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Meet Siri's great grandfather

Siri is the most recognizable face -- er, voice -- of Apple's faux sentient virtual assistants these days, but let's take a moment to remember one of the company's best efforts at voice recognition from yesteryear. He didn't ever seem to have a name aside from simply "Macintosh," but he lived in...

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Apple fandom starts at a young age

You may have seen this endearing photo circulating across the web before; just your run-of-the-mill shot of an enterprising young kid with MacGyver-like skills immersed in the world of vintage Macintosh. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, and TinEye.com in particular, I was able to track down...

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Forget the standard print dialog: ClarusX2014 is changing orientation one print dialog at a time

Recently, Apple marked a major Mac anniversary. Celebrate the next 30 years of Macintosh by ditching this guy and replace him with a classic Clarus in your print dialog. Roby Sherman's ClarusX2014 offers a full rewrite of ClarusX2005, escorting dogcattle into the age of Mavericks. It provides an...

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OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 Review

Perfect Photo Suite 8 from OnOne Software is a robust photo editing suite that allows you to customize your photos in ways only limited by your imagination. This update to version 7 hit the stores in November, 2013 and now is up to version 8.1. It is well worth your attention and...

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Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT/10pm ET: Anniversary Edition!

All-new dial-in experience! See below -- do not call into Talkshoe, we won't be there. Be sure to set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. Sundays mean the end of the weekend, the looking ahead to the coming week, and also the TUAW talkcast! This week we have a very special...

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One man's story about how Macs saved him from his learning disabilities as a child

Now that he's an adult Mike McHargue is the CTO of the Zimmerman Agency, finding success in advertising and social music. But McHargue wasn't always on the path for success that landed him where he is today. As a child, he struggled with learning disabilities that impacted his ability to express...

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Daily Update for January 24, 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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What the first Macintosh ads looked like

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Steve Jobs introducing the Mac to the world. Given how prevalent computers are these days -- most of us carry one around in our pockets, after all -- it's easy to forget just how transformative the Mac was. Touted as the computer for the "rest of us," the Mac made...

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What was your first Mac? Your favorite Mac of all time? TUAW staff answers all

Thirty years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the Macintosh, a computer that without question fundamentally changed the face of computing. Since that momentous day 30 years ago, Apple has released an inordinate number of Mac models. Though the Apple brand is now associated with...

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Watch Steve Jobs demo the Macintosh in public for the first time in 1984

In January of 1984, Steve Jobs introduced the Apple Macintosh to the world. Below you can watch the first public demo of the computer, live in front of 3,000 people. What's most striking about the demo is how common every revolutionary idea that caused the audience to ooh and ahh has become. From...

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Weird and amazing Macs that aren't exactly Macs

If you haven't heard of the upcoming 1984-2014 Maciversary, well either you aren't paying attention or perhaps you have an actual life. Us? We've been going back and forth talking about this thing for the last month. And one of our most contentious issues involves what exactly counts as a...

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5 lessons in design from Hartmut Esslinger

You may not know Hartmut Esslinger, but you've probably seen the impact of his philosophy almost every day for over 30 years. In 1982 Esslinger's Frogdesign began to work with Apple and kicked off a relationship that molded the company's products until 1990, though his influence still resonates in...

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Macintosh 30th anniversary event set for January 25

On January 24, 1984 the world of home computers was forever changed by the debut of the Apple Macintosh. With a gigantic 9-inch monitor, a keyboard, a mouse and 128 KB of built-in memory, the computer could be yours for the low, low price of US$2,495 dollars. This year marks the Macintosh's 30th...

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Apple's iconic '1984' ad originally premiered on December 31 in Twin Falls, Idaho, not during Super Bowl 18

Apple's iconic "1984" ad is largely heralded as one of the greatest commercial spots ever created. Directed by Ridley Scott, the award-winning ad introduced the world to the Macintosh, promising users a world where they could finally break free from an existence presumably defined by...

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Origin Stories: Steve Sande

I certainly didn't start my career with plans to become a blogger and editor at one of the world's most active Apple websites. When I was a child dreaming about a future career path, computer science barely registered on the "What I want to do when I grow up" list since only corporations owned...

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