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Fans launch campaign for remastered edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Fans launch campaign for remastered edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 3

The developers behind Sega's remastered editions of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 are hoping that Sega will allow them to complete the trilogy by releasing their version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles for iPhone. Developers Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley, also known as Taxman and Stealth,...
Polar Loop fitness tracker review and hands-on

Polar Loop fitness tracker review

The Polar Loop has a great hardware design, tracks motion and sleep, and can be worn while swimming and bathing. Unfortunately, the software side needs some serious work. Worn like a traditional watch band with a clasp, the Polar Loop is comfortable and stylish all in one. But does function...
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Barclays Pingit will allow you to send money using your Twitter handle

Barclays has announced that Pingit users in the UK will be able to use their smartphones to send money using Twitter handles, which would remove the requirement for mobile numbers and bank account details to be exchanged. The new feature will go live on March 10. All that will be required is...
How BabyTalk made remote therapy accessible with iPad and FaceTime

How BabyTalk made remote therapy accessible with iPad and FaceTime

BabyTalk is a free program offered by the Stanford Ear Institute and Weingarten Children's Center that uses Apple's iPad and FaceTime to bring speech therapy to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the rural areas of California. Kathy Sussman is executive director at Weingarten, and a passionate...
Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Here's how to copy photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

Confused about how to sync your Mac or Windows PC photos to your iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered. Apple's new Photos app for OS X (and with it, full iCloud Photo Library support on your Mac) is on its way, but until it arrives, people are stuck in photographic limbo, relying on iTunes or...
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Gemalto denies 'massive theft' of SIM card encryption keys by NSA and GCHQ [updated]

Update: A new report in The Intercept claims that Gemalto is drastically downplaying the effects of this attack. In the report, several security researchers came to the conclusion that "the company made sweeping, overly-optimistic statements about the security and stability of Gemalto's networks...
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Apple ordered to pay $533 million for infringing on gaming-related patents

A federal jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $533 million in damages after it found that the company's digital media distribution services – including the iTunes Store – infringed on three patents owned by Smartflash LLC. The patents in question were allegedly used without permission in third...
Apple Pay now used by more than 1 million Chase Bank customers

Apple Pay now used by more than 1 million Chase Bank customers

It seems that Apple Pay has really, well, payed off for Chase Bank. The company announced today that over 1 million of its customers have started using their credit or debit cards with Apple's payment platform since its launch last fall. The numbers were released during Chase's 2015 Investor...
Speaking of Apple Cars...

Speaking of Apple Cars...

We've seen some cool iPhone 6 cases inspired by 1980s sci-fi blockbusters. Batman. Back to the Future. But I'm still waiting on the one I really want... I nearly lost my mind when I saw the Batman iPhone 6 cell phone cover. It's the coolest thing I've seen that's absolutely useless but that I...
Early backer Kickstarter pricing for Pebble Time increased to 30,000 watches

Early backer Kickstarter pricing for Pebble Time increased to 30,000 watches

Due to the insane interest and backing that Pebble's latest endeavor, the Pebble Time, has received, the company has issued an update announcing that it has decided to increase the number of units it will ship in May from the $179 tier to 30,000. In addition, the Pebble team says that it will...
Ting launches open beta for its GSM network

Ting launches open beta for its GSM network

Ting's GSM network, which it announced late last year, has officially entered into an open beta. Previously, customers could test the network out on an invite-only basis. If an open beta for a network sounds odd, Ting explained the benefits of the tests it has done so far: We've been hard...
Here's how to take fantastic macro shots on your iPhone

Here's how to take fantastic macro shots on your iPhone

Macro photography allows you to see the world from a different perspective. Whether you're shooting giant cereal pieces a la "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" or the petals of a flower, you can create fantastic scenes from otherwise ordinary objects. iPhone macro photography is especially exciting:...
Do I need Mac anti-virus software?

Do I need Mac anti-virus software?

Malware is a real and present danger on the Mac. Is it time to install anti-virus software? It's a question we're getting asked with increasing frequency. As the Mac's popularity continues to grow and security stories makes headlines, both real and imagined, it's something more and more Mac owners...
Iterate 82: Christa Mrgan and Audio Hijack 3

Iterate 82: Christa Mrgan and Audio Hijack 3

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode — Christa Mrgan of Rogue Amoeba joins Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk Audio Hijack 3, visual design...
Apple adds Maps Flyover support for Venice, Edinburgh and 7 more cities

Apple adds Maps Flyover support for Venice, Edinburgh and 7 more cities

Apple has added nine new cities to its list of locations that support the 3D Flyover imagery included as part of its iOS Maps app. The new additions bring the total number of cities that use the Flyover imagery to 121 locations around the world. The list of new cities that have Flyover...
Facebook Origami lets developers test app designs on their phones in real time

Facebook's Origami Live lets developers test app designs on their phones in real time

Facebook has made a couple of updates to its Origami user interface design tools, including launching a new app for iPhone and iPad called Origami Live. Origami Live lets developers run their user interface prototypes on both iPhone and iPad. The company also released a major update to Origami...
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Apple reportedly acquires digital audio instrument maker Camel Audio [updated]

Update: Jim Dalrymple over at The Loop reached out to Apple for comment. Here's what they said: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." As Dalrymple notes, this is typically the response Apple gives when they have...
Facebook Messenger adds quick and easy sharing with new extension

Facebook Messenger adds quick and easy sharing with new extension

Facebook has updated their Messenger app, adding a sharing extension. The sharing extension lets you share photos, videos, and more with your Facebook friends without needing to enter Messenger itself. As with other share extensions, open the share menu in an app, then scroll to the More...
Forge is an iPad storyboard for your creativity

Forge is an iPad storyboard for your creativity

Most sketching apps on the market focus on single projects and their underlying layers, rather than a canvas of ideas and suggestions. Forge is different. I've long thought the iPad was perfect for rough storyboarding: It's not an artist's preferred medium for detail work, but it's portable, and...
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Mercedes-Benz chairman isn't losing any sleep over Apple Car rumors

Dieter Zetsche, the Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and the head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, doesn't seem to be concerned about the recent rumors that Apple may be developing its own automobile. In a recent interview, he is quoted as saying, "If there were a rumour that Mercedes or Daimler planned...

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