If you use your iPhones as much as we do, then the chances are that you also carry around an external battery pack of some sort. If you carry a battery pack around, then you’re also likely to carry some means of charging either that battery pack or your iPhone itself. Or, if you’re particularly careful, one for both!

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With leaks piling up and everyone pretty confident about what the new iPhone(s) will look like already, all that’s really left to the imagination is when we will be first shown what we will hopefully be able to buy shortly after.

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AgileBits, the well-known Canadian development company behind the extremely popular 1Password suite of apps, has today officially lifted the cover on its 1Password app extension for apps developed with Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 SDK. The official introduction of a powerful new set of developer tools at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference not only reignited the passion within the world of iOS, but also paved the way for developers like AgileBits to extend the functionality of existing software to provide additional power to users. The new extension will finally make it possible for third-party developers to integrate 1Password automatic login into their own iOS 8 apps.

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Sometimes you read something and then have to make sure that it’s not April 1st, but alas, today is not April Fools Day and unfortunately, this report from Reuters appears to be far from a joke. If it is indeed accurate, the Russian government has apparently asked Apple to hand over the source code for both iOS and the OS X in a bid to try and make sure that neither can be used to spy on it.

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In the coming weeks, some parts of the United States will be offering what has become known as a ‘tax-free weekend’ during which select products can be bought without having to pay tax on them. That sounds like the kind of thing that we could get behind, and Apple is trying to make sure that those living in the right state are able to take advantage of the situation by, you guessed it, buying some shiny new Apple gear.

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If you’re growing tired of the iPhone 6 rumors, mockups and supposed leaks, then today isn’t going to be your day. Hot in the heels of so much talk about the unannounced iPhone 6 so far, we’ve got another video that shows something of a rarity – the iPhone 6 in a rather fetching gold sheen along with Space Gray model next to current iPhone 5s and Nexus 5.

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We are back today with five more iPhone and iPad apps that have gone free for a limited time over on the iTunes App Store. These apps are valued at $32 in total and so are worth downloading on your iOS devices.

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The legality of Popcorn Time has been questioned on umpteen occasions, but those behind the development of the free-to-use service have remained dedicated to its development. In fact, over the past few months alone, it has spawned apps across several platforms, yet while iOS users are accustomed to being served before anyone else, the opposite has been true in this instance. Today, though, Popcorn Time has added support for Apple TV via AirPlay in the Windows app, with support in Mac app coming soon, and along with it, the promise that an iOS version is on its way and will become available very soon.

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As our smartphones, watches, tablets and even cars have begun to make ever-increasing use of battery power, those batteries haven’t quite managed to keep up. We’re charging our smartphones at least once a day, and the new smartwatches on the market don’t do much better. Cars need recharging at worryingly short intervals, and at this point it’s arguable that we’ve been held back by the amount of juice we can give things. Something has to change.

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Critics of Apple have suggested that the iPhone range has only seen incremental upgrades over the past few years, and given the lack of NFC, the late showing of LTE and the 4-inch display of the current flagship, they do have a point. But while the continued processor / graphics bumps and camera upgrades don’t seem a world apart from release to release, the leap in overall performance is quite noticeable when you skip a generation or two. Case in point, the new release of the graphically-intensive Modern Combat 5, which, as you’ll see below, is quite a different animal on an iPhone 4S versus the current but not high-end iPhone 5c.

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If you’ve been on the hunt for a secure, hassle-free app offering encrypted communication, then a newly-released utility over at the App Store might just pique your interest. Sure, it’s not the first of its kind — there are many such apps touting all manner of robust features to protect your correspondence from prying eyes. But with its sheer simplicity and ease-of-use, it’s tailor-made for the layman, and below, you can check out all of the details as well as that download link.

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Even though we presumed that all of the avenues for a popular IM app had already been explored, the guys at Snapchat had other ideas, and over the past couple of years, particularly among the younger, college-age generations, it has continued to thrive. With Facebook having already made the purchase of Instagram and, more recently, WhatsApp, it’s clear that Mark Zuckerberg and his social company wants to flex its considerable clout in this industry and go head-to-head with a new app by the name of Bolt.

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If you’ve a concert-goer, then you’re no doubt already acutely aware of one problem that has cropped up over the last ten years or so. In fact, we’d say it’s only really come to our attention since the iPhone arrived in 2007.

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The iPhone 6 mightn’t have been released or even announced as yet by Apple, but you wouldn’t know given the moves of some companies. As well as the usual assortment of fakes – some of which seem mightily similar to the purported form factor of the device itself – pre-orders are now being taken for the customary spate of 24k gold and platinum versions of the device.

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In spite of the fact that our smartphones are already capable of processing payments and unlocking doors, we’re still quite a way off ditching the traditional card and key from our still-lengthy list of pocket fodder. The Hilton Hotel chain, which already allows those staying to check in using their mobile devices, will soon permit guests to use them for purpose of entering and exiting a room during their stay, promoting the kind of seamlessness that already ought to be a feature at such a high-end chain.

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Getting apps for free is all well and good, but they’re usually either full of in-app purchases or just not very good. What’s really great is when a paid-for app goes free for a limited time, because not only do users get apps for free, but the developers also get some added publicity as well as the chance to get a healthy bump up those all-important Apple App Store rankings.

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With Google having recently showcased Android Wear, a smartwatch specific flavor of its famed mobile operating system, it is widely presumed that Apple will follow suit and build its own competitor. Even though, earlier on this year, it was reckoned that Apple may drop the so-called iWatch alongside the iPhone 6, it has long since been suspected that the wearable would in fact be delayed until the holiday season, but in an interesting twist, it appears that the also-delayed 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be joining it.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 is said to be headed to market late September, which makes sense given the past few release brackets, but whilst we’ve been treated to an abundance of coverage relating to the 4.7-inch variant, the more sizeable, 5.5-inch option has remained fairly elusive. This is, however, beginning to change, which suggests that the manufacturing process for the larger configuration is up and running, and to kick off what’ll no doubt amount another week of considerable iPhone 6-related leaks, the logic boards of the two different size options have been compared side-by-side.

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When Microsoft took the wraps off Windows Phone 8.1 just a couple of months ago, many users rejoiced at the broad range of features that had been introduced. Everything that we expected of the announcement turned out to be true, but even though we really ought to be focusing our attentions on core features like, for example, the new notifications infrastructure, the Cortana voice assistant has commanded a large portion of attention. Just like when Apple introduced Siri, we don’t seem to be able to get enough of these personable, digital voice recognition features, and in a new ad to promote Windows Phone 8.1, the software giant has pitted the Lumia 635 and Cortana up against the iPhone 5s and Siri.

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When Apple recently announced its latest financial results, there was little to get too excited about. Big sales are a given these days for Apple, but with new products not expected for another month or two, the analysts that like to make so much noise just haven’t had too much to feed on, making this particular call even more boring than usual.

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