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Apple tells developer of popular iOS 8 widget calculator to remove the widget

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Apple apparently doesn't want iOS 8 widgets to be smart

Apple tells developer of popular iOS 8 widget calculator to remove the widget

One of the coolest features of iOS 8 was the inclusion of support for widgets in the Notification Center on iPhone and iPad, but making full use of that feature has landed at least one developer in hot water. James Thomson, developer of the popular calculator app PCalc, was the recipient of a message from Apple informing him that having a widget in iOS 8 that performs calculations within notification center was not something he could do, and that it must be removed. This is in spite of PCalc being a featured app in the App Store for its calculating widget.

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Best games to show off your new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3!

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Best games to show off your new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3!

Best games to show off your new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3!

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are fantastic devices with new graphic capabilities thanks to the A8X chip and Metal engine support in iOS 8. If you're itching to get the most out of your new device, here are some of the very best games you'll find in the App Store which will look great on the big screen. Of course, this isn't the end-all be-all list. Be sure to read up on our many, many iPad game round-ups to get acquainted with what's out there.

If you're good to go, get cozy with your iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 and crack open the App Store.

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Top iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals for October 29

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Top iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals for October 29

We've gathered together some great discounts on iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, accessories, and devices for you today.

We'll keep showing sales that are ongoing after double-checking that they're still active and the price is the same, as well as updating the list with anything new that we find. Of course, if you spot any great deals, don't be shy - drop a tip in the comments!

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CurrentC notifies users of breach, only email addresses were taken

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CurrentC notifies users of breach, only email addresses were taken

Members of the CurrentC pilot program are receiving a notice today that the service has been breached, with an unspecified number of user email addresses having been compromised. MCX says that no other information was taken. The group reminds to avoid phishing scams, saying that they will never be contacted by CurrentC or MCX for their financial information over email.

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2 days ago

World-class photography app ProShot launches on iPhone

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World-class photography app ProShot launches on iPhone

ProShot is a newly released photography app for the iPhone and iPad on iOS 8. ProShot has been steadily updated on Microsoft's mobile platform since 2012 and the same advanced experience has been ported to Apple's ecosystem.

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For $7.95 today you can pick up this durable hard case with kickstand for iPhone 6 Plus!

For $7.95 today you can pick up this durable hard case with kickstand for iPhone 6 Plus!

Made from a smooth and durable polycarbonate, this iPhone 6 Plus Snap On Case provides excellent drop protection thanks to the thick edging and impact resistant shell. The back features a custom patterned texture that gives you an enhanced grip around your device along with a fold-out kickstand for viewing media.

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CurrentC group says exclusivity is required, but no fees for leaving

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CurrentC group says exclusivity is required, but no fees for leaving

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), the group behind mobile payment system CurrentC, has confirmed that retailers supporting CurrentC must support it exclusively, rather than in addition to something like Apple Pay. However, they have also addressed a recent report regarding possible penalties for leaving. MCX insists that there are no fines for members that decide to pull support for the system, according to a post on the MCX blog:

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BookArc stand for Mac Pro makes it look like a sci-fi desktop cannon

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BookArc stand for Mac Pro makes it look like a sci-fi desktop cannon

The Mac Pro is already a slick-looking desktop computer with its cylindrical black case, but today the Apple hardware accessory maker Twelve South has started selling a stand called the BookArc that makes the Mac Pro look even cooler. The chrome stand cradles the case and allows it to be used in a horizontal position. It also makes it look like there's a powerful sci-fi cannon on your desk.

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Media picks of the week: Vamps, Treehouse of Horror, William Gibson and more!

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Media picks of the week: Vamps, Treehouse of Horror, William Gibson and more!

Media picks of the week: Vamps, Treehouse of Horror, William Gibson and more!

Every week Apple adds tons of new media content on iTunes — music, books, movies and more. It's impossible to keep up with all of it, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! This week we've got new J-Pop music with a vampire theme, Saw, Treehouse of Horror, and new work from cyberpunk author William Gibson!

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WhatsApp delays plans to launch voice calling services until Q1 2015

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WhatsApp delays plans to launch voice calling services until Q1 2015

Way back in February, WhatsApp announced they were planning to add voice calling services to their popular messaging app in the second quarter of 2014. That time period came and went with no such addition. Now WhatsApp's CEO says they are targeting a first quarter 2015 date to add voice features.

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Reported archaic CurrentC contract is holding back its member partners

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Reported archaic CurrentC contract is holding back its member partners

The battle mobile payment systems Apple Pay and CurrentC, developed by the Merchant Customer Exchange group, has been heating up quite a bit over the last week or so, and the New York Times has just revealed why certain retailers are unwilling to support Apple's offering: they face hefty fines for supporting competing payment solutions.

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LG announces new Thunderbolt-compatible 4K display

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LG announces new Thunderbolt-compatible 4K display

LG has announced the new, 31-inch, 31MU97 4K display, and the good news for Mac users is that it's Thunderbolt-ready. Priced at $2,499, the display is just as expensive as the starting price of the newly announced iMac with 5K Retina display.

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Olloclip online store can now accept UK pounds and euros

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Olloclip online store can now accept UK pounds and euros

Olloclip, the creators of photo lenses and accessories for the iPhone familiy of smartphones along with the iPad, are now accepting UK pounds and euros in its online store for the first time, which gives residents in that part of the world a savings of up to 25 percent.

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Demand for iPhone 6 boosts iOS market share in Europe

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Demand for iPhone 6 boosts iOS market share in Europe

The latest data from Kantar WorldPanel shows that the recent launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has boosted Apple's sales numbers, with iOS now accounting for 15.4 percent of the market share in the five big European territories. Android still accounts for a majority of the market share at 73.9 percent, with Windows Phone coming in third place at 9.2 percent.

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2 days ago

Vector 64: The C stands for Creepy

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Vector 64: The C stands for Creepy

Vector 64: The C stands for Creepy

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show — Making more debt than money, Apple Pay vs. CurrentC, software as art, #GamerGate, and paintball mishaps. With Georgia Dow, Guy English, Dave Wiskus, Rene Ritchie.

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