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Social and photography are two very crowded markets in the App Store. Getting noticed is the first trick; gathering a following is the next. The developers of Cirqle for iPhone (free) are hoping their combination of communal photo streams, or...

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T-Mobile has announced it will begin to take pre-orders of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 starting on Wednesday, October 22. Using T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan T-Mobile customers will be able to get a 16GB model of either device for $0 down and...

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To say that Apple glossed over the iPad Mini 3 last week would be putting it mildly. All told, Apple spent exactly 35 seconds discussing the device. And with good reason, the iPad Mini 3 is essentially the same device as the iPad Mini 2, the lone...

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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 Pro Reader - PDF, DJVU,...

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Major League Baseball in recent years has been particularly receptive to new technologies, as evidenced by its forward thinking MLB.com At Bat app and its early support of digital ticketing via Apple's Passbook app. So with the World Series starting...

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The iPad and iPhone are both selling extremely well these days, but Apple's other portable, the iPod, is having a rough go of things. Being replaced by smartphones as the default mobile music player of choice, the iPod dipped to under 15 million...

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Earlier this year, on the recommendation of former TUAW lead Megan Lavey Heaton, I gave iBooks the heave-ho and installed Marvin on my iPad. A US$3.99 app, Marvin, Megs insisted, was the ebook reader I'd been waiting for, and one that I could easily...

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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 earnings results yesterday blew away analyst estimates. Yeah, yeah, what else is new? Apple also set a new iPhone sales record for the September quarter. Par for the course, really. Apple last quarter sold 5.5 million Macs, more than it's...

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Flare 2 for Mac (currently on sale for US$9.99 regularly $14.99) is a well thought out and executed app for photographers who want to get beyond the basics in photo effects. The app comes with dozens of filters, and each can be adjusted by the user,...

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As a fisherman on rough seas, players must trawl for a variety of fish while avoiding enemies that cost players' nets in Bottom Feeders (free with in app purchases). There are a few power-ups players can use to help them get all of the fish in each...

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posted 4 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
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 today posted earnings results for its recent September quarter and blew past analyst estimates with profits of $8.5 billion on the back of $42.1 billion in revenue. For the quarter, Apple's EPS came in at $1.42, an impressive 20% increase year...

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How fast is using Apple Pay? Walgreens has released a video showing how the service works at their stores, specifically at the pharmacy. In total the transaction takes 44 seconds, and that's with the confirmations that come along with entering a...

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For the first time in the history of the iPhone, Apple launched two new sizes of its iconic handset this year, so which way the sales would swing was anyone's guess. The smaller -- and cheaper -- iPhone 6 was obviously going to beat out its bigger...

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Apple Pay is now out in the wild and the early reviews have thus far been positive, with the entire process working as seamlessly as Apple's demo video indicated. As it stands now, Apple Pay currently works with MasterCard, Visa, and American...

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Monday October 20 is the first day Apple Pay will be available to use at select retailers across the U.S., but will you be ready to bust out your phone and make a purchase? Here's a handy walkthrough for making sure you're ready when you hit the...

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Mail in OS X hasn't gotten a lot of love over the last few years, with its feature set remaining pretty inert. Finally, with the release of Yosemite, Mail has received some very nice and useful updates. One of the most compelling features in Mail...

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Bloxland Story is an arcade-style game for iOS with a classic look and feel. The object of the game is to complete as many puzzles eliminating similar blocks to eventually rescue Blox, whatever that is. There's a standard Story mode with 40 stages -...

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With Apple Pay launching today, Apple's Eddy Cue spoke briefly to the Wall Street Journal about some of the challenges faced by Apple's new mobile payments platform. For instance, while the 220,000 merchant locations that will accept Apple Pay at...

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The advent of TouchID is making it easier than ever to trust other people to use your phone without worrying if they're snooping through your files. Dropbox for iOS has been updated for iOS 8 users to support TouchID unlocking. With the service set...

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Re/Code today adds more color to a previous report claiming that Apple is hoping to secure a lower monthly rate for its Beats Music app. According to the report, Apple is urging record labels to agree to a $5 monthly rate for all-you-can-eat...

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Apple today released iOS 8.1, bringing the version out of beta and making it available to the public. As announced last week, the latest version of iOS brings Apple Pay to supported devices and adds Photo Library access to iCloud. It also enables...

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Apple is scheduled to reveal its Q4 earnings today at 5PM EST, which means analysts far and wide are weighing in on what numbers they expect Tim Cook and company to reveal. The consensus seems to be quite positive, with all of Fortune's long list of...

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