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Reminder: App Store goes (RED) to help battle AIDS

While other retailers are gearing up for Black Friday, Apple and its developers are going (RED) as part of a commitment to fight AIDS, and you can also help by downloading apps that come with special (RED) in-app purchases. Apple's GarageBand and a number of third-party apps are all part of the campaign where you can add special levels, expansion packs, or themes. The (RED) promotion runs through December 7th.

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Facebook's Rooms lets you view activity, select custom sounds, and more

Rooms, the latest app to come out of Facebook Labs, has been updated to version 1.1 today, adding new sound customization, an activity dashboard, and notifications. There are also a number of bug fixes and performance optimizations.

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Amazon expands its PickUp service to include over 10,000 Post Offices in the UK

Amazon has announced that its PickUp service has expanded to include more than 10,000 Post Offices across the UK, boosting the number of supported locations to over 16,000. Rather than relying on couriers, customers can opt for Royal Mail's Local Collect to have their packages delivered to a nearby location where they can conveniently pick up the order without hassle.

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Universal buys Steve Jobs biopic, Michael Fassbender cast in the lead role

As rumored last week, Universal Studios has finalized the purchase of the Steve Jobs biopic from Sony for a reported $30 million. Scripted by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, the movie is set to star Michael Fassbender in the lead role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Indiegogo project Pinć VR makes your iPhone a window to the virtual world

A new project on Indiegogo called Pinć is looking to transform the iPhone into an enhanced virtual reality experience. As a wearable , Pinć is a goggle-like device that allows you to mount your iPhone to your head. Similar to Samsung's Gear VR for the rival Galaxy Note 4, Pinć allows iPhone owners to enter immersive augmented or virtual reality world and could be suited for gaming.

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New iPhone 6 commercials highlight A8 gaming, Continuity

Apple has released two new commercials for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The first, titled "Gaming", focuses on the Apple A8 chipset and the quality of video games it enables. The second, titled "Continuity", highlights call relay from both the Mac and the iPad. Both commercials once again feature the voice stylings of Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon.

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Twitter's new search API closed to third-party apps

Remember that fancy new feature that allows you to search every tweet ever posted that Twitter announced last week? Well if you're one of the many users of third-party Twitter apps, prepare to be disappointed: Twitter's new search API won't be open to third-party clients, much to the frustration of developers.

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Stunning iPhone 6 display result of improved glass bonding

What makes the iPhone 6's display striking is that Apple has improved the application for bonding the glass to the display from the last generation iPhone 5s. The latest report examines the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6 displays under a microscope and finds that the iPhone 6 looks more pleasing because the display is closer to the glass. In turn, this results in a screen that's more vibrant with deeper blacks and better contrast.

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Virtual bulletin board Yik Yak updates to make upvoting easier than ever

Social bulletin board app Yik Yak has recently been updated to bring better notifications, a new card design, and an easier upvote feature to allow you to highlight what you like. Rather than sharing content with people you know like other social networks, Yik Yak's claim to fame is that you can connect and share with others around you without requiring you to know them or be connected to them.

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T-Mobile agrees to display correct speed test results for throttled customers

T-Mobile took a big step forward today in the realm of transparency over customer data allotments and throttling. A statement released by the FCC indicates that T-Mobile will begin providing a link to a speed test that will provide accurate results for users who have already been throttled for the month, rather than displaying potential network speeds as it currently does. In addition, the magenta carrier said it would be clearer about data throttling in its text alerts once users have gone over their high speed data cap for the month.

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