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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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Caturday: Steve's a classic! (Updated)

Perhaps that headline should say, Steve is in front of a Mac Classic. He's a cute new kitten belonging to TUAW reader Adam Gray of Manchester, UK. Adam says: Please find attached my submission for Caturday. Meet my new kitten, Steve who seems to ...

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Jimmy Fallon gifts his audience with iPads

Everybody in the studio audience last night for NBC's Tonight Show got a little something last night from host Jimmy Fallon: a sparkling new iPad Air 2. Fallon is a huge fan of Apple products, with a MacBook on his set desk and iPad doo-wop duet...

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A novel smartphone case that should never touch your iPhone

YouTube member curtisnstacey created a novel smartphone case that requires you to push your phone into a ballon as it is deflating. It's a clever trick that will allow the balloon to fold itself over your phone, forming a protective cover. Though ...

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Apple profiles the musicians behind its new 'The Song' holiday advertisement

Apple this weekend released a new holiday advertisement called "The Song" that told the story of a young woman who remastered a love song sung by her grandmother to her husband before he left for military service. To promote its commercial, Apple y...

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