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You Should Play: Total War Battles: Shogun

Total War Battles: Shogun is a beautiful game, with exceptionally detailed units, fully realized 3D environments, and clean, intuitive interfaces.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Moving your iTunes library, holiday specials, and WAV vs AIFF

Kirk McElhearn returns to answer your pressing iTunes questions. In this episode he discusses moving iTunes libraries to an external drive, how to tag holiday TV episodes, and why you may prefer AIFF over WAV.

Clockwise Podcast: Big iPhones, not-so-smart watches, Kickstarter and T-Mobile

Do we want bigger iPhones? What makes a "smart watch" truly smart? Is T-Mobile CEO John Legere's act running thin, or is it an act at all? Is Kickstarter completely broken when it comes to marketing tech products? We attempt to answer these questions and more, with special guests Jon Phillips, Philip Michaels, and Susie Ochs.

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Use Shazam for Mac to recognize background music from TV shows

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MacStories's Federico Viticci has a great Shazam tip for anyone who runs their Mac in the same room as their television.

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Slim pickings this week but we can always rely on some old standards.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Get organized

This week's roundup of cool new (and updated) iOS apps includes at least three different ways to set your calendar and track your progress. If you aren't organized after today, it's not our fault.

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Eve wasn't invited: Integrating women into the Apple community

iOS developer Brianna Wu looks at the ups and downs of being a female engineer in the Apple community.

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Powershot 1.5 review: Annotate your screenshots as you shoot them

Powershot is a screen capture utility with annotation tools and flexible file-saving features.

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Need to get away? Flight Tonight handles last-minute booking with a few taps

Need to take a vacation, like, right now? This app helps you make plans fast.

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Apple’s Healthkit trademark doesn’t tell us jack about its smartwatch plans

The Timex Ironman One GPS+. Pebble's new smartwatch colors. Apple's immaterial trademark protections. Jon Phillips tackles them all in Episode 12 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

App Invasion: Book a last-minute flight in just a few taps with Flight Tonight

Need to take a vacation, like, right now? This app helps you make plans fast.

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Record App Store sales, European job creation, and... WWDC 2015 rumors?

Some may joke that the dog days of summer make for slow news days, but we're here to fill you in on the top stories of August 6th, all the same.

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We've got the Beats

Serenity Caldwell and special guest star Dan Frakes review the news of the week including OS X Yosemite, Apple's Beats music integration, and more.

Shell tricks: the OS X open command

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Nice little bit of command-line nerdery from Brett Terpstra, showing you all the cool/handy stuff you can do with the open command in OS X's Unix shell. If you don't use Terminal once in a while, you're missing out.

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And now, analysis from Bizarro World!