Amazon employee steals $12,500 of iPhones, iPads and other devices

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Amazon Prime Crime doesn't pay.
Amazon Prime Crime doesn't pay.
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A 21-year-old Amazon employee in India has been arrested for allegedly stealing $12,500 worth of electronics — including numerous Apple devices — while working in the packing department of the company’s warehouse.

Pramod Bhamble placed orders himself, but instead of packing the correct products, he stuffed the container full of the equivalent weight of iPhones, iPads, cameras and high-end watches before mailing the order to his home.

Pixelmator update brings desktop-class photo repair to iOS

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Paint away the stuff you don't want in your photos with ease.
Paint away the stuff you don't want in your photos with ease.
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If you’re looking for a best-in-class photo retouching and editing app, you can’t go wrong with Pixelmator, available both for Mac and iOS.

The mobile version is utterly fantastic, letting you engage in the same sort of high-end photo editing, painting, and graphic design that you find in the desktop version for a fraction of the price.

The new update, which came out on Tuesday, ramps up the photo Repair tool to something that’s five times as fast, and even more precise. There’s also a new Dynamic Touch system, which lets you use the tip of your finger for thin strokes and the pad of your finger for thicker lines.

You won’t see this kind of subtlety and power in any other photo app, especially for $4.99.

How to get iOS 9’s News app outside the U.S.

Get Apple's new News app right now, even if you're not in a "supported country."
Get Apple's new News app right now, even if you're not in a "supported country."
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Those with an Apple developer account can download iOS 9 beta 3, and therefore experience Apple’s new Flipboard-style news app, News, right now.

The problem is, if you’re not in a supported country, like the U.S. or U.K., you may not see the News app in your beta 3 installation.

Luckily, there’s a quick and easy workaround that you can make happen right on your iOS device.

Music, News and a selfies album — all the goodies in iOS 9 beta 3

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iOS 9 beta 3 landed in developers' pockets today and brought various improvements with it.
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Another day, another iOS beta. Two weeks after Apple released iOS 9 beta 2, here arrives iOS 9 beta 3 for developers. If you haven’t already yet, go download it on your iPhone and iPad. Most notably, this is the first iOS 9 beta that includes support for Apple Music and the redesigned Music app. However, iOS 9 beta 3 brings many other changes and improvements like Apple News and even a photo album just for your selfies. Take a look.

How Apple keeps crappy cases off its shelves

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Apple won't just let any iPhone or iPad case in its retail stores.
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Apple put up a new page on its website detailing the qualifications that third-party iPhone and iPad accessory makers must meet before the company will start selling those products in retail stores or online in the Apple Store. It’s not exactly the easiest process to meet Apple’s high quality standards. In fact, Apple now touts that these cases are “tested to the limit” before they make it on store shelves.