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Yes, there is Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper!. All have their place and are terrific backup utilities, but it's also nice to see something new on the scene that adds a few tricks to your backup bag. Get Backup, from Belight Software...

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Last night, I was with a friend at CVS who was trying to pay for some items with Apple Pay. Oddly, the transaction couldn't be processed. This struck us as strange because Twitter had been abuzz with Apple Pay users indicating that the service has...

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This is my kitten, KitKat, way back in July. She's sitting on top of my vintage Apple II, where she often waits for me to get home from trips. That's a first-generation iPad next to her, so she can keep up with all her friends online....

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One of the great enjoyment of watching sporting events is to be able to share the moment with friends and other fans of your favorite teams. Now with Fanatic, a free universal app, you can do just that even more easily than before. Fanatic is a...

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ColorFit is a simple app that does one thing: uses a photo you take to suggest color palettes. Using the photograph, ColorFit will suggest a set of colors ("Use this colors" [sic]) using a variety of different color schemes including triad,...

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posted 6 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
A mad pirate atop a terrifying vulture has swooped in to and steal a map in The Adventures of SlingCat. An adventurous, yet adorable, blue cat named SlingCat is on a mission to rescue his rambunctious sister and the other half of the aforementioned...

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Slices of Apple is a documentary series exploring the success of Apple as a company. It seeks to educate business leaders, entrepreneurs and laypeople about how Apple keeps delivering consistently great products. In this episode of Slices of Apple,...

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One of the surprising new features Apple added to the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 is a pre-installed Apple SIM which allows users to conveniently switch over to different cell providers as they please. On its website, Apple describes the benefits...

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Some of you are actually looking forward to the arrival of winter and all that snow. Those of you in this group are probably active winter sports enthusiasts. It won't be long now, in fact, at least one Colorado ski resort has already opened one lift...

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With free music more accessible than ever before, music downloads are on the decline. Specifically, The Wall Street Journal reports that music downloads on iTunes are down by 13-14% since the beginning of the year. Digital music sales at Apple...

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Sometimes the capabilities in our iPhones amazes me. Looksery takes real-time video from your iPhone camera and detects your face's geometry. It then overlays a number of effects, some creepy, so you can send spooky pics or wacky videos to your...

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After a brief delay, Civilization: Beyond Earth is finally coming to Mac this holiday season. Pre-orders have launched for the Mac version of the game via developer Aspyr's online game store GameAgent.com. As a bonus, all GameAgent pre-orders will...

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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 Bike Baron [iOS...

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Consumers with Visa's Amazon Rewards card can now use the card with Apple Pay, according to a report from MacRumors. Compatibility with Apple Pay was seemingly green-lit today, and should help alleviate a number of frustrated Amazon Rewards card...

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The Apple logo is a fairly common subject of custom pastry artists -- the Apple pie jokes write themselves -- but rarely do any intrepid chefs attempt to recreate the colorful retro look. Flickr user Pingiwingi knocked it out of the park with this...

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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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Collaboration across multiple devices could get a whole lot more interesting if MIT's newest device hack catches on. It's a combination of software and hardware called HuddleLamp, and it lets you turn all your touchscreen gadgets into a single...

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Tim Cook earlier this week traveled to China where he met with Chinese authorities to discuss a gamut of privacy issues, including recent allegations that the Chinese government recently set up a man in the middle attack to stealthily capture iCloud...

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The latest from the "Why didn't they have this when I was in school?" news is a very cool app that scans printed mathematical expressions and then solves them. PhotoMath (free) is every school kid's dream. The app was pointed out by Mike Rose, who...

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Apple announced this week that it is expanding its TestFlight Beta testing service, now allowing developers to include public beta testers. According to the new program details, developers can invite up to 1,000 public beta testers via iTunes...

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Life Analytics seems to want to do what Moves tried to do: provide you with a record of everywhere you've been but with some graphs to show you how you divide your time among the places you inhabit or visit. However, unlike Moves, which was purchased...

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posted 7 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
République, the stealth action game that made a name for itself thanks to console-quality production values and a deep storyline, just got its biggest update yet. Episode 3, titled Ones & Zeroes is the largest episode thus far, and continues the...

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Vision Puzzle is a fun, but challenging game where players try to spot the differences between two similarly looking images. Players have two minutes to spot five differences between two images which adds a nice challenge to a common game. Vision...

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posted 7 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
You may remember my review of Cambridge Audio's Bluetone 100 Bluetooth speaker last month. The Bluetone 100 is a 100-watt true stereo speaker that delivers the best sound I've ever heard out of a Bluetooth speaker, and it earned a four star rating...

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Rite Aid has reportedly disabled support for Apple Pay according to a report published today in MacRumors. Though the NFC terminals at Rite Aid stores are technically compatible with Apple Pay, it appears that steps are being taken to specifically...

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