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  • TUAW ceasing publication on February 3, 2015

    Sat 10:00pm By Steven Sande
    We're probably the last tech site to report on our own demise, but we ask your forgiveness -- it's been a rough couple of days. Yes, TUAW will be ceasing publication this week. Expect to see our last posts sometime on Tuesday, February 3. You'll pro...
  • BitTorrent Sync gives you the flexibility to sync anything

    Sat 9:00pm By TJ Luoma
    Several months ago I started replacing Dropbox with BitTorrent Sync ("BTS" for short) for my file-syncing needs, and I couldn't be happier with the results. One study showed BTS was up to 16 times faster than syncing to the cloud. Let me walk you th...
  • Hocus Focus hides inactive apps automatically

    Sat 7:00pm By TJ Luoma
    There are two kinds of people in the world: people who like a nice, clean virtual workspace, and John Siracusa. If you're closer to the former than the latter, check out Hocus Focus - a Mac menu bar app which automatically hides inactive apps. At fi...
  • This Weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Sat 6:00pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    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 Axe in Face [iPhone; No...
  • The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

    Sat 4:00pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    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 R&D spending ...
  • A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

    Sat 2:00pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    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: PicoPro: A laser projector about the size of an iPhone 6...
  • All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

    Sat 12:00pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    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...
  • And a final bonus Caturday: Graham's MacBook Air

    Sat 11:00am By Steven Sande
    Every once in a while there is a Caturday submission that has such a cute cat and great back story that it just calls out for more than one photo. This kitten is Graham, and owner Rob Waag tells the story: Graham is a seven month old kitten that wa...
  • Caturday: Jake's keeping your backups safe and warm

    Sat 10:00am By Steven Sande
    Want to keep your backups safe, secure and warm? Then hire Jake, this beautiful black cat belonging to TUAW reader Mike Hoffman, to sit atop your Time Capsule. We're sure that he's probably not even sure of his guardian role; Jake probably just like...
  • Here's how to stream the Super Bowl on your Apple devices

    Fri 7:00pm By John-Michael Bond
    This Sunday is Super Bowl XLIX featuring the Seahawks, the Patriots, and, hopefully, properly inflated balls. You can watch the big game on your TV if you can pick up a signal, but what about if you've cut the cord to cable or don't have a solid digi...
  • Vine has released a special version of the app specifically for kids

    Fri 6:00pm By John-Michael Bond
    Vine is a wonderful world of content -- adorable pets, occasionally brilliant sketch comedy, the odd heartfelt message of hope -- but it isn't one you'd want your children using unsupervised. Vine apparently agreed, and today launched Vine for Kids, ...
  • Folderol: An amazingly useful OS X utility by one of TUAW's finest

    Fri 5:00pm By Steven Sande
    While we're busy closing down shop here at TUAW, I thought that I'd write one final app review. It's fitting that it's an app by Aunt TUAW herself, Erica Sadun. Folderol (US$2.99) is a surprisingly useful and fun utility that does one thing very well...
  • Pressur is a simple barometer app

    Fri 4:30pm By Andy J. Williams Affleck
    The iPhone 6, 6 plus and the iPad Air 2 added a barometer sensor. Obstensibly it is supposed to help the device better track your steps for the health app by knowing when you've gone up and down stairs. But there is no reason it can't also be used fo...
  • Apple releases iTunes 12.1

    Fri 3:30pm By John-Michael Bond
    Apple has released the iTunes 12.1 for OS X Yosemite, which introduces a new iTunes control widget for Notification Center. Using the widget, users can see which song is currently playing and pause, skip, or favorite a track. If you regularly use the...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Fri 1:00pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    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 App for Instagram - Ins...
  • AAPL reaches an all-time high share price

    Fri 12:00pm By Steven Sande
    Not all the news is gloomy today; shares in Apple reached an all-time new high today on analysts at Argus raised their price target to $135 per share with a "buy" rating. The share price peaked at 120.00 at one point this morning, and is currently wa...
  • Yahoo updates its news and lifestyle app with more interactive features

    Fri 11:00am By Mel Martin
    Yahoo has a bunch of apps for iOS, including Yahoo Mail, Weather, Finance and others. The primary Yahoo app (free) is what has just received an update. This app features a blend of news with Yahoo's interactive lifestyle magazines. The Yahoo app has...
  • Daily Deals for January 30, 2015, The Beats by Dre Giveaway

    Fri 10:30am By Kelly Hodgkins
    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....
  • Flickr Find: It's Apple Time!

    Fri 10:00am By Kelly Hodgkins
    What better way to use an old G5 tower than to grab a panel from the old machine and toss it into a homemade clock? This unique wall piece was created by Flickr user Chris Sasse, who uses the clock to tick off the hours in his office....
  • Learn the mental part of defense with Baseball Academics

    Fri 8:30am By John Emmert
    Growing up I learned to play baseball the same way millions of youngsters have learned and continue to learn, by playing the game. The most difficult part of learning the game was the mental part. Hitting, catching, and throwing the ball are physical...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Thu 9:00pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    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 Zero Age [iOS Universal...
  • Indigo Prophecy is coming to deliver nightmares to your iOS device

    Thu 8:00pm By John-Michael Bond
    When Indigo Prophecy -- also known as Fahrenheit outside of North America -- was released in 2005, it slowly started to build a rabid cult following with its cinematic brand of horror adventure gaming. Wedged uncomfortably somewhere between the X-Fil...
  • Daily Deals for January 29, 2015, Set the mood from your iPhone with the Revogi smartbulb

    Thu 7:30pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    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....
  • Facebook's Paper app updated with improved photo sharing

    Thu 7:00pm By John-Michael Bond
    We're fans of Facebook's Paper here at TUAW. It's a handy alternative to Facebook's main iPhone app, which lets you bypass downloading the Messenger app. Paper has just received a new update which makes finding and sharing your favorite photos easier...
  • PicoPro: A laser projector about the size of an iPhone 6 Plus

    Thu 6:00pm By Steven Sande
    Several times in the past, TUAW has done reviews of pico projectors - projectors that are so small that they can be slipped into a pocket on a backpack or in a briefcase. Designed to make presentations on the road less burdensome, pico projectors hav...