Don't-Miss iOS Stories

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New Google prompt vastly simplifies two-factor authentication

The feature will be built into Android with a Play Services update and work on iOS through the Google app.

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Instagram reaches 500 million monthly active users

The snap-and-share social network sees 500 million monthly active users, 300 million daily active users, and 95 million photos a day. That's a lot of selfies.

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Microsoft's Sharepoint app for iOS is here

Microsoft announced earlier this year that its popular SharePoint collaboration software was getting a full-featured mobile app. Starting Tuesday, iPhone users can take a crack at it.

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Hands-on: Adobe Photoshop updates include Content-Aware Crop and Face-Aware Liquify

Creative Cloud updates give photo editors powerful new tools without disrupting familiar workflows, and the video apps and Adobe Stock are improved too.

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Meet Ghostbot, a chatbot that will make online dating less miserable

Using a burner phone number and an auto-responding text message bot, you may never have to deal with unwanted photos or aggressive texts ever again.

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Misfit's Speedo Shine swim tracker gets an upgrade just in time for pool season

Prefer swimming to running? Misfit's new Speedo Shine 2 tracks your laps, your sleep, and your steps.

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Why Apple's emojification of iMessage in iOS 10 is not innovative enough

Do we really need another cutesy messaging app?

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Why iMessage in iOS 10 is too much and yet not enough

Bigger emoji, stickers, and cute effects do not make for a super-useful messaging experience.

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52% off HooToo USB 3.0 Flash drive with Lightning Connector for iPhone and iPad devices - Deal Alert

This fast drive plugs directly in your lighning or USB port allowing you to add 64 GB of storage to your iPhone, and iPod and allows you to transfer files to and from a computer/laptop without the using a cable.

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Spotify has 100 million users but Apple Music remains a threat

Spotify has reached a new milestone, but Apple Music continues to gain paid subscribers by the millions.

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Apple Pay arrives on Bank of America ATMs to make cash withdrawals painless

You don't need your debit card to take money out of the ATM anymore, which could be dangerous.

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New Fitbit feature will remind you to be an adult and go to sleep already

More rest and more activity lead to a lower BMI.

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How differential privacy can crowdsource meaningful info without exposing your secrets

Apple threw out a loaded term and little information in its keynote about a new approach it's rolling out to learn user behavior while preserving privacy. It's good.

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The nut of an idea: Don’t bury it

Not every mistake has to be the worst thing ever.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Summer fun

Now that vacation time is here, we have gaming apps, apps that guide you in new cities, apps that help you find fun, and more.

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Apple's iPhone 6 faces potential sales ban in China

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is facing a potential ban in China over a patent dispute.