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New dial-in experience! Set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. It's certainly been a weekend, hasn't it? Of course it would be incomplete without the latest TUAW talkcast! You never know who might drop by for a chat. (This is my way of letting you know we have a scheduled...

May 18th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Sister site Engadget and other sites are starting to get a hands-on look at Apple's CarPlay system, one of the holdovers from last year's WWDC. As Engadget observes: The first thing we noticed is how speedy everything is. Apps load quickly, and Siri's contextual algorithms hastily recognized o...

March 5th 2014 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Darren Murph is the Tupac of our time. Kind of like a West Coast rapper releasing albums 10 years after his...

November 11th 2013 at 5:05pm 0 Comments
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Apple-only accessory design shop Twelve South announced the new GhostStand for MacBook (US$34.99) last week, and TUAW received one of the sleek, clear polycarbonate stands soon afterward for review. The GhostStand is a perfect accompaniment to a MacBook and external keyboard, lifting the laptop up...

September 5th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Now here's a way to make your MacBook look almost like it's floating in mid-air: the design wizards at Twelve South have announced GhostStand (US$34.99), a transparent Lucite platform that elevates a MacBook about six inches off of the desktop for easy viewing. The two blades that make up the Gho...

August 27th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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There's an abundance of iOS device docks, but many aren't well-suited to deskside use when they sit too low and limit use of the audio jack. Twelve South's new HiRise for iPhone bucks that trend. The stand raises smaller iOS devices closer to eye level, where they're well-positioned for video chat...

August 6th 2013 at 9:14pm 0 Comments
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The Twelve South labs in Charleston, SC are always brimming over with new ideas, and today one of those ideas came to light in the form of the HiRise (US$34.99), a metal pedestal stand for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. When you're not running about with your iPhone 5 in your pocket, the HiRise is a...

August 6th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Yeah, sleather's not a word, but I'm going to use it anyway because I love alliteration. Twelve South, that wonderful company that has brought a gaggle of gorgeous Apple-only products to life, has just announced the SurfacePad for iPhone (US$34.99). Here's a quick review of this latest addition...

January 31st 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Remember the Twelve South PlugBug? It's a cool little bright red adapter that adds a 2.1 Amp USB charger to your MacBook power adapter so you can charge both your MacBook and favorite iOS device at the same time. Today Twelve South unveiled PlugBug World (US$44.99), an international version of...

January 23rd 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Globetrotting Mac users looking to slightly condense their cable packing will no doubt be happy to learn that the outlet-obsessed folks at Twelve South have announced the launch of the PlugBug World. The latest version of the hybrid charger adds five international plugs (US / Canada / Japan, UK /...

January 23rd 2013 at 11:41am 0 Comments