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BitTorrent comes to iOS, Apple TV in form of streaming news app

BitTorrent comes to iOS, Apple TV in form of streaming news app

If you've been eagerly awaiting BitTorrent to come to Apple TV or your favorite iOS device, your time has come. But if you're expecting it to allow you to watch your favorite pirated media on said devices, your wait continues. OTT News, an app developed in partnership with BitTorrent and using their peer-to-peer technology, is now available for iPhones and iPads, along with Apple's set-top box, and it offers live streaming news focused on the upcoming US election.

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Windows tablets rose 11% in 2015 at Apple’s expense

Windows tablets rose 11% in 2015 at Apple’s expense

The tablet market had it hard in 2015, with shipments having sunk even further than the previous year. Almost all analysts seem to agree to that. What some of the most popular ones don't seem to see eye to eye is who among those tablet vendors actually won in the market last year, at least relatively speaking. We've seen IDC's analysis of how the large iPad Pro helped put Apple above the crowd. Strategy Analytics, however, paints a slightly different picture. Sure, Apple has the bigger numbers, but Windows tablets are the ones that actually saw the most, in fact only, growth.

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That might be a shocking claim, especially for those who believe that Windows is DOA on mobile devices, even convertible tablets. But let's put it in perspective. While IDC's numbers focused on shipments by vendor, the figures provided by WMPowerUser, gleaned from Strategy Analytics, go by platforms. Here we see iOS losing as much as 22% of its share year over year. In contrast, Windows nearly doubled its size by 59%.

Windows tablets are, admittedly, a strange bunch. They are nothing new actually and have been around ever since Microsoft tried pushing Windows 8's finger friendliness. Due to that particular version's many faults, however, that side of Windows resulted in a huge flop. Windows 8.1 brought the focus back to desktops and it was really only with Windows 10 that Microsoft would again make its tablet pitch.

That said, in between those versions, Microsoft performed a miracle that is now known as the Surface tablets. Regarded as one of the best hardware moves Microsoft has made of late, these portable PCs helped put Windows back on track. It has helped spin a new convertible, 2-in-1 trend that many OEMs have since then followed or, in some cases, even copied.

Tablets are still in danger, however, but both IDC and Strategy Analytics seem to agree that 2-in-1 devices are the biggest winners in that category. Given these almost all run Windows, except for the iPad Pro, that gives Microsoft's OS some hope. That said, Apple is set to unveil a smaller iPad Air expected to have the same 2-in-1 properties as the iPad Pro, which could tip things in Apple's favor again.

VIA: WMPowerUser

VR app helps you overcome your fear of public speaking

VR app helps you overcome your fear of public speaking

When people tell you to “face your fears,” it's usually a case of it being easier said than done. If your fear is something that can be faced in private, with a friend there for support, that's one thing. But if public speaking is your greatest fear, then you might end up like Sweet Dee when she's doing standup. And no one wants to see that happen. But what if you could face a crowd of people, without them actually being there?

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Instagram rolls out account switching to iOS and Android

Instagram rolls out account switching to iOS and Android

Users have been asking, and Instagram is finally making it happen: the service has just announced upcoming support for switching between accounts, a feature that just recently cropped up in testing again after having surfaced briefly last year. The feature is rolling out as of this week, though many users aren’t seeing the option to add another account yet, and it is coming to both the iOS and Android apps. Once available, users will simply need to add their accounts in the app, then tap to toggle.

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tvOS 9.2 will fix the new Apple TV’s big frustration

tvOS 9.2 will fix the new Apple TV’s big frustration

Apple is addressing one of the latest Apple TV's biggest headaches, with a beta of the newest version of tvOS for the set-top box previewing an extra Siri feature. Currently available to beta testers and registered developers, tvOS 9.2 beta 3 includes a number of hotly-anticipated features like homescreen folder support, but it's one simple usability fix that is likely to interest users the most.

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Splash Cars channels Splatoon for Android and iOS

Splash Cars channels Splatoon for Android and iOS

Developer Craneballs releases game Splash Cars for iOS and Android, channeling the Nintendo Wii game Splatoon in the process. This game has its users driving tiny cars and trucks, rolling around maps that are subsequently covered in paint. This game follows the "paint road racer", you, the hero. In your mission you'll not only paint the world red (or blue, or green), you'll summon friendly citizens to help you. You'll be at war with your fellow paint racers - it's up to you to re-create and paint the world in your image.

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What is “error 53” on my iPhone all about?

What is “error 53” on my iPhone all about?

Today Apple has confirmed that there is, indeed, a trackable reason why some unique users are receiving an "error 53" on their iPhones. It is, apparently, people who have gone out and gotten their devices repaired by non-certified Apple technicians or have DIY'ed their device repairs at home. Not just any repairs, mind you - repairs to their home button. In this home button, a button with Touch ID, is a failsafe that can brick your whole device (or at least disable it) upon software discovery.

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Instagram tests multiple account switching on iOS

Instagram tests multiple account switching on iOS

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the best with social media. It's not that I don't know how it works, it's more that I just don't care. I've got an Instagram account that I'll use on rare occasions to share a picture or two, but I've got all the same people on Facebook, so I usually just post on there. However, there are a lot of people who use Instagram so much that they need multiple accounts, which can be a pain.

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Goblin VR folds flat, fits in your pocket

Goblin VR folds flat, fits in your pocket

Amongst the many mobile VR headsets available in the wild today is a new "Goblin VR" headset, built to Google Cardboard Standard 2.0 and able to fold flat to fit in your pocket. It's simple. It's light. It's made of materials you will feel slightly less silly wearing on your face. It'll work with your iPhone and your Android as well, for devices with displays up to 6-inches diagonally - so your phablets can come to play.

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Remember the Milk 4.0 hits (almost) all platforms, price change

Remember the Milk 4.0 hits (almost) all platforms, price change

Before the likes of Todoist and Wunderlist were hip, there was Remember the Milk. Named after one of the most common errand to be done (next to getting the eggs), RTM, as it became to be known, become the todo list app. SInce then, however, it has been somewhat overshadowed even by a note-taking service like Evernote. Now at version 4.0 and a year away from its 10th birthday, Remember the Milk is shaking things up with new apps that covers almost all platforms and, somewhat sadly, some pricing changes.

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