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My favorite apps of 2014: Victor Agreda

Drafts 4 Drafts has long been my text-based inbox of choice, and Drafts 4 takes everything about the original and makes it slicker and more wonderful. I can export to Byword, my Mac writing app of choice, or tweet, save to Evernote, Dropbox, etc. ...

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Twelve South loves you and is giving you a Christmas present

Those of you who have dual-screen setups for your Macs are going to love the nice Christmas gift that accessory manufacturer Twelve South is sending your way. The company has partnered with San Francisco photographer Scott Gordon to create sets of ...

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Thunderbolt vulnerability leaves Macs at risk, researcher finds

A known flaw in Mac firmware could leave it open to attacks via Thunderbolt devices, security researcher Trammel Hudson has found. This unpatched hole has been known for at least two years, though it remains completely unaddressed thus far. "It ...

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Logoist 2: Designing logos and more on your Mac

Small business owners, website developers, and others often have a need to design logos, business cards, and more, but can't afford to hire a professional designer to do the work. While designers are your best bet for getting a logo or other artw...

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CalDigit announces Thunderbolt Station 2

CalDigit makes some amazingly fast disk drives and arrays, usually featuring fast Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connections to speed your data back and forth. Today the company announced the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2 (US$199.99, pre-order for $...

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Best last minute holiday deals on Apple gear

It's the last weekend before the Christmas holiday, which means it is crunch time for shoppers who still have people left on their list. If you have an Apple fan or two among your friends or family, here are the best remaining deals on Apple gear t...

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FlowVella: The presentation app formerly known as Flowboard

What's the difference between Flowboard and Flipboard? If you're the creators of Flowboard - a presentation creation app -apparently the app name isn't different enough from Flipboard, the story aggregation app. A trademark court found Flowboard ...

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Giveaway: Rip those DVDs for free with MacX DVD Ripper Pro

DVDs are so ... 1990s. Wouldn't you love to be able to move all of those movies you purchased over to your Mac or iOS device? Digiarty and TUAW are giving away 1000 free copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro each day from today until December 24, 2014. ...

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Topaz Impression is a powerful photo-to-art application for Mac OS X

I've just spent the day using Topaz Impression, a US$99.00 Mac app that can totally and convincingly transform your photos into works of art that look like paintings, pencil or charcoal sketches, or just about any style that you can imagine. I...

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Orion spacecraft powered by single-core processor previously found in iBook G3

NASA's Orion spacecraft successfully completed its first test flight last week and is poised to herald a new era in manned spaceflight, opening the door to deep space flights. While the project is breaking new ground, it is doing so on the back of ...

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Video: How to build a replica of the classic 1984 Mac out of LEGO

We recently told you about YouTube user Isaac Ray and his wonderful Lego animation videos thanks to a tutorial he shot demonstrating how to make a Lego Apple iMac. Now Ray is back with another brand new Apple creation, a Lego replica of the original...

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Rapoo E6700 Bluetooth Touch Keyboard: Not really for Mac users

We get a lot of Bluetooth keyboards to test here at the TUAW Labs, but very few of those come with a built-in trackpad. Today I'm looking at the Rapoo E6700 Bluetooth Touch Keyboard (available on Amazon for about US$65), a very compact all-in-one...

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Wozniak: Apple's famed garage start is only a myth

If you cherish the idea of Apple being created in a meager garage in suburbia California, then this is not the post for you. Speaking with Bloomberg's Brandon Lisy, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak put a pin in that story when he told Lisy that the g...

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Test driving Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

A number of other Apple-related websites have announced the release of Elgato's Thunderbolt 2 dock today; here at TUAW, we'll be doing a full hands-on review of the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD (US$299.99) as well as a giveaway of our rev...

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Flickr Find: A penny for his thoughts

As captured by Flickr member Sam, Rex obviously is pleased with his new nerdy sticker from Steekly, but what else is he watching on his Mac that is making him grin with that great big dino smile. The finer moments in Jurassic Park, maybe? Did you...

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CalDigit T4 RAID: Big, fast storage in a compact enclosure

Speed and storage capacity are the qualities that creative professionals look for in a RAID array, and they're willing to pay a lot for the ability to store huge amounts of video or photographs on a fast and redundant unit. CalDigit is now shippi...

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