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Nest co-founder and CEO Tony Fadell departs

Tony Fadell, the co-founder and CEO of Nest, has announced he will be leaving the connected devices company. He will remain as an advisor to its parent company Alphabet.

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New, updated and discounted apps: Clima, Quell+, Vox and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a great new weather app for iOS, price cuts on a popular game and a Dr. Seuss activity app, an update to a terrific Mac music app and more!

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Is Rogers Next worth it?

Today Rogers announced a new program called Next which aims to win over early adopters that want a new phone every year. You’re essentially leasing your phone for $25 or $30/month, depending on if you want to have device insurance. You don’t pay any initial cost on your upgrade including activation or remaining device balance, you hand over your old device, and you get a new phone for $0-down that normally costs up to $250 on a two-year plan. Sounds like a good deal, right? Let’s run through the details to see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be.

First, some background. This structure isn't entirely new in the grand scheme of mobile. TELUS has something similar called T-Up specifically for iPhone which only charges $9/month, but doesn't pay for your next device, just forgives your current device balance when you're ready to upgrade after a year. In the U.S., AT&T also has something called Next, T-Mobile has Jump, and Verizon has Edge. They're all a little different, but from the looks of things, T-Mobile screws people the least. Oh, and the Americans can do it every six months rather than once a year.

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Rogers getting in on the early upgrade action with a Next program all their own

Rogers, one of Canada's big three carriers, is now joining it's U.S. counterparts in offering an early upgrade program — a Next of their very own. Kicked off by T-Mobile's desire to disrupt the industry, early upgrades let people get new phones faster, but often with a huge catch — extra cost. So is Roger's Next any different?

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AT&T makes Next plans easier to get, still not a better value

AT&T is making their Next plans, which can allow for more frequent phone upgrades, available to some existing customers already on regular contracts. AT&T:

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Next Expense Tracking 2.0 for iPhone brings a cleaner interface, French localization, and more

Next, one of our favorite expense tracking apps for iPhone has just been updated to version 2.0 and brings with it some refreshed design elements to better mesh with iOS 7 as well as some new features including French localization, the ability to add notes to expenses, and more.

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Wil Shipley on NeXT, Omni Group, Delicious Monster, and Git as a file system

Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster talks to Guy and Rene about coding on NeXT, forming the Omni Group, dealing with the "Air Force", making Delicious Library, and what he's working on now. Here's the audio again in case you missed it, and below, for the first time, is the complete transcript.


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Debug 19: Wil Shipley from NeXT to Delicious Monster

Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster talks to Guy and Rene about coding on NeXT, forming the Omni Group, dealing with the "Air Force", making Delicious Library, and what he's working on now.

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Apple now offering free next day shipping on all iPhone models in the U.S.

Apple has launched a new promotion to entice would be iPhone buyers by offering them free next day shipping. The new promotion ony appears to be available in the U.S. Apple Store and no where else. The offer covers all models of iPhone from the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and the latest iPhone 5 models.

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