posted 6 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Today's problems with the release of iOS 8.0.1 may have put a damper on your afternoon, leaving you with Touch ID not working or the inability to call people. You could probably use a pick me up. Thankfully YouTube video songster Jonathan Mann is...

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Another year passes, and we get new versions of Adobe's consumer photo and video apps, Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements. We're at version 13 for both in this new release. Significant changes include Retina display support on Macs and very cool...

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Another voice has been heard from in the chorus of those praising the cameras built into Apple's newest smartphones. DxO Labs, a French-based software company that maintains a website of technical measurements of lenses and cameras, has given the...

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This shouldn't come as surprising news to anyone who has watched Apple's sales figures over the past decade or so, but the company has just ended up at the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index list for personal computers, laptops and...

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iOS 8's first update appears to be breaking both cellular service and Touch ID on iPhones, and restarting the devices doesn't fix it. Multiple users on social media are reporting the bugs and our own Steve Sande has fallen victim to the unfortunately...

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Update: There's a bug in iOS 8.0.1. After updating, many users are reporting loss of all cellular service and Touch ID. I can verify this personally. We'll be posting instructions on how to revert to iOS 8.0 soon. In the meantime, do not...

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A hoax viral marketing scam advising iPhone owners to microwave their phones is ubiquitous enough that the communications department of the Los Angeles Police Department has decided to publicly debunk the advertisement. As reported by the LA Times,...

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Some people can't stand gadget destruction experiments, especially when the device being obliterated is brand new and hard to find. The iPhone 6 has spent the week or so since its debut getting destroyed by everything from water to power tools, all...

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Apple's current marketing campaign for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is focusing on the sizes of the new handsets, which are larger than earlier iPhone models. To help consumers get a feel for the size of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple is cleverly...

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Did you order an iPhone 6 Plus only to find that the phone was far too big when it finally arrived at your door? I mean seriously, the thing is practically a coffee table. But that's ok, thanks to Japan's Thanko Inc., which has come up with an...

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Chicago Sun-Times technology journalist Andy Ihnatko unboxes both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as part of his YouTube series The Very Least I Could Do. Ihnatko spends 20 minutes covering the features of the two phones and how they compare to their Android...

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Fuel Burner is a free game for currently available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is optimized for iPhone 5. The goal of the game is to land all the helicopters in each level on landing pads marked with an "H" and landing on roofs in between to...

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Size aside, the bevy of camera enhancements Apple has baked into the two iPhone 6 models really make both devices extraordinarily compelling. While there's nothing wrong with admiring the stunning photos made possible by the new iPhone cameras, one...

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According to TechCrunch, Apple may be acquiring Dutch startup Prss. Prss was founded in 2013 by Jochem Wijnands and Michel Elings of Trvl magazine, which was one of the first iPad newsstand magazines and received accolades in 2010 for its...

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Tocomail for Gmail is a kid-friendly Gmail client designed specifically to make emailing a simpler and safer experience so that parents don't have to worry. The vibrant, colorful UI and fun tools is sure to grab the attention of young ones while the...

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posted 7 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
I love the combination of small computers and Bluetooth keyboards. Back in the day when I was using a Palm IIIc, I remember using a Stowaway keyboard (non-Bluetooth) to make my device into a really small "laptop". It was great for taking meeting...

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Amazing Brick is a puzzle game that involves repeated tapping to maneuver a diamond shape (assumably, the brick) past obstacles.The the is available for the iPhone and iPad. I played the version optimized for iPhone 5. To play, you tap multiple times...

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I first got a look at Perfectly Clear when it came out for iOS. It was a nice, quick and easy, one-touch solution for improving photos without a lot of editing pain. Perfectly Clear now works on the Mac as a plug-in for Photoshop or Lightroom and...

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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 Flesh & Blood - Attack...

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Pad & Quill has a bunch of new products rolling out, and the company's owners are always thinking of TUAW readers. When the new Attaché Leather Bag (US$449.99, with $419.99 introductory price) and three new iPhone 6/6 Plus cases were announced, the...

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A few weeks ago we reported that FXNOW would soon be making its way to the Apple TV. Well, friends, that day has come. Apple today added the FXNOW channel to the ever expanding Apple TV lineup. FXNOW is effectively an on-demand service featuring...

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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 Pay won't be active until sometime next month, but companies in the payment space are already reacting to the newest kid on the block. Some, like PayPal, have resorted to fear-mongering. Others, like Square, are making adjustments to welcome...

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Back in June I wrote about the Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller, a US$249/$299 (depending on number of zones) intelligent sprinkler controller with an accompanying app that allows amazing control over your yard irrigation. Iro adjusts to weather...

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The critics love the iPhone 6, but nature seems to be quite satisfied with the previous generation of Apple's smartphone. As you can see in the video below, the iPhone is quite the popular venue for this crowd of leopard frogs who just can't believe...

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