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iTunes 12.2 brings Apple Music to the Mac and Windows

iTunes 12.2 brings Apple Music to the Mac and Windows

Apple has released iTunes 12.2, which adds support for its new Apple Music service. The update, available for both Mac and Windows, allows users to take advantage of on-demand access to much of Apple's iTunes catalog, listen to the new Beats 1 radio station, and get new content from their...
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Confederate Flag content removed from Apple's App Store

Like other large retailers, including Amazon and Walmart, Apple is removing content containing depictions of the Confederate Flag, specifically apps and games in the App Store. According to Touch Arcade: The reasoning Apple is sending developers is "...because it includes images of the...
How would you change the App Store?

How would you change the App Store?

The App Store revolutionized software, creating a safer, more unified, more convenient way to get apps onto our devices. So what needs to be revolutionized about the App Store? Prior to the App Store, anyone who wanted to get software—and it really wasn't that many people—had to hunt around the...
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Instagram starts rolling out higher-quality images on iPhone

Instagram starts rolling out higher-quality images for its iPhone app

Instagram will now display photos at a higher resolution inside its mobile apps. Previously displayed at a resolution of 640x640, Instagram will soon show users their photos at 1080x1080. The rollout is currently in progress and seems to be limited, for the moment, to the iPhone and Android apps...
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Microsoft's Tossup app can help friends vote on where to meet up

Microsoft's latest iPhone app from their Garage division is called Tossup, and it's been designed to help a circle of friends decide where and when they might want to meet. The idea behind the app, which was developed by a team inside Microsoft's Outlook division, is to make it easier to...
Amazon's new app for iPhone and iPad lets you keep an eye on Cloud Drive

Amazon's new app for iPhone and iPad lets you keep an eye on Cloud Drive

Amazon has released an app for its Cloud Drive storage service for iPhone and iPad. The app lets you keep track of all of the documents, pictures, and more that you have stored in your Amazon Cloud Drive. You can also playback media, and share your files as Cloud Drive links. However, it does not...
Square Enix temporarily stops Mac sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix temporarily stops Mac sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix has temporarily paused sales of the Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The director of the project cited various performance problems and a serious lack of communication with players as primary reasons for halting sales. The company will also be offering refunds for...
How to get lyrics for Apple Music with Musixmatch

How to get lyrics for Apple Music with Musixmatch

Apple Music doesn't (yet?) integrate lyrics, but if that's something you care about, there's a workaround you can use right now: a widget called Musixmatch. Federico Viticci noticed the functionality and wrote about it on MacStories: I was listening to some playlists on Apple Music today and...
Heroes of the Storm: Tips and tricks on collecting gold fast without handing Blizzard your wallet

Heroes of the Storm: Tips and tricks on collecting gold fast without handing Blizzard your wallet

Heroes of the Storm is free to play — provided you know the best ways to earn in-game gold. Gold collection in Heroes of the Storm is slow for a reason: Blizzard wants to make money. But you may not need to spend as much as you think. If you read my first tip guide for Heroes of the Storm...
First Minecraft: Story Mode details released, coming to iOS and Mac later this year

First Minecraft: Story Mode details released, coming to iOS and Mac later this year

Alongside debuting the first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode, Mojang has also used its Minecon 2015 showcase in London to detail what the game is actually all about. And it's certainly a half Minecraft, half Telltale sort of experience. The game will be coming to iOS and Mac alongside Xbox...
The week's best iPhone games, outer space edition!

The week's best iPhone games, outer space edition!

This week's iOS gaming list is full of stars. I'd never have qualified for astronaut training, given that I can't even handle roller coasters, but I don't have to give up my spacesuit dreams thanks to this collection of new iPhone games. From interplanetary explorations to flight simulations to...
The best Mac games: Comedy Dating Sim Edition

The best Mac games: Comedy Dating Sim Edition

This collection of self-aware, humorous dating sims will charm you with cuteness. Many dating sims are available in the Mac gaming space, but few are as funny and adorable as this collection of dating sims featuring unusual prospects, from pugs to dinosaurs to sandwiches. 1. Hatoful...
Beautiful platformer Adventures of Pip hops onto iOS

Beautiful platformer Adventures of Pip hops onto iOS

Last month, Tic Toc Games released a charming 2D platformer on Mac and Windows called Adventures of Pip. The game stars a tiny pixel which can transform into a full-sized hero and back again in order to deal with enemies and solve puzzles. Now the full-sized Adventures of Pip game has arrived on...

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