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In episode 71 of Let’s Talk iOS, Apple sends out media invites to its March 9th event, a discussion about Apple Watch battery life, Samsung reveals its latest smartphones and services, and Jeff signs up for a unique new sleeping regiment.

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"Let’s Talk iOS 071: The Tim Cook Challenge" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Today View Widgets

Like its iOS counterpart, Notification Center for OS X Yosemite comes bundled with several stock Today widgets to get you started. However, it’s possible to add third-party widgets to Notification Center’s Today View by means of the Mac App Store and via direct download. Inside, we’ll highlight how to add new widgets to Notification Center along with several widget recommendations.... Read the rest of this post here


"How to find more Notification Center Today View widgets for Mac" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Google Contacts Material Design preview 003

Material Design, Google’s cross platform, responsive design system for mobile, desktop and the web, has now been applied to Google Contacts on the web.

Now available as a preview, the revamped Google Contacts can be checked out by visiting contacts.google.com/preview in your desktop web browser, the search firm said Tuesday.... Read the rest of this post here


"Google brings Material Design to Contacts on the web" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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applewatchsales-6

Ahead of next week’s Apple Watch event, Apple has begun training its retail employees on how to position the new device to customers. In a new report this afternoon, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman shares 3 key points from their training including key features, iPhone compatibility and style.

According to selling guidelines provided to Gurman, Apple wants its employees to find out 3 things about their customers when trying to sell the Apple Watch: what do they already know about the device, is their iPhone compatible, and are they looking for a casual or formal watch.... Read the rest of this post here


"Apple’s retail sales strategy for Apple Watch revealed" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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golden tee

Golden Tee fans rejoice, Incredible Technologies is bringing the popular arcade golf game to iOS this year. As noted by TouchArcade, the team has been quietly showing off a demo version of the game at this year’s Game Developers Conference (or GDC).

For those of you not familiar with Golden Tee, it’s the golf game you’ve seen in the corner of virtually every bar ever. It’s an in-depth golf game with beautiful graphics, easy-to-learn controls and the arcade version utilizes a track ball for swing/ball direction.... Read the rest of this post here


"Popular golf arcade game ‘Golden Tee’ coming to iOS this summer" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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iOS 8 teaser 001

Based on Apple’s official data shared at its portal for developers, iOS 8 is now running on 75 percent of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, as measured by the App Store on March 3, 2015, good for a two percentage-point increase.

Two weeks ago, Apple’s mobile operating system was adopted by 73 percent of active device owners, representing a tiny one percentage point increase from the 72 percent mark recorded a month ago.... Read the rest of this post here


"iOS 8 adoption rate edges toward 75 percent" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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Unity 5 Pro teaser 003

Following its mid-2014 announcement and a beta release last October, the latest edition of the Unity graphics engine by Unity Technoologies is now available for download.

The all-new Unity 5, released at the 2015 Game Developers Conference, features upgraded animation and physics, a new lighting system, new audio options and many other improvements designed to make mobile games more gorgeous and shiny than ever before.

On the Apple side of things, Unity 5 offers support for 64-bit computing and Metal, Apple’s high-performance graphics framework aimed at game developers which can speed up graphics by a factor of ten compared to OpenGL.... Read the rest of this post here


"Unity 5 game engine launches with iOS Metal and 64-bit support and other improvements" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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apple hq headquarters

Following the outcry in Silicon Valley regarding the treatment of part-time employees, and in general people who work for technology companies, Apple is now moving to “dramatically expand” its in-house security team by giving contracted workers the same benefits as other employees, as per Mercury News Tuesday.

A company spokesperson confirmed to the paper that Apple has now decided to hire the majority of its day-to-day security staff in Silicon Valley as full-time workers, following a yearlong review.... Read the rest of this post here


"Apple to make ‘a large number’ of day-to-day security guards full-time employees" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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SXSW 7.0 for iOS iPhone screenshot 002

The official mobile app of South by Southwest (SXSW), a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences that take place annually in mid-March in Austin, Texas, has been refreshed with a few new features.

Among them is an enhanced experience allowing your device to receive iBeacon notifications to see what’s going on around you and who else is there. This year’s show will feature the world’s largest deployment of iBeacons.... Read the rest of this post here


"SXSW GO updated with iBeacon notifications and other new features" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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NoSwitchBar

NoSwitchBar is a brand new free jailbreak tweak that just touched down on the Cydia store. It lets users eschew the status bar at the top of the app card previews in the App Switcher, allowing for a cleaner look.... Read the rest of this post here


"NoSwitchBar lends a cleaner look to the App Switcher" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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