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21 hours ago

iOS 8 review: 3 months later

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iOS 8 review: 3 months later

iOS 8 review: 3 months later

Three months ago we reviewed iOS 8, arguably the most jam-packed versions of the iPhone and iPad operating system we've seen since the introduction of the App Store back in 2008. Since then we've gotten updates — up to iOS 8.1.2 on the production branch and iOS 8.2 beta 2 on the developer branch. We've gotten bug fixes, performance enhancements, and even more new features. But with the good comes the bad. With new possibilities come new frustrations and with new workflows come new bugs. So, how has it held up? How are we liking iOS 8 now, some three months later?

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10 min ago

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai joins the battle on OS X

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Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai joins the battle on OS X

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai is now available for Mac, introducing the acclaimed standalone expansion pack by developer The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. Joining the base version of this expansion pack will be a Collection Edition, which includes four faction packs. Total War: Shogun 2 was released on Mac back in July.

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1 hour ago

Amazon launches Prime Now to deliver essential goods to your doorstep within the hour

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Amazon launches Prime Now to deliver essential goods to your doorstep within the hour

Amazon is rolling out a new service called Prime Now through which the retailer will offer one-hour deliveries of essential goods when ordered via the dedicated Prime Now app. The service is exclusively available to current Prime subscribers, and is live in Manhattan, with more cities to follow in 2015.

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1 hour ago

UK operators will invest £5 billion in infrastructure to solve network 'not-spots'

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UK operators will invest £5 billion in infrastructure to solve network 'not-spots'

The UK government has managed to reach an agreement with local operators to work on the issue of nationwide 'not-spots': areas restricting access to basic mobile functions due to weak signal coverage. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest a guaranteed £5 billion to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017 with the aim to provide 90 per cent of the UK with both voice and text coverage.

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7 hours ago

iMore show 434: Award winning

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iMore show 434: Dramatic reading

iMore show 434: Award winning

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Earlier this week we released our iMore best of 2014 awards and now we're getting together to read them out loud and offer some expanded thoughts and commentary. From iPhone 6 Plus to Apply Pay, Pixelmator to Monument Valley, Apple Leather Case to all the rest, join Rene Ritchie, Serenity Caldwell, Ally Kazmucha, and special guest Georgia Dow for a dramatic reading of all the winners and runners up!

Note: Due to a glitch in the recording system, there's no video this episode. Please enjoy the audio and the video will return next time.

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10 hours ago

New tax changes could affect App Store pricing for E.U. shoppers

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New tax changes could affect App Store pricing for E.U. shoppers

Apple has sent out an email to iTunes Connect developers announcing a change in how taxes are calculated for App Store purchases in the European Union. Starting January 1, 2015, Apple will charge customers the value-added tax, or VAT, rate based on the country in which they reside rather than calculating a flat VAT rate for all countries in the European Union.

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11 hours ago

Apple raises $20 million for AIDS research with Product Red initiative

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Apple raises $20 million for AIDS research with Product Red initiative

It looks like Apple's Product Red initiative turned out to be a major success. In total, the tech juggernaut reportedly raised more than $20 million for AIDS research through donations from portions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday proceeds, as well as partnerships with (RED)-branded apps.

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11 hours ago

App Store and the need for sloppier search

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App Store and the need for sloppier search

The App Store was introduced in 2008 and, as of this year, there are well over one million apps for iPhone and iPad. While Apple has scaled their ability to serve those apps to hundreds of millions of customers, search is still a frequent cause for complaint.

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12 hours ago

Apple Pay job posting hints at broad global expansion

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Apple Pay job posting hints at broad global expansion

A London job posting for an Apple Pay intern hints at Apple's plans to expand its digital wallet service beyond the U.S. where it launched. According to the posting for an intern based in London, Apple is looking to expand its payment services to Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa.

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12 hours ago

Echoes for iOS turns your iPhone into an intercom

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Echoes for iOS turns your iPhone into an intercom

Echoes has finally made its way over to iOS from the Mac to turn your existing Macs and iOS devices into a home intercom network. With Echoes, you can send quick voice messages to other Mac and iOS users on your local network without having to setup the app or dial a connection.

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12 hours ago

Waze updated with widget support, ability to report ice and floods on the road

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Waze updated with widget support, ability to report ice and floods on the road

Waze has been updated for iOS 8, bringing widget support for the Notification Center. Additionally, the updated version also features a new layout, allowing you to easily share your drive and follow your ETA. Additionally, with the winter season ahead, Waze drivers will also be able to report floods and ice on the road.

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13 hours ago

Judge rules against making Steve Jobs' taped deposition public

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Judge rules against making Steve Jobs' taped deposition public

Apple may have scored a major victory in its recent iTunes antitrust case this week, but the wins keep on coming. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers said on Wednesday that Steve Jobs' deposition, videotaped shortly before his death in 2011, will not be made public.

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14 hours ago

Badland releases new 'Daydream' level pack

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Badland releases new 'Daydream' level pack

Badland, the dark and moody hit iOS game from developer Frogmind, is celebrating hitting 20 million players today with the release of the "Daydream" level pack. Included in the pack are 10 new levels, 30 new missions, and 5 new achievements. As an added holiday bonus, you can pick up the new pack for free for a limited time.

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14 hours ago

Grids gets major overhaul to bring better Instagram experience to Macs

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Grids gets major overhaul to bring better Instagram experience to Macs

Grids for Mac has received a major update to bring even better Instagram support. Along with a wealth of new features, support for multiple accounts, 3 new layouts, and improvements in Grids 2.0, the app now also uses secured calls so that it can support more likes and comments than the first version.

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15 hours ago

Run old-school console games on the Mac with OpenEmu

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Run old-school console games on the Mac with OpenEmu

I'm 45, and I've been gaming on consoles since the Magnavox Odyssey. Many of the games I've played over the years represent a huge investment of time and a huge return of pleasure in playing, so I keep them. I keep them on shelves in my office, I keep them in bins in my basement. I don't get rid of them for the same reason I don't toss my old vinyl albums or CDs — in many cases, there's a real emotional attachment.

But this isn't about my hoarding tendencies. It's a good thing I've kept those old games around, because now I can play them again on my Mac. A powerful application provides the framework to do it easily, and it's absolutely free. It's called OpenEmu, and here's how to use it.

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