iOS

Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android

Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path.

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U.S. government warns on bug in Apple's iOS software

The U.S. government warned iPhone and iPad users on Thursday to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data.

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BlackBerry CEO sees fewer new devices, focus on profitability

BlackBerry, which has completed the first phase of its two-year turnaround plan, is now focused on profitability and will not spread itself thin by attempting to launch too many new devices, its chief executive said.

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Palo Alto Networks discovers new malware affecting Apple devices

Cyber security software maker Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW.N) said it discovered a new family of malware affecting Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) OS X desktop and iOS mobile operating systems.

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Finding hidden gems in cities and countries with new apps

News apps are helping users share information about sights and hidden gems in cities and countries around the globe so other people can benefit from their knowledge.

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Advanced iOS virus targeting Hong Kong protestors -security firm

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc's iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

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Phoning 'home': what your mobile may be giving away

When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government.

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Apple plays defense on iPhone 6 bending, software concerns

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update as the company struggles to restore momentum to the rollout of its latest phones.

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Apple’s HealthKit is made in Australia, startup founder claims

Alison Hardacre, co-founder and managing director of HealthKit, a Melbourne-based startup and owner of both the HealthKit Twitter handle and the healthkit.com website expressed disappointment over Twitter on Apple's use of its company name in its new product.

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US-based gameplay-recording startup Kamcord raises $7.1M to conquer Asia

New York, US-based mobile gameplay-recording startup Kamcord raised $7.1 million in a Series A funding round led by TransLink Capital to conquer the giant gaming markets of Japan, China, and South Korea.

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British music app Bloom.fm shuts down after investor pulls funds

London, UK-based music streaming startup Bloom.fm announced via Twitter that it shut down right after it was banned from Apple's ad network and its sole investor, Russian TV channel TNT, pulled its fundings.

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San Francisco startup Streem raises $875K in seed funding for unlimited cloud storage

San Francisco, US-based large media storage startup Streem raised $875,000 in seed funding from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and other angel investors to provide unlimited cloud storage for their customers at $20 per month.

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Facebook enters fitness arena with purchase of Finnish fitness app maker ProtoGeo

US social media giant Facebook entered the fitness arena with its acquisition of Helsinki, Finland-based mobile fitness tracking app maker ProtoGeo Oy for an undisclosed amount to beef up its mobile app portfolio.

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Dropbox drops some cash to add Loom and Hackpad

Cloud storage giant Dropbox spent an undisclosed amount to add San Francisco, US-based photo and video cloud storage and smart collaborative tool Hackpad to expand its product offering and improve its auto-upload features.

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Israeli slideshow app Slidely bags $7.3M to fund mobile plans

Tel Aviv, Israel-based slideshow app Slidely bagged $7.3 million in a funding round led by Benson Oak Capital to beef up its mobile campaign and expand to the US.

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