Mike Wehner

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Mike Wehner is a gaming and technology writer with a passion for anything with a power button. His work has appeared on a wide array of publications from USA Today to Yahoo to The Escapist and just about everywhere in between. He currently calls TUAW.com his home and can be found on Twitter at @MikeWehner

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New Snowden doc details how British intelligence tracked iPhone users

Before Apple decided that it wanted to do away with the UDID system, it was one of the best tools British intelligence agents had to track iPhone users across various services, according to a new document (PDF) leaked by Edward Snowden and published in Der Spiegel. The report, dated November 2010,...

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Apple patented a self-repairing material, because of course they did

Just days after LG's G Flex phone showed off its ability to heal from minor scratches and scuffs, a similar patent has surfaced that shows Apple's take on such a feature. The patent, which was filed in 2014 and published this week, describes a method of "reducing appearance of physical damage on c...

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This iPhone bowling game uses Apple TV

When the Wii first came out there was just one game that people needed to see before they realized they wanted one: Wii Sports. Of all the sports minigames included in Wii Sports the most popular was bowling, and now iOS gamers who have adopted the Apple TV can mimic that experience with a motion-...

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This iPod prototype will set you back $4,495

Prices on classic iPods saw a bit of a spike once Apple silently put an axe in the beloved media player but you might need to take out a loan if you're hoping to bring home this particular piece of Apple history. Currently up for bids on eBay is a supposed 4th generation iPod test unit, complete w...

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Apple just patented the best smartphone gaming feature, and it'll probably never use it

The worst part about keeping an eye on new tech patents is knowing in your heart that most of these new ideas -- especially some of the most off-the-wall amazing ones -- will probably never see the light of day. Such is the case with a new Apple patent for a hidden built-in joystick that would tur...

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Apple makes the new Mac mini suck a little less

Apple made a lot of mistakes with the newest iteration of the Mac mini. Soldered RAM, a unimpressive lineup of processors, and the removal of some of great options that have graced previous versions like ability to configure it with as much as 2TB of storage. That last injustice has unceremoniousl...

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Apple is suing another tech company, drink!

With Apple's Samsung troubles winding down and a potential settlement reached in that whole anti-poaching brouhaha, the company's legal staff obviously needed something else to work on. Apple was happy to oblige and has now set its sights on Swedish tech firm Ericsson. Apple's suit centers on Eric...

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Apple to shell out more cash in new anti-poaching settlement offer

Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel have tossed a few extra bucks into the settlement pot in order to satisfy the terms of anti-poaching lawsuit that first got off the ground in 2013. The suit alleges that top tech companies, including Apple, lured employees away from certain companies while agreeing t...

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Look at this tiny iOS keyboard, just look at it

iOS-compatible Bluetooth keyboards are a dime a dozen these days, and it's hard to get excited about any kind of new typing accessory when so many of them look like direct clones of each other. The TextBlade is -- as its creator WayTools describes -- "an entirely new class of touch-typing device."...

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition is officially 'hotter than the Sun'

How popular is the mobile version of Minecraft? Pretty dang popular, according to developer Mojang's latest blog post. According to the company -- which, by the way, was recently acquired by Microsoft -- Minecraft: Pocket Edition is bigger than Texas, 23 times hotter than the Sun, and "more than the...

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