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MacTech Conference special this weekend

If you've never been, MacTech Conference is an event for IT Pros, consultants, and techs. This annual event has been fantastic each year since its 2010 inception - and I and others on the TUAW team have been a part of it first hand as media, attendee or speakers. Not only does the event have worl...

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Original Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne auctioning off early Apple documents

The story of Ronald Wayne almost sounds like the plot of a screwball comedy. One of the three original co-founders of Apple, Wayne sold his 10 percent stake in the company for $800 early in the company's life, and then forfeited any future claims towards profits for $1,500 later on. Despite these...

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The Steam Exploration Sale is here, and it's come for your wallet

If you can't wait until Black Friday to score some sweet, sweet deals, look no further than Steam. Valve's lovely game distribution service is serving up some fantastic seasonal deals starting today, with new sale prices coming each day and lasting either 24 or 48 hours. The first day's offerin...

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My favorite "on the road" picks

It's another holiday, and for many of us that means driving, gas and food stops, and kids who need to be entertained. I've been thinking about the most useful travel-related apps and hardware I use, so before you head out onto the road, check out my list of favorites and see if any of them can hel...

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Microsoft and Yahoo reportedly trying to convince Apple to dump Google as the default search engine in Safari

According to a new report from Amir Efrati of The Information, Google's contract with Apple regarding the former's position as the default search engine in Safari is set to end next year. As a result, the both Yahoo and Microsoft are reportedly doing their best to pitch Apple to use their respec...

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Black Friday 2014 Ads App is an all-in-one app for the worst shopping day of the year

No matter your stance on Black Friday, be you fan or foe, we can all agree that it's sort of a nightmare. Any "holiday" that inspires the creation of bodycount websites probably has some issues, but if you're going to brave the mall this Friday you should at least go armed. Figuratively; this hol...

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Video: Man creates real-time magnet position detection system using an iPhone

As smartphones have gotten smarter their insides have had to get smarter with them. Right now the iPhone in your pocket contains an accelerometer, magnetometer digital compass, gyroscope, microphone, proximity sensor, camera, GPS, and more. Ivo Leko is a developer who was inspired by the possibi...

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12 lessons for entrepreneurs that Steve Jobs taught Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is well-known in the entrepreneurial world as an author and speaker, and he often seasons his speeches and texts with stories about his times at Apple. I say "times" because Kawasaki often claims that he's one of the only people who ever worked for Steve Jobs twice and survived. Inc. ...

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iPad sees first full year decline, is definitely (maybe) doomed

According to a new report from analytics firm IDC, 2014 will mark the first time since its launch that the iPad will see a year-over-year decline in sales. Apple's tablet offerings are expected to show a -12.7% growth figure for 2014. Assuming nothing absurd happens in the last few weeks of the ...

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Black Friday 2014: Shopping guide for Best Buy, Walmart and other major retailers

Black Friday, the biggest holiday shopping day of the year, is almost upon us. If you are looking to score some Apple hardware at a rare discount price, you won't have to go too far with retailers dropping both online and in store prices on a variety of Apple gear. Best Buy Best Buy is the store ...

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The right way to take a product image with an iPhone

I sell a lot of items on eBay, so I'm always taking product photos for my listings. The iPhone is my camera of choice as the eBay iPhone app makes it easy to upload photos to an auction's description. Though convenient, the iPhone doesn't take great photos or so I thought until I saw this shot from...

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Black Friday 2014: Best Deals on the iPhone

While not as plentiful as the iPad, there still are a handful of discounts available for the iPhone this Black Friday. Discounts primarily apply to either the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 6 with the iPhone 6 Plus noticeably absent from most holiday promotions, except Apple's (PRODUCT)RED sale. Also not...

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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 PDF PROvider [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $7.99] PDF PROvider is...

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Play 2048 in your iPhone Today view with new iOS app

Some things exist solely because they can. The new 2048 game (US$0.99) for your iOS Today view isn't a particularly impressive implementation of the game or a great step forward in technology, but darned if we weren't excited to see someone do something novel and fun with widgets. Apple introdu...

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Jon Taffer's BarHQ app wants to increase your profits

Jon Taffer took the business of bar consulting to a new level when SpikeTV decided to run the show Bar Rescue, featuring Taffer as the irascible host. Since then he's had season after season of showing the public how sharp he is at turning around even the most hopeless bars (when the owners actu...

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