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iOS banishes ‘Free’ icon from F2P game descriptions

Free-to-play games are no longer listed as being ‘Free’ on the Apple App Store. Instead, apps such as Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds Stella and Clash of Clans now have a ‘Get’ button, below which is the line ‘In-App Purchases’. Beyond confirming to Re/Code that the change has been made …

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Johhny Rotten has spent £10k on iPad apps in two years

It turns out that Sex Pistols star John ‘Rotten’ Lydon is quite the gamer. Despite telling The Telegraph that he and his wife are normally really careful” with money there is one hobby on which Lydon is happy to splash the cash – gaming. I wasted – you’re the first …

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Netflix rolls out 1080p streaming on iPhone 6 Plus

An iPhone 6 Plus specific version of the Netflix app is now available on the App Store. The chief feature is full 1080p video streaming, although the app will also mirror some others such as Apple’s own email app in making use of the smartphone’s extended screen real estate to …

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Russian Steve Jobs memorial dismantled due to Tim Cook’s sexuality statement

A group of Russian companies have removed a memorial to Steve Jobs following Tim Cook’s affirmation that he is gay. The Guardian reports that the West European Financial Union [ZEFS] dismantled the six-foot high iPhone-shaped monument, citing the need to abide by Vladimir Putin’s controversial ‘gay propaganda’ laws. In Russia, …

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Apple boss Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Tim Cook has decided to openly discuss his sexuality after realising that doing so may help those who are still struggling to come to terms with theirs. Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy [but] I’ve come to realize that my desire for personal …

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Another Pokemon game releases on iOS

The Pokmon Company has released yet another title on Apple platforms. It’s called Pokmon Camp and revolves around the idea of teaching gamers to become Pokmon trainers. Activities include using a spyglass to hunt for Pokmon, Pok Ball hurling, quizzes, type matching tests, photo editing and assorted mini-games. Kids will …

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Apple mandates 64-bit support for apps from February

iOS developers will soon have to ensure that their apps are 64-bit compatible so as to make the most out of Apple’s latest hardware. This is because of the inclusion of the A8 chip in both the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, TechSpot reports. App submissions that don’t offer …

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iPhone breaks sales records as Apple beats expectations but iPad sales continue to fall

Apple has improved upon its recent quarterly disappointments by posting a strong sales period on the back of a record-breaking iPhone performance. Earning for the quarter reached $8.5bn and revenue $42.1bn which exceeded both internal and analyst estimates. A total of 39.2m iPhones were sold in the period, the bulk …

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iPad Air 2 introduces ‘Apple SIM’ so users can swap between networks

Apple’s presentation last night may have been light on innovations, but one new feature has been found hidden in the iPad Air 2’s product listing. The company revealed that the device comes with what is being called the Apple SIM and allows users to swap between networks without changing SIM. …

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