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A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

Sun, 2015-01-25 18:00
Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: RAVPower 15W Solar Charger, Savior battery pack keep you...

The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

Sun, 2015-01-25 17:00
Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other informative news articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: News Apple hires digital...

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

Sun, 2015-01-25 15:00
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 Fruit Ninja [iOS Univer...

All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

Sun, 2015-01-25 14:00
Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...

Caturday: Brown Cat knows how to use a MacBook better than you do

Sat, 2015-01-24 08:00
Over the years that Caturday has been a regular staple on the site, we've seen cats standing in front, laying on top, or simply snuggling the warmth of a variety of Apple devices. But until Brown Cat, we haven't had a cat who actually seems to know w...

Daily Deals for January 23, 2015, Get Over 5,000 Adobe Software & Web Design Training Videos For Over 80% Off

Fri, 2015-01-23 19:00
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....

How Steve Jobs responded when someone called the iTunes logo an abomination

Fri, 2015-01-23 17:00
In a recent report from the camera app Ice Cream, the company shared a story about a member of its team emailing Steve Jobs with a graphic design opinion in 2010. More specifically, the developer's opinion was that Apple's new logo for iTunes was an ...

RAVPower 15W Solar Charger, Savior battery pack keep your gadgets going

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:00
We're in the midst of winter in the Northern Hemisphere right now, but that doesn't mean that you can't start making plans for summer fun in the great outdoors. Today I'm reviewing two products that will keep your gizmos going. The first is designed ...

Survey shows 42% of iPhone users run out of storage space once a month or more

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:00
Not to harp this on this issue, but 16GB isn't really a lot of storage. God forbid you try to get by with less than that, say 8GB. But how much does living with 16GB actually impact your life? A new study from the cloud photography app IceCream and O...

Apple hires digital retail exec from Burberry for 'special projects'

Fri, 2015-01-23 14:00
Apple has picked up another former Burberry employee. The company hired former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts in October 2013, and has now added Chester Chipperfield to the Apple payroll. Chipperfield was previously Burberry's Vice President of Digital...

App devs made more money than the box office last year

Fri, 2015-01-23 11:00
Mobile apps have become an absolutely massive business in just a few years, and sometimes it can be difficult to truly grasp how fast the industry is growing. This little tidbit, courtesy of Asymco's Horace Dediu, is a great data point to help put it...

iPhone may have accounted for 50% of U.S. smartphone activations last quarter

Fri, 2015-01-23 10:00
Next week Apple will release its earnings from the 2014 holiday quarter and, per usual, the key figure analysts will be honing in on will be iPhone sales. By all accounts, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release has been a sweeping success. On Wall St...

Apple CEO Tim Cook made $9.2M in 2014; board member Drexler retiring

Fri, 2015-01-23 09:00
It's not a big surprise, but Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't exactly a poor man. In the company's filed SEC Schedule 14A, it was disclosed that Cook pulled in a cool US$9,222,638 in compensation last year. Of that amount, $1,748,462 was his salary, non-equi...

Apple may permit security inspects of products by Chinese government

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:00
The Beijing News is reporting today that Apple's Tim Cook has agreed to security inspections of his company's products by Chinese government officials. According to MacRumors, the inspections will concentrate on identifying back doors that would allo...

Google updates Docs, Sheets, and Slides with new features and improved security

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:00
Google has released an updated versions of its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps which allow users to manage the files within their Google Drive. On the security front all three apps now support Touch ID unlocking in iOS. Accessibility has been enhanced ...

Rock your workout with RockMyRun

Fri, 2015-01-23 06:30
Almost everyone uses a favorite playlist when they workout. The music helps the time pass more quickly and should help produce more energy. Now with RockMyRun you can listen to music lists prepared scientifically to improve your workouts by up to 30%...

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

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:00
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 Cycloramic for iPhone 5...

Daily Deals for January 22, 2015, Turn Your Handwritten Notes into Editable Digital Copies With The Incredible Equil Smartpen

Thu, 2015-01-22 19:00
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....

31 years ago, Apple's iconic "1984" ad was broadcast nationally

Thu, 2015-01-22 18:00
31 years ago today, Apple's legendary "1984" commercial was broadcast nationally during Super Bowl XVIII. The advertisement, directed by the famed Ridley Scott, is to this day still considered one of the top commercials of all time. Over the years, t...

Get the weather and a joke thanks to Funny or Die Weather app

Thu, 2015-01-22 17:00
And now for something completely different. It's a nicely performing weather app, with weather sourced from Weather Underground, and along with the weather you get a joke or funny anecdote. The app, Funny Or Die Weather (free) has the usual stuff yo...