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Worldlabel.com releases free Pages for Mac label templates

As much as we're all trying to reach that elusive "paperless world", reality forces us to use printers more often than we'd really like to. Pages for Mac users can often run into issues when trying to print adhesive labels simply because those hand...

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Do you suffer from iPhone separation anxiety?

Now there's proof -- not being able to be near your iPhone or answer it because you're otherwise engaged causes a measurable increase in anxiety as well as decreased cognition. A study published yesterday in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Commun...

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Video: iPhone and Manything app team up to catch burglars

Have an old iPhone or iPad laying around? You might want to turn it into a security camera for your home, as several folks have done recently using the free Manything home security webcam app. The developer alerted us to a recent TV news clip showi...

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Snowmen? No -- just people waiting in line at an Apple Store

Photo credit: @buckedplatypus That picture above? Well, you might think it's a bunch of snowmen in a line. That's pretty close to the truth, as it's a line of snow-covered people waiting in the dark in Sapporo, Japan early in the morning of Januar...

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The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

Last week was a holiday week but that didn't stop your favorite TUAW writers from posting some excellent commentaries and other informative news articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: News Music...

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Caturday: Leo and Lily, an iPad and a Retina MacBook Pro, and what used to be a stylus

We're starting off a year of 2015 Caturdays with a roar, or at least a loud meow or purr. These amazing cats are Leo and Lily, the furry friends of TUAW reader Cindy Lauman. That's Lily above, enjoying the warmth and companionship of a MacBook Pro ...

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Designer uses her nose and an Apple Trackpad to create these incredible compositions

Designer Michelle Vandy had to get creative with her tools when she lost the use of her hands after developing a repetitive stress injury in her arms. In a profile by Core77, Vandy explains how she learned to draw and design using her nose and an A...

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iOS app developer gives parents the best Christmas gift ever

iOS developer Joseph Riquelme gave his parents a folded note containing one of the best gifts ever -- their house. Riquelme shared a photo of the handwritten gift, which simply said "Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas." In a touching video post...

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Disney CEO Bob Iger and Steve Jobs built a lasting partnership

Fortune today has a great look at Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, and the initiatives he's overseen at the Mouse since he rose to power after disastrous leadership by Michael Eisner. I was never a fan of Eisner myself, but I have loved the changes Iger ...

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The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

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 NTP bug fix was A...

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Caturday: Oliver, Dice, and Apple products vie for owner's attention

While we're on a bit of a holiday hiatus, here are some happy photos of cats and dogs living in harmony together to remind you of the season. That fellow above using screen cleaners as a pillow is Oliver, a handsome cat who owns his human Benjamin ...

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How to watch The Interview on your iPhone or Apple TV

While Apple isn't distributing The Interview via iTunes, you can simply buy the movie on YouTube. If you've never purchased video through YouTube Movies you'll of course have to enter credit card info, but isn't that a small price to pay for bein...

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Tracking Santa's journey on your favorite Apple device

Photo Credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images About now, the kids are probably bouncing off the walls in anticipation of the overnight visit by a bearded guy in a red suit -- AKA Santa Claus. Fortunately, there are a handful of free apps you can ...

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NYT reports that Apple declined Sony offer to host "The Interview" on iTunes

Photo Credit: Korean Central News Agency The New York Times reported yesterday that the Sony Pictures comedy film "The Interview" would be released in a limited run at theaters throughout the country. Locked away in a single paragraph of a much-too...

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Teenage girls fill Apple Store with Christmas spirit in adorable dance video

This video is news only in the most tenuous definition of the term news, but it's the holidays, the actual news is depressing as hell, and frankly a little levity never did anyone any harm. Today's dose of the holiday spirit comes from YouTube user ...

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The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

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 Apple bought back...

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