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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for May 6, 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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Moves can now share your info with Facebook and the police

Following the release of the iPhone 5s with the M7 motion coprocessor, a number of fitness apps sprang up to utilize all the data it could capture. Our favorite app was Moves, a user-friendly fitness tracker that makes it easy to cycle through the number of steps you've taken, the number of calo...

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Facebook announces anonymous app login at F8 conference

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is known for having dubious ideas about privacy. The billionaire founder is famously quoted in David Kirkpatrick's book The Facebook Effect as saying, "having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity" and "the days of you having a different ...

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Better battery life for your iPhone under iOS 7.1.1 and other news from April 24, 2014

Have you updated your iPhone to iOS 7.1.1 yet? If you're concerned about your battery life, go ahead and hit the update button. ZDNet noticed that the newest update is bringing a drastic increase in battery life, based on internal usage. Have you noticed a difference? Let us know in the comments. ...

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Facebook to force mobile users to Messenger app and other news from April 9, 2014

News from Wednesday afternoon includes: Facebook has announced via emailed notifications in Europe that it will soon drop messaging in its main app. Users must download the separate Facebook Messenger app to keep the conversations going on iOS and Android. Apple has seeded a sixth version of OS ...

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Is it too early to call Facebook Paper a failure?

When Facebook introduced Paper for iPhone early last month, the app quickly skyrocketed to the top of the App Store social network charts because, well, it was from Facebook. But beyond that, the enticing preview video that showcases what Paper is supposed to be about made the app feel extre...

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Is Tim Cook "blowing it" by not acquiring more companies?

Earlier this week, I stumbled across a rather absurd article parroting a common refrain heard about Apple, namely that they need to take a page out of the playbooks of their less-successful competitors and start making headlines. Writing for BusinessInsider, Jay Yarow argues that Apple is just pl...

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US gets its own iTunes Festival and other news from Feb. 19, 2014

Apple's iTunes Festival has been a UK mainstay for the past few years, but now the US is getting its own. Apple has announced its first US iTunes Festival to be held during SXSW in Austin, Texas. The festival, running from March 11-15, will feature Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ...

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Poke: The Facebook app that never really had a chance

Yesterday was Facebook's 10th anniversary and the social network's presence on Apple's mobile devices is huge. The official Facebook app and Facebook Messenger are the two must-have apps from the company, with the newly released Paper showing promise as well. Then you have the Facebook Pages Manag...

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Daily App: Friend Check lets you monitor your followers as they come and go

Let's face it, your social media presence is important for extending your network of friends and colleagues and in developing your online persona. If you care about such things, then you should download Friend Check from MobileLife Studio. The app helps you track your followers as you build your p...

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FiftyThree isn't happy with Facebook's Paper and other news from Feb. 3, 2014

There's a new Paper in town, and it's not the iOS drawing app. Facebook has released its iOS-exclusive revamp of its news feed using the name "Paper," and FiftyThree, the maker behind the first iOS app bearing that moniker, is not happy. FiftyThree released a statement on Monday briefly discussin...

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Here's how to download Facebook Paper even if you don't live in the US

Last week we told you about Paper, Facebook's standalone newsreader/storytelling app. Today Paper launched as an iOS-exclusive app. But beyond being iOS-exclusive, the app is also apparently US-exclusive. Our sister site TechCrunch has offered up a handy workaround that will allow you to download ...

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iPhone 101: How to add Facebook, Twitter, and other social network accounts to iOS

Apple has made it easy for iOS owners to share content across their social networks thanks to the integration of services like Facebook and Twitter into iOS itself. You can download Facebook events into your iOS calendar, upload videos to Vimeo from the Photos app and share links in Safari. It's v...

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Facebook introduces Paper for iPhone, coming February 3

Today Facebook announced its latest standalone app, Paper. Launching exclusively on iOS on February 3, the app provides an optimized version of your news feed that allows you to quickly scroll through posts and curated news stories with larger-quality images and text. You can customize what will s...

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Could Apple-made interchangable iPhone camera lenses be on the way? And other news for Jan. 28, 2014

In what's sure to make casual photography buffs salivate, it appears Apple is working on interchangeable camera lenses for the iPhone. As AppleInsider notes, Apple has been granted two separate patents for iPhone lens attachments. Both patents describe a way an external lens could be attached to t...

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