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Apple Releases TestFlight for All Developers

The beta testing app TestFlight has been helping developers quickly and easily add new testers to an app. The service is so useful that Apple purchased its creator Burstly and built its own native version of the app for iOS developers.<p>Today Apple announced that TestFlight is available for all iOS …

Pixelmator for iPad is an Elegant Rendition of the Desktop App

Pixelmator has long been a favorite among artists and photographers seeking an alternative to the subscription-based Adobe Photoshop. The company’s appearance onstage at Apple’s most recent event, to introduce its eagerly awaited iPad app, has certainly given Pixelmator’s profile a boost.<p>Now that …

Ello raises $5.5m while banning itself from ever taking ads

Ethical social network Ello has registered itself as a public benefit corporation in order to ensure that it can never display ads. Having raised $5.5m from venture capitalists in its Series A funding round, the new legal status commits the company to abide by its ethical principals.<p>Ello was …

iMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China

If you haven't gotten spam on your Apple iMessage, count yourself lucky.<p>Spam has been ballooning on the tech giant's mobile messaging service, security researchers at CloudMark say. In May, iMessage spam made up more than 40 percent of all mobile spam, anti-spam researcher Tom Landesman wrote in …

Pyne is an app that makes quizzing strangers bite-sized fun

The interactive online quiz is having a moment of popularity right now, thanks to media outfits like Buzzfeed and Playbuzz. Pyne, a new app which …

Amazon takes $170M charge on Fire Phone

Amazon's Fire Phone is proving to be a pricey flop.<p>Chief Financial Officer Tom Szkutak disclosed on a conference call with investors Thursday that the company took a $170 million charge related to the write-down of costs associated with its smartphone.<p>The struggle underscores the difficulty of …

Microsoft Lumia design officially revealed without Nokia branding

No more Nokia Windows Phones<p>Microsoft is officially replacing its Nokia branding with Microsoft Lumia on the company’s Windows Phones. The software giant is "looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon," and, as <i>The Verge</i> revealed earlier this week, Nokia’s existing phone websites and …