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Vessyl connected cup tracks hydration and more; also makes a great gift

Those of us who are watching our waistlines often pay detailed attention to what we see on our plates, but not to what we drink. Hydration (or lack thereof) is also a key part of staying healthy, but iPhone apps to date have usually focused on ho...

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Happy birthday to us! Ten years of TUAW

On this date in 2004, a new website devoted to Apple officially went live. The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) - at that time a property of Weblogs, Inc. - had two bloggers at that point, Laurie Duncan and Barb Dybwad. The co-founders of Weblogs, ...

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Apple hosting Hour of Code workshops for Computer Science Education Week

Next week, Apple is hosting workshops and other special events at local retail Apple Stores to celebrate Computer Science Education Week. The highlight of the initiative is the Hour of Code workshop, which is a free one-hour lesson introducing comp...

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Ugly Christmas sweaters sink to new low thanks to the iPhone

If you are going to wear an ugly christmas sweater, you might well take it to the extremes with one of Digital Dudz' iPhone-enabled versions. The hideous sweaters double the ugly by allowing you to insert your phone into the holiday decoration. Fir...

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Steve's 2014 holiday gift ideas

It's that time of year when even the most imaginative of us come up short with ideas for gifts to buy our family and friends. So the TUAW team is going to be providing you with some of our personal favorite gift ideas. Now, just because I've list...

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Viral Vine video reveals the celebrity torment of never-ending selfies

First known selfie, taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839 There is little doubt that 2010 was a pivotal year for the selfie -- Apple introduced the iPhone 4 with its stellar front-facing camera and popular filter photography app Instagram made its grand...

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Star Wars kitty loves the iPad preview of 'The Force Awakens'

Named after Hoth's ice cave predators, Wampa the kitty loves Star Wars videos, especially the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which recently made its online debut. What better way to show Wampa the latest clip than on the household iPad, ...

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Cyber Monday sales on Apple hardware and accessories

Black Friday may be over, but the holiday shopping deals continue on Cyber Monday. The deals on Apple gear are not as plentiful last week, but you can still save some money if you are looking for a Mac, an iPod or an iPad mini. Mac Select MacBoo...

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Caturday: Le magnifique chat devant l'iMac

Ahhh, the hunting grounds of the magnificent tuxedo cat ... in front of an iMac. This is Kali, a cat belonging to the daughter of TUAW reader Denis Giguere of Laval, Quebec. Denis poetically notes that: We are currently sitting Kali, one of our daug...

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MacMall offering Black Friday discounts across all Apple gear

One of the biggest online Apple resellers, MacMall, has kicked its Black Friday deals, offering significant discounts on a wide range Mac hardware, iPads, and Apple-related accessories. Below are some highlight and, you can find the remaining discoun...

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The right way to take a product image with an iPhone

I sell a lot of items on eBay, so I'm always taking product photos for my listings. The iPhone is my camera of choice as the eBay iPhone app makes it easy to upload photos to an auction's description. Though convenient, the iPhone doesn't take great...

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Beacon marketing campaigns working well for retailers

The past year or so we've heard a lot about beacon marketing and in particular, Apple's iBeacon. Now comes word from a company with its own beacon marketing platform -- Swirl Networks -- about the first tangible proof that indoor, location-based ...

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Chrome extension removes the '' from  Watch and  Pay

Bothered by the unicode Apple logo appearing all over the web thanks to Apple's new  Watch smartwatch and  Pay mobile payments service? Then you need to check out this Chrome extension "ItsCalledAppleWatch." Created by Matt Faluotico, the extensi...

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Video: How to build a Lego Apple Mac Computer

Legos are for children of all ages, so whether you're an actual child or just having a little building fun as an adult here's a great video for your holiday week. YouTube user Isaac Ray specializes in making Lego animation videos and his latest sh...

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Susan Kare selling replicas of the Mac team's "pirate flag"

If the interior components of the original Macintosh were the heart of the device, then many of the graphic elements designed by Susan Kare were its soul. Kare designed fonts for the Mac, created many of the icons that graced the Mac for many year...

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Mythbusters takes on Gorilla Glass in Corning-Supported infomercials

MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman explore the technology of glass with a focus on Corning's revolutionary Gorilla Glass technology. In a multi-part video series, "The Glass Age", published on YouTube, the pair discuss the use of glass throu...

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