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Accidental Apple Pay triggers: When iPhone and NFC don't get along

Accidental Apple Pay triggers: When iPhone and NFC don't get along

I love Apple Pay, but I wish it wouldn't automatically trigger for every NFC chip everywhere. On Wednesday, I spent a lovely afternoon with my aunt, uncle, and gentleman friend at Fenway Park in Boston to see the Red Sox. (Unfortunately, they ended a two-game winning streak by losing quite...
John Siracusa concludes his reign of epic OS X reviews

John Siracusa concludes his reign of epic OS X reviews

After 15 years and 11 Mac OS X reviews, Hypercritical author and Accidental Tech Podcast anchor John Siracusa has announced an end to his epic operating system coverage on Ars Technica. I still love OS X—and I still have many complaints about it. I will certainly talk about OS X 10.11 (...
Halo comes to the iPhone and iPad with Spartan Strike and Spartan Assault

Halo lands on the iPhone and iPad with Spartan Strike and Spartan Assault

Microsoft has released two Halo games for iPhone and iPad, bringing the top-down shooter action of Spartan Assault and Spartan Strike to Apple's mobile devices for the first time. We wondered back in 2013 if Halo: Spartan Assault would ever come to iOS, and that answer is now a definitive "yes...
How to take your heart rate on iPhone, no additional monitor required!

How to take your heart rate on iPhone, no additional monitor required!

Even though the iPhone doesn't have a built-in heart rate sensor, you can still find a third-party app for that! Apple has put a much larger emphasis on health and fitness in iOS 8 than in any other version of iOS — yet the iPhone doesn't offer a heart rate monitor. That being said, there are...
Apple's Forest project

Apple will help preserve over 36,000 acres of forest in Maine and North Carolina

Apple will partner with the Conservation Fund to help preserve over 36,000 acres of forestland located in Maine and North Carolina. The agreement will specifically target 32,400 acres of the Reed Forest in Aroostook County, Maine, along with 3,600 acres of forest in Brunswick County, North...
Any.do gets new design, list sharing, and more in version 3.0

Any.do gets new design, list sharing, and more in version 3.0

Popular to-do manager Any.do has hit version 3.0 with a new design, list sharing, better customization, and more. Any.do, one of the best task apps for iPhone, has a new grid-based design in its home screen meant to give you a clear view of all your lists. Tap on a list to zoom in and see more...
Garfield game

Garfield: Survival of the Fattest for iPhone and iPad wants you to keep the cat fat

Garfield: Survival of the Fattest is a new free-to-play game for the iPhone and iPad that has the goal of keeping the famous fictional cat fat and happy. The game, based on the long-running comic strip by Jim Davis, was developed by Pixowl as an exclusive for iOS devices. The game's premise...
Tim Cook named one of TIME's 100 most influential people

Tim Cook named one of TIME's 100 most influential people

Tim Cook has been named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People In TIME's entry on Cook, written by Congressman John Lewis, Apple's CEO is praised not only for his ability to keep the company profitable, but doing so while looking at the larger picture of the world in which the company exists....
What we're expecting from WWDC 2015

What we're expecting from WWDC 2015

WWDC 2015 is around the corner. What are you expecting? Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference, themed "The epicenter of change," will kick off June 8 this year and run a full week, closing on June 12. Here's what iMore's staff is looking forward to seeing from the company's keynote and state...
Subway surfers

Latest Subway Surfers update takes you to Arabia

Popular endless runner Subway Surfers picked up an update today, taking the team to the Middle East as part of the world tour. Amira the dancer joins the squad in this release, which also includes the Old Dusty Board for use on the subway. Here's the full list of changes for the Arabia release...
WWE

WWE 2K brings real pro wrestling action to the iPhone and iPad

2K Games has released WWE 2K for the iPhone and iPad, which is the first simulation-based mobile game launched based on the pro wrestling franchise. The game features many past and present WWE pro wrestlers in a variety of different modes. 2K Games says: WWE 2K for mobile devices includes a...
Playing the waiting game with the new MacBook

Playing the waiting game with the new MacBook

Want a new MacBook? Be prepared to wait, because you can't just walk in to an Apple Store and walk out with one. I can understand why demand has outstripped supply so radically for the Apple Watch: It's a brand new product category for Apple, and they're taking it cautiously. I'm less clear on...
Screenshot from Pixels

Pac-Man, Q*bert, and Frogger to team up for upcoming Pixels mobile game

Classic video game characters like Pac-Man, Q*bert, and Frogger will appear in a single game together for the first time with the release of the upcoming Pixels mobile game. The game is based on the upcoming movie of the same name, where aliens invade the Earth using 80's video games as their...
Apple Watch

Apple Watch will likely be unavailable for purchase in-store until June

Apple will only be shipping the Apple Watch to those who placed online orders, at least until June, according to a memo Angela Ahrendts sent to Apple Store retail staff. According to the memo, obtained by iGen, the senior vice president of retail and online stores stated that the Apple Watch...
I'd love to see Handoff for iTunes in iOS 9

I'd love to see Handoff for iTunes in iOS 9

One of Continuity's best features is Handoff — the ability to push not just data but state between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Using Handoff, you can start an email on your iPhone, sit down at your Mac, tap an icon, and finish right where you left off. You can start reading a website on your Mac and...
EE Power Bar

EE Power enables customers to swap out portable chargers in-store

EE today announced the launch of EE Power, which provides customers with a free portable smartphone charger that can be swapped for a fully charged unit in-store. As previously covered, the UK mobile operator will offer the EE Power Bar for free to existing contract (both mobile and broadband...
Makerbot

MakerBot PrintShop's latest update adds an extra dimension to your artwork

MakerBot's PrintShop app for iPad has been updated to version 1.5, which adds Shape Maker, a way to turn your 2D drawings into 3D objects. Shape Maker comes as a free part of the MakerBot 1.5 update. To get started, draw something on white paper with clear lines and good contrast. Then, open...
SaveTheInternet

Indian companies withdraw from Facebook's Internet.org on net neutrality grounds

Indian travel portal Cleartrip and media conglomerates NDTV and Times Group have withdrawn support for Facebook's Internet.org program, citing net neutrality concerns. Internet.org made its debut in India earlier this year, with Facebook partnering with carrier Reliance in launching the...
Streaming iTunes videos eating up storage on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

Streaming iTunes videos eating up storage on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

Streaming your iTunes video purchases on iPhone and iPad should let you save lots of precious storage space on your iPhone or iPad. However, for a small number of people, iTunes file caching seems to be eating up more space on their devices. This happens when iTunes doesn't properly delete the...
Apple Watch

Apple highlights accessibility features of the Apple Watch

Apple had accessibility in mind when it came to the Apple Watch experience. The company has shared details on what options are available to those who require advanced assistance. Just as we covered in our first look at some of the assistive technologies included in the Apple Watch, the company...

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