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Apple announces iOS 8 – with Interactive Notifications, QuickType and Health Kit

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Apple has today announced iOS 8 at the World Wide Developer Conference of 2014. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said on stage that the experience of iOS 8 is two-fold, great end-user features and developer tools. Paired with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8 introduces a major change to the way Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms interact. On stage Apple called this Continuity, though the most impressive feature comes in the form […]

This is iOS 7.1 and it’s out now

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Apple have this morning released iOS 7.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Featuring a refined UI, faster animations, major bug fixes, CarPlay support, and improved responsiveness on some older devices, it’s a welcome update that finally brings back some of the snappiness we lost with iOS 7. The full changelog includes: CarPlay support. New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s devices. Improved performance on the […]

Rdio takes their iPhone app design to the next level, adds new badges and menus

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Rdio, despite all odds, is continuing to compete with Spotify in leaps and bounds, yesterday releasing some new UI tweaks in their iPhone app. A new UI is now seen in the context menus for music, which are accessed by holding a song or album. You can then add it to your playlists or collection, or share and download the songs locally. The new UI style, where gradients, rich backgrounds […]

Sword & Sworcery hits Google Play, remains awesome

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The delicate, immersive and delightful ‘Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery’ is now available on Google Play, a year after it’s original release on iPad in 2011. While my description might sound hyperbolic, this game truly is the best Android game of 2012, and my personal favourite game of the year, closely tied with Sound Shapes for the PlayStation Vita and Journey. Hey, it’s okay in a three-way. The game is point-and-click, […]

Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Roundup

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This year’s WWDC 2012 conference was just a tad too late for us to liveblog, but here is a quick rundown of what went down. More detailed looks at each new piece will follow shortly. MacBook Air (starting at $1099) (11-inch or 13-inch) (available now) An updated MacBook Air has been shown with Ivy Bridge. Improvements with the starter model (11-inch $1099) include a new 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, […]

Apple announces iOS 6: Siri for iPad, Facebook integration, Facetime over cellular connection and more

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At their annual WWDC keynote, Apple have today announced the next version of the OS powering the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, iOS. iOS 6 seems to be a minor update compared to previous changes, but there are still some interesting tidbits. Just nothing big, which is a little disappointing. The new update kills support for iPod touch 3rd gen, iPad (original), and pre-3GS iPhone’s, which is a little odd […]

Pebble E-Paper watch for iPhone and Android breaks Kickstarter records [fixed]

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Crowd-sourced funding is beginning to look like the next big thing, with another Kickstarter project breaking funding records .Kickstarter allows anybody to invest in an idea or product, giving as much money as they would like, with rewards being given to those who spend more money. If a project does not reach its goal, set by the creator, then no money is sent. Pebble, the latest Kickstarter success story, is […]

Apple iPad 3 event officially happening at 5AM on March 8 AEDT

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As always, Apple is finally putting us all out of our rumour-fed misery a few days before we explode, by announcing the real, official iPad 3 launch date. On March 7 at 10AM US PST at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco Tim Cook will likely take the stage to show off the new iPad, alongside other Apple conference regulars. In Australian time the even will start […]

Google+ application for iOS gets video hangouts and new-look photo UI

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Google has just pushed out an update for the Google+ iOS application which brings 3G and Wi-Fi video calling to the iPhone application, beating FaceTime to 3G video calling and also allows iDevices to video call not only other iDevices, but also Android and users on the website. Also included is a new Photos user interface, which makes it easier to share your phones photos. So grab your iPhone 4 […]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies comes to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

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It looks like Activision is continuing to milk the Call Of Duty franchise with a new iOS game available today. Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is available to download on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and features the Zombie mode from Call Of Duty: Black Ops as well as some added bonuses like 50 levels of Dead-Ops Arcade. As before the game can be played online and offline and there […]

Apple announces iCloud is coming October 13. Get your umbrella ready

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Apple has just announced that their iCloud service will be going live for all iOS 5 users on October 13 (October 12 US time). Not much has changed since it’s original announcement. However it has been officially revealed that iCloud will come with 5GB of free storage. As seen at WWDC, iCloud will sync Mail, Calendars, Contacts, Documents and Photos to OS X and iOS. It will also be included […]

Minecraft Pocket Edition coming to Android this week, iOS “eventually”

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Want to play Minecraft on your phone, but don’t own an Xperia Play? Well, if you own an Android phone you’re in luck! This week on Friday 30th (AEST), Minecraft will be available for any Android device. The game will, like all mobile games, use on screen touch controls, unlike the physical controls of the Xperia Play, and presumably be available for the same price of $6.54. An iOS version […]

Review: iStorytime – Transformers and Smurfs

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Apple’s iOS devices such as the iPhone and the iPad have been a great place for education tools and resources. Meet iStoryTime, whose aim is to make interactive story books for younger readers at school. James Wilson takes a look at two of their applications, the iStoryTime Transformers Mix and Match, and iStoryTime The Smurfs Audio Book.

Apple App Store prices get a little cheaper for Australians

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Image: Glen Bledsoe/Flickr (Creative Commons) As we all know, Australians usually pay more for everything. Gadget’s, Games and up until now, Apps. But one of those is about to change. Apple is introducing a new pricing scheme for the Australian App Store so that it matches our strong Aussie Dollar. Apps will now come as $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, $4.49, $5.49, $6.49, $7.49, $8.49, $9.49, $10.49 and so on. Here is […]

One More Thing: iTunes Match

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Steve Jobs just delivered one more thing at WWDC 2011, announcing iTunes Match. For US$24.99 a year iTunes Match will scan your ripped (or pirated) music and match it with 256kbps DRM-free AAC songs from iTunes servers. “We have 18m songs in the music store. Our software will scan what you have, the stuff you’ve ripped, and figure out if there’s a match. If you have to upload your whole […]