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EA Sports UFC goes free for EA Access on Dec. 18

<i>EA Sports UFC</i>, the Ultimate Fighting Championship game from EA Canada, will be added to the EA Access Vault on Dec. 18, making the full game free for all subscribers to the program, Electronic Arts announced today.<p>It's a good time to jump in. Earlier this week, EA Canada released the fifth free …

How to get Voice Memos off your iPhone

When I want to get those off my iPhone, I've got a few different options: It all depends on what computer I'm using.<p>On your primary computer: Use …

Chinese Mobile Payment Service Alipay Adds Touch ID Support Amid Reports of Apple Pay Discussions

Alipay, the payment affiliate of major Chinese marketplace Alibaba, has updated its popular e-payments app to include support for Touch ID on iOS devices, allowing users to authenticate accounts and authorize Alipay payments on compatible iPhone models without the need of a password. The new Touch …

How to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2

If you felt like you just <i>had</i> to install iOS 8.1.2 because of its devastating “missing ringtone” bug, good news: just 24 hours later, it’s already possible to jailbreak your device.<p>The jailbreak is called TaiG. It’s in Chinese, and it only works on Windows (although running it in a Windows virtual …

We need VIP for all messaging, not just Mail

Mail's VIP — short for Very Important Person — feature is great. It lets you "star" the people most important to you, thus enabling sound, vibration, …

Is Apple planning on being a Scrooge this year?

Last year, Apple celebrated the holidays with a fantastic app called 12 Days of Gifts. Like a digital advent calendar, the 12 Days of Gift apps handed out free music, TV shows, movies, books, and apps over the holiday period.<p>But this year, we haven’t seen the 12 Days of Gifts app, at least so far. …

Spotify and Rdio subscribers can now listen to whole songs in Shazam on iOS

Shazam is updating its iOS app in hopes of not only serving "as a destination for music fans" but "becoming the center of their music world." Users who pay for a subscription to Spotify or Rdio can link their accounts to the app to listen to full tracks for the first time, and browse charts of the …