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watchOS 2 – What’s new?

Originally set for release on September 16th, the latest watchOS was delayed at the last minute due to a bug. From September 21st, watchOS 2 has been available for download. Here we’ll look at some of the new features.

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What’s new in iOS 9?

Apple released the latest iOS on September 16th. As of today, a week later, iOS 9 has been installed on 52% of devices. This is the fastest adoption rate of all the iOS releases so far. Let’s look at some of the best new features it has to offer.

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How to make your app stand out in the App Store and get featured

stand out on the app store and get featured


With 1.5 million apps already in Apple’s App Store, it can be difficult to make your app stand out from the rest of the competition. It can be easy to feel that without the big marketing budgets of the major app distributors, your app will simply pass by unnoticed and join the pile of forgotten apps swept to the back of the App Store.

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iOS 8 – 3 usability tips that make our lives easier

So you’ve just installed iOS 8. It’s fair to say that it’s been an interesting release and one that’s lead to both positive and negative feedback (as with most) and in turn the platform,  and its many features have provided plenty of ground for discussion in the Fivestar office!  

As seasoned Apple fans and product lovers, we admit that we are slightly biased, but that being said, we appreciate that it hasn’t been for everyone. So what has fundamentally changed? Well, not as much as the transition from iOS 6 to iOS 7.  But there has been a lot of refinement, improvement and user experience focused change to the design and operation of the platform and indeed, particular apps. Apple have provided a full run down of all the new features on their website, but in our own summary, here are our 3 favourite features of the new iOS. 

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What’s new in iOS 8?

Exciting news – Apple have announced iOS 8 and there are a lot of great features to look forward to with its public release planned for the fall. Its release should coincide with the launch of the new iPhone 6, which is another thing to get excited about if you are a big Apple fan like us.

Here is a summary of some new features to look forward to.

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