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Caturday: "Always a bridesmaid..."

Ninjago is a beautiful tuxedo cat who apparently just loves to read TUAW every Saturday, but who wasn't too happy seeing all of those other cats each and every week. Ninjago's human Alica Washington was able to pick up on Ninjago's frustration, and the photo above is the result. Bridesmaid no mo...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 29, 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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The MacBook Air is directly competing with iPad pricing for the first time

The iPad and MacBook Air have always competed with each other in terms of on-the-go computing, but the two have always been separated by price. No matter the specs of your dreamy iPad, you could never get an ultra-slim MacBook for the same price - until today, that is. With the 11" MacBook Air dro...

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Apple updates MacBook Air models with processor bump, $100 price drop

Apple today refreshed its MacBook Air line, adding slightly faster processors and improved battery life to the portable computers. Apple also dropped the price on each model by US$100, with the base 11-inch MacBook Air starting at $899. All base models of the MacBook Air now ship with a 1.4GHz du...

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Waterfield Designs Rough Rider leather messenger bag: Review and giveaway (Updated)

Over the past year or so, we've seen a trend emerging from high-end laptop bag manufacturers like Waterfield Designs and Pad & Quill -- use of leather as a primary material in their products. This not only provides a beautiful finish to the products, but also ensure that your purchase of a qua...

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Here's what your new black MacBook Air would look like, if it existed

In love with the idea of a new black Apple notebook? So am I. There's just no denying that a black MacBook would be an awesome addition to the company's lineup, though whether we'll ever be graced with such a device is anyone's guess. But just to tease the idea, I whipped up some images that show...

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Twelve South's Rutledge BookBook for MacBook: Uniquely yours

The team at Twelve South has done it again; yesterday, they released the Rutledge BookBook for MacBook, an "artisan leather case" for MacBook. Using the familiar antique book format of the classic BookBook, the Rutledge BookBook uses a special process to make each case subtly different. Buying one...

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Transformer-like Dock-It Pro provides quirky iPad keyboard case

To call the Dock-It Pro (US$159) quirky is to understate the oddness of this product. This Parle Innovation device offers a flip-case that enables users to treat their iPad as either a mini laptop or a very, very heavy tablet. A well-designed keyboard represents its strongest feature, but the weig...

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Flickr find: Siblings

Don't family reunions bring a tear to your eye? Flickr user Matthew Pearce reunites a MacBook Air with its elder in the form of an eMate 300. He also takes a quick jab when he asks, "How can the MacBook Air be an 'ultraportable' when it doesn't even have a handle?" Good question. You can contrib...

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Caturday: I can haz TPS report?

Sometimes we don't need to go any further to find a Caturday model than in our own homes. This little sweetie, Shpizi, owns longtime TUAW staffer and TUAW Talkcast regular Mike Rose. When Mike tweeted this image last week with the title "These TPS reports are not going to lick themselves," I knew ...

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Pad & Quill's Messenger Bag and Sleeve feed your leather fetish

Pad & Quill's iPad, iPhone, and MacBook cases have been popular with TUAW readers and reviewers alike for years. The Twin Cities-based company recently jumped into the computer bag market with three amazing leather bags: The Satchel (US$309.00), The Field Bag ($329.00), and The Messenger Bag (...

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I want a new black MacBook

There is a stark contrast between Apple's use of color on its computer hardware and its mobile devices. You can get an iPod, iPhone, and to a lesser extent, an iPad, in a number of hues, but ever since the black polycarbonate MacBook bit the dust in 2009, there's been a distinct lack of flavor in ...

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Designing a better MagSafe 2 connector

Apple's original MagSafe connector was a simple, but revolutionary new feature for its notebooks. Its T-shaped design also hates being placed in a lap. The straight-out shape makes it difficult to rest a MacBook on a pair of crossed legs without snapping the charger out of place. The second genera...

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2013 MacBook Air WiFi problems continue to plague users

Since its release in June of 2013, the latest version of the MacBook Air has plagued many users with a number of frustrating WiFi issues. Over a 131-page Support Communities thread started within days of the computer's release, 2013 Air owners complain of latency issues, dropped packets, dropped n...

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Caturday: Peek around the Rosie

F If there's anything we've noticed at TUAW, it's that cats prefer two types of Macs: either a laptop like the MacBook Air seen above or a Mac mini. Sure, there are peripherals that are favorites, like the warm and friendly AirPort Extreme, but give a cat a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, and they're s...

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