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Stickers on your MacBook: Yes or no?

I'll admit that I've been known to cover my notebooks in obnoxious stickers for absolutely no reason other than needing somewhere to stick them. Something about doing it felt like I was making my gadget a little bit more "mine," but when it comes to my most recent MacBook purchases, it feels like...

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Poll: How should Apple refer to OS X 10.10?

Rin Tin Tin photo from Rin Tin Tin Movie Star. Tintin from Entermeun on Deviant Art....

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Polar polls show high user acceptance of iOS 7 UI and icons

iOS 7 is now in its fifth beta incarnation and going through intense scrutiny by developers as the release date for the new mobile OS nears. Several iOS 7 beta testers have apparently decided to break NDA and conduct polls to judge the public's opinion on both the user interface and specific app...

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Weekend Poll: Desktop Hygiene

How do you organize your OS X desktop? That topic became a matter of much heat and passion in the TUAW back channels recently. That's my desktop you see up there. It's not particularly pristine but I don't feel it's overly cluttered either. I keep links to all my current project folders on...

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Weekend Poll: Should Apple ditch year branding for its iLife and iWork software?

According to Apple, "Pages '09 is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout application. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works." Pages '09 was last updated on December 4, 2012. It is a vital, active...

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You're Our Editor: iBooks Author or ePub for the iBooks store?

Normally we turn to the TUAW Brain Trust for your opinions about hot topics in the news and your predictions about the future of tech. Today, we're switching things up. Instead of asking about where things are going, we're asking you about strategy. Here's the situation: Like many authors, TUAW...

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You're the Pundit: iPad 3

When it comes to forecasting the next big thing, we turn to our secret weapon: the TUAW braintrust. We put the question to you and let you have your go at it. Today's topic is the iPad 3. It's been a long, cold winter for TUAW. As days lengthen and Spring becomes less of a dream and more imminent,...

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You're the Pundit: Should Apple shift its focus away from new products?

When it comes to forecasting the next big thing, we turn to our secret weapon: the TUAW braintrust. We put the question to you and let you have your go at it. Today's topic is QA. Should Apple shift its focus away from new product development in the near future and focus on QA improvements for a...

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Poll: Which version of Mac OS X are you running?

According to Chitika, an analytics company, Mac OS X Lion only holds 16% of the Mac OS market share, trailing behind Snow Leopard (56) -- indicating poor adoption of the newest operating system in comparison to previous releases. Even though Apple announced over a million downloads of Mac OS...

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You're the Pundit: iCloud's Future

Other sites have rumors and speculation. We have the TUAW braintrust. We put the question to you and let you have your go at it. Today's topic is iCloud. With so much to offer, what will its true killer feature be? iCloud stands ready to revolutionize the way we think of cloud storage. It...

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Traveling in circles: the Navigon way

Our beloved leader Victor has an entire comedy routine worked out about GPS apps. In his "Maps powered by Match.com" schtick, he jokes "I took a detour, ... and 10 years later we were married." In real life, iPhone nav apps can be just as funny as his stand-up. Take yesterday. I was driving my...

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Getting ready for iPad: black or white?

Today's the day. As consumers are getting ready to head off to their local Apple retailers to start the line wait for their new iPad, the question lingers. Black? or White? The overwhelming TUAW blogger consensus is white. We're tired of black. We want more Stormtrooper, less Vader. We want our...

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What happens to the original iPad after iPad 2?

The iPad 2 just entered production, says the Wall Street Journal, and multiple sources (including common sense) point to its release sometime within the next couple months. That brings to mind a question: what will happen to the current iPad after the iPad 2 comes out? Will Apple discount and...

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What would convince you to buy iPad 2?

It hardly seems like it, but it's been nearly a year since the announcement of the iPad. Soon, we'll no longer be able to call the device that's selling today by the simple name "iPad" -- instead, it will become "the original iPad," "iPad 1," "iPad 1G" or "first-generation iPad." If history (and...

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Kindle ad goes on the offensive against the iPad

Amazon's taken a leaf out of Apple's advertising book (Mac vs PC, anyone?) by going head to head with the iPad maker in the most recent Kindle television ad. Most noticeably, the spot delivers a low blow to the iPad's comparatively poor screen visibility in direct sunlight. As far as ads go it's...

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