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Review: ETA drives speedy directions and traffic prediction to Apple Watch

Want to get somewhere quickly — and know how long it will take you? ETA's on the job.

At the beginning of this year, my roller derby league moved their practice space north of Boston, changing my five-minute commute to somewhere in the 55-minute vicinity. Boston is notorious for its rush hour traffic, and our move meant that for the first time, my naive work-at-home self was routinely stuck in it.

Lucky for me, I had ETA.

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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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How to set up your accessories with HomeKit

Just picked up a HomeKit-compatible gadget? Awesome. Here's how to set it up.

Apple has made it incredibly easy to set up your new home automation accessories with its HomeKit system — assuming, that is, you've picked up an accessory which works with HomeKit. (If you're not sure, look for the "Works with Apple HomeKit" badge on the accessory's packaging; additionally, this list from Apple currently lists all the currently compatible devices.)

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Apple showcases amazing #ShotOniPhone6 videos!

The #ShotOniPhone6 hashtag now highlights not only the quality of iPhone videos, but the artistry of iPhone videographers.

It's no secret the iPhone is one of the most popular camera in the world, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the best cameras Apple has ever made. That includes videographers who have done everything from shows to commercials to documentaries and more.

What artists all over the world have been doing with those cameras, however, hasn't always gotten the attention it deserves. Enter #ShotOniPhone6. It kicked off back in March, but now it's kicking into high gear.

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Giving up on Google

Google has made it clear: The company's stated goal is to organize all the world's data.

To organize it, Google first has to collect it, and to organize all of it, it has to collect you. All of you. If that's a concern, and it's leading to your having second thoughts about your involvement with Google, then switching to iPhone can be of tremendous benefit to you. With the iPhone, you can use the best of Google services if you want to, but you can also easily live Google-free. And if you're not yet sure, the iPhone lets you keep all your options open.

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The Apple Watch is a hot cup of convenience

As I pull the car into the Starbucks drive-thru, my husband says, "Oh, sorry, I thought you said you wanted coffee."

"Close enough," I tell him, and order a grande coffee with cream. He orders a breakfast sandwich. It's a Saturday morning and our family is headed to the beach for the day, about an hour and a half west of Portland.

That's right: we live in Portland, Oregon, hipster capital of the Pacific Northwest, where you can find some of the best coffee in the country. And yet, sometimes, we go to Starbucks.

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How to fix iOS 8 Unicode Messages crash bug

Here's what you need to know about preventing and recovering from the iOS 8 Unicode crash bug.

While Apple is working on a fix for the bug that causes Messages and notifications to crash iOS 8, there are several things you can do right now to help prevent your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch from being affected, and to try to recover if you've already been affected.

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How to stop Facebook from constantly tracking and recording your location

Use Nearby Friends? If you don't want Facebook for iPhone tracking your every move, you're going to want to change your settings.

I like using Facebook to share what I want, when I want, and it's fair game. But many of us don't fancy a social network tracking our every move, even privately. If you use Facebook's Nearby Friends feature, however, you may be at risk of just that. If you'd prefer not to have a personal map of every place you've been accessible via your Facebook account, here's how to change your settings and put the social network back in its place.

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How we work on our Macs, iPhones, and iPads

Here's how the iMore team uses their Apple products for daily productivity.

Though we all use Apple's Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch in our day-to-day work lives, that routine varies from person to person. We got the iMore team (and bonus guest, iMore contributor Rich Stevens)together for this week's editors' roundtable to talk productivity and workspaces: what we like to use, how we like to use it, and how we've built it.

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The week's best iPhone games: Ball King, Triangulae, and more!

So many iPhone and iPad games, so little time.

Tired of scrolling through titles and top ten lists, unsure which games for iPhone and iPad are worth your money or download? I'm here to separate the wheat from the chaff, the gems from the rocks: Here are my picks for week's best iOS games — the ones that stick out from the crowd with memorable mechanics, cute graphics, clever story-lines, catchy music, and more.

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