Google to Pay Apple $3 Billion to Remain Default iOS Device Search Engine: Report

August 18, 2017

Google will pay Apple nearly $3 billion (roughly Rs. 19,276 crores) this year to remain as the default search engine on iOS devices, US-based research and brokerage firm Bernstein has said. According to a note to investors on Monday, Google has increased the amount – from $1 billion three years ago to $3 billion this year – and Google’s licensing fees make up a large bulk of Apple’s services business. “Court documents indicate that…

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Opera Max Discontinued, Company Launches Opera VPN Gold Service on iOS

August 18, 2017

Opera has now discontinued its Opera Max app, which was launched back in 2014 and offered both data savings across applications apart from free VPN features. Separately, the company has introduced a new Gold service within its Opera VPN app for iOS that offers ‘enhanced speeds’ and a choice between 10 regions. Keeping aside the Opera VPN Gold service for a while, the discontinuation of Opera Max app comes as the company says…

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Apple Changes Maps, App Store Icons in iOS 11 Beta

August 18, 2017

Since the announcement of iOS 11 in its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple has been tinkering with app icons in the beta version of the operating system with latest changes being made in the Maps and the App Store. The Maps icon now has a sliver of the Cupertino-based giant’s new spaceship campus, known as the Apple Park, The Verge reported on Monday. The other change was made in the App Store logo and replaced pen and brush to…

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iPhone 8 to Sport Blush Gold Colour Variant, Spotted in Assembly Line: Reports

August 18, 2017

Another day, another bout of iPhone 8 leaks. Fresh tips give us a good look at how apps will work on the iPhone 8’s new bezel-less display, a sketchy look at the iPhone 8 production lines, the possibility that the Copper Gold variant may be called Blush Gold, and more information on the iPhone 7s dimensions as well. Starting with mockups from UX designer Maksim Petriv, the images show how the iOS 11 UI will morph…

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iOS 11 Beta Allows Users to Quickly Disable Touch ID Easily to Improve Privacy

August 18, 2017

User privacy is an important issue for Apple and the company has previously gone to great lengths to prove this thing. With iOS 11, the Cupertino-based company has introduced a new feature that allows users to quickly disable Touch ID by simply tapping the power button five times, in situations where they can be physically forced to unlock their device using their fingerprint. As pointed out in a report by The Verge, some users have discovered that when you…

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Gmail for iOS Gets Anti-Phishing Security Checks Like Android

August 14, 2017

Earlier this year, Google introduced anti-phishing security checks for Android version of its app that will warn users against opening suspicious links. This move from the company, incidentally, came right after a phishing scam spread widely on the platform and tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links inside Gmail. Now, months later, the search giant has introduced the same checks on iOS version of its app as well. From now on, when you click…

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Apple releases iOS 9.three.3 beta to public testers

You can now check out a new beta version of Apple’s mobile software if you’re a member of the company’s testing program. A day after Apple rolled out the first iOS 9.3.3 beta to developers, it pushed out the software to public testers, MacRumors reported Tuesday. The beta is available to all members of the program, with one exception. Users with an 9.7-inch iPad Pro can’t yet get their hands…

June 1, 2016
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Tumblr App for iOS Updated With Gif Maker, Audio Posts, and More

Tumblr, a platform that lets users post multimedia content in the form of blog posts, has now been updated with a native gif-making feature for iOS users. The app update not only lets users create gif images but also lets them share favourite songs and send instant messages. One of the highlights of the app update is the ability to create gif images either using a video or images clicked…

November 22, 2015
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Apple iOS 9.2 Beta 4 Released To Developers And Public Testers

It looks like we are getting close to the release of iOS 9.2 for the iPhone and iPad as Apple has released the fourth beta of the OS to developers and members of its public beta testing program. The new iOS 9.2 beta 4 comes with support for third party action extensions for Safari and also support for AT&T’s NumberSync feature. The software comes with the build number 13C5075 and…

November 22, 2015
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Android, iOS Still Gaining Marketshare at the Cost of Others

Android-powered smartphones extended their lead in the global marketplace in the third quarter, helped by growth in emerging markets, a survey showed Wednesday. The Google-powered operating system was used in 84.7 percent of smartphones sold worldwide in the quarter, up from 83.3 percent a year earlier, the Gartner survey showed. Apple and its iOS operating system meanwhile lifted its market share to 13.1 percent from 12.5 percent a year ago….

November 21, 2015
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