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Report: iPads and iPhones helping create 'couch commerce'

Above, you can see an intriguing graph from Compuware APM that shows a kind of kooky new trend in shopping this holiday season, something the researchers are calling "couch commerce." Shopping via the web is up big-time lately, and as you can see above, a big part of that is shopping from the...

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Daily Update for November 30, 2011

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all 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 inline player...

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Piper Jaffray reports on Apple's impressive Black Friday sales (Updated)

As reported by Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune's Apple 2.0 column, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster crunched his Black Friday sales numbers and found that Macs and iPads were popular gifts. Munster estimated the Apple store(s) he surveyed sold about 10.1 Macs per hour and 14.8 iPads per hour....

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Talkcast tonight, 4pm HI/7pm PT/10pm ET: Holiday kickoff edition!

Here we are again, another Sunday. Provided you survived Black Friday and the turkey-based festivities, we'd love to have you join the TUAW family for a post-shopping, post-tryptophan-coma Talkcast. Most likely we will have a few of the regulars, providing what we'll call "color commentary" in...

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ThinkGeek's iCade on sale for $59.99 today

I just touted the ThinkGeek/Ion iCade arcade unit for iPad in my recent accessories roundup for the holidays, and if you were on the fence about buying one for yourself or as a gift, that decision might be a little easier. The geeky gift site is putting the unit on sale for US$59.99 during...

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Black Friday app sales: Dragon Fantasy, Gem Keeper, lots more

Hope you had a great holiday yesterday! As expected, the App Sales are continuing through the weekend, and in addition to what we've already spotlighted, here are a few more. Steam is continuing its daily sales on all kinds of titles, Mac and PC alike, but Flight Control HD is the standout...

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Apple Store Black Friday discounts already live... in Australia

As is its custom, the Earth continues to spin on its axis while many of us in the States are working off our turkey and stuffing comas with a solid nap/some football on TV. That means that the expected Apple Store discount offers for Black Friday are already up and running in parts of the world...

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Thanksgiving app sales: More Gameloft titles, Dark Meadow, and Steam sale underway

Here are even more Thanksgiving/Black Friday app sales popping up on the App Store: Gameloft has a few more titles on sale than I mentioned yesterday -- here's the full list. Retro RPG Companions for iPad is down to $3.99. The official Peterson Birds of North America app is down to...

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5 apps for Black Friday

It's time to get your plastic out, and your game face on as Black Friday is almost here. The busiest shopping day in the year is two days away, and we have singled out five apps that'll help you find the best deals. Black Friday from DealNews (Free) When it's not Black Friday, DealNews is one...

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Daily Update for November 21, 2011

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all 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 inline player...

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Thanksgiving app sales: Com2Us titles, Puzzle Quest 2, Infinity Blade on sale already

We've already seen a few app sales already this month, but companies are now starting the windup to the big Black Friday holiday, and things are going to get chaotic. Starting this weekend, and rolling on through the Christmas holiday (and even up to New Year's), new iPhones and iPads are going...

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Target, Best Buy post Black Friday deals: $195 iPod touch with gift card rebate (Updated)

Shopping season is here, with a vengeance. The circulars and sales sheets are popping up like discounted weeds, and while most Apple products aren't eligible for steep discounts at retail, the big chains do find a way to make it worth your while. US retail giant Target has posted its two-day...

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Daily Update for November 18, 2011

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all 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 inline player...

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5 apps for Thanksgiving

Whether you're ready for it or not, the holiday season is upon us. One week from today, many of us in the US will be pushing ourselves away from the Thanksgiving dinner table, sated and ready to do some serious shopping on our iPads. To get you ready for the holiday of turkey, football, and...

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Retrevo Study: Shoppers seek tablets on Black Friday

The latest consumer study from Retrevo has tablet computers sitting atop the list of items people will seek out on Black Friday, with the iPad at the top. The Kindle Fire is also a target, as are HDTVs, laptops, the iPhone and other smartphones. We've already seen that the iPad is supposed to...

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