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10 ways Apple could make iOS's Notification Center great

Notification Center in iOS has loads of promise, but it also has quite a few annoyances. Here are the changes we'd like to see as we anticipate iOS 8

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Report: Yahoo hoping to woo Apple away from Google

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly has a secret plan: To convince Apple to use her company's mobile-search technology, rather than Google's. (If so, it's not much of a secret anymore.)

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Your old beater could get a bite of Apple CarPlay action soon, via Alpine aftermarket unit

Alpine Electronics is reportedly working with Apple to develop an installable upgrade that includes CarPlay, the iOS-based infotainment system for cars.

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You Should Play: Sometimes You Die

Jump through obstacles and complete puzzles by, well, dying. But strategically.

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App Invasion: Keep your caffeine addiction under control with Up Coffee

Jawbone's Up Coffee tells you when to put down the latte so you can go to bed on time.

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Bring a smile to your Macs and iOS devices by enabling emoji

Looking to spice up your social networking posts and emails with a few colorful icons? Emoji can help, and best of all, they're easy to enable on both OS X and iOS.

You wouldn't like Phil Schiller when he's angry

The Apple-Samsung trial reveals some irate emails from Apple SVP Phil Schiller, the iWatch has another rumored release date, and Apple has released official iOS 7 adoption numbers on its website.

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Why Apple's wearable technology will be personal technology

The current crop of wearable devices focuses too much on form and too little on function, says contributor Marco Tabini. But that leaves plenty of room for Apple to innovate where it matters.

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You Should Play: Lost Light

Lost Light is a surprisingly challenging arithmetic puzzler. It’s compelling as both a game and a work of (Disney) art.

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Our favorite iOS Apps, April edition

What iOS apps are Macworld's staffers loving this month? Fantastical games, music recording devices, and more. Check in with Chris Breen, Serenity Caldwell, and the rest of the crew.

Apple's acquisition of speech recognition company speaks to Siri improvements

Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that it bought U.K.-based speech-recognition firm Novauris last year, suggesting the company is focusing on improving its virtual assistant, Siri.

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GemShare is like Yelp written by only people you know

Get the best word-of-mouth recommendations from the people you (should) trust the most: Your friends and family.

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Reading List: Inactivation lock, iAds for the masses, a penny earned

An iOS 7 bug could interfere with Activation Lock, iAds are now open to all and sundry, and Apple announces its next quarterly conference call.

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App Invasion: Globo tells you the worldwide time

Globo tells you the time in multiple cities with a design that surpasses Apple's clock with flying colors.

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Add Calendar events in a flash

Tapping on a plus button to configure an event is strictly old-school (and slow). Here are two techniques for more efficient event creation.

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You Should Play: Device 6

Puzzle fans and those looking for some good brainteasers will love this game.

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