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The Week in iOS Apps: Never-ending notebooks

This week's roundup features updates to three big note-taking apps.

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Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular technology.

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Meitu's photo-effects app tracks users without disclosing enough

It's not malware, but the long-popular Chinese app's U.S. breakout moment was marred by a lack of disclosure and leftover code. Its maker promises to improve.

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WhatsApp vulnerability could expose messages to prying eyes, report claims

However, security experts claim that the threat is 'remote' and 'limited in scope,' and call for a retraction by The Guardian.

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Google shutting older versions of Drive, G Suite apps

Google will begin to phase out legacy versions of its Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps beginning March 1.

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How to watch Donald Trump's presidential inauguration live online for free

No cable? No problem. Here's how to watch Donald Trump's presidential inauguration live online for free.

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Secrets for Mac and Secrets Touch review: A simple, no-frills password manager for Mac and iOS

Secrets allows users to easily and securely store passwords, credit card numbers, bank details, and other confidential information with OpenPGP and AES encryption.

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No internet connection? Be prepared for iTunes to drive you crazy

iTunes should be smart enough to know when an internet connection isn’t necessary. But it isn’t.

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The case for a touchscreen Mac

If touchscreens are the future, than Apple may be missing an opportunity to grow.

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Withings Steel HR review: A hybrid smartwatch with heart

Withings took its classic stainless steel watch and added an optical heart rate sensor and a digital display.

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Apple Pencil 2 might be coming this spring, along with a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

The second-generation Apple Pencil could incorporate magnets, wireless charging, and iPhone and Magic Trackpad support.

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Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes looks sharp, but will it survive the freemium transition?

A cult favorite role-player is Nintendo's next iOS release—with big changes in tow.

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EU antitrust regulators praise audiobooks deal from Apple, Amazon

Antitrust regulators from the European Union have welcomed an agreement between Apple and Amazon and Audible to end exclusivity deals for audiobooks.

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China Oceanwide, IDG Capital agree to acquire IDG, publisher of PCWorld and Macworld

China Oceanwide Holdings Group and China-based IDG Capital have agreed to acquire tech journalism pioneer International Data Group, publisher of PCWorld, Computerworld, and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide.

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Mac, Linux malware discovered targeting biomedical research

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical industry may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.