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Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

Apple's opening of the iOS keyboard floodgates has created enough space for a small skirmish between Google's Gboard and Microsoft's Word Flow.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Lock it up!

This week's roundup includes several new ways to make sure your laptop doesn't end up in a stranger's hands.

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Paragon Hard Disk Manager review: Total control of your Mac’s storage devices

For when you need more than what Disk Utility offers.

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Disable third-party cookies as a hedge against a new browser-based attack

It's not about ad blocking, but rather an unintended consequence that you can mitigate.

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WD My Passport Wireless Pro review: A portable hard drive made for mobile streaming

With an integrated Wi-Fi hot spot and the Plex media server, this drive lets you take all your shows (and all your tunes) on the road.

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Twitter rolls out night mode in its iOS app

The new update, which first rolled out to Android users in July, makes it easier to Tweet in the dark.

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What to do if the Characters palette won't appear in Safari

The palette sometimes does a hiding act due to a corrupted preference file.

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StepsApp review: A gorgeous way to visualize Apple Health data

A visually rich pedometer and step counting app with support for Apple Health, Today widget, and Apple Watch.

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The best educational apps and games to jumpstart the school year

Getting the brain back in school mode may be as easy as spending some quality time with an iPhone or iPad.

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macOS Sierra dev beta 7/Public Beta 6 now available

New OS updates have become a weekly thing.

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Apple's Gliimpse acquisition will help you access and share your medical records

Gliimpse's mission was to make electronic health records more accessible, while still protecting your personal data.

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Barbra Streisand says Apple is updating Siri on Sept. 30

Siri just can't seem to say her last name correctly, so Babs asked Tim Cook to fix it—and then leaked the alleged date when it'll be done.

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How Netgear's Orbi plans to eradicate Wi-Fi dead zones

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system is more than just router, utilizing two devices to blanket your whole home in Wi-Fi.

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Dots & Co is a stylish puzzler that's chiller than most

This Two Dots sequel brings along new friends, along with free-to-play tweaks.

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Castro 2 review: Podcast app for iOS keeps episode volumes down to a dull roar

If you're looking to curate your podcasts instead of having a flood, Castro 2 has the right tools.