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Jailbreakers beware: games continue to cut service to hackers [UPDATE: Statement]

Jailbreakers beware: games continue to cut service to hackers [UPDATE: Statement]

Apple has never been entirely keen on the idea of people hacking in to their smartphones, and here in 2013 its becoming apparent that developers of games for iOS devices aren't finding the situation to be entirely positive either. What this week has turned up is the creators of Dues Ex: The Fall have included a code which, if your iPhone is jailbroken, will result in your complete inability to fire guns. And that's important.

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iOS 7 beta 2 arrives for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini

iOS 7 beta 2 arrives for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini

It's finally time to have a real look at the iPad version of iOS 7 out in the wild amongst the developers. Today's update to iOS 7 beta 2 for developers in so many weeks since WWDC 2013 took place brings a selection of abilities not quite ready for the initial build as well as support for both versions of Apple tablet. This update also pushes to all versions of the iPhone back to the iPhone 4 as well as the iPod touch 5th generation.

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iOS in-app purchase settlement tuned up: credits and full refunds in order

iOS in-app purchase settlement tuned up: credits and full refunds in order

When you've got a child that knows how to use a touchscreen and a mess of web-connected machines around the house, it's only a matter of time before you have a massive bill for in-app purchases from all angles. At least that's what the reality of the situation was before a few well-placed fixes were put in place back a couple of years ago when Apple had a class action law suit on its hands - one that's just now being delivered on in the form of a home page for those affected.

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Google Ventures-backed Kibits brings “Collaborate” for mobile teamwork

Google Ventures-backed Kibits brings “Collaborate” for mobile teamwork

This week the team at Kibits have launched "Collaborate.com", a full mobile and web browser-based environment for teamwork, aiming to bring together groups of associates that aren't always working in the same zip code. This platform works at launch on iPhone, iPod touch, Android, and inside web browsers and integrates the content of services such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and Apple's iCloud in a single workroom environment, and they're launching this week.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown iOS game aims to bring near-full PC experience

XCOM: Enemy Unknown iOS game aims to bring near-full PC experience

If you played XCOM: Enemy Unknown earlier this year on your high-powered gaming PC, you may have noticed the user interface and the top-to-bottom playability to seem a bit more expansive than a simple desktop setup would suggest. What's going on now is that folks behind the game are, indeed, expanding the game beyond its original borders: mobile style. Here on June 20th, XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be appearing on iOS devices of many types.

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iOS 7 device compatibility chart unveils iPad aesthetics

iOS 7 device compatibility chart unveils iPad aesthetics

As the iOS 7 user interface was revealed this month, users made quick assumptions about what the next-generation software would look like on the tablets of the Apple mobile family. As the software was, at first, only shown on the iPhone 5 during Apple's developers conference WWDC 2013, it became rather quickly an often, asked question: what would iOS 7 look like on devices Apple guaranteed would be attaching it to? Today, Apple answered this question.

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WWDC 2013 software wrap-up: iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks lead the way

WWDC 2013 software wrap-up: iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks lead the way

This year's WWDC keynote revealed both the next generation in Apple's mobile operating system and their change of name re-track of their desktop-based OS X. With iOS 7, Jony Ive's look and feel are rather apparent with a top-to-bottom adjustment to the operating system along with some pointed connections to the desktop side of things. Apple's update to OS X, on the other hand, sees a slightly less drastic adjustment happening: and no, that's not OS X Sea Lion, it's more of a wave sort of situation.

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iOS 7 Beta release drops today (for developers)

iOS 7 Beta release drops today (for developers)

While iOS 7 wont be available for the public until later this fall, Apple has made it clear that the system will be delivered to developers starting today. This is good news for those developers in the audience that aim to develop for this generation and future generations of Apple mobile devices, especially since it's clear that this wont be the last generation of Apple mobile device hardware updates. And let's not forget the "hacker" developers, too.

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