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Megan Lavey-Heaton

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Megan Lavey is a newspaper designer with the Patriot-News just outside Harrisburg, Pa. She is a bibliophile, and can't pass a bookstore without somehow making her way inside. Her journalism career has taken her from Alabama to the Tennessee/Virginia border, Maine, Arizona and finally Pennsylvania. She is also the co-creator of the webcomic Namesake. She currently resides just outside Enola, Pa. with her cats and is married lifelong to a lifelong Linux user who happens to be British, an astrophysicist and who constantly teases her about her deep love for Apple products. But, she's still madly in love with him anyhow. If you need to contact her for review purposes, please do so through this email.

Megan Lavey-Heaton's Latest Posts

Tidbits you might have missed from Apple's earnings call

While the big focus of Apple's Q2 earnings call was the stock split and dividend increase, a number of other interesting tidbits were announced during the call. A few of them, culled from our liveblog of the call, include: More than 20 million Apple TVs have been sold, netting a business that's...

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Apple expands its recycling program and other news from April 21, 2014

On this Earth Day, Apple has expanded its free recycling program to include any Apple product, no matter the age. While not all products will be eligible for a gift card when traded in, Apple will take any item produced in its 30-year history in an effort to avert more electronic waste from...

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Dropbox acquires Loom and other news from April 17, 2014

Dropbox is continuing to swallow up other companies, this time acquiring photo storage site Loom. Loom emerged as an alternative to EverPix after its demise in late 2013, and I gave it a try for a few months. A review for TUAW was in my queue when the acquisition was announced. Loom was a pretty...

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Data swiped from LaCIe and other news from April 15, 2014

News from Tuesday afternoon includes: LaCie is notifying customers that malware was used to gain access to customer transactions between March 27, 2013, and March 10, 2014. Customers who have shopped through LaCie's site during this time might have had their names, addresses, email addresses, and...

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Who else could direct the Jobs movie and what would it be like?

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Sony balked at director David Fincher's request to have $10 million upfront to helm the Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Issacson's book. Fincher is best known for directing "The Social Network," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and two episodes of "House...

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Fincher passes on Steve Jobs film and other news from April 14, 2014

Famed director David Fincher has passed on the chance to direct the Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Issacson's book. Fincher had wanted $10 million upfront, and Sony balked, saying the fee was "ridiculous." Who should replace Fincher? Check out TUAW's ideas for the role later today. Wolff Olins...

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Facebook to force mobile users to Messenger app and other news from April 9, 2014

News from Wednesday afternoon includes: Facebook has announced via emailed notifications in Europe that it will soon drop messaging in its main app. Users must download the separate Facebook Messenger app to keep the conversations going on iOS and Android. Apple has seeded a sixth version of OS...

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Developers win the WWDC lottery and other news from April 7, 2014

A few developers have won the WWDC lottery. Developers who wanted to attend the conference in June were notified on Monday evening if they got in. They have a week from the notification to purchase their tickets. Thousands of developers signed up for the chance, and they shouted their joy (and...

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12 million downloads for Office iPad apps and other news from April 3, 2014

Microsoft announced via Twitter that its Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps for iPad have more than 12 million downloads collectively since their debut a week ago. Other news from Thursday afternoon includes: The iOS version of iPhoto got a minor update that allows a white border around...

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Greater usability for iWork and more news from April 1, 2014

Apple has released a very nice update to its iWork apps for Mac, iOS and iCloud. It includes a new document editor for Pages, view-only options for iOS and Mac, improved pop-up menus in Numbers and a better search, and Keynote gaining an improved presentation design. You can see the full list of...

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