Snake Rewind for iPhone needs work

Snake Rewind for iPhone needs work

Snake Rewind is the modern rebirth of the mobile game that confounded Nokia users in the late 90's. It has you guide an ever-growing snake around a confined space, nabbing power-ups and other benefits while avoiding the walls and its own body. It's a perfect example of the "just one more try" genre of game that can be so addictive.

When the controls work.

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Accessible Apple: An Interview With Steven Aquino About the Apple Watch and Strap Accessibility

Accessible Apple: An Interview With Steven Aquino About the Apple Watch and Strap Accessibility

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Steven Aquino, tech blogger and a contributor to many well-known publications, including: MacWorld, iMore and TidBITS. Among other things, we discussed Steven’s experiences with the Apple Watch, the accessibility of the new device’s straps and how third-party accessories will contribute to the watch’s overall accessibility. You can find a transcript of our interview below:

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AWT News Update: May 20, 2015

AWT News Update: May 20, 2015

It's hump day, and there's some interesting Apple news to bring you on today's AWT News Update:

  • Apple is rumored to be moving to a new system font -- San Francisco -- for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11
  • An Apple-backed group presses the US Senate to pass the USA Freedom Act and halt NSA phone surveillance
  • Pebble may be having financial issues and slow growth...
  • The Apple Watch will be used as a support tool for breast cancer patients
  • An Indiegogo campaign seeks to give those who use speech synthesizers a unique vocal identity
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Today in the App Store —PCalc - The Best Calculator, 60Hz - TV Series Tracker and more

Today in the App Store —PCalc - The Best Calculator,  60Hz - TV Series Tracker and more

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Weather Live; the new 60Hz - TV Series Tracker app; and anupdate to PCalc - The Best Calculator that adds support for the Apple Watch. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

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Refurbished iPad Air 2 now available from the Apple Store

Refurbished iPad Air 2 now available from the Apple Store

Apple has begun selling refurbished models of its iPad Air 2 via the online Apple Store. As of this writing, there are entry-level models for sale, as well as WiFi + cellular versions with 128 GB of storage. 

I use an original iPad air at home with no performance issues. With refurbished models at 15 to 17 percent off, these iPads are a great deal.

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AWT News Update: May 19, 2015

AWT News Update: May 19, 2015

Today the news is all over the map... literally and figuratively:

  • Apple Pay picks up more than 30 new participating card issuers from across the USA
  • Watch OS 1.0.1 is rolled out, bringing fixes and performance improvements to Apple Watch
  • Wall Street analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray issues a note about the demise of his beloved Apple-branded television
  • Dutch company TomTom renews its licensing agreement with Apple for mapping data
  • Mesa, Arizona will see more Apple employees than originally anticipated
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How to install Apple Watch software updates

How to install Apple Watch software updates

On Tuesday Apple released Watch OS 1.0.1, the first public update to the Watch's software. It's a relatively minor update, with some performance improvements and support for new display emoji under the hood. Installing the update is easy, and requires only a few steps. Here's how to install a software update on the Apple Watch.

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Today in the App Store — Money Pro, Atlantic Fleet and more

Today in the App Store — Money Pro,  Atlantic Fleet and more

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Money Pro; the new Atlantic Fleet game; and a maintenance update to LastPass for OS X. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.

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Apple updates iMac, MacBook Pro line

Apple updates iMac, MacBook Pro line

On Tuesday Apple updated its iMac and MacBook Pro model, just weeks before WWDC in San Francisco. The new iMac is a 27-inch model with Retina 5K display for $1999, which makes the line more affordable. At the same time, Apple has dropped the price of the high-end model to $2,299.

Meanwhile, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro gets a Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life, and a faster discrete graphics option. The updated laptop starts at $1,999.

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The ultimate guide to texting with the Apple Watch

The ultimate guide to texting with the Apple Watch

Dick Tracy. Maxwell Smart. James T. Kirk. Yes, even Penny Gadget. When I was young, they inspired me to dream of cool gadgets that seemed impossible. Today, I converse with friends and family via a tiny computer that's light and durable enough to be strapped to my arm. That's amazing. 

In this guide, I'll cover absolutely everything you need to know about texting with the Apple Watch. We'll look at mastering notifications, receiving messages, replying and composing from scratch. I'll discuss those animated emoji and how to receive all the notifications you want without bothering everyone. There's a lot to cover, so let's get to it.

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