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November 13, 2018
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Apple’s Swift Playgrounds 2.2 improves discovery of third-party content, new playgrounds

Apple on Monday issued an updated version of its Swift Playgrounds app for iPad, introducing content discovery enhancements, improved touch gestures and more. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 5, 2018
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Apple preventing third-party iMac Pro & 2018 MacBook Pro repairs, internal document says

With the new T2 chip in the 2018 MacBook Pro and the iMac Pro, Apple is preventing third-party Mac repairs. As detailed by Motherboard, new software locks have been put in place that make the machines “inoperable” unless Apple’s proprietary System … Continue reading

October 3, 2018
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Facebook hack update: no evidence of any access to third-party apps

One of the concerns raised by the recent Facebook hack was whether access tokens might have provided access to third-party apps. The company now says there is ‘no evidence’ that this has happened … more… The post Facebook hack update: … Continue reading

May 10, 2018
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Apple to sell third-party streaming service subscriptions through ‘TV’ app, report says

Perhaps offering a glimpse at Apple’s master plan for video, the company is reportedly planning to sell subscriptions to third-party services through its "TV" app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

April 15, 2018
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Apple considering third-party Apple Watch face support, watchOS beta code reveals

A line of code unearthed in Apple’s latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta release suggests a future version of the operating system will allow third-party developers to deploy customizable watch faces, a feature for which many users have pined since Apple Watch … Continue reading

February 6, 2018
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Glucose sensor app said to be first third-party title to access Apple iPhone’s NFC

An app for Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose reader is said to be the first third-party iOS title to make use of the NFC chip in Apple’s iPhone, previously reserved only for Apple Pay. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 18, 2017
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Apple Music, Beats under legal attack over third-party licensing practices

A musician apparently disgruntled at how Beats Music and Apple Music has handled its streaming obligations is looking to fire up a class action suit, and is accusing Apple of intentionally deleting records and under-counting downloads and streams in order … Continue reading

November 1, 2017
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You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an … Continue reading

February 25, 2017
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Apple shifts policy, says third-party screen repairs no longer void iPhone warranty

Apple is apparently changing its long-standing policy regarding third-party iPhone screen repairs. According to a memo sent to Apple retail employees, a customer having their device’s screen repaired by a third-party source no longer voids their warranty like it once did… … Continue reading

February 12, 2017
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Comments Off on How to track your sleep using Apple Watch or iPhone with these third-party apps

How to track your sleep using Apple Watch or iPhone with these third-party apps

Sleep tracking has been one the most oft-requested features for Apple Watch, but Apple itself has yet to implement a solution. That hasn’t stopped developers from creating their own watchOS apps for doing it, though. One of the more popular … Continue reading

September 14, 2016
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Inside iOS 10: Third-party compatibility opens up Messages to Apple’s app universe

Starting today, Apple device users will be able to operate in a vastly expanded Messages environment thanks to a new API that allows developers to build in third-party app integrations like stickers and app extensibility. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 19, 2016
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Comments Off on macOS Sierra beta lets Mac users rearrange third-party menu bar extras

macOS Sierra beta lets Mac users rearrange third-party menu bar extras

It’s been a pain-point for some Mac users for a while now: the inability to rearrange third-party menu bar extras. Sure, it’s been possible to move around stock menu bar extras by simply holding the Command key while dragging the icon, but … Continue reading

October 4, 2015
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Apple to open Apple TV universal search API to third-party developers

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed that developers will indeed be granted access to a universal search API set to debut with the fourth-generation Apple TV, meaning third-party apps have the opportunity to get screen time alongside big name services … Continue reading

July 23, 2015
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Official third-party Apple Watch stands and docks with integrated chargers on the way

An example of current Apple Watch stands that must utilize Apple’s official Watch charging cable. Apple will soon let manufacturers in its Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program include charging pads for the Apple Watch directly in their accessories, according to sources. … Continue reading

April 20, 2015
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Third-party bands, replacement straps, & battery packs for Apple Watch

With no official support from Apple, the third-party strap market for Apple Watch is still a bit of a wild-west, but there are some companies making it possible and offering inexpensive alternatives to Apple’s own bands. Apple might have its … Continue reading