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Don Melton shares memories of Steve Jobs

Don Melton, former director of internet technologies at Apple and the man charged with pushing WebKit and Safari out into the world, has posted the full version of his Memories of Steve article to his website.

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How Monument Valley's gorgeous, Escher-like world was designed

Monument Valley uses breathtaking Escher-esque worlds and haunting music to make one of the most unique, most captivating iPhone and iPad games we've seen in a long time. So how did it come about?

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Curious what Microsoft has in store for mobile? Check out Build 2014!

It's a new Microsoft. New CEO. New Office for iPad. And now a new Build 2014 conference to highlight what's coming next. Mobile Nations' crack Windows Phone Central team will be there covering everything live and as it happens, and since Microsoft is a major player — and major services provider of Mac, iPhone, and iPad — all of our interest levels are high.

For complete coverage, including a handy guide on what to expect from the show, including Windows Phone 8.1 hit the link below!

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Where could Apple go with the iPhone 6 and Apple A8 chipset?

Last year Apple launched their second generation custom CPU as part of the Apple A7 system-on-a-chip found in the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini Retina. Codenamed "Cyclone" it used the ARMv8 instruction set and was an industry first 64-bit. Thanks to some sleuthing and some new commit logs, Anand Lai Shimpi has presented a ton of technical details on what Apple has accomplished to date. Moreover, he's gone into the iPhone 6 and Apple A8 SoC, and what we might just see this year.

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What if the rumored iOS 8 Healthbook wasn't just for an iWatch but for an internet of health things?

One of the most persistent rumors for iOS 8 focuses on Healthbook, a Passbook-style, card-based "wallet" app that would collect all your fitness, nutrition, sleep, and medical data all in one place. These rumors have been tied to the iWatch as a way Apple could track more and better health-based information, but there's also been speculation that Apple might go broader.

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iTunes vs. Ultraviolet: Are Apple-loving Veronica Mars fans entitled to their service of choice, or just entitled?

The Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie landed not only in theaters, but on Ultraviolet digital streaming and on iTunes yesterday. For a Hollywood movie from a studio like Warner Brothers, that's... transcendent. But as much as it might have presaged a new era in entertainment, it also highlighted some massive ongoing problems. Mainly, the digital downloads offered to backers turned out not to be the iTunes codes some wanted but Ultraviolet streams instead. That caused a lot of confusion and more than a little anger.

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If not an iWatch... how about an iRing?

iWatch is all most markets and media outlets are talking about these days because wearables are new and every short-attention-span junky in the world wants Apple to do something new. But what if, instead of an iWatch, Apple went with an iRing?

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T-Mobile's free data roaming put to the test — is it good enough to get you by?

T-Mobile is currently providing 200MB of 2G EDGE data free for customers who travel — and roam — internationally. Yes, 200MB isn't much in our multi-GB world and EDGE is barely a trickle compared to the flood that is LTE. But, free. That means no costly data roaming plan or inconvenient SIM switching. Yet for some people the frustration that comes from low limits and slow speeds will more than outweigh any cost savings or convenience benefits. So, how do you know? Well, in our case we sent Phil Nickinson all the way to Spain to find out.

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The iWatch first-mover non-advantage

While iWatch rumors continue to run hot and heavy Apple hasn't said word one about any specific wearable product. Many of their competitors, however, have had smartwatches on the shelves for months if not years. That's led to some market and media sentiment that Apple's "late" to the game. Apple, however, like wizards, tends to arrive precisely when it means to. Jim Dalrymple writing for the The Loop:

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Wolfram Language gets shown off and I already want it bolted behind Siri!

Wolfram Language is what powers the computational software suite Mathmatica and the computational knowledge service Wolfram|Alpha. All three are the brain children of Stephen Wolfram who, in the above video, shows off just what that engine looks like for the first time. And it's amazing. Like Star Trek computer amazing.

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