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Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets made

Another spate of failed and much-delayed high-profile crowdfunded projects should give pause to potential funders, especially of giant hardware projects.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4

When iTunes is giving you grief, turn to Kirk McElhearn.

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Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor might be another new Apple TV

Why launch a new product to compete with Echo and Google Home, when you can just slap a speaker and microphone into the Apple TV?

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Patent troll wants Apple to shut down iMessage and FaceTime

After winning a patent case, VirnetX asked the judge to order Apple to stop using technology inside its iOS and Mac chat apps.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Speck's CandyShell Clear, sparkle edition

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases introduces a sparkly version of Speck's classic CandyShell case.

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How to easily assess, cull, and organize photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Use Lightroom's Pick and Reject flags to find the best pictures and get rid of the worst ones from a photo shoot.

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Apple could have trouble opening Apple Stores in India

The company reportedly won't be exempt from requirements that 30 percent of products be locally sourced.

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Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner, owner of HBO and CNN

According to a new report, Eddy Cue proposed bidding for Time Warner, the second largest media company after Disney.

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Celebrity hacker Guccifer's confession gives us all a lesson in security

A Romanian hacker known online as Guccifer pleaded guilty to hacking into 100 email and social media accounts belonging to American citizens, including former high-ranking government officials.

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Bored now: iPhone kittens turn into iPhone cats

It can't be the summer of 2007 forever.

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QuarkXPress 2016 review: New features help your documents look their best

Converting PDF, EPS, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Office items to native QuarkXPress items highlights this fast, stable upgrade.

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Google is making the same mistake now that Microsoft did in the 90s

Apps made for an operating system shouldn't insist on aping the design elements of a totally different operating system.

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Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon brings new selection tools and a retouch extension for Photos

Pixelmator Team just released a major update to our favorite image-editing app for Mac.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Customize your Mac-based Instagram feed with Grids

This week's roundup of new Mac apps features Grids, an Instagram client for the Mac that lets you change the color and theme of your feed.

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Podcast 509: Apple and Google and AI and the future

Google I/O is over, and WWDC is about to happen—it's the perfect time to compare Google's approach to Apple's, and wonder what will happen if we move from a mobile-first world to an AI-first one.