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One more time: Use two-factor authentication on iCloud, even if there's a waiting period

Once more unto the password breach, dear friends, once more. Two-factor authentication might not have necessarily saved Jennifer Lawrence from getting hacked, but using it is still a good idea.

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Don’t blame iCloud yet for hacked celebrity nudes

Celebrity iCloud accounts have apparently been compromised, but that doesn't mean iCloud itself is to blame.

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Apple says iCloud flaw not at root of celebrity photo hack

The company detailed progress in its ongoing investigation into the incident that led to publication of celebrities' private photos.

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A City Sleeps hands-on: This musical shoot-em-up will give you nightmares

Rock Band creator Harmonix has another new game and this time it's an ultra-hard shoot-em-up. Plus it comes out in October. We got a chance to try it out at PAX.

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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.

Why Apple’s mobile-payments system might actually work

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Rumors have been flying about Apple launching a payment system next week, and Dan Frommer lays out the reasons while the time may finally be ripe.

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Gear We Love: Twelve South HiRise holds your display, hides your gear

If you're looking for a way to raise your iMac or Apple Display to a more-ergnomic height, the HiRise for iMac does just that while giving you some extra gadget-hiding space.

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The Week in Mac Apps: At school with Fido in the cloud

This week’s Mac app roundup is an eclectic collection of software that can help you learn new words, type them more quickly, keep an eye on your best friend, and even get you in the cloud--without worrying about privacy storms.

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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Now you can tell your Facebook friends what to watch on Netflix

Sit back and wait for everyone to applaud your excellent taste in TV and film.

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Let's talk about how many pretend devices Apple might sell.

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What to do with your your old iPhone

Looking forward to getting your hands on a new iPhone? That means figuring out what to do with your old one. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of options.

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PlainTextMenu review: Takes the fuss and muss out of cut-and-paste

This little utility can strip the formatting out of copied text that you want to paste into documents.

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Automate your Mac: 10 ways to make managing email easier

Dealing with your inbox is one of those numbingly repetitive chores that cries out for automation. Here are 10 smart tricks that'll save you time managing your mail.

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How to prevent your naughty pictures from appearing on the Internet

A reader has found images she thought safely locked up in her iCloud account slathered all over the Web. Here are the steps she should have taken to avoid this mess.