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Steven Sande

Features Editor

blog http://transientspike.com
twitter stevensande

Steve was born two weeks before the start of the Space Age, and has been a fan of technology since birth. A lifelong resident of Colorado, Steve graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (1978) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (1983).

He began writing for TUAW in 2008, and is now the Features Editor for the blog. One of his passions is "The Internet of Things", so you can find him controlling his house from his iPhone most of the time ... except when his battery is dead.

When he's not blogging for TUAW, he's writing books for Pearson and his personal blog, Transient Spike

Steven Sande's Latest Posts

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 be attracted to all my Apple products, its tough t...

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CalDigit announces Thunderbolt Station 2

CalDigit makes some amazingly fast disk drives and arrays, usually featuring fast Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 connections to speed your data back and forth. Today the company announced the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 2 (US$199.99, pre-order for $169.99), a new docking station that goes a bit fur...

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Heyday goes 2.0, adds sharing, locking via Touch ID, and more

About a month ago I wrote a review of Heyday, a free personal journal app that captures location and photo information and turns it into a wonderful day by day photo journal of your life. I love the app, but wondered "where can they go from here?" That question was answered today with the releas...

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Procreate now available in a convenient pocket size

Procreate (US$5.99) has long been the go-to app for artists wanting to use their iPad as a digital canvas. Today there's a new version of the app available for those who want the ultimate portable art studio - Procreate Pocket ($2.99) for iPhone. Optimized for the iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, 6 and 6 Plus...

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FlowVella: The presentation app formerly known as Flowboard

What's the difference between Flowboard and Flipboard? If you're the creators of Flowboard - a presentation creation app -apparently the app name isn't different enough from Flipboard, the story aggregation app. A trademark court found Flowboard to be just a wee bit too close to the name of Flip...

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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 duets with Robert Plant and Billy Joel to his credit. ...

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Giveaway: Rip those DVDs for free with MacX DVD Ripper Pro

DVDs are so ... 1990s. Wouldn't you love to be able to move all of those movies you purchased over to your Mac or iOS device? Digiarty and TUAW are giving away 1000 free copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro each day from today until December 24, 2014. The app normally retails for US$59.95, and is curr...

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Pad & Quill's Bella Fino wallet case for iPhone 6 Plus

Yesterday I reviewed the Twelve South BookBook for iPhone 6 Plus and loved it; today, we're going to take a look at how another case manufacturer handles the big iPhone with leather. That manufacturer is Pad & Quill, and the case is the Bella Fino for iPhone 6 Plus (US$74.99). In keeping wit...

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Gene Munster predicts! This time, Apple television coming in 2016

For all the fun we Apple bloggers have with Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster's insistence that Apple's going to come out with some sort of amazing smart TV, you have to hand it to the man for two things. First, his persistence in believing that dream and second, his ability to go public yet ag...

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Google Drive update makes it easy to upload from other iOS apps

Google quietly updated the free Google Drive app to version 3.4.0 yesterday, improving the iOS version with some features that should make Google's cloud solution more competitive with the likes of iCloud drive and Dropbox. The biggest addition for iPhone and iPad users who have upgraded to i...

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