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Apple Seeds iOS 7.1 Beta 2 to Developers

Posted on 13/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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After what has seemed like an eternity since the first iOS 7.1 beta (nearly 4 weeks – an unusually long span in the iOS beta release timeframe), Apple has finally released the second beta of iOS 7.1 to developers. The first beta included a number of bug fixes, a new Yahoo logo, fixes for some connection issues.

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Pebble Releases PebbleOS v1.14 Firmware

Posted on 13/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Pebble, makers of the popular Pebble smartwatch, have announced the release of the version 1.14 firmware for their popular piece of wearable technology.

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How to Disable Background App Refresh in iOS 7

Posted on 13/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Among the new features introduced by Apple in iOS 7 is the ability for apps to continue refreshing their content in the background when you aren’t actively using them. While this is generally useful, some users feel the desire to disable the feature. Here’s how it’s done!

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LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Launches in the App Store

Posted on 12/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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OK Star Wars fans, here’s your geek news of the day – Warner Brothers Entertainment has released LEGO® Star Wars™: The Complete Saga for iOS. Unfortunately, while the initial “episode” is free, it seems they’ll FORCE you to reach into the DARK SIDE of your wallet to pay for the rest of the saga. (See what I did there?)

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Flesky Debuts Alternative Keyboard Support for iOS Apps

Posted on 12/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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An Android feature many iOS users have long lusted after may finally be available at their fingertips, as developer Flesky has capitalized on the simplification of iOS 7 code and has come up with a way to add alternative keyboards to iOS apps.

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Google Maps for iOS Updated With Ability to View Flight, Dining, and Hotel Reservations From Gmail

Posted on 12/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Google released a minor, albeit welcome, update to their popular Maps app for iOS today, adding a single intriguing feature: The ability to view flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations that have been sent to your Gmail account! Google Maps has already proven to be great competition for Apple’s own iOS Maps app – and this is just icing on the cake.

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How to View a List of Every Single App Installed on Your iOS Device

Posted on 11/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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If you’re like a lot of iPhone or iPad power users, or have had an iOS device for a long time, changes are you have a whole mess of apps installed on your device. Even if you organize your apps into folders, it can be hard to keep track of what exactly you have installed – and which folder you abandoned carefully filed an app into.

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Spotify Enables Free Streaming on All Devices

Posted on 11/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Spotify announced today that it is expanding its free streaming option to all devices. Users of Spotify’s free service can now listen to music tracks and albums via the Spotify app for iOS and Android devices.

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New App Claims to Improve Your Vision, And It’s Backed by Science

Posted on 11/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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A new app claims it can reduce the need for reading glasses. While it may be hard to take an app such as GlassesOff seriously, it apparently has some scientific backing, as a study by the journal Scientific Reports has found the program actually improves letter recognition by 1.6 times.

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Apple Launches 2013 ’12 Days of Gifts’ App, Includes U.S. for First Time Ever

Posted on 10/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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The holiday season is upon us – and among other things, that marks the return of Apple’s annual ’12 Days of Christmas’ promotion. This time, however, Apple has done things a little bit differently. This year, the app is called “12 Days of Gifts,” and for the first time EVER, Apple has included the U.S. in the party!

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Siri Continues to Improve, But Google Now Has Closed the Gap

Posted on 10/12/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Gene Munster, analyst with Piper Jaffray, has regularly tested and rated Siri’s accuracy in correctly interpreting and answering queries. He has released his latest version of the Siri “report card,” and he says Siri has improved under iOS 7.

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