posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Instead of sitting in front of the TV to watch The Masters, bring it along with you on your iPad or iPhone while you hit the links this weekend. The tournament closes on Sunday, so don't miss those critical last holes just because you are out and...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Cats always seem to be off in some world of their own, but TUAW reader Roy Behymer found a way to entrance his beautiful cat Sienna with the help of an iPad mini and an app by rock legend Todd Rundgren. "This is Sienna. Normally she's aloof and...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
It's a great time to be the owner of a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac! A number of manufacturers have released Thunderbolt-based docks that make it possible for you to plug in one thin cable and have access to a world of ports. The latest company to jump...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Intellectual Ventures is a patent holding company that's often referenced as an example of widescale and aggressive patent trolling. Co-founded by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures likes to spin its business model as...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Tattoos are one of the most unique form of personal expression, given that they're permanent (mostly), painful and artistic all at once. Getting a tattoo of a company logo or product is often seen as foolhardy or shortsighted. But Apple fans are a...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
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 Pepi Bath [iOS...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Shawn Blanc wrote about how his grandfather's iPad has enabled him to take more photos, just a few days after my dad told me how much my grandmother in Bolivia uses her iPad. My grandma, who is now 80, does yoga regularly and volunteers constantly....

Read More...
posted 12 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. Don't forget to check out our "Today in the App Store" post that singles...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Along with the iPhone predictions I covered yesterday from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo -- who, despite being wrong about new Apple products many times, is described by various outlets as "spot on" and "pretty reliable" -- we were graced with...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Here's your Apple news for Friday, April 11. Enjoy the weekend, folks. Apple opts out of a recent patent acquisition by Intellectual Ventures. Both Apple and Intel have opted not to participate in the latest buy. Formerly, Apple joined Intel,...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
This happens to me all the time. I get snuggled up under the blanket, ready to check my Twitter feed and Facebook posts one last time before calling it a night. It's always then and there that I realize my iPhone battery is at less than 10 percent...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
It took me a minute to figure out the humor in the homescreen above, but once I did it made me go "heh". My only regret is that I didn't think of making it first. Too clever....

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Skylit is a new app from Stay Kids that falls into the weather category, even though it doesn't deliver forecast information. Instead of detailed weather information, the app focuses on sunrise and sunset, which are important pieces of information...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Former Apple engineer Don Melton posted a heartwarming and fascinating post late on Thursday highlighting his memories of working with Steve Jobs. The entire post is well worth reading in its entirety as it provides a more up-close and personal...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Yesterday on TUAW TV Live, Doc Rock and I did our favorite app and hardware picks of the week, and mine was a surprising app that has changed the way that I look at scanning. As I mentioned on the show, I have despised physical scanners since my...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
I spend a lot of time reviewing apps, and I follow the same general cycle. The apps are actively used for a few weeks and then they sit idly, gathering dust until I delete them from my phone. There are some apps, though, that stand out to me and...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
comiXology has made waves over the years by providing a high quality digital solution for comic book fans. Its revolutionary Guided View™ mode allow readers to view a comic panel-by-panel on mobile devices that previously weren't suitable for comic...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Family Guy is an easy target for snobs who think their personal tastes are universal. Despite its often maligned reputation the show has been a major part of American pop culture since 1999, spreading dark jokes across the airwaves with a gleeful...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Webcams were one of the forerunners of the current Internet of Things boom, allowing smartphone-toting geeks to keep an eye on the office or homestead while out and about. Piper (starting at US$239), powered by iControl Networks, is targeted at the...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
In the years since the passing of Steve Jobs we've seen countless tributes in virtually all forms, but the edible work of chef -- nay, artist -- Wilhelm Rodriguez is particularly amazing. Using your standard pizza ingredients, Rodriguez, who...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Windy (US$2.99, universal) is a relaxation app for the iPhone and iPad. It's from the people behind Thunderspace, which I love. Both apps offer compelling "3D audio," which adds directionality to the sounds you hear. That is to say, raindrops hitting...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Localytics, a firm that tracks statistics about app usage, has released a study today that is of interest to users and app creators. The data tracks how people react to new apps, and tries to predict which apps will attract users and which...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Well, that's it, everyone! According to this BGR story, there's nothing left to know about the iPhone 6; we have all the information already. Wait, no we don't. The "insider" mentioned in the headline is none other than Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst with...

Read More...