Archive for category: iOS

Apple revamps iTunes Extras, adding it to Apple TV now and iOS 8 in the fall

Apple’s iTunes Extras feature has always been extremely limited, but that’s just changed. Previously, only desktop users of iTunes could view extras that came with movies purchased from Apple, things like production stills and deleted scenes. Now, as part of iTunes 11.3 — which went out today — along with a push to Apple TV users running the 6.2 version of the software (which was released last week), iTunes Extras will show up alongside any purchased HD films. Apple is also opening it up for movie studios to add additional content at any time, and for free.

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Civilization Revolution 2 Now Available On iOS

The latest mobile version of the acclaimed Civilisation strategy series hits iOS devices today. Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 follows on from the original’s pared down mechanics in order to deliver the core elements to a mobile platform. Designed to be played with a touch screen, Civ Rev 2 also boasts a new interface along with the usual diplomatic dealings associated with the Civilisation series. There’s also a launch trailer for the game which you can check out above.

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 is available now on the iOS App Store for $14.99 and is compatible with iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPod Touch 5 and iPad Mini and all models above.

 

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You can now message businesses directly through Yelp

Yelp has a very active community of reviewers, giving you plenty to consider as you search for the perfect restaurant, bar or spa. While the site gives you no shortage of opinions, sometimes you have something specific in mind — like renting out an…

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WWDC Starts Tomorrow – Here Are Our Predictions For The Keynote

wwdc14-home-brandingApple’s World Wide Developer Conference starts tomorrow and as always all eyes will be on San Francisco as Apple announce new software, products and services during the event’s keynote. This year Mitchell, Marc and I are putting forward our predictions for likely announcements tomorrow. Also tomorrow we’ll be live-tweeting the whole event on the @yourtechreport twitter account, as well as full coverage here on the site. Then afterwards you can join us for a post-mortem Google Hangout on our YouTube channel or embedded right here on the site.

Check after the jump for our predictions for tomorrow’s event.

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Apple and Samsung reportedly enter talks to settle patent disputes

Apple and Samsung are once again holding talks to settle their patent disputes, and this time they’re both said to be focused on dismissing lawsuits and seeing their issues settled out of court, according to The Korea Times. The two companies have intermittently entered these discussions — some voluntarily, others court ordered — for years now, but with the companies’ second big court battle over and success on both sides waning, it’s looking increasingly likely that Apple could finally be interested in cutting a deal.

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Eight things you should know about the next iPhone

For a company famed for its tight-lipped secrecy, Apple’s flagship products have a surprisingly strong track record for leaking essentially in their entirety. The Wall Street Journal has a long-standing history of pre-event leaks, 9to5Mac is remarkably well-sourced, and everyone from suppliers to Best Buy employees provide a steady stream of just-plausible-enough rumors leaking out over the months running up to the launch of a new device. From the iPhone 5S to the iPad Air, few Apple devices…

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Apple Sets WWDC 2014 for First Week in June

wwdc14-home-brandingApple devs mark your calendars: The company has finally revealed the dates for its next Worldwide Developers Conference. The annual event, typically a showcase for coming updates to OS X and iOS, will kick off on June 2 at San Francisco’s Moscone West and run through June 6. Unlike previous years, tickets to WWDC 2014 will be distributed via a lottery of developers who register for the event between now and Monday, April 7, at 10 am PT.

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More Ways To Die With FTL: Advanced Edition

Remember FTL? The rogue-like space survival indie game that made 2012′s best of year list? Well it’s back in a brand new Advanced Edition that adds a new ship along new tech such as a clone bay that replaces dead crew members and mind-control for attacking opposing crews. There’s also been a host of visual and gameplay tweaks in order to improve the overall game. “But I already bought FTL in one of the many Steam sales! Will I have to pay more?” The answer is no, as the Advanced Edition content will be added automatically to your copy of FTL. Also today the game finally sees a release for the iPad with all the content of the PC version, along with a tweaked interface to better enhance the touchscreen experience. So now you can fail to save your crew over and over anywhere you like.

FTL: Advanced Edition is available now on the iOS App Store for iPad (2nd gen or higher) and on Steam for PC and Mac for $9.99.

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Blizzard takes a stab at mobile gaming, brings its free card game to the iPad

Blizzard hasn’t really had a presence in mobile gaming… not unless you think the Battle.net Authenticator is rip-roaring entertainment, anyway. However, the developer is giving the category an honest try today by releasing Hearthstone for the iPad….

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Booqpad for the iPad Air Promises Protection and Versatility…

booqpad_black_comboWe’ve come to expect only the best from Booq when it comes to protecting our precious gear…and that applies to our tablets as well.

Taking everything they’ve learned from their excellent gadget bag line, Booq has just released the Booqpad for the iPad Air–offering full protection for your Apple tablet, while still providing functionality and full accessibility. While most would be satisfied with the folio-style design (that provides multiple typing angles) and the magnetic clasp system that keeps it all together, Booq adds that extra old-school touch by providing a pad inside of the case, letting us know that the ancient art of actually “taking notes” is still alive and kicking. Bravo, Booq–you had us at hello…

The new Booqpad for iPad Air retails for $60, and you can click past the jump for the full PR.

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