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Dead Giveaway finishes dead last

With the Halloween season rapidly approaching, a game featuring zombies just might be seasonally apropos. Dead Giveaway is a free game (with in-app purchases) for iOS 6 or later, universally available but optimized for iPhone 5. Initially, I didn't think the game would be something I'd like,...

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Keep on trucking with RGB Express

Cute colorful miniature trucks need help navigating on their mission to pick up and deliver the correct blocks to houses in RGB Express. Players draw a line with their finger to direct where the trucks will go in this fascinating puzzle game. It is relaxing and enjoyably challenging at times....

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Four days with the iPhone 6

My colleague Steve Sande gave a nice account of his first few days with his iPhone 6 Plus, so I thought I'd share my reactions to the iPhone 6. This isn't a technical review. We've already had some deep dives into the camera and other hardware improvements. This is one reviewers' impression after...

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Another big iPhone 6 case review roundup and giveaway

This is getting bad. So many iPhone 6 cases have come into my office lately that it's beginning to look like a case warehouse. Rather than treat you to a never-ending series of individual reviews, I thought it would be a better idea to just go through the pile of cases one by one, rate 'em, and...

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Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100: Room-filling, thrilling sound

If the recent glut of Bluetooth speaker reviews on TUAW is any indication, it might be time to change our name to "The Unofficial Bluetooth Speaker Weblog". We've reviewed quite a few low-end Bluetooth speakers, including the surprisingly good $26 Inateck BP2001, but we rarely see speakers at the...

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Log anxiety attacks, take control of them with Worry Watch

Worry Watch is an app that acts as a journal for tracking moments of worry, anxiety or panic. You log moments throughout your day when you're feeling anxious or nervous and what the outcome eventually was. Overtime, the app shows you a break-down of all your moments of anxiety to help you better...

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WeatherPro adds widgets and more for iOS

WeatherPro has always been a top-flight weather app, and the latest iOS update adds some nice features like widgets, worldwide webcams and customizable info. The US$1.99 app comes from the MeteoGroup in Germany, but I find their U.S. coverage excellent and detailed. The forecasts have been solid...

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Biggest first: Tap big or go home

Biggest first is a fast-paced game that tests players' reactions through their ability to tap the biggest circle on the screen and then tap the remaining circles by size from biggest to smallest. But there is a catch, the circles change size by expanding and shrinking at a consistent rate. Biggest...

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Bestie simplifies shopping with a Pinterest-esque approach

Bestie is a shopping app that provides a Pinterest-esque approach to shopping and sharing. Bestie is a free app, which requires iOS 6 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad and is optimized for iPhone 5. At its heart is the concept of curated collection of goods. You can use...

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Don't Panic: Transmit for iOS is here for your FTP client needs

There are some apps that 98 percent of the general population would never take a look at, but are critical for the other 2 percent. That's the case with this new FTP client from Panic Software. Transmit for iOS ($9.99 for a limited time) is the mobile version of Panic's classic Transmit app for...

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Predict and win with Champions League Predictor

The first set of matches in this year's UEFA Champions League competition are underway across Europe. Now you can keep on top of all the action and by predicting the outcome of the upcoming games earn the crown as the top predictor by using the new app Champions League Predictor. This free...

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Booq Cobra Brief offers space, protection and good looks

Booq makes a lot of really beautiful high-end bags for a variety of Apple products, many of which I've had the pleasure to review over the past few years. Today I'm taking a look at the Booq Cobra brief (US$295), a sweet-looking laptop bag with the MacBook Pro-toting frequent traveler in mind....

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RoboRun Space: Run robot run!

Players tap on a little robot to make him jump and hover to avoid the obstacles in RoboRun Space. Frantically try to avoid running into vertical pipes and electric wires called plasma in a space station. You are probably thinking this sounds a lot like Flappy Bird but in space, and it pretty...

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Adobe updates Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements with great results

Another year passes, and we get new versions of Adobe's consumer photo and video apps, Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements. We're at version 13 for both in this new release. Significant changes include Retina display support on Macs and very cool Guided Editing features. Since both...

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Fuel Burner hovers and lands

Fuel Burner is a free game currently available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is optimized for iPhone 5. The goal of the game is to land all the helicopters in each level on landing pads marked with an "H" and landing on roofs in between to get there. By clicking on the helicopter, you...

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