One of the nifty (and somewhat sneaky) things you can do if you're using the Find My Friends app is to change which of your iOS devices is sharing its location—so if you want to appear to be at home instead of out shopping for presents, you can do so. We'll tell you how, but only if you promise you'll use this new power for good. Deal?
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What happens when you mix one part U.S. crackdown on online poker and one part anonymous virtual currency? You get SealsWithClubs, an online poker site based in Europe that deals strictly in Bitcoin and allows U.S. players to play. Even better, they have a Mac client, and Bryan Chaffin has the low-down.
LEGO Star Wars fans, rejoice! Warner Bros. Entertainment released LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for iPhone and iPad on Wednesday, and it's waiting to suck up your time even now. The game allows you to play either the Light or the Dark, and includes a host of Star Wars characters lovingly created in LEGO realism.
Walmart is tapping Apple to bring in holiday shoppers again with special pricing on iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s on Friday. According to online reports, the retailer will offer aggressive discounts on iPhone 5c ($27) and 5s ($127), a $45 gift card with the purchase of an iPad mini, and $30 gift cards for only $25.
The Seoul Central District Court ruled on Wednesday that Apple wasn't infringing on three Samsung patents. Businessweek reported that the court dismissed Samsung's claims, saying that technologies covered by two of the patents could be easily developed, while Apple didn't violate the third patent at all.
Small portable electronic users will be able to start using their iPads and iPhones during takeoff and landing on flights in Europe soon thanks to a decision from the European Aviation Safety Authority. The change follows a similar ruling by the FAA in the United States from only a couple months ago.
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Considering the U.S. already approved gate to gate electronics use, it isn't any surprise that the E.U. is doing the same.
Twitter updated its iOS app to version 6.0 on Tuesday. The new version includes an entirely updated interface that is more in keeping with iOS 7's flat aesthetics. It also allows users to exchange photos via direct message for the first time, has refined notification options, new search feature, and support for Apple's Safari Reading List.
The emphasis on iPad Air cases is the weight. They are all supposed to be thin and weigh little to nothing in keeping with the whole theme of an “Air” product. This case meets that criteria, but it's also simple, has five landscape positions and has magnetic sleep/wake.
The Macally Clear Case with Reversible Cover consists of a clear plastic back and a soft cover that's reversible and detachable. Each piece weighs just over 3.5 ounces, and even when using both, the iPad air is both fully protected and retains most of its featherweight feel. It earned a TMO 4.5/5 rating.
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