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Five Apps to Help You Win at Valentine's Day

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February 14 is known as the most romantic day of the year. If you want to win over your love and make Valentine's Day a success, check out these five free apps.



"That's All Folks!" Steve Jobs Steps Down, Tim Cook becomes new Apple CEO

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Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple's CEO today, and "strongly recommended" to the Apple Board of Directors that Tim become the new CEO. 

"“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” starts his letter. "Unfortunately, that day has come.”

You can read his letter here



Apple Details How to Deal With the Notification Bug

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A few days ago, we told you about the annoying bug that allows a specific text message or notification to crash the messaging app or even reboot your iOS device. Apple has confirmed the issue and come up with a temporary workaround. Apple intends to have a permanent fix in an update to iOS.



Make Your Own Awesome Internet-of-Things Gear

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Drumroll, please.... Introducing the LightBlue Bean ($30) from Punch Through! A thumb-sized, Internet-of-Things (IoT) programmable wonder to behold! If you feel like getting your maker mojo going this summer, this award-winning wireless gadget is an easy place to start. And with an IDE for iOS now available, you can program and control your Beans with your iPhone or iPad.



IK Multimedia Releases New AmpliTube 4 Version

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To go with its great mobile tech gear for musicians, IK has released a new and improved version of its app AmpliTube 4 ($19.99). This latest and greatest iOS music software provides musicians with superior DSP, multi-looping and much much more.



Apple Pay About to Get More Rewarding

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Apple Pay is already popular among iPhone owners. Apple Pay users tend to seek out establishments that accept the payment system. I recall crossing the street in Los Angeles to shop at a Walgreens even though I was in front of a CVS, because CVS doesn't take Apple Pay.



Tip of the Day: How to Clear All Notifications at Once on Your Apple Watch

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One of the Apple Watch's many benefits is the ability to manage incoming messages and notifications from your wrist. But if you've let the notifications pile up, don't worry about going through and dismissing them one by one; there's an easy way to dismiss all your notifications at once.



Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 17: Core Data Test Drive

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Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week on this adventure, and you will experience how much fun turning your ideas into reality can be! This is Part 17 of the series. If you are just getting started now, check out the beginning of the series here. (This post has been updated to Swift 1.2, iOS 8 and Xcode 6.3.)

In my previous post, you learned how to generate Swift classes from entities in a data model and you were introduced to the mmBusinessObject class, which provides an easy-to-use wrapper for Core Data classes. In this week's post, we're going to create our app's custom business controllers and take them for a test drive!



Apple Confirms June 8 WWDC Keynote; Schedule Includes 180 Mystery Sessions

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The upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference looks like it's going to be filled with exciting news, and now, according to 9To5Mac, Apple has confirmed that there will be a keynote session on June 8 at 10 a.m. PST. Hopefully the keynote will be live streamed, as it has been the past couple years. In addition, Apple has indirectly confirmed that there will be a lot of new things they haven't yet announced because they've scheduled over 180 sessions for developers during the week of WWDC (June 8–12) that currently have titles in the schedule such as "Highly confidential," "You'll like this one," and "Pins and needles."



What's Behind the News? Notes from a CNNgo Technology Briefing

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I recently had a conversation with CNNgo’s product lead. This conversation was prompted by a frustrating experience with the streaming of a CNN on-demand program through the CNNgo on the iPad. The experience consisted for short bursts of program followed by over three-minutes of commercials, and then seconds more of the program, and then more commercials.



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