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Apple acquires Musicmetric to see just how popular today's artists are

Apple has made yet another interesting acquisition to really open 2015. The company has purchased London-based start-up Semetric for an unknown amount, absorbing the music analytics service Musicmetric. Musicmetric enables those in the music industry to track social and sales analytics, including...
What 'MacKeeper' is and why you should avoid it

What 'MacKeeper' is and why you should avoid it

Literally every time I work in the computer store, we'll get a customer whose Mac is plagued with problems they don't understand: Their Mac is acting slow. It crashes. And more. And in more cases than not, we find that they've installed a program called MacKeeper. Removing MacKeeper fixes the...
iPhone sales surge in South Korea, China and Japan

iPhone sales surge in South Korea, China and Japan

According to Counterpoint Research, Apple saw a heavy increase in iPhone sales after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in key Asian markets, including South Korea, China and Japan. The Cupertino giant managed to claim one-third of smartphone sales in South Korea in November 2014,...
The press gallery over the State of the Union looks like an Apple ad

The press gallery over the State of the Union looks like an Apple ad

Michael McAuliff, Senior Congressional reporter for the Huffington Post, tweeted a picture of the U.S House floor during the State of the Union. There, in the press gallery above the president and vice president, can clearly be seen the broad aluminum stripes of MacBooks and the bright stars of...
Dropbox to drop support for OS X 10.5 and earlier

Dropbox to drop support for OS X 10.5 and earlier

According to a new report, Dropbox has begun sending out emails alerting users that its Mac app will no longer be supported on OS X 10.5 or earlier starting May 18. The email, obtained by 9to5Mac, reads as follows: We noticed that you're running the Dropbox desktop application (client) on...
How to fix adware problems on your Mac

How to fix adware problems on your Mac

Part of my weekend job at the computer store involves supporting the customers who come with Macs that aren't working right. And more and more of these Macs are coming in with ad injection software installed. That causes them problems when they try to do just about anything with their web browser...
Things you don't need to worry about: Snowden doesn't use an iPhone, says his lawyer

Things you don't need to worry about: Snowden doesn't use an iPhone, says his lawyer

There's a story going around that quotes NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's lawyer as saying Snowden won't use an iPhone because it has "special software" that could gather information about him. Instead, the lawyer says, Snowden has a simple phone". There's no first-hand account from Snowden and...
Khan Academy for iPad picks up interactive exercises in latest update

Khan Academy for iPad picks up interactive exercises in latest update

If you or your kids are looking to brush up on some educational topics, Khan Academy has just added over 150,000 educational exercises to its official iPad app. The popular education app previously only provided access to thousands of free videos and articles. However, the addition of exercises...
NBC will let you watch Super Bowl XLIX for free online

NBC will let you watch Super Bowl XLIX live for free online

NBC will stream 11 continuous hours of live content on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1 to desktops and iPads. The "Super Stream Sunday" event will run from noon EST and to around 10 p.m. and include NBC's pre-game coverage, Super Bowl XLIX itself, the halftime show, and the post-game show, and the...
Dungeon Hunter 5

Dungeon Hunter 5 will hack and slash its way to your screens in 2015

Gameloft has just announced plans to release Dungeon Hunter 5, the latest game in its popular "hack and slash" fantasy RPG series. The game is due out sometime in 2015. Gameloft released Dungeon Hunter 4 for iOS in April 2013. Gameloft has released a developer diary video showing off some...
Audio Hijack 3 brings a new interface, templates, and much more

Audio Hijack 3 brings a new interface, templates, and much more

Rogue Amoeba has launched Audio Hijack 3, the latest version of their app that lets you record from almost any audio source. Ready for OS X Mavericks and Yosemite Audio Hijack 3 has a new interface, along with session templates, the new Home window, and more. The new interface in Audio Hijack...
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Facebook wants to cut down the number of hoaxes in your News Feed

Facebook is making yet another change in its News Feed today, designed to reduce the number of stories that could offer false information or be deliberate hoaxes. This new feature comes a few months after Facebook announced it would give less relevance to News Feed posts that have what it...
Chrome for iOS updates with Material Design look and Handoff support

Chrome for iPhone and iPad updates with Material Design look and Handoff support

Chrome for iPhone and iPad has been updated to version 40, bringing Google's Material Design look to the web browser. This update also adds support for Handoff on iOS 8. Following updates to apps like Google Search, along with the release of the Inbox email app, Chrome is the latest of Google'...
Úll 2015 announces speakers, conference details — and iMore will be there!

Úll 2015 announces speakers, conference details — and iMore will be there!

Ùll is like something out of legend. A conference in the style of 4C and Çingleton, it's taken place for the last couple of years in Ireland, and included a veritable treasure trove of speakers and guests from the Apple community. 2015 looks to be be as ambitious as ever, just announced for March...
How to set up and use share extensions on iPhone and iPad

How to set up and use share extensions on iPhone and iPad

Share extensions work much in the same way as action extensions, which are both part of extensibility. For example, if you want to share something to Pinterest from Safari, you no longer have to copy the URL and then open the Pinterest app. Instead, Pinterest and many other apps are now available...
LastPass launches native Mac app for password management

LastPass launches native Mac app for password management

LastPass has released a new, native app for Mac. Available through the Mac App Store, LastPass for Mac brings all of the features you love about LastPass, including passwords storage, secure notes, and form-fills, to a native Mac application. LastPass for Mac offers you complete control over...
Twelve South launches ParcSlope stand for MacBooks

Twelve South launches ParcSlope stand for MacBooks

Twelve South has introduced a new stand for Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops called ParcSlope for MacBook. Billed as "the MacBook stand you can type on", ParcSlope sits on your desk, angling your MacBook for comfortable typing. ParcSlope for MacBook is made to hold Apple's 11, 13,...
How to shoot a selfie that doesn't suck

How to shoot a selfie that doesn't suck

This week's photography column is dedicated to Kevin and Ally, both of whom have recently become enamored of selfies and selfie sticks. Now, I admit that I don't hate selfies — I find they're a great way to snap quick facial expressions you don't have an emoji for, or show off something awesome...
Apple Watch

Xamarin WatchKit Preview is now available for developers

Xamarin has today released a preview for WatchKit support in Xamarin Studio, enabling developers to create and test new Apple Watch apps directly inside the software package. The WatchKit Preview is now available for download from the Xamarin developer website, according to the company: We've...
Blackguards 2 brings its turn-based RPG adventuring to Mac

Blackguards 2 brings its turn-based RPG adventuring to Mac

Blackguards 2, the follow up to last years The Dark Eye: Blackguards, is now available worldwide for OS X. A dark fantasy RPG, Blackguards 2 is based on the RPG rulebook for The Dark Eye, and puts an emphasis on strategy in order to achieve victory. As with its predecessor, Blackguards 2...

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