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  • T-Mobile to Pay $90M to Settle With FTC Over Cramming Accusation

    19 December 2014, 2:01 pm by: Juli Clover

    Earlier this year, the United States Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against T-Mobile, accusing the carrier of "cramming" or charging customers for unauthorized SMS subscriptions that delivered information like horoscopes for prices up to $9.99 per…
  • Flyover for Apple Maps Expanded to Include New Cities in France, Sweden, Italy and Netherlands

    19 December 2014, 12:42 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    As noted by Dutch website iCulture and reported by iGen.fr, Apple has recently added several new European locations to its Flyover feature for Maps, including Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Malmö in Sweden, Strasbourg and Dijon in France, and Turin in Italy.…
  • Photo Editing App 'Brushstroke' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

    18 December 2014, 8:01 pm by: Juli Clover

    Popular photo editing app Brushstroke has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available to download for free for the first time since its March 2014 launch. Normally, the app is priced at $2.99, prior to today, it's lowest price was…
  • Bank of America Promoting Apple Pay in New Shopping-Focused TV Commercial

    18 December 2014, 2:00 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Bank of America this week released a new advertisement promoting Apple Pay, joining a growing number of financial institutions including Chase and Wells Fargo that are advertising Apple's recently launched mobile payments service.…
  • Apple Researching Enhanced Touch ID Security Using Finger Motion Tracking

    18 December 2014, 1:32 pm by: Mitchel Broussard

    In a newly published Apple patent application credited to Dale Setlak, co-founder of AuthenTec, the company reveals its interest in enhanced security capabilities for the iPhone home button and Touch ID. The patent application describes how the Touch ID sensor…
  • Jimmy Fallon Gives Each 'The Tonight Show' Audience Member a Free iPad Air 2

    18 December 2014, 10:54 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    Audience members at the taping of Wednesday night's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon episode were treated to an early Christmas present in the form of a free iPad Air 2 for each person.…
  • Apple Reminds Developers About February 64-Bit Support Deadline for Newly Submitted iOS Apps

    17 December 2014, 2:29 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple today began sending out emails to developers, reminding them that as of February 1, 2015, all apps submitted to the App Store need to be built with the iOS 8 software development kit and include 64-bit support. Developers were first informed of the…
  • Netflix Executive: Offline Viewing 'Never Going to Happen'

    17 December 2014, 10:22 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Netflix customers hoping for offline viewing on their iPad or iPhone may have to wait indefinitely for the feature to be supported by the streaming service. Speaking to TechRadar, Netflix director of corporate communications and technology Cliff Edwards said…
  • Apple Temporarily Halts Online Sales in Russia Due to 'Extremely Sharp' Ruble Fluctuations

    16 December 2014, 2:16 pm by: Juli Clover

    Apple has temporarily halted online sales in Russia due to fluctuations in the value of the ruble, reports Bloomberg. The online store will be down until Apple is able to revise its prices in the country."Our online store in Russia is currently unavailable…
  • Instagram for iOS Gains Five New Filters, Slo-Mo Video Uploads

    16 December 2014, 1:29 pm by: Juli Clover

    For the first time in two years, the Instagram app for iOS has been updated with all new filters. Added today, Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden are subtle filters that are designed to slightly enhance photos without overwhelming effects.…
  • 'Launch Center Pro' Developer Releases Quick Messaging Apps 'Group Text+' and 'Email+'

    16 December 2014, 9:01 am by: Richard Padilla

    Launch Center Pro developer Contrast today launched Group Text+ and Email+, two apps for quickly creating messages and emails by using shortcuts for adding contacts, groups, images, and more. Both apps work similarly to Launch Center Pro, with Contrast touting…
  • 'App Santa' Offers Discounts of Up to 60% Off Popular iOS and Mac Apps

    16 December 2014, 9:00 am by: Juli Clover

    As they have done in years past, a group of more than 35 high-profile developers have banded together this holiday season to offer a slew of iOS and Mac apps at deep discounts of up to 60 percent off. Last year, App Santa focused only on iOS apps, but this…
  • 'Opera Coast' Browser for iOS Gains Discover Feature, Turbo Data Compression

    16 December 2014, 8:00 am by: Juli Clover

    The Opera Coast webkit-based browser for iOS was today updated to version 4.0, adding Opera Software's Turbo data compression technology to make browsing websites on the iPhone and iPad much faster on congested networks.…
  • EA Launches Free to Play 'SimCity BuildIt' for iOS

    16 December 2014, 6:55 am by: Richard Padilla

    Electronic Arts today launched SimCity BuildIt for iOS devices, which is a new mobile iteration of its popular city-building franchise. The game features a variety of fully-detailed buildings found in the PC iterations of SimCity with touch-optimized controls…
  • Apple's Antitrust E-Book Case Enters Appeals, Outlook Good for Apple

    15 December 2014, 4:15 pm by: Juli Clover

    Last year, Apple lost a monumental e-book antitrust case that alleged the company had colluded with publishers to raise the price of e-books. As a result, Apple was forced to submit to a cumbersome external antitrust monitor and the company agreed to pay out…
  • Google App for iOS Gains Nest Integration

    15 December 2014, 2:42 pm by: Juli Clover

    Following last week's major redesign, the Google app for iOS has seen yet another update today that adds Nest integration. With the over-the-air update, Nest owners can now use the Google app to control their Nest thermostat systems, in addition to the…
  • T-Mobile Looks to Shake Up Cellular Industry Again With 'Un-carrier 8.0' Announcement Tuesday

    15 December 2014, 11:45 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    T-Mobile today announced that it will be broadcasting a "fireside chat" with CEO John Legere and Yahoo Tech's David Pogue tomorrow. During the live webcast, Legere will announce the terms of "Un-carrier 8.0" and answer questions about the latest chapter in the…
  • ShopKeep Updates iPad App with Apple Pay Support

    15 December 2014, 4:32 am by: Richard Padilla

    Point-of-sale manufacturer ShopKeep today updated its official iPad app with support for Apple Pay, now allowing customers to pay with their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Merchants can accept Apple Pay payments if they have a ShopKeep terminal and an Ingenico…
  • Canada Investigating Apple Over Accusations of Anti-Competitive Carrier Contracts

    12 December 2014, 9:42 am by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Canada's Competition Bureau confirmed on Thursday that it is investigating Apple's contracts with wireless carriers to determine whether they violate the country's anti-trust laws, reports CNET. The investigation is in the early stages, with the Bureau filing…
  • Retro 3D Shooter 'Space Qube' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

    12 December 2014, 9:20 am by: Mitchel Broussard

    Described as a 'retro-futuristic 3D' shoot-em-up, Space Qube has been designated by Apple as this week's App of the Week. The game, created by Qubit Entertainment and launched in early 2013, will be free on the App Store for the next week.…

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