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Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik

Larger 12.9″ iPad Pro Slated for Early 2015 Release

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The rumors of a 13-inch iPad have almost gone the way of the dinosaur. Recent leaks have turned up a plethora of iPad images showing Apple ID, recessed buttons, and a slightly thinner design. However, none of them have been larger than 10-inches.

Today, however, Bloomberg reported that Apple is working on a larger tablet, so-called “iPad Pro,” that will be ready for launch in early 2015.

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Instagram’s New Video App ‘Hyperlapse’ Makes Fluid Motion Time-lapse Mini Movies

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Instagram is known for one thing, Instagram. The social networking photography service is the most popular of its kind and has been since it started. However, The development team behind the app has never seemed interested in expanding its options, until now.

Today, Instagram, Inc. launched a brand new video capturing app, Hyperlapse from Instagram, that takes time-lapse shots and stitches them together so they appear to be more like a smoothly filmed clip in fast-motion.

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Ralph Lauren Smart Tech T-Shirt May Be An Example of What Can Be Connected With iWatch

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This week, fashion design guru Ralph Lauren began testing its new line of smart apparel at the U.S. Open. A handful of participants were outfitted with the company’s “Polo Tech” sporting shirt, which features sensors woven into the material to read health and fitness data of the wearer.

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Google Completes Productivity Suite with Slides, Updates Docs and Sheets with New Features

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Google offers a fairly robust document-editing program that is free to anyone with a Gmail account, which is practically everyone these days. The company has already launched two productivity apps for iOS, Docs, which is like Word or Pages, and Sheets, which is like Excel or Numbers. Today, Google has rounded out its line of productivity apps with the new Slides app, which is similar to PowerPoint or Keynote.

Additionally, Google has updated the other two apps with features that allow you to sync with all Google documents, edit offline, and work on Office files without having to convert them first.

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Atom Run Goes Free as App Store’s Free App of the Week

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Every week, Apple collaborates with a developer to drop the price of a title to free in exchange for a spotlight on the front page of the App Store. This week, Fingerlab games made the sacrifice so that we could have the joy of controlling Atom Run for free.

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TSMC Reportedly Working on A9 Chip for Future Generation iPad and iPhone Devices


Will they? Won’t they? The question continues. Apple has been rumored to be working with Samsung on the A9 processor chip since at least 2013. Even amidst many rumors and speculations that imply Apple has dumped Samsung for the chip-making business, new information points to a continued relationship between the two. Just last month, we heard that Samsung would be making the A9 chip at a manufacturing plant in the U.S., due out in 2015.

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Tickle Will Teach Your Little Ones How To Code, As Easy as Playing With LEGOs

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When I was growing up, it would have been unheard of to think that children could learn how to code computer games. Only anomalies like D.A.R.Y.L. could be capable of such advanced technological knowledge at an early age. It is hard to believe that, within my short lifetime, we’ve gone from computers that take up entire rooms to ones that fit in your pocket. It is also hard to believe that my six-year-old nephew could be more knowledgeable about coding than me.

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King of Fighters Celebrates 20 Years, All SKN Apps On Sale for $0.99

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On Aug. 25, King of Fighters (KOF) will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The popular fighting game first launched on the Neo Geo arcade cabinet in 1994 and spawned a dozen sequels, many of them coming out every year after the first.

To commemorate the landmark anniversary, the game’s developer SKN Playmore is holding a giant sale where every title from the company is only $0.99 for a limited time.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Elevate – Brain Training

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So, just before summer started, or maybe for the New Year, you probably hopped on the exercise bike, renewed your gym membership, or started a regular yoga routine. Why not? Getting fit and staying healthy is important to a long and happy life. But, what about your brain? That mass of gray matter that sits, protected under your thick skull needs regular workouts, too.

Elevate – Brain Training is a training routine for your brain. Users take short tests every day in order to increase their brainpower. Daily training sessions include three challenges that you complete for a boost in activity that feeds your brain.

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Apple in Talks with Insurance Giants UnitedHealth and Humana Regarding HealthKit


Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 8, is well on its way to being finalized and ready for the public. The company recently released beta 5 to developers and there is a possibility it will be the last one before the Gold Master, which is the last beta before it launches publicly.

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