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Samsung's mobile division is in trouble. Consumer interest in the company's newest smartphones is falling hard and fast, and with it, profits are declining precipitously. This past October, Samsung divulged that profits from their mobile division plummeted by 74% year over year. Company-wide, profits fell by 60%. With that backdrop,...

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Evernote updating its software isn't particularly noteworthy; after all the note-keeping service is known for regularly releasing a steady stream of new content and features even to its non-paying customers. The update Evernote released on November 20 for OS X is different from its standard updates. Rather than simply supplying users...

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The biggest shopping day of the year is right around the corner and there are deals aplenty on Apple hardware and accessories. Prepare to save yourself some money with this handy cheat sheet to the best deals on the Apple TV, iPods and other Apple accessories. Apple TV Target - $89, November 27-29 Best Buy - $89.99, November...

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If the interior components of the original Macintosh were the heart of the device, then many of the graphic elements designed by Susan Kare were its soul. Kare designed fonts for the Mac, created many of the icons that graced the Mac for many years, and is even responsible for the Command Key symbol that's still on Apple keyboards. She...

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MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman explore the technology of glass with a focus on Corning's revolutionary Gorilla Glass technology. In a multi-part video series, "The Glass Age", published on YouTube, the pair discuss the use of glass through out history and examine the compressive strength technology pioneered by Gorilla...

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The launch of a new iPhone always creates a bump in App Store downloads, but this year's iPhone 6/6 Plus debut was a special kind of crazy. According to a new report by analytics firm Fiksu, October saw a massive surge in iOS app downloads that shattered previous records and led to a daily download volume of over 7.8 million downloads...

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Apple's upcoming Watch smartwatch was featured recently by Time magazine as one of the Best Inventions of 2014. The annual round-up of gadgets and technology breakthroughs showcases the innovations that promise to make the "world better, smarter and-in some cases-a little more fun." Apple's Watch was listed along with other products...

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Apple is alerting iBooks publishers on iTunes that the iTunes Connect service will be unavailable during the holiday season, reports MacStories. The hiatus will begin December 22 and last until December 29. While the notice is addressed only to iBooks authors, this shutdown also applies to iOS developers, OS X developers and other...

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Highlighting the growing influence of streaming on the music industry, the New York Times last week reported that music streams from sites like Spotify and Beats will, for the first time, be included in the calculation of the Billboard 200. In addition, Billboard will also include digital track sales. Previously, the Billboard 200...

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Strategy plus math equals Make a 9

About ten years ago, the numerical game Sudoku became an overnight sensation. It required players to fill a series of boxes with the numbers 1-9, with some or most of the boxes empty. Players thrived on strategy, quick wits, and the perseverance needed to stick with the game until the puzzle pieces clicked together. As I played Make a...

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10% of owners of iPhone 5 & up will buy an Apple Watch, predicts Morgan Stanley (9to5 Mac) Source: some analyst Chance it's true: 30 percent at most Morgan Stanley joins the fray of analysts desperate to be FIRST! to predict sales for a product that hasn't even shipped yet. Left unexplained in this article is why a bunch of...

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At long last, the ongoing legal drama surrounding Apple's e-book antitrust violations is seemingly behind us. Reuters reports that Judge Denise Cote recently approved a proposed US$450 million settlement agreement that will see Apple fork over cash to upwards of 23 million consumers provided that Apple's appeal falls through. Apple...

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Apple yesterday announced its plans to support (RED) and mark World Aids Day 2014 by donating a portion of global online and retail store sales collected on Black Friday (November 28) and Cyber Monday (December 1). Apple also is setting up a special "Apps for (RED)" and Games for (RED) sections in the App Store featuring 25 apps with...

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Battle numerous other countries in none other than Foosball Cup World, a game that puts your virtual foosball skills to the test. Play quick matches or choose challenges and put in some more effort to achieve special goals within the game. The game by default pairs you up with a computer, but soon after improving your skill Foosball...

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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 Fotograf [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.99] Fotograf is the new standard for classic photography on...

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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 Square to accept Apple Pay next year; Tickets.com beginning rollout Shipment times for the iPhone 6 and 6...

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