posted 11 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
With all the attention given to the Apple Watch's functionality during this week's announcement event, it's little wonder that the device's customizable watch face was barely reported on. However, the sheer number of options demonstrated during the...

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On the heels of Apple's new pricing for iCloud storage, existing iCloud users have begun receiving emails announcing they have received an upgrade and refunded to put them in line with new customers. Users who were on the 20GB plan saw their cost...

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I'll soon be reviewing a rather pricy speaker from another hardware vendor, so today I'm going to look at a less expensive solution from Inateck. The BP2001 10W Bluetooth Stereo Speaker (US$59.99 MSRP, available for $25.99 on Amazon) is affordable...

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Of all the things I during Apple's iPhone 6 & Apple Watch event, the thing that interested me most was Eddy Cue's lovely pink shirt. Ok, that was a lie, but I still think it's pretty fantastic. This photo -- snapped by Gilipollastv on Flickr --...

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Very often, people have a lot of music on their iOS device that they'd like to play at a get-together or party. Unfortunately, the speakers on iOS devices are designed for personal use and therefore typically aren't loud enough to satisfy a group of...

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Want to purchase an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and save some money at the same time? Customers who are looking for the best deals, should bypass the Apple Store and visit third-party retailers like Walmart or Radio Shack. Several retailers this week...

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VoLTE is coming to Apple iPhones for the first time with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus -- maybe not right away, but the service will roll out as time passes. VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE, and it brings together voice and data together in the...

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Though much of the focus this week is understandably centered on Apple's new Watch, the two new iPhone 6 models Apple introduced this past Tuesday are more than noteworthy in their own right. Aside from the obvious change in design -- bigger screens...

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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's Watch will apparently work as a magical device only when it's within about 50 feet of your iPhone, which for some odd reason seems to have a lot of people really concerned. Come on, folks -- most current smart watches require a phone to be in...

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Google Voice and Hangouts have coexisted for a while, and while Google has pushed Hangouts as its primary messaging and chat platform, news on Voice has slowed to a trickle. Now, as TechCrunch reports, Google is revamping its Hangouts app to include...

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Apple is preparing to open pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, September 12. Unlike previous years when everyone flocked to Apple to secure their phone, pre-ordering now is available from Apple, wireless carriers and a variety of...

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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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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will hit store shelves in 10 countries around the world come September 19. Notably, and surprisingly, China won't be one of them. According to a recent piece in the New York Times, Apple's new iPhone models for some...

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The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have both been unveiled to the public. And lo, the rumor bloggers wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer. As is customary, I've done a post-event roundup of the rumors. However, I went fully overboard this...

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As spotted by Business Insider, Android fan and Ars Technica Reviews Editor Ron Amadeo created this amusing infographic that compares Apple's latest iPhone 6 with the Nexus 4. The image not-so-subtly implies Apple's hardware is years behind Google's...

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Well you've got to give props to Samsung, if only for being quick to the punch. Barely a day after Apple's iPhone and Watch media event, Samsung Mobile began posting a series of web ads mocking Apple's recent product announcements from all...

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Freaking Shapes is a fast-paced game that tests your reflexes with the old does this shape fit into this hole concept we were taught as children. Freaking Shapes has a short time limit for players to make decisions as to whether the shape on the left...

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Apple may be streamlining the wait for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 19 with a new electronic reservation system that'll minimize a customer's line waiting time. According to training documents obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple is replacing...

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Major college football entered a new era this fall with the end of the BCS and the launching of an actual playoff to determine college football's real champion. Now ESPN has launched an app that provides users with just about all the information they...

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Tim Cook and co. zoomed through Tuesday's iPhone announcements with unprecedented speed, with nary a mention of sales figures and mobile OS adoption rates. After all, they were understandably all too eager to get to the main event of the evening --...

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Touch Racing 2 is a free game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It requires iOS 5.0 or later, and is optimized for iPhone 5. Touch Racing 2 gives you the option to participate in speedcar, offroad, and boat ladder races against seven other computer...

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EA has announced that it will bring a new version of its popular SimCity franchise to iOS. The SimCity BuildIt game keeps the same city planner theme of earlier titles, but is designed from the ground up for gaming on the go. The choices you make...

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Popeek is a free app for iPhone that creates a personalized feed of Hollywood news tailored to you based on the celebrities you choose. When you select which people you're interested in, the app gathers links from Facebook and various news sources...

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posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
My wife pointed out a comment to me on a decidedly non-tech website she reads where a person commented on a blog post from last November where an "Apple Fanboi" tech blogger had exclaimed disbelief why anyone would want a large-screened phone. The...

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