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The Week in Mac Apps: Fantastical 2, HoudaSpot 4, GoodTask 2, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you'll find a brand new version of Fantastical, a program for plastering your desktop with beautiful photography, and even a way to keep your secrets secure in plain sight.

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Tidal needs lots of improvements to justify its lofty price tag

Yesterday’s cavalcade-of-stars re-launch was fun and all, but the service is no different than it was last week.

A mixed bag: Choice is good, but it's not always better

Why would you want to have lousy choices just to have choice?

AT&T brings gigabit Internet to Apple's home town, charges steep premium over cities where Google Fiber's available

AT&T and Google Fiber are slowly picking up the pace to bring gigabit Internet to more communities in the U.S.

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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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First look: Todoist for iOS gets smarter and better-looking with new, free features

Version 10 of the popular to-do list app packs a slew of free features into a clean new package.

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Wallet no more: How the tech behind Apple Pay can change our lives

Apple Pay is still in its infancy, but its infrastructure could replace everything from credit and debit cards to keys and IDs.

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To all the iPods I've scratched before...

Dinging up a MacBook Pro is a special kind of pain, but each scratch on an old, trusty iPod is a badge of honor, a special memory.

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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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Adobe Comp CC review: Quickly sketch out InDesign drafts on an iPad

Now print and web designers have a Creative Cloud-compatible iPad app just for them.

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Apple preps basic and fancy shopping experiences for Watch buyers

Watch Sport and Watch Edition buyers will have wildly different buying experiences.

The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones

Apple expands its in-store trade-in program to include “select” smartphones from other manufacturers.

Tim Cook op-ed: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

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"This is about how we treat each other as human beings."

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Amazon Home Services sends professional handymen and instructors to your door

Amazon wants to help you find your next electrician, handyman, or plumber.

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Vine's video quality jumps to 720p

All those short, looping video clips are about to get a lot sharper.