All Articles by John Callaham

Microsoft updates its SNIPP3T iPhone app with new tagging feature and more

Microsoft has once again updated its iPhone SNIPP3T app that it launched back in October. The app, which offers users a way to keep track of their favorite celebrities with a stream of headlines and social media updates, now lets users place their own messages on news images.

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Microsoft updates Bing apps for iPhone and iPad with new designs and more

Microsoft has updated the Bing apps for the iPhone and iPad today, offering up some revamped designs for the search engine apps.

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Minecraft: Story Mode coming out in 2015 from Telltale Games and Mojang

In a major surprise, Telltale Games announced today it was teaming up with developer Mojang to create Minecraft: Story Mode, an episodic game series that will be released sometime in 2015 that's based on Mojang's hugely popular sandbox game.

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The console and PC RPG Lords of the Fallen is coming to the iPhone and iPad in 2015

Lords of the Fallen, the acclaimed fantasy role playing game that was released for current generation consoles and the PC earlier this fall, will be making its way to mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad sometime in 2015

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Apple will require 64-bit support for updates to existing iOS apps by June 1, 2015

Apple has sent out word to their third-party app developers that any updates to their existing iOS apps must be made with the iOS 8 SDK and offer 64-bit support by June 1, 2015.

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Microsoft's Xim photo sharing app now supports Apple TV

Microsoft will release an update for its recently-launched smartphone photo-sharing app Xim later today that adds support for displaying those images for a number of TV set-top boxes and sticks, including Apple TV.

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SimCity BuildIt now available worldwide for iPhone and iPad

Electronic Arts has now made its latest urban simulation game, SimCity BuildIt, available worldwide for the iPhone and iPad, after first announcing the game earlier this year.

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Instagram is getting five new photo filters!

Instagram will put in five more photo filters to its iOS app. The filters are just part of the app's latest update that is scheduled to be released for the iPhone and iPad today. It's the first time in two years that new filters have been added to the app,

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Apple Pay now supports credit cards that cover 90% of card purchase volume in the US

Since it launched in October, Apple Pay has expanded its support by adding many more banks, credit cards and retailers in the US. Today, the company revealed Apple Pay now supports cards that cover the vast majority of the card purchase volume in the US.

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BT is in talks to acquire EE for £12.5 billion

British Telecom has confirmed it has "entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange" which could lead to BT acquiring the wireless carrier EE for about £12.5 billion. This means that the UK's largest land line and broadband company could buy the country's biggest mobile phone carrier.

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Viber adds games to its iPhone and iPad messaging app in five countries

Viber has updated its messaging app for the iPhone and iPad in five countries (Belarus, Malaysia, Israel, Singapore and the Ukraine) with a feature that allows users in those territories to play a select number of games inside the app. This feature will be rolled out worldwide to other parts of the world in the coming weeks.

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Papers, Please for iPad will get its nudity restored in an update next week

Lucas Pope, the creator of the just launched iPad version of the acclaimed indie game Papers, Please has now stated that it will be updated next week to restore content that was in the original PC version that included nudity.

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Google Maps adds highway lane guidance for several European countries

European users of Google Maps now have a new update that offers voice-guided lane navigation for highways located in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK and Ireland.

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Samsung reportedly begins manufacturing 14nm Apple A9 processors

Samsung has started manufacturing the Apple A9 system-on-a-chip, which is widely expected to power everything from the next generation iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7) to the hotly rumored iPad Pro. What's more, it's expected to run on the new 14 nanometer process, making it even more power-efficient.

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Papers, Please makes its iPad debut, but without the nudity of the PC version

The acclaimed PC indie game Papers, Please has been released for the iPad today, but not without some changes. The creator of the game, Lucas Pope, stated he was forced to remove content that contained nudity due to Apple's rules.

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Apple un-rejects Transmit's iCloud Drive upload feature

Apple's App Store review team has changed their minds and decided to allow Transmit, the popular file transfer and management app for iPhone and iPad, to restore their iCloud Drive and storage provider upload feature.

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Google Search app for iPhone and iPad gets Material Design makeover

Google has released a major update for its search app made for the iPhone and iPad, which includes a revamp of its design to embrace Google's Material Design look.

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Scrolls, from Minecraft creator Mojang, now available for Mac!

As previously announced, Minecraft developer Mojang have released only their second internally developed game, Scrolls, for the Mac. A version for the iPad is in the works and will be released in early 2015.

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Microsoft Store to sell Jawbone Mini Jambox speaker for $69.99 Friday, or $49.99 in-store

Microsoft has started teasing Friday's "12 Days of Deals" promotion that will offer a Jawbone Mini Jambox Bluetooth speaker for just $69.99 both online and in-store, with an even lower price of $49.99 for folks who are first in line to get the speaker at their local Microsoft Store location.

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Microsoft buys HockeyApp to help expand its support for iOS app developers

Microsoft has today announced the acquisition of Stuttgart, Germany-based company HockeyApp, which provides iOS developers with detailed app crash reports, along with a way to distribute beta versions of those apps. The specific financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the announcement.

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