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  • So long, and thanks for all the fish

    Feb 3, 2015, 4:55 pm By Steven Sande
    As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget, where you'll be able to check out the archiv...
  • There's magic everywhere

    Feb 3, 2015, 4:30 pm By Victor Agreda Jr
    The past couple of articles I've written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying "Apple is doomed." I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous state...
  • Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service

    Feb 3, 2015, 4:15 pm By Steven Sande
    Back in the early days of December 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger. Now the company has launched...
  • The end of an era

    Feb 3, 2015, 2:00 pm By Michael Jones
    The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOL's possible plans. Those of you who pay attention to author's bylines on posts will probably notice that I ha...
  • Mac 101: Option-select those columns

    Feb 3, 2015, 12:00 pm By Michael Rose
    It's fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because it's one of the first "whoa, how did you do that?" tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day. Like, Word and PageMaker on System 5, 1988-vintage back in th...
  • Remember the GT Advanced sapphire facility? It's going to be a command center for Apple

    Feb 2, 2015, 6:15 pm By Steven Sande
    CNBC reported today that the GT Advanced plant in Mesa, Arizona, originally tasked with the job of making sapphire for screens, buttons, and other bits and pieces of Apple gear, is now going to be taken over by the company that allegedly caused GT Ad...
  • Well I hope Neil Young will remember, an iPhone man don't need him around anyhow

    Feb 2, 2015, 2:00 pm By Steven Sande
    Remember Neil Young's PonoPlayer? The Kickstarter campaign for the vintage rocker's "revolution in music listening" raised a huge US$6.2 million, with notables like Norah Jones, Elvis Costello and Tom Petty spouting about how the new $400 music playi...
  • Some final thoughts...

    Feb 2, 2015, 12:00 pm By Mel Martin
    It's been quite a ride for more than 6 years starting when Lead Editor Mike Rose invited me to come aboard after reading some things I had written. The iPhone had been out for less than a year... the Mac was selling but seemed destined to lose the d...
  • Apple planning a $5 billion bond offering

    Feb 2, 2015, 11:00 am By Steven Sande
    Thanks to the fun and excitement of financial accounting, even companies with $178 billion in cash need to incur some debt every once in a while. That's exactly what Apple has in store for the near future, filing a bond sale prospectus with the Secur...
  • Apple to open retail store in Tianjin, China on February 7

    Feb 2, 2015, 10:00 am By Dave Caolo
    China is a big part of Apple's retail future, and its presence is about to expand a bit more. Apple will open a retail store in Tianjin, China on Feb. 7. Apple recently noted its plan to open five new retail stores in five weeks to coincide with the ...
  • Live at 10pm tonight: It's The End Of The World As We Know It, final Sunday "Talkcast"

    Feb 1, 2015, 6:10 pm By Michael Rose
    It may be Superbowl Sunday, but for those of us who have enjoyed reading, contributing to or editing The Unofficial Apple Weblog it's anything but super. As you all know, our parent company has lowered the curtain on this motley crew, and we are set ...
  • TUAW ceasing publication on February 3, 2015

    Jan 31, 2015, 10:00 pm By Steven Sande
    We're probably the last tech site to report on our own demise, but we ask your forgiveness -- it's been a rough couple of days. Yes, TUAW will be ceasing publication this week. Expect to see our last posts sometime on Tuesday, February 3. You'll pro...
  • BitTorrent Sync gives you the flexibility to sync anything

    Jan 31, 2015, 9:00 pm By TJ Luoma
    Several months ago I started replacing Dropbox with BitTorrent Sync ("BTS" for short) for my file-syncing needs, and I couldn't be happier with the results. One study showed BTS was up to 16 times faster than syncing to the cloud. Let me walk you th...
  • Hocus Focus hides inactive apps automatically

    Jan 31, 2015, 7:00 pm By TJ Luoma
    There are two kinds of people in the world: people who like a nice, clean virtual workspace, and John Siracusa. If you're closer to the former than the latter, check out Hocus Focus - a Mac menu bar app which automatically hides inactive apps. At fi...
  • This Weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Jan 31, 2015, 6:00 pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Axe in Face [iPhone; No...
  • The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

    Jan 31, 2015, 4:00 pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    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 Apple R&D spending ...
  • A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

    Jan 31, 2015, 2:00 pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: PicoPro: A laser projector about the size of an iPhone 6...
  • All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

    Jan 31, 2015, 12:00 pm By Kelly Hodgkins
    Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...
  • And a final bonus Caturday: Graham's MacBook Air

    Jan 31, 2015, 11:00 am By Steven Sande
    Every once in a while there is a Caturday submission that has such a cute cat and great back story that it just calls out for more than one photo. This kitten is Graham, and owner Rob Waag tells the story: Graham is a seven month old kitten that wa...
  • Caturday: Jake's keeping your backups safe and warm

    Jan 31, 2015, 10:00 am By Steven Sande
    Want to keep your backups safe, secure and warm? Then hire Jake, this beautiful black cat belonging to TUAW reader Mike Hoffman, to sit atop your Time Capsule. We're sure that he's probably not even sure of his guardian role; Jake probably just like...
  • Here's how to stream the Super Bowl on your Apple devices

    Jan 30, 2015, 7:00 pm By John-Michael Bond
    This Sunday is Super Bowl XLIX featuring the Seahawks, the Patriots, and, hopefully, properly inflated balls. You can watch the big game on your TV if you can pick up a signal, but what about if you've cut the cord to cable or don't have a solid digi...
  • Vine has released a special version of the app specifically for kids

    Jan 30, 2015, 6:00 pm By John-Michael Bond
    Vine is a wonderful world of content -- adorable pets, occasionally brilliant sketch comedy, the odd heartfelt message of hope -- but it isn't one you'd want your children using unsupervised. Vine apparently agreed, and today launched Vine for Kids, ...
  • Folderol: An amazingly useful OS X utility by one of TUAW's finest

    Jan 30, 2015, 5:00 pm By Steven Sande
    While we're busy closing down shop here at TUAW, I thought that I'd write one final app review. It's fitting that it's an app by Aunt TUAW herself, Erica Sadun. Folderol (US$2.99) is a surprisingly useful and fun utility that does one thing very well...
  • Pressur is a simple barometer app

    Jan 30, 2015, 4:30 pm By Andy J. Williams Affleck
    The iPhone 6, 6 plus and the iPad Air 2 added a barometer sensor. Ostensibly it is supposed to help the device better track your steps for the health app by knowing when you've gone up and down stairs. But there is no reason it can't also be used for...
  • Apple releases iTunes 12.1

    Jan 30, 2015, 3:30 pm By John-Michael Bond
    Apple has released the iTunes 12.1 for OS X Yosemite, which introduces a new iTunes control widget for Notification Center. Using the widget, users can see which song is currently playing and pause, skip, or favorite a track. If you regularly use the...
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