Apple Unveils Apple Watch for 2015 Release

apple watch 650 3Apple has officially joined the smart watch race with its announcement of Apple Watch, the company’s “most personal device ever.” When paired to an iPhone 5+, or the newly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, users will have access to the major features of their smartphone, but in an experience specifically designed for such a small device’s screen.

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Apple Unveils iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Announces iOS 8 Availability

iphone 6 650At an event today in Cupertino, California, Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, with the company calling the devices “the biggest advancements in iPhone history.” The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, respectively, and feature advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, the Apple-designed A8 chip, improved wireless technologies, increased battery life, and Apple Pay, a new way to use one’s phone for making payments in-stores and online.

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Relationship-Building App Refresh Redesigned on iOS

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Relationship-building app Refresh has been redesigned on iOS, giving users more tools for creating better relationships based on common interests and important moments in the lives of the people they meet. The app aggregates a user’s Internet footprint, with data or “insights” from a variety of sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Foursquare and AngelList, among others.

This update includes insights from new sources, including SlideShare, Quora, Yelp, Flickr and more. When all of this data combines, Refresh gives users a look at the lives of their business or personal contacts, giving them talking points for future meetings with those individuals. This may include names of family members, photos of recent vacations, information about hobbies and more.

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Yarnee: Gather Your Social Media Content in Collections on iPhone

Danke Games has announced the release of its newest iOS app, Yarnee, which allows users to create shareable collections of all of the tweets, videos, audio clips and pictures they’ve shared on other social media platforms, but in one place. Instead of this content being buried by the dozens or hundreds of other users someone may follow on Twitter or Instagram, Yarnee’s goal was to make content easy to view and share in one place without searching for it after the fact.

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Pkshr Photo Sharing App Lets You Save Photos of Those Near You

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BrilliSoft has announced the release of its photo sharing app Pkshr on iPhone. Like Instagram, the app allows users to take photos and share them with friends and strangers on the platform, but Pkshr focuses heavily on the locations these photos were taken, and on the ability to instantly download other users’ photos for later viewing.

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Cabin: A Magnetic, Streamlined Back-Up Battery Solution for iPhone

cabinHaving extra juice for your iPhone doesn’t have to look or feel bulky with this portable battery and charger from this Kickstarter project, Cabin: it’s slim and minimal. You’ll love it if you love the design of the iPhone, but you’ll also be able to appreciate the simple magnetic connection similar to the Magsafe plugs found on other Mac devices.

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Game of Thrones Ascent Launches on iPhone and Google Play

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After a successful launch on iPad earlier this year, Disruptor Beam has announced the launch of Game of Thrones Ascent on iPhone and Android devices. The game has also been updated, offering “more content than ever before,” as users jump into the world of Westeros, and work either with or against each other in a persistent world.

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Fonhandle: a Phone Attachment That Gives You a Handle on Your Phone

fonhandlePerhaps I am alone in this sentiment, but this Fonhandle resembles a fly swatter with a smart interface: the ergonomic grip, the long handle capable of great swinging, and of course, the solid square surface that’s able to capture a video of the deadly bug encounter. (more…)

Teen girl dies trying to chase down iPhone thieves

ios-7-activation-lock iphone theftAn iPhone robbery turned deadly when a girl died after sustaining injures trying to save her phone. The teenager, Rubi Rubio, was only 15. She was walking with her 7-year-old sister when a stranger approached the girls and asked for the time. He then took the phone away from Rubio by force. (more…)

You can buy a gold-plated iPhone engraved with Vladimir Putin’s face for $4,300

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Valdimir Putin is getting the same distinction as Steve Jobs, Muhammad Ali, and Leonardo da Vinci from Caviar, an Italian luxury brand that recently designed a special gold-plated iPhone in honor of the Russian president.

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