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Official announcement: new iPad to go on sale in 10 countries on Friday at 8 am

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Apple announced today that the new iPad will go sale this Friday starting at 8:00 am local time. It will debut in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. With a long pre-order...
Official announcement: new iPad to go on sale in 10 countries on Friday at 8 am

Apple proposing new Bonjour sharing standard

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In order to remedy the woes many universities are experiencing using Apple's Bonjour zero-configuration Multicast DNS technology on large scale networks, NetworkWorld reports that the company is proposing a new standard that can be built to support huge numbers of users at once. "We targeted Bonjour at home networks,...
Apple proposing new Bonjour sharing standard

Glooko raises $3.5M for glucose meter iPhone app project

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Glooko makes it easy for customers with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar on the go. The company's MeterSync Cable lets users share data between self-monitoring blood glucose meters and an iOS app, Glooko Logbook (free). Glooko recently raised US$3.5 million in funding, ensuring that development will continue on...
Glooko raises $3.5M for glucose meter iPhone app project

To-do list manager Clear demoed at Macworld iWorld 2012 (video)

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There are tons of to-do list managers in the App Store, so many that you'd need another list manager just to keep track of them. Fortunately, a collaboration between Realmac Software, developer Milen Dzhumerov, and developer Phill Ryu's new studio Impending Inc. has created a to-do list management app...
To-do list manager Clear demoed at Macworld iWorld 2012 (video)

Apple publishes Chinese New Year gift guide

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Apple has enjoyed a recent burst of success in China, with the new iPad mini selling out faster than supplies can be replenished, but rather than sitting back and enjoying the regional boom, the company is going on the offensive with a new Chinese New Year Gift Guide. M.I.C....
Apple publishes Chinese New Year gift guide

China Telecom to start selling the iPhone 4S before March

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According to a report in China Daily, China Telecom may become the second Chinese wireless carrier to carry the iPhone 4S. The carrier reportedly released a press release on Tuesday with the big news. "China Telecom has already started preparatory work for the launch of the iPhone 4S," says...
China Telecom to start selling the iPhone 4S before March

Tim Cook defends Senior VP of Retail appointment

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Apple announced earlier this week that the former CEO of UK electronics chain Dixons, John Browett, was being appointed to the head of retail in Cupertino, but since then, there's been some rumbling among those interested that Browett might not have been the best man for the job. Dixons...
Tim Cook defends Senior VP of Retail appointment

Macworld | iWorld attendance steady in 2012; many newbies in the crowd

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Attendance at this year's Macworld | iWorld event was approximately the same as last year's Macworld Expo -- about 25,000 people -- according to IDG World Expo, the group that organizes the "ultimate fan event." A wrap-up news release from IDG World Expo noted that about 40 percent of...
Macworld | iWorld attendance steady in 2012; many newbies in the crowd

Apple lists iPhone 4S as "in stock" in most online stores

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Those TUAW readers who haven't yet caught Siri fever and purchased an iPhone 4S won't have to wait if they finally decide to buy one. Electronista reports that the device is finally listed as "in stock" at the Apple Store for most countries. As recent as two weeks ago,...
Apple lists iPhone 4S as "in stock" in most online stores

Apple removes hints of future products from a key file in iOS 6

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Once upon a time eager rumormongers would download the latest iteration of the next generation of iOS, and like examining goat entrails to determine the next Caesar, they would delve into the USBDeviceConfiguration.plist to divine upcoming hardware products from Apple. But, with iOS 6, this is no more. Oh...
Apple removes hints of future products from a key file in iOS 6

OS X Lion 10.7.3 released with Safari 5.1.3, Wi-Fi bug fix

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The third update to OS X Lion, 10.7.3, has been released and is now available in Software Update. A list of some of 10.7.3's fixes are below. Of potentially greatest interest is the fix that purports to "resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep" -- I know...
OS X Lion 10.7.3 released with Safari 5.1.3, Wi-Fi bug fix

Ghost Trick sneaks onto iOS tomorrow

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I'm excited about this one -- Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective was one of the best mobile games on the year that didn't appear on iOS in 2011, but the wait is over: Though it's been on iOS in Japan for a little while, the game is finally coming to...
Ghost Trick sneaks onto iOS tomorrow

Readdle previews Remarks iPad app at Macworld iWorld 2012

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During Macworld | iWorld 2012 last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Denys Zhadanov of Readdle. If you're not familiar with Readdle's products, you might be new to the iOS world. The company has been around for four years and has sold over 3.5 million iOS apps,...
Readdle previews Remarks iPad app at Macworld iWorld 2012

ARM revenue jumps thanks to Apple, Samsung

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Everyone knows that Apple did exceptionally well in the 2011 calendar year. Its revenues are up, its cash reserves are about to break the US$100 billion mark and its stock price is hovering around $455. This boom is not only beneficial for Apple, but, as Electronista points out, it's...
ARM revenue jumps thanks to Apple, Samsung

Apple Store in Pasadena reopening this weekend

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I just got notice from Apple that the store in the Old Pasadena retail district is re-opening this weekend, after an almost yearlong expansion project. The company even opened a temporary store a little bit down the street from the location, as it worked to expand the main store,...
Apple Store in Pasadena reopening this weekend

iPads for Madison, WI schools purchased with Microsoft lawsuit settlement funds

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A total of about 1,400 iPads are heading to schools in Madison, Wisconsin during 2012, indirectly paid for by none other than Microsoft. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the school district is acquiring iPads as they are less expensive, easier to use, and more portable than the usual...
iPads for Madison, WI schools purchased with Microsoft lawsuit settlement funds
Mountain Lion may drop support for older Macs, integrated graphics not to blame

Daily iPad App: Sector 33

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Think you have what it takes to be an air traffic controller? Before you're responsible for hundreds of lives, you should test your flight controlling skills with NASA's latest iOS app, Sector 33. Sector 33 is a game similar to Flight Control, but a bit more realistic. You are...
Daily iPad App: Sector 33

Apple ban on original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 stands in Germany

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Apple achieved a quasi-victory today in the ongoing intellectual property battles with Samsung when an appeals court in Dusseldorf, Germany upheld Apple's requested preliminary ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The court's decision also covers the Galaxy Tab 8.9, but not the Galaxy Tab 10.1N -- the version of...
Apple ban on original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 stands in Germany

Missed out on a WWDC ticket? Try an alternative conference, one block away

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Some Apple developers might be bummed if they didn’t score tickets to the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, which sold out Thursday in record time — less than five minutes. But there is an alternative. Targeting Apple developers and designers and other interested people, regardless of whether they are...
Missed out on a WWDC ticket? Try an alternative conference, one block away

Apple features 'communication to protect consumers' in Italy

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Apple has apparently complied with a recent ruling by the Italian government that the company did not do enough, when selling its extended one-year warranties in stores, to let customers know that its products already came with a two-year warranty, as per consumer laws there. The company has posted...
Apple features 'communication to protect consumers' in Italy

Indie video portrays the crazy, notification-driven life of an Apple user

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Ever get bombarded by messages or miss out on something important because you had your nose in your computer? If you can answer "yes" to either question, then you will likely enjoy Digitals, a short film by Chris Crutchfield that portrays our busy digital life. Crutchfield says this about...
Indie video portrays the crazy, notification-driven life of an Apple user

Daily iPhone App: Blot

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There's a lot of buzz around cloning apps lately. Zynga recently received some flak for making a clone of Tiny Tower, and there's a big lawsuit around Triple Town and its clone Yeti Town. I would argue that there's a right way and a wrong way to clone an...
Daily iPhone App: Blot

TUAW TV Live: Macworld | iWorld post-event episode

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It's the Wednesday after Macworld | iWorld 2012, I've finally unpacked my suitcase, and now it's time to talk about the event. This year's event was a blur for me, probably because I had a nasty cold that coincided with the busiest days of the show. But now I've...
TUAW TV Live: Macworld | iWorld post-event episode

Foxconn plans to build five Brazilian factories to produce Apple products

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Apple relies on electronics assembly firm Foxconn to build iPads and iPhones in China. Now Foxconn is reportedly planning to build five new factories in Brazil to help meet the demand for Apple products. There's already one plant cranking out iPads and iPhones, and each of the new factories...
Foxconn plans to build five Brazilian factories to produce Apple products

Daily Mac App: Saturn

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I've just spent a pleasant hour exploring Saturn, which is free for a short time in the Mac App Store. The GUI is based on LCARS (Library Computer Access/Retrieval System) featured on some of the Star Trek shows and films. The app has a massive amount of data, and...
Daily Mac App: Saturn

Daily Update for January 31, 2012

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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...
Daily Update for January 31, 2012

New Flaming Lips song features Siri on vocals

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Siri has been getting around lately. When she's not guest starring on popular sitcoms, she's apparently lending her vocal talents to the music scene. The Flaming Lips have produced an experimental song (embedded below) called "Now I Understand," which features both Siri and Erykah Badu as vocalists. This isn't...
New Flaming Lips song features Siri on vocals

Best Buy offers $50 discount on iPad 2 models

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Reader Alexander Wright dropped us a line this afternoon to point out that Best Buy is now selling all variants of the iPad 2 for $50 off the usual list price. Given that the Apple-authorized big box electronics retailer usually sticks to the regular pricing, this is a bit...
Best Buy offers $50 discount on iPad 2 models

Daily iPad App: Paper Monsters

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I've found that iOS isn't the best platform (so to speak) for platformers. I love games like Mario and Sonic, where you drive a little character around, jumping between platforms and collecting goodies. The lack of physical buttons on Apple's touch screens (and let's face it: cheaper production values)...
Daily iPad App: Paper Monsters
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