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The Apple Store will be 13 years old on May 19th

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Apple has its share of die-hard fans and die-hard critics, but no matter what your opinion of the Cupertino based tech giant is, it is difficult to deny that the company has changed the world of consumer technology.

Apple Stores have played a huge role in this phenomenon, and the symbolic retailer will turn 13 years old on May 19th.
Bare, cleanly and simply designed, open, and a “play with everything philosophy” helped to make Apple stores some of the most visited retail spots. If you pass by an Apple store, chances are, there are tons of people there. Read more »

Split-screen multitasking tipped to arrive on Apple iPad with iOS 8

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple is about to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad range with iOS 8. The tweak will finally allow iPad users to use two apps at the same a time.

The feature is certain to enhance the productivity credentials of Apple’s slates, especially the full-size ones such as the iPad Air and the iPad 4. Read more »

Office for iPad scores 27 million downloads since its release

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It looks like people really want to use Microsoft Office on their iPad, as the application has garnered over 27 million downloads in just 46 days.


The last 15 million downloads occurred in just over a month, making the app a roaring success. Read more »

‘Botanicula’ for iPad game review

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Botanicula is a puzzle game from the makers of the popular Machinarium. The game was originally released on Steam and won many awards for its visuals and music.

Since then it has made its way to the small screen and is now available on the iPad. We decided to take a look. Read more »

Snapchat settles with FTC after a privacy violation smackdown

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Ephemeral messaging is huge right now with Snapchat leading the charge. Except “ephemeral” messages are more permanent than the name might suggest – charges were filed with the FTC against the photo messenger about this and a couple of other issues.

“If a company markets privacy and security as key selling points in pitching its service to consumers, it is critical that it keep those promises,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “Any company that makes misrepresentations to consumers about its privacy and security practices risks FTC action.” Read more »

iPad is the tablet with the highest customer satisfaction

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Android tablets may be slowly taking over sales in the tablet marketplace, but the iPad still reigns as king in customer satisfaction.

This is mainly due to the myriad bargain, low-quality Android tablets that are currently on the market. Hit the jump to see the official rankings, courtesy of J.D. Power. Read more »

Google Maps update brings new features to iOS and Android

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Google Maps got treated to an update for both Android and iOS. Versions 7.7 and 3.0 of the app for Android and iOS respectively bring new features and welcome tweaks to the platform.

The update sees offline maps officially arrive on Google Maps for iOS. Read more »

Retry by Rovio is an 8-bit Flappy Bird killer for iOS

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Rovio’s publishing arm LVL 11 released a Flappy Bird-rivalling game for iOS dubbed Retry. The gaming title is currently available to download in Canada, Finland, and Poland and will soon reach wider availability.

Retry promises challenging game play, wrapped in 8-bit graphics and synthesizer soundtrack. Read more »

iOS 7.1.1 lockscreen can be bypassed just by asking Siri

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The iPhone 5s debuted with a fingerprint scanner for added security, but it turns out Siri can be a double agent – bypassing a pass code or even a TouchID-secured screen on iOS 7.1.1 is as easy as asking politely (the fingerprint scanner isn’t 100% trustworthy either).

The trick allows you to browse all contacts stored on the phone and make a call out to any one of them. Read more »

‘Leo’s Fortune’ for iOS game review

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Leo’s Fortune is a 2D platforming game for iOS. It was awarded Editor’s Choice by Apple on the App Store and has won many accolades since it went on sale.

The game follows the story of Leopold, the green furball with the luxurious mustache you see in the image above, as he follows the trail of his stolen treasure and tries to get it back. Read on for the full review of the game. Read more »

Worldwide tablet sales fail to reach projections

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IDC has confirmed that worldwide tablet sales are selling sluggishly.

There was only a 3.9% growth in sales as compared to last year, suggesting that the entire tablet market may be reaching a point of stagnation. Read more »

Samsung’s tablets right behind the iPad

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IDC, a technology research firm, shows that the sales of Samsung’s line of tablets are catching up to the sales of the iPad.

Apple still controls the dominant market share, but IDC’s research shows that the Cupertino-based tech manufacturer isn’t growing. Samsung’s tablets, however, are displaying promising growth. Read more »

Google outs Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android and iOS

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Google released standalone Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps for Android and iOS. Docs and Sheets are already available to download and install, while Slides will be available soon.

The apps work both online and offline. Read more »

Apple vs Android – an infographic on the rivalry

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The rivalry between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android has been an important factor in shaping the smartphone ecosystem the last couple of years.We’ve covered the whole ordeal in many articles here on GSMArena but there’s always more room for perspective.

The people over at ComputerScienceDegreeHub.com have concocted an inforgraphic based on various sources that depicts Apple viewed in 6 areas of investor concern, giving some numbers and facts. Read more »

Photoshop Express for iOS gets UI overhaul

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The latest version of Adobe’s mobile version of Photoshop, Photoshop Express, has received an update for iOS. Thr new release refreshes the way the program works and how you interact with it.

The new “editing experience”, as Adobe likes to call it, is not restricted to just the design change and usual bug fixes and optimizations, but also adds quick sharing options. Read more »