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Pandora app updated with a load of new features

Pandora has been around since 2008, one of the earliest apps offered for the iPhone. With millions of listeners in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, the streaming music service has always been one the most popular music apps out there. After what seems an eternity, Pandora for iOS now has some...

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App devs made more money than the box office last year

Mobile apps have become an absolutely massive business in just a few years, and sometimes it can be difficult to truly grasp how fast the industry is growing. This little tidbit, courtesy of Asymco's Horace Dediu, is a great data point to help put it in perspective: In 2014, iOS app developers as ...

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iPad thieves accidentally send their faces and names to victim's iCloud

Apple's iCloud had a rough time in 2014, after being implicated in the leaks of a whole bunch of dirty celeb selfies, but it's starting off 2015 on the right foot by helping to nab some iPad thieves in Texas. After stealing an iPad and a number of other pricey items from someone's truck, the dimwi...

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iPhone Market share taking off in Japan and Korea

That's the report from Counterpoint Research. According to the Counterpoint Research, global Apple iPhone sales grew 26 percent annually crossing 20 million unit monthly sales mark for the first time ever in November 2014. Apple's iPhone sales volumes grew across key countries with timely global rol...

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MacTech announces new 2015 MacTech Pro event series in 9 US cities

MacTech Magazine has been around for 30 years, bringing information to Apple techs, consultants, and support personnel since the mid-1980s. Associated with the magazine are a number of MacTech events, including the flagship MacTech Conference. For 2015, editor-in-chief and publisher of MacTech Magaz...

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NBC will let iOS users stream the Super Bowl with no cable account

If you have an iOS device you're going to be treated to a full day of Super Bowl XLIX coverage thanks to NBC's new streaming promotion it's appropriately calling "Super Stream Sunday." NBC announced the plans today, which include the full live stream of the NFL's season finale along with pre-gam...

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Apple cozies up to U.S. government with increased lobbying

With personal devices getting more powerful every day and the launch of a wearable on the horizon, Apple is reportedly ramping up its presence in Washington in order to help calm any concerns. Bloomberg reports that Tim Cook's photo op with Orrin Hatch in December was just a small sample of Apple'...

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Is your password on this list of 2014's worst passwords?

No matter how many times digital security experts exhort the public to use strong passwords, there are a surprising number of people who use passwords that are very easy to guess. For some reason, these are usually the same people who are shocked when someone breaks into their computer system an...

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New Snowden doc details how British intelligence tracked iPhone users

Before Apple decided that it wanted to do away with the UDID system, it was one of the best tools British intelligence agents had to track iPhone users across various services, according to a new document (PDF) leaked by Edward Snowden and published in Der Spiegel. The report, dated November 2010,...

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Apple patented a self-repairing material, because of course they did

Just days after LG's G Flex phone showed off its ability to heal from minor scratches and scuffs, a similar patent has surfaced that shows Apple's take on such a feature. The patent, which was filed in 2014 and published this week, describes a method of "reducing appearance of physical damage on c...

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Withings Home brings HD webcam, air quality monitor to the connected home

Withings is a fascinating company. They started out quietly a few years back, selling one of the first Wi-Fi connected bathroom scales and then added a growing family of "connected self" devices including the Withings Pulse Ox activity monitor, the Aura Smart Sleep System, a wireless blood press...

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Google Maps for iOS gets a welcome update

Google has issued an update to its popular and free Google Maps app for iOS. The update to version 4.2.0 offers filtered restaurant searches that let you specify cuisine type, price and rating, and it gives you weather information from around the world. Another new feature is the ability to drop ...

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Bank of America says 1.1 million credit cards have been activated via Apple Pay

Earlier today, Bank of America disclosed that they've had nearly 800,000 customers activate upwards of 1.1 million credit cards via Apple Pay. Though a small drop in the bucket relative to Bank of America's 60 million customer base, it's a promising sign that Apple's mobile payment platform is g...

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Apple just patented the best smartphone gaming feature, and it'll probably never use it

The worst part about keeping an eye on new tech patents is knowing in your heart that most of these new ideas -- especially some of the most off-the-wall amazing ones -- will probably never see the light of day. Such is the case with a new Apple patent for a hidden built-in joystick that would tur...

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Facebook at Work coming today, creates in-house social networks

TUAW sister site TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook is launching iOS and Android apps today called "Work" that connect with a special "Facebook at Work" service to allow business create their own in-house social networks that work exactly like Facebook. The app, which will be usable via a li...

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