posted 12 days ago on the unofficial apple weblog
FastCustomer is a free iOS app that has been around for awhile, but just got a recent update. The app has a list of 3,000 frequently called companies and can break through the endless phone trees and frustration of being on hold for customer service....

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Want a private, behind-closed-doors glimpse at Apple's new smartwatch, complete with a guided tour by Tim Cook himself? It's easy! You just have to be China's Cyberspace Administration minister, and how hard could that really be? Ok, so it's probably...

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MasterCard today posted a new video touting the fact that iPhone 6 users who make Apple Pay transactions will find themselves eligible for the company's "priceless surprises" promotion, a sweepstakes that bestows unsuspecting customers with some pret...

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Apple this weekend announced the winners in its Best of 2014 in the iTunes Store. The annual awards highlights the best apps, music, movies and books from the just ending year. Winners in the App Store include Elevate - Brain Training, which won App ...

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If you missed the big Black Friday sales on the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, you now have another chance to score one of Apple's latest iPad models at a significant discount. Best Buy kicked off a new promotion on Sunday that takes up to $100 off the ...

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Apple on Sunday released a new advertising campaign highlighting the iPad Air 2. Unlike the earlier "YouVerse" ads that focused on one person, the new "Change is in the Air" campaign provides a montage of all the different ways people are using the i...

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Former Apple Global Operations manager Paul Devine was sentenced last week to one year in prison following his guilty plea on charges of money laundering, conspiracy and wire fraud. He also must repay $4.5 million for crimes against his employer Appl...

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Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other informative news articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: News Apple files motion ...

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Candy Crush Saga is addictive, so addictive in fact that it can keep lawmakers from doing the job taxpayers pay them to do. According to The Sun, MP Nigel Mills was rocking a long Candy Crush play session during a meeting regarding pensions and insur...

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We recently told you about YouTube user Isaac Ray and his wonderful Lego animation videos thanks to a tutorial he shot demonstrating how to make a Lego Apple iMac. Now Ray is back with another brand new Apple creation, a Lego replica of the original ...

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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 Habits Pro - Organizer ...

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Faced with limitations due to his living arrangements, drummer and YouTube user Appleman has made the best of his situation, opting to use GarageBand and other apps on an iPad and iPhone 6 Plus to lay down some spectacular tracks. Especially impressi...

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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: Acme Made Charge Case for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is a Kicks...

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Here's a tip for the would-be panhandler: don't flash your new iPhone in public if you're looking for contributions. According to a report by China's Xinhua news agency, a foursome of supposed vagrants was busted by local police in the Chongqing Muni...

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As construction on Apple's brand new "spaceship" campus continues, we've gotten random updates here and there. Now, thanks to BuildZoom, additional tidbits about the building's interior have emerged. According to two building permits granted to Appl...

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Six months before he passed away, Steve Jobs sat down for a videotaped deposition to answer questions connected to Apple's ongoing iPod antitrust class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Apple improperly enacted measures to render songs downloa...

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A judge last week ruled that banks will be allowed to sue Target for negligence stemming from the retailer's gargantuan credit card breach from December of 2013. Nearly a year ago, Target disclosed that hackers, over a two and a half week period, mad...

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Occasionally it's instructive to take a look at how various rumor blogs react to the same rumor... such as the recent rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone model in 2015. Unlikely supply-chain rumor suggests a new 4-inch iPhone model next year (9to5 Mac) 9...

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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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The iPod class action suit that went to trial this week may not run its course. As detailed by the New York Times, Apple has called into question whether or not the two named plaintiffs at issue actually purchased iPods during the relevant time perio...

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On Caturday, we've seen cats doing just about everything with a Mac, iPad or iPhone that you can imagine... but it took until today for us to see a feline helping out on a MacBook upgrade. TUAW reader Mike Marin says: Hi all, this is a humble Catu...

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If you are an auto racing enthusiast, regardless of what form of racing you follow, the motorsport.com app is one you should check out. The free universal app requires iOS 7.0 or later and is a winner is some areas but comes up short of the finish li...

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posted 15 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 Riptide GP2 [iOS Univer...

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Crazy stick figure dances, a stick figure ninja battle, and insane animations are just a few of the fun things users can create in Stick Nodes. Animated gifs can be made from piecing together individual frames featuring stick figure characters. Stick...

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Those of us who are watching our waistlines often pay detailed attention to what we see on our plates, but not to what we drink. Hydration (or lack thereof) is also a key part of staying healthy, but iPhone apps to date have usually focused on how ma...

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