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Bing Mobile Apps Get Some Updates

Bing Mobile Apps Get Some Updates

Microsoft announced some updates to its Android and iPhone apps. While they company describes both updates as major, this is especially the case for Android. There’s a new mobile search experience on Google’s operating system. “The Bing App on Android brings together the information you need, connected to the apps you trust – all to help you “find” and “do” …

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Google Finally Launches AdWords App For iOS

Google Finally Launches AdWords App For iOS

After all these years, somehow Google didn’t have a dedicated AdWords mobile app until last March when it launched one for Android. Somehow, it has still taken nearly eleven months to launch the iOS version, but it’s here now. It’s rolling out to all customers globally. Users can use the app to monitor campaign performance, CTR, and CPC, update bids/budgets, …

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Yahoo Mail Mobile Apps Get New Features

Yahoo Mail Mobile Apps Get New Features

Yahoo just made a couple of Yahoo Mail announcements. The iOS app is getting new customizable swipes and a recent attachments feature. The Android app is getting the swipes and new actionable notifications. Here’s what Yahoo says about new swipes for iOS (you can see the explanation for Android here): Swipes are one of the fastest ways people clean up …

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It Looks Like Apple Street View is On the Way

It Looks Like Apple Street View is On the Way

It looks like Apple is getting ready to significantly boost the quality of its Maps product, possibly with its own Street-View like feature. Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land points to a page on the Apple Maps site describing its vehicles and discussing locations they will be covering. Here’s what it says: Apple is driving vehicles around the world to …

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Chrome Gets Some Updates (Including An Important One on iOS)

Chrome Gets Some Updates (Including An Important One on iOS)

Google announced the newest release of Chrome, which includes some significant updates. “In this release, we’re updating Chrome for iOS to UKWebView (Apple’s rendering engine). The highlight here is that Chrome will crash 70% less, and have a ton of performance and stability improvements,” a spokesperson for Google tells WebProNews. “We’re also introducing a data-saving Chrome extension for desktop Chrome …

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Microsoft Launches Bing-Powered ‘News Pro’ App for iOS

Microsoft Launches Bing-Powered ‘News Pro’ App for iOS

Microsoft has a new iOS app called News Pro in the App Store. The app description says: News Pro helps you search for news around your work every day. Fuel your unique interests with over a million topics to choose from. Get informed efficiently by locating the most important and relevant articles each day based off what interests you. Leverage …

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Apple Opening First iOS App Dev Center in Europe

Apple Opening First iOS App Dev Center in Europe

Apple announced that it will open its first European iOS app development center. It’s to be located at partner institution in Naples, Italy. The center gives where students can acquire skills and training pertaining to the development of iOS applications. It will support teachers and provide a specialized curriculum geared toward the growth of Apple’s developer ecosystem. Apple itself will …

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Tumblr Updates iOS App With GIF Button

Tumblr Updates iOS App With GIF Button

Last summer, Tumblr launched the GIF button for its web version. The feature finally hit the Android app just last month. At the time, Tumblr said the function would come to iOS soon, and soon is now. As SocialTimes reports, the new Tumblr iOS update has added the GIF button. Tumblr runs down what all is now in the update …

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Apple Has Paid Developers $40 Billion, Company Touts Role In Job Creation

Apple Has Paid Developers $40 Billion, Company Touts Role In Job Creation

Not that it will come as much of a surprise, but Apple announced that it had a record-breaking holiday season for its App Store. According to the company, in the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases. January 1 was the biggest day in App Store history. People spent over $144 million …

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Apple Maps Is More Important To Your Business Than Ever

Apple Maps Is More Important To Your Business Than Ever

If you run a small business and aren’t taking Apple Maps seriously as a place where people will find your business, you may want to rethink that. Do you pay attention to your business listing in Apple Maps? Have you seen any indication that it’s an important tool for people to find your business? Let us know in the comments. …

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Apple Open Sources Swift Programming Language

Apple Open Sources Swift Programming Language

Apple announced programming language Swift last year as a replacement for Objective C as the language for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS apps. The company announced this week that it is releasing it as open source. Apple says the broad community of developers ranging from app developers to educational institutions and enterprises can now contribute to new Swift features …

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Google Launches Update To iPhone App

Google Launches Update To iPhone App

Google announced a new update for the Google app on iPhone and iPad. There’s a new look and feel for voice search and redesigned Google Now cards. The cards are now organized by sections to make for an easier to read experience. “Timely info—like upcoming flights, appointments, and traffic updates—will show up first, while less urgent cards—like suggestions for videos …

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Facebook 360-Degree Videos Expand To Ads, iOS, Get Resource Site

Facebook 360-Degree Videos Expand To Ads, iOS, Get Resource Site

Back in March, Facebook announced 360-degree videos before launching them in September. Much like 360-degree videos on YouTube, the videos give the user a virtual reality-like experience letting them view anything in the camera’s field of vision within the video from any angle. At launch, the feature was available for viewing on Android and the web, but Facebook just announced …

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Firefox for iOS Now Available To All

Firefox for iOS Now Available To All

Mozilla announced that its Firefox browser is now available for iOS worldwide. It supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The browser made its iOS debut in September in New Zealand, but has now expanded to everywhere else. Mozilla says in a blog post: Firefox for iOS lets you take your favorite browser with you wherever you go with the …

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iPad Pro About To Go On Sale

iPad Pro About To Go On Sale

In September, Apple unveiled what it called “the biggest news in iPad since the iPad.” That would be the iPad Pro, which is the biggest iOS device to date. The iPad Pro becomes available to order online on Wednesday, November 11 from Apple.com. It will arrive at the company’s retail stores, select carriers, and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week. …

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Facebook’s ‘Add the Last Link’ Test Is The Most Annoying Thing Ever

Facebook’s ‘Add the Last Link’ Test Is The Most Annoying Thing Ever

Facebook tests new features all the time. Many of them die off, some of them succeed. This one needs to die. Quickly. Some people (a small set of iOS users) are seeing Facebook at its creepiest, and most annoying. Facebook for iOS is suggesting that users post the last link they copied to their clipboard. No. Stop. Please stop. Do …

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Chrome For iOS Gets Multitasking, Shopping Improvements

Chrome For iOS Gets Multitasking, Shopping Improvements

Chrome for iOS is getting a couple of new improvements, Google announced on Friday. For the iPad in particular, the browser is now better for multitasking. “Often on the web, we’re doing a ton of things at once — reading up on an exotic travel location, catching up on social media or booking a hotel,” says product manager AbdelKarim Mardini. …

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Facebook iOS Battery Issue Gets A Fix

Facebook iOS Battery Issue Gets A Fix

Some iPhone users have been noticing that the Facebook app seems to be draining their batteries lately. If this includes you, you’ll be happy to know that you’re not alone and that Facebook is aware of the issue. In fact, not only is Facebook aware, they’re actively working on fixing it. According to The Verge, many users have found, “the …

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Google Is About To Let You Have Your iOS App Content Indexed

Google Is About To Let You Have Your iOS App Content Indexed

If you have an iOS app, you’ll soon be able to start seeing its content appear in Google search results on iOS devices just like web content. Google has been doing the app indexing thing for quite some time at this point, but it’s slowly been expanding the capabilities and giving developers and app owners more to take advantage of. …

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Google Keep Gets iOS Release  2 1/2 Years After Original Android Launch

Google Keep Gets iOS Release 2 1/2 Years After Original Android Launch

Google launched Google Keep in early 2014. It was originally an Android product, but was released for Chrome a couple months later. Only now is Google finally bringing the service to iOS. “Forget fumbling with sticky notes or trying to recall that last item on your to-do list,” says Google software engineer Genevieve Cuevas. “When you’re trying to capture a …

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Where Your Business Needs To Be Listed For Apple Maps

Where Your Business Needs To Be Listed For Apple Maps

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three years since Apple dropped Google Maps from iOS in favor of its own maps offering. It got off to a rocky start, and Google would later offer iPhone users a new Maps app, but Apple has improved its own offering over time. Apple gets its business listings from a lot of different …

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Pinterest Updates App For iOS 9

Pinterest Updates App For iOS 9

Pinterest announced a new update to its iOS app to make use of Apple’s new iOS 9 operating system update, which launched on Wednesday. It aims to “help Pinners get to Pins, boards and search results faster than ever before.” This comes as Pinterest has been talking up its search offering to potential advertisers in an effort to get them …

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Facebook Launches New SDK For iOS 9

Facebook Launches New SDK For iOS 9

Last month, Facebook announced a new iOS SDK in beta to help developers prepare for Apple’s iOS 9, which launches on September 16. On Thursday, Facebook announced the release of the final version of v4.6 and v3.24 of this SDK. Any developers who use Facebook Login, App Events, Analytics for Apps, Sharing across Facebook and Messenger, App Invites, App Links …

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Facebook Tests Video Pop-Out Window On iOS

Facebook Tests Video Pop-Out Window On iOS

A couple months ago, we looked at a new video feature Facebook has been testing which lets users watch a video shared on the social network in a pop-out window while continuing to scroll through the News Feed. At the time, we only saw the feature in action on the desktop, but now, it looks like they’re testing it on …

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Google Adds Collections To Google+ For iOS

Google Adds Collections To Google+ For iOS

Back in May, Google launched Google+ Collections, which lets users create collections of content around any given topic, just as they could create a board on Pinterest or a magazine on Flipboard. Collections basically look like any other Google+ page, but centered around the theme the user has chosen. Until now, the feature has only been available for Android and …

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Google Launches Android Wear For iOS

Google Launches Android Wear For iOS

Google is rolling out Android Wear, its wearables operating system, for iOS so that people with iPhones can use their devices along with devices like Android watches. Android Wear now supports iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+. In a post on the official Google blog, the company says, “When you wear something every day, you …

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Demandware Compares iOS/Android For Shopping

Demandware Compares iOS/Android For Shopping

Demandware recently released its Shopping Index for Q2, finding that phones accounted for 94% of the increase in visits and 74% of the increase in basket creation. By the end of the year, it says, phones will be the most trafficked digital shopping device. They also looked at how Android and iOS compare. Demandware’s Rick Kenney writes: We re-examined the …

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iPhone Users Can Now Use WhatsApp on the Web

iPhone Users Can Now Use WhatsApp on the Web

WhatsApp Web, the web app that lets you chat via WhatsApp on your desktop, has just added support for the iPhone. Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and Nokia s40/s60 owners could already use WhatsApp Web, but this marks the first time it’s been available for iOS users. All you have to do to enable WhatsApp Web is to head over to …

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AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services announced the launch of AWS Device Farm, a way to automate and scale app testing on actual mobile devices. It was only announced for Android and the Android-based Fire OS, however. On Wednesday, Amazon announced expansion of the offering for iOS apps. While it’s not quite here yet, it will be very soon. The …

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Duggar Family Members Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald to Appear in TLC Child Sexual Abuse Documentary

Duggar family members Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald will reportedly be featured in an upcoming documentary on child sexual abuse produced by TLC in the wake of their cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting. The Duggar family reality show has been off the air since May, when oldest son Josh Duggar’s sexual molestation scandal broke in the media. …

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