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Why does Apple’s App Store use ‘Get’ for free apps?

A reader wonders about the different labels in the App Store for download, notably ‘Get’ versus ‘Open’.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing apps, accessing your Wish List, and duplicate playlists

Apple often changes the way iTunes works. Kirk McElhearn is here to help you figure out how to manage your iTunes library.

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Why not pick Keychain instead of 1Password or LastPass?

Keychain has a number of excellent features, but it's not as easy to invoke nor as diverse as 1Password, LastPass, and other third-party password ecosystems.

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Phone hackers for hire: A peek into the discreet, lucrative business tapped by the FBI

When the FBI paid someone to crack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, it didn’t just deftly bypass Apple’s objections. It also made the public aware of the business side of hacking—a business that is apparently as lucrative as it is discreet.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Patchworks' Level Card keeps your iPhone SE safe and your credit cards close

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases features the Level Card, a new wallet case from Patchworks. Plus, rugged cases, standard shells, and more.

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iMovie updated with faster project creation, keyboard shortcuts

Apple on Thursday released an update to iMovie, the company's consumer-level video editing app for Mac.

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Apple might start pointing out iMessage autocorrect fails

The company is patenting a feature that highlights autocorrected words to your message recipients.

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Uber might charge you extra for making your driver wait

Uber's pilot program will charge passengers a per-minute waiting fee after 2 minutes, or a $10 no-show fee after 5 minutes.

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How to edit video in Photoshop CC

Create a short movie by mixing video, stills, and text.

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As tablet sales take a dive, analysts expect smartphone vendors to launch convertibles

A new report from IDC tracks the tablet's ongoing decline, while detachable tablets like Microsoft's Surface rise in popularity. Now smartphone vendors are getting into the act, applying their mobile acumen to compete with PC vendors.

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The first CareKit apps go live, focusing on babies, diabetes, and depression

CareKit, Apple's latest health initiative, makes it easier to share information with your doctor. The first apps to go live in the App Store focus on babies, diabetes, and depression.

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Tinder Social alarms users by showing Facebook friends

Turns out some people want to keep their online dating habits private.

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A bad quarter for Apple: Is a great one for anyone else

Falling sales are never good, but it's not all doom and gloom.