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Apple in settlement talks with car battery maker A123 Systems

The company has asked for an extension to respond to A123's charges, citing discussions for a resolution.

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Find your missing Wi-Fi adapter and free up that 'Other' storage space

Glenn Fleishman takes over Macworld's helpline and finds that sometimes you need a solid SMC reset.

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I like my Pebble, but I'm not kickstarting Pebble Time

One reason, and it rhymes with Mapple Schmatch.

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How will Samsung Pay compare to Apple Pay?

Besides its catchy name, of course!

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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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Apple will replace contract security guards with full-time employees in Silicon Valley

Tech companies are under pressure to improve working conditions of workers like drivers and security guards

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The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay

Here's everything you need to know about Apple Pay and its ins and outs, plus an up-to-date list of Apple Pay-ready stores and apps. The latest? Apple Pay may be launching in Europe soon, President Obama weighs in, and 19 new Apple Pay-ready banks.

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FREAK is another serious flaw in the Web's encryption

US export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web.

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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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The Week in Mac Apps: Better invoices, fancy folders, document converters, and more

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find software that helps you clean up your appointment book, manage your invoices, design your folders, and even track your time more efficiently.

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Have we reached peak smartphone?

The revolution started by the iPhone has lost momentum. Michael Simon looks ahead to the next frontier.

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Apple tops Samsung in quarterly smartphone sales for the first time since 2011

Samsung faces competition at both the premium and low-end, and that cost the Korean giant.

How to create a personal cloud with BitTorrent Sync 2.0

You don't have to keep your files in the cloud to get Dropbox-like syncing and sharing. Joe Kissell explains how to get started with BitTorrent Sync.

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BitTorrent Sync 2.0 adds pro features

No longer in beta, your own private cloud stays free for all but adds extra conveniences if you're willing to pay.

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China defends cybersecurity back door demands as Obama protests

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government.