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

Wed, 2014-11-26 19:00
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 Instagrab - your Instag...

Daily Deals for November 26, 2014, featuring the Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle

Wed, 2014-11-26 18:00
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....

MacTech Conference special this weekend

Wed, 2014-11-26 17:00
If you've never been, MacTech Conference is an event for IT Pros, consultants, and techs. This annual event has been fantastic each year since its 2010 inception - and I and others on the TUAW team have been a part of it first hand as media, attendee...

Original Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne auctioning off early Apple documents

Wed, 2014-11-26 16:00
The story of Ronald Wayne almost sounds like the plot of a screwball comedy. One of the three original co-founders of Apple, Wayne sold his 10 percent stake in the company for $800 early in the company's life, and then forfeited any future claims tow...

The Steam Exploration Sale is here, and it's come for your wallet

Wed, 2014-11-26 15:00
If you can't wait until Black Friday to score some sweet, sweet deals, look no further than Steam. Valve's lovely game distribution service is serving up some fantastic seasonal deals starting today, with new sale prices coming each day and lasting e...

My favorite "on the road" picks

Wed, 2014-11-26 14:00
It's another holiday, and for many of us that means driving, gas and food stops, and kids who need to be entertained. I've been thinking about the most useful travel-related apps and hardware I use, so before you head out onto the road, check out my ...

Microsoft and Yahoo reportedly trying to convince Apple to dump Google as the default search engine in Safari

Wed, 2014-11-26 13:00
According to a new report from Amir Efrati of The Information, Google's contract with Apple regarding the former's position as the default search engine in Safari is set to end next year. As a result, the both Yahoo and Microsoft are reportedly doing...

Black Friday 2014 Ads App is an all-in-one app for the worst shopping day of the year

Wed, 2014-11-26 12:30
No matter your stance on Black Friday, be you fan or foe, we can all agree that it's sort of a nightmare. Any "holiday" that inspires the creation of bodycount websites probably has some issues, but if you're going to brave the mall this Friday you s...

Video: Man creates real-time magnet position detection system using an iPhone

Wed, 2014-11-26 12:00
As smartphones have gotten smarter their insides have had to get smarter with them. Right now the iPhone in your pocket contains an accelerometer, magnetometer digital compass, gyroscope, microphone, proximity sensor, camera, GPS, and more. Ivo Leko ...

12 lessons for entrepreneurs that Steve Jobs taught Guy Kawasaki

Wed, 2014-11-26 11:00
Guy Kawasaki is well-known in the entrepreneurial world as an author and speaker, and he often seasons his speeches and texts with stories about his times at Apple. I say "times" because Kawasaki often claims that he's one of the only people who ever...

iPad sees first full year decline, is definitely (maybe) doomed

Wed, 2014-11-26 10:00
According to a new report from analytics firm IDC, 2014 will mark the first time since its launch that the iPad will see a year-over-year decline in sales. Apple's tablet offerings are expected to show a -12.7% growth figure for 2014. Assuming nothin...

Black Friday 2014: Shopping guide for Best Buy, Walmart and other major retailers

Wed, 2014-11-26 09:00
Black Friday, the biggest holiday shopping day of the year, is almost upon us. If you are looking to score some Apple hardware at a rare discount price, you won't have to go too far with retailers dropping both online and in store prices on a variety...

The right way to take a product image with an iPhone

Wed, 2014-11-26 08:00
I sell a lot of items on eBay, so I'm always taking product photos for my listings. The iPhone is my camera of choice as the eBay iPhone app makes it easy to upload photos to an auction's description. Though convenient, the iPhone doesn't take great ...

Black Friday 2014: Best Deals on the iPhone

Wed, 2014-11-26 07:00
While not as plentiful as the iPad, there still are a handful of discounts available for the iPhone this Black Friday. Discounts primarily apply to either the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 6 with the iPhone 6 Plus noticeably absent from most holiday promot...

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

Tue, 2014-11-25 19:00
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 PDF PROvider [iOS Unive...

Play 2048 in your iPhone Today view with new iOS app

Tue, 2014-11-25 18:00
Some things exist solely because they can. The new 2048 game (US$0.99) for your iOS Today view isn't a particularly impressive implementation of the game or a great step forward in technology, but darned if we weren't excited to see someone do someth...

Jon Taffer's BarHQ app wants to increase your profits

Tue, 2014-11-25 17:30
Jon Taffer took the business of bar consulting to a new level when SpikeTV decided to run the show Bar Rescue, featuring Taffer as the irascible host. Since then he's had season after season of showing the public how sharp he is at turning around eve...

[Fuse]Chicken goes natural with the LEDGE iPhone charging dock

Tue, 2014-11-25 17:00
You'd expect a company named [Fuse]Chicken to be different, and they certainly have come up with some different products over the years. They started with the Bobine, then moved on to the togoDock and PLUGdock with a successful Indiegogo campaign. No...

Winn-Dixie supermarkets are now supporting Apple Pay

Tue, 2014-11-25 16:30
Apple Pay has been wildly successful so far at high-end grocery store Whole Foods Market, with the service accounting for 0.91% of that chain's sales since launching. Now the service is launching at another major grocery chain. Winn-Dixie has announc...

BioDigital Human - 3D anatomy views on iOS

Tue, 2014-11-25 16:00
BioDigital Human (free with in-app purchases) is an astounding 3D map of the human body, all rendered in real time so you can explore, zoom and rotate anatomically correct illustrations. The body can be dissected virtually, and layers can be added or...