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Analyst you've never heard of says Apple could be obsolete in two years

11 hours 17 min ago
A quote from CNBC's recent interview with Noster Capital hedge fund partner Pedro de Noronha: "I need to know where a company is going to be in 5-to-10 years. I mean look at Apple, a company we all admire... I don't know where they are going to be...

Jimmy Kimmel convinces people that a $20 Casio is Apple's iWatch [Video]

Thu, 2014-07-24 17:30
Jimmy Kimmel may not have the late-night comedic chops of Stephen Colbert or even Jimmy Fallon, but the man sure knows a thing or two about a good old fashioned prank. During yesterday's broadcast, Kimmel and Co. were able to convince a few...

Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Thu, 2014-07-24 17:00
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free 7 Minute Workout -...

The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 24, 2014

Thu, 2014-07-24 16:30
It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's...

Loop Attachment Straitjacket case: Thin, lightweight protection

Thu, 2014-07-24 16:00
Chicago-based Loop Attachment has made a name for itself with inexpensive and versatile cases for Apple products. Their Mummy line has been around for a while, offering wraparound silicone cushioning in an innovative "mummy wrap" design that makes it...

iPhone-yielding, Pope-shaped Cheetos curl will forever change your view of the cheesy snack

Thu, 2014-07-24 15:30
Cheesecurlsofinstagram is a wonderful Instagram account that posts pictures of oddly-shaped Cheetos snacks with witty descriptions that nail their appearance. Take, for example, the above shot of Pope Frances curl. "After a Sermon, Pope Frances,...

DTS expanding whole home audio choices with new partners and iOS links

Thu, 2014-07-24 15:00
DTS, the company which gives us such great audio in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray discs, is continuing a push to make a mark with distributed wireless audio in the home, taking on Sonos, Apple's AirPlay, and others with a push for Play-Fi...

The iWatch/Swatch rumor that was, and then wasn't

Thu, 2014-07-24 14:30
Citing an anonymous source, VentureBeat yesterday posted a spurious report claiming that Apple has been working with Swiss-based watch manufacturer Swatch in an effort to release a varied number of iWatch designs. Apple has been working with at...

Daily Deals for July 24, 2014, featuring expert web developer training

Thu, 2014-07-24 14:00
It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

Microsoft still doesn't get why the iPhone succeeded

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:00
About two weeks, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella penned a detailed memo to Microsoft employees, a mission statement of sorts, outlining the company's vision and strategy for the future. Upon reading the memo, along with a subsequent interview Nadella...

Crowdfunding Roundup: A really useful GPS tag, an iCat, and more

Thu, 2014-07-24 12:00
Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is...

Apple pushes further into Chinese retail with 12th Apple Store, opening August 2

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:30
Apple may not have gone for the bargain-basement iPhone many were theorizing the company would offer for the Chinese market, but you can't say the company isn't taking its new effort in China seriously. On August 2, the company will open its twelfth...

Apple emoji take on life-like roles in "Emoji Among Us" mockumentary

Thu, 2014-07-24 11:00
Apple emoji are among the best in its class, created with an attention to detail that is unrivaled on other platforms. It's not surprising that stock footage company Dissolve chose to use Apple Color emoji in its recent "Emoji Among Us" mockumentary...

Seinfeld emojis have finally arrived in the iTunes Store

Thu, 2014-07-24 10:30
Earlier in July we told you about the impending release of a pack of Seinfeld iOS emojis, which would finally allow you to respond to emotional situations with a Newman face. Now these emojis have been unleashed upon the world in all of their...

This funky looking ball is going to help you sleep

Thu, 2014-07-24 10:00
There are already too many sleep apps on the App Store to count, and they all claim to do pretty much the same things: Sense your sleep patterns, wake you at the optimal time, and chart your sleep trends. A new Kickstarter project by a company called...

iPhone 101: Add labels to your On/Off toggles in iOS

Thu, 2014-07-24 09:00
iOS is filled with toggles that allow you to turn a feature on or off. In iOS 7, the state of a toggle is indicated by color with green meaning "on" and white meaning "off." If you need an additional visual cue either because of vision problems or...

Rumor Roundup: A confirmation bias the size of Greenland

Thu, 2014-07-24 08:00
Light-up logo rumors for iPhone 6 likely have a more mundane explanation (9to5 Mac) Let me save you a click: the mundane explanation is that the logo will act as a window for radio signals. You know, exactly like the iPad. Earth-shattering analysis...

Countable makes following Congress easy as long as you use Facebook

Thu, 2014-07-24 07:00
Countable is a political app that allows you to track important and trending legislation on your iPhone. The app is designed to make government accessible to the average citizen by explaining legislation in understandable terms. There's also a social...

Want to download old iPhone firmware? Here's where to find it

Wed, 2014-07-23 17:30
Do you miss your old firmware? Do you have an old device that for some reason you want to run like it's 2009? Well iOS fans, you are in luck. The folks over at TechArrival have compiled a list of download links to original iPhone iOS firmware files...

Say goodbye to Foursquare check-ins tomorrow

Wed, 2014-07-23 17:00
OK, I'm depressed. For years, I've enjoyed using Foursquare to check in at restaurants, airport gates, hotels, and even my own home. During that time, I became "mayor" at a number of different locations and loved getting the occasional badge for...