Third-party apps

Apple Fixing iCloud Syncing Issues with Third-Party Apps

Apple has informed developers that a fix for the iCloud syncing and CloudKit issues that have been affecting third-party applications as of late is currently being rolled out — reports 9to5Mac. Earlier this week, an iCloud/CloudKit bug resulted in users of third-party applications that rely on cloud infrastructure for syncing and other tasks often seeing "Service...

Twitter Adds Support For Two-Factor Authentication Via Third-Party Apps

Today, Twitter has announced an update to two-factor authentication (2FA) which finally brings support for third-party apps. Twitter's login verification feature will let you rely on apps like Google Authenticator and Authy. Previously, users would have to rely on a code sent via text message. This is important because SMS-based 2FA, although it’s tied to...

iPhone 8’s Facial Recognition May Support Apple Pay, ‘Multi’ Biometrics, Third-Party Apps

Code uncovered in leaked HomePod firmware suggests the facial recognition system in Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" will support payments, "multi" biometrics and support for third-party apps. Developer Guilherme Rambo posted screenshots of previously unreported functionality related to "Pearl ID," which is reportedly Apple's codename for iPhone 8's facial recognition system. The lines of code reference system support for...

Apple Set to Expand Siri to Work With More Types of Third-Party Apps

According to a new report from Reuters, Apple will announce an expansion of Siri services at its Worldwide Developer Conference next week that will allow the virtual assistant to interact with more third-party apps. Apple initially opened Siri up to developers with specialized App Extensions in iOS 10. At WWDC 2016, Apple also released SiriKit APIs which allow...