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iOS 8 review: 3 months later

iOS 8 review: 3 months later

Three months ago we reviewed iOS 8, arguably the most jam-packed versions of the iPhone and iPad operating system we've seen since the introduction of the App Store back in 2008. Since then we've gotten updates — up to iOS 8.1.2 on the production branch and iOS 8.2 beta 2 on the developer branch...
New tax changes could affect App Store pricing for E.U. shoppers

New tax changes could affect App Store pricing for E.U. shoppers

Apple has sent out an email to iTunes Connect developers announcing a change in how taxes are calculated for App Store purchases in the European Union. Starting January 1, 2015, Apple will charge customers the value-added tax, or VAT, rate based on the country in which they reside rather than...
Apple raises $20 million for AIDS research with Product Red initiative

Apple raises $20 million for AIDS research with Product Red initiative

It looks like Apple's Product Red initiative turned out to be a major success. In total, the tech juggernaut reportedly raised more than $20 million for AIDS research through donations from portions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday proceeds, as well as partnerships with (RED)-branded apps. The...
App Store and the need for sloppier search

App Store and the need for sloppier search

The App Store was introduced in 2008 and, as of this year, there are well over one million apps for iPhone and iPad. While Apple has scaled their ability to serve those apps to hundreds of millions of customers, search is still a frequent cause for complaint. Gedeon Maheux, writing for Gedblog...
Apple Pay job posting hints at broad global expansion

Apple Pay job posting hints at broad global expansion

A London job posting for an Apple Pay intern hints at Apple's plans to expand its digital wallet service beyond the U.S. where it launched. According to the posting for an intern based in London, Apple is looking to expand its payment services to Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa. The job...
Echoes for iOS turns your iPhone into an intercom

Echoes for iOS turns your iPhone into an intercom

Echoes has finally made its way over to iOS from the Mac to turn your existing Macs and iOS devices into a home intercom network. With Echoes, you can send quick voice messages to other Mac and iOS users on your local network without having to setup the app or dial a connection. Echoes for iOS...
Waze updated with iOS 8 widget support

Waze updated with widget support, ability to report ice and floods on the road

Waze has been updated for iOS 8, bringing widget support for the Notification Center. Additionally, the updated version also features a new layout, allowing you to easily share your drive and follow your ETA. Additionally, with the winter season ahead, Waze drivers will also be able to report...
Judge rules against making Steve Jobs' taped deposition public

Judge rules against making Steve Jobs' taped deposition public

Apple may have scored a major victory in its recent iTunes antitrust case this week, but the wins keep on coming. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers said on Wednesday that Steve Jobs' deposition, videotaped shortly before his death in 2011, will not be made public. Judge Rogers...
Badland celebrates 20 million players with new 'Daydream' level pack

Badland celebrates 20 million players with new 'Daydream' level pack

Badland, the dark and moody hit iOS game from developer Frogmind, is celebrating hitting 20 million players today with the release of the "Daydream" level pack. Included in the pack are 10 new levels, 30 new missions, and 5 new achievements. As an added holiday bonus, you can pick up the new pack...
Grids gets major overhaul to bring better Instagram experience to Macs

Grids gets major overhaul to bring better Instagram experience to Macs

Grids for Mac has received a major update to bring even better Instagram support. Along with a wealth of new features, support for multiple accounts, 3 new layouts, and improvements in Grids 2.0, the app now also uses secured calls so that it can support more likes and comments than the first...

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