15 min ago
Assassin's Creed Identity for iPhone and iPad soft launches in Australia and New Zealand
Ubisoft has soft-launched Assassin's Creed: Identity, the latest Assassin's Creed mobile game for iPhone and iPad, in Australia and New Zealand. While there have been Assassin's Creed games on iOS before, Identity is the first to bring the third-person action experience from consoles and PC down to mobile devices.
24 min ago
New, updated, and discounted apps: Pokemon TCG and more!
Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! There's an official free-to-play Pokemon card game now available, plus Fragment has some new packs available for avid photo editors.
53 min ago
How to generate and manage app-specific passwords with iCloud
Apple has increased security around iCloud and how apps and devices can access your data. One of the newest forms of iCloud security is the use of app-specific passwords. Essentially, any apps that don't support two-step verification, if you have it enabled, will instead need an app-specific password in order to link up to your iCloud account. This ensures that your primary Apple ID password isn't collected or stored by any third party apps. Luckily, generating app-specific passwords and managing them is easy enough!
1 hour ago
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to come with bonus business card holder?
While some segment of the internet is still coming down off its yearly collective iPhone launch apoplexy, another big phone looks like it might be poised to make big headlines. Turns out the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a surprise bonus feature — it can double as a business card holder on your desk. How does that work exactly?
1 hour ago
Jony Ive talks Apple Watch in new interview
Jony Ive talked about Apple's foray into fashion with the Apple Watch in a new interview with Vogue. Conducted weeks before the device's unveiling at on September 9, the interview goes over the details about the Apple Watch revealed at the event, as well as providing insight into the design of the watch. In particlular, Ive stresses the tactile nature of the device, and the importance of the materials used in making it, not just in the watch but the bands as well.
1 hour ago
These fancy iPhone 5S flip covers come in 4 colors and are marked down 63% today!
The front cover of the RevJams FlipBack Case features a 3-panel design that allows you to fold it into a personal viewing stand. The back is treated with a scratch resistant UV plastic coating that's easy to grip and looks amazing. Get yours in black, blue, green or hot pink today for only $14.95.
1 hour ago
Apps stuck downloading after restoring from iCloud? Here's the fix!
While iCloud is the most convenient way to restore your data to a new iPhone or iPad, that doesn't mean it's always the most reliable. One of the largest complaints I hear from users is that after restoring, a few apps get stuck installing and can't be deleted or restarted. Luckily, there are a few easy tricks you can perform in order to get your apps back in no time!
2 hours ago
Sprint doubles data on high-end plans for families and businesses
Sprint has announced that, starting today, they are offering "double the data" on high-end data plans compared to AT&T and Verizon. Sprint's 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB Family Share Pack plans will now offer 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB at no extra cost. Customers must sign up by October 31 in order to take advantage of the offer. Existing customers can take advantage of the promotion by visiting a Sprint retail store or call Sprint customer support.
3 hours ago
Blizzard previews Hearthstone's first full expansion
Blizzard has started talking about plans for the next expansion to it's free-to-play digital trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The game's first add-on, Curse of Naxxramas, arrived earlier this year with a new single-player campaign, but the upcoming new content would be a full expansion, with over 100 new cards for everyone to play with. While Naxxramus was designed with a single-player focus, Hearthstone's first expansion will have something for new and veteran players, according to Polygon:
4 hours ago
Pebble and Pebble Steel now available for purchase in the UK
The popular smartwatch has skimmed its way to UK shores. Both the Pebble and Pebble Steel are now available for purchase without having to pay out to cover import fees (thanks to stock shipping from within the EU). Consumers are able to pick up their own Pebble from participating retailers.
7 hours ago
EE upgrades a further 18 towns in the UK to blinding 4G speeds
EE today announced the mobile network has launched 4G in 18 new towns across the UK, including Sandhurst. This takes the total number of major towns and cities with LTE connectivity through the company to 281 – reported to be over 75 percent of the UK population.
7 hours ago
iPad reportedly getting a gold paint job this month, 12.9-inch variant launching in 2015
Always wanted a gold color variant of the iPad to match your gold iPhone? Your wish is about to come true, as Apple is reportedly announcing a 9.7-inch iPad with a gold color option later this month.
10 hours ago
Spyware targets Hong Kong protestors using Android, jailbroken iPhones or iPads
There's a new kind of spyware going around called Xsser that's reportedly targeting protestors in Hong Kong. The spyware — which appears to have ties to Android malware discovered last week — is installed via a Debian package and requires a victim's iPhone or iPad to be jailbroken. Breaking the root jail of iOS can provide for functionality beyond what Apple currently ships, but also strips away Apple's built-in iOS security. The same way jailbroken software can be loaded, malicious software can be loaded. So what's going on with Xsser and how can you protect yourself?
14 hours ago
Apple calls on developers to submit Yosemite apps to Mac App Store
As OS X Yosemite is nearing release, Apple is now calling on developers to submit apps that are optimized for and compatible with the new OS for review in the Mac App Store. The call for app submissions come on the heels of Apple making a gold master build of OS X Yosemite for developers to download earlier today.
19 hours ago
Best Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone: Protection and convenience all in one!
When Apple first introduced Touch ID in 2013, they only allowed you to utilize it for unlocking your iPhone and for confirming App Store purchases. Now, thanks to iOS 8, app developers can securely take advantage of Touch ID to protect and secure purchases, notes, passwords, and other kinds of app data. These are currently the best iPhone apps that take advantage of Touch ID in a useful and meaningful way!
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