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Snapchat wants to break the news of who is elected President in 2016

The photo-sharing and messaging app has launched content channels and hired a CNN vet as it gears up to become a full-blown news service by the 2016 election.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Oh, say can you USB-C?

This week's roundup features several accessories—ranging from adapters to cables to external hard drives—designed for the new MacBook and its strange new port.

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Podcast: Reviewing the Apple Watch on performance, not potential

Glenn, Susie, and Caitlin all have their Apple Watches...and plenty of opinions about them. We praise some things, complain about others, and try to explain what it all means for you.

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DNA testing coming to iPhones? ResearchKit could herald new medical era

Apple is collaborating with medical researchers to develop iPhone apps that could make DNA testing more convenient and widespread.

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Iceland and beyond: Exploring offshore web hosting

Although a local web hosting provider might be your first thought, hosting your website abroad can improve security and performance.

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Mac 911: The Bluetooth truth and more Wi-Fi troubleshooting

Bluetooth has become a requirement in Apple's networked devices, even when it doesn't seem to be in use.

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8 'side doors' for importing images into Photos for OS X and iOS

You don't even need to open the Photos app on your Mac to add new photos to your library.

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Apple TV gets a couple more apps from CBS Sports and USA

A full-blown app store is rumored for this summer, but TV networks aren't waiting.

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How to design an environmentally friendly website

Reducing your carbon footprint can be as simple as changing the background color of your website, or taking the time to clear out unused files. Here's how to make your site more efficient while having a positive impact on the environment.

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Oculus Rift's consumer model will launch in early 2016, after Valve's VR headset

Oculus has been busy wrapping up ecosystem support for the Oculus Rift, but the delay may cost it the crucial first-to-market status for the fledgling field of VR.

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Home Depot wants to start accepting Apple Pay

The Home Depot is aiming to the largest retailer yet to support Apple Pay, as long as it can cut a deal with Apple.

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You Should Play: Get your World of Warcraft fix with Hearthstone

Hearthstone is a digital collectible card game based on characters and lore from Warcraft, and it's not to be missed.

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Everything you can do with Force Touch on Apple Watch

Apple's new gesture for Apple Watch gives apps more options with less screen real estate.

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The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task)

The Pomodoro Technique can help you focus on the task at hand. And there are plenty of Pomodoro timers to choose from.

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MacKeeper celebrates a difficult birthday under the cloud of a class action lawsuit

Its new owners hope to repair MacKeeper's reputation, while its previous owner is close to a $2 million class-action settlement.