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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: Pulse by Sengled: iOS-controllable LED lights, with...

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I reviewed Pro HDR many years ago when it was among the first High Dynamic Range apps and best of the camera apps for the iPhone. In short order, Apple added HDR capability to its own software, but in general the third-party apps do a better...

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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...

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Instapaper has built a loyal following by being one of the best article grabbers available, with healthy options for free and premium users. Depending on your tolerance for robot voices Instapaper's text-to-speech feature can be a game changer in...

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I want a black MacBook, you want a black MacBook, we all want black MacBooks, so where is our black MacBook? We got a lot of cool things at yesterday's special event, including an über iMac, a more powerful yet less expensive Mac mini, and of...

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You can't blame a cat for hogging all of the computer equipment in a house. After all, you probably pay more attention to the electronics than you do to your cat (or at least the cat will think so...), so he's going to try to do his best to grab all...

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Sixty Vocab is a tool for learning foreign languages that incorporates a mixture of study sessions and games to help train your brain. Its purpose is not to learn the entire language, but rather just the most common vocabulary words so it's easy to...

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In LetterPop players compete against other players in turn-based matches to create the longest words from a random assortment of 15 letters. There are three rounds lasting 90 seconds each, that players compete to get the highest score from before the...

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Apple support boards are chattering today about the graphical changes in iTunes 12. The beloved, or in some cases tolerated sidebar is pretty much gone. Your music, movies and devices are now a row of icons at the top left of the iTunes window. This...

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Autocorrect comes for us all someday, telling our loved ones they're petty instead of pretty or removing the righteous fire from a angry text when it censors your profanity. Autocorrect comes for us all, even when we least expect it. Like during a...

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As the seasons change and we move away from the hot summer days into cooler autumn days and nights we change our habits. The same thing happens with fish and iFishEarth Fishing Reports can help you locate where all the fish have gone. This free...

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The war between streaming services is great for consumers, because it's created an arms race of sorts between each services app's to be better than the rest. Todays latest upgrade comes courtesy of Rdio, featuring improved sound quality, CarPlay...

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If you have a car and an iPhone, chances are they already know each other. CarPlay builds on the iPod interfaces that are available on nearly every new model. It's not a direct mirror of your iPhone, but a tailored set of apps with a pared-down...

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Just a few days after indicating its intention to wind down operations, GT Advanced Technologies on Thursday said it plans to eliminate 727 jobs from its sapphire manufacturing plant in Mesa, Arizona beginning next week. AZCentral reports: GT...

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Chris Breen has a quick writeup on how to set your iPhone to route calls through your Mac (or use your Mac to make calls). Some important things to know: Your iPhone and Mac must be on the same WiFi network and you'll need iOS 8 and Yosemite...

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If you've been a bit confused over the various iCloud security tweaks and alterations that have cropped up over the past few months, you're absolutely not alone. Apple's two-factor authentication, the company's recent security tweak that pushes more...

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Apple unveiled its new iPad Air 2 and Retina iPad mini 3 during yesterday's October press event. The pair of tablets will go on sale next week, but Apple is accepting pre-orders for those who want to reserve their unit ahead of time. After going...

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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....

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Over the past 10+ years, John Siracusa of Ars Technica has been delivering comprehensive OS X reviews that put all others to shame. The level of detail provided in Siracusa's reviews is astounding, the breadth of topics covered...

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An interactive story for children ages 6-8 about a boy who visits a treehouse home to four bears fills the screen in The Boy and the Bears Read Out Aloud. The storybook features microphone support which lets children practice reading the story and...

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Apple certainly has a talent for making people lust after products they previously didn't know they wanted; such is the case with Apple's new 27-inch Retina 5K iMac. Apple's latest and greatest iMac comes with a 5120 x 2880 pixel display, offering...

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OCR - Optical Character Recognition is a very difficult thing to do right. Scanning pages of text can now be done fairly successfully, but business cards have always been a mess. Some are loaded with design elements, weird fonts, and non-standard...

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When Apple first introduced Apple Pay this past summer, it said that the service would initially be available at 220,000 merchant locations spread out across 18 retail companies. On Thursday, Apple revealed that the number of retail merchants...

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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 FX Photo Studio HD...

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Cerasis Quest, a story based compilation of mini games, follows the traditional storyline of a damsel in distress needing saving. Except instead of a damsel, the prince is the one needing saving. Currently, the game features two different mini games,...

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