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US app usage spikes on Thanksgiving to the tune of more than 1.2 billion app starts

If you live in the US and own an iPhone or iPad, there's a really good chance you booted up an app or two on Thanksgiving weekend this year. In fact, there's a better chance you used an app this year on Thanksgiving than any year prior, with more than 1.2 billion app start-ups initiated according...

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Infinity Blade III gets new themed Turkey Helms in honor of Thanksgiving

In honor of Thanksgiving Chair Entertainment is having a little fun by providing free Turkey Helms for both the main characters in Infinity Blade III. The helms can be worn by both Siris and Isa and allows players to boost those character's XP and skill points while the helms are worn. The turkey...

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Happy Thanksgiving from TUAW!

For most of us in the USA today is Thanksgiving, often spent with family gathered around a table full of food to remind us of what's important. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our TUAW readers for taking the time to enjoy what our hardworking writers and editors put on the site every...

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Apple Stores set holiday hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

There's good news for Apple Store employees and terrible news for people who like shopping on Thanksgiving. Only one Apple Store will be open for business during this year's great annual family gathering of Thanksgiving/turkey massacre. According to IFOAppleStore, only the Royal Hawaiian store in...

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Tell us your holiday IT nightmares in video and you could win!

Ever go home for the holidays and wind up troubleshooting or fixing family computers? Ever spend an hour with an aunt or uncle showing them, finally, how to set up email on their iPhone? Or use FaceTime? While Apple's software and hardware are notoriously easy to use, it is inevitable that the...

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Talkcast tonight, 10 pm ET: Thanks, giving

It's Sunday, and it's time for the TUAW talkcast! Tonight, we're looking ahead to a very special week -- it's the US holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday, which coincides with the first day/second night of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Since this alignment hasn't ever really happened...

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Daily Update for September 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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Talkcast 10pm ET: Thankful review, Cyber Monday preview

The Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone, and with it the traditional Black Friday kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Savvy online shoppers know to wait, however, for the Cyber Monday rush of discounts and deals (apparently a lot of those shoppers are browsing from their iPads). We'll look...

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Chillingo and 10Tons offer discounts on popular games

It's Black Friday, which means there are discounts galore on hardware and software for Mac and iOS owners. Starting on November 22, game makers Chillingo and 10Tons have discounted a wide number of their game titles including Azkend 2, Tiny Troopers and Cut the Rope. You can browse through the...

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Our favorite iPhone photo apps for capturing and sharing the holiday spirit

Here in the US it's a holiday weekend, and we'll be visiting friends and family as we celebrate Thanksgiving. Of course a holiday gathering means pictures are going to be taken, and I have put together a list of some of my favorite apps for the iPhone that will help you take great photos and...

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5 apps to help make your turkey tasty this Thanksgiving

Before you pop that turkey in the oven and start whipping those potatoes, you better make sure you have your recipes out and your ingredients in order. If you are hosting a big Thanksgiving meal and need some help in the kitchen, here are five apps that'll help save the day. You might also check...

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Gameloft titles and other games on sale for Thanksgiving

This week, we're celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States, which also happens to be the official start of the holiday season gift-giving countdown. And that means sales in most places where entertainment is bought and sold, including the App Store. Here are a few of the most interesting...

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Nielsen reports that iPad is most wanted this holiday season

Nielsen has released its annual report on which electronic goodies consumers in various age groups are looking for this Thanksgiving. Once again, Apple products are claiming most of the top of the list. Kids in the US aged 6-12 are looking for an iPad as the number one item under their...

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Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT / 10 pm ET: Black Friday look-ahead

If it seems to you that the holiday season is rushing toward us this year, there's a reason: this is the earliest that US Thanksgiving can be scheduled (the fourth Thursday in November; this November started on a Thursday, so Thanksgiving is the 22nd). An early holiday means an early unofficial...

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Tim Cook offers extended Thanksgiving break to Apple employees

It should be a happier Thanksgiving holiday this year for Apple employees. Once again Apple CEO Tim Cook has let team members know that they've had a great year and that they can take the entire Thanksgiving week off in the US to spend more time with their families. That time off will be with...

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