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Flappy Bird, the came-out-of-nowhere flyaway hit on Android and iOS, has you guiding a little bird through a gauntlet of horrible pipes. If it's driving you up the wall, you might prefer Squishy Bird, a free-to-play online game where you control the pipes instead, and attempt to squash as many of t...

February 6th 2014 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Tomorrow, Apple will hold a special media event during which it will likely introduce a slew of new products. From new iPads to OS X Mavericks, there will undoubtedly be a whole lot of new hardware and software to digest. Per usual, just what exactly Apple has in store remains a mystery. Will the fi...

October 21st 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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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 clicking the inline player (requires Fl...

September 4th 2013 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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The fun news yesterday from Google World Dominance Headquarters was the announcement of Android 4.4 "KitKat." The new OS name follows in the footsteps of other sugary monikers like "Jelly Bean," "Donut" and the ever-popular "Ice Cream Sandwich." It's also the first sponsored OS name, blessed with...

September 4th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Funny or Die has delayed the premiere of iSteve, a movie about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The short film was scheduled to debut on April 15, but the tragic bombing in Boston prompted the comedy website to reschedule the film. According to Funny or Die's website, iSteve is now ex...

April 16th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Will Ferrell's comedy website, Funny or Die, is working on a biopic of Steve Jobs starring Justin Long, who played opposite John Hodgman in Apple's popular "Get a Mac" advertising campaign. Titled iSteve, the hour-long film will make its debut on April 15th on the Funny or Die website. To pro...

April 2nd 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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For years, actor Justin Long played the Mac to John Hodgman's PC in Apple's US TV advertising. Now Long is starring as Steve Jobs in a biopic parody due from the comedy website Funny or Die on April 15, 2013. Ryan Perez, the writer and director of the upcoming iSteve, said that "in true inter...

March 18th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Did you think that the promise of Firefly Universe Online coming to life seemed a bit too good to be true? Or at least a bit unlikely? Because as it turns out, cynicism might have been the right attitude to take for this particular bit of news. According to Kotaku, the entire announcement that th...

January 6th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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This past Sunday night The Simpsons ran an episode with what has now become a semi-regular guest star: Mapple Computer. This episode devoted a considerable chunk of the story to Homer's obsession with his newly won MyPad. I can't give away any more due to spoilers, but suffice it to say the man...

November 27th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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By now, just about everyone who's been watching TV or visited the Apple website lately has seen the iPad mini ad. It shows someone tapping out the counterpoint to Heart and Soul on an iPad, with another hand joining in on the melody on an iPad mini. It's clever and cute, and now someone has com...

November 5th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments