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Daily Deals for July 29, 2014, featuring two deals ending soon!

51 min 29 sec ago
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....

Effects Studio for iOS takes photo effects to the max

1 hour 51 min ago
There are so many apps for editing and adding special effects that it's pretty hard to keep track of them all. I've reviewed so many that they can become a misty blur. Effects Studio (US$0.99) takes adding effects to your photos way beyond where most...

Get all the flash storage you could ever want with the new Drobo Mini

2 hours 21 min ago
If you're a creative type who needs a ridiculous amount of storage, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Drobo storage arrays. With today's launch of the Drobo Mini with SSD, the company is upping the speed of its compact storage...

Sharknado: The Video Game is horrible, and it costs $2.99

3 hours 21 min ago
SyFy's Sharknado made-for-TV movie became a social media sensation (and the target of endless mockery) in part because it was intentionally cheesy and low-budget; chances are Sharknado 2: The Second One, which premieres this Wednesday on SyFy, will...

iPhone 101: How to request a refund from the App Store for mistaken purchases

5 hours 21 min ago
We've all done it -- you are browsing through the App Store and inadvertently purchase an app that you really didn't intend to buy. It's one of those costly fat finger moments that you wish you could take back. Thankfully, Apple provides a way to...

As Apple enters the health tracking game, medical apps are causing doctors unwanted stress

5 hours 51 min ago
Doctors spend years learning about various ailments, equipment, and medications before ever being allowed near a patient, so it's no surprise that the glut of health tracking apps available today is giving them fits. As Wired reports, the complete...

Facebook to remove messaging from iOS app, directs users to new Messenger app

6 hours 21 min ago
Facebook yesterday alerted users of its plans to remove the messaging feature from the company's iOS app. Mobile Facebook messaging functionality will live on, albeit via the company's standalone Messenger app. An email sent out to users yesterday...

Florida man scams Apple retail stores out of $309,768

6 hours 51 min ago
In a rather offbeat and somewhat bizarre crime story, a Tampa Bay man was arrested earlier this month after managing to scam Apple out of $309,768. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 24-year old Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. frequented Apple retail...

Spotify update adds equalizer, refreshed Artist page and more

7 hours 17 min ago
Hot on the heels of yesterday's Beats Music refresh, Spotify today also updated its iOS app adding several new features and UI changes to the music streaming app. The most notable change to Spotify Music is the addition of a new equalizer that allows...

Flickr Find: A colossal Mac setup next to the Colosseum

8 hours 51 min ago
You have to be just a tad bit jealous of Travis Isaacs and his Mac setup. Not only does he have a gorgeous Thunderbolt display mounted to his desk and connected to his MacBook Pro, he also has a lovely desk that is juxtaposed with art work featuring...

Retina MacBook Pro gets a processor bump across the line

9 hours 52 min ago
Eagle-eyed Apple Store watchers noticed the company's online commerce site taking a brief nap this morning, and sure enough when it woke up again something new had arrived: revised models of the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro, with faster Intel Haswell...

How different is Modern Combat 5 on a iPhone 4s and a 5c?

Mon, 2014-07-28 18:00
Modern Combat 5 has finally hit the iTunes store, bringing fiery action to your iOS devices. There's just one question you may still be asking yourself: how will it run on my phone. The folks at AppSpy have put together a comparison video showing how...

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

Mon, 2014-07-28 17:30
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 MagicalPad HD [iPad;...

An iPhone 6 case we can believe in

Mon, 2014-07-28 17:15
Here at TUAW, we will usually pass on the emailed tips that come in from readers showing a Mr. Blurrycam rendition of purported next-generation iPhone or iPad parts. But when a case manufacturer we know and trust sends us a bunch of well-photographed...

How Apple laptops interfaced with phones in 1999

Mon, 2014-07-28 17:00
1999 doesn't seem all that long ago, but it was -- it really was. Here we see a PowerBook 550c (1995/1996) getting frisky with an NTT Personal PALDiO (1999) Japanese flip phone in its PCMCIA slot. Not exactly as slick as an iPhone wirelessly chatting...

The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 28, 2014

Mon, 2014-07-28 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...

Waterfield Designs Cycling Ride Pouch: Take your iPhone along for the ride

Mon, 2014-07-28 16:00
Cyclists love to pack minimally, but for even a casual ride it's important to have spare tubes, tire irons, repair kits, a pump, and even your iPhone along. Waterfield Designs teamed up with cycling gear designer Eleven Vélo to produce the perfect...

1985 Macintosh Office ad reminds us how much space software used to take up

Mon, 2014-07-28 15:30
"Now there are more than 500 software programs for the Macintosh Office, so no matter what business you're in, you're in business." In just one sentence this 1985 Macintosh Office ad explained to viewers why it was going to change the way they worked...

Daily Deals for July 28, 2014, featuring The Mac Mastery Bundle

Mon, 2014-07-28 15:15
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....

The Daily Beast website now offers a clever iOS app (Updated)

Mon, 2014-07-28 15:00
The Daily Beast website has been around since 2008. It's now owned by Newsweek/International Business Times IAC, focusing on politics and the arts. With a new free iOS app, readers get an easy-to-use look at the Daily Beast with a quick swipe...