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Apple Pay may mean the end of physical bank cards within 2-3 years, argues Moven CEO (9to5 Mac) Source: Some CEO Chance it's true: None This is a case of a guy whose eyes are bigger than his stomach (or brain). Apple Pay seems cool and all, and...

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Amid all the other software excitement this week, Yahoo has updated its popular Yahoo Weather App. The company says, "By using technology typically only experienced in video games, Yahoo is taking the award-winning experience for iPhone, iPad and...

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posted 6 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
I don't typically think of moving files between devices as being very difficult. Then again, I'm an old geezer and remember "sneekernet"-moving files by physically carrying them around on floppy discs because there was no network. It's really not...

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Business Week's new interview with Tim Cook offers a great deal of insight into the CEO's role at Apple and the development of the iPhone 6. What may be most interesting to Apple devotees however is the brief history of the Apple Watch's development...

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All-Star Basketball is a free arcade basketball game. It's simple, quick, and easy to play, but it rarely does much to satisfy. The graphics are nice, and it really does look like your player is shooting a basketball at a hoop, but that's really the...

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Apple's servers are being put to the test today. In addition to the release of iOS 8, Apple earlier today also rolled out a software update for Apple TV which brings with it a number of enhancements. First, the Apple TV design interface has been...

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Apple has released a statement regarding today's issues with their new HealthKit framework, which was released today alongside iOS 8. The company began pulling apps today from the App Store that sync with the HealthKit framework, leading users to...

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Note: At the time of this post Apple has acknowledged issues with HealthKit have delayed numerous third-party health apps. One of the big announcements out of WWDC 2014 was the iOS 8 Health app and the entire HealthKit framework. The framework is...

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Although he passed away in 2011, the memory of Steve Jobs still touches everything that Apple does. His presence isn't just felt in the products of the company, but in his old office as well. In a new interview with Business Week about the iPhone 6,...

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At this time of year it appears just about everyone is involved in fantasy football in one way or another. You can enter a league and draft or buy your individual players who score points for you. In an app I reviewed earlier, Big Play Scoring, users...

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If you've successfully updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8 today you'll notice a change in the way the system deals with your photos. Instead of immediately deleting them when asked, the photos you choose for elimination fall into a "Recently...

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There will be flood of iOS app updates today, but the latest from photography app EyeEm is sure to inspire photo fiends to get clicking. The update introduces a reworked camera function that combines your camera roll and camera to show images in...

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Users of iOS 8 no longer have to be happy with just the default Apple keyboard. Developers are now allowed to create keyboards with features Apple that doesn't provide, and we'll see a catalog of new keyboards now that iOS 8 is out. Dave Caolo...

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Now that iOS 8 release day is here, developers are releasing updated versions of their apps that take advantage of its new features. I've collected several here for you to explore, and I'll be adding more throughout the day. Is there one that I...

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So many people use AgileBits' 1Password app to keep track of the hundreds -- nay, thousands -- of passwords in their lives that this is worthy of a separate announcement. 1Password 5 has just dropped in the App Store, and you can pick up your copy...

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Yes, you saw that correctly. A US$1000 app. One. Thousand. Dollars. Now, before you say that it's a gimmick and something that only rich people will buy, let me explain a little bit about the Vizzywig 4K app and what it does. This app turns an...

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Over the past several weeks, TUAW bloggers have been trying out all of the new features in iOS 8 to see how they work and how they'll make your mobile life easier. Now that iOS 8 is officially available, here's a list of all of our detailed write-ups...

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The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are monsters. They're both far bigger than any previously released iPhone and the 6 Plus model in particular is gargantuan. They're also both monsters in the sense that demand for them is already off the charts....

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With iOS 8 dropping today, we thought we'd drop a quick and friendly reminder listing which iOS devices are eligible for the upgrade. On the iPhone side: iPhone 4s iPhone 5 iPhone 5s iPhone 5c On the iPad side: iPad 2 iPad 3 iPad...

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It's finally here! Apple's latest version of iOS -- iOS 8 -- is now available publicly to download on all compatible iOS devices. These devices include the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina...

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When iOS 7 launched, those with an iPhone 4s took issue with the slower application launches and hampered battery life, and at least one of those issues is going to get even worse with an upgrade to iOS 8. Ars Technica put the stopwatch to an iPhone...

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If you're a Dropbox user who is planning on upgrading your iOS devices to iOS 8 today, be careful. According to the company's blog, Dropbox and Carousel are having issues uploading photos and videos to cloud storage. While the app's developers hammer...

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Since you're probably moving to iOS 8 soon -- if not as soon as possible after it goes live -- you might want to start thinking about security as well. In particular, Apple has recently enabled two-step verification for iCloud. What's two-step...

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Goat Simulator - the surprise PC hit that was spawned by a single YouTube video - gave rise to a massive number of clones both on iOS and other platforms. Some are good, some are not so good, but now the one true king of barnyard antics is finally...

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The folks at T3 received an iPhone 6 review unit ahead of Friday's big launch and couldn't help themselves -- they had to post an unboxing video on YouTube. Yes, it is 2014 and yes, unboxings are so 2010, but ... it IS the iPhone 6 and Apple has...

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