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Talking to Siri: Happy Groundhog Day

What do you get when you cross a groundhog with a pecan? An animal that predicts spring but otherwise acts like a nut. Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! Hat tip @Tom, who quite properly asked the question on February 2nd. Steven Sande and Erica Sadun have been working on the third edition of...

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Five tech things you can do for your family today

There's no place like home for the holidays, and certainly no place else where you're likely to encounter so many of your family members at the same time. Chances are, the advice and assistance you provided last year on the technology front has faded into memory just like a wilted poinsettia plant...

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Last day to order CleverCards for Christmas delivery

Like holidays? Enjoy greeting cards? Crave personalization that you just can't get at your local stationers? Fire up your iOS device and get cracking; today, Friday the 20th, is the last day to order cards via CleverCards and get them delivered before Christmas. The CleverCards platform, which was...

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Apple airs new holiday ad 'Misunderstood' featuring iPhone 5s and more

Apple has kept with its annual tradition of airing a seasonal ad featuring Apple devices in holiday settings. Last night, the company's 2013 holiday ad aired; it's 90 seconds long, noticeably longer than most TV spots. It's set to the tune of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and shows a...

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Xmas Camera for iOS adds holiday cheer to photos

Xmas Camera (free) was an app I thought was pretty cute when I looked at it a year ago, and now it's been enhanced and made iOS 7-friendly. Basically you take a photo, or load one from your camera roll, and the app enables you to add holiday elements to your photos. You can dress someone in a Santa...

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Looking for a gift? TUAW reviews three iPad Air cases

Can you believe there are only two weeks left before Christmas? If you haven't finished your shopping, there's still time to get some great gifts for the iPad Air owners in your life. In this review, we take a look at four different iPad Air cases that might be perfect for someone on your list --...

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Apple is giving away a Holiday Playlist album full of holiday hits

To get you in the spirit of the holidays, Apple is giving away a free Holiday Playlist album to anyone who uses the Apple Store app for iPhone. Recently Apple has started giving away a weekly app inside its Apple Store app, but this marks the first time the company is giving away an album. The...

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Daily iPad App: John Lewis' Bear & Hare is for the child in all of us

Today's Daily iPad App is Bear & Hare, an interactive children's book based on the Christmas advert of the same name, which is one of the UK's most celebrated holiday ads. The £1 million ad for UK retailer John Lewis is a two-minute short film that combines traditional hand-drawn...

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No Talkcast tonight, holiday weekend

Here in the US, many offices and schools are closed tomorrow for Columbus Day; likewise, the TUAW Talkcast crew is taking a holiday weekend Sunday off. (We also wish a very happy Thanksgiving to our north-of-the-45th-or-49th-parallel readers and friends!) We'll be back next week with an all-new...

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Talkcast night off: No show this holiday weekend

We're taking the holiday weekend off in Talkcast-land, giving our fun and festive hosts a chance to spend the Sunday evening with friends and family. (A good time to download and listen to our past shows, and even to subscribe on iTunes.) Next week, however, we'll be back and ready to chat -- so...

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Talkcast takes the Memorial Day weekend off

The US's Memorial Day holiday and Monday's bank holiday in the UK are trying to tell us something: as we kick off the summer season (unofficially), the Talkcast is taking the weekend off as well. We'll be thinking of you all as we tip back our margaritas/microbrews/organic kombucha by the...

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Talkcast tonight, 10pm ET/7pm PT: Holiday potpourri

The Easter bunny has found his eggs, the bonnets have been worn and the ham's been sliced. In a quiet week for Apple news, at least you have us -- your friendly Talkcast family. We'll talk about World Backup Day, warn against April Fool's freakouts, and have a lovely time. To participate live...

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Storm8 and Disney share big app download figures from the holiday season

Here are two more companies that had a big holiday season on the App Store. First up, mobile developer Storm8 has posted some information about how its holiday went, and as you can see above, December 25 was a pretty big day for them. They saw more than 2 million downloads of their apps in just...

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Talkcast tonight, 10 pm ET: Another auld lang iSyne

We've yet to land directly on New Year's Eve with a scheduled TUAW Talkcast; the most recent Sunday night NYE was in 2006, years before we started the show, and the next Sunday alignment with 12/31 isn't until 2017. (We should all come to see it in good health.) One day off is as close as we'll...

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TUAW's Best of 2012 Personal Picks: Randy Nelson

2012 was the first year I can remember where I didn't make a single new hardware or accessory purchase. Software, though, was another story. If there was a notable iOS app released this year, chances are good that I have it -- and I've made a list of favorites to share with you. I'm also an...

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