posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
ZooKazam (free for a limited time) is a terrific augmented reality app. You print out a target from the Zookazam website, put it on a flat surface, and point your iPhone at it. You'll see a 3D animal moving in real time. Circle the animal, and you'll...

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

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Have you ever been so enthralled with an object -- a sleek new car, a beautiful piece of sculpture, a flower -- that you've walked around it taking photos so you can capture it from every angle? If so, you're a perfect candidate for 3DBin -- 360°...

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Last week we reported that a Chinese state-run TV station was quick to call the iPhone a security threat on account of the device's "frequent locations" feature first introduced in iOS 7. In typical hyperbolic fashion, the Chinese media outlet...

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The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) recently passed a resolution calling upon Apple to work even more diligently to foster an app development environment where accessibility features are not discarded or diminished when an app is updated. In...

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Android smartphone devotees have been playing a pretty cool augmented reality game since it launched in late 2013. It's called Ingress, and it's a funky real-world adaptation of the "hack the planet" game mechanic that seems to come back into style...

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Samsung ads typically teeter between funny and annoying. The company's latest efforts skews towards the latter. Though not as overtly anti-Apple as its "wall huggers" ad from last week, Samsung's latest commercials for the Galaxy Tab S essentially...

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The sketchy iPhone 6 rumors keep coming – haptic feedback & 68M orders (9to5 Mac) 9to5 Mac continues its "proud" tradition of calling rumors "sketchy" but then reblogging them anyway. The first of these, regarding haptic feedback, is a perennial...

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There are many apps that let you create a custom lock screen, and occasionally I like to see what's new in the category. One notable app is MyLock (free with an-app purchases). It provides photos and graphics for your use, or you can use anything on...

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Tonight on the TUAW Talkcast: it's our World Cup hangover edition. Oh, our aching heads. We'll raise a stein of Pilsner to the victorious German national team, talk about how Amazon and Samsung are starting to see some of the agita that plagued...

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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: Tips to help you optimize your...

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posted 13 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 Atom Run [iOS...

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Last week was a busy one with new hardware and apps making their way into TUAW's virtual office. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews you may have missed. App Reviews Propellerhead's Take is a supercharged memo recorder for iPhone The...

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The patent infringement lawsuit began in 2010, when a Israel-based company called Emblaze went after Apple. The patent in question related to real-time broadcasting and Emblaze claimed that Apple was using the technology without a license. Friday,...

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Apple's iBeacon -- whether it's a future product that will work with HomeKit or just a device for use at the company's own retail outlets -- has an official product number: A1573. The sharp-eyed folks at Securifi, who have just started shipping their...

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Sometimes it's hard to remember exactly what hardware I've reviewed. The other day, I was plugging in a piece of equipment for a review and noticed a small, shiny black box that was plugged in. Upon looking at it closer, I was able to tell that it...

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posted 13 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
It's summertime, which means that weekend TUAW readers get a respite from Caturday and get to see what the canine Apple community is up to. Our first woofer is Zandra, a hard-working guide dog who hangs out with Alex Jurgensen up in Vancouver, BC....

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posted 14 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Take Creative Vocal Recorder is a free iPhone voice recorder, designed by the fantastic Propellerhead, creators of great music-making apps like Reason and Figure. Thousands of musicians around the world use the iPhone's Voice Memos app to instantly...

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iTranslate is a favorite tool of mine on iOS. Today iTranslate has made it to the Mac and has appeared in the Mac App Store at an introductory price U$4.99, half of what it normally costs. iTranslate supports more than 80 languages and is accessible...

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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...

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posted 14 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
Of the many external battery packs that we see here at the TUAW Labs, just about all of them are designed not for use out in the real world, but in offices and homes. Take any one of the packs that we've reviewed over the years and expose it to the...

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According to the owner of the Macintosh SE/30 used to capture this image, it took approximately five minutes to load a single Flickr web page. That's actually not that bad, considering the late-80s power of the computer. [Photo credit: Jeff Jackson]...

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Have you ever left a movie during the closing credits, only to learn that you missed something great? If so, give Anything After - the Movie Credits Stinger a try. The app is US$1.99 (half off for a brief time) and does just what it...

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posted 14 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 Ricochet Infinity...

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With the release of iOS 8 getting closer by the day, Apple has started a new blog to answer questions about Swift, the new programming language for iOS and OS X. Swift aims to make writing code more interactive and fun, while keeping apps running...

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