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CNET Update: Moga iPhone controller makes unique gift

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CNET Update: Moga iPhone controller makes unique gift

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The Moga Ace Power game controller plays well with iOS 7, Filip smartwatch for kids gives parents peace of mind, and students get free Sprint mobile service at Best Buy.

Game controllers are arriving for the iPhone. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. For $100, you can buy the ultimate the stocking stuffer for an iOS gamer. It's the Moga Ace power game pad. A game controller and backup battery made for iPods and iPhones running iOS 7. Once it snaps into a lightning connector dock, it could be use to play hundreds of games but there's not really a complete list of games out there just yet. You wouldn't buy this to play Angry Birds but there are several plat-former games as well as racing and sports games that take advantage of the directional sticks and action buttons. Moga unveil the game pad this week and it'll sell it on its website and at Apple Stores. You could check out our full review now up at CNET. If your iPhone or iPad ever had water damage, you could now still trade it in at an Apple Store for credit. Apple changed its stance and will accept water-damaged phones and if you dried it out and got it to still work, it just may lower the value by $30. iPhones and iPods and iPads have an indicator that changes to red when it comes with contact with liquid. In other Apple news, the streaming video box Apple TV has new apps for Yahoo! and PBS video. Yahoo!'s app includes various videos including clips from Saturday Night Live, the Colbert Report and the Daily Show that PBS have has full-length episodes and clips from new and old shows including Nova and Downton Abbey. The Yahoo! app will be coming to more streaming devices soon. Not all young children need a cellphone but if a parent want to send an emergency call or text message. There's a new gadget sold by AT&T that could give some parents a piece of mind. It's the Philip SmartWatch. It cost $200 and it functions as a location tracker. It also displays text and has a speaker phone. It requires a $10 monthly data plans since it function similar to a phone. Parents can use the GPS to mark approved areas on a map and they will get a text when the child has left the safe zone. The Philip goes on sale Friday but older kids may want to go with the Sprint phone at Best Buy because the retailer is offering students a free year of unlimited talk and text plus one gig of data. The promotion is on now until January 4th and you just need to pay for the cost of the phone plus any activation fees and tax. If students need more data, they can pay $10 a month for unlimited data. A note to your contract is required for a student line. That is your tech news update but you can get more details on the show blogs cnet.com/update and follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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