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Think iCloud's two-factor authentication protects your privacy? It doesn't

1 hour 26 min ago
As the forensic analysis of the weekend's celebrity intimate photo leak continues, plenty of attention is being focused on iCloud's photo storage as a likely vector for the criminal theft of the images. Proof of concept code for a brute-force attack...

Unwrapping Folds: what's inside?

1 hour 56 min ago
Folds is a triangular tile puzzle game where you select a tile and try to line it up with another tile of the same color, but the opposite shape. Together they make a square where you can then fold one of the tiles over to create a shape that will...

The most common reasons apps get rejected from the App Store

2 hours 26 min ago
Apple last week posted a new page on its developer website relaying the most common reasons why applications are rejected from the App Store. The list of reasons provided by Apple isn't terribly surprising, and includes obvious strikes such as...

Reddit launches new Ask Me Anything app for AMA sessions

2 hours 56 min ago
Reddit today has released its new Ask Me Anything iOS app with support for both live and archived Reddit AMAs. The new app is designed for mobile users who are visiting Reddit's website in increasing numbers. AMAs are a popular Reddit interview...

Apple, FBI investigating possible iCloud celebrity photo theft

3 hours 26 min ago
Both the FBI and Apple are investigating the theft of private celebrity photos in an intrusion that may have used iCloud to gain access to the images. As reported by The Telegraph, FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller confirmed the government agency's...

Hands on with Voice Dream's ebook narration

4 hours 26 min ago
As the school year heads back into session, many students have a lot of new reading on their plate. Parents whose children struggle with assigned books might be considering ways to augment that material. Over the summer, Amazon regularly offered to...

iOS 8: Hey Siri!

5 hours 26 min ago
It's surprising how much I both love and am bothered by the new Hey Siri feature. It offers what's probably the best and the worst of all iOS 8 features at the same time. So what's this dichotomy? How can I be so split down the middle about this? Let...

Cubot is a fun, minimalist puzzler

Mon, 2014-09-01 14:30
For fans of shape-based slide puzzles, such as the Rubick's Cube and Tetris will enjoy Cubot. This game, at it's core, is simply rolling cubes around on a grid of squares, to a square that corresponds with a cube's color (the basic cubes are blue)....

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

Mon, 2014-09-01 13:00
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 Algebra Touch [iOS...

Daily Deals for September 1, 2014

Mon, 2014-09-01 12:00
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....

iCloud password hack published, blocked as celebrity photo theft confirmed

Mon, 2014-09-01 11:00
If you've been enjoying the US holiday weekend away from sources of news, well done. If not, you may well have seen reports of a large cache of explicit photos of celebrities being published to 4chan's image boards, including Academy Award winner...

Aplos is a very flawed, but beautiful new Twitter client

Mon, 2014-09-01 09:30
Aplos is a brand new Twitter app for iPhone that tries to shove important user features into a minimalistic design. Some highlights include a unified timeline for multiple accounts, web browsing reminiscent of Facebook's chat heads and intelligent...

Rumor Roundup: Schrödinger's iPhone

Mon, 2014-09-01 08:00
More iPhone 6 component photos 'confirm' silver, gray and gold colors, depict larger internal speaker and new vibrator design (9to5 Mac) At least 9to5 Mac had the decency to put "confirm" in sarcastiquotes. These photos look like they were taken in...

Craaave is an app that finally makes music truly social

Sun, 2014-08-31 21:00
Making music social is a feat many have tried accomplishing but no one has quite nailed it. Spotify and Facebook came pretty close when they teamed up to share what Spotify users were listening to on their Facebook profiles. This worked for a little...

Flick Knights is flicktastic fun

Sun, 2014-08-31 20:00
Flick Knights is a turn-based strategy game where you play against others online or in local play. The goal of Flick Knights is to flick your characters into the opposing team's characters to cause enough damage to flick them out of the arena and...

See what time it is around the world with Time Zones + World Clock Time Converter

Sun, 2014-08-31 19:00
Although the included Time app from Apple is useful enough, Time Zones + World Clock Time Converter (free with in-app purchase) goes Apple a few steps better. The attractive GUI features the ability to rename locations, so you can call a place "Mom...

Smiley Alarm Clock is how the selfie generation wakes up

Sun, 2014-08-31 18:00
Capitalizing on the selfie craze, the Smiley Alarm Clock aims to start your morning off with a smile. Unfortunately, the app, which requires iOS 7.1 and works on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, leads to frustration and general annoyance. The...

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

Sun, 2014-08-31 16:00
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 StarTracker - Best...

Follow Europe's best in Champions League 2014-2015

Sun, 2014-08-31 15:30
The draw for the Group Stage of the Champions League was held recently with the first games set for mid-September. You can follow all the action live on Champions League 2014-2015. The universal free app requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. In Champions...

A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

Sun, 2014-08-31 14:00
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: Sonos Play:3 and Play:5 wireless speakers review for Mac...