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Hands on: Phorm takes the awkwardness out of thumb-typing on an iPad mini

With every new iOS device, our poor thumbs have to relearn how to type quickly on the software keyboard. Phorm's tactile guides are there when you need them, and fade away like magic when you don't.

Phorm makes your iPad mini's keyboard a little more touchable

Flip a switch on this iPad mini case, and tiny bubbles will appear on the screen to help you type faster on the software keyboard. Flip it back, and the bubbles fade away.

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Apple Watch is a day away, but the Apple Watch User Guide is now online

Now you have something to read while you wait for your Apple Watch to come to your doorstep.

A big but: Trying to put words in Apple's mouth

Apple has not admitted to things!

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Apple Watch gaming: Devs talk early titles and the challenges of wearable fun

Which games will be available around the launch, and how were they designed? We chatted with several game makers to find out.

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SSL certificate flaw allows hackers to crash devices running iOS 8

When combined with another exploit, the No iOS Zone flaw can make iPhones, iPads, and iPods impossible to use.

Yup, Apple's still working on public transit for Apple Maps

A job posting seeks someone with “in-depth knowledge about public transit,” after the rumored feature didn't pan out in iOS 8.

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YouTube will stop working on older Apple TVs, iPads, smart TVs, consoles, and more

If you have an original iPad, older Apple TV or Google TV your access to YouTube is soon going to change or end, depending on your device type.

Nobody cares: A horror show of opinions we can live without

The Macalope regrets that it's come to this.

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HTTPS snooping flaw in third-party library affected 1,000 iOS apps with millions of users

The flaw in the AFNetworking library broke HTTPS certificate validation, enabling man-in-the-middle attacks

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Freemium Field Test: Final Fantasy: Record Keeper mines nostalgia with fair, albeit flat results

All the big Final Fantasy games rolled into one, minus story, character development, exploration, and more.

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Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users

Apps like Meerkat and Periscope can lead users astray of privacy and copyright laws

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The Hunt's revamped app solves life's big mystery: Where can I buy that?

Every image is a buying opportunity when The Hunt's community tracks down what you're looking for.

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Halo comes to iOS, but it's not the same shooter you know from Xbox

Microsoft brings the smash series to the App Store with a pair of spinoff games—and here's a hands-on look at both.

Pointless gyrations: Comparisons that don't make sense

Smartphones are just like smartwatches, right?

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Report: Apple Pay on its way to Canada this fall

Canadian banks might balk at adopting Apple Pay due to high fees and security concerns.