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Open the Mac App Store in your browser

I was up late last night building a Mac App Store scraper. In the process I discovered how to browse the store in Safari. Without further ado, let me share the geek. It turns out you can spoof curl with the Mac App Store user agent to access its data. You'll need to use Terminal for this tric...

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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 r...

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Woz coming to the Big Bang Theory

Our own Steve Wozniak is scheduled to appear on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory sometime later this year, the cast and crew told an audience at their Comic-Con panel this weekend. Woz is already no stranger to television, of course, but I think this is the first time he's appeared on a non-reali...

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Found Footage: Sir Patrick Stewart adores his iPhone

Don't even bother questioning why there is video of Jean-Luc Picard bashing Twitter and talking about his love for the iPhone, just watch and enjoy. Okay, okay, it's from a PBS interview designed to promote some of their Shakespeare programming, but that doesn't matter, really. All that matters i...

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Free Comic Book Day is coming: how your iPhone can help

Tomorrow, as Naven Johnson might say, "The free comics are here! The free comics are here!" Because tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, one glorious Saturday when comic shops are filled with titles specifically for giving away to just anyone in order to perhaps lure in some brand new folks and maybe ge...

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Star Wars TSG, because everyone wants to be George Lucas

Grubs (that's what I call Daring Fireball's John Gruber, we're cool like that) posted Star Wars TSG to his Linked List and it is a winner. And by winner I mean a small, free application that wastes far more of your time than it should, but for some reason you're not upset about all that lost time. S...

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Ahh, the subtle dance of geek and electronics. It often involved documenting even moment of unboxing the next gizmo (in fact, we here at TUAW often feature such pictures). Welcome to the Internet the most important website ever: A central place for all sorts of gadget disrobing pictor...

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Technical tidbits about the iTunes Music Store

If you don't have an interest in how large scale web applications work, then Erica Sadun's recent post on the MacDevCenter isn't for you. She reveals some of the web service calls that the iTunes Music store uses, as well as breaks down the actual WebObject applications that form the iTunes Music St...

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Google blog posts Mac trivia

Remember when Google released those widgets just for the rest of us? I had heard about it from our sister blog, The Social Software Weblog, but on Google's own blog they actually offered up some pretty unique Apple trivia in their release announcement post. If you consider yourself a fine connoisseu...

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