Cast your net and catch Bottom Feeders on the App Store

As a fisherman on rough seas, players must trawl for a variety of fish while avoiding enemies that cost players’ nets in Bottom Feeders (free with in app purchases). There are a few power-ups players can use to help them get all of the fish in each…

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Posted on October 20th, 2014 Written by Blancer

And The TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Finalists Are Crate, Disease Diagnostic Group, Oscult And PhotoMath

 Over 1,500 people have walked through door at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Europe conference in London. We had everyone from Elvis impersonators to people dressed up as chickens participate, as one does at a tech conference. Highlights included watching our boss Tim Armstrong chat with Josh Constine about the high growth future of Aol, and […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses The iPad’s Continued Lack Of Sales Growth

 During today’s earnings call for Apple’s fiscal Q4 2014, CEO Tim Cook took time to address the iPad’s performance at length. Cook referred to a lot of the general kinds of negative feeling around iPad performance circulating around media and analysts, and brought up his own perspective on the product category. “I take a step […]

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Daily Deals for October 20, 2014, featuring Build Your Own iPhone Game For FREE!

It’s time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly….

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In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times

 How bad is the commercial real estate crunch in San Francisco and Silicon Valley? Uh, bad? So bad that that prices per square foot are roughly where they were around the first dot-com boom. So bad that Uber decided to go in, buy its own piece of land and build its own headquarters from scratch. So bad that Doug […]

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App Store Downloads Top 85 Billion, Revenue Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year

 Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company’s FY Q4 2014 earnings call that Apple’s cumulative App Store downloads have now topped 85 billion up from 60 billion around a year ago. The number was announced alongside news of Apple’s massive quarter, and its record-breaking sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. For additional […]

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We Tried Out Apple Pay In The Real World

 Apple released iOS 8.1 today, and with it comes the ability to use Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. We decided to try it out by going to two nearby businesses that already accept Apple’s NFC-powered mobile payments: Walgreens and McDonald’s. Read More

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Apple posts blockbuster earnings with $8.5 billion in profit and sales of 39.27 million iPhones

Apple today posted earnings results for its recent September quarter and blew past analyst estimates with profits of $8.5 billion on the back of $42.1 billion in revenue. For the quarter, Apple’s EPS came in at $1.42, an impressive 20% increase year…

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Apple’s Huge Q4: $42.1 Billion In Revenue, $8.5 Billion In Profit

 Today after the bell, Apple reported its fiscal fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $42.1 billion, and earnings per share of $1.42. Analysts had expected Apple to report profit of $1.31 per share, on revenue for the period of $39.85 billion. During the fiscal quarter, Apple had net profit of $8.5 billion, up 13.3% from […]

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Apple Sold 39.3M iPhones During The iPhone 6 Launch Quarter, 12.3M iPads And 5.5M Macs

 Apple’s earnings for the final quarter of its fiscal 2014 year are out, and boy did they sell a lot of iPhones. The hardware quarter saw 39.3 million iPhones sold, along with 12.3 million iPads and a very respectable 5.5 million Macs, with the fading iPod category bringing up the rear with 2.6 million sales. […]

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Checking out in 44 seconds at Walgreens with Apple Pay

How fast is using Apple Pay? Walgreens has released a video showing how the service works at their stores, specifically at the pharmacy. In total the transaction takes 44 seconds, and that’s with the confirmations that come along with entering a…

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Download iOS 8.1 IPSW for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Apple, as promised, has released iOS 8.1 IPSW firmware for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on Monday. You can download iOS 8.1 IPSW from the direct download links below. iOS 8.1 has been in beta testing… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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iPhone 6 beating out its bigger brother by a 6-to-1 margin

For the first time in the history of the iPhone, Apple launched two new sizes of its iconic handset this year, so which way the sales would swing was anyone’s guess. The smaller — and cheaper — iPhone 6 was obviously going to beat out its bigger…

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Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event

 Today in San Francisco, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and his lieutenant Scott Guthrie detailed the status of their company’s cloud efforts, breaking out a few growth metrics, and announcing several new features that they hope will spur growth. Microsoft is hellbent to be a winner in the cloud space. With self-claimed $4.4 billion in yearly cloud run […]

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