payments service, which gets a dedicated button on the Apple wearable. Nonetheless, as with any such study, there are some lingering questions to take into account.

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Apple News app hiring editors for hand-picked curation

Apple News app hiring editors for hand-picked curation

Apple News, it's news browsing app designed to rival Flipboard and RSS browsers, is using a different approach than its competition. Instead of just relying on algorithms to rank and suggest stories based on browsing history, Apple demonstrated that users can submit their own RSS feeds, and popular feeds will likely gain large followings, but Apple's desires for curation go deeper than that. Apple is taking it to the next level by adding a human component. Apple is looking for human editors to, "recognize original, compelling stories unlikely to be identified by algorithms."

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Pebble Time app finally arrives on iOS

Pebble Time app finally arrives on iOS

After what seemed like a long delay, Pebble Time's smartwatch app is finally available on iOS. Although the app could have been earnestly stuck in the Apple review process, it seems more likely that Apple's hesitance stems from the fact that Pebble is a direct competitor with Apple Watch. Its slick iOS interface could tempt prospective smartwatch buyers to opt for the more reasonable Pebble Time over the high-end Apple Watch, on Apple's on turf.

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Apple remodels ranking for App Store games in favor or curated lists

Apple remodels ranking for App Store games in favor or curated lists

App developers for iOS should pay special attention to Apple's latest changes to the App Store layout. Apple has remodeled the layout of its Games section, doing away with lists like, "What's Hot", "New", and even the "All iPhone" free and paid sections. The App Store's Game's section is no longer relying on automated algorithms to pick the winners and now boasts editorialized lists like, "All Time Greats" and "Best New Games". Apple will be updating these editor-curated lists every week.

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