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Apple advises immediate update to iOS 9.3.5 after discovery of targeted iPhone spyware

Independent researchers tracked down malware sent to a Middle Eastern human-rights activist and alerted Apple, which patched three separate zero-day exploits.

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Only Apple Music subscribers will get to watch Apple's live music fest this year

Maybe it's a good time for Elton John and Britney Spears fans to activate that three-month free trial.

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Primed for pigskin: The best ways to watch football this season (with or without cable)

Whether you’re a cord cutter or a pay-TV addict, we’ll show you all the ways you can watch this season’s bone-crunching action on screens of any size.

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Facebook taps Whatsapp user data to target ads

Two years after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy to allow it to share more information about its mobile app users with its owner.

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Apple may add Snapchat-like video features to make iOS more social

Apple wants to make iOS devices more social, but there aren't any finished features yet.

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The Week in Mac Apps: New update for VPN Unlimited

This week's roundup of new Mac apps includes VPN Unlimited's latest update, which makes it easier for you to get safely connected no matter where you are.

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Podcast 522: Headphone jack interrupted

What is an iPhone but an iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator—with a place to plug in wired headphones?!

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Non-final grades: Judging Tim Cook’s tenure

Grading on the crazy curve.

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Apple Music is so good that I'm totally trapped

Jason Snell doesn't want to quit Apple Music—he'd have to buy a couple dozen albums, for starters.

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Does your AirPort Extreme Base Station work but is unreachable via AirPort Utility?

We're tracking a problem and would love to hear your experience.

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TV Everywhere apps aren't just for cable subscribers

Cable-authenticated TV apps provide a secret stash of free video (we'll show you how to find them).

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iFixit report claims 'Touch Disease' plagues iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units with touchscreen bug

A manufacturing defect is making iPhone touchscreens unresponsive—and Apple has yet to give us an official solution.

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Putting your home on the market? Coldwell Banker says smart-home tech will deliver a faster sale

The real-estate company has a DIY staging kit that will quickly transform an ordinary home into a smart home to impress potential buyers. But the deal isn't limited to home-sellers.

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Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

Apple's opening of the iOS keyboard floodgates has created enough space for a small skirmish between Google's Gboard and Microsoft's Word Flow.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Lock it up!

This week's roundup includes several new ways to make sure your laptop doesn't end up in a stranger's hands.