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iPad mini Retina: Four Months On

iPad mini Retina: Four Months On

The iPad mini with Retina display addressed a lot of the complaints iOS tablet users had of its first-gen predecessor. No longer did a smaller tablet mean lesser screen resolution or a weaker processor, two of the key criticisms, and while the iPad Air undoubtedly improved Apple's full-sized slate, many suggested that the still-more-affordable mini version had become the obvious choice for new tableteers. Four months in, though, has the shine of the Retina iPad mini faded?

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LINE Voice Calls activated in USA and 7 other countries

LINE Voice Calls activated in USA and 7 other countries

The latest update of the LINE chat app has added a system in which users will be able to make use of free voice calls inside their own countries and abroad. This "LINE Call" system works inside a number of countries - Columbia, The Philippines, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Peru, and the United States, and will be available to users who have registered their mobile phone number with the service. Which calls are free and which are available for "cheap domestic and international calls" is not yet entirely clear.

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iOS Healthbook details leak for tipped iOS 8 launch

iOS Healthbook details leak for tipped iOS 8 launch

There’s a new ecosystem within iOS being rumored this season which includes a health-centered aim for the next generation of iPhones. While this "Healthbook" will work with the iPhone 5s as well, the big dish will be inside iOS 8 for the next generation. These details come from 9to5Mac where Mark Gurman appears to have the full run-down. This update will likely be appearing before the end of 2014.

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iPhone 5c 8GB edition incoming: may replace iPhone 4S at long last

iPhone 5c 8GB edition incoming: may replace iPhone 4S at long last

We might be at death’s door for the iPhone 4S, ladies and gentlemen, as word has been spread that the iPhone 5c will be released in an 8GB edition. At that point, where does the market stand on a smaller, but same-sized internal storage smartphone sold by the same manufacturer? It’s time to pack up the old protective cases and screen protectors, it’s 4-inches from here on out.

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Twitch brings iOS streaming in-game with Asphalt 8

Twitch brings iOS streaming in-game with Asphalt 8

This week the folks at Twitch have announced their first effort in mobile device streaming with in-game integration with the racing game Asphalt 8: Airborne. This game’s streaming abilities will start with the iOS version of the title for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, while we must assume that the Android update will be coming sooner than later. This game is just the first in a long line of Twitch mobile gaming efforts, with streaming coming to both iOS and Android this year.

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Jonathan Ive gives a glimpse into the mind of a maker

Jonathan Ive gives a glimpse into the mind of a maker

Apple, at least under Jobs' regime, almost never or only so rarely grants interviews, so when it gave Sunday Times the probably once in a lifetime chance to talk to Jonathan Ive, not even the sudden and almost inexplicable downpour in California will stop it. Thanks to that, we are able to get some insight into the thoughts of the man who designed some of the world's most iconic products.

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