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The Week in iOS Accessories: Making sweet music

This week's roundup of new iOS accessories includes gear for making music, listening to tunes, and sharing both with your friends.

Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services

The company's explained the purposes of three diagnostic tools that a security researcher claimed provided 'backdoor' access to users' information.

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Blackberry filling

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell discuss the news of the week including iOS and iBM, real work on an iPad, too easy in-app purchases, and unlimited lit.

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How to join together audiobook tracks

20 CDs can make up a single audiobook. Countless tracks may be found on each, making them a pain to manage on your portable player--unless you know this technique.

PDF: What it is, when it’s used, how to convert and edit it

PDFs are everywhere, despite being notoriously difficult to edit. Ever wonder why?

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Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for Apple to set a release date.

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With Yosemite public beta, Apple's more open than ever

As we await the opening of OS X Yosemite's public beta program, Dan Moren thinks back to the last time Apple publicly offered a major version of the Mac OS.

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OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know

The Yosemite public beta marks the first time a major new version of OS X has been available to users before it’s formally released. We've got answers to your questions about the beta program.

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Apple: OS X Yosemite public beta arrives Thursday

As many as a million users will get to test a pre-release version of the new OS X this week.

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TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

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Dreamweaver CC 2014 review: Web design and development tool gets even more visual

Adobe adds even more visual aids--so many that it might be possible to produce Web content without even looking at the application’s code view.

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iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini review: Now we're cooking

It's not exactly Rosie the Robot preparing meals for you, but you'll be able to walk away from the kitchen and get a push notification when the meat is at the perfect temperature. Not too shabby.

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Snapheal review: Make those background objects in your photos go away

An easy-to-use Mac app for retouching your photos.

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Walk this way: 6 pedometer apps for iPhone

Who needs a Fitbit anyway? Your iPhone can track your steps for you, but not every pedometer app can go the distance.

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