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Numerics Business Dashboard adds features, goes freemium

I praised Numerics in a review earlier this year. The app lets you build business-oriented displays which can be easily constructed using plugins that will display data in numeric or graphic form. You can choose a variety of data sources like Google Analytics, Salesforce, Basecamp and many...

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Misfit Flash is an affordable, fun, and waterproof wearable

If you think that the world of wearables turned all Apple last week with the announcement of the Watch, you're wrong. Over the past few days TUAW has received information about a number of new wearables, including one that is incredibly affordable. The new Misfit Flash (US$49.99) is the second...

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Health trials using Apple's HealthKit about to start at two US hospitals

Apple's HealthKit is one of the most exciting aspects of iOS 8, but when it launches, the app's focus will be mainly on fitness rather than longterm health. HealthKit still has a long way to go before its full potential is realized, but work is already underway. Reuters is reporting that Stanford...

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Microsoft buys Minecraft studio Mojang, but promises to continue iOS, Mac development

Everyone's favorite sandbox game, Minecraft, is now officially owned by Microsoft thanks to a $2.5 billion deal the company made to purchase developer Mojang. The buy will see Microsoft take control of a game that is published -- and extremely popular -- across many of the platforms of its...

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Will you be able to use the new VoLTE service on your new iPhone 6?

VoLTE is coming to Apple iPhones for the first time with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus -- maybe not right away, but the service will roll out as time passes. VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE, and it brings together voice and data together in the same spectrum. For Verizon subscribers it...

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Apple's new iCloud pricing: Better, bigger, still not much for free

Apple has announced new iCloud pricing, kind of an important thing when you consider that the company will soon be asking us to take more of our images and documents off of our devices and entrust them to the cloud. The new pricing strategy starts off the same -- a measly 5 GB of storage for free...

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Apple kills iPod Classic in total silence

iPhone 6! iPhone 6 Plus! Apple Watch! Apple Pay! iPod Classic? Yes, in the midst of all the smartphones and watches flying about this morning, Apple took the opportunity to kill off the clickwheel-equipped iPod Classic that has somehow dodged every bullet imaginable. The iPod section on Apple.com...

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Boom! Our huge roundup of iPhone 6 cases and accessories

It has to be rough to be an iPhone case manufacturer. Every couple of years, you catch wind of a new form factor coming out for Apple's products, and it's back to the CAD package, drawing up new and hopefully different cases to protect the latest out of Cupertino. During the past few weeks, we've...

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New iPhones boost LTE specs and add WiFi calling

The 2 new iPhones have rather dramatically enhanced cellular capabilities. The LTE connectivity is 150 Mbps, up from the 100 in previous Apple phones. The new phones offer 20 LTE bands, which tops any smartphone in the world. The new phones work on more than 200 carriers around the world. The...

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iPhone 6, 6 Plus feature greatly increased battery life

Don't like the battery life on your iPhone 5 or 5s? Apple's new, larger iPhones -- the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus -- both feature increased battery life figures, and the 6 Plus battery stats are particularly impressive. Where the iPhone 5s battery featured 10 hours of 3G talk, 10 hours of Wi-Fi web...

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What's going on with Apple CarPlay?

CarPlay was announced by Apple in March with great fanfare and high interest from iPhone users. The technology was expected to put Apple Maps, music and other iOS apps on the built-in screens on a host of auto models, including cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. Late last month Apple...

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Apple relaunches iTunes Connect and introduces Test Flight app ahead of Sept 9 event

With the release of iOS 8 coming in the very near future, Apple is prepping developers with a few new tools to help keep their apps working for users and themselves. First up is the relaunch of iTunes Connect's web portal interface. Upon logging in, developers will notice a new flatter design...

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Amazon Game Studios decides to play nice with iPad

When Amazon first announced it would be developing its own gaming apps under the name Amazon Game Studios, it was easy to imagine the software the group was working on would be exclusive to the company's own devices. The new release of Sev Zero: Air Support makes it clear that the web's largest...

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Automatic launches a Web Dashboard; Progressive teams up with Zubie

Automatic is a handy little device that plugs into your car's OBD (On Board Diagnostics) port, linking to your iPhone to give you an idea of how efficient your driving is. TUAW reviewed the US$99.95 Automatic earlier in 2014, and the device does an amazing job of providing you with data about your...

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Nokia says they are giving iOS mapping another try

Nokia had a pretty bad experience with its Here Maps on iOS late in 2012. I reviewed the app back then and found it wanting in almost every way. Now the company tells the Wall Street Journal it's ready to try again with a new, improved navigation app for iOS. The app will come from the part of...

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