Daylight saving public service announcement: Don’t count on your iPhone alarm this weekend
March 8, 2014 – 10:00 pm | Comments Off

You never know, this year the Daylight Saving Time switch might work out differently — but why take the chance? Over the years, Apple’s iOS platform has run into a few hurdles when it comes to handling the semiannual clock shift forwards (in springtime) or backwards …

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Daylight saving public service announcement: Don’t count on your iPhone alarm this weekend
March 8, 2014 – 10:00 pm | Comments Off
Daylight saving public service announcement: Don’t count on your iPhone alarm this weekend

You never know, this year the Daylight Saving Time switch might work out differently — but why take the chance? Over the years, Apple’s iOS platform has run into a few hurdles when it comes to handling the semiannual clock shift forwards (in springtime) or backwards …

Zite newsreader sold to Flipboard
March 5, 2014 – 6:30 pm | Comments Off
Zite newsreader sold to Flipboard

My all time favorite newsreader , Zite , has been sold by CNN to Flipboard for a deal reported by Reuters to be worth about US$60 million dollars. Flipboard has also struck a content deal with CNN. CNN bought Zite in 2011. In …

Oscar Mayer launches scent-enabled bacon alarm clock for iPhone
March 5, 2014 – 5:00 pm | Comments Off
Oscar Mayer launches scent-enabled bacon alarm clock for iPhone

Oscar Mayer has come up with a way to tease iPhone users in the worst possible way: By waking up with the smell of bacon in the air. The strange little device is called Wake Up And Smell The Bacon, and once paired with an iPhone and the …

TUAW by social media, podcast or newsletter
March 3, 2014 – 9:00 pm | Comments Off
TUAW by social media, podcast or newsletter

The fact that you’re reading this now means you’ve found TUAW. Welcome! Did you know we have three fabulous podcasts to subscribe to? First there’s our weekly call in show, the TUAW Talkcast . We hope you’ll join us for the next live taping…

Apple releases iTunes 11.1.5
February 26, 2014 – 7:05 pm | Comments Off
Apple releases iTunes 11.1.5

Apple has released iTunes 11.1.5 which, according to the company’s copious release notes, “…fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to quit unexpectedly when a device is connected and improves compatibility with iBooks…

OS X Update 10.9.2 now available, patches SSL/TLS hole Updated
February 25, 2014 – 6:18 pm | Comments Off
OS X Update 10.9.2 now available, patches SSL/TLS hole Updated

OS X 10.9.2 just arrived via the Mac App Store, bringing with it a number of “improvements to the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.” While the update seems to focus …

You’re going to be hearing a lot about "iPod" on tonight’s Olympics broadcast
February 11, 2014 – 10:45 pm | Comments Off
You’re going to be hearing a lot about "iPod" on tonight’s Olympics broadcast

Note: This article contains spoilers regarding the snowboarding competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which has not yet aired in some regions. If you want to watch the broadcast and pretend it’s live, stop reading now. Really not kidding, there are spoilers below. Don’t keep reading. In fact, we’re…

Attack of the Clones: The Flappy Bird copies have arrived, and boy are they crappy
February 7, 2014 – 9:00 pm | Comments Off
Attack of the Clones: The Flappy Bird copies have arrived, and boy are they crappy

Flappy Bird is simple, straightforward and hugely successful. Those three things make it a prime target for copycats, and now that the game has perched itself on the top of the App Store charts, the clones…

Every Apple reference ever made in Futurama and The Simpsons
February 5, 2014 – 8:00 pm | Comments Off
Every Apple reference ever made in Futurama and The Simpsons

With a combined 33 seasons between them, both Futurama and The Simpsons are awash with references to Apple. Some of these references take the form of biting commentary while others are much more subtle. In compiling this list, I was …

iPhone 3GS battery swells to absurd size
January 31, 2014 – 5:30 pm | Comments Off
iPhone 3GS battery swells to absurd size

We’ve heard plenty of stories of exploding smartphone batteries, but this might be the first time we’ve seen a battery right on the brink of actually blowing up. A writer over at the Czech website Letem Svetem Applem recently noticed…