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Free Jackery app provides iPhone battery insights

Jackery is best-known as a manufacturer of external battery packs; we've reviewed several of their products in the past, the Jackery Giant 10,400 mAh battery pack and the Jackery Leaf battery case for iPhone 5 and 5s. Now the company wants iPhone users to gain more insight into exactly how the...

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Google to pull QuickOffice from App Store

Have you been using QuickOffice to edit those Google Docs and Sheets on your iOS device? Put on your sad face -- Google has announced that it will remove the QuickOffice app from the App Store in the next few weeks. The app is being pulled because it the very functionality it provided has been...

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Stitch It!: Assemble long screen shots of iMessage conversations

Trying to share or save a long text message conversation can be a giant pain thanks to the limited nature of iOS screen shot capabilities. Now there's a simple solution in the form of Stitch It!, a delightfully easy to use app for your iPhone. Best of all for such a specialized app -- which you...

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There's a Forrest Gump game on the way, and it's not pretty

That's it, everyone. The "endless runner" genre has officially become a parody of itself, and there's no reason to care about it any longer. Need some proof? Check out the upcoming officially licensed Forrest Gump game based on the 20-year-old movie. The game, called Run Forrest Run (groan) is...

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Real Boxing is one of the most unintentionally hilarious games on the App Store

There are countless games on the App Store that do their best to be funny. There are games that succeed at this, some that fail, and then there are games like Real Boxing, which has accidentally become a hilarious experience without even trying. First, let's talk about the actual fighting. As the...

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Apple adds "Best new Game Updates" section to the App Store

As part of Apple's ongoing quest to make apps more discoverable, the App Store has been updated with a new section called "Best New Game Updates." As the name implies, the section -- which currently houses just 19 titles -- lays out games which have recently seen noteworthy updates. The Salt...

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The Ministry of Silly Walks is now an iOS game, and it's fantastically silly

Do you have a silly walk you'd like to develop with the help of the government? Of course you do! But before you go showing off your right leg's forward aerial half-turn in the hopes of receiving a grant, you should probably spend some time with the most absurd new iPhone app, Monty Python's The...

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USA vs. Germany on your iPhone and iPad

The United States is taking on Germany today in a high-tension matchup that could decide the fate the the teams in World Cup Group G. If you've missed our guides on how to keep track of all the World Cup action on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, here's what you need to know: How to watch the World...

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Bricks puts a new spin on the old block-busting genre

Putting a new spin on an established game mechanic isn't easy, and when you're talking about a game idea as simple as bouncing a ball off of a block, innovation is even more difficult. But against all odds, the new iOS game Bricks manages to pull it off, thanks to simple motion controls, a...

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Dropbox for iOS update adds new setup and file management options

Dropbox for iOS has been steadily improving since it was released, but the latest update makes the service easier to use on both your phone and your computer, along with introducing new file management options. The biggest, or maybe the most interesting, development is the ability to set up...

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Readmill is closing its doors on July 1, 2014

Yet another beloved eReader app is closing its doors thanks to the sad reality of being financially unsustainable. This time it's Readmill, the open reading platform for iOS and Android that sought to give users an alternative to proprietary stores. With beautiful typography and a useful night...

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Weather Traveler Pro is a nice alternative to the free weather apps

Why get a paid weather app when there are some really nice free ones with the layout, weather provider, and/or specific data you may want? Weather Traveler Pro is a US$1.99 app with an attractive layout and a good degree of customization. Of course, you can choose any cities you like and get a...

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Thomas Was Alone needs your company

Thomas Was Alone, the iPad adaptation of the hit PC and console platformer, proves that you don't need flashy graphics to create an emotional attachment between a player and a character. You see, Thomas is nothing more than a small red block, but by the end of the game's epic story you'll...

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Yo iPhone app hacked

Yo, the pointless app that lets you message the word "Yo" to your contacts (and nothing else) has been hacked by a college student and his two roommates. The trio has been able to acquire any Yo user's phone number and spam them with multiple messages, though they opted not to abuse the latter...

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Weather to Wear helps you plan your skirts around the breeze

When it's hot outside, a nice skirt or dress can keep a person cooler during the day, but sometimes the wind conspires against you, turning your fashion statement into a bout of unexpected exhibitionism. Now, in the parlance of an old iOS slogan, there's an app for that. Weather to Wear is...

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