Don't-Miss iOS Stories


You Should Play: Get your World of Warcraft fix with Hearthstone

Hearthstone is a digital collectible card game based on characters and lore from Warcraft, and it's not to be missed.

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What can your Apple Watch do without your iPhone?

The Apple Watch relies on the iPhone for a lot of tasks, but not everything. Take it for a run, pump some tunes, and buy a smoothie at Whole Foods—no iPhone required.

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Lark puts food-logging on your wrist with new Apple Watch app

Nutrition-tracking comes to one of our favorite health apps, but don't expect calorie counts.

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Instagram puts three filters and emoji hashtags at your disposal

New Instagram filters and emoji are always popular, so Instagram combined the two in Monday's update for iOS.

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Second HTTPS snooping flaw breaks security for thousands of iOS apps

Hackers can exploit the vulnerability to launch man-in-the-middle attacks and decrypt traffic from the affected apps.

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4 must-have Apple Watch apps for getting work done from your wrist

Collaborate with coworkers without diving too deep into a project with these essential Apple Watch apps.

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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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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.


You should play: Naught Reawakening spins the platforming genre upside-down with this riveting sequel

Fans of platformers who have grown tired of making their character jump, shoot, and run through obstacles may enjoy this game’s feeling of weightlessness and frightening abandon.

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Instagram clarifies rules to ban revenge porn

The site also expressly forbids posts with sexual content involving minors.

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Baseball app GameChanger brings major league scorekeeping to little league games

With real-time game updates from amateur leagues, GameChanger helps players track their progress—and allows parents to follow along when they miss their kid's game.

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You Should Play: Four Letters gives you seconds to frantically string together short words

Tired of turn-based word games? This slick, speedy freebie is tense and satisfying.


9 apps to help you up your selfie game

Why do your friends’ selfies look so #flawless? Because they’re using these apps.