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eBay launches Sell Your Phone campaign

iPhone 6 will be available starting September 19, so future adopters have a little over a week to sell their old phone and get in line for the new iOS 8-compatible phone. But if haggling with sketchy strangers from Craigslist over the best price for your existing phone isn't your cup of tea, then let eBay do the work for you.

Let eBay unload your phone

Check the eBay tracker to see how much your device is worth. The price calculator covers a variety of brands: Apple, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and more. Choose your phone model, carrier, color, extra … Read more

Apple announces 4 updates for iOS 8

Today Apple announced iOS 8, which will be available in the fall, and demonstrated its new features to developers at WWDC 2014. Like iOS 7, iOS 8 has a flattened and streamlined design, but its many updates point toward a more consistent experience across the mobile OS and OS X. Below are four of the most important features.

Notifications and widgets: Rumors about Apple bringing widgets to iOS have been confirmed...kind of. Rather than widgets appearing on the home screen, as in Android, widgets are contained in the notifications panel. iOS 8 will allow you not only to arrange … Read more

OS X Yosemite introduces 4 new features

Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a slew of announcements about OS X, iOS, and the latest developer tools.

OS X Yosemite

The latest update to OS X is packed with subtle UI changes and improved utilities, some of them building on functionality from existing apps. Here are four of the key updates:

Spotlight: Spotlight now plants itself front and center on the screen. Taking cues from apps like Alfred, Spotlight will now display local and Web results in a single interface, even before you finish typing your search term. Apple has also integrated Maps, iTunes, … Read more

Cloak review

Billed as the antisocial network, Cloak is an app that helps you avoid those individuals you'd rather bypass while out and about. Think of it as a map of the world, dotted with pictures of your social media friends and "friends" over their current locations.

Pros

Quick setup: After a speedy download, a welcome screen explains the problem that Cloak aims to solve: avoiding exes, co-workers, and Chatty Cathys by using the check-in features of Foursquare, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can flag particularly off-putting people to get alerts about their whereabouts or to get notifications anytime … Read more

Klout for iOS review

Klout has become the gold standard for social media scoring. With Klout for iOS, you can track your social-media score; post interesting, personalized content instantly; or schedule posts in advance for Facebook and Twitter -- all via the Klout app.

Pros

Easy setup: Register for an account or log in with your existing email and password or your Facebook or Twitter log-in. Then connect your various social media accounts -- Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google Plus -- and presto, Klout will calculate your social media score from 1 to 100.

Intuitive functionality: Click Create or Schedule to put … Read more

Record Run for iOS review

The first mobile game from Harmonix (makers of Rock Band and Dance Central), Record Run introduces a rhythm and beat element to the runner genre. Will Record Run hit platinum, or is this game destined to be shelved?

Pros

Run to the beat: By introducing rhythm to vanilla running gameplay, Harmonix has spiced up a mostly stale genre. Enjoy some sweet tunes while you jump over obstacles and avoid danger.

Be the DJ: One of the huge draws of Record Run is the ability to import your own songs. Sing along to radio Gaga, crank it up like a true … Read more

Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS for Mac review

Wondershare Dr. Fone for iOS for Mac gives you multiple options for recovering files from lost or damaged devices, or that you deleted accidentally. You can scan your device, iTunes backup files, or iCloud, and then save the recovered files right to your computer.

Pros

Previews: Once the app has finished a scan, it displays the items it found on the left-hand side of the interface. Clicking any item lets you preview the found files, so you can quickly find the one you're looking for.

Nice interface: The controls for this app are intuitive and straightforward, so even users … Read more

Opera releases Coast for iPhone

Opera has released its Coast Web browser for the iPhone. Originally available only on iPad, Coast for iPhone now brings content-centric Web browsing to your pocket.

According to Opera, Coast's features have been optimized for maximum reach on iPhone screens. You navigate via gestures and swipes, and additional features are tucked away in two menu buttons.

Similarly to Google, Coast makes quick suggestions as you type in your search words. The iPhone version also syncs with the iPad version, provided you have an account.

Download Coast for iPhone.

Facebook review

Facebook is an app that gives you full access to your Facebook account from your iPhone, making it possible to keep up with friends while you're on the go. You can do everything from adding photos to viewing status updates with this handy app, and you'll soon find it's an invaluable addition to your app library.

Pros

Fully functional: Whether you need to edit your profile or send your friend a birthday message, you can do it all quickly from this app. There's no part of your Facebook profile you can't access, including Privacy Settings … Read more

Republique review

Geared toward serious gamers, Republique aims to raise the bar for the stealth-action game genre on iOS.

Pros

Console quality: Taking full advantage of the latest generation of iPads and iPhones, Republique offers unparalleled graphic performance. With an immersive atmosphere and great voice acting, this is one of the most impressive games we have seen for iOS.

Inventive controls: Designing a touch-based stealth game is not an easy task. Republique found a good balance in the hardware's capability and incorporated it into the plot structure. Controlling Hope, our main character, requires a mixture of patience, timing, and daring.

Engaging … Read more