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NFL bans players from wearing Beats headphones on camera

It's quite common to see NFL players on the bench or in the locker room wearing Beats headphones, but a new marketing deal the league inked with Bose will prevent players from doing that in the future. The ban prevents players or coaches from wearing anything but Bose headphones during...

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iOS 8's privacy notification not sitting well with some developers

Along with the more headline-grabbing feature additions to iOS 8, Apple tweaked a few smaller items such as the way users are alerted to each app's use of location data. That change isn't going over well with some developers who feel that the alerts can create anxiety and shake the trust of the...

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Chinese pre-orders of iPhone 6 handsets: Two million in six hours

After having to wait for the iPhone 6 launch due to a regulatory kerfuffle, Chinese citizens are apparently hyper-excited about the launch of the new handsets, pre-ordering over two million in just six hours. What's funny about this is that the phones weren't even supposed to be available for...

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Angry Birds developer Rovio slashing 130 jobs

After announcing a rather abrupt CEO change in August, which is scheduled to take place in 2015, Rovio revealed another organizational change today that further emphasizes the troubling times the company is going through. According to a new blog post by outgoing CEO Mikael Hed, the company is...

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iOS 8.0.2 probably not Apple's finest update

So, how did the update to iOS 8.0.2 that was released last Friday go for you? Apple support boards are getting pretty active with people complaining about the update that was "supposed to fix 8.0.1." A lot of the issues seem to be centered around WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Many users...

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Game developers praise iOS, not put off by multiple screen sizes

With the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple now has a trio of smartphone screen sizes available for the first time in its history, which means a bit more work for game developers. But in speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, many devs made it clear that they are willing to overlook that for the...

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Apple disables downgrades from iOS 8 to iOS 7

So, you've upgraded to iOS 8 and now you're having second thoughts? Well, I'm sorry to tell you, but you no longer have the option of downgrading your device back to iOS 7. This sad news comes to you from developer Steven Troughton-Smith (via AppleInsider), who tweeted the information on...

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Stupid kids try to bend iPhones at an Apple Store, post video proving how dumb they are

Have you ever heard the saying "The criminal mind always sets its own traps"? A pair of hilariously stupid kids decided to film themselves walking into an Apple Store for the sole purpose of breaking iPhones. After spending a good amount of time trying (and frequently failing) to get the devices...

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Circa News is updated and improved

We last took a look at Circa for iPhone (free) a couple of years ago. Since then this curated news app has added new features and gives you some personalization. There are plenty of news apps out there. Circa's claim to fame is that news editors condense the news and make it a bit easier to...

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Dear App Store review team, you are horrible at your job

I've written about App Store name exploits before, but this one really takes the cake. Pointed out by Nik Fletcher on Twitter, the title of this app references no less than 23 different popular IPs. How anything like this could possibly find its way into Apple's "Walled Garden" is beyond...

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Developer claims Apple was warned of iCloud security issue in March

A software developer in London warned Apple of iCloud's vulnerability to a brute-force attack months before the service was implicated in the leaks of hundreds of explicit photos and videos of celebrities. As reported by The Daily Dot, Ibrahim Balic brought the security hole to Apple's attention...

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Adobe updates Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements with great results

Another year passes, and we get new versions of Adobe's consumer photo and video apps, Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements. We're at version 13 for both in this new release. Significant changes include Retina display support on Macs and very cool Guided Editing features. Since both...

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DxOMark: "Apple sets gold standard for smartphone image quality"

Another voice has been heard from in the chorus of those praising the cameras built into Apple's newest smartphones. DxO Labs, a French-based software company that maintains a website of technical measurements of lenses and cameras, has given the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 cameras the top ratings...

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Apple tops ACSI personal computer list for 11th straight year

This shouldn't come as surprising news to anyone who has watched Apple's sales figures over the past decade or so, but the company has just ended up at the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index list for personal computers, laptops and tablets. This marks the eleventh year in a row that...

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Warning: iOS 8.0.1 seems to be breaking iPhones

iOS 8's first update appears to be breaking both cellular service and Touch ID on iPhones, and restarting the devices doesn't fix it. Multiple users on social media are reporting the bugs and our own Steve Sande has fallen victim to the unfortunately busted update as well, with an iPhone 6 now...

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