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Spotify brings its new look to iPad, Skype update lets users save and delete chat photos

Popular music subscription service Spotify updated its official iPad app on Thursday with a new look in line with its iPhone client, while also giving users access to the "Your Music" feature. In addition, Microsoft's Skype for iPhone was also updated with the ability to save and delete photo, as well as a faster chat load time.

1Password for iOS updated w/ Touch ID lock screen improvements & more

Apple gave a prominent shoutout to the 1Password secure wallet app earlier this month when Craig Federighi, who leads the OS X and iOS teams, mentioned the password management app’s support for Touch ID in an iOS 8 review on stage. AgileBits, the developers behind 1Password, mentioned the shoutout in their latest release notes for an updated […]

Rumor Roundup: Lucy in the sky with sapphires

Apple seeks partners to enable NFC-based transit payments & building access for iPhone 6 & Watch (AppleInsider) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: 100 percent Can you think of any reason why Apple wouldn't want to do this?...

Smule’s popular Sing! Karaoke app updated with collaborative video features

Smule, which makes a variety of music-related iPhone apps like Guitar!, Magic Piano, and AutoRap, has a new version of its popular Sing! Karaoke app out today with a major feature for the app: video. The new version of Sing! Karaoke, which features “a huge catalog of top hits” with instrumental tracks and lyric guides […]

Apple's Lead in Tablet Market Share Shrinks as Consumer Satisfaction Slips Slightly

Apple continues to rank among the world's top tablet manufacturers both in customer satisfaction and shipments, according to reports released today by J.D Power and IDC, although the company is showing some signs of weakness as lower-cost competitors gain momentum and consumers look for more innovation in Apple's tablet lineup. Show More Summary

IHS teardown: Apple nets $224 on each 16GB WiFi iPad Air 2 it sells

Despite its upgrade, the iPad Air 2 shares a nearly similar bill of materials as its predecessor, claims IHS following its teardown analysis of Apple's latest tablet device. According to the analysis, the entry-level $499 16GB WiFi-Only iPad Air 2...

Trade-in service Gazelle begins selling certified pre-owned iPhones and iPads

Gazelle has long been a popular choice for conveniently turning a used iPhone or iPad into cash, and today the electronics trade-in service announced its own certified pre-owned store for buying “gently used devices” at a discounted price. Show More Summary

Apple’s market-leading tablet share falls to 22% against growing cheap media consumption options

New data from IDC tracking worldwide tablet shipments shows that Apple has maintained its lead during the third quarter despite “a decline in overall iPad shipment volume in 3Q14.” Specifically, Apple grabbed 22.8% of the market with 12.3 million shipments during the quarter compared to 14.1 million units and 29.2% share in the year ago […]

Logitech updates Type+, Ultrathin keyboards for iPad Air 2, intros new standalone keyboard

Logitech quickly updated its Type+ and Ultrathin Bluetooth keyboards for the new iPad Air 2, and has also announced a new standalone keyboard for any and all iOS devices -- the US$69.99 Keys-To-Go (see image above). The Keys-To-Go uses Logitech's...

NXP hopes Apple's adoption of NFC will encourage automakers to use its chips to replace car keys

Chipmaker NXP, which is believed to supply the near-field communications chips found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, hopes automakers will adopt its technology, potentially enabling future car owners to unlock and even start their car with their smartphone.

Meijer is first MCX member to break ranks, continuing to support Apple Pay

While CurrentC consortium MCX’s contracts state that members cannot accept competing forms of mobile payment, Midwest grocery chain Meijer appears to be the first member to break ranks by continuing to allow NFC payment – including Apple Pay. Michigan Live quotes spokesman Frank Guglielmi as saying that the chain’s 213 grocery and gas outlets have no plans to block […]

Task-master app Any.do goes premium with collaboration features

One of the best task management apps for individuals is now adding support for families and teams to work together. Any.do 2.0 adds a Premium subscription option with collaboration tools, themes…

Remind yourself to get things done with Air Tasks

Air Tasks is a free gesture-based app for the iPad or iPhone that's perfect for those of you who take a minimalist approach to your to-do list. In the sea of productivity apps in the App Store, Air Tasks gestures are the only thing that make the app...

Shares in Apple continue to reach new highs

Not too shabby for a company that's only still around because Microsoft "bought it" in 1997. The post Shares in Apple continue to reach new highs appeared first on AppleTell.

Skype for iPhone gets save/delete photos feature, adds improved chat load times, synced avatars, more

Following an update to version 7.1 for Mac yesterday, today Skype for iPhone is getting its own update that brings a few highly requested new features. First up, version 5.7 of Skype for iPhone introduces the ability to save and delete photos: If you want to save a memorable photo to your camera roll or delete […]

Spider-Man Unlimited gets sexy new girl Spidey, villains, and more

One of my favorite runners to be released in the last year is Gameloft’s Spider-Man Unlimited. Released last month, it would probably be the best runner I’ve ever played, if not for it’s onerous free-to-play mechanics which make leveling up … Read more ›

Spotify brings iPad app in line with iPhone & Mac apps, with dark theme and Your Music feature

Spotify has belatedly brought its iPad app in line with the dark-themed iPhone and Mac apps, also adding in the Your Music feature which made it easier to organise your favourite content. The iPhone and Mac apps got the same update way back in April, and it’s unclear why it’s taken the iPad app so […]

5 terrifying films that turn horror tropes on their heads

How many ghost movies have you seen? How about werewolf or zombie flicks? With filmmakers churning out copycats constantly, the horror formula can get a little stale. We’re here to help. This is Cult of Mac’s fourth list of horror … Read more ›

iPhone 6 Plus’s bigger screen leads to higher app engagement

If you’re an app-maker looking to rake in the money, you’re better off creating apps for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus than you are for smaller-screened phones, according to a new study. Analysts at IHS claim that the … Read more ›

Any.do gets a massive update to version 2.0 with a focus on collaboration

  Any.do, the popular to-do list management application for iOS, has received a huge update to version 2.0, which introduces a new focus on collaboration among teams and families. All of the app’s previous functions still work the way they did in previous versions, so existing users won’t need to re-learn anything, but those who want […]

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