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Simplicam is a new entry in the home monitoring derby

More and more companies want to help you monitor your home or apartment via your iPhone or iPad, and Simplicam has a new system that is attracting some attention. Simplicam provides a camera that works with your home WiFi, free iOS apps to monitor that camera from anywhere, and a sophisticated...

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A nostalgic look at the Macintosh Portable, Apple's first laptop

The Macintosh Portable, Apple's first laptop and the first consumer laptop to travel into space, was released in 1989. Groundbreaking in its day, the laptop was still a bulky travel companion, roughly the size of the phone book at four inches at its thickest point. Still, it came packed to its...

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FireScribe for iPhone lets you share colorful animated messages

FireScribe (US$0.99) is a cute app for sending something beyond a typical text message. The app creates fireworks against any background you choose, then spells out your custom message in pyrotechnics, letter by letter. You start be selecting a background. It can be from your camera roll,...

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Slices of Apple episode two: Back from the brink

In this episode we discuss Apple's dalliance with clones, Steve Jobs founding NeXT and the return of Jobs to Apple. In the next episode we'll interview a call center rep, a former Apple Genius and our own Steve Sande. It's the first of our interviews, and we'll discuss how sincere Apple is when it...

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Puzzlfy is great fun for all

Puzzlfy is an iPad only jigsaw puzzle game where you can make your own puzzles either from photos or video. There are a few options to make puzzles out of video and photos provided by the game but the real fun is taking your own photos and making puzzles out of them. Puzzlfy works on iPads...

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Apple unveils pair of new, more personal "Your Verse" ads

Following its previous "Your Verse" video ads -- which are closer to micro-documentaries than the TV spots you're used to seeing -- two new stories have been given the Apple treatment. The first, titled "Striking a new chord," follows a musical duo called Yaoband and how the pair uses Apple's...

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Welcome to Slices of Apple, an inside look at what makes Apple great

Fridays on TUAW just got more interesting. Every Friday over the next three months we'll run an episode from Slices of Apple, a documentary about some of the people, tools and processes inside Apple, Inc. We've got some great stories to tell that are not only interesting, but can actually help...

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Kids React to a Typewriter: 'Thank God we have iPads now"

The "Kids React" video series by The Fine Bros on YouTube is always great for a laugh or two, and whenever a piece of retro technology pops up on the show, it inevitably gets compared to an Apple product. Today's "Kids React to Typewriters" episode is no different, and the youngsters interviews...

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Every iPad ad, reviewed and ranked

The thing about Apple ads is that even when they're bad, they're usually still good. Compared to the marketing efforts of Apple's peers, the company's TV commercials have been pretty much golden since the early 2000s. And some of the best ads Apple has ever released are for the market-defining...

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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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Popular iCam app gets a big brother with a lot more features

I've really enjoyed using the iCam app (US$4.99) over the years. It lets me remotely view the webcams in my house, helping me keep track of my parrot and make sure no one is breaking in. The old iCam is still for sale, but it now has a sibling in the form of iCam Pro (free, but a subscription...

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Man runs Telnet BBS on an Apple IIe using Raspberry Pi because he can

When life hands you old technology you can either throw it away, store it, or try and make it work again. Thanks to the invention of powerful and easily adapted micro computers like Raspberry Pi it's now easier than make your own Frankenstein machine. YouTube user Lon Seidman figured out how to...

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YouTube Find: Stop motion video used to sell Japanese water features iPhone and inch-sized, 3D-printed figures

Japanese beverage maker Kirin pulls no stops in making this clever stop motion video that uses content on an iPhone as the backdrop for an animated story. Each character used in the ad was 3D-printed and is 1:48 scale, which is about the size of a Lego minifig ( 1.5-inch figure represents a 6-foot...

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YouTube Find: How to take a selfie by the bold and old Mr. Forthright

The definitive guide to taking a selfie by YouTube's favorite Grandpa, Mr. Forthright. ...

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YouTube Find: iPhone-wielding prankster crashes other people's phone conversations

It takes some courage along with some craziness to brazenly crash other people's cell phone conversations. Armed only with an iPhone and a sense of humor, the husband and wife team at Mediocre Films recently set out in Beverly Hills to see how people responded when their conversations were...

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