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Apple Pay goes pro, signs with NBA's Orlando Magic

The Amway Center, home of the NBA's Orlando Magic, will officially become the first Apple Pay-compatible arena in the sport when the Magic face off against the Utah Jazz this Friday. Chase will be one of the companies helping to make the NFC payment option available for purchases inside the venue....

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Pipes brings powerful push notifications to customized news

Pipes is a customizable news reader for iPhone and iPad that allows users to select categories and topics of news and read through only what appeals to them. The app aggregates news from a variety of sources and delivers them to your home feed based on the topics you select as well as through opt...

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Take your foosball skills global with Foosball Cup World

Battle numerous other countries in none other than Foosball Cup World, a game that puts your virtual foosball skills to the test. Play quick matches or choose challenges and put in some more effort to achieve special goals within the game. The game by default pairs you up with a computer, but soo...

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MapItOut is a feature rich app for runners, travelers and map mavens

MapItOut (US$1.99) is a very enhanced map program for iOS. You can search almost any city on Earth and then easily find places to go. You save those destinations, and the app creates a customized map for you complete with directions. MapItOut can be used to create a whole travel plan for a trip, or ...

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Capture your personal sports highlights with Fancred

Recently we have seen a growing number of sports related apps that provide an opportunity to connect with other fans of your favorite teams or to engage in a distribution of photos, gifs, and comments about games and teams more than they provide stats, scores, or background on upcoming games. Fa...

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Add some flash to your sports photos with Winz

The next time you are at a game or watching a game on TV or out with friends you can improve your photos of the event with Winz, a free universal app that enhances the sports photos you share through social media outlets. Winz requires iOS 7.0. Open the app and choose one of the teams you are...

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First Apple Pay ad (from MasterCard) aired during yesterday's World Series game

The first nation-wide advertisement (or perhaps mention is more appropriate) for Apple Pay hit the airwaves yesterday during game one of the World Series. The ad was a MasterCard production, with a narrator stating that Apple Pay users are eligible for MasterCard's ongoing "Priceless Surprises" ...

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Jimmy Iovine welcomes free publicity from NFL's ban on Beats headphones

Despite the NFL's promotional agreement with Bose, a number of big name NFL stars continue to wear Beats by Dr. Dre headphones at football events. Just two weeks ago, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was fined US$10,000 by the league for wearing his Beats headphones to an after-ga...

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SportsYapper continues to be a fun place to talk sports

SportsYapper keeps you in touch with other fans of your favorite teams and gives you the chance to share those special moments with like-minded sports fans even if you are watching a game at home by yourself. Dave Caolo first looked at an older version of SportYapper in 2012 and recommended it a...

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I played this top-selling game 100 times, and this is what I learned

Let me start out by saying that I love Soccer Physics. So do a lot of other people, and it's managed to reach a Top 25 overall spot on the App Store's games list, which is quite a feat. It's an absurd game where your two-man team attempts to score a goal on two opponents using a single button whic...

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Niners QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10,000 for wearing Beats by Dre headphones

On account of a new marketing deal with Bose, the NFL last week banned players from donning Beats headphones during televised interviews, on the field, and even during pre and post-game situations where television cameras might be around. Further, the ban on players wearing Beats headphones is app...

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Be prepared for the new NHL season with NHL GameCenter

The 2014-2015 National Hockey League season begins in less than a week. One of the best ways to stay up to date with all the news and scores is with NHL GameCenter. This free universal app requires iOS 5.0 or later to run. NHL Game Center is really a multi-level app. The app itself is free an...

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All-Star Basketball fails to make it off the bench

All-Star Basketball is a free arcade basketball game. It's simple, quick, and easy to play, but it rarely does much to satisfy. The graphics are nice, and it really does look like your player is shooting a basketball at a hoop, but that's really the best thing about this game. It's extremely repet...

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Embrace a lack of productivity by scoring big in Nerf Hoops

Nerf Hoops is a free game for iPhone and iPad geared around getting a basketball in a hoop despite all obstacles. Perhaps that's an oversimplification, but that's not a bad thing because as Flappy Bird once demonstrated the simplest games can be the most addictive. Indeed, Nerf Hoops is one of tho...

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SportsManias is custom team feeds and news, nothing else

SportsManias Sports News app, available for free on the iPad and iPhone 5 in iTunes, is an app that will polarize sports fans. It is just as useful as it is flawed. I downloaded it, and after it installed, I was greeted by an app that was easy to navigate. I was prompted to choose my favorite spor...

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