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Sundance hit Tangerine was shot on iPhone 5s with a $8 app and some accessories

Given the spread of affordable high-quality video cameras in the modern world, there's probably never been a better time to be an amateur filmmaker. You don't even need more than a nice smartphone if Tangerine is any indication. The Sundance Film Festival hit was shot completely using an iPhone 5...

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Now that YouTube has jumped to HTML5, here's what Steve Jobs said about Flash

Today, YouTube announced it will now default to HTML5 when a video is loaded rather than using Flash. For years, Apple has been criticized for not allowing Flash on its iOS devices, leading Steve Jobs in April 2010 to release an open letter explaining Apple's position on the subject. You can read...

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Apple Remote Desktop updated with Yosemite support

Apple has released a new update for Remote Desktop which will come as a godsend for administrators and users who found the app no longer working after updating to OS X Yosemite. The update fixes that issue, along with enhancing sending files and full screen viewing, and resolving other smaller issu...

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Found a lost iPhone? Siri can help you find its owner

Say one day you're walking down the street, enjoying a nice cup of coffee and the sun shine, when you come across an iPhone without its owner. If the device has been placed in Lost Mode already the phone will give you the needed information to contact its owner, but what if you find the device befo...

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Happy 5th Birthday, iPad!

Five years ago Steve Jobs stood on the stage of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to introduce Apple's latest offering to the masses; the iPad. Launching on April 3 of that year in six configurations -- 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB with 3G or Wi-Fi internet -- some people weren't immed...

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Twitter introduces group direct messages and mobile video camera

Twitter has just introduced two new features which should make it easier to use the service as a replacement for its main rivals Facebook and Instagram. For years Twitter users have been able to use post photos on their feeds, but video has always remained the provence of Instagram. Now Twitter ...

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The police want Waze to pull speed trap tagging feature from app

When selecting a GPS device there are many factors to consider, like map quality, points-of-interest integration, and if it can help you avoid tickets. That last feature is a big one. According to the Associated Press, Waze, a GPS app that Google bought in 2013, is facing pressure from law enfor...

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1Password updates for iOS with new login creator and "fun" password management

Agilebits has released a new update for 1Password on iOS and Mac which aims to make managing your passwords even easier and, the developers hope, possibly even fun. The update introduces 1Password's first Login Creator, which streamlines the process of adding all of your various accounts to the app...

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Stanford releases Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift course on iTunes U

Stanford has released a new course for iTunes University that will be a godsend to aspiring developers. Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift currently consists of two lectures and accompanying slide shows, each clocking in at a little over an hour. Here's the complete overview. Updated for iOS 8 and ...

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How Steve Jobs responded when someone called the iTunes logo an abomination

In a recent report from the camera app Ice Cream, the company shared a story about a member of its team emailing Steve Jobs with a graphic design opinion in 2010. More specifically, the developer's opinion was that Apple's new logo for iTunes was an "abomination." Jobs, who was known to be up to re...

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