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UK company promotes Newsstand titles with iOS 7's iBeacons

One magazine company is using iOS 7's iBeacons to alert nearby users about Newsstand versions of publications, and potentially even letting local businesses give access to their customers. (

Why you should buy a refurbished iPad from Apple

Apple now sells many different iPad models to choose from. But sometimes ‘new’ is more than you need—and more than you want to spend. If you’d like to save a little money and still pick up an iPad for yourself or a loved one—as a gift...Show More Summary

The Macalope Weekly: Narrow viewpoints

Narrow viewpoints don’t make someone right, but they sure make opinionating easier! And isn’t that what TV financial news is all about? Not only does it take a particularly narrow field of view to see Microsoft as a big-time winner, it probably requires some sort of alternate timeline where the past ten years didn’t happen. Show More Summary

Mobile accessories buying guide: Find the right extras for every phone

Chances are good that most of the people on your holiday shopping list own smartphones—which is pretty convenient, since a smartphone case or accessory is one of the easiest gift ideas no matter who you’re shopping for. Plus, it’s something...Show More Summary

The Week in iPad Cases: Ace up your sleeve

Ace up your sleeve In this week’s iPad-case roundup, you’ll find a sleeve that means business, lots of ways to keep your iPad standing up, and a clamshell that looks as sleek as it is tough. Acase The TipTop (iPad Air; $40) features an ultraslim design, with reinforced corners and a microfiber interior. Show More Summary

Apple on Black Friday: It's all in the cards

Apple doesn't really do sales. It certainly doesn't try to compete with other electronics retailers in slashing its prices on the day after Thanksgiving. But that's not to say it doesn't get into a little bit of Black Friday mania. On...Show More Summary

Spark Digital microphone review: Cool mic hampered by ungainly stand

In the smallish world of USB microphones, there’s an even smaller subset of mics that attempt to address both the Mac OS and iOS platforms. We’ve seen one such microphone in the form of Apogee’s $199 Mic. Blue, makers of the Snowball...Show More Summary

The Wolf Among Us review: Well-written adventure with fun action scenes and fantastic characters

Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from Macworld U.K. Visit Macworld U.K.’s blog page for the latest Mac news from across the Atlantic. Telltale Games has once again worked its magic to transport you to a compelling universe...Show More Summary

Tote around your iTunes library and more on iBooks

Following my last column, which focused on the new iBooks app, I’ve gotten several more questions about iBooks, and I answer two of them here. I also look at a tricky question about moving the contents of an iTunes library back and forth...Show More Summary

The Week in iOS Apps: spreads its wings spreads its wings This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps features some of those "other" social media services. This free iPhone app is helping its eponymous service branch out beyond its original role as an alternative social network. Show More Summary

Dell C2665dnf Color Multifunction Printer review: It's fast and easy to use, but oh, those toner prices

Everything about the Dell C2665dnf color laser multifunction is top-notch: capacity, speed, output quality, and features. It's even got a classy new interface for its 4.3-inch touchscreen. At $630 it seems like a dream come true for any small workgroup. Show More Summary

The Week in iOS Accessories: Wood makes everything better

Wood makes everything better This week's roundup of accessories includes several speakers made more beautiful by using natural materials, as well as docks, keyboards, stands, and more. Bluelounge The $100 Sanctuary4 is a tablet stand...Show More Summary

Apple promises 'the Friday you've waited all year for' in Black Friday teaser

No need to ceaselessly refresh Apple’s online store in your browser between now and Friday to see if the company is joining the rest of the retail world in rolling out post-Thanksgiving discounts. Apple confirmed it’s holding a one-day...Show More Summary

The Macalope: Demi-Godwin

You know what’s yesterday? Invoking Hitler. It’s sooo early 2000s. What’s hot right now is working down the scale to something more reasonable: Your Khans, your Medicis, your … McCarthys. “How Apple’s ‘Blacklist’ Manipulates the Press”...Show More Summary

Keep snooping relatives out of your stuff

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous (you’ll see why shortly) is concerned about his curious kin. He writes: Over the upcoming holidays, members of my extended family will be sharing my Mac to check their email and surf the web. I have some files that I’d like to keep hidden from them. Show More Summary

The Week in iPhone Cases: Cellular pendant

Cellular pendant In this week’s iPhone case roundup, you’ll find a way to keep your phone on your neck, a case that combines modern technology with the world’s most ancient construction material, and the usual mishmash of protective coverings. Show More Summary

Mavericks Dictation vs. Dragon Dictate: How good is OS X's built-in tool?

One of the features in OS X Mavericks that I was most looking forward to was offline dictation. Back in OS X Mountain Lion, Apple added the systemwide Dictation tool, similar to Siri in iOS. You pressed a key combination (by default, the Fn key twice) and started talking to your Mac, and it recorded and transcribed what you said. Show More Summary

iPads in schools: The right way to do it

This was supposed to be the year of the iPad’s crowning triumph in education—its adoption by and distribution throughout the nation’s second-largest school district, Los Angeles. Events haven’t quite turned out as planned. A $1 billion iPad-distribution program that started in the fall has run up against a series of obstacles. Show More Summary

Hands-on with SportsCenter, ESPN's rebranded mobile app

Quick association time: If I say, “sports news,” what’s the first thing that pops into your head? If you’re like everyone I asked (seriously, 10 out of 10, both guys and girls), you answered, “SportsCenter.” ESPN’s flagship TV show has...Show More Summary

How to find free Wi-Fi during your holiday travels

Roadside businesses offer free Wi-Fi for the same reasons they offer public restrooms. Here’s how to find it and how to use it.

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