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Thanks, Obama: Now you can legally unlock your smartphone if you want to

The President has signed a bill into law that will let you take your device to whatever carrier you'd rather be with.

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Judge approves Apple e-books price-fixing settlement

Apple's agreement to pay $400 million to consumers depends on the outcome of its appeal

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Tim Cook welcomes Beats to the Apple family

Apple's CEO took to Twitter to greet the new acquisition, and both companies have posted messages on their websites.

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Comic: Nothing old can stay

Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: Not everyone is singing the Yosemite Beta's praises.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Icons and symbols

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases brings you beautiful 3-D printing, a wavy case inspired by sports, and see-through protection.

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Message to IT from Mac users: Tread lightly

Chris Breen offers some advice to IT departments intending to inherit a group of Mac users.

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Don't worry, be snappy: Stop complaining about your digital camera

What with all the noise surrounding Apple's photography plans it's easy to lose sight of everything we've gained.

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Light Up review: Put a spotlight on your photos and slide presentations

Light Up takes images and allows you to create masks that block out the items you want to highlight.

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How to troubleshoot Mac Wi-Fi problems

It happens to all of us: Suddenly, the wireless connection to your Mac slows down or disappears completely. When that happens, here's what to do.

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Illustrator CC2014 review: Adobe continues to add refinements that benefit illustrators

Usability enhancements to drawing and perspective tools round out this latest revision.

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Keep it Reel: Make your iPad into a professional recording studio

Here's how Berklee College of Music professor Andrea Pejrolo turned his iPad into a portable, professional recording studio. Part one: Get your hardware and software in order.

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You Should Play: Broken Age

This whimsical tale of two teens in extraordinary situations is a pleasant treat.

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Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live--with paid connection to Comcast

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The powerful content delivery network could help speed downloads of iOS and OS X updates--sure to be a boon when Apple releases the much-anticipated iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite later this fall.