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Rumour: Apple and Google Both Using Sly Tricks to Secure App Store Exclusives

Both of the world's major app shippers are offering key slots in their stores to developers, in return for short windows of exclusivity, it's said. Visible slots equals greater sales and more installs, so everyone's a winner. Apart from us clueless consumers, who are being tricked into thinking some crappy app has to be good if it's on the front page of everything. Read More >>

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Bloomberg: iOS 8 Will Have Shazam's Song Identification Built In

Can't name that tune? No worry: Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is partnering with Shazam to embed song identification software right into its forthcoming iOS 8. Read More >>

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Yahoo Might be Persuading Apple to Drop Google as its Default Search Engine

According to Recode, Yahoo is persuading Apple to drop Google and make Yahoo its default iOS search engine. Because that would mean more money for Yahoo and less money for Google. The free market works! Read More >>

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Facebook App Blamed for Nuking iPhone Batteries

A former Apple, ahem, Genius, claims to have devoted "years" of his life to solving the issue of poor battery life on iOS devices, a problem that appeared to become more widespread with the arrival of iOS 7.1. His hypothesis? It's mostly Facebook's fault. Read More >>

photography
Adobe Lightroom Mobile Review: Edit RAW Photos on Your iPad, Sort Of

Adobe's Lightroom is a staple in the editing workflow of most photographers. The new, much-anticipated mobile version shows off a clever workaround for handling RAW files in a simple, if limited, interface. Read More >>

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An Always-Listening App That Alerts the Hearing Impaired to Alarms

In an ideal world, every audible alarm would include a visual indication that something was wrong, so that the hearing impaired would immediately be notified too. Until that happens, a cheap £0.69 app called Deafalarm could serve as a viable alternative—keeping an ear out for alarms and alerting the user through text and vibrating alerts. Read More >>

gaming
Razer's Project Kazuyo Leaks, Showing an iOS 7 Controller and App Combo

This curvy rubberised thing is Project Kazuyo, an unannounced iOS 7 gaming attachment from PC specialist Razer. The controller features the usual bewildering number of game console pad buttons, which the accompanying app will let users map as they see fit. Read More >>

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Apple Demands £24 Per Device From Samsung in New Patent Kerfuffle

The Apple and Samsung Patent War is being rebooted for 2014, with this year's blockbuster tech battle seeing Apple demanding a massive $40 per phone in compo from Samsung over claims the Korean giant copied the iPhone's software features. Read More >>

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Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

There are a number of claims that Apple fanboys use to justify their fondness for a closed operating system. Something something regularity. Something something universal availability. Well I hate to break it to you, but it turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts. Read More >>

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Microsoft Office Finally Comes to the iPad Today, and it's Free(mium)

It's coming up on a year(ish) since the original release of Microsoft Office for iOS, but in all that time there's been no iPad-specific version to be found. And now it's here as of noon today (PST), as a gift from Microsoft's new cloud-guru CEO Satya Nadella. Read More >>

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Apple's Trying to Make iOS Emojis More Racially Diverse

After Miley Cyrus quite rightly grumbled about the lack of racial diversity in iOS emojis a long time ago, MTV Act decided to ask Apple what it had done about it. Perhaps surprisingly, it's pushing for change! Read More >>

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This App Lets You Chat Even When You Have No Reception

It's not too often these days that an iPhone still surprises you. We've more or less seen it all by now. Except, we haven't. FireChat is a new app that takes advantage of a little-known iOS feature that makes it easy to set up and run a network even when there's no cellular signal. Read More >>

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Just Tap Your Phone on Every Wall and This App Will Draw a Floorplan

It's not a bad idea to measure a room before you go out and buy new furniture. And if you've got an iPhone, that becomes less of an ordeal because you can trade your tape measure for this slick app called RoomScan. It automatically generates floorplans by simply tapping your phone on every wall. Read More >>

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This App Guarantees You've Always Got a Deck of Cards on Hand

When a deck is available, it's probably the easiest way to start up a quick game of cards with a group of friends. But while many of us have a smartphone on hand 24/7, few of us have a deck of cards in our pockets as well. Which is why this app that creates a virtual deck and a virtual card table on an iPad is so wonderful. Read More >>

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Report: iOS 8 is All About Making Maps Better

Sources told 9to5Mac that iOS 8 will feature lots of "under-the-hood changes," including an overhaul to the Maps application. Using data from recently acquired startups like BroadMap, Embark, and HopStop, Apple will reportedly highlight points of interest like airports, train stations, and motorways -- or at least it will in the US. And the company will finally bring back public transit directions. Read More >>

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Apple iOS 7.1 is Now Available

iOS 7.1 is now out, bearing mostly "minor improvements and bug-fixes", but also CarPlay support. At the moment there aren't any cars to support it, but as soon there are you'll be good to go. Well, if you're picking up a fancy new car anyway. Read More >>

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