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Tetris app free through Apple Store app promo for a limited time

If you’re a frequent user of Apple’s official Apple Store app for iPhone, you’ll know by now that there’s often a free app download available as a special promo. From today, if you open up the app you’ll notice that a golden oldie is being offered up. Tetris, one of the classic games of last century was transformed in to an official iOS game, and is now…

Apple and Samsung’s mediation talks over settlement reportedly fail

According to reports over at ZDNet Korea (via The Verge), Tim Cook and Samsung’s CEO, JK Shine met last week to try and come to some sort of agreement over settlement. The two companies have been at loggerheads for years, disputing patent infringement in a number of countries. A major showdown was only recently decided, awarding Apple nearly $1 billion…

Max Axe becomes this week’s free App of the Week

If you’re still trying to get over Flappy Bird, or you just never got the chance to download the game (trust me, you’re better off without it), there are many other games on the App Store that can hold you over. And Apple is trying to give you one more way to get over your unhealthy addiction with Flappy Bird. This week, Max Axe, a game where you draw…

Rumored iWatch team grows by one more with new biometrics-related hire

The iWatch rumor mill is at it again, this time because of a recent hire by the company from Cupertino. Marcelo Lamego, former chief technology officer at Cercacor (that makes non-invasive patient monitoring tech), previously worked on sensor based medical technologies with Cercacor. One of those things includes the Pronto 7, sold by Masimo (the company…

Apple publishes supplier responsibility report, provided 280,000 workers with free education and development courses

A few years ago, Apple came under attack for worker conditions in China, specifically at the Foxconn assembly factories. Workers’ conditions were poor, many were working over 60 hours per week for little return, others were jumping off the buildings to commit suicide. It got so bad that the company started installing “suicide nets” to catch anyone…

Twelve South introduces Compass 2 stand for iPad

Back when the iPad was first announced in 2010 was the first time I’d ever heard of Twelve South. Its original Compass stand was impressive and was available from the Apple Store. I think what made it so special was that it was so portable, folding up in to the neatest little package. But it was sturdy at the same time. It was also the first product I…

Weasel Tweak Falls Short of Replacing Spotlight

Spotlight has been a staple of OS X for nearly a decade, and it made its way into iOS back in the days of iOS 3. Apple moved it in iOS 7, and while it’s easier to access, it is still missing many of the features of its OS X counterpart. A new tweak, Weasel, brings a better and a more in depth search. Weasel is the iOS equivalent of Alfred. To use…

Apple to discontinue iPad 2 after nearly 3 years on the market

Apple is set to discontinue the iPad after nearly three years on the market. The second generation iPad, launched in 2011, which sports an A5 processor and non-Retina display, is expected to be discontinued in the near future according to people familiar with Apple’s plans for the device, reports AppleInsider. According to the report, Apple has decided…

Rovio announces Angry Birds Stella, coming this fall

Rovio teased a new game in the Angry Birds franchise yesterday and has today officially announced Angry Birds Stella – a new title featuring the pink, female Stella character as the game’s protagonist. Angry Birds Stella will open a door to a part of the Angry Birds universe you’ve never seen before! There will be plenty of fun and adventure, but the…