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The war between streaming services is great for consumers, because it's created an arms race of sorts between each services app's to be better than the rest. Todays latest upgrade comes courtesy of Rdio, featuring improved sound quality, CarPlay...

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If you have a car and an iPhone, chances are they already know each other. CarPlay builds on the iPod interfaces that are available on nearly every new model. It's not a direct mirror of your iPhone, but a tailored set of apps with a pared-down...

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Just a few days after indicating its intention to wind down operations, GT Advanced Technologies on Thursday said it plans to eliminate 727 jobs from its sapphire manufacturing plant in Mesa, Arizona beginning next week. AZCentral reports: GT...

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Chris Breen has a quick writeup on how to set your iPhone to route calls through your Mac (or use your Mac to make calls). Some important things to know: Your iPhone and Mac must be on the same WiFi network and you'll need iOS 8 and Yosemite...

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If you've been a bit confused over the various iCloud security tweaks and alterations that have cropped up over the past few months, you're absolutely not alone. Apple's two-factor authentication, the company's recent security tweak that pushes more...

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Apple unveiled its new iPad Air 2 and Retina iPad mini 3 during yesterday's October press event. The pair of tablets will go on sale next week, but Apple is accepting pre-orders for those who want to reserve their unit ahead of time. After going...

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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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Over the past 10+ years, John Siracusa of Ars Technica has been delivering comprehensive OS X reviews that put all others to shame. The level of detail provided in Siracusa's reviews is astounding, the breadth of topics covered...

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An interactive story for children ages 6-8 about a boy who visits a treehouse home to four bears fills the screen in The Boy and the Bears Read Out Aloud. The storybook features microphone support which lets children practice reading the story and...

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Apple certainly has a talent for making people lust after products they previously didn't know they wanted; such is the case with Apple's new 27-inch Retina 5K iMac. Apple's latest and greatest iMac comes with a 5120 x 2880 pixel display, offering...

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OCR - Optical Character Recognition is a very difficult thing to do right. Scanning pages of text can now be done fairly successfully, but business cards have always been a mess. Some are loaded with design elements, weird fonts, and non-standard...

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When Apple first introduced Apple Pay this past summer, it said that the service would initially be available at 220,000 merchant locations spread out across 18 retail companies. On Thursday, Apple revealed that the number of retail merchants...

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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 FX Photo Studio HD...

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Cerasis Quest, a story based compilation of mini games, follows the traditional storyline of a damsel in distress needing saving. Except instead of a damsel, the prince is the one needing saving. Currently, the game features two different mini games,...

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Popular OS X image editor Pixelmator is moving beyond its desktop roots and coming soon to the iPad. The iPad version was showcased today by Apple during its iPad Air 2 announcement, noting that the software is optimized to take advantage of the...

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Digital StrongBox is a simple app to securely store personal information, notes, photos, and videos on your iPhone or iPad so that it is safe from prying eyes. It uses AES-256 encryption, which is certainly strong enough for anyone's purposes and...

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MusicMakerJam is a free looping app available for iPad. Developed by music industry veteran, MAGIX, MusicMakerJam offers an extremely wide range of looping capabilities within its free version but only includes a limited set of samples starting with...

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Well, this is slightly awkward. Due to the vagaries of time zones and schedules and "the real world" and various other bits of whatnot, by the time this Rumor Roundup is published Apple's event will have already taken place. Oh, well. In the grand...

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Apple today announced the iPad Air 2 with a new A8X processor, anti-reflective display and Touch ID fingerprint sensor. One unannounced feature highlighted on Apple's website is a universal SIM card that ships with the device and is compatible with a...

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Apple just wrapped up its October press event, which saw the unveiling several new products including the iPad Air 2 and the Retina iMac. If you missed the original broadcast, you can now watch a rebroadcast of the full event on Apple's dedicated...

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Along with new iPads, today Apple announced the next step it it's line of iMacs, the 27" iMac Retina 5K display. The Retina 5K features the most powerful high resolution screen Apple has ever produced with 5120 x 2880 pixels; thats 14.7 million...

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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 today introduced two new iPad models, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. While Apple quickly glossed over the iPad Mini 3, it spent a considerable amount of time discussing the iPad Air 2, an upgrade which delivers a host of attractive...

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The computer industry is having a bit of trouble pushing against the horde of smartphones and tablets that are stealing away customers' gadget dollars. Not the Mac. According to new numbers revealed today at Apple's special event, the company...

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Apple today announced it was refreshing its Mac mini desktops, the first update the product line has seen in two years. The new Mac minis will include a 4th-generation Intel Core processor, Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000, PCIe flash storage,...

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