Rome: Total War marches onto iPhone this month

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Rome: Total War
Coming soon to an iPhone near you.
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The classic PC strategy game Rome: Total War is coming to iPhone — and you don’t have long to wait. Well, technically you may have been waiting since the game arrived on PC more than a decade ago, but it’s finally almost here. Honest!

Check out the eagerly anticipated trailer below, ahead of the game’s August 23 debut on iPhone.

How to rip and save audio from YouTube videos with your iPhone

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This screen represents YouTube, and the telephone represents audio. Or something.
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YouTube isn’t just for video. Lots of folks use it to post audio files, only they gum up the songs with slideshows so they can upload them to the video-publishing service. There are all kinds of apps that let you convert a YouTube video back into an MP3, but today we’re going to see how to convert a video to an MP3 right in Safari, using Apple’a own Workflow/Shortcuts app.

Google tracks you even if you tell it not to

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A group called Google You Owe Us wants $1000 each after Google invaded their privacy
Google is still tracking users' locations without their permission.
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Google’s claim that it allows users to completely turn off all location tracking is completely false, according to research conducted by the Associated Press.

Whether you’re using an iPhone or Android device, the AP found that many Google services store your location data, even if you’ve used a privacy setting that is supposed to prevent Google from grabbing your data.

Google could miss out on $50 million following Fortnite snub

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Fortnite on Android
Epic Games won’t give Google a penny.
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Google’s new Cameos app gives celebs a bigger voice on the internet

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Google's Cameos app focuses on celebrities.
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Google is giving celebrities a new way to answer some of the most popular questions asked by fans thanks to a new app called Cameos.

The search giant launched Cameos on the iOS app store this morning. Created for public figures, celebrities and sports teams, Cameos is an extension of the Posts on Google platform that allows some people and organizations to post directly to Google’s search result pages.

Amazon’s Prime Now app lets Whole Foods shoppers get curbside pickup

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It's easier than ever to eat healthy.
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As if Amazon customers needed yet more to make their Prime subscription worth it, select Prime users can now take advantage of a new curbside grocery pickup feature at their local Whole Foods.

The feature allows users of the Prime Now app to shop online for fresh produce and then, on orders over $35, elect to pick up the packed groceries in store. They can do this within one hour of placing their order — or, for a charge of just $4.99, within 30 minutes.