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iBeacons brings in-store 'hyperlocal' selling to Apple Stores

Apple launched the iBeacons location-aware sales system at all 254 of its U.S. stores on Friday morning. The system, though, isn't quite as frictionless as it sounds.

Bring your Minecraft creations to life with this iOS app

Have you ever wanted to take that giant replica of Nyan Cat that you built in Minecraft and plop it down in your neighborhood? No? That’s just me? Mojang has teamed up with 13th Lab to make this dream a reality with the augmented reality iOS app Minecraft Reality.


Remains of the Day: Two hands and a map

Google's working on an iOS Maps app that may never see the light of day, Apple may soon let Siri buy your movie tickets, and Steve Jobs gets fully posable.

MyFitnessPal hits 30 million users, announces new integrated partners

Diet-tracking app MyFitnessPal on Tuesday announced that it had crossed the 30 million user mark. It also announced a new (private) API, with a dozen or so launch partners whose third-party utilities can now integrate with the service.

The Week in iOS Apps: Total Recall

Making music? Picking up a friend from the airport? In a gaming mood? This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps has something for you.

Quark unveils new HTML5-based App Studio

New version of mobile device content creation tool emphasizes HTML5 and the cloud.


The Week in iOS Apps: Batter up!

This week’s roundup of iOS apps is rocking it old school. Old baseball, old music, old presidents, and more.

Hands on with Camera Awesome for the iPad

SmugMug's iPhone photo editing app makes its debut on the big screen.

Google Maps Street View now available in Safari on iOS

If iOS 6 Maps app has left you longing for Street View, we have some good news from Google.

Starbucks passes go, adds Passbook support

Starbucks has rolled out a promised update to its iOS app which allows you to add your stored-value card to Apple's new Passbook app.

Consumer Reports pits Apple's mapping system against Google Maps

Consumer Reports compares Apple and Google's mapping programs (from iOS 6 and Android 4.0, respectively) while in New York City.

Make the most of your second screen

Several iOS apps can help you find new shows or movies, locate streaming content, and connect you with other viewers who like the same programs that you do. Here are a few suggestions on how to create a social viewing experience through your iPhone or iPad.

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 review, iOS 6 annoyances, and a Tim Cook Maps apology

This week, we reviewed the new iPhone 5, solved all sorts of annoyances in iOS 6 and elsewhere, and covered a humble Maps apology from Apple CEO Tim Cook.