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The Week in iOS Accessories: Making everything better

This week’s roundup of iOS accessories includes products that help you play better, work harder, listen more clearly, and simply do more of what you like to do with your iPhone and iPad.

Apple recognizes Mac and iOS apps with 2012 Design Awards

On Monday at WWDC, Apple handed out its annual Apple Design Awards to excellent iOS and Mac apps.

Weekly Wrap: Virgin Mobile gets the iPhone, USB 3 on the Mac, and more

You might think that the week before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it's expected to unveil iOS 6 and potentially reveal a few surprises along the way, would be a quiet one. You'd be wrong, as our densely packed Weekly Wrap proves.

Disney Mobile changes game strategy with release of Temple Run: Brave

Instead of just another movie tie-in game, Disney Mobile wants its latest release for the animated movie Brave to have more longevity and App Store downloads.

Cook: Apple will "double down" on Siri and secrecy

At the D10 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is doubling down on Siri, played coy about Apple’s approach to the gaming and television markets, and spoke emotionally about Jobs’s death.

Elgato announces Game Capture HD

On Monday, Elgato announced the Game Capture HD, designed to let gamers record and share their exploits with fellow enthusiasts.

Apple lets crowd-funded developers sidestep App Store policies

Developers of the Zombies, Run! game for iPhone say they were able to distribute 3000 copies of the app to backers who had paid for its development through the Kickstarter "crowd funding" site, despite Apple's rules limiting developers to 50 promo codes for a single iOS app.

Weekly Wrap: Let Macworld make your life a little better

Macworld wants to make your life better. To that end, then, here are a few links to stories we ran this past week that might just simplify or otherwise improve your life.

Remains of the Day: By design

Whenever Apple escapes one lawsuit, the universe launches another one. Elsewhere, the epic battle for the nano-SIM comes to a head, and HP would like you to know it invented keyboards in a hard candy shell.

SRS introduces iWow Universal audio enhancer

Following up on its iWow 3D for iOS devices, SRS Labs has announced the iWow Universal, an audio-enhancing dongle for any product with a 3.5mm headphone output jack.

Crowdsourcing game helps diagnose infectious diseases

Researchers have created an online game designed to crowdsource the process of distinguishing malaria-infected red blood cells from healthy ones.

Remains of the Day: Antitrust fund

Apple may settle ebook price-fixing allegations, but only across the pond; Eddy Cue has some tough love for news publishers; and a boardwalk classic finds a new home.

Remains of the Day: Release valve

An authoritative source casts doubt on Tim Cook's Valve visit, a story suggests Apple still has oh-so-secret plans for its cash, and the very latest in green power for data centers.