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The apparent popularity of ZergID, the most recent social network and online gathering spot for MMO players and guilds, made me wonder just how many gamers actively use these types of tools. I can remember them at least as far back as the early 2000s, when ezBoard was king (remember ezBoard?!). Mor...

January 6th 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Textual is a popular, lightweight IRC client for the Mac from Codeux. Now 3 years old, the app was recently updated to version 3.0. To celebrate these milestones, the developers have dropped the price of Textual to US$3. The latest version of Textual has a long changelog that includes new com...

April 26th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Just a reminder that our live streaming video show, TUAW TV Live, will be polluting the Interwebz at 5 PM EDT today. Although we have some rumors to talk about, most of today's show is up to those of you who are in the chat room so bring your best ideas. As usual, I'll be starting the show at...

May 16th 2012 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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This is just a subtle reminder that TUAW's weekly live streaming video broadcast, AKA TUAW TV Live, will be coming your way this afternoon at 5 PM EDT / 2 PM PDT. The topic will probably drift depending on what you -- the viewers -- want to talk about in the chat room, so bring your Apple quest...

May 2nd 2012 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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TUAW isn't just a blog, it's a community. Want to chat with other TUAW readers during tomorrow's Apple event? Join us in the #tuaw chatroom on irc.freenode.net. Kevin Avila (eddienull) will be moderating. We'll be starting the chat around 9:30 PT, with our metaliveblog coverage kicking off at 10PT....

March 6th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The banners are up at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and tomorrow at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST, Apple is expected to announce a new iPad and possibly a new Apple TV. The entire crew here at TUAW would love for you to join us for a day-long celebration of the event. The fun starts...

March 6th 2012 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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How is ArenaNet countering the massive Star Wars-related hype bomb that's detonating across the MMO industry this week? Hopefully by ignoring it and continuing to work on Guild Wars 2. That said, the company is trotting out Jon Peters and Johnathan Sharp to field fan questions during a live IRC c...

December 12th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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As you know from this column, I'm a big fan of guilds. So it's probably no surprise that I went to Fan Faire with a special goal of meeting up and talking to guild leaders from a variety of SOE games. Last year, I teamed up with Adam Trzonkowski, my former podcasting co-host and author of the boo...

July 21st 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Since we're The Unofficial Apple Weblog, we kept it pretty Apple-oriented during last week's CES conference. There were plenty of interesting Windows apps and other smartphones and tablets around, but if it wasn't Apple-centric, we usually walked past it to find something more our style. But VoxOx...

January 12th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The duck is amuck: the versatile & free multi-service Mac IM client Adium has reached a new milestone, version 1.4. The new version includes support for Twitter messaging, full IRC support, improved group chat services and bookmarks for persistent chats, an update to the underlying libpurple cha...

October 31st 2010 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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I was originally going to do a "TUAW Smackdown" for iPad Internet Relay Chat (IRC) clients, but after testing both mobile Colloquy and Linkinus, there's not a lot of smacking to do. Both apps are well-written, solid offerings that I can wholeheartedly recommend. They allow you to set up your connect...

May 28th 2010 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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We're a pretty AIM-based blog around these parts. The fact that Weblogs, Inc. is owned by AOL may or may not play a role in that. Regardless, we TUAWians spend a lot of time in AIM chat rooms. The App Store's lack of AOL chat room support has been a real burden when we're out on the road with iPhon...

October 30th 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments