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Apple says ’88% of devices are using iOS 7′

Apple has once again updated its pie chart that shows iOS adoption. These stats are mainly for the developer community and are based on the number of users visiting the App Store. Dated May 4th, Apple says that “88% of devices are using iOS 7,” which is up a percentage from the past four weeks, and up 9%

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Meet the kid who built the original iPhone’s keyboard and web browser

The most recent in a surge of iPhone development stories, the New York Times has an excellent profile on the young programmer responsible for the original iPhone’s keyboard and web browser. Now 29, Francisco Tolmasky was just 20 years old when he started at Apple tasked with the job of replicating Safari’s desktop browsing experience,

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Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 with Touch ID recognition improvements and bug fixes

Apple released iOS 7.1.1 today, iterating on the 7.1 release from late March. While iOS 7.1 was more about ironing out the design and performance issues from the initial release, its successor aims at fixing specific issues outstanding from that expansive update. According to Apple’s change log, there are “Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition,”

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Apple pushes its good name beyond products in new Earth Day initiative (video)

“Better. It’s a powerful word and a powerful idea.” Thus begins the narration from Apple CEO Tim Cook over a video highlighting Apple’s success, not in products but in the earth-focused processes under which they’re designed, produced, manufactured and distributed. The Cupertino-based company is highlighting its “unprecedented” leadership in environmental matters this week, in the run-up

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Apple acquires Novauris to improve Siri speech recognition

Just a day after Microsoft unveiled its Cortana digital assistant as part of a major Windows Phone update, Apple has confirmed its acquisition of speech recognition technology company Novauris. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, it’s clear the company was brought in to work on Siri. After an initial splash and some savvy

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