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Booyah releases MyTown 3.0, adds friends lists and social features

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Filed under: Gaming Booyah has released version 3.0 of their MyTown location-based social networking app on the iPhone. As Keith Lee told me at GDC a few weeks ago, this app makes up the largest number of location-based social users on the platform, eclipsing even Foursquare and Gowalla in terms...
Booyah releases MyTown 3.0, adds friends lists and social features

iPhone OS 4.0 Secrets: Faces and more in Photos app

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Filed under: iPhone Looks like the iPhone OS 4.0 update will bring ever more Desktop-class features into the mobile sphere. An anonymous TUAW tipster has sent in the following photos, showing several new features in action. These include Faces for iPhone, e-mail resizing options, and a kick-ass assets editor that...
iPhone OS 4.0 Secrets: Faces and more in Photos app

iPhone 4.0 OS: MobileMe notes syncing

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Filed under: iPhone A few readers have sent us screen shots like the one here. As you can see, iPhone OS 4.0 is finally bringing MobileMe note syncing to the iPhone! Previously the only way you could sync notes created on your iPhone or Mail.app was via a hard-wire sync....
iPhone 4.0 OS: MobileMe notes syncing

The next iPad, iPod touch, and TWO new iPhones hinted at in iPad OS

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Filed under: iPadIt hasn't even been out for a day, but there are already hints of the next iPad in the current iPad's OS. BoyGeniusReport did some digging around in the iPad OS file system and found some interesting seeds burried pretty deep. They found references to "iPhone3,2," "iPhone3,3," "iPod4,1,"...
The next iPad, iPod touch, and TWO new iPhones hinted at in iPad OS

26% of Web video is ready for the iPad

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Filed under: iPad Here's an interesting stat -- 26% of the video on the Web is iPad-ready, according to Mefeedia, a firm that supposedly monitors online video around the Internet. You may think that's low (that means 74% of the web can't be seen on the iPad), but that number...
26% of Web video is ready for the iPad

TUAW's Daily App: RunMonster

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Filed under: iPhone, App Store There are quite a few "run tracker" apps in the App Store (I know our own Erica Sadun is a big fan of RunKeeper). However, RunMonster is also worth a look, if only because it's just plain gorgeous. It lets you do all of the...
TUAW's Daily App: RunMonster

Rumor: Chicago's North/Halsted Apple Store opening this July

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Filed under: RetailA tipster sends news that we're closer than ever to the opening of the new Apple Store in Chicago, at the intersection of North and Halsted. We first heard about this store just over a year ago, and since then, we've heard that Apple's made a significant investment...
Rumor: Chicago's North/Halsted Apple Store opening this July

Revealed: Next Apple TV will be $99, feature cloud storage

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Filed under: Apple TVWell part the skies and let the doves descend. It looks like the Apple TV will evolve into a more desirable machine before too long. Quoting a tip that was "confirmed by a source very close to Apple," Engadget reports that the next incarnation of Apple's set...
Revealed: Next Apple TV will be $99, feature cloud storage

99 year-old loves her first computer -- an iPad

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Filed under: iPad Virginia Campbell, a 99-year-old woman from Lake Oswego, has finally bought her first computer -- an Apple iPad. "It's changed her life," one of her daughters told OregonLive.com. Virginia has been an avid reader most of her life, but she suffers from glaucoma, making reading increasingly difficult....
99 year-old loves her first computer -- an iPad

First Look: iDisplay

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Filed under: iPadiDisplay is one of those apps that you receive as a press release in your inbox and just when you're about to move on, it suddenly hits you exactly what that app does. And you go "Oh man! Yes!" In this case, iDisplay transforms your iPad or iPhone...
First Look: iDisplay

iPhone 4.0 event coming April 8

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Hey kids, remember the iPhone? Emerging from the shadows is an invitation from Apple to participate in an iPhone 4.0 event on April 8 -- three days away. Other than the collective Internet gasp of shock, there's little known about what the event will bring, other than the discussion of...
iPhone 4.0 event coming April 8

One of tomorrow's announcements: iPhone HD

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Filed under: WWDC The fact that Apple will be announcing a new iPhone tomorrow is about as big a secret as the fact that there's a lot of oil in the Gulf of Mexico right now. What we didn't know until now was the name of the product, and if...
One of tomorrow's announcements: iPhone HD

Apple leads the App Store race with 170,000 apps

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Filed under: iPhone Silicon Alley Insider has posted an interesting chart that shows the total number of apps available across various mobile platforms. As you can see from the chart, Apple's iPhone leads the pack by a longshot with 170,000 apps according to AppShopper.com. AppShopper typically lists more apps than...
Apple leads the App Store race with 170,000 apps

It's coming... FarmVille heading to iPhone and iPad

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Filed under: iPadSome will cheer, others will groan, but it seems that the love-it-or-hate-it Facebook game, FarmVille, is on its way to iPhone and iPad. A recent search of domains has uncovered both farmvilleiphone.com and farmvilleipad.com, both reserved by the same company currently overseeing Zynga's official FarmVille website. This means...
It's coming... FarmVille heading to iPhone and iPad

Skype app finally delivers on 3G voice calling

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Filed under: iPhone There's good news and a little bit (just a little bit) of bad news. Good news first: the iPhone Skype app has been updated to allow for calls using AT&T's 3G data network. AT&T's restrictions on cell data usage have evolved over time. Recently, download data caps...
Skype app finally delivers on 3G voice calling

iMac goes steampunk

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Filed under: iMac Brian Chen over at Wired came across this sweet Victorian iMac mod. If you're a steampunk fan, it's a must have. The owner of Old Time Computer makes all the covers by hand. This iMac's cover is hand crafted oak with brass and gold trim accents. A...
iMac goes steampunk

Review: Keltis Oracle is a great, light strategic board game for iPad, iPhone

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Filed under: iPhone, iPod touch, App Review, iPad Keltis is a relatively new marquee family of board games - in Europe, at least - with a somewhat meandering history. The series started as the Lost Cities card game, which evolved into the original board game in the series, Keltis. That...
Review: Keltis Oracle is a great, light strategic board game for iPad, iPhone

The differences between iPad and iPhone apps

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Filed under: iPad Here's an interesting post by a blogger named teucher that echoes something we've heard from developers before -- that the iPhone and the iPad will require completely different experiences. When the iPad was first announced, one of Apple's big selling points was that it already had a...
The differences between iPad and iPhone apps

Today's two-second laugh: iPad printing, solved

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Filed under: iPad Take one iPad with any application running (and a clear-as-day multitouch screen), add one multi-function printer with an optical scanner, and boom, you've solved the problem of printing from iPad. Who needs a firmware update when you've got a little ingenuity? [via Engadget]TUAWToday's two-second laugh: iPad printing,...
Today's two-second laugh: iPad printing, solved

Coming soon: Paying for stuff on Visa by waving your iPhone

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Filed under: iPhoneYou've probably seen contactless payment terminals before. They're used in many stores, restaurants, and other locations, with either a smart credit card containing a secure memory card or some sort of fob being used to make the payment. You just wave it at the terminal, and you've paid...
Coming soon: Paying for stuff on Visa by waving your iPhone

Now Software suspends day-to-day operations

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Filed under: Software Now Software, the company that for many years created and sold Now Up-To-Date and Contact to Mac users, has ceased day-to-day operations as of today. As noted in a tip from TUAW reader Barry T., attempts to view the Now Software website are now redirected to a...
Now Software suspends day-to-day operations

Take your cute pills: Apple kitteh is a furry little Mac fan

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Filed under: Humor, Odds and ends, MacBook It's Sunday, a time for reflection, reading the Sunday comics, and looking at pictures of cute kittehs! TUAW Reader Brian sent us a link to one of his favorite sites, The Daily Kitten. On March 6th, the kitten of the day was a...
Take your cute pills: Apple kitteh is a furry little Mac fan

Valve teases a Mac release of Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress 2

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Filed under: Gaming, Software Even I was dubious about the rumor the other day of Steam coming to the Mac, but now here's something straight from Valve hinting that it might actually happen. MacRumors got an image of Half-Life's Gordon Freeman via email... with an Apple logo on his chest....
Valve teases a Mac release of Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress 2

Found Footage: Singing with a quartet of iPhones

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Filed under: iPhone Happy weekend! Here's a girl from Korea, named applegirl002 over on YouTube, playing Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" with a quartet of iPhones as accompaniment. Sure, the song's not that great, but look at those iPhones go! She's using I am T-Pain for autotuning the singing, Beatmaker for...
Found Footage: Singing with a quartet of iPhones

C64 creators also bringing Amiga, Atari 2600 emulators to iPhone

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Filed under: iPhone I just posted at the end of last week about Manomio's decision to go free with its licensed C64 emulator for the iPhone, but today it let us know that there are even more plans in the works. Given the success in porting C64 games (with official...
C64 creators also bringing Amiga, Atari 2600 emulators to iPhone

Breaking: Twitter acquires Tweetie, will make it official and free

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Filed under: App StoreTwitter founder Evan Williams has posted on the official blog that the company will be buying Tweetie, an iPhone app currently available in the App Store, from creator Loren Brichter. The app will be renamed Twitter for iPhone and released in the App Store for free. Williams...
Breaking: Twitter acquires Tweetie, will make it official and free

Apple //e running source code loaded from an iPad

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Filed under: Apple, iPad Stick with us here -- this is complicated but cool. So, Stewart Smith happened to see online that the Panic Software guys had an old Apple IIe (sorry, //e) sitting around their office, and he emailed to ask them if they could possibly use it to...
Apple //e running source code loaded from an iPad

Square payment system launches on iPad

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Filed under: iPadThe wait is over. The app that blew us away at Macworld Expo, Square, has finally launched...on the iPad. Originally developed and advertised as an iPhone app, Square hit shelves this morning as a fully-optimized iPad app. Now customers can install Square on their iPads, effectively turning them...
Square payment system launches on iPad

Congressional record states the iPad is "wonderful"

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Filed under: iPadIn giving testimony at a Congressional hearing as to whether he will lead the U.S. Cyber Command, Lieutenant General Keith B. Alexander, current Director of the NSA, mentioned that he owned an iPad. Is that relevant to his his future role of defending America from cyber terrorists? Nope....
Congressional record states the iPad is "wonderful"

Seven ways PC World is wrong about the iPhone-Android matchup

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Filed under: iPhoneAndroid's new features in the upcoming version 2.2 (aka "Froyo," announced this week at Google I/O) are certainly intriguing, but some sections of the press have gone off the deep end in their analysis of what this means for the iPhone and the smartphone market in general. PC...
Seven ways PC World is wrong about the iPhone-Android matchup
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