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Laptop repair in Feltham

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With iOS 8, Apple Focusing on Discovery, Curation Improvements for App Store – MacStories

Announced during yesterday’s keynote, the App Store app in iOS 8 will focus on discovery and search result presentation, potentially bringing important and useful changes for the next five years of the App Store.<p>The App Store launched to 800 apps and quickly grew to host more than 1.2 million. Over …

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Bitter Medicine – MacStories

Like many others, I’ve spent the past three days reading and thinking about Apple’s announcements at WWDC. OS X Yosemite. iOS 8. Swift. HealthKit and HomeKit. Improvements to the App Store and iTunes Connect. Continuity and Handoff. Extensibility. There are so many massive, far-reaching changes …

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Apple Airs New “Strength” iPhone 5s Commercial – MacStories

A new ad called "Strength" aired by Apple today shows off the iPhone as a fitness and health-tracking companion device capable of interacting with apps and accessories from third-party developers and hardware makers.<p>In the video, which is available on Apple's YouTube channel, the iPhone fills …

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iOS 8 Extensions: Apple’s Plan for a Powerful App Ecosystem – MacStories

Amidst the variety of announcements from WWDC 2014, Extensibility -- a new set of technologies for developers to extend their apps -- has been mainly regarded as Apple's solution to the lack of inter-app communication on iOS.<p>Traditionally, iOS has been a closed platform in terms of software …

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Unread for iPad Review – MacStories

I first reviewed Jared Sinclair's Unread, a fast and elegant RSS reader for iPhone, when it came out in February, making it my go-to RSS app on my Home screen:<p>I approached Unread thinking that it was an app designed for people who subscribe to a handful of feeds and just want to read a few articles …

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Metal Links – MacStories

One of the many announcements from Apple’s last week was Metal, a new low-level framework for creating GPU-accelerated advanced 3D graphics while reducing CPU overhead. In short, Metal is a technology that will grant game developers bare-to-the-metal access to squeeze maximum performance out of the …

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Launch Center Pro 2.3 Extends iOS Automation – MacStories

Released today on the App Store, Launch Center Pro 2.3 is a major update to Contrast's app launcher and automation tool for iOS that further enhances integration with online services, improves how actions are built and triggered, and that refines several aspects of an app that's become a key piece …

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Apple Expanding Curation To More European App Store Categories – MacStories

As first reported by The Guardian today, Apple has expanded human curation on the European App Store to seven additional categories, adopting the same custom layout with curated sections and recommendations that was first introduced in the US Store in late 2012.<p>The Guardian notes that only five …

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Beyond the Silo: How Apple Plans To Reinvent Document Management with iOS 8 – MacStories

With iOS 8, announced last week at WWDC, Apple is going to bring deep changes to one of the most controversial aspects of its mobile platform: document storage and management. While iCloud will play a big role with a unified iCloud Drive for iOS and OS X, third-party developers will also get a …

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Tweetbot 3.4 Adds Support for Multiple Twitter Images – MacStories

Tweetbot 3.4, released today on the App Store, adds support for viewing and posting multiple Twitter images, a play icon for Instagram video thumbnails, and enhancements to tweet detail views.<p>Twitter rolled out the ability to post multiple images in a tweet in March, promising that the feature …

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Instapaper and IFTTT – MacStories

Earlier this week, web automation service IFTTT launched a new Instapaper channel that, unlike the old one, contains a variety of triggers to send items from Instapaper to other channels.<p>After my recent return to Instapaper (which I’ll write about…someday), I already had a Launch Center Pro action …

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Skitch 3.2 – MacStories

Version 3.2 of Evernote's Skitch, released last week on the App Store, has brought a welcome redesign that lets you easily pick the kind of image you want to annotate by swiping through screens. I've been using this version of the app for some time now, and I believe Evernote has managed to combine …

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Pythonista 1.5: Custom Interfaces, matplotlib, and No More “Open In” – MacStories

Pythonista 1.5, the latest version of Ole Zorn's Python interpreter for iOS, has been released today on the App Store, bringing new modules, native integrations, UI refinements, and the removal of the Open In feature to comply with Apple's App Store guidelines. Pythonista 1.5 is another fantastic …

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FiftyThree Announces “Surface Pressure” Coming to Paper and Pencil with iOS 8 – MacStories

FiftyThree, makers of the popular iPad sketching app Paper and Pencil hardware accessory, have today announced Surface Pressure, a feature that will allow Paper to determine the thickness of lines drawn with the Pencil on iOS 8.<p>In the current version of Paper, Pencil users can't control how lines …

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Here, Look Lets You Choose Photos You Want to Show to Your Friends – MacStories

Here, Look is a simple iOS app developed by Paul Roub that solves a specific problem: you want to show some photos to your friends but you don't want them to scroll through <i>all your photos</i> in the Camera Roll.<p>We've all been there. You've just returned from a well-deserved vacation and you've taken …

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Scanbot 2.0 – MacStories

I covered Scanbot in May, calling it a “fast and efficient scanner app for iOS 7” powered by a delightful UI, integration with cloud services, and a user-friendly experience:<p>Scanbot covers the basics of mobile scanners well: it's got color schemes for captured scans; it can save PDFs at 200 dpi and …

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Apple Debuts New Entry Level iMac for $1,099 – MacStories

Apple this morning introduced a new entry level 21.5-inch iMac that sells for US$1,099. The model features a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD 5000 graphics, 8GB of memory, and a 500GB hard drive. It also retains the same design, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt ports and four USB …

MagiCam Is a Fun Photo App from the Creators of Camera+ – MacStories

“We wanted to create a complementary camera app to Camera+ for users who wanted a simple, one-touch app for shooting and sharing on the go”, Lisa Bettany tells me over email. Lisa is the co-founder of Camera+, the popular camera app by Tap Tap Tap that, since 2009, has amassed over 12 million …

Gamevice Controller Announced for iPad mini – MacStories

Wikipad, the company behind a gaming-focused Android tablet released last year, has announced Gamevice, an iOS game controller made specifically for the iPad mini. The Gamevice was originally announced for Android and Windows tablets in January but, as noted by TouchArcade, the company has …

A Recap of Adobe’s Creative Cloud 2014 Announcements – MacStories

Adobe yesterday pushed some huge updates to their Creative Cloud desktop apps, as well as launching new mobile apps, a Creative Cloud SDK for third parties, and even some hardware products. To get your head around all of Adobe's news, we've put together this brief recap of all the news, with links …

PM to call 'unprecedented' vote on Juncker EU appointment

<b>David Cameron will call for a vote from fellow EU leaders on the next European Commission president if there is an attempt to rubber-stamp Jean-Claude Juncker in the role.</b><p>Mr Cameron opposes the ex-Luxembourg PM, whom he sees as preventing EU reforms, and a No 10 source says he will seek a vote at a …

NatWest to lose 245 branch managers

<b>NatWest Bank has announced that it is to lose up to 361 branch managers as part of a programme of cut-backs.</b><p>But 116 new - more senior roles - are to be created, leaving a net loss of 245 jobs.<p>The bank - part of the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) group - expects the new roles to be filled …

Why Iraq's Awakening Councils Can't Save the Country From al-Qaeda This Time

When al-Qaeda militants attacked Iraq’s al-Askari Mosque, one of the holiest sites in Shi‘ite Islam, in 2006, it unleashed a savage, sectarian war …

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Ukraine's Poroshenko sets out ceasefire plan after call with Putin | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - After a late-night telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday set out proposals for a peace plan for eastern Ukraine involving a unilateral ceasefire by government forces.<p>Speaking to students at a military institute in …

Hillsborough safety fears 'dropped after £2m legal threat'

<b>Council officials took a "political decision" not to pursue safety concerns at Hillsborough stadium after receiving a £2m legal threat, an inquest jury heard.</b><p>Environmental health officer David Moore said the 1986 construction work on Sheffield Wednesday's Spion Kop posed "a significant safety …

Palestinian leader defends cooperation with Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday defended his policy of security cooperation with Israel in a politically risky …

Iceland's DNA: The world's most precious genes?

<b>Iceland's record of low immigration and its genealogical records going back 1,000 years make it a paradise for geneticists. A third or more of the population has already donated a DNA sample - but a new push to increase that figure is meeting some resistance.</b><p>"No!" says Alda Sigmundsdottir, raising …

Suspect in border guard killing extradited to US

<b>A second suspect wanted in the death of a US border official has been extradited to the US, in a case linked to a botched gun-running sting.</b><p>Lionel Portillo-Meza pleaded not guilty in the death of Brian Terry in an Arizona court on Wednesday.<p>Weapons found at the scene of his death were linked to a …

Second Indonesian boat capsizes off in Malaysian waters

<b>A second boat in two days has capsized off Malaysia, leaving dozens of Indonesian migrants missing.</b><p>In the most recent accident, nine people are missing. On Wednesday, 10 people were killed and 25 went missing when an overloaded boat capsized.<p>All of the rescued passengers from the first boat were …