Popular game Goat Simulator has been named Apple’s App of the Week, and as a result, it’s available for free for the next seven days. This is the first time Goat Simulator has been available at no cost since it was introduced in September of 2014. In Goat Simulator, you take control of a goat, and the idea is to lay waste to the environment around you, doing as much damage and…

Nintendo today released its highly anticipated Mario-themed game, Super Mario Run. Super Mario Run offers simple one-handed gameplay in the form of a traditional runner crossed with platform game, but it adds complexity through coin-based score goals, competitions with friends, and a world building component. While Super Mario Run is free to download, it costs $9.99 to unlock the complete game, which is pricy for an iOS title. We went hands-on with…

Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor recently made a $10 million investment in Energous, a company that’s developing long-range wireless charging techniques and has been rumored to be working with Apple in the past, reports Fast Company. According to Energous CEO Steve Rizzone, going forward, all Energous technology will be sold under the Dialog brand. Dialog makes power management chips and is said to get as much as three quarters of its business from…

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Yahoo today announced that it believes more than one billion Yahoo user accounts were compromised in a hack by an unauthorized third party in August of 2013. Information stolen from affected accounts includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, hashed passwords, and both encrypted and unencrypted security questions and answers. Clear text passwords, bank account information, and credit/debit card information were not believed to be accessed in the attack. According to…

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Apple released macOS 10.12.2 yesterday with stability improvements and fixes for several key bugs, including major graphics issues plaguing some late 2016 model MacBook Pro users. What the changelog did not mention is that Apple also removed the “time remaining” battery life indicator following an increasing number of battery life complaints, likewise among new MacBook Pro users. A new MacBook Pro on macOS 10.12.2 with a 99% charge and an estimated 9…

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Web domain registrar GoDaddy and donation platform Causemo today separately announced they now accept Apple Pay on their respective websites. GoDaddy is providing Apple Pay to all of its online store merchants who enable credit card payments through Stripe on mobile devices. Causemo, a startup platform enabling non-profit organizations to acquire and retain donors, is providing Apple Pay on the web in Safari on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. When using Apple Pay,…

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One month after debuting in the Netherlands, Apple’s specialized Apple Support app has gone live in the U.S. App Store, reports TechCrunch. The app gives Apple users an easy way to get support for their devices on the go. The app is designed to mimic Apple’s dedicated support website, providing a list of Apple devices owned by the user and giving them access to documentation for those devices. The app also allows…

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South Korea’s Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) said it is considering an investigation into whether some iPhone 6s devices experiencing unexpected battery shutdowns is a safety issue, according to The Korea Herald. “The agency is well aware of recent iPhone issues and is taking a close look at it,” an unnamed KATS official told The Herald. While KATS hasn’t officially launched an investigation, it wants to make sure the problem isn’t…

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Google Drive was updated today to make it easier for users to transfer their content from iOS devices to Android devices, Google announced. The company also published a new web page on the Android website detailing how it works. Once a user downloads Google Drive from the App Store, they can navigate toward the backup wizard by going to Menu > Settings > Backup in the app. From there, users can choose…

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Following complaints that the new watchOS 3.1.1 update is bricking some Series 2 Apple Watch models, Apple has temporarily pulled the update. watchOS 3.1.1 is no longer available for download from the Watch app on the iPhone, with watchOS 3.1 listed as the most recent update for those who had not already downloaded and installed 3.1.1. After installing watchOS 3.1.1, some Apple Watch Series 2 owners had their devices bricked. Affected Apple…