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    Watch Out Siri, Google Assistant is Coming to the iPhone

    It’s been an interesting month for Apple and its nearest competitors. Last week at the Microsoft Build developers conference, we learned that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store as an app, and now this week we’ve got Google with some big Apple-related news. At their I/O developers conference today, the company revealed that Google […]

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    Nintendo Reportedly Working on a Zelda Smartphone Game

    It’s one of those things we assumed was true, but here’s some smoke to the fire anyway. Today, the Wall Street Journal is citing a well-placed source as saying that a Zelda game is in development for mobile, and could be released as soon as this year. And, that’s it. Whatever conversation the WSJ and their source was […]

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    GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork Are Now Free for All Mac and iOS Users

    We’ve got good news for a very particular subset of people today. For the past few years, Apple has been bundling GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork with all of their new hardware, but all three apps still cost money for anyone else using older Apple devices. That’s changed this week, with Apple making the apps free […]

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    Super Mario Run is Finally Available on Android

    Nintendo’s big break into smartphone gaming, Super Mario Run, is no longer exclusive to iOS. The app landed on Google Play yesterday, alongside an iOS update that makes more of the game free to play. The Android version is identical to the iOS version, which includes pricing — like before, a short part of the beginning of […]

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    Super Mario Run Leaps to 40 Million Downloads in Just Four Days

    Turns out that day one total of 2.85 million downloads was nothing. Per a press release in Japanese directly from Nintendo, Super Mario Run was downloaded a stunning 40 million times in the four days after its launch on December 15. That’s far more than what Pokémon Go had in its launch window, although that game had a staggered […]

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    Super Mario Run Was Downloaded 2.85 Million Times on Its First Day

    After a surprise reveal at the iPhone 7 announcement, Super Mario Run, the first Mario game made for mobile devices, arrived on iOS yesterday. And, what a debut it was — the game blew past Pokémon Go‘s day one downloads, notching 2,850,000 copies downloaded to Pokémon Go‘s 900,000. In the world of smartphones, Mario’s already off to the races. […]

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    Super Mario Run Will Hop Onto iOS on December 15

    When Nintendo made a surprise appearance at the iPhone 7 launch to reveal Super Mario Run, they weren’t ready to say when the game would be released and were clear that the game would rely on an up-front price instead of microtransactions. But, they did promise to deliver before the end of the year, and they’re making […]

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    Nintendo is Bringing Mario to the iOS With Super Mario Run

    It started with Miitomo, and it kinda continued with the Niantic-developed Pokémon Go, but now consider the tap wide open. Nintendo is going full steam ahead into smartphone apps with their leading man with Super Mario Run, an upcoming game for iOS announced by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto at the Apple iPhone 7 press conference today. […]

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    iOS 10 Will Have New Diverse Women Emoji

    We were pretty stoked to learn the Unicode, with some urging from Google, had put the finishing touches on a new system that would provide man and woman versions of each human emoji. Emoji equality achieved! Well, almost. Unicode made the magic happen, but as usual, it’s up to each platform to put their own […]

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    Here’s Everything That Happened at WWDC 2016

    It’s always nice to see companies get keynotes and press conferences down to a science. Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote was their most orderly yet, as presenters marched through all of the upgrades and new features coming to Apple’s operating systems later this fall. They were so focused on order, they even renamed their oldest operating […]

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    Disney Magical Dice Lets You Build the Disney Empire of Your Dreams

    An upcoming mobile game is being billed as the Monopoly of the Disney universe — not to be confused with Disney Monopoly, of course. Disney Magical Dice is an upcoming free-to-play board game, and developers Netmarble know what they have. They launched a pre-registration site for their game yesterday, and if you think that’s a […]

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    FBI Breaks Into iPhone Without Apple’s Help

    It would appear the tables have turned in Apple’s legal fight with the FBI over access to the iPhone 5c used by Syed Farook, the deceased gunman of last year’s San Bernardino terrorist attack. The FBI has announced that they have moved to drop the case against Apple after finding their own way into the […]

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    Infinite Arms Is the Toys-to-Life Game We’ve Been Waiting For

    Since the 2011 release of Skylanders, the toys-to-life genre has been merging physical toys with virtual gameplay. The success of that game inspired competitors like Disney Infinity and Lego Dimensions, and once you start talking about building and rebuilding Lego sets so you can teleport them into a game, you pretty much have us hooked. […]

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    Nintendo Releases Their Very First Smartphone App

    A move a couple years in the making has finally happened — Nintendo has moved into mobile, and we’re not talking about the 3DS. The video game company’s first app has been released in Japan, and it should come as no surprise that it’s meant to set the foundation for years of Nintendo apps to […]

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    Trump Dump App Lets You Poop On the Donald

    I think deep down, Donald Trump would have to be pleased with Trump Dump, a game that has been released for iOS and Android. The game really does mirror his candidacy in a poetic way — it’s a low-effort affair made for a short-term cash-in on popular opinion. I’ll just tell myself it was intentional. […]

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    Jamstik+ Review, the Everyman’s Guitar Trainer

    Learning the guitar is a daunting task for many and a secretly held wish for even more, but the time and money required for lessons make it impractical for many. The Bluetooth Jamstik+ Guitar and apps take all those drawbacks away and throw in the additional bonus of silent practice. This means you or your […]

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    Pebble Time Round is the Best Smartwatch Yet for Small Wrists

    Here at Chip Chick, we’re always on the lookout for smartwatches that fit wrists of all shapes and sizes — and we’ve found the slim-wristed to be the most underserved. That’s why we’re excited about the Pebble Time Round, the latest from the little wearable company that could. One of the best examples of a […]