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The start of the First World War was a seminal moment in modern history

It shaped almost every aspect of the world in which we now live – the first act in a drama that lasted until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991<p>The final weekend of peace was sunny and warm. On the Bank Holiday Monday, day trippers flocked to the most popular resorts, Blackpool and Brighton, …

It's Official

It’s Official: The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Now on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / October 22, 2013<p>Victor Agreda Jr. remembers his first Apple …

Notable New iPad Apps: Heads Up

<b>Heads Up!</b> is one of the most simple and most fun iOS games I’ve seen in a good while. It’s an instant party game on your iPad or iPhone and a barrel of laughs to play with two people or more.<p>Here’s a little slice of its App Store description:<p>Heads Up! is the fun and hilarious new game that Ellen …

Apps

How’s the Surface RT Doing? Microsoft Writes off $900 Million for Unsold RTs

Wow. Just when you think the news can’t get much worse for Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet, it does. Yesterday TechCrunch reported that Microsoft has reported a huge writedown for unsold Surface RTs in its latest earnings report:<p>The company took a massive $900M writedown last quarter because of …

Wall Street

Best Free iPad App of the Week: Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free

Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best …

Language Learning

23 Books You Didn't Read In High School But Actually Should

You probably SparkNoted these books before, but now's your chance to read them.

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

Flavors

(Sponsor) MOBiLE CLOTH – A Revolution Against Touchscreen Fingerprints

If you are a new iPad user or a seasoned veteran you are very aware of the constant fingerprints and smudges clouding up your beautiful “retina” display. MOBiLE CLOTH is easiest, fastest, safest solution. A few swipes with our unique cloth and your screen will look like it just came out of the box! …

Free Shipping

Mr. Reader for iPad Updated: Another Good Google Reader Replacement

The <b>Mr. Reader RSS app for iPad</b> was updated this week, to Version 2.0. The big news in this update is that the app now has available several good options for replacing Google Reader as the sync engine for RSS feeds.<p>Google Reader is going to be closed down for good by Google in just a few days, on …

Apps

Happy Birthday to 2 Great Services: Evernote and Google+

This week marks the birthday of two great services that I love and use heavily on my iPad and elsewhere: <b>Evernote</b> and <b>Google+</b>.<p>Evernote has been a stalwart for me since back in 2008 – on the iPhone and Mac, clipping from the web, and just about anywhere I’ve needed it. To say it’s a powerful and …

Evernote

Gettysburg: The Tide Turns – Kickstarter Project for Another Great iPad Wargame

<b>Gettysburg: The Tide Turns</b> is the latest strategic wargame for the iPad and iPhone being developed by Shenandoah Studio. Shenandoah are the makers of the superb Battle of the Bulge iPad wargame that I have raved about so often here and selected as one of our picks for Best iPad Apps of 2012.<p>This …

Gettysburg

A Little Peek at iOS 7 Icons & Home Screen on the iPad

It’s pretty clear that Apple are running a bit behind in the development of iOS 7 for the iPad. In their WWDC 2013 keynote event unveiling of iOS 7 there was hardly a mention of iPad and not a single image of the new OS version running on an iPad.<p>The clearest evidence that iOS 7 for iPad is running …

iOS

Price Drops: All of Spinlight’s Educational iPad Games on Sale for 99 Cents This Week

<b>Spinlight’s End-of School Mega Sale has all of their educational games for iPad and iPhone on sale for just 99 cents.</b><p>I posted just a few days ago about the excellent Geography Drive USA app that’s a part of this sale. Spinlight makes a number of other popular and award-winning iPad apps for kids …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Robotic cars, aeroponics, and Lego: building tomorrow's city in MIT's Media Lab

MIT's Media Lab has been cranking out innovations ever since it opened back in 1985, and now it has its sights set on developing the city of tomorrow and the technology that will power it. <i>The Financial Times</i> has taken an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at some of the projects currently being …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

Suspect identified in Boston Marathon attack: Report

Authorities have reportedly identified an image of a young man carrying – and perhaps dropping – a black bag at the second bombing scene at Monday’s Boston Marathon.<p>The Boston Globe, citing an official who declined to be identified, said investigators are “very close” in the investigation. …