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Location Services

Location services are really an integral part of a ton of iOS apps, using the internal GPS system to add Instagram photos to a map, checkin with FourSquare or Facebook, or let your friends know where you are with one of many “on my way” apps, like Glympse or Twist.

If you’re battery is dying, however, the location services are the first thing you should turn off, as they suck up  [Read More…]

Great Alternatives To iPhoto [Feature]

Even if you take crappy photos, Pixa doesn’t care.

I’m not going to list all the problems with Apple’s iPhotos for OS X. I’ll just say that it’s clunky, slow, the library bloats as fast as a mob informer that’s been dumped in the Hudson, Photo Stream doesn’t work reliably and – every frikkin time I switch back to the app – it flips to the “Last Import†section in the source list.  [Read More…]


T-Mobile U.K. has confirmed that BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS will arrive on June 27. That means we have exactly three weeks to wait until BlackBerry’s hugely popular chat service goes cross-platform, and you can see exactly what it will look like on Android in the photo above.

BlackBerry announced that BBM would go cross-platform this summer at BlackBerry Live last month, but the Canadian company did not provide us with  [Read More…]


Jason Citron is a veteran of both the console and gaming space, involved with developing Double Fine’s Brutal Legend in 2006, and then releasing one of the first hit iOS games in the early, heady days of the iOS App store, a match-three puzzle game with a twist, Aurora Feint. Soon after, he created OpenFeint, which was the de facto leaderboard and multiplayer matching system for Apple mobile devices long before Game Center.

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Apps Help Google Triple YouTube Ad Sales On Mobile


Google’s YouTube apps for Android and iOS have helped the company triple advertising sales on mobile in the past six months, the company has said. Mobile ads now contribute an estimated $ 350 million to YouTube’s revenue, with around a quarter of the site’s 1 billion users accessing videos on smartphones and tablets.

Lucy Watson, vice president of sales at YouTube, said the growth in mobile ad sales has spurred an increase  [Read More…]

Jailbreak Concepts We’d Like To See In iOS 7


Apple has been using ideas that originated in the jailbreak community for years. A jailbreak tweak called MobileNotifier enhanced push notifications in iOS 4, and Apple hired the guy who made it and released Notification Center in iOS 5. Jailbreakers were doing multitasking and tethering before Apple too.

Looking ahead at iOS 7, I honestly have no idea what to expect from Apple. Jony Ive has never really been a big fan  [Read More…]


I use a lot of different devices — I’m always switching smartphones — so I store all my photos in Dropbox so that I can get at them no matter which platform I happen to be using. But it’s not always easy to get all the photos I’ve imported into iPhoto into the cloud. At least not yet.

But that’s about to change. In the latest Dropbox for Mac beta, you can  [Read More…]


Wearable tech has really started to take off over the last two years thanks in part to fitness trackers like the Nike Fuelband and FitBit. But while those companies are worrying about humans, a new company called Whistle is launching a new fitness tracker specifically for mans best friend.

The Whistle Activity Monitor is a little on-collar device that will track all of your dog’s activities, including rest, walks, playtime, and other  [Read More…]


Great news, FPS fans! Gameloft has today unveiled its first teaser trailer for Modern Combat 5, the next chapter in its hugely popular mobile shooter franchise. Check it out below.

The trailer doesn’t give away too many details about the game — it looks like the same Modern Combat but with slightly improved visuals. But it does hint at missions from helicopters, and on speedboats. If you’re a Modern Combat fan, it’ll certainly make your mouth water.

The  [Read More…]

CoM - 3in1 Cable

In today’s world, most people have more than just one device to charge. But this poses a problem in that cords get tangled, power strips get overcrowded, and USB ports get used up quickly. This Cult of Mac Deals offer aims to solve that problem by streamlining your charging with the 3-in–1 Lightning/30-Pin/Micro USB to USB Charging Cable for the low price of $ 19 for a limited time.

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