Download the best paid iOS apps and games for free for a limited time (July 28)

Download the best paid iOS apps and games for free for a limited time (July 28)

We have some great apps for you today that have gone free for a short duration on the App Store, including Avoid, WaterMinder, Timer and more.

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5.5-inch iPhone 6, iWatch reportedly launching in December according to supply chain sources

5.5-inch iPhone 6, iWatch reportedly launching in December according to supply chain sources

While the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is rumored to be the device that sees the light of day alongside the release of iOS 8 in September, the launch window for Apple’s biggest iPhone ever is still a heavily debated topic. A new report throws in another date to mix things up even more.

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T-Mobile slams AT&T’s ‘Best-Ever Pricing,’ launching more affordable Family Plan on July 30

T-Mobile slams AT&T’s ‘Best-Ever Pricing,’ launching more affordable Family Plan on July 30

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been making quite the name for himself since taking over for the U.S.’s fourth-largest carrier in September 2012. The outspoken executive is not afraid to voice his opinions about his competitors, this time slamming AT&T’s “Best-Ever Pricing” and responding with an even more affordable deal for families. 

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Hilton to allow iPhones to be used as hotel room keys beginning next year

Hilton to allow iPhones to be used as hotel room keys beginning next year

If you have an iPhone, your next visit to a Hilton Hotel and Resort may be a much more convenient one. According to the Wall Street Journal, the full-service hotel chain will reportedly allow guests to use their iPhone to choose rooms, check in and even unlock doors to their hotel room in the near future. 

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4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Logic Boards compared in leaked photos

4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Logic Boards compared in leaked photos

Following leaked photos of the purported iPhone 6 logic board over the weekend, which likely belonged to the 4.7-inch model, a new set of photos have emerged on Monday that provide a side-by-side comparison of what is believed to be the bare logic boards for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Take a look at the leaked parts ahead, next to the current iPhone 5s logic board. 

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Microsoft’s latest ad pokes fun at Siri by highlighting Cortana’s Context-Aware Reminders

Microsoft’s latest ad pokes fun at Siri by highlighting Cortana’s Context-Aware Reminders

Microsoft has launched a new TV ad, entitled “Happy Anniversary,” that demonstrates a side-by-side comparison of Siri and Cortana on the iPhone 5s and Lumia 635 respectively. The 30-second spot is centered upon how Cortana can perform contextually-aware tasks across a number of services, while Siri cannot. 

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Apple Stores to begin selling iPhones on U.S Carriers Early Upgrade Programs next month

Apple Stores to begin selling iPhones on U.S Carriers Early Upgrade Programs next month

According to sources for the well-connected blogger Mark Gurman, Apple Stores will soon begin selling the iPhone on the AT&T Next, Verizon Edge and T-Mobile JUMP early upgrade programs in the United States. The report claims that the pilot program will commence in late August in certain test markets, rolling out to additional Apple Stores later this year.

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Retina MacBook Pro refresh rumored for tomorrow, including faster Haswell processors and 16 GB of RAM [updated]

Retina MacBook Pro refresh rumored for tomorrow, including faster Haswell processors and 16 GB of RAM [updated]

Apple could be preparing to refresh its Retina MacBook Pro lineup with improved hardware as soon as tomorrow, according to a pair of reports that surfaced over the weekend and this morning. The ultra-slim notebooks could be upgraded with faster Haswell processors and increased RAM under the hood, with each model retaining the same price point as the previous generation. 

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Apple to acquire ‘Pandora for Talk Radio’ app Swell for $30 million

Apple to acquire ‘Pandora for Talk Radio’ app Swell for $30 million

Apple is close to acquiring Swell, the Pandora for talk-radio service for $30 million, according to Re/code.

Swell released an iPhone app last year, which allows users to stream audio from NPR, ABC, ESPN, BBC, CBC, TED and more.

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iOS 8 Preview: Photos, Camera and Image Editing

iOS 8 Preview: Photos, Camera and Image Editing

iOS 8 adds a number of features to the Photos and Camera app, including better photo management and organisation, editing, an all-new search feature, improved iCloud backups and much more. Read on to find out more about these features.

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