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Hitch is a car service app that lets you share cabs with other passengers

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Uber may be the best thing since sliced bread when it comes to mobile taxi services, but what if there was a way to lower the cost of your ride by sharing a car with other passengers?

That’s the question that Hitch, a new ride-sharing mobile application, looks to answer. Read more »

Google Wallet instant checkout lands on iOS

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Are you a Google Wallet user on iOS that has been looking for a faster way to use the service to buy your stuff?

Well you’re in luck, as Wallet’s 2-tap instant checkout’s been made available for Apple’s mobile platform. Read more »

EU to investigate Apple’s Irish tax activity

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It looks like Apple could be in trouble with the EU for some allegedly shady tax arrangements.

The competition authority of the EU requested information from Ireland, which is suspected of participating in illegal tax practices with Apple.

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Pyne is a simple and fun polling app

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Are you looking for a simple and fun way to “poll the world?”

Then Pyne might be the mobile application for you. Read more »

Apple to create in-house ad agency

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Apple has always been praised for its marketing, some even argue that the company’s advertising, moreso than the merit of its technology, is what really helps them to secure sales.

Well now it looks like Apple will start taking its marketing even more seriously, as it is looking to developing their branding strategies in-house now. Read more »

Skype for iPhone gets streamlined

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Skype’s iPhone application has been kind of left behind its Android and Windows Phone counterparts, but it now has been overhauled.

The newest Skype for iPhone update makes the app look a lot like the Windows Phone one and brings in a lot of changes that makes using it a more pleasant experience. Read more »

VLC Player for mobiles to get Chromecast support

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VLC Player, the popular multimedia player app for iOS and Android, is set to get support for Google’s new media streaming platform Chromecast.

Paradoxically, native streaming support for Chromecast is set to hit the iOS version of VLC before the Android version, likely due to the latter still being in the beta stages of its development. Read more »

Checkout the new time-lapse mode in iOS 8

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One of the new features in iOS 8 is time-lapse mode in the Camera app. For those who don’t know, time-lapse mode takes a series of photographs with a few second interval and in the end combines all the images into a video, which when played looks like a fast-forwarded video.

It’s not something you’d use often but it’s a cool thing to have and definitely gives some cool results as we will see now. Read more »

iOS 8 will let you scan credit cards with your camera

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Google Wallet users have been able to scan credit cards with their device’s camera for a while now, and it looks like Apple is getting their feet wet with the mobile payment game as well.

Well, it’s a step closer, at least. iPhone users can now scan their credit cards with their cell phone’s camera in iOS 8. There are some restrictions however, learn more about the features after the jump. Read more »

Apple allegedly acquires Spotsetter to improve its Maps app

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Apple’s Maps application has come under fire in the past for offering a navigation solution that leaves much to be desired.

The Cupertino based company has vowed to improve its application and has been acquiring a few companies to help bring Maps up to speed. You may now add Spotsetter to that list. Read more »

iOS 8 gets FaceTime audio conference calls, Yosemite gets iMessage screen sharing

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When we discussed some of the best new features in iOS 8, we did mention that there will be a lot more in the OS that Apple forgot to mention and will be revealed as people use the OS. One such new feature (for iOS) that has come to light is the presence of FaceTime audio conference calls.

It’s pretty much what it sounds like. Instead of just having a call with one person, you can now add other people with iOS or OS X devices to the call. Unfortunately, there is no support for FaceTime video conference call yet. Read more »

Get’em while they’re hot – iPad mini for just $199 at Target

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A leaked ad, reportedly belonging to US retailer Target the iPad mini first generation will likely drop 33% to just $199 for a day – this coming Sunday, June 8.

The ad says that stock is limited so you might need to hurry up if you want to get a portable iOS slate for the good price. Other retailers like Walmart and BesBuy have the slate either out of stock or going for a higher price. Read more »

First details on Angry Birds Stella are out

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Angry Birds Stella has been teased numerous times by Rovio, but we knew nothing beyond the pink Stella bird on the images. We didn’t know even the game’s genre.

Today that changes as Rovio has posted new teaser images, the first gameplay screenshot plus release date. Read more »

Apple to introduce new MFi specification that allows headphones with Lightning connector

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Apple will soon be introducing a new MFI (Made for iPhone) specification that will allow headphone manufacturers to make headphones using a Lightning connector instead of the standard 3.5mm jack.

Right now, the Lightning connector already supports audio in/out, which is how sound docks work, but to be able to make headphones for it, manufacturers need that particular specification from Apple which allows them to go forward. Read more »

Apple’s Strength ad reminds us the iPhone 5s is a fitness powerhouse

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Apple has a new ad out and it shows us that amid all these fitness-tracking-minded smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and accessories like the Gear 2 and Gear Fit the iPhone 5s remains a powerful tool for managing your daily workout.

The ad displays people doing various workouts and sports using a myriad of apps and accessories like the Zepp golf sensor and Adidas’ miCoach smart ball. Apple tells us that we’re more powerful than we think and helps get the point across by using an old sport-motivational song in Robert Preston’s “Chicken Fat”. Read more »