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Tim Cook in London to Talk Apple Watch and Visit Covent Garden Retail Store
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday made an unannounced visit to the iconic Apple Store in Covent Garden, a popular shopping and tourist location in London, according to The Telegraph. The chief executive also sat down for an interview with
Apple Faces Ericsson Lawsuit After Refusing Licensing Deal
Apple faces further legal action from Ericsson this week after refusing to accept a licensing deal for its patented LTE technologies, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Swedish networking company
'Click' Aims to Introduce Apple Watch Band Adapter in Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign
Ahead of the Apple Watchs launch, accessory makers are already hoping to create solutions that will allow the device to be used with a wide array of existing watch bands. Click, for example, is an upcoming watchband adapter that will
FCC Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality Rules, Classifies Broadband Service as a Utility
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor by a 3-to-2 decision to enforce net neutrality rules that it claims will help protect freedom of expression and innovation on
Apple Opens Up 'iWork for iCloud' to Everyone, No Apple Device Required
Following a short beta testing period, Apples iCloud.com website has been updated to make its iWork suite of apps accessible to all users, even those without an Apple device. As
Apple Targeting Early April Launch Date for Apple Watch
Apple has not provided details on when the Apple Watch might begin shipping to customers beyond the broad April launch date shared by CEO Tim Cook, but new information provided to MacRumors suggests the Apple Watch could see a release
Smartflash Hits Apple With Second Lawsuit After Winning $533 Million Verdict
Just one day after Apple was ordered to pay a $532.9 million settlement to Smartflash LLC for infringing upon its patented technologies, the Texas-based patent licensing firm has sued the Cupertino-based
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Tim Cook says Apple Watch will replace electronic car keys, confirms Apple Store revamp
Apple is already attempting to eliminate the need for consumers to carry a wallet and may soon extend its assault to the second pat of the venerable three-pat technique, as Apple chief executive Tim Cook said this week that the
Apple's March 9 'Spring Forward' event steals thunder from rivals at Mobile World Congress
Whether intentionally timed or just a matter of coincidence, Apples just-announced March 9 event is likely to overshadow the Mobile World Congress mega-conference in Barcelona, which will take place the preceding week.
Vogue Paris calls the Apple Watch 'a small revolution' in new two-page spread
Apples marketing blitzkrieg for the upcoming Apple Watch has made it to the pages of Vogue Paris, with the latest edition of fashions holy scripture blessing the new device with a two-page spread that calls the Watch "a small revolution"
AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's March 9 event, net neutrality, Pebble Time & more
The latest AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this weeks news, including Apples invitations to a March 9 media event, the FCC voting to enforce net neutrality, Pebble funding
Ericsson unloads legal barrage against Apple in ongoing patent licensing dispute
Mobile systems heavyweight Ericsson has plans to escalate its patent licensing case against Apple with multiple lawsuits and U.S. International Trade Commission complaints, requesting both damages and injunctions against the Cupertino companys devices.
Former Apple exec Ron Johnson appointed to board of fashion e-tailer Nasty Gal, leads investment
Former Apple executive Ron Johnson, who cultivated the highly successful Apple Store retail initiative, is leading a $16 million investment round for online retailer Nasty Gal, marking his return to the fashion industry.
Apple looking for hardware and software engineers to build virtual reality displays
A handful of recent Apple corporate job postings suggest the company is experimenting with virtual and augmented reality hardware and software, an area of intense interest some believe will be the next tech battleground.
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Copy, Paste, Repeat: Finding the best clipboard manager for Mac
OS X’s clipboard has always been a transient storage place, intended to hold whatever you copy or cut just long enough to paste it somewhere else. Once you copy something else, that new snippet overwrites whatever’s already on your clipboard.
Review: LastPass for Mac protects your passwords but needs polish
The gold standard for password vaults on the Mac is 1Password. Now in its fifth major release, 1Password has matured along with its userbase. One of its most stalwart longtime competitors, LastPass, has had an iOS version, but OS X
Garmin Vivosmart review: Fitness tracking and notifications for less
With the Apple Watch scheduled for an April release, is there still a place in the market for another smartwatch? Garmins latest entry into the field, the Vivosmart, looks to differentiate itself from Apples offering by being a fitness tracker
DiskWarrior 5 review: The most essential drive maintenance and repair tool gets even better
I’ve said it countless times: it’s not a question of if you will lose data, but when. Media, such as hard drives, eventually fails. Or you can make the kind of mistake that results in deleted folders or erased disks.
QuickBooks Online Self-Employed review: Untangle your business and personal expenses
QuickBooks Online Self-Employed is a thinned-down version of QuickBooks Online with a very specific focus: Sole proprietors and small business owners who mix business and personal accounts, who pay quarterly taxes, and who need to do quick triage on business
Alfred review: This Mac app launcher continues to shine, but Alfred Remote doesn't stack up
The introduction of the Macintosh back in 1984 helped release us from the bondage of the command-line interface. So, it seems ironic that there’s a relatively new category of Mac productivity apps that lets us control our Macs from the keyboard.
Mail Pilot 2 for iOS review: Gesture-based controls tame your email inbox
Popular email client Mail Pilot treats each message as a task to be checked off your to-do list. Mail Pilot 2, launching Thursday for iPhone and iPad, aims to further increase your productivity with a radically redesigned interface. But in
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Tim Cook: Apple Watch will replace your car keys, make you want to wear a watch again
Apple wants to reverse a cultural trend that it had created itself...
Vogue Paris: Apple Watch is a ‘revolution’
Welcome to the future...
With free iWork for iCloud for everyone, Apple pounds another nail into Microsoft Office’s coffin
Apple’s iWork is free on every iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It’s even free online with an iCloud account...
Security researchers: Over 5 Billion Android apps open to hacking
Android Apps designed to steal financial data were especially popular...
Open thread: What do you think of Woz’s new Cadillac TV commercial?
Automaker General Motors has a new advertising campaign centered around...
Citi sees Apple Watch price points of $550 and $950; myriad accessories
We expect Apple to give specifics on the launch time, price, and geographic locations...
Ericsson sues Apple for patent infringement; seeks to ban iPhone sales in U.S.
The Swedish telecom equipment supplier said Apple had declined a licensing deal...
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Pointers: TextExpander
Previously on Pointers we talked about how OS X comes with text shortcuts, a way for you to write a couple of characters and have your Mac expand those out into words and
Aereo bankruptcy auction concludes badly, generating only $2M
The last chapter of Aereo has nearly been written, with the conclusion of its bankruptcy sale. Falling far short of a peak $34 million expected, the companys asset auction concluded at $2 million.
Hands On: Frozen Synapse (iOS)
Tactical shooters arent anything new to most gamers. Raid-style games are a cornerstone of todays PC game market, thanks in no small part due to the rising success of indie games. Weve checked
More lawsuits, ITC complaint filed in Apple vs. Ericsson FRAND fight
On February 26, Ericsson filed two complaints with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and seven complaints in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Apple asserting 41
Hands On: Lux DLX (iOS, Android)
Lux DLX by Sillysoft Games is a play-and-pass strategy board game of troop movements and world domination. The app has been around since 2008, its the mobile version of Lux Delux. Behind it
Briefly: Apple expands Maps info, Visa takes tokens to Europe
Apple has added GreatSchools and GasBuddy to its list of sources for data in its Maps program. The latter company is said to be supplying Apple with gas station locations, exact business names
Briefly: Pebble SDK 3.0 preview released, Twitter security update
Pebble has released a new version of its smartwatch SDK, in preview. Version 3.0 is built with the Pebble Time in mind, including support for 64 colors in apps, a new animation framework,
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Apple Watch will start your car one day, Tim Cook says
While we count down the days until the Apple Watch is (presumably) revealed at Apple’s “Spring forward” event March 9, more details about the much-anticipated wearable continue to dribble out. For instance, the smartwatch was designed to be able to
You Should Play: Alto's Adventure finds serenity in side-scrolling snow shredding
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting
Why Pebble Time, not Android Wear, is Apple Watch's biggest competition
If you had told me last December that in the first part of 2015, a smartwatch would make headlines across the world, shatter sales records, and create a constant stream of refreshes, hashtags and bad puns, I would have naturally
Social discovery app Vurb keeps your favorite apps in one place
It’s Friday night—time for you and your buddies to hammer out your plans for the evening. You know the drill: you start with a group text, then you launch Yelp to find a restaurant or bar nearby. Oh, there will
The Week in iPhone Cases: Bring out the battery cases!
Bring out the battery cases!This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you new battery cases from Otterbox, Unu, and BuQu, plus some interesting multi-purpose cases and a way to mount your iPhone in
Spring forward: Apple will take the wraps off Apple Watch at March 9 event
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, March 8. The following day, Apple is inviting us to “spring forward” at a “special event” in San Francisco. Hmm…could Apple be showing off a device that has something to do with setting the clock?
Throw away your fax machine and use these apps instead
When I was growing up, that screeching sound now most commonly associated with a dial-up modem wasn’t emitted from a computer. The sound came from a heap of plastic and buttons called a fax machine. As digital communications took over,
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So long, and thanks for all the fish
As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget,
There's magic everywhere
The past couple of articles Ive written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying Apple is doomed. I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that
Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service
Back in the early days of December, 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger.
The end of an era
The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOLs possible plans.Those of you who pay attention to authors bylines on
Mac 101: Option-select those columns
Its fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because its one of the first whoa, how did you do that? tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day.
Remember the GT Advanced sapphire facility? It's going to be a command center for Apple
CNBC reported today that the GT Advanced plant in Mesa, Arizona, originally tasked with the job of making sapphire for screens, buttons, and other bits and pieces of Apple gear, is now going to be taken over by
Well I hope Neil Young will remember, an iPhone man don't need him around anyhow
Remember Neil Youngs PonoPlayer? The Kickstarter campaign for the vintage rockers revolution in music listening raised a huge US$6.2 million, with notables like Norah Jones, Elvis Costello and Tom Petty spouting about how the new $400 music playi...
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Monohm’s circular smartphone is designed to look like a pocket watch
Samsung’s three-sided display may make the Galaxy S6 Edge a little different, but it won’t be the most unique smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Monohm, a company based in Berkeley, California, that makes “heirloom electronics,” will…Read
Our most wanted Apple car features plus the new and notable of iOS 8.3 on the CultCast
This week: Apple might be eyeing 2020 for their first car, but you can catch our most wanted features and price expectations right now. Plus: Cupertino pay massive bonuses to poach top talent; the insane acceleration of Tesla’s new electric…Read
Key Smart brings Swiss Army order to keys in pocket
At our current place on the evolutionary chart, we are a species that carries more things in the pockets of tighter pants. Michael Tunney understood this every time he went to a bar and saw patrons pull out their cell…Read
Google just bought the entire .app web domain for $25 million
Fancy a .app web address? You’re going to be buying it from Google. The search giant has splashed out just over $25 million on the entire .app web domain, which is around $19 million more than any other company has paid…Read
Popular iOS and Mac app iA Writer launches on Android
iOS developers are constantly spitting on Android. But that’s not necessarily the way it should be. The developers behind iA Writer, one of the most beautiful distraction-free writing apps for iOS and Mac, have just ported their app to Android.…Read
New versions of Tweetbot for iPhone, iPad, and Mac are on the way
Many of us have been eagerly awaiting a new version of Tweetbot for iPad for quite a while now, as well as an updated version of Tweetbot for Mac. The wait seems like it’s drawing to a close though. Today,…Read
Ron Johnson wants to sprinkle Apple Store magic at e-retailer Nasty Gal
Former Apple retail boss Ron Johnson is taking on a new mission: helping online retailer Nasty Gal move into the brick-and-mortar retail space. According to Re/code, Johnson is leading a $16 million investment in the ultra-chic brand, which started out in…Read
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A New Take on Feature Film Post-Production
After researching several workflows, directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra decided to edit “Focus” — a major new Warner Bros. film starring Will Smith — entirely in Final Cut Pro X. The results were even better than they’d expected. Final
Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion and record quarterly net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. These results compare
App Store Rings in 2015 with New Records
The first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store. Apple customers worldwide spent nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever
Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the watch becomes available. “Apple Watch is our
Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in
Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
OS X Yosemite Now Available as a Free Upgrade
Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look
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