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auki for iPhone review: iOS 7 quick reply the way Apple should do it

Apr 18, 2014 9:25 pm

auki is a jailbreak app for iPhone that provides quick-reply functionality for messages. That means that, with auki, you don't have to spend time switching to and from the Messages app. You can reply to and compose messages from anywhere on the iPhone, be it the Home screen or from inside another... [more]

'Beats Music' Updated With In-App Subscriptions, Offline Mode and More

Apr 18, 2014 8:03 pm

Beats has updated its Beats Music streaming music app with in-app subscriptions, Facebook friend search, an offline mode and more. The move allows users to subscribe to the Beats Music service via their iTunes account. What's New in Version 1.0.7 You asked for it, and we listened! Some... [more]

Nike Fires Majority of FuelBand Team, Plans to Stop Making Wearables

Apr 18, 2014 7:11 pm

Nike plans to no longer make wearable hardware, as it has fired the majority of its 80-person team responsible for the FuelBand fitness tracker and will instead focus its efforts on fitness software, according to an unnamed source that spoke to CNET. The shoemaker isn't throwing in the towel on... [more]

Beats Music enables in-app subscriptions with latest update in bid for more users

Apr 18, 2014 6:35 pm

Beats Music, the streaming radio arm of the Beats empire, updated its iPhone app on Friday with the notable addition of in-app subscriptions, meaning the company is now paying Apple's usual 30 percent commission on new sign-ups. [more]

Nike rumored to be axing Fuelband hardware division

Apr 18, 2014 6:32 pm

Here's one to take with a grain of salt, simply because as of now it's not official. Sources at CNet say that most of the FuelBand team is to be let go, and that Nike will halt production of the hardware altogether. This includes the planned "slim" version to be released later this year, and... [more]

Facebook Updates 'Paper' App With Birthdays, Events, Photo Comments and More

Apr 18, 2014 6:16 pm

Facebook has updated its news creation and curation app Paper with birthdays, events, group updates, photo comments and much more, filling in the app with features from the "main" Facebook app that users have requested since its debut. Thanks again for your feedback on Paper. We've been working... [more]

Facebook Paper gets a nicely done update

Apr 18, 2014 4:33 pm

Facebook Paper —the "Flipboard" way to view your Facebook feed — was updated today with a slew of new features. The app still curates and aggregates stories from your feed, but now things are down with a bit more style and flair. [more]

Facebook Paper gets updated, adds birthdays and events, photo comments, and more!

Apr 18, 2014 4:33 pm

Facebook Paper —the "Flipboard" way to view your Facebook feed — was updated today with a slew of new features. The app still curates and aggregates stories from your feed, but now things are down with a bit more style and flair. [more]

Apple offering a second chance to buy unclaimed WWDC tickets

Apr 18, 2014 3:56 pm

If you didn't get selected in last week's WWDC 2014 lotto, you may still have a shot to get a ticket. Apple is reportedly sending out emails to developers who weren't selected in the lottery and offering a chance to purchase tickets that were unclaimed. [more]

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets reviewed

Apr 18, 2014 1:01 pm

The big new Android flagship phone of the year has just been released, and our sibling site, Android Central, has just posted their enormous Samsung Galaxy S5 review to tell you everything you need to know about it. Alex Dobie concludes: All said, the Galaxy S5 inherits its predecessor's badge... [more]

How to DIY replace the front-facing FaceTime camera and sensor cable on the iPhone 5

Apr 18, 2014 11:07 am

If you're experiencing issues with the front-facing FaceTime camera on your iPhone 5, it may be time for a DIY repair. Symptoms with the FaceTime camera typically include a blacked out screen when the front-facing camera is activated or pixelated areas and lines through the screen. In some cases... [more]

Amazing Spider-Man 2 web-slings its way into the App Store

Apr 18, 2014 10:43 am

Gameloft's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit the App Store today, offering plenty of web-slinging and smart-alecky heroism. The storyline expands on what’s in the movie, and has tons of unlockables, like the Symbiote Spider-Man costume, and butt heads with villains like Venom and Kraven the Hunter.... [more]

New and updated apps: iMore, Flickr, Bejeweled Blitz, and more!

Apr 18, 2014 10:31 am

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got the most awesome news app in the universe, social media apps, games and more!... [more]

Apple Could Benefit as Samsung and Globalfoundries Standardize Mobile Chip Production

Apr 18, 2014 9:46 am

Samsung and Globalfoundries announced yesterday that the two companies will adopt the same chip production process as they upgrade their manufacturing facilities in preparation for the next generation mobile devices. (Via Wall Street Journal) This announcement adds credence to an earlier rumor... [more]

Top ten games you can only play on iOS right now!

Apr 18, 2014 9:04 am

Think console exclusives only exist on PlayStation or Xbox? Nope. iOS has 'em too. Here are ten of the best! Console exclusives are a big deal in the game world, but they're not unique to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita. iOS gets them too — exclusives you can only... [more]

Chase Mobile finally gets an update for iOS 7

Apr 18, 2014 9:03 am

If you're a Chase bank customer you'll notice a rather significant change to the Chase Mobile app when you fire it up today. It's finally been updated to officially support iOS 7. Well, I guess 7 months late is better than never, right? The new version of Chase Mobile only brings one new feature... [more]

New photos purport to show Apple's next-gen iPad Air with bonded display

Apr 18, 2014 8:38 am

Consumers hoping for an even thinner version of Apple's flagship tablet may get their wish, as a new set of snapshots appears to show a revised iPad Air display assembly with the LCD and cover glass manufactured as a single unit, much like the company has done for years with the iPhone. [more]

The Week in iPhone Cases: Space and nature

Apr 18, 2014 8:00 am

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Space and natureOne of the cases in this week’s roundup celebrates the upcoming Earth Day in collaboration with a famous Mouse, while another has enough space-age materials to launch into space. BrandoThe Superman 3D Protective Case (iPhone 5 and 5s; $39) features a sculpted body—just like... [more]

Deal of the Day: Seidio LEDGER Flip Case with Metal Kickstand for iPhone 5/5S

Apr 18, 2014 7:51 am

For today only, purchase the Seidio LEDGER Flip Case with Metal Kickstand for iPhone 5/5S and save 43% off the list price! This custom iPhone 5/5S flip case is a combination of an Italian polyurethane and a cloth-like texture to provide some impact protection while giving your device a snazzy... [more]

iMore store Easter sale: Save 20% on all iPad and iPhone cases and accessories!

Apr 18, 2014 7:28 am

Chocolate candy eggs aren't the only things worth hunting down this week, not when the iMore store is having a 20% off sale on all your favorite iPhone and iPad cases, cables, chargers and more! The sale starts now an runs through April 22, and all you have to do to take advantage is enter coupon... [more]

Build a custom lock screen to save your iPhone, your iPad, or even your life

Apr 18, 2014 7:00 am

If someone finds your lost iPhone or iPad, the first thing they’ll do is turn it on. If you’re in an accident, or you have a medical emergency, first responders often look for your phone or tablet to identify you and learn important information such as allergies and blood type. In this video... [more]

Facebook for iOS updated to 9.0 with better group management and more

Apr 18, 2014 6:56 am

Just one month after their 8.0 update, Facebook has updated their app to version 9.0, bringing some new commenting and group management features to the app. The News Feed on iPad has also been updated, and posts about trending topics will now be highlighted. [more]

The case of the iPhone case I couldn't get off!

Apr 17, 2014 9:22 pm

When you test as many cases as I do, you've got to expect a little collateral damage every once and a awhile. I've [totally smashed my iPhone during drop tests[(http://www.imore.com/failed-review-smash-puny-georgia-iphone), taken iPhones and iPads through the car wash and the dishwasher. I've... [more]

Best payment and wallet apps for iPhone: Square Wallet, PayPal, Passbook, and more!

Apr 17, 2014 8:59 pm

Don't want to weed through payment cards at the cash wrap? Try these payment and digital wallet apps for iPhone instead! Looking for the best iPhone apps to pay with at your favorite stores? The ones that will let you make your wallet digital? The App Store offers all kinds of payment solutions... [more]

Flickr app for iOS updated with new interface and fresh editing tools

Apr 17, 2014 5:50 pm

Flickr for iOS just got a complete overhaul, bumping the app to version 3.0 and bringing a host of new and welcome features. First thing you'll notice upon opening the new Flickr is the completely redesigned interface, bringing it to modern design standards on iOS 7. It also just looks plain... [more]

RadioShack drops iPhone 5s pricing to $99 or score one for free when trading in an iPhone 4S

Apr 17, 2014 5:15 pm

Like most things in the technology world, if you wait long enough a good deal is bound to be found eventually. Such is the case with the iPhone 5s as starting Friday, RadioShack is reducing their pricing for the latest iPhone down to $99 in-store with a qualifying two-year plan on AT&T,... [more]

RadioShack Drops iPhone 5s Price to $99

Apr 17, 2014 4:54 pm

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Beginning tomorrow, Radio Shack will be selling the 16GB iPhone 5s for $99 with two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. This is $100 off the standard $199 price and one of the lowest prices we've seen for a new iPhone 5s. It's unclear if the price drop will be permanent or... [more]

How to move documents from Dropbox to iWork and iCloud

Apr 17, 2014 4:22 pm

Want to take your spreadsheets, documents, and presentations from Dropbox and start using them with Apple's iWork suite of Numbers, Pages, and Keynote, and store them in iCloud? Luckily, both Dropbox and Apple make it easy to do. Here's how! How to transfer files from Dropbox to Pages, Keynote,... [more]

Flickr Debuts Redesigned iOS App With Live Filters, HD Video Recording

Apr 17, 2014 3:51 pm

Yahoo today updated its Flickr photo sharing app to version 3.0, introducing a major design overhaul that revamps the look and feel of the app. Aiming to make capturing and editing photos easier, the app features 14 live filters for the app's camera, allowing users to see what edits will look... [more]

Rogers turns on 700 MHz spectrum for communities in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto

Apr 17, 2014 1:26 pm

Rogers just activated their fresh 700 MHz spectrum in a few regions across Canada. Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver are the lucky cities today, though we can expect a nationwide rollout eventually. 700 MHz has been widely described as “beachfront” spectrum that’s particularly good at... [more]

iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One M8: Camera shootout!

Apr 17, 2014 12:33 pm

iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One M8: The ultimate smartphone camera showdown! Smartphone cameras are getting better and better every day. We've already put the iPhone 5s and the HTC One M8 head to head, so it's only fair we give Samsung's Galaxy S5 the same treatment. Even though the... [more]

Facebook wants you to know when your friends are nearby, if they're cool with that

Apr 17, 2014 12:02 pm

Facebook has announced an interesting new feature called Nearby Friends which does pretty much exactly what you think it does. User can optionally turn on broad proximity notifications, so you and your friends can get a notice when your friends are nearby. You can set specific friends and friends... [more]

Belkin updates WeMo app with new WeMo Light Switch features

Apr 17, 2014 11:35 am

Belkin has updated their WeMo home automation apps for iOS and Android with a few new features. Chief among them is a long-press option for their Light Switch, which is recognizable through the popular IFTTT service. There’s also new controls to recognize sunrise and sunset, an away mode which... [more]

InDesign alternatives for Mac: Can anything unseat Adobe for page layout?

Apr 17, 2014 11:21 am

Once the scrappy upstart, InDesign is now the dominant page layout app. Is there any alternative that comes close? Adobe's switch to software as a service has sent budget-minded creative professionals looking for alternatives to the Creative Cloud apps that don't cost them a monthly fee. As the... [more]

Dropbox to fold photo sharing app Loom into Carousel

Apr 17, 2014 11:12 am

Loom, the cloud storage and organization service and app for photos and videos, has been bought by Dropbox. Loom allowed you to quickly and easily share photos from your iPhone and Mac through the cloud, and was about to face some tough competition from Dropbox and their recently-announced... [more]

Angela Ahrendts taking her time moving to Apple

Apr 17, 2014 10:59 am

Angela Ahrendts, incoming SVP of Retail at Apple, seems to be taking her time leaving her current post as CEO of Burberry, and the company has yet to announce her departure date. Ahrendts is supposed to start this spring, and is available to leave Burberry starting this month, having finished her... [more]

iMore show 398 LIVE! Join us at 1pm PT, 4pm ET, 9pm BST

Apr 17, 2014 10:59 am

The iMore show returns live today with Rene and Peter talking all the week's news. Make sure you join us! Want to be part of the show? Join us live right here at 1pm PT, 4pm ET, 9pm GMT Leave a comment below Email us at podcast@imore.com Tweet us @imore with hashtag #askimore [more]

Early upgrade programs at US carriers forecast to help grow sales of Apple's iPhone

Apr 17, 2014 10:45 am

Apple is likely to see modest gains in iPhone sales in the medium term thanks to early smartphone upgrade programs from major U.S. wireless carriers, one analyst has projected. [more]

Refurbished Retina iPad mini goes on sale through Apple for $339

Apr 17, 2014 10:24 am

Apple is now offering the iPad mini with Retina display on its Refurbished Store. Currently, Apple is only selling refurbished Wi-Fi models, with the cellular models not yet available. [more]

Evernote Business Notebook lets you share while keeping your personal notes private

Apr 17, 2014 10:03 am

Evernote has introduced a rather interesting new notebook in conjunction with Moleskine. Users can now capture digital images of notes written on custom-made paper notebooks and enjoy a wealth of extra features over your usual text recognition apps. The Evernote app recognizes notes you want to... [more]

MacBook in the cloud: Work with the same files on multiple Macs

Apr 17, 2014 10:00 am

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For most people, one computer is probably sufficient. It might be a desktop, or a laptop, or you might just make do with iPads or iPhones. But somewhere down the line, you might adopt more. You get a work computer. You decide you want a traveling laptop. You might replace your old Mac, but it... [more]

Breeze, by the makers of RunKeeper, aims to keep you moving in style

Apr 17, 2014 9:33 am

There's a new motion tracking app in town, and it's from the developers of the highly popular RunKeeper app and service. Breeze, by FitnessTracker, utilizes the M7 motion coprocessor in the iPhone 5s to monitor your movement and provide you with updates and motivation throughout the day. That M7... [more]

Reading List: What's that song?

Apr 17, 2014 9:30 am

From our keyboard to your eyes, we’re here to round up the top Apple-related stories on the Web this Thursday.Apple Said to Prepare Song-ID Feature for IPhone SoftwarePlaying Name that Tune might get a little easier in iOS 8, according to a report from Bloomberg that suggests Apple is... [more]

Dynamic affordance: Can the iOS 8 interface be made smarter?

Apr 17, 2014 9:28 am

Depending on who you are and how you feel, iOS 7 either took the training wheels off to fully embrace digital design, or it removed so much interface as to crush usability. Both are true. iOS is used by a wide range of people, from the digital and mobile immigrant — those who grew up reading... [more]

RunKeeper's new Breeze app goes beyond workouts to count daily steps via Apple's M7 chip in iPhone 5s

Apr 17, 2014 9:00 am

RunKeeper on Thursday launched Breeze, its new step tracking app that harnesses the abilities of the M7 chip found in Apple's iPhone 5s. AppleInsider was given an early hands-on with Breeze, and found it's a great way to track activity from the rest of the day, when you're not out for a run. [more]

The Week in iOS Apps: Play ball!

Apr 17, 2014 8:30 am

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Play ball!This week’s roundup of new and updates apps includes stuff for baseball fans, foodies, and lovers of “Duck Dynasty.” There's something for everyone. A&E/History ChannelFolks who love their Duck Dynasty and/or endless documentaries about World War II are in luck. Both the... [more]

Pixelmator previews impressive advanced image repair tool

Apr 17, 2014 8:10 am

An upcoming update to Mac photo editing app Pixelmator will include a rather impressive repair tool. With it, you’ll be able to remove entire objects simply by painting on them and letting the software do the rest. The same tool will be able to remove blemishes and dust with ease. A similar... [more]

FarmVille 2: Country Escape is made for mobile, requires no friends

Apr 17, 2014 8:02 am

Following a fairly successful soft launch in Canada, Zynga’s FarmVille 2: Country Escape launches globally today on iOS and Android. The Facebook version has been out since 2012, though the new mobile version won’t require a social plug-in to bug your friends for resources. You can also play... [more]

Deal of the Day: Seidio LEDGER Flip Case for iPad Air

Apr 17, 2014 7:59 am

For today only, purchase the Seidio LEDGER Flip Case for iPad Air and save 33% off the list price! This iPad Air flip case is a combination of an Italian polyurethane and a cloth-like texture to provide some impact protection while giving your device a snazzy look. What's more is the case folds... [more]

Surgeon Simulator review: Entertainingly grisly iPad game

Apr 17, 2014 7:49 am

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One key factor when evaluating PC and console games ported to iPad or iPhone is how well the controls have been adapted from keyboard, mouse and/or joypad to a touchscreen. But in this case that doesn’t really apply, because the controls in Surgeon Simulator are deliberately terrible. Surgeon... [more]

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