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Twitterrific 5 for Mac and Twitter's war on developers

Twitterrific, a Twitter client from developer Iconfactory, has been a popular cross-platform way to send and receive tweets for years. Now Mike Beasley at 9to5Mac is reporting that the company may never release the long-awaited Twitterrific 5 for Mac, explaining that Twitter's policy of limiting t...

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Equivolor proves basic colors, shapes can be entertaining

Equivolor is a game that involves colors, shapes and fast reflexes. As quickly as possible, match the color of the shape as it falls to the current color of the background. When the two are matched, drag the shape to its appropriate portal to collect it and earn points toward your final score. It...

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Beacon marketing campaigns working well for retailers

The past year or so we've heard a lot about beacon marketing and in particular, Apple's iBeacon. Now comes word from a company with its own beacon marketing platform -- Swirl Networks -- about the first tangible proof that indoor, location-based short-range beacon marketing is actually effective...

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Chrome extension removes the '' from  Watch and  Pay

Bothered by the unicode Apple logo appearing all over the web thanks to Apple's new  Watch smartwatch and  Pay mobile payments service? Then you need to check out this Chrome extension "ItsCalledAppleWatch." Created by Matt Faluotico, the extension replaces every instance of the unicode symbol ...

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Microsoft ramping up its anti-Apple ad blitz

With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, Microsoft's anti-Apple ad blitz is slowly but surely picking up steam. Over the past two-and-a-half weeks, the folks up in Redmond have released three commercials which poke fun at the iPhone and, somewhat curiously, the MacBook Air. As...

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BlackBerry offering iPhone owners up to $550 to switch platforms

BlackBerry is trying to woo unhappy iPhone owners (is there such a thing?) and is using a cash bonus to encourage them to switch platforms. This new "trade-up" program is part of the company's recently announced holiday deals. According to BlackBerry, its trade-up program is for current iPhone ow...

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Apple rolls out two new subpar iPhone ads: "Gamers" and "Reservations"

Apple yesterday began airing two new iPhone ads, one dubbed "Gamers" and another called "Reservations." Like previous iPhone 6 ads, Apple's new commercials are voiced by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. And while these ads are slightly better than what we've seen before, I still find them sur...

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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 Frontier Heroes – A Planet H game from HISTORY [iOS Universal; No...

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Daily Deals for November 24, 2014, featuring the 10ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning Cable

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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No CNN, the iPhone 6 is not better than a professional TV camera

CNN is committed to asking the hard hitting, need to know, questions that haunt everyone. The big questions, like is the iPhone 6 camera as powerful as CNN's multi-thousand dollar professional TV camera? The answer will probably not surprise you, given one sells for a few hundred dollars and the ...

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WeMo Maker brings the fun of experimentation to iOS

Belkin's WeMo line of connected devices has been around for a few years now, and I've had fun fiddling around with the various switches, wall outlets, motion sensors, and light bulbs that are part of the line. More recently, I've had the pleasure of using the free WeMo app to test out remote contr...

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Weather or Not gives you weather forecasts for events on your calendar

What a clever idea for a weather app! Weather or Not (US$2.99) takes two things important in your daily life -- weather and your schedule -- and blends the two. On its own, Weather or Not is a very nice weather app with beautiful animated graphics. You get the temperature, wind and humidity at wh...

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Video: How to build a Lego Apple Mac Computer

Legos are for children of all ages, so whether you're an actual child or just having a little building fun as an adult here's a great video for your holiday week. YouTube user Isaac Ray specializes in making Lego animation videos and his latest shows you how to build an Apple Mac Computer (looks ...

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Commerce Bank adds Apple Pay support for personal MasterCards

Apple can add another name to the list of banks supporting its new Apple Pay service. Commerce Bank is now offering support for the service with one major caveat. Commerce customers can only use Apple Pay with a personal MasterCard credit card. Sorry Visa users... give it some time. If you hav...

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Samsung reportedly mulls leadership change amidst disappointing Galaxy S5 sales

Samsung's mobile division is in trouble. Consumer interest in the company's newest smartphones is falling hard and fast, and with it, profits are declining precipitously. This past October, Samsung divulged that profits from their mobile division plummeted by 74% year over year. Company-wide, pr...

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