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THX tune-up app lands for Android

THX tune-up app lands for Android

With the Super Bowl this weekend there are people all around the country rushing to get their TVs and home entertainment systems set up perfectly for the game. If you are an Android user that has a THX sound system in your home a new app is available that you might want to check out. The app will help you optimize image and sound quality.

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Palantir app listens to you game, gives you tips

Palantir app listens to you game, gives you tips

Gaming is about to get a bit more interactive. This "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" app goes by the name of Palantir - makes a lot of sense if you know what that means in the Lord of the Rings saga* - and it listens to you play the game. This Tolkien-themed game isn't out yet, and the app comes out in a matter of days, but the concept has real potential.

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Carmageddon goes freemium for 24 hours as Steam Early Access approaches

Carmageddon goes freemium for 24 hours as Steam Early Access approaches

The reboot of the vehicle-smashing classic Carmageddon made its way to both Android and iOS last year. Now, in anticipation of its Steam Early Access approach, the team has made the game entirely free - with a catch. You'll be able to have a peek at the game for the next 24 hours - after that, it's back to the wallet! Then it's all about the newest version of the game - the fourth in the series - Carmageddon: Reincarnation.

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Apple updates iWork across iOS, Mac and iCloud

Apple updates iWork across iOS, Mac and iCloud

Apple has pushed out new versions of iWork for iOS, Mac, and the iCloud beta, addressing some of the common requests around its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps. The updates include the ability to view and edit spreadsheets with an iPad or iPhone in landscape orientation, and being able to control remote Keynote presentations from the iOS version of the app.

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Lax Android in-app purchase rules could get Google Play FTC attention [Updated]

Lax Android in-app purchase rules could get Google Play FTC attention [Updated]

Google has been been criticized for having just the sort of lax in-app purchase policies in the Google Play store that Apple will pay out a hefty $32.5m to settle over, after parents complained their children were free to rack up sizable App Store downloads. Apple's settlement - grudgingly agreed by CEO Tim Cook - came following complaints that iOS users were able to buy in-app purchases with no password required in the fifteen minute period following a download, a window of opportunity some children exploited. However, Consumer Reports discovered, the Google Play store offers an even bigger window than that.

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Starbucks: We’ve patched the iOS app security goof

Starbucks: We’ve patched the iOS app security goof

Starbucks has reacted to the news that its iOS mobile app stores passwords and other personal details in easily-extracted cleartext, updating the app to address the security flaws, though insisting that there have been no reported cases of actual exploits so far. The Starbucks iOS app was found to save each user's password, username, and email address, along with geolocation tracking data as unencrypted text, a huge potential security hazard that the coffee company now says it's patching.

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