Watch ABC Apple TV app updated with full-length episodes one week after air

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ABC announced on Thursday its Watch ABC app on the Apple TV has been updated with full-length episodes after they air, along with a new bolder, immersive look and feel, more short form video, and a continuous play mode.... Read the rest of this post here


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Canada is investigating Apple over possible shady dealings with carriers

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The Canadian Competition Bureau wants to have a closer look at Apple’s contracts with local carriers, as it’s interested in whether or not they contain any special clauses that might harm competition in the region. Reuters reports that the Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday agreed to order Apple to turn over all such documents to the Competition Bureau.

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Brushstroke is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

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It’s Thursday so Apple’s editors get to slash another iOS app to $0 and highlight it as part of the App Store’s ongoing promotion marketed under the ‘Free App of the Week’ banner.

With last week’s free app, the popular retro-futuristic 3D shooter Space Qube, soon going back up to its regular price of three bucks, we now turn our attention to the Brushstroke photography app, available at no cost for a week.

Created by Code Organa, the developer behind the amazing ToonCamera app which turns your video and photos into a live cartoon, Brushstroke transforms your photos into beautiful paintings in seconds. Brushstroke made its App Store debut back in March, has an average rating of 4.5 stars based on 285 reviews and was never free before.... Read the rest of this post here


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BBC investigation finds continued poor working conditions at Apple plant in China

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The BBC launched an investigation into a Pegatron plant that Apple uses to manufacturer its products in China, and found poor treatment of workers, after Apple has stated several times that it’s cleaned up its act.

The British media giant found standards on workers’ hours, ID cards, dormitories, work meetings and juvenile workers were being breached at the Pegatron factories. It even recorded workers falling asleep on the production line after a 12-hour shift.... Read the rest of this post here


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Yahoo’s Search iOS app gains comments, local news and improved navigation

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Yahoo’s main search-focused iPhone and iPad application has received a refresh today. In addition to an improved navigation system focused on the new side panel accessible by swiping, Yahoo 5.4 for iOS now integrates latest local news headlines and finally lets you comment on stories within the app.

“Today we’re bringing local news to your fingertips with the Yahoo App,” writes the Internet company. “As you move around the country, you’ll be able to see what’s going on in your area.”... Read the rest of this post here


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Here’s the full internal memo that Tim Cook sent to Apple employees for the holidays

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Apple certainly has a lot to be thankful for this year. The company's stock is up 39% year to date, its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus represent the biggest smartphone launch in history, and Apple is still the most valuable technology company in history. It takes the hard work of tens of thousands of people to achieve such staggering success, of course, and CEO Tim Cook took a moment earlier this week to thank them all ahead of the holidays.

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Bing’s iOS apps get a facelift, translate extension now available on iPad

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Microsoft’s mobile Bing apps for the iPhone and iPad are getting a major makeover today, with the translate extension that debuted in the iPhone app two months ago at last available on iPads.

On the iPhone, you can now tap anywhere underneath the search box to check out Bing’s image of the day in uncluttered full-screen view. You can also swipe from the left to see yesterday’s image of the day.

Another handy addition: weather information, trending news and images of the day zoom to full screen smoothly when swiping from the bottom of Bing’s Home screen.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple seeds third iOS 8.2 beta to developers

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Apple has seeded the third iOS 8.2 beta to developers this morning. The release comes a week after the second iOS 8.2 beta, and follows last week’s public launch of iOS 8.1.2, which brought about a fix for disappearing ringtones.

The new 8.2 beta can be downloaded either over-the-air, or via Apple’s developer portal, by all registered iOS developers. It’s unknown what new features the firmware will bring, but it will enable support for Apple’s WatchKit.... Read the rest of this post here


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Adopt your own candy-crunching monster in My Om Nom virtual pet simulator

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As previously hinted, Russian developer ZeptoLab of the Cut the Rope fame on Thursday launched a pet simulator game for the iPhone and iPad featuring Om Nom, a cutesy candy-loving monster who stars in the Cut the Rope physics-based puzzle series.

In My Om Nom, the lead character gets an attractive female company as Om Nelle, a little candy-eating monster girl, makes an appearance.... Read the rest of this post here


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Hyundai confirms bringing CarPlay-enabled Display Audio infotainment system to 2016 models

Apple CarPlay integration on Hyundai's new Display Audio system

South Korean car maker Hyundai on Thursday confirmed that its new Display Audio in-dash system featuring a color touchscreen and CarPlay compatibility will be built into select 2016 models which will debut in late-2015 before being rolled out to the manufacturer’s entire car lineup.

In addition to CarPlay, Hyundai said that Display Audio will support Google’s Android Auto platform out of the box as well. The company will show off Display Audio with CarPlay and Android Auto integration at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.... Read the rest of this post here


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