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The Week in iOS Apps: A new look for some old friends

This week's roundup of apps brings plenty of old favorites, renovated with new looks and new features to ensure your iOS device stays central to your life.

Apple Stores may soon repair more iPhone parts

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Apple's been replacing broken iPhone displays in store, but a report suggests that it may soon expand that program to include other smaller repairs, such as broken cameras and Home buttons.

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iPhone 5s props up Apple's market share in China, but Samsung still leads

With the arrival of the iPhone 5s, Apple regained its spot among the top five smartphone makers in China during the third quarter.

Apple-backed plant in Arizona to produce sapphire

An Apple facility planned for Mesa, Arizona will be operated by GT Advanced Technologies and produce sapphire for use in Apple products.

Apple in China: By the numbers

China has become an increasingly important market for Apple. But while the company has done a better job of breaking into the country, how Apple is perceived still poses challenges.

Touch ID takes hardware security to new levels - Here's how, why, and what it means!

imore.com

iMore took an in-depth look at Touch ID and its security system alongside repair company mendmyi. A fascinating piece on how Touch ID keeps your fingerprints secure.

The Week in iOS Apps: Image is everything

This week's roundup of iOS apps features plenty of new ways to make your iPhone images, moving or still, way cooler than they already are. Read on.

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FAA now allows gadgets during takeoff, landing, and everywhere in-between

Get ready to use your smartphone without fear—the FAA is reversing its rule about the use of electronic devices.

on techhive.com

Small percentage of iPhone 5s units have battery problems

nytimes.com

It's not all roses for the new iPhone 5s: Apple said on Wednesday that some of its newest smartphones have a "manufacturing issue" that could lead to reduced battery life or longer charge times. The company will replace the phones of affected users.

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Samsung's share grows while Apple's declines in Q3 smartphone market

Samsung Electronics continued to dominate the smartphone market in the third quarter, which also saw quarterly shipments cross 250 million for the first time, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

on techhive.com

Use Find My iPhone to track your kids on Halloween

Halloween's a time for frights, but one of those shouldn't be losing track of your kids. With Find My iPhone, you can keep an eye on those trick-or-treaters.

The Week in iOS Apps: Zombies and zom-bees

This week's roundup of iOS apps is full of the undead. But don't worry, we've also got apps available for real live human beings, too.

In rerun of Apple debacle, Samsung apologizes in China after state media criticism

Like Apple, rival Samsung is apologizing to Chinese consumers after the country's state media criticized the vendor for failing to fix glitches in several of its phones.

on techhive.com

Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

on pcworld.com