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DirecTV users get access to Fox Now, FX Now, Nat Geo app content

12/19, 3:39pm

Platforms include iOS, Apple TV, Android, Windows

DirecTV has announced a partnership with Fox Networks, giving subscribers access to all the content in the Fox Now, FXNow, and Nat Geo TV apps on multiple platforms. This includes iOS, Apple TV, Android, and Windows devices. In effect the change means that the apps have simply added DirecTV as a service authentication option, joining other TV providers.

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Briefly: Bing's app updates, Wozniak gets permanent Australian status

12/19, 2:49pm

Bing iOS apps receive updates

Microsoft's Bing search engine has updated its iOS apps, Bing for iPad and Bing Search for both iPhone and iPad. Bing's apps include daily homepage images that can be downloaded, the ability to earn rewards for specific searches, syncing for bookmarks, and more. Bing for iPad v2.3 features a new Today View, translation browser exension, and bug fixes. Bing Search v5.3 offers a fully redesigned homescreen, quick access to trending stories, weather and other interested, and simplified movement between pages. Both apps, which are available on iTunes, are free to download.

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Hands On: Zen Bound 2 (iOS)

12/19, 1:06pm

Relax with unique down-tempo puzzle game Zen Bound 2

Games are supposed to be fun -- there's no denying that. Most games played have some sort of objective, be it shooting bad guys, racing against a clock, or beating other players at obtaining an objective. But some of the best games are the ones that are designed to be fun with no pressure, no competition, and no clocks. One such game, that utilizes a touch screen as more than a keyboard, is Zen Bound 2, by developer Secret Exit.

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Hands On: Photon Flash Player for iPad (iOS)

12/19, 7:08am

Get Flash applications and videos onto your iPad -- if you must

Perhaps you don't know it yet, but you are already in one of the two camps over how Apple refuses to allow Flash to work on iPads. If you doubt this because you haven't even heard of the issue, then you're in the half of the population that has simply never noticed the problem. If you do know it and you're reading this because you know it, then you are getting this problem a lot -- and you have been searching forever for a solution. Photon Flash Player for iPad is a solution. It's a web browser, like Safari, but it comes with the ability to play Flash -- and you pay for that, in how its other functionality is weaker.

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Hands On: Habits Pro (iOS)

12/18, 3:49pm

Train yourself to live a better lifestyle with a little help

They say it takes 21 days to make a good habit or break a bad one, which seems simple enough. Logically, most people should be able to clear the three week hurdle with little effort. However, most of us can get a little absent-minded, especially when we get busy. That's why Habits Pro, by Track & Share Apps, exists -- to help people stay on task in their quest for self-improvement.

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Briefly: Drafts 4 regains widget, Continuity Activation Tool update

12/18, 10:12am

Apple allows Drafts app to retain Notification Center widget

Drafts 4, a note-taking app for iOS, has received an update bringing back its Notification Center widget, which was axed by Apple earlier this month. The widget allows users quick access to simple tools for opening up the app and create a new note. Drafts v4.0.6 also includes a "New from selection" option, found within the document-creation options, as well as URL action steps now having "URL encode tag output" option. Improvements to background refresh and sync handling are also present in the update. Drafts 4 is priced at $5, and requires iOS 8.0 or later.

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Hands On: Moxie 2 (iOS)

12/18, 9:25am

Quick wits win out in this single-player word game

Word games have been around for a very long time. Most people grew up playing Scrabble or Boggle, and many have moved on to similar games like Words with Friends. The one thing most word games have in common is that they require, at minimum, two players. But now there's Moxie 2, by Blue Ox Technologies Ltd, a intuitive single-player word game.

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Hands On: Mazec – Handwriting Input Method (iOS)

12/18, 7:44am

Scribble on iOS like you had a old Newton and good handwriting

People must really dislike Apple's on-screen keyboard for iPhones and iPads, because the instant we could try alternatives, we got alternatives. Some seem different for the sake of being different. Some, like TextExpander's one, add useful new features -- yet take away some of the usability. But then you get the odd keyboard like Mazec, which tries to offer a true alternative. Rather than typing, you scribble with a stylus -- if you've got one, and haven't lost it -- or with your finger.

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Tim Cook: Apple World AIDS Day campaign raised $20 million

12/18, 1:24am

CEO announces company's promotions have raised over $100 million since 2006

In a memo to all employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the recent (Product) RED campaign, which ran through app upgrade purchases, in-store items and online accessories during the run-up to World AIDS Day on December 1 raised over $20 million, which will be seeded to the Global Fund. The group fights HIV/AIDS, malaria and other health threats largely in Africa and other impoverished areas. Cook said that the promotion has thus pushed Apple's total contribution to over $100 million since 2006.

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Briefly: Fleksy Keyboard 5.0, Booqpad for iPad Air 2

12/17, 4:10pm

Fleksy adds variety of keyboard extensions, requires iOS 8

Customizable iOS keyboard app Fleksy has received a major update introducing new themes and extensions, as well as improvements to existing features. Fleksy allows users to find and send GIFs, and provides autocorrect while typing, and intuitive gestures offer greater typing speed. Version 5.0 of Fleksy offers more themes to choose from, including branded ones. New keyboard extensions can be dragged and dropped as cards to add and remove features. Five extensions are available at the time of launching, including a GIF keyboard, Numbers Row, One-Handed Mode, Cursor Control, and Rainbow Pops. A new emoji scroll mode allows emoji to be searched for faster, and long-pressing the period key brings up quick access of punctuation and symbols. In VoiceOver mode, single-character input is now easier, and Arabic secondary characters can be accessed by tapping the Shift key.

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Pixelmator Mac, iPad apps get significant updates

12/17, 9:40am

Mac app gets demanded pinch-to-zoom option

Pixelmator Team has released updated Mac and iPad versions of its namesake image editor. The Mac update, v3.3.1, now supports pinch-to-zoom gestures on trackpads, fulfilling a popular demand. Resizing and scrolling options have been added to the Shapes, Gradients, and Styles palettes.

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Briefly: Google Drive for iOS update, Waze 3.9.2

12/16, 10:59am

Google Drive for iOS adds cross-app upload functionality

Google's cloud storage platform app has been updated for iOS today, now offering the ability to upload files from other sources. As reported last week, Apple has reversed its course on a policy that disallowed an app to upload content to iCloud Drive unless a file was created within the app itself. Google Drive for iOS v3.4.0 includes bug fixes and performance improvements, and file uploading to Drive from other apps and sources (such as iCloud Drive) can be executed on devices running iOS 8. Google Drive for iOS requires iOS 7.0 or later to run.

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Hands On: Blowfish Meets Meteor (iOS)

12/16, 8:21am

An undersea twist on a 1980s arcade classic

Arcade games have made the transition to iOS with almost no effort. Their simple interface works especially well with a touchscreen device, and because of this, a lot of developers have begun to offer their takes on the classic arcade games of the 1980s and 1990s. Blowfish Meets Meteor, by Sky Tyrannosaur, is at its core a remake of the ever-popular arcade classic Arkanoid.

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Hands On: Art Authority (iOS)

12/15, 6:39pm

Take a stroll through the most notable art galleries in the world

Whether you're an art connoisseur or completely new to the world of art, there's something to be said about having a personally guided tour through a museum. Now, thanks to Art Authority by Open Door Networks for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, users can have their own personally guided tour of the worlds most famous and influential pieces of art, right in the palm of their hand. The $5 app ($10 for the iPad version) is packed full of important pieces of artwork, with over 20GB of art available to download at a moments notice.

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Briefly: Foursquare for iPad updated, ShopKeep POS app adds Apple Pay

12/15, 4:44pm

Foursquare launches revamped iPad app

Foursquare, a search and discovery app, has released an update to include iPad support. Its new iPad version aligns itself with the latest overall redesign, so that users can plan a trip by selecting a city, and then can receive a personalized list of places to visit. Top picks in in the user's area are now included, generated by using all of Foursquare's data to suggest locations that are newly popular, or local favorites. Free to download, Foursquare requires iOS 7.0 or later.

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Kindle iOS app gets Book Browser, Goodreads support

12/15, 1:25pm

Book Browser iPad-only for now

Amazon has issued a major update to the Kindle app for iOS, v4.6. Central to the update is the Book Browser, a feature that lets people search through text and audiobooks hosted on Kindle Unlimited. Tapping on a book's cover provides information, such as a description and customer reviews. People subscribed to Unlimited can download a title immediately; the Browser is, however, restricted to the iPad.

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Hands On: Edge Extended (iOS)

12/15, 7:15am

Platformers and mazes combine in a perspective-based puzzler

Most of us remember doing mazes as children, working from one edge of a puzzle to another, trying to figure out how to get to the objective as quick as possible. What if there was a game that reminded us of the mazes of our youth, while simultaneously making them more challenging and interactive? Edge Extended by Mobigame, combines the mazes of our childhood with the challenge of a modern puzzle game.

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Hands On: Things to-do list manager (iOS)

12/14, 2:26pm

Keep your to-do lists on hand across iOS and Mac with Things

Productivity apps are often complicated, and host myriad extra features that make the apps unpleasant to use. Often, some of the better apps follow the old adage "less is more." Things, by developer Cultured Code, is a simple to-do list and reminder app for OS X and iOS that allows users to create organized lists to help them keep on track.

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Hands On: Momento (iOS)

12/13, 11:36am

Keep a journal on hand at all times with Momento

While not as common as it used to be, there are many people who still like to keep private diaries and journals to remember the ins and outs of everyday lives. Carrying around a journal to write in isn't always convenient, but most people have smartphones and tablets perpetually on hand. Bridging the gap is Momento, by d3i, an app that purports to turns mobile devices into journals.

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BlackBerry Messenger adds features, iOS version gets redesign

12/13, 1:17am

Stickers in group chat, timed-display message function, Lollipop support, more

BlackBerry has released a new version of Messenger BBM - BlackBerry Limited">for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry, each with differing sets of new features the company says are some of its most-often requested additions. For iOS, the app has received a total makeover to bring it in line with the general iOS 8 design language. Android users get support for the latest major release, Lollipop (version 5), as well as a new landscape mode. BlackBerry OS 10 users can now share multiple attachments and images at the same time.

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Apple Pay support added to MLB Ballpark, Priceline, other apps

12/12, 9:17pm

Apple Store app, Hotel Tonight, Merchbar and others now supporting mobile pay tech

In addition to banks and credit unions adding support for Apple Pay to their debit and credit cards, app developers are also taking advantage of the service's other side -- using Touch ID to secure online payments, which may in fact outpace mainstream point-of-sale acceptance as online shopping continues to grow. Priceline announced earlier this week that it will support Apple Pay for "Express Deal" hotel reservations, and MLB Ballpark (formerly "At the Ballpark") now lets users pay for tickets from select teams.

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Apple briefly censors nudity in iPad version of Papers, Please

12/12, 4:30pm

Company says rejection was misunderstanding

The newly-launched iPad version of Papers, Please has briefly been censored by Apple, reports note. Players assume the role of a passport control agent in the fictional Eastern Bloc country of Arstotzka. Later into the game players have access to a full-body scanner; in the original PC title, players could toggle whether this presented characters in full (but cartoonish and low-resolution) nudity or simply in their underwear. A version with both options was initially rejected from the App Store, forcing developer Lucas Pope to remove the nudity.

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Hands On: Sago Mini Road Trip (iOS)

12/12, 7:36am

Kids take the wheel in a fun pre-K game

Keeping younger kids entertained on long road trips isn't always easy. Parents often sacrifice their sanity by employing kids-themed entertainment, forcing them to choose between a fussy toddler or ten different renditions of "Old McDonald." Instead of attempting to distract kids with the same ten songs they've heard since birth, why not try Sago Mini Road Trip, by developer Sago Sago, and allow kids to take control of the wheel?

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Hands On: Bit.Trip.Run! (iOS)

12/12, 2:25am

Jump, slide, and dance your way through this retro-inspired platformer

Bit.Trip.Run is a game set in the universe of Bit.Trip, a popular app by developer Gaijin Games that debuted on the Wii back in 2009. A total of seven variations came along, with Bit.Trip Runner meeting with great success that quickly went multi-platform, with releases on both the Nintendo 3DS as well as Steam. Bit.Trip.Run is not to be confused with Bit.Trip Runner, which begs the question: how does Bit.Trip.Run distinguish itself from the others in the series?

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Microsoft buys HockeyApp to integrate developer beta-testing of apps

12/11, 11:06pm

Works with iOS, Android, Windows Phone: crash reporting, analytics, beta distribution to be unified

Microsoft has announced through a blog post that it has acquired HockeyApp, a mobile analytics and app-distribution service similar to Apple's Testflight. Originally launched as a web-only service in 2011 that allowed iOS, OS X, and Android developers to collect crash reports and manage beta distribution, the app now offers such services for Android, iOS and Windows Phone developers, and will continue to operate as Microsoft works on integrating HockeyApp into the Applications Insights service in Visual Studio Online.

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Briefly: Adobe's ACR 8.7.1, Snapchat gets iPhone 6, 6 Plus support

12/11, 5:25pm

Adobe announces availability of Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1

Adobe has announced the availability of Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1, adding support for Sony ILC-A7M2 and updated support for the Samsung NX1 cameras. The release is available as a final release on Adobe.com, as well as through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC 2014 and Photoshop CS6. DNG Converter 8.7.1 is also now available, and an update for Lightroom 5.7.1 is anticipated within the next week.

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Apple backs down, allows 'Send To' options in Transmit

12/11, 4:37pm

Could open up iCloud Drive-related functions in apps

Apple has quickly reversed course on a policy that broke "Send To" commands in the FTP app Transmit for iOS, app developer Panic now says. The company writes that it got a "nice call from Apple" on Wednesday, and it has resubmitted Transmit to the App Store with Send To restored. This includes the "Send to iCloud Drive" command that formed the basis of Apple's complaint.

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Google iOS app gets redesigned with Material Design, new features

12/11, 1:44pm

Some Maps content directly integrated

Google has released a major update of its eponymous iOS app, v5.0.0. The software has been "completely rebuilt," according to Google, and now sports the "Material Design" central to Android Lollipop and a growing collection of other apps. Users can access a Recents list to return to previously-visited pages, and start a new search anywhere in the app by tapping the Google logo.

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Briefly: OWC's Aura SSD for Mac Pro, Fontspiration for iOS

12/11, 12:05pm

Other World Computing announces new Aura SSD upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro

Other World Computing has announced new 1TB and 2TB Aura SSD upgrades for the cylindrical 2013 Mac Pro. Custom-engineered specifically for the current model, the new Aura SSD offers users capacity and performance for high-speed production workflows in audio, film, photo and graphics. It offers transfer speeds up to 730MB per second, and includes a three-year limited warranty. Included with the Aura SSD for Mac Pro is an OWC Envoy Pro external enclosure for the original SSD to create a USB 3.0 external drive. Pre-ordering is now available, with pricing starting at $900.

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Microsoft debuts six new MSN apps for iOS

12/11, 10:23am

Health & Fitness syncs with HealthKit

Microsoft has launched a collection of new MSN apps for iOS, including News, Money, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Sports. A sixth, Weather, is due to go live sometime in the near future. News gathers feeds from websites like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Money tracks financial information, and provides some basic tools to go with it.

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Hands On: Battle Supremacy (iOS exclusive)

12/11, 8:15am

Take control of a tank in this simple WWII simulator

Developer Atypical Games has had success in the App Store before with their war simulation apps, titled Sky Gamblers: Cold War and Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders, in which both games focused largely on air combat. Now, the company has released Battle Supremacy, which puts players in control of their own tanks in this World War II-era simulation game. Will the company be able to win the ground game as it did with air supremacy? Read on to find out.

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Briefly: Alipay adds Touch ID support, Shazam 8.2.0 released

12/10, 1:24pm

Alipay app adds TouchID support amid talks between Apple, Alibaba

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has updated its Alipay app for iPhone and iPad today, now including support for Touch ID. Mobile payments made with an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can now be verified with a fingerprint instead of a password, similar to Apple Pay. Apple CEO Tim Cook indicated in October that he and Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma would be discussing the potential for a partnership, with speculation at that time focused on Apple Pay and Alipay integration on Alibaba, Taobao and Tmall.

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Hands On: Satellite Safari (iOS)

12/10, 11:24am

Learn about hundreds of satellites with Satellite Safari

In 1957, Sputnik I was launched by Soviet Union as the first artificial satellite. Since then, many countries have launched satellites for all kinds of purposes, such as research, communication, navigation, and more. Today, there are almost 2,500 artificial satellites orbiting the Earth, and Satellite Safari by Southern Stars aims to help users to understand the purpose behind a great many of them.

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Apple, IBM unveil first 'MobileFirst for iOS' apps for enterprise

12/10, 11:05am

Options cover finance, retail, telecoms, other sectors

Apple and IBM have unveiled the first iOS apps produced through their partnership announced in July. Available under the "MobileFirst for iOS" banner, the apps target clients in air travel, retail, insurance, banking/finance, government, and telecommunications. Some initial clients include Citi, Air Canada, Sprint, and Banorte.

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Hands On: Swype alternate keyboard (iOS, Android, Windows Phone)

12/08, 6:20pm

Swipe your way through even the longest texts without lifting a finger

Most people have gotten used to texting and typing on their iPads and iPhones, and chances are, they're good at it. However, it's undeniable that the standard thumb-texting can be pretty slow. On top of that, texting tends to grow tiresome in this manner as the conversation becomes more involved. Of course a user can always revert to hunt-and-peck typing with an index finger, but that leads to slower typing or reliance on predictive text, which can produce unintentionally-hilarious mis-types. Swype by Nuance has come up with a clever solution to help us text and type faster and longer, with less fatigue.

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Apple policy breaks all share sheet uploads in Panic's Transmit

12/08, 4:57pm

'Send to iCloud Drive' option at root of dispute

The latest version of FTP program Transmit for iOS has lost all share sheet-based uploads because of an Apple policy regarding iCloud Drive, says developer Panic. Until now, the FTP app has exploited iOS 8's Extensions function to let people upload files to several storage services, such as iCloud Drive or Dropbox. Panic explains that it was informed that Apple rules dictate that an app can't upload content to iCloud Drive unless a file was created within the app itself; the developer insists that there is nothing about this restriction on iCloud Drive in Apple's iOS Data Storage Guidelines.

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Briefly: Spotify updates iPad app, Paper by FiftyThree 2.2

12/08, 3:52pm

Spotify Music updates iPad app, adds discovery feature

Music subscription service Spotify has released an update for its iPad app. Spotify allows users to stream music from their favorite artists, create playlists and more. The Discover feature is now present for iPad, which offers the ability to peruse personalized recommendations in a succinct format. Free to download, Spotify's app requires iOS 7.0 or later. Users can listen for free with the accompaniment of ads, with Premium access available with a monthly prescription.

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'Change' TV spot promotes wide variety of uses for iPad Air 2

12/08, 1:08pm

Pushes apps like AutoCAD, Molecules, OBD Fusion

Apple has begun airing a new TV ad (below) for the iPad Air 2, dubbed "Change." The spot showcases numerous different uses for the tablet, some relatively conventional but others more creative or exotic. Accompanying the ad is a new microsite featuring the song in the ad -- "Who Needs You" by The Orwells -- along with the apps depicted in each shot.

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Best of 2014 iTunes list mixes mainstream, lesser-known picks

12/08, 9:59am

Top iPad apps previously promoted by Apple

Apple has introduced its annual "Best of 2014" list at the iTunes Store, promoting content in different media categories. The top iPad app, for instance, is Pixelmator, the image editing app Apple also highlighted during its recent press event for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The top iPad game is Monument Valley, an Apple Design Award winner from WWDC.

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Hands On: Time Lapse with HDR (iOS)

12/06, 12:25pm

Create high-quality time lapse videos with Time Lapse with HDR

Photography and filmmaking is becoming popular again, thanks to the era of "iPhonography." Now, thanks to apps that can control the frequency at which pictures are taken, time-lapse videos are also making a notable comeback. Time Lapse with HDR, by Lucky Clan, is one of the apps that is helping novice photographers create their own time-lapse videos.

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Briefly: Instapaper 6.1, Readdle launches PDF Office

12/05, 5:06pm

Instapaper updated, adds device hand-off support, unread count

Article aggregating app Instapaper has released an update for iOS devices. Allowing users to save and store articles for reading later, the update features a redesigned save extension, including the ability to save directly to a folder, and also supports offline saving. Users can now starting reading on one device, and continue on another, with the app's new Handoff support, and its new Unread Count feature can be enabled to show what content has yet to be read in the form of a badge counter. Several other improvements and bug fixes are also included. Free to download, Instapaper requires iOS 8 or later.

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Briefly: Sonos 5.2, Pandora interface update for iOS, Android

12/05, 1:50pm

Sonos releases beta software update

Wireless speaker system producer Sonos has released a beta software update, bringing the latest version to 5.2. Featuring new sound enhancement for its Playbar speaker, the update improves the soundstage using stereo imaging, and also includes improvements to the EQ and volume balance.

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Hands On: Heavy Metal Thunder gamebook (iOS)

12/05, 7:42am

Sci-fi and suspense collide in this 'choose your own adventure' game

Choose-your-own-adventure games are cropping up all over the App Store these days, and it's become apparent that there is a market for text-based adventure on iOS. One of these games is Heavy Metal Thunder by Cubus Games. The game, which has won a Pocket Gamer silver award, is an adaptation of a book by sci-fi novel writer Kyle B. Stiff. How well does it make the transition to interactive fiction?

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Hands On: SomaFM Radio Player (iOS)

12/04, 1:55pm

Ditch the ads and stream unlimited music with SomaFM Radio Player

Streaming music online is hardly a new concept, but most online streaming radios are so riddled with advertisements that listening can become unbearable. The alternative is often paying a monthly subscription fee, which can be costly and hard to justify, unless it is used often. SomaFM Radio Player, by SomaFM, offers an ad-free alternative for fans of streaming radio.

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Square, Starbucks launch new iOS options for food orders

12/04, 1:21pm

Starbucks mobile payments limited to Portland until next year

Two companies, Square and Starbucks, have launched new iOS options for food orders. Square has introduced a free app for Caviar, the delivery service it bought out in August. Caviar users can have food delivered from partner restaurants in select areas. So far the list of regions includes San Francisco and the Bay Area, plus Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington DC.

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Briefly: iOS Shadowrun: Dragonfall, Lego Batman 3 on OS X

12/04, 10:34am

Definitive Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut launches on iOS App Store

Harebrained Schemes' conversion of the Shadowrun gaming universe has a new app on the iPad. After a year on the computer, Shadowrun: Dragonfall -- Director's Cut is now available for purchase. The new game is the definitive version of of one of the top-ranking PC games on Metacritic, and features 17 missions, vibrant music, team customization options, and an expansive Cyberpunk combat system in a 20-hour campaign. Shadowrun: Dragonfall -- Director's Cut is available for $7, and runs on the iPad 3, iPad Mini 2, or faster.

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Hands On: Quick Backup Contacts (iOS)

12/04, 12:35am

Keep your contact list safe across devices, exportable to platforms

It's not uncommon for users to have multiple devices in their household. Many people have a smartphone, tablet, and at least one computer. Keeping track of contacts can be a hassle if a user frequently changes devices, or adds contacts on one device and not another. Even with the help of iCloud, contacts are too important not to have a separate backup, particularly if users need to move contacts between platforms. With Quick Backup Contacts, users can create those backup files easily.

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Mozilla at work on Firefox browser for iOS

12/03, 9:58am

Marks reversal in policy towards browser engines

An iOS version of Firefox is in progress, according to comments by two Mozilla managers. On Tuesday, a Firefox project manager, Lukas Blakk, wrote on Twitter that "we need to be where our users are, so we're going to get Firefox on iOS;" it's believed that he was quoting Firefox VP Jonathan Nightingale at an internal Mozilla event in Portland. The company's manager of data science, Matthew Ruttley, later tweeted a photo from the event showing a slide with an iPhone 6, captioned by Ruttley with "Firefox for iOS!! Let's do this!!!"

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Briefly: Dropbox 3.6; Google Play Books, Movies and TV updates

12/02, 11:03pm

Dropbox for iOS updated, allows file and folder renaming

Dropbox has released an update for its iOS app, now available through iTunes. Dropbox allows users to store files and folders within 2GB of free cloud storage upon sign-up, and can be shared with other as links instead of attachments. Dropbox v3.6 now includes the ability to rename files and folders. Files now have a More Actions button accessible with viewing files and folders. Office documents can be edited, and then save them back to Dropbox.

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Feature: Wizards of the Coast kills iOS D&D play aid DungeonScape

12/02, 4:50pm

Physical media gaming company, and rights holder, slow to adopt digital

For tabletop gaming enthusiasts, the partnership between Dungeons & Dragons purveyor Wizards of the Coast and Trapdoor Technologies became something to get excited over. The duo were supposed to create a suite of iOS tools for Dungeons & Dragons' "next" edition, later rebranded to be the fifth edition (5E). Essentially, the suite would contain everything a player might need to craft D&D 5E adventures for a band of players, pushing much of the math and record-keeping behind the scenes. However, just prior to release, Wizards of the Coast killed the partnership, for reasons it only knows for sure.

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