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Updated: Nest pulls iOS app update after many crash reports

Tuesday we told you that a Nest update was on the way, but today ... not so fast. The company has yanked the app that controls Nest Thermostats and Smoke Detectors after several reports of crashes, mainly on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. Nest acknowledged the issue on its Twitter feed. saying...

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Monument Valley is getting new levels and you should be excited

Monument Valley -- the gorgeous puzzle game that managed to catch fire at US$3.99 despite the free-to-play takeover happening on the App Store -- is getting an in-app purchase that will add a further eight chapters to the title. The add-on is titled Forgotten Shores and will go on sale Thursday,...

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Microsoft adds free editing, iPhone version, and Dropbox to iOS Office apps

The universe of productivity apps on iOS expanded considerably when Microsoft announced its iPad versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint back in March 2014. Without an Office 365 subscription, however, users were limited to read-only file access; not terribly productive. Even with the addition of a...

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Adobe updates Voice for iPad with new features and themes

Adobe Voice hit the market in May and has been used by companies, small teams and individuals wanting to create audio and video presentations that look good with minimal effort. The app is free but requires an Adobe ID. Today the iPad app added the ability to color-customize backgrounds, icons,...

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Apple to open highly caffeinated office in Seattle

Apple and California go together like wine and... well, California too, I guess, but the company is apparently looking to spread its wings a little bit, though it won't shake itself free of the west coast entirely. According to The Seattle Times, the company will be opening an engineering office...

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iOS users: Nest Thermostat update on the way

The popular Nest Thermostat will see a significant software upgrade within the week. The system, popular with iOS users who can control it from their iPhones or iPads, will see improvements to its auto-schedule software, a new Quick View option, and enhanced system test features. Nest says...

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The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other informative news articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: News Samsung's mobile business nosedives by 74% Outlook for Mac gets a...

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Vizzywig 8xHD price tag now a very affordable $49.99

Until a few months ago, your choices for shooting 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video were to use a dedicated - and very expensive - 4K video camera or DSLR. Then in September, developer Michael Zaletel and his company i4Software released Vizzywig 4K, a US$999.99 UHD app that used an iPhone 5s...

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Flipboard update greatly improves this popular news app

Flipboard (free) has always been popular for reading news and following topics. The only downside is that it lacked any personalization. You got the topics you selected, but the app did not learn my favorite topics the way another news app -- Zite -- did. Times change. Earlier this year Flipboard...

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Apple reverses decision on widget policy, PCalc in the clear

Yesterday, PCalc developer James Thomson revealed on Twitter that his top-rated app had been hit with a request from Apple asking for its widget functionality to be removed. The reason offered -- that a widget can't be allowed to perform any calculations -- seemed a bit strange, but the odd...

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Tim Cook comes out: "I'm proud to be gay"

In a Bloomberg BusinessWeek essay published this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook affirmed that he is gay, something that had long been spoken of within the tech community (and sometimes accidentally in the mainstream media). In his own words: While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't...

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Xiaomi says it's not copying Apple, but Apple is copying HTC

Xiaomi -- the fast-rising Chinese electronics company which is quickly becoming a major player in smartphones -- has come under fire in the past for similarities between its MiPhone smartphone and MiPad tablet, and Apple's iconic mobile gadgets, but now the company is on the offensive. Taking the...

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Ebola scare causes spike in Plague Inc game sales

Worried about the Ebola scare but feel powerless to do anything about it? Join the tens of millions of people who have joined the dark side, so to speak, and created their own virtual plague in a quest to wipe out humanity in Plague Inc. The developers of the hit game are noting a noticeable spike...

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HealthTap launches a live medical advice service that uses your iOS device

HealthTap+ today announced the launch of HealthTap Concierge, its pay-as-you-go medical consulting service. This is an addition to the current HealthTap services that can be delivered over the web to a computer or your iOS device. HealthTap Concierge is meant to address the three biggest problems...

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New in Yosemite: Mail Drop, signatures and annotations in OS X Mail

Mail in OS X hasn't gotten a lot of love over the last few years, with its feature set remaining pretty inert. Finally, with the release of Yosemite, Mail has received some very nice and useful updates. One of the most compelling features in Mail is a feature called Markup. Once you add a...

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