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Slices of Apple episode two: Back from the brink

In this episode we discuss Apple's dalliance with clones, Steve Jobs founding NeXT and the return of Jobs to Apple. In the next episode we'll interview a call center rep, a former Apple Genius and our own Steve Sande. It's the first of our interviews, and we'll discuss how sincere Apple is when it...

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Puzzlfy is great fun for all

Puzzlfy is an iPad only jigsaw puzzle game where you can make your own puzzles either from photos or video. There are a few options to make puzzles out of video and photos provided by the game but the real fun is taking your own photos and making puzzles out of them. Puzzlfy works on iPads...

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Apple unveils pair of new, more personal "Your Verse" ads

Following its previous "Your Verse" video ads -- which are closer to micro-documentaries than the TV spots you're used to seeing -- two new stories have been given the Apple treatment. The first, titled "Striking a new chord," follows a musical duo called Yaoband and how the pair uses Apple's...

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Welcome to Slices of Apple, an inside look at what makes Apple great

Fridays on TUAW just got more interesting. Every Friday over the next three months we'll run an episode from Slices of Apple, a documentary about some of the people, tools and processes inside Apple, Inc. We've got some great stories to tell that are not only interesting, but can actually help...

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Kids React to a Typewriter: 'Thank God we have iPads now"

The "Kids React" video series by The Fine Bros on YouTube is always great for a laugh or two, and whenever a piece of retro technology pops up on the show, it inevitably gets compared to an Apple product. Today's "Kids React to Typewriters" episode is no different, and the youngsters interviews...

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Every iPad ad, reviewed and ranked

The thing about Apple ads is that even when they're bad, they're usually still good. Compared to the marketing efforts of Apple's peers, the company's TV commercials have been pretty much golden since the early 2000s. And some of the best ads Apple has ever released are for the market-defining...

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Microsoft takes shot at Siri in new ad

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant is an impressive addition to the company's Windows Phone software, and while Siri's update in iOS 8 will likely give Apple's digital gal the edge once again, Cortana has the lead at the moment. Microsoft decided to take advantage of its current "window" of...

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Popular iCam app gets a big brother with a lot more features

I've really enjoyed using the iCam app (US$4.99) over the years. It lets me remotely view the webcams in my house, helping me keep track of my parrot and make sure no one is breaking in. The old iCam is still for sale, but it now has a sibling in the form of iCam Pro (free, but a subscription...

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Man runs Telnet BBS on an Apple IIe using Raspberry Pi because he can

When life hands you old technology you can either throw it away, store it, or try and make it work again. Thanks to the invention of powerful and easily adapted micro computers like Raspberry Pi it's now easier than make your own Frankenstein machine. YouTube user Lon Seidman figured out how to...

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YouTube Find: Stop motion video used to sell Japanese water features iPhone and inch-sized, 3D-printed figures

Japanese beverage maker Kirin pulls no stops in making this clever stop motion video that uses content on an iPhone as the backdrop for an animated story. Each character used in the ad was 3D-printed and is 1:48 scale, which is about the size of a Lego minifig ( 1.5-inch figure represents a 6-foot...

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YouTube Find: How to take a selfie by the bold and old Mr. Forthright

The definitive guide to taking a selfie by YouTube's favorite Grandpa, Mr. Forthright. ...

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YouTube Find: iPhone-wielding prankster crashes other people's phone conversations

It takes some courage along with some craziness to brazenly crash other people's cell phone conversations. Armed only with an iPhone and a sense of humor, the husband and wife team at Mediocre Films recently set out in Beverly Hills to see how people responded when their conversations were...

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Apple's classic comedy duo: Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller

Looking back on Apple's keynotes ahead of next week's WWDC conference, I've noticed that several of the most enjoyable moments at the company's keynote presentations have been provided by the light-hearted banter between co-founder Steve Jobs and "his only friend" Phil Schiller. The compilation...

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Producer mixes up original iPhone ringtone with Siri to create awesome beat

Talented Indian producer, MetroGnome, took the most recognizable iPhone ringtone, added some Siri and overlaid his own beats to create a fabulously catchy mix that every Apple fan will love. He shared the tune online and, best of all, filmed himself creating it. [Via TechCrunch] ...

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Hilarious reactions of children to an Apple II

Watch the hilarity that ensues when you take an old Apple II and place a bunch of kids in front of the command-driven machine. Working without a mouse or the Internet, the kids are both baffled and astonished by the computer's rudimentary operation. Their reactions are recorded as part of the REACT...

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