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Topic: App Store

ConEd will help NYC residents connect their air conditioner to their iPhone for free

06/24/2014, 09:06 am

With another sweltering summer in the offing, New York utility ConEd is once again looking to ease the load on its aging power grid by offering customers a free outlet adapter that will turn a standard window-mounted air conditioner into a WiFi-connected unit that can be controlled from an iPhone.

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Civilization Revolution 2 coming to iOS next month, FTL gets a deep discount

06/23/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple gamers will get a leg up on consolers as 2K Games will bring the next iteration of Sid Meier's long-running Civilization series directly to iOS in July, while developer Subset Games has slashed the price of massively popular space command sim FTL for a limited time.

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EA begins huge iOS sale, Microsoft tweaks Skype with new version

06/19/2014, 03:06 pm

Massive game publisher Electronic Arts has put nearly its entire iOS library on sale -- including blockbuster titles like Mirror's Edge and Need for Speed -- while Microsoft's Skype issued a maintenance update for its recently revamped VoIP app.

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Review: iRig Voice microphone and EZ Voice app for iOS

06/19/2014, 12:06 pm

The iRig Voice microphone and accompanying EZ Voice app for iOS are the latest products from IK Multimedia intended for non-professional musicians who want to sing along with their favorite songs. Together they work well, and can make homemade karaoke recording a lot of fun.

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Disney's 'Star Wars Scene Maker' lets users recreate iconic movie scenes on their iPad

06/19/2014, 09:06 am

"Star Wars" fanatics can relive their love of the original trilogy in an entirely new way on Apple's iPad thanks to the new "Star Wars Scene Maker" app from Disney, which allows users to re-imagine and re-create scenes from the films.

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Rhapsody and T-Mobile launch subscription-based 'unRadio' streaming music app

06/18/2014, 11:06 pm

Finishing off its "Un-Carrier 5.0" event in Seattle, Wash. on Wednesday, T-Mobile announced a new subscription-based ad-free Internet radio service and app called Rhapsody unRadio that will be offered for free to the carrier's Unlimited 4G LTE customers.

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Marbel electric skateboard lets you control your ride with an iOS app

06/18/2014, 03:06 pm

City commuters who prefer to get from their homes to their offices by longboard will soon have a new, lighter option that works with their iOS device in the form of the Marbel electric skateboard, which is seeking last-minute funding on Kickstarter where it has already blown past its initial goal.

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Hands-on: Adobe's Lightroom for iPhone, 'Photoshop Mix' for iPad take powerful image editing mobile

06/18/2014, 11:06 am

Adobe on Wednesday added two new apps to its growing lineup of mobile photo editing tools, including a made-for-iPhone port of Lightroom and a new tool called Photoshop Mix that can handle photo cutouts, composites and effects.

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Apps: Facebook takes on Snapchat, Snapchat debuts group stories, Automatic adds fuel tracking

06/17/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple's iOS ecosystem played host to a trio of interesting updates Tuesday, with Facebook officially releasing its answer to Snapchat -- which itself showed off a new location-based group photo album feature -- while "quantified car" app Automatic received a redesign and a new fuel reporting feature.

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FiftyThree to bring natural 'Pencil' stylus control to 'Paper' app with iOS 8 update

06/17/2014, 09:06 am

Art-minded app and hardware developer FiftyThree on Tuesday announced it will be adding an iOS 8-exclusive feature to the "Paper" drawing app that lets users of the company's "Pencil" stylus change the characteristics of a drawn line by modifying how they hold the tool.

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Parallels Access goes universal, extends Mac and Windows remote desktop controls to iPhone

06/17/2014, 02:06 am

Parallels on Tuesday announced an update to its subscription-based Parallels Access remote desktop app, adding new gestures and controls to support operation on smartphones like Apple's iPhone.

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Facebook brings right-hand column to iPad with new discovery features

06/16/2014, 01:06 pm

Social networking behemoth Facebook on Monday updated their iPad app with a new right-hand column that brings tablet users faster and easier access to trending content and games.

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iOS-connected AirDog & Hexo+ drones both auto-follow users for aerial footage

06/16/2014, 12:06 pm

The next generation of iOS-compatible flying camera drones appears to be focused on autonomy, as two upcoming devices promise to fly, follow and record users on their own with no piloting necessary.

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WebMD adds Healthy Target to iOS app, Rovio announces Angry Birds Transformers

06/16/2014, 11:06 am

Internet health database WebMD on Monday unveiled Healthy Target, a feature that ingests biometric data from iOS-connected devices to deliver personalized health content, while Finnish game studio Rovio announced a new partnership with Hasbro to bring Transformers to the Angry Birds franchise.

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Apple begins allowing Bitcoin currency apps back into the App Store

06/16/2014, 08:06 am

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple quietly revised its App Store rules to allow "approved" digital currencies, which has paved the way for Bitcoin-related apps to return.

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Apple taking steps to remove illegitimate reviews from App Store

06/13/2014, 02:06 pm

Developers who try to game the App Store ratings system, mostly by paying for fraudulent reviews, must now contend with Apple as the iPhone maker is said to have begun a campaign to strike those entries from the marketplace in an apparent effort to level the playing field.

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iPad art by singer Bjork becomes first-ever app in MoMA's permanent collection

06/13/2014, 01:06 pm

While Apple fans consider the iPad hardware itself to be a work of art, it's an app that was designed for the iPad in part by Icelandic singer Björk that has earned the distinction of becoming the first application of its kind accepted into the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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Facebook updates Messenger with instant video sending and 'Big Likes'

06/12/2014, 11:06 pm

Amid the constantly evolving landscape that is mobile messaging, Facebook on Thursday added two new features -- video messaging and bigger "thumbs ups" -- to its Messenger iOS app to help it stand apart from the crowd.

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Apple simplifies app browsing and discovery with new 'Browse by Category' collection

06/12/2014, 08:06 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a new App Store feature called "Browse by Category" that allows users to navigate to different curated app collections without the need for drop-down menus.

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Skype for iOS gets Windows Phone-style makeover with version 5.0

06/12/2014, 12:06 pm

Microsoft on Thursday unleashed an all-new version of its popular Skype messaging application for iOS, bringing a visual overhaul that matches the app to its Windows Phone counterpart and a number of improvements to speed and stability.

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