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Around Azeroth: The most self-righteous

“In the darkness there stands a stoic light, a silhouetted radiant beacon among the unknown, a savior of souls, just and righteous,” writes submitter Danny. ‘Where there is scourge or hysteria, there will be a hand, a hand held out for those in need. A risen shield, bolstered and displayed — to protect the weak […]

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: Where do the Tauren come from?

The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You’re playing the game, you’re fighting the bosses, you know the how — but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft. Last week, we talked […]

Breakfast Topic: Do you play solo or in groups?

Certainly at the highest levels, WoW is designed to favor group play in dungeons, raids, and arenas. This can be a big change of pace for the new player since up to level 90, you can get through most of the game solo. But even then, players who would rather be lone wolves in a […]

WhatsApp introduces major new audio features

WhatsApp is the uber-popular messaging app available on all major smartphone platforms, including iOS. With over 300 million users, it’s possible that it has one of the largest followings ever. Intent on growing even bigger by adding new features, the company has introduced several audio enhancements to its app. As AllThingsD reports, WhatsApp is launching […]

Apple Stores offer deals on accessories through August

This week, Apple will begin offering some good deals on accessories at its retail stores, reports 9to5Mac. Two deals have a ready started, which include 10 percent off of select Beats by Dre headphones and speakers (end August 10th) and US$50 off of the Jawbone Big JamBox speaker (ends August 31st). The third deal begins […]

Facebook Messenger for iPhone adds Instagram sharing

Facebook has updated its Facebook Messenger app for iPhone. The biggest new feature is deeper Instagram integration. Now users can attach photos to messages from Instagram right within the Messenger app. Facebook bought Instagram last year for US$1 billion, and it’s nice to see the company put the photo-sharing service to use. Another improvement in […]

easyJet expands Passbook support to 75 airports

In May, popular European discount airline easyJet announced that it was testing Passbook ticketing support at six airports in Europe, with support to come from more airports if the trial was found successful. And judging by today’s easyJet app update, it looks like that’s the case. Now the company is offering Passbook ticketing support at […]

Tomfoolery’s Anchor brings Evernote and email sharing into its ‘Facebook for the workplace’ app

Today, enterprise software provider Tomfoolery released an update for its first product that adds support for Evernote and emails. The new features are aimed at helping a company’s team feel more comfortable easing in to Anchor and will hopefully speed up adoption of the app. It’s been just over a month since Anchor was launched as […]

Asana’s task-management app now lets you track your time with Harvest integration

Asana, the slick collaborative task and project management startup from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-Facebooker Justin Rosenstein, has announced an integration with time-tracking platform Harvest. Through the tie-up, users can track the time they spend working on key tasks. In terms of how this could prove useful, well, it could help freelancers bill their exact hours […]

The future of health apps: Personalized advice combining your diet, sleep pattern and fitness regime

Most fitness and health apps only record a single type of data. I use a dozen or so different services to track my exercise regime, diet and sleep pattern as a result. Moves for iOS is my virtual pedometer, while Nike+ tracks the odd run I do throughout the week. MyFitnessPal takes care of my food […]