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Tweetbot 2.0 for Mac brings Tapbots' signature look into the age of Yosemite

It's clean, it's crisp, and you better believe Tweetbot 2.0 for Mac is vibrant!

The transition from the old, richly textured look of Apple software to the current, more physical age meant a lot of designers and apps had to figure out how to translate their personality from rendered pixels to physics and animation. Tapbots and designer Mark Jardine had among the most distinctive styles of the previous era. Tweetbot 3 for iPhone showed that his skills were every bit as fierce in the post iOS-era. So how do they hold up post-Yosemite?

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Periscope now helps you find live broadcasts around the world

Twitter's Periscope live streaming and app has been updated to help users find broadcasts to watch, with a new Map section letting them find streams all over the world.

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Get your schedule right on your wrist with Sunrise Calendar

Sunrise Calendar, the popular third-party calendar app owned by Microsoft, has been updated with support for the Apple Watch.

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The week's best iPhone games: Bounce Baby, Geometry Wars 3, and more!

So many iPhone and iPad games, so little time.

The App Store's new "Best Games" category features a selection hand-picked by Apple curators. In honor of this change, I decided to highlight a few new iOS games that were not selected to be featured on Apple's front page — along with one notable exception I can't stop playing.

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The Hit List for the Apple Watch keeps your focus on today

Task manager The Hit List has been updated, adding an Apple Watch app and 1Password integration. The app also now features a Notification Center widget, to let you quickly view and complete your tasks.

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Virtualizing Windows: VMWare Fusion 7 vs. Parallels Desktop 10

There are two prominent commercial packages to help run Windows 10 on your Mac: VMWare Fusion and Parallels Desktop.

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Twitter's official app picks up group messaging on the iPad

Twitter for iPhone and iPad has been updated, adding better direct message support on the iPad, including group messages and private tweet sharing.

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Clips for iPhone and iPad gets Apple Watch support and a new, darker look

Snippet managing app Clips has been updated to version 1.2, adding support for the Apple Watch. The core app has also been updated with a dark new look, and optimizations have been made to the keyboard extension.

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App Store curation could help indie games — but it might hurt them, too

This week, the U.S. version of the App Store's games section will receive some much-needed editorial oversight.

Previously, Apple's digital storefront sorted new titles by name and release date. This update, first reported by TechCrunch, replaces the main page's automated lists with curated content hand-picked by real live human beings.

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Google Drive gets a Material Design refresh for its iPhone and iPad app

Google has updated its Google Drive app for the iPhone and iPad to version 4.0, bringing with it a new user interface based on the company's Material Design look, along with some other improvements.

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