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AirPods, Pokémon Go Watch, Ice and Fire, Scrivener for iOS, Uber friends, iPhone data tool, Tinder-style god game


AirPods aren’t perfect, but wonderfully designed — They’re as easy as possible to use. Once set up, you can listen to music (or movies, TV shows, or podcasts) and use Siri. The AirPods come in a magnificent charging case. Flip open the case (which is small enough to slip into your pocket), hold it close to your iPhone, and the AirPods pair instantly. They’re then immediately available to use with your iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch, as well as any devices signed into your iCloud account. Well, almost any. More on that in a sec.
There are no switches or buttons, which means you have to use Siri to increase or decrease volume, skip to the next track in a playlist or an album, etc. [The magnetic charge case is really cool, too.]

Pokémon GO is now on the Apple Watch — Pokémon GO is now available for Apple Watch, allowing you to explore and experience the world around you directly from your wrist.

Apple debuts three videos promoting iBooks exclusive ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ enhanced e-book — Apple has shared three promotional videos touting the new enhanced edition of “A Song of Ice and Fire,” on which HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones” is based, which landed as an exclusive in the iBooks Store in September.

Scrivener for iOS update delivers small but strong improvements — The latest solid version of Scrivener, recently refined with an update , shows the writing app has aged well through years of development on multiple platforms. AppleInsider puts it through its paces, and takes a look back at Ulysses too.

Uber now lets you set a friend’s location as your destination —
Uber is getting more convenient and social with Snapchat integration and new filters, as well as the ability to set a friend’s current location as your destination.

Leaked documents show breadth of iPhone data accessible by Cellebrite forensic tool — Thanks to the recent encryption debate many smartphone owners are keenly aware of personal data stored on their iPhone, from contacts to calendar entries to photo metadata and more. Newly leaked documents relating to Israeli digital forensics firm Cellebrite demonstrate how much of that information is available to law enforcement agencies, at least when a device is left unencrypted.

Tinder-style god game — Reigns isn’t your typical resource-management game – not at all – but you will be required to manage resources (to some extent). Reigns is a mix of genres: Resource management, choose-your-own-adventure, decision-making, and… Tinder?

Pokémon Go maps, meet Swift Playgrounds, Scrivener for iOS, better iPhone cameras, Batman, Apple TV search, Live Streaming in iOS 10

Batman: Arkham Underworld is set before Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham Underworld is set before Batman: Arkham Asylum

New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch ’em all
— If you’ve been wondering how to find Pikachu, Scyther, Electabuzz, or any other rare Pokémon, you might not have to wait much longer: new crowdsourced Pokémon Go maps are teaching players how to find Pokémon in Pokémon Go [not sure if NZ is included, though]. Pokémon Go just launched in the [Dis]United Kingdom.

Meet Swift Playgrounds, the learn-to-code iPad app that feels like a puzzle game — Learning to code isn’t supposed to be this fun. Apple’s new Swift Playgrounds app for iPads running iOS 10 is aimed at teaching the Swift programming language to middle-school-age children and adults, no coding experience necessary. You can try out the free Swift Playgrounds app today by putting the iOS 10 public beta on a compatible iPad (fourth-generation or later).

Scrivener Coming to iOS July 20th — Scrivener is coming to iOS on July 20th. Scrivener, the ‘writers’ word processor’, has only been available for Mac and Windows. It’s also a great tool for editors [I will review this when it’s available – iPad is long due a top quality word processor]. 

Apple plans to build better iPhone cameras with a new research center in France — A new Apple research center in Grenoble, France, will apparently focus on improving imaging technology, likely for better cameras in future iPhones and other devices from the company, according to a new report.

Batman: Arkham Underworld lets gamers take control of Gotham’s underground on iPhone — The newest Batman mobile title for Apple’s iOS extends the lore and story of the Arkham Asylum console and computer game franchise, and features the lead Batman: The Animated Series voice actor.

Apple TV adds Comedy Central, MTV and VH1 shows to universal search — As part of a continued buildout of Apple TV services, Apple this week integrated programming data for Comedy Central, MTV and VH1 into tvOS universal search, allowing users to easily surface content hosted by those apps.

Latest iOS 10 beta enables support for live broadcasting — The latest iOS 10 beta appears to open up live streaming support for apps, as Apple originally promised during June’s Worldwide Developer Conference.