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$85 billion AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups

The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal.

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How to troubleshoot a swollen Photos cache folder

A reader uses a macOS Photos library stored on an external drive, but his startup disk has a bloated cache.


Why the Internet broke and you couldn't do anything about it

The Dyn DDoS attack is like a war in heaven. Mortals beware.

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.


Punditsplaining: Why the iPhone-beating Pixel is awesome

You need to understand this, OK?

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The Week in iOS Apps: "Crap, I'm Broke" hits close to home

This week's roundup includes a game that helps you experience the fun of living on the edge of economic calamity. Fun, right?

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Major DDoS attack on Dyn DNS knocks Spotify, Twitter, Github, PayPal, and more offline

A massive DDoS attack against DNS host Dyn has knocked several prominent websites offline, including Spotify, Twitter, Github, Etsy, and more.


Why Apple is monitoring the AT&T and Time Warner deal

Apple reportedly looked into acquiring Time Warner, owner of HBO and CNN, but it has new reasons to be interested.


Podcast 530: Project Titan may not be an Apple Car

Reports that Apple is refocusing Project Titan on software rather than a car have us wondering. Maybe the key to everything is AI and augmented reality.

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iPhone 7 cellular performance test: Qualcomm's modem is better than Intel's

Apple made some iPhone 7 models with Qualcomm modems and some with Intel modems. A new report finds that Qualcomm's is much more capable than Intel's.

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13 gadget-friendly travel bags for the discerning techie

Today's tech-savvy traveler has more gadget friendly luggage options than ever before, including Kate Spade purses that recharge iPhones, suitcases with built-in laptop trays and 'smart' bags that track their own locations.

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What the new MacBook Pro might have learned from iPhones and iPads

It's been a while since Apple overhauled the MacBook Pro, and the way we interact with our technology has subtly shifted in the meantime.

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How to get rid of useless email addresses in your Contacts

A reader has his email to a friend misdirected to an non-existent Facebook address; why is it appearing?

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes file conversion, album artwork, and more

Your questions about iTunes, answered by Kirk McElhearn.