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Microsoft takes shot at Siri in new ad

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant is an impressive addition to the company's Windows Phone software, and while Siri's update in iOS 8 will likely give Apple's digital gal the edge once again, Cortana has the lead at the moment. Microsoft decided to take advantage of its current "window" of...

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All the best hardware and app reviews last week on TUAW

Last week was a busy one with new hardware and apps making their way into TUAW's virtual office. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews you may have missed. App Reviews Hemingway text editor comes to the Mac with Markdown support Countable makes following Congress easy as long as you...

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Apple quietly buys BookLamp

Apple has confirmed a story that first appeared in TechCrunch this evening, saying Apple "buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." BookLamp, sometimes referred to as 'Pandora for books', developed some exclusive algorithms that...

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Cell phone unlocking bill passes Congress on the way to the White House

Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation that would legalize the process of unlocking a smartphone to use on another carrier, reports the LA Times. The bipartisan bill passed through the Senate earlier this year and will now move onto the desk of President Barack...

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Stuff I really, really hate

I'm 'Mister Apple'. Mr. Mac. Mr. iOS. A tech writer, a 'help desk' for friends and family. But that doesn't mean I give everything my favorite fruit company does a pass. There's stuff in my 'digital life' that drives me bonkers. Some of it is from Apple, some is just the internet in general. Time...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 25, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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eBay sold almost $2 billion in Apple products last year alone

Apple just announced its earning results for the third quarter of their 2014 fiscal year, but it is not the only one raking in cash via sales of its products. According to information acquired by Computer World, eBay also is profiting, selling almost $2 billion in Apple products in 2013 in the...

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TravelCard Charger is the battery you'll always have with you

Samsung's recent "wall hugger" TV ad is, unsurprisingly, quite misleading. Many of Samsung's smartphones get their extra battery life not from better design, but from replaceable internal battery packs. In the iPhone world, those battery packs are external, so to be safe from "wall hugging" you...

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Filmmaker reminds us that portrait video still matters

People often roll their eyes at portrait video -- not only does it fail to capture the entire field of view, it also is the hallmark of an iPhone noob. This recording technique is so maligned that there even are iOS apps that force the camera into horizontal recording mode regardless of the...

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Analyst you've never heard of says Apple could be obsolete in two years

A quote from CNBC's recent interview with Noster Capital hedge fund partner Pedro de Noronha: "I need to know where a company is going to be in 5-to-10 years. I mean look at Apple, a company we all admire... I don't know where they are going to be in three years. It's a very competitive...

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Loop Attachment Straitjacket case: Thin, lightweight protection

Chicago-based Loop Attachment has made a name for itself with inexpensive and versatile cases for Apple products. Their Mummy line has been around for a while, offering wraparound silicone cushioning in an innovative "mummy wrap" design that makes it simple to slip a credit card and drivers's...

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DTS expanding whole home audio choices with new partners and iOS links

DTS, the company which gives us such great audio in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray discs, is continuing a push to make a mark with distributed wireless audio in the home, taking on Sonos, Apple's AirPlay, and others with a push for Play-Fi technology. Today, the company added new high end partners...

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Microsoft still doesn't get why the iPhone succeeded

About two weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella penned a detailed memo to Microsoft employees, a mission statement of sorts, outlining the company's vision and strategy for the future. Upon reading the memo, along with a subsequent interview Nadella conducted with The Verge, I was struck by the...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: A really useful GPS tag, an iCat, and more

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects...

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Truefilm: Capable photo editor for iOS with unique features

I am always on the prowl for something a little different in a photo editor, and Truefilm (US$0.99) meets the requirements with a comprehensive suite of tools at a low price. The emphasis in this app is on making changes quickly and having a complete ability to go back and try things again. ...

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