Feral Interactive today announced that Rayman Origins will be release for Mac on December 12, 2013. Rayman Origins has gamers play the role of Rayman, whose goal is to defend his homeland from a Livid Dead army throughout sixty levels. Players can jump, swim, sprint and hover in various environments, wielding a variety of fighting tactics.
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AT&T has announced that its customers can take advantage of LTE roaming while traveling in Canada. The service is one of the first to enable LTE connectivity for US travelers as they head across northern borders, through a roaming agreement with Canadian carrier Rogers Communications.
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Square on Moday revealed a new generation of its mobile credit card reader, one with a thinner design and more accurate functionality. The new reader heads to shelves as Square expands to Japan and generally pushes to expand its share in the mobile payment processing arena. Aside from the thinner form factor and improved functionality, the new design also features some tweaks to make it play better with assorted types of electronics.
3 hours ago | Posted in: iPhone apps, iPad apps
Pandora on Monday released an update for its iPhone app that adds a number of new features. Version 5.1 of Pandora for iOS allows users to start their day with their favorite Pandora stations at a time of their choosing. It also features a sleeker redesign, meant to bring the app more in line with the aesthetic of iOS 7.
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TracFone has announced that it will be offering prepaid iPhone 5s and 5c handsets, sold through the company's Net10 and Straight Talk brands. The iPhone 5c will sell for $549 with 16GB of storage and the standard range of color choices, while the 16GB iPhone 5s fetches $649 in gray, silver or gold.
Things is a task management tool that can help users organize all of the chores that they need to finish. The software also features several collaboration features that can be used to delegate tasks to different members of a team. A bug that could cause the software to become unresponsive for some users on OS X Mavericks has been fixed with this update.
1Password is a password management utility that allows users to safely store confidential information. The software includes different forms for adding various information such as credit cards, passwords and identities. A new option to show items as a multi-column display has been added in this version, along with support for printing lists of items. Also new is the ability to search across all fields, to tag of assign times to folders, and to create custom password fields for any item.
Tidy Up! enables users to search for duplicate files and packages while utilizing various filters. Version 3.0.9 features full compatibility with OS X Mavericks and includes fixes for a number of crashes. Various other minor bugs have also been resolved and overall performance has been improved.
Paperless is a tool designed to help users manage all of their digital documents. By using optical character recognition, users can scan receipts, warranties, business cards, and other paperwork, which the software will automatically recognize and categorize. The v2.3.1 update is a maintenance release that fixes numerous bugs. This includes a hang that could occur when deleting a library item.
Automatic allows users to set up subscriptions for nearly any content linked in RSS feeds. The latest release fixes a crash that could occur when opening the Advanced Options window or adding a new subscription. The method in which episodes are detected has also been improved.
Apple appears to have finally caught up to demand for its iPhone 5s, nearly all models of the device are now available in Apple's U.S. retail stores. This according to a new report from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who surveyed 60 Apple retail locations, finding that those stores had full availability of all color and capacity variations on each of the major carriers. Additional research done by others appears to support Munster's assertion.
Eight tech giants, including industry competitors Apple, Google and Microsoft, have joined forces to demand reforms to the US government's surveillance tactics. In an open letter sent to President Barack Obama and members of Congress, the companies argue that current surveillance practices, as detailed in ongoing leaks from former National Security Agency staffer Edward Snowden, have created an imbalance "too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual-rights that are enshrined in our Constitution."
The start of Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15) sees both the Democrat and Republican sides of the US government, as well as a number of celebrities and tech giants, endorsing the "Hour of Code." The initiative hopes for approximately five million students in 33,000 schools in 166 countries to spend time learning how to code, as it attempts to make programming more accessible.
Apple has launched the iPad mini with Retina display and the iPad Air in the Indian market. The new iOS tablets went on sale in the world's second-most populous country late last week, and they remain at a premium price point in a country with only gradually increasing purchasing power. The premium tablets -- part of a line that has consistently proved the world's best-selling slates -- are a continuation of Apple's efforts to carve out a space for itself in the Indian market, where its products are often much desired but typically out of the reach of many consumers.
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Multi-Grammy award-award winning musician LeAnn Rimes has released a video for her new single that was shot entirely on Apple's iPhone. Jim Dalrymple's The Loop carried a story on Sunday showcasing Rimes' video for the single "Gasoline and Matches," a stop-motion music video that was the result of a collaboration between Rimes and director Ian Padgham.
20 hours ago | Posted in: gadgets, software, upgrades/storage, audio
Zagg has released the latest iFrogz speaker, the Coda Pop Bluetooth. Able to play audio from a 30-foot range, the Coda Pop stands 2-inches tall, 1.6-inches in diameter, and can play for up to two hours per charge.
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Google may be preparing to release a Nexus-branded set-top box, according to new reports. This according to The Information, which claims that the search giant is planning to release an Android-powered set-top box in the next year. The move would mark an even stronger move into television for Google, and likely a full rework of its previous efforts to conquer that segment.
Sun December 8, 2013 | Posted in: mobile phones
T-Mobile is putting the spectrum gained from its merger with MetroPCS to good use, by upgrading the bandwidth of its LTE spectrum in North Dallas. News of the speed increase comes at the same time as details of a new data-less price plan are revealed, one which the carrier is launching in the United States later today.
Sat December 7, 2013 | Posted in: software, upgrades/storage
Distributor of Mac-only digital download games, Mac Game Store, released its latest four-game bundle promotion, the Aspyr Greatest Hits Bundle. A compilation of Aspyr Media's most popular releases, such as Civilization V, BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Sat December 7, 2013 | Posted in: iPad apps
Microsoft has released an update to its Bing app for iPad that contains a number of tweaks and improvements to the search app. The update, bringing Bing for iPad to version 2.0, introduces a cleaner, simpler user interface to match Apple's "flatter" iOS 7 aesthetic. It also includes the ability to save Bing's colorful daily images for use as a wallpaper on one's device.
Sat December 7, 2013 | Posted in: Apple
Late on Friday, Apple changed its website home page with a picture honoring former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at the age of 95. The move comes after CEO Tim Cook posted a tweet quoting Mandela, who was revered worldwide for his political suffrage and leadership of the anti-apartheid movement that eventually overthrew the government and replaced it with a truly representational democracy, of which Mandela himself was the first leader.
Fri December 6, 2013 | Posted in: iPhone, industry, mobile phones, Apple, iPad
Online trade-in site Gazelle has reported that iPad trade-ins for cash jumped 175 percent over normal on the weekend of Black Friday, a certain indicator that Apple CEO Tim Cook's prediction that it would be an "iPad Christmas" is likely to come true. The Apple tablet, which continues to dominate the category three and a half years after its introduction, has also topped holiday wish list compilations and has seen some constrained supplies of the two latest models, particularly the Retina iPad mini.
Fri December 6, 2013 | Posted in: accessories, Apple
Again this holiday season, Apple has indicated it will be offering its retail and other workers steep discounts on selected accessories, in addition to a modest break on the price of iTunes Gift Cards. The company annually changes up its holiday-season offers to employees, but usually reveals price breaks on certain store items on top of the normal discount employees routinely receive on hardware and software purchases. Discounts can be as high as 65 percent off the retail price on third-party items sold at Apple Stores.
In a new editorial that could have been written by Apple's legal team in a candid moment, the Wall Street Journal rakes Apple e-book trial judge over the coals for both recent and previous missteps, from "essentially [ruling] before hearing the evidence" to appointing a personal friend with no experience in antitrust issues (and requiring an $1,000-per-hour assistant) as an inquisitor who believes his job is to "investigate Apple all over again" in an unconstitutional manner.
Fri December 6, 2013 | Posted in: industry
Citing a need for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to "get the enabling technology right," new chairman Tom Wheeler has delayed a spectrum auction. The auction pays television broadcasters for unused spectrum left unused after the shift to digital television. The FCC will then auction off the reclaimed spectrum to wireless carriers to expand wireless networks.
Social media giant Facebook isn't generally known for its Apple technology use, but a new report suggests that it may have thousands of Mac minis in its data centers. According to ex-Apple engineer and current Facebook employee Christian Legnitto, the Facebook data centers in Prineville, OR and Forest City, NC both have "racks and racks" loaded with the diminutive computer performing "hundreds of thousands of tests every couple of hours" on iOS software in development.
Fri December 6, 2013 | Posted in: digital imaging, Apple
A number of Apple's online stores have begun selling 4K monitors made by Sharp, it was revealed on Friday. A 32-inch version of Sharp's PN-K321 monitor showed up at Apple's UK online store recently, retailing for £3,499. The move likely signals the impending availability of Apple's new, redesigned Mac Pro.
Fri December 6, 2013 | Posted in: iPod, iPhone, mobile phones
Google has redesigned the Android and iOS versions of its News web app with a variety of improvements. The look of the app has been cleaned up to make it easier to read and track different stories, and it can now be customized with light or dark themes, adjustable font sizes, and/or bigger story cards that include more content. Navigation has been streamlined by funneling access to every section, including customized ones, through a News icon in the top left; Google Feedback can be reached through a menu in the upper right.
Fri December 6, 2013 | Posted in: computers, troubleshooting, Apple
This week in the MacNN forums, one Grizzled Veteran was looking for answers after they discovered that they were having problems with the Reminders program. A solution to this problem has yet to be found. "How does one overcome an Apple ID issue?" asks Junior Member "porrid" after they discovered that they are unable to sign into their account.
At Apple's online store today, save on refurbished desktop models like the iMac and Mac Pro. The 21.5-inch iMac with a 2.7GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive has been cut by $250 down to $1,049. A $270 discount lowers the cost of the 21.5-inch iMac with a 2.9GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive down to $1,229.
Fri December 6, 2013 | Posted in: computers, accessories
This week, retailers across the net slashed prices for Cyber Monday week. Currently, HP.com is offering the 17-inch HP Envy with Leap Motion for $1,440, which is already $100 off the list price of $1.540 -- and until December 8, take advantage of a $500 discount with coupon code 'NB17TLM' that drops the price further to $1,040, beating the next lowest price by $540. This computer features a built-in Leap Motion hands-free control, Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 2TB of storage and has Windows 8 pre-installed.
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