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The Macalope Weekly: Missed connections

These pundits aren't really getting it and would like to hook up with readers who also don't get it.

Teach your old iPod new tricks: Six unauthorized upgrades

Breathe new life into your classic iPod

Three ways to imagine an Apple 'iWatch'

Speculation is rampant about an Apple smartwatch. Here are three possible concepts.

On the Apple Watch watch

Respected pundits and analysts demand an Apple watch. Chris Breen questions the practicality and purpose of such a device.

iTunes Music Store sells 25 billionth song

The winning track was sold in Germany, signifiyng Apple's growth to markets that its rivals haven't yet cracked.

The secret of Apple's design success: the humane interface

Apple's design philosophy boils down to reducing complexity. And the goal isn't enforcing simplicity for simplicity's sake.

Moving target: Apple's next move is more important than its last

Apple future doesn't hinge on iPhone 5 sales, says John Moltz. What's more important is what the company does next.

Review: InCharge X5 charges 5 iPads, iPhones, and iPods

The appeal of the InCharge X5 is plain: It's a compact, no-cable-clutter place to stash up to 5 devices for charging and storage. The debut of Apple's Lightning connector takes a bit away from the X5's self-contained appeal, and bulky cases won't fit, but it otherwise does its job well.

2012 in review: The year in Apple news

Mac and iOS may have dominated Apple news this year, but they weren't the only developments. Dan Moren and Lex Friedman recount the rest of what happened in 2012.

Five great holiday updates to popular iOS games

Chances are, your favorite iOS game is sporting a new look for the holidays. Here are five that caught our eye.