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Collage app Mixel will shut down in September

Mixel, the iPad app that allowed users to create and remix collages, will shut down next month. The company behind the app promises a new app, a sequel of sorts, is coming soon.

Starbucks invests $25 million in Square payment processor

Starbucks is investing $25 million in mobile payment venture Square, and will allow customers to use a Pay with Square smartphone application to buy coffee.

Amazon Instant Video now available on iPad

The Amazon Instant Video app for iPad launched Wednesday morning; it provides a hybrid experience of a service like Netflix and the iPad’s native iTunes video store.

Weekly Wrap: Haiku edition

Lots of reviews, how-to advice, and the latest Apple news from the past week -- all presented in haiku form.

Get this app: Can I Stream It?

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If you're looking to stream a specific movie, Can I Stream It? will tell you which streaming services carry that title.

Square launches support for customer loyalty programs

Square, a startup focused on facilitating credit card transactions at small businesses, began supporting customer loyalty programs in updates of its major apps launched Tuesday.

Apple recognizes Mac and iOS apps with 2012 Design Awards

On Monday at WWDC, Apple handed out its annual Apple Design Awards to excellent iOS and Mac apps.

Weekly Wrap: Virgin Mobile gets the iPhone, USB 3 on the Mac, and more

You might think that the week before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it's expected to unveil iOS 6 and potentially reveal a few surprises along the way, would be a quiet one. You'd be wrong, as our densely packed Weekly Wrap proves.

Weekly Wrap: New apps, new accessories, and helpful Mac hints

Hey, it's a three-day weekend! Might we suggest you unwind with this recap of our biggest stories from the week gone by?

Hands on with SketchBook Ink

Previewed at last March's iPad event, Autodesk's SketchBook Ink has hit the App Store for all to test and play with. Being the naturally curious sketcher that I am, I took it for a quick spin.

Bump Pay will let users exchange money by bumping smartphones

The startup Bump Labs threw its hat into the crowded mobile payments ring on Thursday, launching an app that allows people to exchange money by tapping their phones together.

Mobile credit card readers grow, with iOS as foundation

There's a growing market for iPhone- and iPad-based card-swiping systems, like those offered by Square. PayPal recently announced that it's launching its own card reader and app for iOS; it joins a sector that also includes big players like VeriFone’s Payware and Intuit’s GoPayment. We survey the field.

Comixology puts HD comics on the new iPad

Comixology's Comics app is about to be updated with support for high-resolution graphics for the third-generation iPad.