posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
How many times have you or someone you know derided the quality of Facebook's apps for iOS? Granted, they have come a long way from the ugly, web view, slow, garbage app of just a couple years ago, but considering Facebook now wants users to download...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Players quickly match numbers in fun puzzle game called Dozen! The numbers on the four brown squares in the middle of the screen must match with those displayed on the bordering 12 white squares. The squares in the middle disappear after a certain...

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We're finally starting to see a number of iPhone 6/6 Plus-specific cases appearing on the market, and today we're going to review one from Waterfield Designs of San Francisco. The Spinn Case (US$59) is the latest in an all-leather sleeve for Apple's...

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Let's face it, sometimes reading the news is just inconvenient. It's important to stay on top of what matters to us, but it can also be difficult with our schedules. Some apps have tried to fix this problem by offering brief news summaries to help...

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Apple's Collections feature for photos in iOS is a wonderful way to keep track of your memories and easily present them when it's time to show off. Photos are automatically sorted into smart groups based on the time and location they were taken,...

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Figibox is a location based messaging app. A user goes to a location of their choosing and can drop a Figibox message that can include text and photos for another user to access. You can also locate other Figiboxes left by other users and open them...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
This past summer, Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra (formerly of Google) said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing allegations that Xiaomi products are blatant rip-offs of Apple designs. That being the case, perhaps Xiaomi should stop releasing products...

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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
I've always liked the flexibility that HDR photography provides in difficult lighting conditions, and I've often hoped I could use the same technology for video. If you have a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you don't have to wait. Live HD/R (US$2.99) is an...

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AT&T Wireless customers planning on traveling out of the country soon should take a look at the company's new international roaming plans. Called Passport, the plans offer unlimited messaging and Wi-Fi, "affordable" calling rates, and data for a...

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Along with the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came a charming pair of ads featuring Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon that showed some of the abilities of the two new phones. At least that's what happened in America. In the UK the ads are...

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posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
The FBI has been rather vocal lately about how it views efforts by Apple and other tech giants to make your data more secure. In short, they don't like it. Not one bit. The latest in the U.S. government's remarks about why your data should be less...

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Recent court filings from GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) have helped shed a bit of light on the confidential agreements Apple typically enters into with suppliers. Originally spotted by the Financial Times, Apple's contract with GTAT included a...

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Over the weekend at the Çingleton conference in Montreal, Rich Siegel of Bare Bones Software made a presentation in which he gave his reasons why the next version of his company's flagship product - BBEdit - won't be sold on the Mac App Store. For...

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Following a downgrade of Finland's credit rating by Standard & Poor, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb spoke publicly about the negative rating in an interview with CNBC. During the talk, Stubb blamed Apple for part of his country's economic...

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With Apple Pay rumored to be launching later this week, 9to5Mac has obtained purported screenshots from an Apple training manual which show, amongst other items, how the sign-up process will operate. In typical Apple fashion, getting started with...

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In its never-ending quest for world domination, Apple will be pushing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to three dozen additional countries by the end of October. A press release from the company announced the rollout plans, going on to note that it will be...

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New Photo Claims to Show 2 GB Elpida RAM Chips for iPad Air 2 (MacRumors) Source: Some website even MacRumors has never heard of before Chance it's true: 50/50 If these chips were shown attached to a logic board, I'd say this rumor was a lock for...

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posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Last month, YouTube songwriter Jonathan Mann made light of the iOS 8.0.1 update that went awry with a catchy tune for the team at Apple that was responsible for the debacle. Now, the musician is back with another tune about Apple's new QuickType...

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Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: Features Did you hear about...

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Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Logitech Type+ Keyboard for iPad Air Ultimate Ears Pro...

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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 Gin Rummy HD [iOS...

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posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...

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PhotoDirector (free with one in-app purchase) is new to iOS but the company that created it, CyberLink, has an impressive product line that features photo editors for Mac and Windows. The app debuts with some impressive editing features including...

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posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
A leaked internal Walgreens memo obtained by MacRumors suggests that Apple Pay will go live on Saturday, October 18. Apple Pay, of course, represents Apple's foray into the world of mobile payments. The service promises to be extremely secure and...

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