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iPhone 6 Said to Launch on Tuesday, October 14, Part of 'Incredibly Busy' Month for Apple

Jul 31, 2014 2:13 am

Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 6 on Tuesday, October 14 as the month itself will be an incredibly busy one for the company, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors citing an internal Apple Retail Store meeting. The source notes that a senior Store Leader mentioned October 14th... [more]

Together for iPad and iPhone 1.0 Now Available

Jul 31, 2014 12:09 am

UK based Reinvented Software has introduced Together for iPad and iPhone 1.0. Together is an app for keeping things in one place. Together for iPad and iPhone brings the features of Together for Mac to mobile devices in an app that is both welcomingly familiar and works naturally on iPhone and... [more]

Best Mac Apps of July 2014

Jul 30, 2014 11:01 pm

I've already shared my best Mac games of July 2014, so here are my picks for the best Mac apps of July. We've got a great presentation app, a super tool for users concerned with on-screen graphics elements (in app and web design, especially), an important update to a popular music app, and a... [more]

Weekly Photo Contest: the Birds and the Bees

Jul 30, 2014 8:10 pm

Photo submission by co_mtn_grl With summer in full swing, there is no shortage of sunshine to enjoy, and you can't help but see all kinds of flying things while you're out there. This week the photo contest theme is Birds & Bees, because they are both plentiful this time of year! Have some... [more]

The Great Photo App is not all that great

Jul 30, 2014 6:00 pm

With so many folks using iPhone and iPad cameras, there is a desperate need to teach people the fundamentals of photography. I've looked at several apps that provide tutorials and some are excellent, while others are just not that helpful. The Great... [more]

Conan O’Brien DIY video reveals how to make your own iPad

Jul 30, 2014 4:52 pm

For those tired of shelling out a few hundred bucks every time Cupertino announces a new iPad with the most minor of upgrades, late night TV show host Conan O’Brien has teamed up with comedian Matt Walsh to create a…Read more › [more]

Modbook launches Kickstarter campaign for Modbook Pro X Mac tablet

Jul 30, 2014 4:47 pm

The custom Mac tablet, the Modbook, is back—this time with a souped up, 15.4-inch display and the latest Mac hardware under the hood.To make this dream a reality, however, Modbook is asking that you fund a Kickstarter campaign for the Modbook Pro X, which will cost a minimum of $2,000 apiece.... [more]

Modbook Pro X converts the Retina MacBook Pro into a 15-inch tablet

Jul 30, 2014 4:10 pm

Do you still dream of the day when the iPad and MacBook finally converge in beautiful harmony? Are you also really jazzed about the Apple’s big ass iPad rumors? Well if you’ve got a measly $4000 laying around, Modbook is ready…Read more › [more]

Is the App Store Broken?

Jul 30, 2014 2:47 pm

A recent post by Instapaper's Marco Arment suggests that design flaws in Apple's App Store are harming the app ecosystem, and users are suffering because of it. "The dominance and prominence of 'top lists' stratifies the top 0.02% so far above everyone else that the entire ecosystem is encouraged... [more]

Major layoffs impacting Beats during Apple takeover, sources say

Jul 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Although the takeover has yet to be fully approved legally, some workers and technology resources are already being shifted from Beats to Apple, sources say. Apple executives have allegedly visited Beats' California headquarters this week and the last, offering some workers new positions at Apple... [more]

What can Siri do?

Jul 30, 2014 2:14 pm

iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone between an oversized speaker and microphone resembling Apple icons.
Siri personal assistant gets more useful with every iOS upgrade - she can probably do more things than you expect she can. She can be useful for everyone but especially useful for people whose disability makes manual use of their iPhone difficult, slow, or painful. Share This With A Friend Do... [more]

Apple Seeds First OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Beta to Developers

Jul 30, 2014 2:05 pm

Apple today seeded the first build of OS X 10.9.5 to developers, one month after releasing OS X 10.9.4 to the public. The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store should be listed soon in the Mac Dev Center. The software has a build number of 13F7. OS X... [more]

FreedomPop offers free data and voice to iPad

Jul 30, 2014 2:00 pm

If you own a cellular data-equipped iPad without a current contract, or you're looking to buy one but think the monthly cost is too high, FreedomPop has an offer you'll want to consider. The company is currently offering 500MB a month of free 4G LTE... [more]

Revamped Apple TV Debut Likely Delayed Until 2015 Due to Negotiation Difficulties

Jul 30, 2014 12:50 pm

For several months now, rumors have continually suggested Apple is working on a revamped Apple TV, which may include capabilities like support for games and apps and expanded access to television content. Every rumored release date has come and gone thus far, and according to a new report from... [more]

Yahoo Finance redesign will satiate your stock market cravings

Jul 30, 2014 11:54 am

Yahoo's Finance app for the iPhone and iPad has received a major update today that brings with it some new features for financial news and information junkies to check out. Yahoo offers a quick summary of what's included in the new 2.2 version: The updated app for iPhone and iPad now delivers... [more]

Modbook Pro X turns the Retina MacBook Pro into OS X tablet... for a price

Jul 30, 2014 11:26 am

Modbook is back, and this time they're taking their tablet converting-ways to the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. Modbook has for several years been converting MacBooks into the OS X tablet that Apple has so far not released to the world. They've converted the old white MacBooks and the last... [more]

How to use VoiceOver for visual accessibility on iPhone and iPad

Jul 30, 2014 11:11 am

The iPhone and iPad have some great accessibility features for people with hearing and sight impairments that makes using iOS more enjoyable, and less frustrating. For visually impaired individuals, the VoiceOver feature allows your iPhone or iPad to speak selections and add custom gestures so... [more]


Jul 30, 2014 11:02 am

Manage your PayPal account from an iPhone or iPad, including making payments, checking balances, and adding money. [more]


Jul 30, 2014 11:02 am

Manage your PayPal account from an iPhone or iPad, including making payments, checking balances, and adding money. [more]

'Modbook Pro X' Tablet Based on 15-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Debuts on Kickstarter

Jul 30, 2014 11:00 am

Modbook, the company with a history of offering pen-based Mac tablets using the internals of Apple's notebooks, is announcing a new Kickstarter campaign today to support the launch of a new Modbook Pro X based on the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The $150,000 campaign will allow users to send... [more]

iKlip Stage for iPad debuts: Win an iKlip Xpand or iKlip Xpand Mini

Jul 30, 2014 11:00 am

Earlier this month TUAW published a review of the IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand, a wonderful accessory for musicians that makes it simple to mount an iPad onto a music or microphone stand. Today, IK Multimedia announced iKlip Stage for iPad (free with... [more]

These hidden iOS tricks will turn you into a speed demon

Jul 30, 2014 10:51 am

When using your iOS device, you can get used to doing things the same way, day after day. But sometimes there are more efficient ways of getting things done with your iPhone or iPad. In today’s video, we show you…Read more › [more]

Updated Apple page promotes taking advantage of US tax holidays

Jul 30, 2014 10:42 am

Apple has updated a promotional page to let shoppers know about tax holidays coming up in nine US states between August 1st and the 3rd. The states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Tennessee. During the holidays, Apple has said... [more]

Yahoo Finance updated with new design, pre- and after-market data, news section, more

Jul 30, 2014 10:37 am

Yahoo has released a new version of its Finance app for iPhone and iPad featuring the addition of a new tab bar for quicker navigation and other visual changes. The update still features the basement view on the left as well as the search view for adding stocks to your watch list on the right,... [more]

[Sponsor] Drop

Jul 30, 2014 10:25 am

Drop is the connected kitchen scale that when paired with an iPad can teach you, step by step, to be a flawless baker without any experience required. Pre-order today for fall delivery! [more]

Amazon Music - Shop, play, manage, and download music (was Amazon Cloud Player). (Free)

Jul 30, 2014 10:03 am

Amazon Music is an app that allows users to shop, play, manage, and download music. The new app provides Mac users with a seamless way to manage their entire music library -- whether saved on their computer or in the cloud -- and shop from the Amazon MP3 Store with a catalog of more than 25... [more]

Hypochondriacs rejoice! HealthTap Prime puts a doctor on your iPad at any hour

Jul 30, 2014 10:00 am

Got a lot of cash and a funky looking rash? HealthTap wants to lighten your wallet and give you on-demand access to a doctor whenever you please, and it will do so straight from your iPad or iPhone. The company's HealthTap Prime service will put you... [more]

FreedomPop brings free plans to iPad mini, Galaxy Tab 3

Jul 30, 2014 9:48 am

Free voice, texting, and data service provider FreedomPop is extending its plans to tablets, starting with the Apple iPad mini and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, according to an announcement. In the case of Minis, subscribers will be given mic-equipped Apple headphones and a special app, allowing them... [more]

Yes, your pre-schooler can program too

Jul 30, 2014 9:42 am

ScratchJr is a programming language customized to help very young kids build interactive games and storage. Now a new iPad app brings it to that audience. Yes, your pre-schooler can program too originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…. [more]

'Mid 2014' 27-Inch iMac Also Referenced on Apple Support Page

Jul 30, 2014 8:48 am

Following yesterday's spotting of an unreleased "Mac mini (Mid 2014)" on an Apple support page, French site MacPlus noticed [Google Translate] another entry on the same page mentioning a Mid 2014 27-inch iMac model. Both the Mac mini and iMac entries have since been removed from the page,... [more]

Get totally free talk, text, and data on your iPad, thanks to FreedomPop

Jul 30, 2014 8:05 am

You may know FreedomPop as the guys who will turn your iPod touch into a free iPhone, but if you have an iPad, the carrier is now willing to do the same thing, giving any Sprint-compatible iPad free talking, texting…Read more › [more]

Square getting an EMV chip update for more secure mobile credit card payments

Jul 30, 2014 8:03 am

The little card reader that launched a mobile payments revolution — Square — today unveiled a new version of their card reader that is designed to work with the EMV chipped credit cards. EMV credit cards are a mainstay around the world and just starting to make headway in the United States... [more]

iPad owners can now enjoy free data, text and voice plans with FreedomPop

Jul 30, 2014 7:52 am

FreedomPop has announced that it will offer 500MB a month of free 4G LTE data for tablets that supports Sprint's network, along with direct sales of Apple's iPad mini and Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 on their website. The deal is the same as FreedomPop's previous offer for smartphones, which... [more]

FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans

Jul 30, 2014 7:00 am

FreedomPop today started selling the iPad mini and the Samsung Tab 3, offering the same free voice and data plans available to its smartphone users. FreedomPop starts selling tablets with free data and voice plans originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue... [more]

FreedomPop brings its free voice, text & data plans to tablets including a $319 iPad mini

Jul 30, 2014 6:58 am

  FreedomPop, the carrier offering free and cheap data plans on Sprint’s network, today announced that it’s bringing its free voice, data, and text plans to tablet users starting with the iPad mini and Samsung Tab 3. Since LTE iPads only support data over their cellular connection, the... [more]

Permanent 2 review: updated iPad spreadsheet gets more useful, less quirky

Jul 30, 2014 6:45 am

When I previously looked at Permanent (2.0 mice), I concluded that the iPad spreadsheet app had potential, but that potential was mostly untapped. The app simply lacked many features—printing, cell styling, pinch-to-zoom, deleting rows and columns, and more—you’d expect from a well-rounded... [more]

Morning Report: Best Buy Tablet Sales Crash, Apple Support Goofs, Roxio Toast 12

Jul 30, 2014 6:33 am

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If you happen to follow one or more iOS app developers on Twitter, you've probably noticed an uptick in posts about the challenges they face in surviving as independents. One of the most detailed comes from developer Jared Sinclair, who outlined the first year's worth of sales activity for his... [more]

Opinion: iPad Air + Logitech Folio + Office for iPad = Productivity?

Jul 30, 2014 4:48 am

The question of how much productivity you can get done on the Apple iPad is one that has persisted since its introduction. Even if the question is not an easy one to answer, it seems almost irrelevant to even ask when one looks at how massively successful the iPad has been since its introduction.... [more]

Comic-Con: iPads are mainstream, but there's still digital drama

Jul 30, 2014 4:30 am

I’ve been reading comics on and off since I was a kid, and I went to college in San Diego, yet I never attended San Diego Comic-Con International until the release of the iPad. I was drawn by the impact that device would have on the comics industry, and sure enough, over the past five years... [more]

Comic-Con: iPads are mainstream, but there's still digital drama

Jul 30, 2014 4:30 am

I’ve been reading comics on and off since I was a kid, and I went to college in San Diego, yet I never attended San Diego Comic-Con International until the release of the iPad. I was drawn by the impact that device would have on the comics industry, and sure enough, over the past five years... [more]

WritePad 7.4 Features Improved Handwriting Recognition and Note-Taking

Jul 30, 2014 12:09 am

PhatWare has announced WritePad 7.4, a significant update to their popular popular handwriting recognition and note-taking app for iPads. WritePad can convert practically any handwriting into computer text. Notes created with WritePad can be sent via email or SMS, tweeted, saved, posted on... [more]

Review: Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Jul 29, 2014 11:40 pm

Finding a speaker purpose build for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, it doesn't mean that it's the right speaker for the job. When it comes to tablets, a speaker that can be kept to the side may not be the best purchase for... [more]

Microsoft rolls out major update of OneNote for iPad, iPhone, Mac

Jul 29, 2014 10:44 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a significant update of its free note-taking application, OneNote. The new version, 2.3, adds a number of user-requested features, including the ability to insert files into notes, add PDF printouts to any notebook page alongside a users' own notes, copy and paste... [more]

How to restore contacts from iCloud to your iPhone or iPad

Jul 29, 2014 9:51 pm

If you use iCloud to back up your contacts, you can quickly bring them down to a new iPhone or iPad in a matter of seconds. There have also been reports of contacts mysteriously disappearing completely, which may require you to push them back down from iCloud again. Regardless of the situation,... [more]

Hardware: The often overlooked aspect of accessibility

Jul 29, 2014 9:14 pm

Steve Jobs was fond of saying often that if hardware is the brains of a device, then software is its soul. This statement is true insofar that software is what really makes a device and its ecosystem — one needn't look any further than iOS to see that — and is what designers, developers, and... [more]

Review: Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

Jul 29, 2014 8:08 pm

Rapoo's E6300 Bluetooth keyboard is billed as the perfect complement to Apple's iPad, with device-specific shortcuts, a slim profile and extended battery life, but the hardware falls far short of expectations. [more]

Microsoft OneNote iPhone, iPad, & Mac apps updated with new features

Jul 29, 2014 5:06 pm

Microsoft updated its OneNote apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac today with a number of highly requested features including the ability to insert files, lock and unlock protected sections, PDF printouts, and much more. In addition, the update also includes the ability to organize notebooks by moving... [more]

The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 29, 2014

Jul 29, 2014 5:00 pm

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some 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... [more]

Group Hopes to Use iPhones to Help Wipe Out Malaria on Indonesian Island

Jul 29, 2014 4:36 pm

At this rate, owning an iDevice might be as essential to being a successful doctor as possessing a degree. Only a day after a British hospital reported that its practice of using iPad and iPods to monitor patents' health had led to lower mortality rates, a new crowd-funded project has popped... [more]

Fates Forever brings exciting MOBA genre to the iPad

Jul 29, 2014 4:03 pm

Multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) have been making waves in the gaming industry thanks to the immense popularity of titles such as Riot Games’ League of Legends, Valve’s Dota 2, and Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming Heroes of the Storm. MOBAs may have seen their start on the PC, but... [more]

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