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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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Scutify is a combination of many things, but it's mainly a social network built around the stock market. Monitor your important stocks and their current prices, get into trading and investing and chat about them with other members of Scutify. Post qu...

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Google today unveiled its annual "Year in Search" overview, which profiles the most popular search terms for 2014. As you would expect, Apple ranked high in the Consumer Electronics category, grabbing the number one spot with "iPhone 6" and following...

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Store It, free in the App Store, has the potential to be more powerful than other wishlist and gift apps on the market. It has a great concept, but isn't so great in execution. You add items to your list by searching websites with the in-app browser...

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I've just spent the day using Topaz Impression, a US$99.00 Mac app that can totally and convincingly transform your photos into works of art that look like paintings, pencil or charcoal sketches, or just about any style that you can imagine. I've se...

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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 The Bearded Hero [iOS U...

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Most of us are competitive whether we are playing tennis or golf, video games, or just about in everything we do. However working out and getting fit is an individual activity. You can only measure your success or failures against yourself. MetricMe ...

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Today's lesson in iPhone hygiene comes from Reddit user Flippy1 who took this lovely/horrifying image of a friend's recently uncased iPhone. While we understand that you may never want to take off your case for fear of damaging your precious device, ...

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TuneXeso is a music matching game that lets you pick any artist on iTunes, hear samples of the songs, then try to match them with the duplicate sample using your memory as you flick through the unlabeled collection. With the 16 songs the app presents...

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It's been an interesting year for Foursquare. First, the company that popularized mobile check-ins broke off its popular location sharing feature into a separate app, leaving more than a few miffed users to wonder what the point of it all was, and no...

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It just got a lot easier to set your business up to access Apple Pay. ShopKeep has updated its iPad app to offer support for Apple Pay, and is offering new merchants who sign up for the service the new NFC-compatible hardware for free. Current ShopKe...

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Whenever Apple releases a new iPhone, there's always a sizable chasm between supply and demand. Time and time again, Apple has noted during earnings conference calls that quarterly iPhone sales would have been higher save for supply lagging significa...

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I'm always on the lookout for new and different wallpapers to install on my iPhone and spruce up my homescreen. One excellent collection that I stumbled across (thanks to PetaPixel) is Aerial Wallpapers by João Paulo Bernardes. Bernardes searches thr...

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