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Last year Hooked Digital Media released Haunting Melissa, a serialized horror movie that was exclusive to iOS. Earlier this week the group released the sequel, Dark Hearts, which picks up where its predecessor left off. There's more creepy goodness here, released one chapter at a time. There are a few fun things about the "Melissa"...

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Bose, Beats, blah blah blah, it's all the same crap; Give me the classic, tin can tone of mid century radio hardware any day. If you don't need your music to carry through a half dozen walls and pierce the ears of your neighbors across the street, ancient speakers still hold up remarkably well, as is the case with this 1950s Motorola...

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That drum beat you hear is the sound of more merchants and payment getting on the Apple Pay bandwagon. Today we've heard via AppleInsider and CNN that Square will be supporting Apple Pay in 2015, and from Patently Apple that Tickets.com is starting to support Apple Pay through venue-related apps that use the service. First, Square...

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There have been plenty of times in the past decade where I've wanted nothing more than to smash my computer monitor, keyboard, smartphone, or some other piece of technology that was causing me momentary distress. Those moments usually pass quickly, but University of California San Diego grad Jesse Meyer is hanging on to his hatred of...

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​Shipment times for Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handset in the US are improving with most models shipping in less than 10 days. The only configuration that is still constrained is the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus, which still has a target ship date of 3 to 4 weeks. In general, the iPhone 6 is more readily available than the 6 Plus,...

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AirParrot enables you to stream your OS X desktop to AirPlay destinations like Apple TV. If that functionality sounds a bit familiar, it might be because Apple added desktop mirroring to OS X a while after AirParrot first debuted. AirParrot managed to survive that "sherlocking" by providing a feature set that included app- and...

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Corning, which supplies Apple with millions of durable iPhone screens every year, announced yesterday the impending arrival of Gorilla Glass 4. Gorilla Glass 4 may not be as scratch-proof as sapphire, but it's just as well because cracked iPhone screens are arguably more problematic than scratched screens in the first place. Gorilla...

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Darth Vader threatens to cut the power supply for Yoda's mighty iPhone slab, while the Jedi master calmly looks on in this Lego minifig scene created by Flickr member Jim Petcoff. Wonder what revenge he has planned to thwart the power-hungry Darth from carrying out his objective? Did you know that TUAW has a Flickr pool? And that we...

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There are oh so many Bluetooth speakers out there. Little plastic ones that sound tinny, larger battery-operated speakers that you can take with you and improve the sound quality. In a departure from the small and the portable is this new speaker from Audioengine (US$299.00). The company, which has impressed many audiophiles with...

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iOS developer Adam Kumpf had a problem -- he wanted to play piano on his iPad, but there was no physical piano keyboard attachment. Instead of merely lamenting about the issue, Kumpf used his engineering know-how to design his own keyboard using everyday household items. The DIY iPad piano keyboard was made from aluminum foil,...

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We had the first big snow storm of the season and some ski resorts are already open and others are getting ready for the season. That means you and your friends need to be preparing for the first ski trip of the winter. As part of you preparations, I recommend you download Lines onto your phone. Lines is a new app for skiers and...

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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 Bubble Browser for Evernote [OS X; Now free, down from $9.99] Top 5 Productivity App in US and Japan! Pou...

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A little over a year ago I did a review of the XVIDA Boomerang, an iPad stand/mount project that graduated from Kickstarter and went into full production. Now the company that spawned the Boomerang has an entire family of accessories, all of which use strong magnets to mount your iPhone, iPad or just about anything else in your life...

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Burgerman is a game that tells the story of an innocent fast food customer that orders a burger. Somehow, he doesn't notice the burger is glowing green. After consumption, this ordinary guy turns into Burgerman, a superhero flying through the towns of Burgerville fueled entirely on burgers (and especially glowing green burgers)...

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Apple Pay may be making waves at major retailers, but Square Register continues to be the go-to source for small businesses looking to take payments from customers. With point-of-sale interfaces and a handy portable card reader, Square is one of the easiest ways for small businesses to take their clients' money. Today the company...

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If you've played Kingdom Rush or Kingdom Rush Frontiers, you're familiar with this terrific franchise. Kingdom Rush Origins (US$2.99 with in-app purchases), available today, adds to the awesomeness with more cartoonish, fun and challenging tower defense. Looks Kingdom Rush Origins is one of those beautiful games that makes you say,...

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