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  • Apple launches Maps Connect to let businesses add details to their Maps listing

    22 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: John-Michael Bond

    Apple Maps has experienced some growing pains over the years, but with time the app has become a useful GPS solution. Of course there's always room for improvement, which is why Apple has launched Maps Connect. Maps Connect is a new service for small...
  • Siri can guess sports odds and thinks the Royals will win the World Series

    22 October 2014, 6:30 pm by: John-Michael Bond

    Siri has another neat trick you may not have known about -- gambling speculation. If you ask Siri "who is going to win the World Series?" it will tell you exactly who is currently predicted to win. In this case Siri thinks the Royals are going to...
  • Google's new app Inbox brings Google Now styled filters to your email

    22 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: John-Michael Bond

    Google has debuted a new email filtering app called Inbox which compiles pieces of information from your Gmail account and groups them together for faster access. It allows you to quickly find travel plans, photos, documents, or event information...
  • Addressing Mac OS X Yosemite's most annoying "features"

    22 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Steven Sande

    Mac OS X Yosemite has been in the wild for about a week now, just long enough for tech bloggers and many users to find things that frankly drive them nuts about the new OS. Longtime Macworld writer and fellow ailurophile Kirk McElhearn toted up his...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    22 October 2014, 4:00 pm 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 Cycloramic for iPhone...
  • Splash Brush Colorbook app beats the mess of a real one

    22 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: George Tinari

    Splash Brush Colorbook is an educational coloring book app for pre-schoolers and Kindergarten kids that incorporates letters and numbers into the coloring. Each letter and number is linked with a visual representation, like A for ant, and it's up to...
  • iPad Air 2 review roundup

    22 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Yoni Heisler

    iPad Air 2 reviews started making the rounds yesterday and, as one might expect, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Below is a quick roundup from some of the more notable hands-on reviews. Brad Molen of Engadget: Strap on your seat belts,...
  • Fantastical 2 for iPhone, iPad goes iOS 8-only

    22 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: Mike Wehner

    iOS 8 is still fresh out of the oven, but one of the most popular calendar apps on the App Store is going all-in on the latest release. Fantastical 2 for iPhone and iPad scores a new update today, complete with widget functionality for the...
  • Tim Cook meets with Chinese authorities over iCloud attacks

    22 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Steven Sande

    What do you do when you're the CEO of Apple and hackers are targeting Chinese users of your iCloud service? You set up a meeting with the vice premier of the country, Ma Kai, to discuss what can be done to protect the data of users and how to...
  • Daily Deals for October 22, 2014, featuring the NYOP Game Design Bundle

    22 October 2014, 1:30 pm 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....
  • Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens now on pre-order for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    22 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Steven Sande

    For avid iPhoneographers, there's no substitute for Olloclip's line of clip-on or case-mounted accessory lenses. Sadly, while the iPhone 5/5s lenses were wildly popular, those lenses don't work with the new thinner and larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus....
  • Productivity Warning: Hearthstone heads to iPhone early next year

    22 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Mike Wehner

    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is already on Windows, Mac, and iPad, which means you probably haven't gotten a lot of work done so far in 2014. When the game finds its way to the iPhone in 2015 -- as Blizzard revealed it will in a new blog post --...
  • Apple and GT Advanced agree to part ways

    22 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Kelly Hodgkins

    Apple and sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies have reached an agreement that severs the ties between the two companies. GT Advanced's lawyer Luc Despins told a bankruptcy court that the two companies have agreed to an "amicable parting of the...
  • A Macworld/iWorld Lament

    22 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Steven Sande

    I can't say I was surprised when IDG World Expo's Paul Kent broke the news to us at TUAW that Macworld/iWorld 2015 was canceled and that the longtime Mac lovefest was on hiatus. It's kind of like having a good friend who has been ill for a long time,...
  • First Apple Pay ad (from MasterCard) aired during yesterday's World Series game

    22 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Yoni Heisler

    The first nation-wide advertisement (or perhaps mention is more appropriate) for Apple Pay hit the airwaves yesterday during game one of the World Series. The ad was a MasterCard production, with a narrator stating that Apple Pay users are eligible...
  • Calvertr: A unique calculator and conversion app

    22 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Mel Martin

    Calvertr (US$2.99) is a clever evolution of the standard calculator and conversions app. As a calculator it is pretty basic, but where it really shines is in its conversion abilities. As a currency converter, for example, it supports 157 different...
  • Moneyball comes to the NHL with ProPuck Wizard

    22 October 2014, 8:30 am by: John Emmert

    Billy Beane with the Oakland A's earned the most attention for his early use of analytics in setting up a line-up and running a major league baseball team. Now more and more sports are employing front office personnel with strong statistical and math...
  • Apple Pay works in overseas (if you pretend you're in America)

    21 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: John-Michael Bond

    Beau Giles is a web developer and blogger based out of Sydney, Australia who wanted to know if he'd be able to use the new Apple Pay system in his home country's NFC payment points. After a little bit of expiring he discovered that Apple Pay does...
  • Cirqle for iPhone offers social photo sharing

    21 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Dave Caolo

    Social and photography are two very crowded markets in the App Store. Getting noticed is the first trick; gathering a following is the next. The developers of Cirqle for iPhone (free) are hoping their combination of communal photo streams, or...
  • T-Mobile offering iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 for $0 down

    21 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: John-Michael Bond

    T-Mobile has announced it will begin to take pre-orders of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 starting on Wednesday, October 22. Using T-Mobile's Simple Choice plan T-Mobile customers will be able to get a 16GB model of either device for $0 down and...
  • What's Apple doing with the iPad Mini 3?

    21 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Yoni Heisler

    To say that Apple glossed over the iPad Mini 3 last week would be putting it mildly. All told, Apple spent exactly 35 seconds discussing the device. And with good reason, the iPad Mini 3 is essentially the same device as the iPad Mini 2, the lone...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    21 October 2014, 3:00 pm 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 Pro Reader - PDF, DJVU,...
  • MLB announces that Apple Pay will work at both World Series stadiums

    21 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Yoni Heisler

    Major League Baseball in recent years has been particularly receptive to new technologies, as evidenced by its forward thinking MLB.com At Bat app and its early support of digital ticketing via Apple's Passbook app. So with the World Series starting...
  • Apple just sold more Macs than iPods for the first time in a decade

    21 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Mike Wehner

    The iPad and iPhone are both selling extremely well these days, but Apple's other portable, the iPod, is having a rough go of things. Being replaced by smartphones as the default mobile music player of choice, the iPod dipped to under 15 million...
  • Gerty and Marvin: The best iOS ebook reader apps you're not using

    21 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Erica Sadun

    Earlier this year, on the recommendation of former TUAW lead Megan Lavey Heaton, I gave iBooks the heave-ho and installed Marvin on my iPad. A US$3.99 app, Marvin, Megs insisted, was the ebook reader I'd been waiting for, and one that I could easily...

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