posted 10 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Good things come to those who wait. Fours years after being announced, Edinburgh, Scotland is getting an Apple store. The long delayed location will open on October 18, according to a banner posted outside of the store. MACNN is reporting the...

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posted 11 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 Weather Dial - A...

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posted 11 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. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Giant robots engage in intense online multiplayer battles to control and change beacons to their team's color in Walking War Robots (free with in app purchases). Players can unlock up to eight robots to battle with and 13 different weapon types which...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Sometimes you can't help but feel like you're just living inside your computer on a daily basis. Paul McCoubrie captured that feeling perfectly with this picture. [Photo credit: Paul McCoubrie]...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Skype has just launched its redesigned Mac client, introducing a new look that fits with the aesthetics of the upcoming OS X Yosemite. If you've been using the recently updated iPhone or iPad versions of the service you'll recognize the some of the...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Weather Wow (free with in-app purchases) has a nice GUI but that's about it. Pop up ads, sometimes full screen, mar the work that went into the graphic niceties. Weather Wow lets you set other cities besides your own location, but the default...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
The launch of a new iPhone always has a ripple effect across the electronics industry, and while analysts pontificate about the iPhone 6 launch affecting sales of competing smartphones and even Apple's own tablets, retailers are claiming they've been...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Activist shareholder and invstor Carl Icahn is back at work poking at Apple, this time in a letter to Tim Cook published on the Shareholders' Square Table website. The short version? "Dear Tim, Remember all of those shares of Apple stock I bought?...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus each have a sensor that gives readings for barometric pressure. Barograph (free), displays real-time pressure data from that sensor. Weather watchers will know dropping pressure usually means bad weather is coming, rising...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
I'm not sure why Apple never put its Calculator app into the standard iPad software build, but the absence has opened the door for several enterprising developers to close the feature gap. One nice new offering is Calc One, which was built...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Apple sapphire crystal supplier GT Advanced files for bankruptcy (9to5 Mac) Just so we're clear, a company was rumored to provide sapphire screens for the iPhone 6, and those rumors later turned out to be false, and as a direct result, this company...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Apple is the most valuable brand in the world, according to the 15th annual Interbrand Best Global Brands report. In the recently released 2014 list, Apple retained the top spot for the second straight year with a value of US$118.9 billion. This...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
So you are a big hockey fan and think you know a lot of about the National Hockey League. Now you have a chance to prove it by downloading and playing the NHL Hat Trick Challenge. This free universal app require iOS 6.0 or later and offers users a...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Google News & Weather is a free app designed to give you access to more than 65,000 news sources, both globally and locally, as well as weather for your current location and any locations you specify. It's basically a lift from the Google News...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Despite all the reporting about Apple's CarPlay service, most users still have no idea what the service looks like when in use. What quirks might it have? Is it safe to use while driving? Fret not true believers, we have just the walkthrough for...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Whenever Apple announces an upcoming event, one of favorite pastimes of tech bloggers is to "Zapruder" the invitation -- in other words, analyze the heck out of the design and wording of the invitation. This often means that we read things into the...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
I've reviewed a lot of iPad keyboard cases over the years, finding some that are amazing (the four-star rated US$169 ClamCase Pro for iPad Air, for example), and some that aren't that great. The new Logitech Type+ for iPad Air (US$99.99) is a billed...

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posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
cTwittLike is a free app for iPhone and iPad that lets you view anyone's Twitter timeline. It's that concept we've all thought about once or twice but had no power to act on that's finally shaped into reality. The app works by allowing you to enter a...

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posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
In a new video interview with Entrepreneur Magazine, former Apple CEO John Sculley discusses what exactly set Apple apart from its competition starting with the famous "1984" advertisement. Jobs' vision for Apple's marketing was selling experiences...

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posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Ultimate Ears (UE) have been making waves with the UE Boom portable Bluetooth speaker. I recently reviewed it and would hands-down say it's the best truly portable Bluetooth speaker I've used. It's an all-round fantastic package. But Ultimate Ears...

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posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Apple was caught off-guard by GT Advanced Technologies' announcement that they plan to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a report published today in Reuters. In the iPhone maker's first public response, it said it was working with...

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posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Over the past few years I have owned five or more Fitbit One trackers. Last year I got an Aria scale, which wirelessly transmits my body fat percentage and weight to Fitbit's servers. Of course, if you have bought into the Fitbit ecosystem you may...

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posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Everyone loves retro game emulators on iOS -- well, almost everyone -- but the ability to easily install them looks like it's about to meet an end thanks to Apple's upcoming iOS 8.1 update. According to those who have tested the soon-to-be-released...

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