posted about 17 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Remember that crappy, top-down Halo game that came out a few years ago, Spartan Assault? Well, it got a sequel that's available on Steam, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and as weird as it sounds, even iOS. Anyhow, Halo: Spartan Strike will run you $5.99...

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posted about 18 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Uber is slowly but surely making inroads in Britain. Today, the company is launching its low-cost UberX service in Newcastle, allowing passengers to request a Toyota Prius (or a similarly specced vehicle) to get around town. It's the sixth UK city fo...

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posted about 20 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Don't like that Chrome makes you use two hands to comfortably surf the web on your iPhone 6? Your life just got a bit easier. Google has updated Chrome for iOS so that you can pull down to not only refresh web pages, but open and close tabs. At this ...

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posted about 22 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
When it comes to whistleblowing, privacy is paramount -- just ask Edward Snowden. It's also why news from an American Civil Liberties Association report (PDF) about anonymous government tiplines not using HTTPS encryption is all the more alarming. In...

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posted about 23 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If you have no choice but to use an XP computer (workplace or school just can't let go, huh?), at least load it with a third-party browser, like Chrome. Google has decided to continue supporting Chrome for XP until the end of 2015, so you can keep th...

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posted about 23 hours ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Every time we talk about a new TV service, from Sling TV to PlayStation Vue to whatever Apple might be working on, there's inevitably disappointment when it's lacking a la carte channel selection. That's still the case for the new FiOS Custom TV pack...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
The Navy's X-47B combat UAV demonstrator successfully paired with an an Omega Air KC-707 airtanker earlier this week. This marks the first time in aviation history for a UAV to demonstrate aerial refueling capabilities. Unfortunately, these tests als...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Google wants all apps developed for its Cardboard VR headset to work properly with, well, any version of its device. That's tougher than it sounds, since the headset's open-source, and a lot of companies and individual users are tweaking it to their ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
In today's Daily Roundup, find out what it was like to try and document the Coachella music festival from a variety of social media accounts, see a drone from the new Star Wars movie in real life and get all the details on Microsoft apps getting bund...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
After nearly a decade of design and development, the first full-size nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator is ready for operational tests. Six European nations have coordinated on the UCAV's development. Defense contractor Dassault i...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
It's no secret that Tidal has an uphill climb ahead of it before catching up with the likes of Spotify. That's not stopping Jay Z & Co. from doing their best to get you to switch, with the promise of exclusive content and more. Today, Tidal announced...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
If you've been using Instagram to post photos of your butt, it's time to stop. Today the social network updated its Community Guidelines with stronger language concerning harassment and more details on images with nudity. The "don't be rude" section ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Facebook's Internet.org effort is supposed to democratize the internet by providing free access to key websites, but some Indian companies don't think it's quite so altruistic -- and they want out. Cleartrip, NewsHunt, NDTV and the Times Group have a...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
When the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, the internet lost its collective mind. Not only were people up in arms over the fact that a stormtrooper could be *gasp* black, but also nobody could believe that this incredible r...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
The only thing worse than no WiFi on a plane is horrible WiFi on a plane. You cautiously throw down a few bucks hoping you'll be able to surf the internet without seeing a "page not available" message in your browser. According to Kymeta CEO Dr. Nath...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a new game from The Chinese Room, the studio behind beautiful exploration experience Dear Esther and horror game Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. It's exclusive to PlayStation 4 and takes place in a gorgeous, abandoned ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
More than a year has passed since the first half of Double Fine's Broken Age came out, leaving fans of classic adventure video games as flummoxed and desperate for resolution as the game's young heroes. Later this month Tim Schafer's point and click ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
It may sound like a high-end department store, but Ashley Madison is actually a hookup network for people who want some extra-marital, no-strings attached sex. As much as we pretend that the site caters to a small niche, the truth is that its parent ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Thanks to Google search on your Android phone, you can not only bring up search results from the web, but also content from apps that are installed on your phone. Soon, however, that capability will be extended to apps you haven't downloaded at all. ...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Selling handmade stuff on the internet is big business, and Etsy's IPO shows just that. The online marketplace completed its initial public offering today, raising over $270 million towards a total valuation of more than $3.5 billion -- not too shabb...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
1991 was a turbulent year -- the internet first arrived to the public, Arnold bid us "Hasta la Vista, baby" and the hypercolor fad swept the nation. Yes, those were the garments that changed hue from body heat, thanks to a combination of so-called le...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Yahoo isn't dumping Microsoft's Bing just yet. The two companies formed a search partnership back in 2009 that made Microsoft's search engine and ad platform an integral part of Yahoo's search, and today they announced the renewal of that partnership...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Many collision avoidance systems watch out for other cars or pedestrians to keep you safe. But this new one called Brains4Cars being developed by Cornell and Stanford University researchers adds a camera that monitors you (or the driver's, if it's so...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
I arrived in Palm Springs, California, with the best of intentions. I was to document -- painstakingly document -- the entire Coachella experience with all of the available mobile social tools at my disposal. I would Meerkat and Periscope and Instagr...

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posted 1 day ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Steam's mobile apps desperately need a redesign, but they're competent enough if you just want to buy a few games and see what your friends are up to. To keep your account secure, Valve currently offers two-factor authentication on desktop via "Steam...

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