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Skype mobile apps updated with redesign, more features

Skype mobile apps updated with redesign, more features

Skype has introduced version 6.0 for both Android and iOS, and both updates are big — the apps have been overhauled, with the starting point of that overhaul being redesigns. Skype says the newest version is both more intuitive and more natural than the last version, and building upon that are new features that expand its usefulness for mobile users. Skype 6.0 for iOS is available now; the Android update is rolling out, so you may have to wait a little longer.

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Google Street View app makes spherical photos useful

Google Street View app makes spherical photos useful

Several years ago Google introduced their own take on spherical photo capture in Android. They pushed this functionality to Street View, their own real-world-capture system for Google Maps. Now they've made it accessible and user-friendly for all people with mobile devices with a new Street View app from Google Maps. This app allows you to capture, share, and view your own spherical photos in as simple a way as has ever been delivered on a mobile device.

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BB-8 by Sphero Review: the best Star Wars toy ever made

BB-8 by Sphero Review: the best Star Wars toy ever made

The "BB-8 by Sphero" is a robot toy that combines the high-tech remote-control spherical fun of the original Sphero with the life force of the newest droid hero from Star Wars. This is the "ball droid" you've likely seen in the first, second, and/or third teaser trailer video for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This device incorporates remote control with a smartphone, augmented reality, and the ability to roll around and act entirely autonomously all around your house, recording data and exploring your hallways as he does so.

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Adonit Jot Dash’s 1.9 mm tip works on iOS and Android

Adonit Jot Dash’s 1.9 mm tip works on iOS and Android

With the launch, and subsequent infamy, of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, now is the perfect time to release products that give our digital lives a bit of a throwback to the hand-loving past. And when it comes to styluses, there is perhaps no name on mobile more known and more trusted than Adonit. With its new Jot Dash, its first "powered" stylus, Adonit is bring the joy and productivity of a pen into our smartphones and tablets. And this time, it works on iOS as well as Android devices.

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“KeyRaider” iOS malware has stolen 225,00 Apple accounts

“KeyRaider” iOS malware has stolen 225,00 Apple accounts

It's not everyday that you hear about malware on iOS, so when the news does hit, it hits hard. And while there are mitigating factors that prevent this malware from being spread too far, it's effects could actually affect even innocent iPhone and iPad users. Nicknamed "KeyRaider", this new family of iOS malware has been able to harvest more than 200,000 valid Apple accounts. Their purpose? To be able to install apps from the App Store without paying a dime. Of course at the expense of those whose accounts have been compromised.

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Apple and Cisco team up to make iOS enterprise fit

Apple and Cisco team up to make iOS enterprise fit

iOS is one of if not the best mobile operating system, but so far its primary focus has been consumers. But some of those consumers are also employees, business men and women, enterprise workers, and the such. And that is one market where Apple is trying to make some headway. Strengthening its push towards the enterprise, Apple has struck up a deal with Cisco, one of the industry's leading networking and collaborative services provider to integrate iPhones and iPads more deeply into users' enterprise lives and workflows.

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Android Wear’s iOS victim isn’t Apple Watch, it’s Pebble

Android Wear’s iOS victim isn’t Apple Watch, it’s Pebble

Android Wear has been updated to work with iOS, and while some suggest it's the Apple Watch that'll suffer, we're thinking Pebble. The smartwatch that took hold a couple years ago with its super-simple interface, physical buttons, and most important of all - iOS integration from the get-go. Being the only smartwatch in the world worth a second glance was great for Pebble when it launched. Now things are different. Now there's competition, and Pebble really, truly looks like it's behind the times.

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iPhone 6s rumored to undercut Galaxy S6 with 16GB storage

iPhone 6s rumored to undercut Galaxy S6 with 16GB storage

A piece of packaging from France suggests the iPhone 6s will be revealed with a 16GB internal storage size. To be entirely clear up front - Apple has not revealed this device yet, nor have they suggested they'll be doing anything specific to battle Samsung's smartphones on the market today. The fact is, though, that Samsung's Galaxy S6 does not have a 16GB internal storage size model, while the iPhone 6s may well come to market with just such a size.

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Direct Messenger lets you use Twitter DMs and nothing else

Direct Messenger lets you use Twitter DMs and nothing else

While Twitter has been revamping its Direct Messages feature recently, including the elimination of the 140-character limit, letting users message people not following them, and supporting pictures & URLs, its official apps still heavily focus on the rest of the social network's uses. For those who've been wanting to just use Twitter's Direct Messages as a stand-alone chat app, now there's the unofficial app Direct Messenger for iOS.

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New PayAnwhere turns any iOs device into Apple Pay, credit card PoS

New PayAnwhere turns any iOs device into Apple Pay, credit card PoS

One of the biggest hurdles to the adoption of a theoretically more convenient wireless payment system is the lack of compatible terminals to support it. Migrating to the new payment system, or even just adding wireless payment in addition to conventional magnetic strip terminals is now small task. To help push that industry forward, and especially the new Apple Pay, North American Bancard had announced a new PayAnywhere accessory that turns any iOS device into a terminal that supports Apple Pay and other payment methods, both wireless and physical.

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