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Need to crop or add zoom to a video after the fact? Try Video Zoom

Sat, 2014-12-20 13:00
Video Zoom (US$1.99) is a just released app that will let you take an existing video and crop it, or add a smooth zoom. The app also lets you record a new video from within the app. Give the app access to your camera roll, and you will see thumbnail...

Caturday: Steve's a classic! (Updated)

Sat, 2014-12-20 08:00
Perhaps that headline should say, Steve is in front of a Mac Classic. He's a cute new kitten belonging to TUAW reader Adam Gray of Manchester, UK. Adam says: Please find attached my submission for Caturday. Meet my new kitten, Steve who seems to be...

Quiptalk reveals what friends are saying before they say it

Sat, 2014-12-20 06:30
Quiptalk is a social networking app for communicating with friends in topical chat rooms. Its spotlight feature is live typing which shows other users your message as you type it, eliminating the need to wait for someone to tap "Send" before you get ...

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

Fri, 2014-12-19 18:00
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 Swipe N Clean [iPhone; ...

Apple bought back $56 billion of its own stock in 2014

Fri, 2014-12-19 17:00
Apple is no stranger to stock buybacks so its no surprise that the trend continued in the 2014 fiscal year. And how much stock did Apple buy back this year? According to a new report for FactSet, Apple spent over $56 billion buying back stock this ye...

Daily Deals for December 19, 2014, featuring Dragon Dictate for Mac 4 and 6-Ft MFi-Certified Charging Cable

Fri, 2014-12-19 16:15
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....

Get live updates with Ski Buddy and Ski Buddy Plus.

Fri, 2014-12-19 15:30
I have seen a number of apps for skiers and other downhill enthusiasts like mountain bikers and longboarders. These apps normally record your speed, the distance you travel, changes in elevation, and the time it takes you to complete your run. Ski Bu...

Minecraft is bringing Story Mode to iOS

Fri, 2014-12-19 15:00
Minecraft developer Mojang has announced they will be collaborating with Telltale Games to create a new story mode for the game. Mojang promises it will be a narrative-driven game about Minecraft, but didn't expand on what exactly that would look lik...

You can now watch the BBC's Panorama documentary "Apple's Broken Promises"

Fri, 2014-12-19 14:00
On December 18 the BBC's Panorama aired a documentary called "Apple's Broken Promises" which questions if Apple is doing enough to protect the people who make their products. The already controversial film utilizes undercover reporters and hidden cam...

News Cues is personalized news aggregator with potential

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:30
News Cues is a news aggregator that brings national headlines at any given moment direct to the app in an easy-to-read format. In doing so, it also links to other sources reporting on the same news story so you get to see every angle plus choose your...

Over 45% of Americans have had their credit card compromised; Value proposition of Apple Pay rises yet again

Fri, 2014-12-19 13:00
A recent poll from the Wall Street Journal relays that 45% of Americans have received a notification that their credit card information was compromised as part of a data breach. The poll also found that more Americans than ever think they have been...

BBC alleges Apple failing to improve working conditions, Tim Cook disagrees

Fri, 2014-12-19 12:00
Last night a BBC news program called Panorama aired hidden camera footage from inside one of Apple's supply chain factories in China that showed poor working conditions -- an issue that Apple has been dealing with accusations of for quite some time. ...

Microsoft updates Bing iOS apps with fresh look and translations

Fri, 2014-12-19 11:00
Microsoft continues its make nice to Apple with a solid update to the Bing Search app for iOS. There are separate versions for the iPad and iPhone. The GUI has been slightly reworked, and the biggest feature is a translation option for any content yo...

Apple hikes app, device prices in Russia thanks to ruble droop

Fri, 2014-12-19 10:30
Russian shoppers hoping to score an iPhone or iPad before the biggest gift-giving day of the year will now find higher prices than ever thanks to the ruble's continued path downward. This news comes shortly after Apple decided to put a halt on online...

CalDigit announces Thunderbolt Station 2

Fri, 2014-12-19 09:00
CalDigit makes some amazingly fast disk drives and arrays, usually featuring fast Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connections to speed your data back and forth. Today the company announced the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2 (US$199.99, pre-order for $16...

Rumor Roundup: The awful iPhone 7 concepts have begun

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:00
Some Genius Bars are being repurposed for the holidays, but other changes loom (9to5 Mac) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: 100 percent 9to5 Mac hasn't had very many BREAKING EXCLUSIVES since Apple's product launches a co...

EyeEm's new Open Edit feature shows you how photos get edited

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:00
When it comes to photo sharing apps there are plenty of options available that will allow you to filter and modify your images. Companies have to set themselves apart. EyeEm's new 5.0 update for its mobile app isn't just looking to give you options f...

Best last minute holiday deals on Apple gear

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:00
It's the last weekend before the Christmas holiday, which means it is crunch time for shoppers who still have people left on their list. If you have an Apple fan or two among your friends or family, here are the best remaining deals on Apple gear tha...

ClipDis: Letting movie clips do your messaging for you

Thu, 2014-12-18 18:00
ClipDis for iOS (free) is about as different from the typical messaging app as you can imagine. You type your text, and the app replaces every word you type with a clip from a popular movie. You can then save the clip to your camera roll, send to Fac...

Capturing New York City's "Holiday Wonders" with the iPhone 6

Thu, 2014-12-18 17:00
Truth NYC is a digital PR agency based around, you guessed it, New York City. This year they were tasked with creating a holiday video campaign for a luxury skincare brand. To meet that goal they picked up a powerful video shooting tool: the iPhone 6...