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Should you try out the Photos for Mac public beta?

Should you try out the Photos for Mac public beta?

Is Photos for Mac ready for its public closeup? Pretty close — but don't go in without a backup. Apple released its first public beta of OS X 10.10.3 on Monday, and with it also comes the first public crack at Photos for Mac. The temptation to upgrade for people enrolled in Apple's public beta...
EA shuts down SimCity maker's home office

EA shuts down SimCity maker's home office

EA has shut down the offices responsible for making one of computing's most prolific and beloved game franchises. Sad news in the game world today: EA has announced the closure of Maxis' Emeryville offices, the home of the legendary city building game SimCity, according to Kotaku. EA says...
Apple, HBO reportedly in talks to partner for launch of stand-alone streaming service

Apple, HBO reportedly in talks to partner for launch of stand-alone streaming service

Apple and HBO are reportedly in talks over HBO's upcoming stand-alone streaming service. Rumored to be called HBO Now, the Apple TV would be one of the launch partner devices for the service. Apple has apparently been fairly aggressive in their attempt to land the service on the Apple TV. The...
GDC 2015: Paper Monsters Recut offers kid-friendly platforming fun

GDC 2015: Paper Monsters Recut offers kid-friendly platforming fun

At GDC, we got a sneak peek at Paper Monsters Recut. This is a remastered and expanded version of a kid-friendly platform title that came out a few years ago. It tacks on new stages and improved graphics thanks to Metal support. The usual platforming tropes are here: get to the end of...
Stories of App Store success...and failure

Stories of App Store success...and failure

GDC is giving developers on both sides of the App Store success story a chance to share their tales of triumph and woe. Success in life isn't guaranteed, and that's especially true on the App Store, where fortunes can be made by developers that hit it big. But most developers aren't that lucky....
Slingshot

Facebook's Slingshot app update makes it easier to find people to follow

The new 2.1 update for Facebook's Snapchat rival allows users to explore and follow other people that are using the app. Facebook clearly would love for Android devices users who are addicted to Snapchat to try out Slingshot, which got its worldwide launch in June. Here's what the company had...
Apple Watch: Should you get one?

Apple Watch: Should you get one?

If you have an iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus, you can use the Apple Watch. But should you get one? As we come closer to the Apple Watch's sale date, it's the big-ticket question. Most people need a phone. Many people need a computer. Like an iPad, however, the Watch...
Have a 12-14 year old girl interested in iOS development? Send her to App Camp this summer!

Have a 12-14 year old girl interested in iOS development? Send her to App Camp this summer!

If there's a tween girl in your life who hankers to write her own iOS apps, maybe an App Camp will put her on the right path. App Camp for Girls is a non-profit group that helps teenaged girls interested in learning how to program for iOS. The organization already holds camps in Portland and...
Aralon: Forge and Flame

GDC 15: Preview of classic RPG Aralon: Forge and Flame

At GDC 2015, got our hands on an upcoming sequel to the well-loved Aralon role-playing game, and it's looking quite slick. The only other series that comes this close to The Elder Scrolls on your iPad are the Ravensword games which, coincidentally, are also published by Crescent Moon games...
18 more banks add Apple Pay support, total now exceeds 100

18 more banks add Apple Pay support, total now exceeds 100

Several new banks are now offering Apple Pay support for credit and debit cards. We're looking at 18 new banks and credit unions adding support for the payment service. The most recent group of additions include the Bank of Hawaii and American Airlines Credit Union. With these latest additions,...

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