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Podcast 522: Headphone jack interrupted

What is an iPhone but an iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator—with a place to plug in wired headphones?!

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Non-final grades: Judging Tim Cook’s tenure

Grading on the crazy curve.

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Apple Music is so good that I'm totally trapped

Jason Snell doesn't want to quit Apple Music—he'd have to buy a couple dozen albums, for starters.

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Does your AirPort Extreme Base Station work but is unreachable via AirPort Utility?

We're tracking a problem and would love to hear your experience.

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TV Everywhere apps aren't just for cable subscribers

Cable-authenticated TV apps provide a secret stash of free video (we'll show you how to find them).

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iFixit report claims 'Touch Disease' plagues iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units with touchscreen bug

A manufacturing defect is making iPhone touchscreens unresponsive—and Apple has yet to give us an official solution.

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Putting your home on the market? Coldwell Banker says smart-home tech will deliver a faster sale

The real-estate company has a DIY staging kit that will quickly transform an ordinary home into a smart home to impress potential buyers. But the deal isn't limited to home-sellers.

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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.