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For all the fun we Apple bloggers have with Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's insistence that Apple's going to come out with some sort of amazing smart TV, you have to hand it to the man for two things. First, his persistence in believing that dre...

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We often laud our smartphones and tablets for being thin, but we often forget that monitor technology has seen perhaps the greatest slim down in recent years. Case in point -- take a look at this vintage 20-inch Apple monitor fired up and photographe...

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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 Gangstar Vegas [iOS Uni...

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Apple has stopped selling iPads, iPhones and other products on its Russian website due to the extreme fluctuations in the rouble, reports Bloomberg. Since the start of the week, the Russian currency has lost up to 20 percent of its value, kicking off...

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NANPISA is an interactive journey into real-world issues and educational subject matter. When players select a category, they are presented with a series of video clips that relate to that subject matter and after the clip, players answer a question ...

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Google quietly updated the free Google Drive app to version 3.4.0 yesterday, improving the iOS version with some features that should make Google's cloud solution more competitive with the likes of iCloud drive and Dropbox. The biggest addition for ...

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Twelve South has released its iconic BookBook for the iPhone 6 Plus (US$59.99), and if you're looking for something to replace your thin protective case, your stand case, and your wallet, you've come to the right place. Check out the review, then ent...

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Google has updated the Google Wallet app for iOS with a few nifty new features. On the security front the app now features support for Touch ID, allowing users to avoid using a PIN to open the mobile wallet. Users can also now access their loyalty an...

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There are so many weather apps out there... As a general rule, I often find that the pretty ones don't have a lot of information, and the ones with more information provided have worse user interfaces. Wthr Complete (US$1.99) breaks that rule by add...

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The iTunes music store is a great way for small independent artists to give people access to their music, but it's no longer a good place for white power bands. Following a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center on the large number of albums fro...

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Like many TUAW readers, I'm one of those people who has been drooling over the GoPro Hero4 Black action camera since it was recently released. But at US$500, it's a bit on the high side for someone who doesn't actually engage in a lot of activities t...

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Of course all roller coaster games have their twists and turns, but Off the Rails (US$1.99) lets you build a complex roller coaster in real time as you steer. As you move your iPad or iPhone you see the roller coaster being constructed in front of yo...

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Anyone who knows me understands that I live with an all-consuming travel lust. There's nothing I like more than going out to see what else is in the world. It's a prohibitively expensive fascination, so I'm often forced to accept compromises. RoundMe...

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Instagram has released a new update that introduces some exciting features to the photo sharing application. Instagramers can now upload slo-mo videos to the service, ensuring an uptick in adorable clips of pets and children his holiday season. In ad...

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Do you have too many friends? Do you absolutely hate when someone wants to hang out with you? Are you the kind of person who is far too important to field a text from each individual friend and would simply like to put a big "Do Not Disturb" sign on ...

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Ride, Run, "n" Record is now Social Downhill. This free universal runs on iOS 7.0 or later and is intended for gravity sports enthusiasts. So if you are a longboarder, downhill mountain bike rider, skier or snowboarder, you should take a look. The l...

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I let Apple's iCloud manage my contact information, but I understand that not everyone does. If you live on the Google side of contact management, check out FullContact. It's a service that keeps all relevant information in sync between devices, whil...

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Developer Contrast today delivered two new iOS apps to the App Store, Group Text+ (US$1.99 during launch) and Email+ ($2.99). The idea behind these new apps? In the case of Group Text+, making it fast and easy to send SMS or iMessage texts to a group...

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Less than 24 hours after closing arguments were presented in Apple's iPod antitrust lawsuit, a jury ruled that Apple did not violate any antitrust laws when it took proactive measures to prevent songs downloaded from competing music services from bei...

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Apple today confirmed to the New York Times that its mobile payment service, Apple Pay, has expanded in recent weeks to include more than a dozen new banks and retailers. This expansion in the mobile payment service follows an earlier surge in new pa...

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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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Apple's iPod antitrust lawsuit wrapped up on Monday afternoon, capping off a week-long trial that has been close to 10 years in the making. Now, the case has been handed off to a jury that will deliberate whether or not Apple chose to keep its iTunes...

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If you were looking for further proof that the iPhone 6 is setting a new standard for smartphone popularity the world over, look no further than Google's 2014 search trend wrap-up. In the U.S. and abroad, the iPhone 6 tops virtually every tech search...

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4K video is becoming "The Next Big Thing", with screen resolution that is much greater than what you get from that measly 1920 x 1080 pixel display. Since there's not a lot of content available in the 4K format at this time, how do you impress your f...

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Apple's effort to appeal the adverse judgement handed down by Judge Denise Cote began yesterday before a three-judge panel. As a quick recap, Cote, back in July of 2013, ruled that Apple illegally colluded with book publishers to artificially inflate...

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