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Vava Voom 20 Bluetooth speaker review: Weatherized style with average sound

This stylish $80 outdoor Bluetooth speaker features easy pairing via NFC. For being small, it produces a good amount of bass, but as with many water-resistant speakers, the upper mids and highs are muddled.

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How to watch the MLB playoffs and World Series without cable

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Restore your iPhone hassle-free with iMazing 2

This week's roundup of new Mac apps is full of new goodies for macOS Sierra—including iMazing 2, a Mac app for backing up your iOS devices.

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Bounty for iOS jailbreak exploit jumps to $1.5 million

The value for zero-day exploits targeting Apple's iOS software is jumping. On Thursday, a company called Zerodium began offering as much as $1.5 million for them.

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How the Apple Watch will take this NYC restaurant's customer service to the next level

Shake Shack's Danny Meyer is deploying Apple Watches at his NYC eatery Union Square Cafe.

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Podcast 527: 7 Pluses and a few minuses

Glenn and Susie love the iPhone 7 Plus, but still find things to complain about. It's our way.

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MacBook rumors heat up: New Pro models expected in October

Apple is on track to release new MacBook Pros next month with touchscreen bars to replace the keyboard's function keys.

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New USB-C audio standard joins the iPhone 7's quest to kill the headphone jack

USB Type-C audio is finished, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack's days are numbered.

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Nuance Dragon Professional Individual for Mac 6.0 review: Better performance and accuracy

Speech recognition interface can mix mix dictating and typing in certain apps.

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How to solve an app blocking your screen when your Mac hasn’t crashed

Spaces can solve a foreground app that can’t be dismissed or quit.

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What's next for Siri?

Apple's assistant needs to branch out into the home—well, after it gets better at just understanding what we want.

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Dead air: Snap judgment on the AirPods

Just a few minutes with the AirPods will validate all your preconceived ideas about them.

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Roku has an app problem, but it's working on solutions

Roku's new hardware really needs first-class apps to go with it.

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You'll start seeing Search Ads in the App Store on October 5

Apple has told iOS developers when they'll be able to start advertising their apps in search results.

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Apple keeps track of all the phone numbers you contact using iMessage

Apple has shared data from its server logs with police.