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Kelly Hodgkins

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A lifelong New Englander now living in rural Maine, I had a first life as a Doctoral candidate in the field of Microbiology, a second life as a multimedia developer using Macromedia Director and Adobe Flash, and a third life as a blogger where I have spent the past five years covering the field of technology, first at BGR, then IntoMobile and now at TUAW.

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YouTube Find: Apple's new 'Minimal to the Max' packaging for the iPhone 6

The folks at T3 received an iPhone 6 review unit ahead of Friday's big launch and couldn't help themselves -- they had to post an unboxing video on YouTube. Yes, it is 2014 and yes, unboxings are so 2010, but ... it IS the iPhone 6 and Apple has pretty new packaging for us to behold. Check out the...

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PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation

Today is the day Apple is making iOS 8 available to the public. The latest version of iOS has several new features like widgets and third-party keyboards that make it a must-have upgrade for most iPhone owners. If you are upgrading to iOS 8, there is one "gotcha" during the upgrade process that...

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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Chroisen2 - Epic of the dragon dungeon (Classic styled RPG) [iOS...

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Daily Deals for September 16, 2015

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly. TUAW is not responsible for third-party deals and...

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Flickr Find: Minimal desk hides some clever engineering

At first glance, this minimal iMac setup from Philip Pryke looks ordinary, but it isn't until you glance behind the CNC plywood desk that some clever engineering comes to light. Fashioned into the desktop is a groove that fits the base of the iMac, holding it in place and allowing the computer to...

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PayPal ad subtly criticizes Apple's security ahead of Apple Pay launch

PayPal is on the offensive, subtly attempting to discredit Apple's security ahead of the launch of the the company's recently announced Apple Pay mobile payment service. As noticed by Pando Daily, the full page ad appears in the The New York Times and hints at the recent celebrity selfie leak that...

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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Province [iPad; Now free, down from $4.99] Two families vie for power...

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Daily Deals for September 15, 2014, featuring last chance at TextExpander 4

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly. TUAW is not responsible for third-party deals and...

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Samsung calls the iPhone 6 Plus a Galaxy Note wannabe in latest ad

Following Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung is kicking its advertising into high gear, mocking Apple's new devices at every turn. The latest promo, titled "Then and Now," berates Apple for following in Samsung's footsteps by adopting the oversized iPhone 6 Plus, calling the...

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YouTube Find: Creepiest thing you'll see waiting in line for an iPhone 6

As spotted by Gary Allen of ifoAppleStore, this replica of Steve Jobs in a lounge chair and with an apple has to the be the most disturbing iPhone 6 line-waiter ever. The video reportedly was taken at the Ginza (Tokyo) Apple store. Update: Well, apparently the owner of the video took it off of...

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