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New Apple TV sees games as top downloads

New Apple TV sees games as top downloads

The new Apple TV has been in the wild for a full weekend now, and it seems early buyers have been eager to try out its gaming experience. Having launched on Friday of last week and debuting tvOS and its own dedicated app store, early data shows that games are topping the most popular paid apps so far. Apple hasn't officially begun listing the top apps in the paid, free, and grossing categories yet, likely because they're waiting for more users to test the waters, but Slide to Play has been able to put together a partial list with limited data access.

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Snapchat is not selling most of your replays

Snapchat is not selling most of your replays

Last week Snapchat revealed a new set updates to their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, which of course threw users into a tizzy. In fact, not a whole lot is different this time around compared to any other update over the past couple of years. The big differences come in the sales of Replays and the way the Terms and Privacy Policy were written. They're easier to read now than they were before. Of course, to some people, that means it's time to panic.

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Adobe Photoshop Fix, Mix updated with iPad Pro support, iOS 9 multitasking

Adobe Photoshop Fix, Mix updated with iPad Pro support, iOS 9 multitasking

Adobe today released updates to its iOS versions of image-editing software Photoshop. Both Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix can now take advantage of iOS 9's new multitasking feature. But what's also surprising is that both updates introduce support for the iPad Pro, Apple's upcoming larger-sized tablet. While it's assumed the iPad Pro will see release sometime next month, there's still no confirmed date yet.

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UK police to test crime reporting over Skype

UK police to test crime reporting over Skype

Video chat platform/app Skype has long been replacing the way people contact each other, from personal calls across the globe to teleconferencing in business environments. Now it may finally find a place in contacting law enforcement. The police in the UK city of Peterborough have revealed a trial program where crime reports and follow-up interviews can done over Skype. Now, this isn't for emergency calls to police, like in the event of an attack or serious injury, but rather for those time when an officer would to someone's home to discuss something less serious.

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Apple releases Beats Pill+ speaker app for iOS, Android

Apple releases Beats Pill+ speaker app for iOS, Android

Apple today released a new app on both iOS and Android for its new Beats Pill+ wireless speaker, which was announced earlier this month. As the first app from Apple to see a simultaneous cross-platform debut, the software is used to control and sync devices to the $230 speaker. With the app installed on their phone, users can not only control volume remotely, but also use two Beats Pill+ speakers at once in an enhanced stereo arrangement.

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Titanfall mobile games coming from Respawn, wont affect PC release

Titanfall mobile games coming from Respawn, wont affect PC release

The folks at Respawn Entertainment are aiming to jump in on the mobile gaming universe with a series of Titanfall games in the near future. The folks at Respawn Entertainment developed the original Titanfall for Xbox One and PC while Particle City is a mobile game developer created by Larry Pacey of JOINGO and Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment. They'll be teaming up with NEXON Co., Ltd., "a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games" for this Titanfall universe set of titles.

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VSCO Cam unveils sister app for making GIFs: DSCO

VSCO Cam unveils sister app for making GIFs: DSCO

The makers of VSCO Cam, the popular photo-editing app on iOS and Android, have just launched their newest app, DSCO, which focuses on the ever-growing popularity of GIF creation. There's already a number of popular apps that offer tools for creating and sharing GIFs in a simple manner, so what's one more, right? Actually, DSCO relies on the same clean app design and tasteful use of filters that made VSCO Cam a huge hit.

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BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

With the brand new Apple TV almost in our hands, and its ability to run native apps from its own App Store, it's time for the announcements about which apps and services are hitting the set-top box first. The BBC is one such example, as the British network has revealed that its popular streaming video service iPlayer will be landing on the Apple TV in "the coming months."

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Google Photos Update v1.8 lets you Hide People

Google Photos Update v1.8 lets you Hide People

Ever wanted to hide the people you don't want to see in your photo collection? Now Google appears to have listened to your plea. Inside the latest version of Google Photos for Android devices, users are able to "hide a person from appearing under People." This same feature stops "events with that person" from appearing under "Rediscover this day" cards in your Photos Assistant. This update may not yet have been pushed to the Google Play app store when you read this article, but you can download it via APK right this minute.

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Outlook apps for iOS, Android will begin merging with Sunrise

Outlook apps for iOS, Android will begin merging with Sunrise

2015 was a busy year for Microsoft when it came to mobile app acquisitions: they bought the email app Accompli, turning it into their revamped version of Outlook, and they also purchased Sunrise, the popular calendar alternative. Finally the two are being merged together for both iOS and Android, Microsoft has now revealed. The change won't happen all at once, instead taking place over the coming months, but the first update to the Outlook app has been released with several calendar navigation cues from Sunrise.

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