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Apple wish list: Show battery percentage on the iPod touch

Sometimes it seems like Apple moves in mysterious ways. Most of the time I can chalk up decisions made in Cupertino to one of two things: Making life easier/simpler or "engineering difficulties." The iPod touch is Apple's gateway to iOS for those who can't or won't get an iPhone. It's great for...

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Zoom iQ5: A tiny professional stereo microphone for Lightning connector devices

For podcasters, reporters and others who want to capture sound on the go with their iOS devices, there's been a lack of options for the newer models of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Why? Well, those models sport the new Lightning adapter. Zoom, the company that makes those amazing digital recorders...

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Shopping in the iOS device bargain bin

Although we're not expecting refurbished iPad Airs to hit Apple's online store for a month or two yet, it's still a terrific time to shop for all things iOS. At US$500, the bottom-line iPad Air may not be discounted, but it still provides excellent value for the dollar. Light, thin and super fast,...

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Motrr Galileo: Robotic motion control for iPhone

If there's one accessory for the iPhone that has been breathlessly anticipated by a lot of photographers and videographers, it's the Motrr Galileo robotic iPhone mount. The product began life as a Kickstarter that received more than US$700,000 in funding, then went into hibernation for a while as...

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Target previews Black Friday promotion with great deals on iPads and iPhones

Target on Monday posted to its website a preview of the Black Friday promotions it'll be running from November 28 through November 30. If you scroll through to page five, you'll see a number of really incredible deals on a range of Apple products. Here's what holiday shoppers will have to look...

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iOS 7 video tip: Making FaceTime audio calls

One of the relatively unsung features of iOS 7 is the addition of audio-only calling to FaceTime. Why would you want to use FaceTime to make audio-only calls instead of using the full video/audio capability? Well, maybe you just woke up and look like something the cat dragged in, and you don't...

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Spin looks to bring high-fidelity group video chatting to iPhone and iPad

For the past year, three relatively low-profile but intriguing iPhone and iPad apps from developer Net Power & Light have graced the App Store: Together Talks, Together Justice and Together Learn are all built on the company's core Spin technology. Each app provides a collaborative video chat...

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iOS 7: Weather app is easy on the eyes, still lacking features

Another app that received a major overhaul in iOS 7 was the Weather app. The card-style design of the app has been stripped away, leaving in its place a lovely translucent UI with weather images in the background. It's about time Apple updated Weather, as the basic, boxy design has been around...

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Update your music dock to WiFi with the Auris Skye Kickstarter project

Let's face it -- a lot of people bought docks back in the days of iPods and the first iPhones. Basically, it made it very easy for people to blast tunes out of an alarm clock or speaker by just plugging the device in, and the device received a charge in the process. Well, things are different...

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Apple adds $59 AppleCare+ for iPod classic and iPod touch

Apple has quietly added a US$59 AppleCare+ plan for the iPod classic and iPod touch. Like other products eligible for AppleCare+ plans, the iPod classic and iPod touch can now get an additional year of warranty coverage, a total of two years of phone support and two incidents of repair or...

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Apple adds new 'Space Gray' color option for iPod Touch, nano and shuffle

Apple has added a "space gray" color option to the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle. The new color option for the iPods was first noticed by MacRumors. The fact that Apple quietly did this probably means that no iPod refresh is set to come this year, as Apple would have likely held off on...

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Happy anniversary to the venerable iPod touch

The iPod touch was introduced on this date way back in 2007 at an Apple music event. Steve Jobs gave the keynote address at that event (video below), but it's hard to imagine that the first generation (pictured above) didn't even have a proper speaker. While I wonder if anyone at Apple worried...

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iFixit opens up the new 16 GB iPod touch

Apple last week unceremoniously introduced a new, lower-cost iPod touch model. Priced at US$229, the new iPod touch comes without a rear-facing camera or the recently introduced wrist loop. Aside from that, the model is essentially the same as current fifth-generation iPod touch models. That,...

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Daily Update for May 30, 2013

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 (requires...

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Apple has sold more than 100 million iPod touches

Apple doesn't typically break out sales figures for specific iPod models, but I suppose the 100 million mark is something special. Hot on the heels of introducing a revamped iPod touch, Apple told Jim Dalrymple of The Loop that the company has now sold over 100 million iPod touch units. Since...

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