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The Mac hole

3 hours 19 min ago
I've gotten upset with Safari in the past, but this might be taking things a bit too far. [Photo credit: Brian Porteous]...

How to turn a dead iPod into an upgraded budget music player

4 hours 19 min ago
When a beloved piece of technology dies, it's often hard to let go. We've all seen basements and closets cluttered with the corpses of burned-out hardware that once served us well. Perhaps you've got a drawer somewhere with your dead USB sticks or an...

Pelican ProGear Voyager iPhone 5/5s case: Solid protection at a reasonable price

5 hours 19 min ago
Pelican Products, Inc. today announced a new rough-and-tough case for the iPhone 5 and 5s -- the Pelican ProGear Voyager (US$50). The case will only be available at AT&T retail stores and through a special AT&T website, or you can take a chance at...

The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 18, 2014

5 hours 49 min ago
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...

Booqpad: Combining iPad tech with good old paper

6 hours 19 min ago
Booq makes some nice products for Apple fans, and one of the more recent announcements from the company was for the Booqpad for iPad Air (US$60 for grey, $95 for black/stone). While it looks like just a plain-Jane folio case for the newest iPad, it...

iSpotlight is a news app for following the rich and famous

7 hours 19 min ago
iSpotlite (free) lets you follow your favorite athletes, bands, or celebrities by feeding you web-sourced news and even the Twitter feeds of the rich and famous. Once you have selected some celebs to follow, you can opt for news, Twitter feeds...

Daily Deals for April 18, 2014, featuring the The iPhone Lens Kit For Unmatched Photography

7 hours 49 min 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. Don't forget to check out our "Today in the App Store" post that singles...

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

8 hours 19 min ago
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 Ski Jumping Pro [iOS...

Jobs, directed by Michael Bay

8 hours 49 min ago
The upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is going through some growing pains, with would-be director David Fincher no longer on board to guide the project. We've already taken a look at what the flick could look like, depending on which director ends up taking...

Apps We Actually Use: NotesTab Pro lets me sync notes from Mac to iPad

9 hours 19 min ago
I often find that I need to record snippets of information -- the link to this new app, the name of that updated app and so on. These are small items that I need for a specific purpose and usually only for a short amount of time. I often try to...

Analysts chime in on Apple's Q2 2014 iPhone sales figures

10 hours 19 min ago
With Apple's earnings report slated for next Wednesday, all eyes will be focused on how many iPhones the company sold during the quarter gone by. As the prime source of Apple's quarterly revenue and profits, iPhone sales are often looked at as a...

Sketch 3 makes a great design tool even better

11 hours 19 min ago
If you're a designer type, you've probably heard about Sketch. It's an ambitious attempt (by a team of just four people) to produce a vector drawing application that can make the Adobe Creative Suite a moot point for most designers. That's not their...

John Sculley regrets ousting Steve Jobs and other news for April 18, 2014

11 hours 49 min ago
It's Friday! Slip on a pair of loafers and browse today's Apple news in a leisurely fashion. Because it's Friday. And you're a boss. In an interview with Times of India, former Apple CEO John Sculley admitted that ousting Steve Jobs was a mistake....

iPhone 101: Add a useful message or contact information to your lock screen

13 hours 19 min ago
Unlike OS X which has a native setting for adding a message to your lock screen, iOS lacks this option. You still can add a message to your lock screen -- you just have to be a bit more creative and must spend a little extra time creating a custom...

What happens when an Apple fan meets an Android admirer (Humor)

14 hours 19 min ago
What happens when an Apple fan meets an Android admirer -- a never-ending discussion over which platform is better. If only these dicussions were as amicable as this....

- ..- .- .-- presents 5 apps for World Amateur Radio Day

15 hours 19 min ago
We'll bet you didn't know that today is World Amateur Radio Day, which is celebrated by radio amateurs on April 18th to commemorate the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in Paris in 1925. In honor of WARD, here are five apps...

Dropbox acquires Loom and other news from April 17, 2014

22 hours 19 min ago
Dropbox is continuing to swallow up other companies, this time acquiring photo storage site Loom. Loom emerged as an alternative to EverPix after its demise in late 2013, and I gave it a try for a few months. A review for TUAW was in my queue when...

The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 17, 2014

Thu, 2014-04-17 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 Rough Rider leather messenger bag: Review and giveaway

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:00
Over the past year or so, we've seen a trend emerging from high-end laptop bag manufacturers like Waterfield Designs and Pad & Quill -- use of leather as a primary material in their products. This not only provides a beautiful finish to the products,...

Design synergy

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:30
Not only does the original Mac mini fit perfectly inside the bottom of the G4 cube, but all the cords and rear fan are perfectly accessible from the gap in the rear. It's almost like it was planned. [Photo credit: Djenan Kozic]...