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Hold the phone: iMessage spam not all it's cracked up to be

Claims that iMessage is being overrun by spam are, at best, premature--and, at worst, inaccurate.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: A troll in your phone

In this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases, you’ll find Studio Ghibli’s most famous character, a screen protector that won’t shatter in your hand, and a case with a bright idea or two.

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How to use a game controller with your Mac

Have a spare DualShock 4 controller? Why not use it to play games on your Mac? Chris Breen explains how.

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Advice from an Apple Tech: The Great Upgrade Freakout (and how to deal with it)

Client freaking out because you're going to upgrade their computer and disrupt the way things are done? Here's how to talk your client off the ledge.

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.

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.

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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You Should Play: Max Gentlemen

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

on techhive.com

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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.

on techhive.com

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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?

on techhive.com

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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.

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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.

on pcworld.com

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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.