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iBackFlip TabKeeper 360: The adaptable carrying case for every tablet (Updated)

Two things that keep people from buying protection for their iPads are price and the inability to use the case with a different model of tablet. With iBackFlip's new TabKeeper 360 (US$54.95), both of those barriers to entry have been demolished. Be sure to check out iBackFlip's discount pricing on...

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Twitter for Mac 3.0 is a less pleasant experience (Updated)

Twitter has released a spanking-new version of its Mac client with changes major, minor and annoying. Let's explore! Twitter has re-designed the sidebar icons so that they're more in line with Twitter for iOS. They look nice enough. The DM icon now resembles a speech balloon/envelope, which is kind...

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TUAW video tip: How to "double-wrap" your MacBook power adapter (updated)

It's the Mac tip that's taking the Internet by storm! Just yesterday, Twitter user J Cornelius tweeted out the following: MacBook Pro tip: Use the small cable to hold the big cable in place. pic.twitter.com/i7l6ZJ3xgH - J Cornelius (@jc) December 10, 2013 Tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands...

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Comedian bakes iPhone cookies to fool cops, but you probably shouldn't

Chatting on your iPhone while behind the wheel can get you into some serious trouble (not to mention an accident, so DON'T DO IT), but comedian Randy Liedtke thinks he's found a way to have some fun with the laws against such practices. Posting on his Tumblr account, Liedtke shows off a batch of...

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Apple officially inks iPhone deal with China Mobile (Updated)

Update: A Reuters report says the deal is not officially closed. China Mobile spokeswoman Rainie Le told Reuters that the carrier is "still negotiating with Apple" and confirmed there is "nothing new to announce." Apple also declined to comment. After years of speculation, rumors and...

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Best Cyber Monday deals on hardware, accessories and software for Mac and iOS owners

The holiday shopping season kicked off last week with a Black Friday bang that was apparently driven by strong iOS device sales. Now that Black Friday is behind us, it's time to turn our attention to Cyber Monday and its online sales. To help you get the most for your money, we have listed some of...

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Black Friday shopping guide for deals on Apple hardware and accessories

The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with select stores rolling back prices before the big shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday. To help you get the most for your money, we have scoured the websites of the major retailers in the US and have listed the sales they have planned on...

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Felix TwoHands II: A whimsical, functional iPad stand (updated)

Being a sucker for fun and functional design, I jumped on the chance to review the Felix TwoHands II (US$24.99) tablet stand. Join me as I take a quick look at this useful device, and then enter to win a TwoHands II courtesy of Felix Brand and TUAW. When in its "relaxed" mode, the lightweight...

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Pad & Quill's beautiful, functional iPhone 5/5s wallet cases (Updated)

Whenever I open a package from Minnesota-based Pad & Quill, it's always a pleasure. While I'm not sure that every order from P&Q is hand-wrapped in brown paper and sealed with a red wax seal, it heightens the anticipation of wondering what's inside the package. This week the surprise was a...

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Online Apple Store is down (Updated)

The online Apple Store is currently down for maintenance or other work, and possibly lending credence to recent rumors that the iPad mini with Retina display may finally be released tomorrow. We'll let you know when it's back up... and if there are any changes or if someone just flipped the wrong...

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Thoughts on the Google Nexus 7 from the perspective of a longtime iOS user [updated]

I bought my first iPhone in 2008 and my first iPad in 2010, and I've upgraded both devices several times since then. Over the last five years, iOS has easily been my second-most used operating system by hours of usage after Windows (which I have to use for my day job as a Java developer). I've...

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Target will give you a $200 gift card for your iPad, including first gen (Updated)

Update: While you could get up to $200 for your old iPad, readers are reporting a trade in of just $65 for the 1st-generation iPad Wifi-only with 16 GB of storage. Others on twitter reported getting the full $200 for "first generation" iPads (we don't know the capacity or if they had cellular)....

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Wall Street Journal: Apple cutting iPhone 5c orders (Updated)

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has told two of its manufacturing partners to ramp down production on the iPhone 5c. Apple told its two assemblers, Taiwan-based Pegatron Corp. and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., that it would cut this quarter's orders for the iPhone 5C, the...

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Selling your iPad? NextWorth has a special deal for TUAW readers (Updated)

Perhaps you're thinking about getting some money for that old iPad so you can be one of the first to get a new one. If so, NextWorth has a heck of a deal for TUAW readers. Between now and November 11, use the special offer code TUAW when you're doing an iPad trade-in with NextWorth, and you'll...

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Roll your own iBeacon with a Raspberry Pi and a Bluetooth LE dongle (Updated)

Developers who want to start experimenting with iBeacons don't need to wait for hardware to show up on the market or design their own. Radius Networks has published a quick "how-to" for developers that shows how an inexpensive Raspberry Pi and Bluetooth LE dongle can be set up in a few minutes for...

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