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TUAW Year in Review: December 2012


Welcome to TUAW's Year in Review. Month by month, we're running down the top stories of 2012, all day long on New Year's Day.

Some new iMacs "Assembled in USA"?

Lost in yesterday's iFixit writeup of the 21.5-inch iMac was this small line in the description: "Interestingly, this iMac claims to have been assembled in the USA." Sure enough, a look at the...

Watch the Tim Cook interview with Rock Center's Brian Williams (Updated)

Tim Cook sat down and talked with Rock Center's Brian Williams in an interview that aired Thursday night on NBC. Though the official version is not yet published, a few YouTube users recorded the...

Steam's Big Picture mode makes playing Mac games on TV more console-like

Is that 27" iMac screen just not cutting it for your gaming needs? Introduced today, the new Big Picture mode available in the Steam client for Mac offers a front-end for your games that's...

Loren Brichter and the future of iOS apps

GigaOM had a wonderful post about Loren Brichter yesterday. In case you're scratching your head and saying "Who is Loren Brichter?", you may have seen some of his work without even knowing...

Is iTunes Plus gone? iTunes 11 offers DRM-free audio re-downloads

I am not now, nor have I ever been an iTunes Match customer. But last night, I was able to download DRM-free copies of music I purchased from iTunes in the days before iTunes Plus via iTunes 11. I...


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