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Ask the iTunes Guy: Encoding miracles and missing audiobook chapters

Kirk McElhearn returns to dispense wisdom concerning the difference between lossy and lossless encoders, the heartbreak of corrupt iPhone backups, and how to navigate through an audiobook's chapters.

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Small heads, safe ears: The best headphones for kids

These days, kids need headphones, too. We looked at a slew of cans designed to fit your child's head while protecting their hearing.

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ColorSnapper review: Get color values from any pixel on your screen

ColorSnapper can convert color values to 14 different formats.

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You Should Play: Max Gentlemen

Victorian-era musclemen burst through their shirts and stack hats in this weird, charming free mobile game.

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For the ultimate home cinema, start with NAS

Great home theater is about more than just the biggest, smartest TV and the most sophisticated sound system.

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Putting Vine's new importing and editing tools to the test

Vine just made it easier to create six-second masterpieces. We go hands on with the video-sharing app's biggest update yet.

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Hands-on with Swing Copters, the Flappy Bird creator's vertical (and very frustrating) new game

Is it another smash hit, or does this one-tap successor crash and burn?

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Shadowgate review: This castle still wants to kill you, 25 years later

Shadowgate is a remake of the 1987 classic adventure game of the same name, and it's still just as hard as ever.

Staying in touch: great ways to save, manage, and recover your iPhone contacts

Never lose touch with your contacts using these handy apps and services.

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New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Thanks, Hanks

This week, America's Greatest Living Actor introduces a new app that will make your iPad seem a little more old-fashioned. Plus we have apps for style, food, entertainment, and more.

Android Wear watches at IFA: Handicapping Asus, LG and Motorola wearables

New Android Wear smartwatches from Asus, LG and Motorola will be directly hinged to Berlin's IFA trade show in early September. Jon Phillips riffs on what to expect in Episode 13 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

How low can you go?

Apple should totally get in on that race to the bottom.

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Intuit's Quicken 2015 for Mac revamps interface, expands investment features

The long-running finance software has been updated for 2015, complete with a new Mac-specific interface, mobile app integration, and more.

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Learn these four oft-overlooked iOS 7 tips

iOS 8 is going to have some great new features, but iOS 7 has several worthwhile elements you may have missed. Chris Breen reveals four of his favorites.

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Choose to play for the Light Side or Dark Side in Star Wars: Commander

Disney and Lucasfilm's new combat strategy game plays out differently depending on which side you pick.

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