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Hands On: Hungry Squid (iOS)

11/21, 12:03pm

A race of interstellar cephalopods need your help

It's not unusual for everyone to be looking for the next popular iOS game. We've seen it with the many clones of Angry Birds, FlappyBird, and 2048. While no one will deny that these games are fun, sometimes a user might crave something with a little more thought and care behind the design. That's where Hungry Squid by Michal Malewicz comes in, promising to enchant those who play it.

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Hands On: Neato (iOS)

11/21, 7:50am

Minimalist note-taking app uses Apple's new Widget technology

At this point, there's a good chance that most iPhone users are using their devices to quickly jot down notes and reminders on the fly. It's extremely convenient, especially since most people keep their phones on them nearly all the time. However, there are times when a user has so little time to take notes, that going through the process of unlocking their phone and digging for the app they need is simply too cumbersome. That's the exact problem that Neato, by Mohammad Khoman, is trying to remedy.

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Hands On: Thesaurus Rex (iOS)

11/21, 1:09am

Reference tool keeps up-to-date, offers options to avoid redundant writing

Are you a budding wordsmith? Then Thesaurus Rex is your new best friend! Thesauruses used to be big, clunky books, that were often found covered in dust at the back of any public or academic library reference section. But as more and more people write, these useful books have managed to find a way into the pockets of millions of people. One such entry is Thesaurus Rex by Dictionary.com, an app which promises to help users find the perfect word for any occasion.

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Briefly: Carousel by Dropbox for iPad, new iPhone cases

11/20, 6:12pm

Photo gallery app by Dropbox now supported on iPad

Photo gallery and sharing app Carousel has received an update, now supporting iPad users. The Dropbox-made app provides a private way to share, store and organize image and video content, and instantly back up files to one's Dropbox account. In addition to now being iPad-compatible, the latest version of Carousel also supports integration with Instagram and Whatsapp. Free to download, Carousel requires iOS 7 or later.

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Hands On: Splot (iOS)

11/20, 2:40pm

A mobile game that exudes charm

While more commonly known for its full-scale action-puzzler series Trine, Frozenbyte recently made its first foray into the mobile game space with the release of Splot ($2). A charming platformer designed to be played in short, sporadic bursts, Splot carries a fairly simple story, which is presented at the beginning as a short series of comic panels. Two groups of aliens -- the Splots and the Blobs -- are struck by an asteroid, and then marooned on a foreign planet populated by the Birdlings. The Blobs look to take advantage of this situation by making a quick lunch out of these little birds, while the Splots vow to protect the Birdlings.

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Briefly: P-touch full-color LCD display label maker, ASICS iOS update

11/20, 8:49am

Brother introduces first label maker with full-color LCD display

Brother has announced its new P-touch label maker this week, featuring a full-color LCD display. Designed for high-volume business use, the PT-D600 includes an easy-type keyboard with display that allows editing in real time. High-resolution barcodes and labels can be created with information stored in an Excel or Access database on the user's computer. Brother's label library includes ready-to-print business labels and pre-programmed with 14 fonts, 11 styles, 99 frames and over 600 symbols. The PT-D600 works with other 60 TZe tape cartridges in a variety of colors and sizes as well as specialty tapes. Up to 99 labels can be stored in internal memory for quick reprinting. Priced at $100, more information can be found through Brother's website.

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Hands On: Unit Converter Infinity (iOS)

11/20, 7:26am

Not sure how to go from miligrams to ounces?

As even casual students of the sciences have learned by now, it's apparent that there's a lot of differences between disparate measurement systems. Be it miles to kilometers, Fahrenheit to Kelvin, or cubic centimeters to gallons, there's a good chance there's going to be a conversion that can't be a done off the top of one's head. With the proliferation of the smart phone, there's no reason to not have a pocket converter at the ready. Unit Converter Infinity by Incpt.Mobis is a choice that stands out.

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Hands On: Gunspell (OS X, Windows, iOS, Android)

11/19, 6:51pm

Match-3 game with RPG elements makes for enjoyable casual game

It's not unusual for games to try and break out of being confined to a single category. More and more, we find games that try very hard to incorporate the best of two or more types of games. We tend to see this in Real Time Strategy games (RTSs) a lot, as they combine rogue-like or RPG elements. But there are other games that are making headway in the cross-genre arena. Gunspell, by Ino-Сo Plus, touts itself as a cross-genre title, combining elements of both RPGs and puzzles.

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Beats Music to become native iOS app in spring, sources say

11/19, 2:58pm

Service likely to be rebranded under iTunes name

Apple is planning to bundle Beats Music as a native iOS app early next year, sources tell the Financial Times. The shift is expected to happen in the form of a firmware update, that could debut as soon as March. The Times has little other information, but argues that it's likely Apple will rebrand the service under the iTunes moniker, as other reports have suggested.

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Hands On: Home Design 3D Gold (iOS)

11/19, 7:35am

Home Design 3D Gold helps users draft a design project on the go

Drafting programs on iOS aren't really new anymore. They've been around long enough for users to realize that most are overly fussy, or incredibly impractical with the touchscreen interface, and with some inherent inaccuracy for precise placement. However, there are a few great apps out there for just about anyone to use which take into consideration the limits of the platform -- Home Design 3D Gold, by developer Anuman, has plenty of practical uses.

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Apple now accepting HomeKit product plans for approval

11/17, 9:11pm

Shenzhen conference gathered HomeKit, iOS accessory manufacturers

On the heels of reports that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips that feature Apple's HomeKit API already embedded in them are now arriving to accessory makers, Apple announced during its "Made For i" (MFi) developer conference in China that manufacturers can now submit product plans for HomeKit-based products to the iPhone maker for approval, making it possible that the first group of such devices could arrive before the end of the holiday buying season. Apple's MFi certification would be the last step for devices before hitting the market.

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China arrests 'WireLurker' malware suspects, takes down servers

11/17, 7:00pm

Sophisticated malware used forged enterprise provisioning to enter iOS through OS X

Apple's iOS, when un-jailbroken, is so resistant to malware that three Chinese suspects had to come up with an exceedingly clever method of delivering the "WireLurker" threat to the company's mobile devices. On Monday, Chinese officials announced they had arrested the three suspects, and shut down the servers hosting the malware. The threat was never widespread because of the elaborate nature of the scheme and its China-only focus, but it was one of the few malwares able to get onto un-jailbroken iOS devices.

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Hands On: DropTask (iOS)

11/17, 5:50am

Productivity app DropTask uses bubble-based Visual View of task assignments

Telecommuting is anything but rare these days, and for many people who have to work remotely on group tasks, it often becomes somewhat of a chore to try to stay in contact. Often, users are chained to computers or constant conference calls. DropTask by Think Productivity has a clever solution, allowing users to share a space within an app, where everyone is able to see the progress of the project from wherever they are.

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Briefly: Sunrise Calendar 3.0, Penultimate 6.0 app updates

11/15, 12:05pm

Calendar app updated for iOS 8, adds support for iPhone 6 in redesign

Sunrise, a free calendar app, has been revamped in a recent update. Compatible with Google Calendar, iCloud and Exchange, Sunrise allows users to quickly add an event and have the date sync across calendars. Sunrise v3.0 introduces a new widget in the Notification Center, displaying upcoming events in one's day without needing to open the app itself. Now supporting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the new app includes an overall redesign for bigger screens. Google Tasks and Eventbrite can now be integrated, so that tasks can be created and edited directly in within the calendar space; and tickets to events purchased through Eventbrite will appear in Sunrise with all the information for travelling to the venue. Sunrise can be downloaded through iTunes, and requires iOS 8.0 or later.

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Hands On: Goat Simulator (iOS)

11/14, 4:08pm

Ever want to be a rampaging Capra aegagrus hircus? Now's your chance.

When most people think of video game protaganists, chances are a goat isn't the first one that comes to mind. Generally, we tend to think of mustachioed plumbers, camo-covered commandos, or spiky blue hedgehogs with a penchant for hoarding gold. However, Goat Simulator by Coffee Stain Studios has, through the cult status of its previous releases, changed all that. In this game, a player takes control of a lively goat, and is set free to do whatever they wish in this quirky sandbox simulation game.

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Hands On: Quick Drafts (iOS)

11/14, 10:44am

Notepad replacement brings to-do lists, contact info capture

One of the biggest problems with apps that promise to help a user jot down ideas is that they tend to be bulky, poorly designed, or too distracting. No one wants to fight with an app that is slow, or takes too long to find exactly what they need. Sometimes the simplest solution really is the best one. Quick Drafts, by Sebastian Obentheuer, is a slimmed-down, fully-functional notepad app for those who crave simplicity.

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Hands On: Star Walk (iOS)

11/13, 9:04pm

Augmented reality app cuts through clouds to expose the sky's full glory

Whether a person is an astronomy buff, or just someone who enjoys the feeling they get when they look up at a sky full of stars, there is something undeniably serene about stargazing. However, it isn't always easy to tell just what someone may be looking at what they look at the night sky. If you're looking for a way to make this activity far more enjoyable, we have found the ideal night-time companion. Star Walk for the iPhone, or Star Walk HD for the iPad, is the perfect guide to at-home astronomy.

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Hands On: SavouryPot (iOS)

11/13, 3:45pm

Digital cookbook curating app tries to help with recipe organization and storage

If there's one thing that the Internet is good for, it's teaching us how to cook meals we never thought possible. While Pinterest does a good job keeping a collection of links to our favorite recipes, it certainly doesn't do much to hold the recipes themselves, which may be lost behind a morass of links anyway. This is where SavouryPot comes in, an app by Anton Zehrdev, that promises to help organize anyone's unruly collection of recipes, regardless of source.

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Briefly: Microsoft opens .Net stack server, Things 2.5 for iPad

11/13, 1:29pm

Microsoft takes .Net open source and cross-platform, adds new development capabilities with Visual S

Microsoft has open-sourced the full server-side of its .Net stack, a platform for running and developing applications, prioritizing cross-platform expansion for running on Linux and Mac operating systems. Microsoft also released Visual Studio Community 2013, a new free edition of Visual Studio that features access to its core toolset. Microsoft is providing the full .Net server stack in open source, including Asp.Net, the .Net compiler, the .Net Core Runtime, Framework and Libraries, thus enabling cross-platform building. The announcements come alongside the release of Visual Studio 2015 Preview and .Net 2015 Preview, which are built to support iOS, Android, and Windows.

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Hands On: The Great Photo App (iOS)

11/13, 7:35am

Guide to perfect picture taking encapsulated for the iOS

Let's face it, photography is daunting. With a slew of terms and techniques that are less than user-friendly, and an ever-increasing amount of gadgetry to attempt to master, it's not exactly something one can jump right into and do well out of the gate. However, The Great Photo App by Baglan Dosmagambetov is aiming to make sense of all photography has to offer, and pass this information on to the user -- with Apple's handheld devices as the teacher.

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XCOM: Enemy Within expansion comes to iOS as standalone app

11/13, 3:07am

Originally released one year ago, game offers new abilities, weapons, threats, more

One year after its PC release, the XCOM game expansion known as Enemy Within has arrived on iOS as a standalone "sequel" to the original title available on most platforms, and on OS X. Contrary to previous expectations, Enemy Within is not available as an in-app purchase for Enemy Unknown.

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Hands On: TunesFlow (iOS)

11/12, 2:50pm

Alternative music player brings style and functionality to iOS

Listening to music is a very personal thing for most people. As a whole, we generally tend to think of our music collection as an extension of ourselves. Music fanatics often tend to demand a lot out of their personal music players, allowing them the ability to customize their experience fully, from playlists to organization to artwork and beyond. TunesFlow, by Hector Ricardo Garcia Peña, aims to meet and exceed the needs of the average music enthusiast.

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Briefly: STM's Flip iPhone 6 case, Airbnb iOS update

11/12, 9:08am

STM releases Flip folio case for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Accessory maker STM has announced its Flip wallet case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Utilising two micro-suction cups, the front cover attaches to the phone's screen, and also features two card slots. Foldable, the Flip case can act as a stand for propping the phone up for a viewing position. Available in charcoal, black and red, the Flip Folio can be purchased for $35 through Radtech.

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Hands on: Worldly (iOS)

11/11, 2:37pm

App helps to educate users on world geography in quiz-show form

Geography isn't terribly easy subject for most, what with there being almost 200 different countries in the world. Rote memorization can become tedious at best and frustrating at worst, deterring even the most studious of people. Worldly, an app by developer Supergonk, aims to help players learn more about the world around them by making geography a game instead of a chore.

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Hands On: Faded (iOS)

11/11, 7:38am

Photo filter application tool excels at a low price

There's no doubt that iPhones are being used more for photography each and every day. This is especially apparent in the vast amount of photography apps that are available in the App Store. Users are sure to be overwhelmed, especially if they're looking for an app that promises to do it all, in terms of photo editing, filters, and camera tools. It's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, but Faded, by Vintage Noir is definitely worth a look.

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Hands On: TextMask (iOS)

11/10, 8:37pm

App makes it easy to turn the 'caption a picture' technique on its head

These days, graphic design is king (again). More and more people are looking to play around with typography and imagery, particularly using their own photos -- whether it be captions on photos or a Facebook graphic. Rather than shell out money or invest time in learning complicated programs like Photoshop to accomplish this, a visit to the App Store is a great way to get started. TextMask, by youthhr, is a pretty neat app that allows users to create impressive text-masking imagery in just a few taps.

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Briefly: Opera Mini 9 video boost, GhostReader 2.0

11/09, 11:37pm

Opera Mini 9 for iOS now featuring new video boost feature

Web browser app Opera Mini has received an update, now featuring a new video boost feature. Aiming to provide users with enduring less buffering while watching video, the new video optimization reduces the size of video data. In the description found on the iTunes App Store, Opera states its website compression allows its users to worry less about their data plan capacity, since "your data plan didn't suddenly get bigger and your network didn't magically get faster just because you bought a nice piece of tech." Free to download, Opera Mini v9.0 requires iOS 7.0 or later.

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Microsoft offers pro-rated refunds to Office 365 iPad subscribers

11/08, 1:20pm

Purchases made through the app may not be refundable

In the wake of Microsoft reversing course, and adding document creation and editing to all iOS users of its Office suite for iPad at no charge, the company is offering refunds for Office 365 subscribers who request it. The offer is limited, with significant restrictions: it requires proof of purchase, is likely not available to those who purchased through the app, and is pro-rated.

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Exclusive Analysis: iOS app storage limits across range of devices

11/08, 9:11am

Is the 1,000 app limit storage size or quantity of file related?

Ever since reports of issues with large libraries on Apple's new iPhone 6 Plus surfaced, rumors have been flying around -- all claiming to know the true source of the problems, and Apple's future intentions for the iPhone and iOS. MacNN began some tests about a month ago to try and nail down the root cause of the issue -- and as we alluded to last week, we believe that the "problem" lies in the iOS, and not a hardware flaw related to NAND cells. Read on for our methodology, as well as our specific findings.

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Review: Lemur BlueDriver OBD 2 tool

11/07, 6:19pm

Home mechanics and pros alike may benefit from this app-driven code scanner

There's no doubt about it, having the check engine light pop on just might top the list of "most dreaded events" that car owners face. The warning doesn't have to herald disaster to home mechanics with the help of OBD 2 scanner tools. One such device, the Lemur BlueDriver, is designed to provide peace of mind and guidance to anyone who might have come down with a case of the check-engine-light-blues. We've had some check engine lights ourselves -- check our review to see how the Lemur BlueDriver did.

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Briefly: Swype free as App of the Week, Nest iOS app crashes

11/07, 2:13pm

Swype keyboard app now free during App of the Week promotion

Swype, a keyboard app for iOS 8 users, is currently available for free download this week as part of Apple's App of the Week promotion. Updated earlier this week, Swype allows users to input words faster and easier when typing due to its intuitive language models, customizable layouts and gesture-based typing features. Normally priced at $1, Swype is available free until the end of next Thursday.

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Apple adds iCloud Photo uploading for devs, updates apps

11/06, 7:38pm

Pages, Numbers, Keynote for iOS, Pages for Mac, iTunes Connect, iMovie and more updated

Apple on Thursday issued a rash of minor updates to various programs, at least some of which have been updated to add or increase compatibility with iCloud Photo Library. Apple has updated all three of the iWork for iOS suite and has updated Pages for Mac (and will likely issue matching updates for Numbers and Keynote for Mac), saying only that the update "includes minor stability and performance enhancements." Developers and testers have seen photo uploading added to iCloud.com's iCloud Library.

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Briefly: Booq's Boa Nerve, Stealth messenger bag; Google Drive 3.3

11/06, 5:56pm

Booq introduces new Boa Nerve, Stealth messenger bag

Booq has announced the newest addition to the Boa collection, the Boa Nerve Stealth. A messenger bag that accommodates a 15-inch Macbook, the Boa Nerve Stealth is intended for cyclists or a commuter on foot. The bag is composed of heavy-duty tarpaulin, and features a magnetic strap system that switches from loose to secure, and its stabilizer strap offers the option of additional fitting options. Its interior includes a padded laptop pocket, alongside three flapped pockets with Velcro closures and one large zippered pocket. Priced at $195, the Boa Nerve Stealth is available through various retailers.

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Hands On: Byword (OS X, iOS)

11/06, 5:44pm

Markdown editor makes rich text writing, blog content, or HTML text easy

Byword ($12 for Mac, $6 for iOS, but currently on sale for $10 and $3, respectively) is a straightforward text editor designed specifically for writing either plain (or rich) text or in Markdown, a style specifically designed for blog writers (or anyone who needs to provide text content with HTML tags for emphasis or embedded images, lists and so forth. It's available for both iOS and OS X, and uses iCloud (or Dropbox if you prefer) to sync documents seamlessly between devices with continual auto-save.

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Hands On: Dungeony (iOS)

11/06, 1:51pm

Old-school dungeon crawler boasts little handholding, relentless difficulty

When a gamer picks up a video game today, they usually can expect the game to offer lengthy tutorials and the occasional helpful hint when they find themselves struggling. Back in the early days of home video games, retro games were fairly brutal to the inexperienced player. The games themselves offered little to no help as to what to do, and even the instruction manuals proved to be vague, at best. Korigame Entertainment attempts to bring back the frustration of retro gaming, for better or worse, with their dungeon-crawler puzzler: Dungeony.

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'Wirelurker' malware developer's certificate revoked by Apple

11/06, 8:11am

Move by Apple limits iOS infections to jailbroken devices

Apple has responded to the reports of the "WireLurker" malware infecting users in China. After revoking the certificate being used to install malware through enterprise provisioning, Apple confirmed that the malware existed, and noted that it has taken steps to rectify the situation.

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Hands On: OneThing pomodoro timer (iOS)

11/06, 6:49am

Old-school time management technique timer, simply

There is virtually no limit to the amount of productivity apps in the App Store, and almost all of them are packed to the brim with bells and whistles that claim to increase productivity. However, sometimes the simplest solutions are the best ones. OneThing by developer BumbleBee Communications promises to help keep users focused and productive, without overwhelming them with needless features.

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EFF: Apple's iMessage, FaceTime most secure at mass-market messaging

11/05, 9:29pm

Beats out BlackBerry, Google, Facebook and Microsoft in security show-down

In a recent "scorecard" report ranking the security and safety of various popular messaging systems, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said that while no system was completely secure against "sophisticated, targeted forms of surveillance," Apple's iMessage and FaceTime and the end-to-end encryption they offer made it the best of the "mass-market options" for secure communications, beating out BlackBerry Protected and BlackBerry Messenger and other big-name messaging systems.

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Google overhauls Maps apps, adds right-click app launches to Drive

11/05, 2:58pm

Maps gets 'material design' look in iOS, Android

Google has announced a collection of important app updates. The Google Maps apps for iOS and Android are both making the switch to "material design," the new aesthetic behind Android Lollipop. The scheme is more bright and colorful, and uses elements like animations and drop shadows to reinforce the connection between interface components. Google has also integrated OpenTable reservations for US restaurants, and pickup times and prices for Uber cars. In the latter case, users must also have their platform's Uber app installed.

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Briefly: Swype for iOS 8, Composite Suite Pro 2.0 and zMatte 4.0

11/05, 12:06pm

Swype keyboard for iOS users now available in more than 20 languages

Nuance Communications has announced that its Swype keyboard app for iOS 8 has been updated, now featuring support for more than 20 languages. A keyboard app that learns how the user types, Swype now features QWERTY, QWERTZ and AZERTY keyboard layouts, as well as a new layout specifically designed for iPad. Its new intuitive emoji input predicts when to insert an emoji graphic where appropriate. Currently available for $1, Swype requires iOS 8 or later.

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Hands On: Avenged Sevenfold's Hail to the King: Deathbat (iOS)

11/05, 7:44am

No strangers to games, Avenged Sevenfold has a decent dark fantasy title

Generally, we don't tend to think of bands as being capable of creating much more than music, but Avenged Sevenfold aims to change that with their action-adventure RPG title, inspired by the band's own lore. Hail to the King: Deathbat by Avenged Sevenfold is an overhead dungeon crawler, not dissimilar to that of Diablo. The player takes the role of Andronikos, the King of the Underworld, tasked with reclaiming Hades from the game's main villian, Dark Andronikos. In order to do this, the player moves through various dungeons, collecting items, defeating monsters, and besting bosses.

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Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android to get Dropbox integration

11/04, 11:49am

Updates arriving in 'the coming weeks'

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Dropbox that will bring the latter's cloud service into Office apps for iOS and Android. Integration is promised with updates in "the coming weeks" that will let people browse, edit, and share Dropbox files from within Office apps. Inside of Dropbox's proprietary app, people browsing Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files will see an option to edit them in the appropriate software.

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Hands On: Woah Dave! (multi-platform)

11/03, 10:50pm

Joust remake pushes all the right (8-bit) buttons

There's no doubt that retro-gaming is decidedly "in" these days, and the amount of games that have decided to emulate the sights and sounds of the 1980s and 1990s are many. Among those games, few have come across as overwhelmingly successful, but among those titles stands newcomer Woah Dave by Choice Provisions. The game has enjoyed success at PAX, E3, IndeCade, and California Extreme.

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Hands On: DragonBox Elements (iOS, Android)

11/03, 3:49pm

Educational game teaches Euclidean geometry fundamentals

Geometry is often thought of as a branch of mathematics that kids either "get" or "don't get." If children are unable to master the basic Euclidean elements in elementary school, they often struggle with more advanced geometric concepts in middle and high school. This can put them further behind their classmates in subjects like geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. What is a parent to do when their child isn't grasping these important concepts? DragonBox Elements by developer WeWantToKnow has offered a creative solution.

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Briefly: SwitchEasy's AirMask iPhone case, SwiftKey adds languages

11/03, 1:25pm

SwitchEasy introduces new lightweight case for iPhone 6

SwitchEasy has announced the AirMask "non-case" for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Functioning as a screen guard and case combined, the AirMask measures 0.35 millimetres in thickness, and weighs 10 grams. Its polymer shell provides 3H hardness protection, and is capable of resisting regular wear and tear. It additionally features a textured surface that improves one's grip on their phone. The AirMask is priced at $25 for iPhone 6, and $30 for iPhone 6 Plus, and is available for pre-order in gold, silver and gray.

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Briefly: WWE Network UK [U], London Undergound turns on 150th hotspot

11/03, 10:43am

WWE Network reaches UK with free month, altered subscriptions

World Wrestling Entertainment is expanding the reach of its streaming service to the United Kingdom later today, after already rolling to 170 other countries. Starting from 8PM GMT, Digital Spy writes that WWE Network will be available in the country on a variety of devices for free until the end of November, before a subscription fee of £6.25 ($10) per month is introduced. WWE is also altering its subscription requirements in December, removing the six-month minimum commitment period for the lower monthly fee, and instead charging a $9.99 rolling monthly fee.
Update: WWE has advised on Twitter that the service has been "delayed until further notice." No reason has been provided.

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Hands On: Camera+ (iOS)

11/01, 5:24pm

Improve on the native iOS camera experience with this app

If you're like most people, your iPhone has replaced your digital camera for most occasions. After all, most people always have a phone with them, so they never have to worry about missing a shot. While the iPhone certainly has a great point-and-shoot quality to it, users have begun looking for new apps to augment their on-the-go photography experience. There certainly isn't a shortage of camera apps on the App Store these days, but Camera+ by tap tap tap is a long-standing camera app worth a closer look.

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Hands On: Surgeon Simulator (iOS)

10/31, 7:10pm

Consider yourself a journeyman sawbones? Give Surgeon Simulator a shot

For those of who haven't heard, Surgeon Simulator by developer Bossa Studios is an extremely popular tongue-in-cheek game that originated on Steam for the "PC Master Race." Fortunately for those with iPads, iPhones, and newer iPod Touch models, Bossa Studios has decided to bring this remarkably frustrating game to iOS, and we've taken some time with it.

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Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win one of 10 "Haunted" app codes!

10/31, 5:53pm

Trick or Treat! Win one of 10 "Haunted" app codes!

We just received a psychic vision from the other realm. Grandma is calling to let us know her and her friends are going to be out in full force tonight. She said that every suspected haunted house is a target, so if ghost hunting is on the agenda, tonight this next treat is going to come in very handy. We have 10 redemption codes to give away for Shifting Blue's latest app "Haunted," which is the ultimate guide to finding real haunted sites near you. As with our App giveaway from earlier (which is now closed), this app is going out to the first 10 people who enter so that they can join in on the fun later tonight!

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Giveaway: Trick or Treat! Win one of 13 codes for A Haunted Halloween!

10/31, 3:10pm

Trick or Treat! Win 1 of 13 codes for A Haunted Halloween!

This is Halloween, everybody scream! Time to get a little spooky with our next treat. We have just received a message on our crystal ball with 13 redemption codes for Shifting Blue's app titled "A Haunted Halloween," and since it is in fact Halloween we aren't going to waste any more time getting these codes out to you. So what we are going to do is give these codes to the first 13 people that enter the giveaway. Time is ticking! So sign up now!

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