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Siri Offers Humorous Responses to Questions About Hit Game Pokémon Go

Apple's virtual assistant Siri is known for offering up funny responses to a range of questions, and Apple's Siri team often puts time and effort into providing Siri with answers and comments on current events. This summer, augmented reality game Pokémon Go has become a worldwide phenomenon, and as …

How to un-jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with Cydia Eraser

Saurik has officially updated Cydia Eraser this week with support for iOS 9.3.3, which means anyone who jailbroke with the Pangu jailbreak tool now …

Download Two iOS Apps Worth $6 In Total For Free Right Now

So what's better than a free app? Two free apps! We have the rare chance of doubling up Apple's Free App of the Week offer this week with a second …

Apple Music on Android drops its "beta" status

Apple Music for Android has graduated out of "beta" status after its introduction in November 2015.<p>Version 1.0.0 of the app is now available to …

Apple Music

Twitter for iOS updated w/ support for keyboard shortcuts on iPad

Twitter’s latest iOS update, released today, now includes iPad-compatible keyboard shortcuts. Users with paired Bluetooth keyboards or Smart Keyboards will now be able to use their keyboards to create new tweets, or move between tabs.<p>Today’s update included the typically sparse release notes, with …

Apple’s new TV plan is a TV guide

Tim Cook doesn’t want to sell you TV anymore. He wants to tell you what’s on TV.<p>Last year, Apple shelved its plan to sell you TV. Now Apple has a new plan: Tell you what’s on TV and help you watch it.<p>Apple has started talking to TV programmers and other video companies about creating a digital TV …

Android 7.0 Nougat tipped for an August arrival

We know plenty about the upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat - you can even run it today if you're brave enough to try a developer preview - but we don't yet …

Google Maps can now navigate to multiple destinations on iOS

Google Maps for iOS will finally allow you to set multiple destinations on your trips – a month after the feature arrived on Android.<p>It works just the same: open the app, set your first destination, and then tap the menu button and select ‘Add stop’.<p>You can add as many as you like, or reorder them …

Microsoft Pix App for iOS Takes Better Photos than Apple’s Own

Microsoft Pix is a brand new camera app for iOS, that is supposedly better at taking photos than the stock iOS camera app. The stock camera app on …

iBooks launches official Instagram account, new Harry Potter ‘book’ now available in iBookstore

Apple continues to experiment in the social media space to promote its businesses and products. In this vein, iBooks has launched its own official Instagram account this weekend. Apple is using the photo-centric social network to share book artwork, quotes, min-reviews and more. Interestingly, none …

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First look: Brooklyn celebrates the grand opening of its first Apple Store

Exclusive<p>Brooklynites braved the summer heat on Saturday for the grand opening of their borough's first-ever Apple Store, in the neighborhood of …

Prisma is now available to everyone on Android

Prisma, the turn-your-photos-into-paintings app that’s been blowing up over the past few weeks, is now launching on Android in full form. That means you no longer need a beta invite, and can download it straight off the Google Play Store.<p>The app has only been available in beta form on Android for …

17 Secret iPhone Tricks That Make Your Life Easier

Did you know you could actually correct Siri's pronunciation?<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way …

Communication Skills

Apple sends out invites for WWDC 2016: Here’s what to expect

Apple has officially started sending out invites for its annual developer conference called WWDC. The event will take place on 13 June at the Bill …

Apple Sends Press Invites for June 13 WWDC Keynote at 10:00 AM

Apple today invited members of the press to attend the keynote event for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, set to take place from June 13 to June 17. The keynote will be held on June 13 at 10:00 a.m., the standard start time for Apple's media events.<p>It will take place at the Bill Graham …

Apple paid $33,333 per stair for glass staircase in San Francisco’s Union Square

Apple’s signature glass staircase in its newly launched store on San Francisco’s Union Square set the company back a cool $1 million, or …

San Francisco

Samsung unleashes a Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung has introduced a limited edition Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge, called the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition. The smartphone will only …

Day One 2 gains Spotlight integration, On This Day and other new features

Bloom Built’s journaling app, Day One 2, was refreshed in the App Store this morning with more than a dozen new features, including integration with …

Apps

Apple seeds first beta of iOS 9.3.3 to developers

Apple on Monday seeded the first beta of iOS 9.3.3 to developers. Registered iOS developers can grab the new build, which is labeled version 13G12, …

Phenomenon: an intuitive tweak that combines the App Switcher with Control Center

In terms of utilitarian thinking, the current App Switcher and Control Center interfaces in iOS 9 do their jobs just fine.It’s those with creative …

9 of the best iPhone and iPad apps from April 2016

Woah there! Where did May come from already? Before we launch into next month, there’s just about enough time for a quick roundup of the most notable updates and releases across April.<p>As always, only the best iPhone and iPad apps from the last month make it into this list.<p>Hippo Pics<p>You spend your …

Google may be building an awesome travel app called Trips

From Maps to Flight Search, Google is pretty much an essential part of modern travel. Now it seems the company may be working on an app that pull its various travel tools together.<p>Dutch publication Android World reports that users in Google’s Local Guides program are testing a new app simply called …

Google takes you on a 360-degree tour of the Sydney Opera House

It's never been easier to visit historic places around the world, at least virtually. And now, thanks to a partnership with Google's Cultural Institute, the Sydney Opera House is letting people take a 360-degree video tour of its iconic arts center. The experience, which is roughly nine minutes …

Sydney Opera House

Apple WWDC 2016 wallpapers

Last week, Apple officially announced the upcoming WWDC, to be held in San Francisco. The conference, which starts with a flagship media keynote …

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Microsoft Word Flow keyboard goes live and free for all iPhone users

Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard for iPhone is now ready for public consumption after a brief private beta period. iPhone users can download the …

Google updates Hangouts for iPhone and iPad with new share extension, Low Power Mode enhancement

Google has released Hangouts version 9 for iPhone and iPad, bringing a native iOS share extension and new Low Power Mode functionality to the social app.<p>Starting with the latest update, users can share content over Hangouts on iOS without being in the app. Just activate the newly added Hangouts …

How to Prevent Accidental Ad Clicks in iOS Games With Guided Access

Many iPhone and iPad games include banner ads that take up part of your screen. Accidentally tap the ad, and you’ll be ripped from the game and taken …

App Store

Podcasts are now available in Google Play Music

Perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets of the last six months has come to pass: Podcasts have officially been added to Google Play Music for Android and on the web. This comes right as predicted last week, when an internal NPR memo tipped the launch date. Fortunately, Google's doing something rather …

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