YouTube announced yesterday that videos on the desktop website will now default to HTML5 when loaded. In other words, HTML5 is kicking Flash to the curb. So much for all the pundits and analysts who a) thought Apple abandoning mobile Flash was a strategic mistake or b) believed Apple would eventually cave in and support Flash on the...

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(Original photography from pickywallpapers.com, photoshopping by Mike Wehner) You can always tell when it's the day after a big Apple news day, because we end up writing and publishing stories like this... iClarified (via Cult of Mac) recently updated their sound level test for iPhones to add the iPhone 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus. The...

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Here's a surprise -- usually the day after Apple announces record-breaking financial performance, the stock drops. Today, however, on the heels of truly astounding news and optimistic statements from Apple executives, the share price has been climbing. Based on bad economic news yesterday, the stock markets fell sharply, leaving AAPL...

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Grow: Cuby's Quest is a new space adventure game for iOS. You control Cuby. No one's entirely sure what Cuby actually is, but at the very least it's a cube-shaped character that survives and thrives on "pecs," crystals in the game. The short version: collect as many pecs as possible to grow Cuby and avoid as many asteroids as possible...

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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 Don't Shoot Yourself! [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $2.99] Propel yourself with bullets! Fly your arcade...

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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. TUAW is not responsible for third-party deals and cannot guarantee availability or...

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Say one day you're walking down the street, enjoying a nice cup of coffee and the sun shine, when you come across an iPhone without its owner. If the device has been placed in Lost Mode already the phone will give you the needed information to contact its owner, but what if you find the device before Lost Mode is activated or if the...

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Read that headline again. Apple's most recent quarter (Q1 2015) profit of $18.02 billion is now the biggest ever for all corporations on Planet Earth, ever. The previous winner was Russia's Gazprom (a natural gas extractor), with measly profits of $16.2 billion. Our buds at TechCrunch bring up the fact that this means Apple makes...

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It's always a pleasure to see projects graduate from Kickstarter or Indiegogo and actually become available for sale. One project that was intriguing a few months ago, the Wiplabs iMacompanion (US$39.99), is now in the BiteMyApple.co and Amazon.com stores. iMacompanion is a USB 3.0 extension port that matches the sleek design of the...

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WiFi Map is a crowdsourced tool for finding all of the Wi-Fi hotspots in your area as well as the passwords to certain security-protected networks. Anyone in the area is able to comment on a WiFi network and leave the password for others to use, plus WiFi Map lets you save these in a collection so you never forget them. Contribute to...

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Happy 5th Birthday, iPad!

Five years ago Steve Jobs stood on the stage of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to introduce Apple's latest offering to the masses; the iPad. Launching on April 3 of that year in six configurations -- 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB with 3G or Wi-Fi internet -- some people weren't immediately sold. The numbers spoke for...

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Pzizz is an app designed to help you get in a good power nap or get to sleep. For years, it's actually been two apps, one called Energizer (for power naps) and one for Sleep (for, well I think you can guess). The apps use a combination of a soothing voice with binaural tones to help you get to sleep. Binaural Tones (or beats) are a...

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Apple a short while ago posted its earnings results from its 2014 holiday quarter, and per expectations, the company handily destroyed analyst estimates across the board, delivering a quarterly profit of $18.0 billion and revenue of $74.6 billion On Wall St., analysts were anticipating revenue to come in at $66.5 billion on the high...

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Twitter has just introduced two new features which should make it easier to use the service as a replacement for its main rivals Facebook and Instagram. For years Twitter users have been able to use post photos on their feeds, but video has always remained the provence of Instagram. Now Twitter has fixed this oversight with the...

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You've probably never heard of USA Technologies, Inc., but today the company added about 200,000 new Apple Pay acceptance points around the country. The company has been building Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities into cashless payment products for the past ten years, and it was possible for USA Technologies to switch on the...

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