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Do you miss your old firmware? Do you have an old device that for some reason you want to run like it's 2009? Well iOS fans, you are in luck. The folks over at TechArrival have compiled a list of download links to original iPhone iOS firmware files for every firmware version. Take a walk down memory lane with the iOS 2.0.0 for the 2G,...

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OK, I'm depressed. For years, I've enjoyed using Foursquare to check in at restaurants, airport gates, hotels, and even my own home. During that time, I became "mayor" at a number of different locations and loved getting the occasional badge for doing something awesome like checking at 30 different BBQ restaurants or 50 different...

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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of the page. Be sure that your podcast...

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So many of the iPad cases and stands that I review here at TUAW are so alike in looks and functionality that it's hard to get excited about them. When something different shows up, I definitely take notice. That's the situation with the Felix FlipBook Air (US$59.99), a very book-like iPad case that shows off its versatility by being...

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It's the penultimate TUAW TV Live, one of your last chances to watch the hosts talking about everything in general and nothing in particular. Today we'll talk a bit about the OS X Yosemite general public beta (and things to watch for), the WSJ "rumor news" of Apple supplier orders for next-generation iPhone parts, and more. My guest...

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TV writer and editor Jason Lynch tweeted this past Monday that FXNOW will make its way to the Apple TV within the next 12 months. FXNOW is Fox's on-demand video service which features content from FX, FXX, and FXM. That means that TV fans will soon be able to catch up on shows like Sons of Anarchy, Fargo, Arrested Development, and...

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I am always on the prowl for something a little different in a photo editor, and Truefilm (US$0.99) meets the requirements with a comprehensive suite of tools at a low price. The emphasis in this app is on making changes quickly and having a complete ability to go back and try things again. There are the usual adjustments for photos,...

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Putting stickers on your MacBook is cool. I know this because the majority of you told me you're totally cool with it in a recent poll. Oh, and also because Apple just ran a TV ad showing just how amazing your MacBook can look with a little bit of vinyl applied. If you saw something you liked on that fast-moving ad, you're in luck...

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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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $3.99] You can play as Leo,...

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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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Taking a look at Apple's recently filed Form 8-K, we see that the amount of money Apple spent on R&D this past quarter was up 36% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Indeed, Apple during the June quarter spent more on R&D than it's ever spent in any other quarter in company history. Specifically, R&D costs this past...

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Apple is facing yet another class-action lawsuit, this time from a group of employees in the State of California. The suit was filed initially in 2011 by four people who worked in Apple's retail and corporate operations, alleging that the company violated California Labor Code by not providing "timely" meal and rest breaks or final...

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Apple doesn't break down its iPhone sales figures by model type, but Tim Cook during yesterday's earnings conference call provided a few interesting crumbs regarding iPhone 5c sales growth last quarter. I can tell you this. That if you look at the growth rates, we don't divide out each one but if you look at year-over-year growth...

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Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi swears it's not in the business of copying Apple. In fact, the allegations have apparently become so loud and ever-present that former Google executive and current Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra is "sick and tired" of it. The ongoing thread of Xiaomi taking cues from the good folks in Cupertino reached a...

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This "selfie a day" photographer had the unfortunate experienced of being "glassed" a few months into his daily photo project. From that day forward, his selfies took on new meaning as they documented his terrible facial injury, the resulting scar and his eventual transformative healing. The stills were captured using the Everyday app...

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OS X's search tool, Spotlight, does more than just file and web searches. The handy utility also can be used to do semi-complex math equations with the answers appearing within the results section of the app. To use Spotlight for math, just open the utility by selecting the magnifying glass icon on the right side of the menu bar or...

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