Caitlin McGarryStaff Writer, Macworld

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Caitlin covers Apple news, social networks, and the sharing economy from IDG's New York bureau.

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Apple preps basic and fancy shopping experiences for Watch buyers

Watch Sport and Watch Edition buyers will have wildly different buying experiences.

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Oculus's chief scientist: VR will succeed because your vision sucks

The fact that our eyes can't even tell what color that dress is? That's great for Oculus.

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How Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp coexist under Facebook

Could the three apps one day control how you communicate?

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How Facebook Messenger will help you discover new apps

Messenger not only helps you find integrated apps, but also give you a reason to actually use the apps Facebook told you to install.

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Facebook turns Messenger into a shopping platform and app store

The social network is changing the way you install apps, shop, and watch videos with new tools for developers.

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Hands on with Layout, Instagram's answer to photo collage apps

Instagram's new iOS app lets you create a visually stunning—and not at all cheesy—photo collage.

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Apple gives stamp of approval to new Steve Jobs biography

CEO Tim Cook says Walter Isaacson's official bio didn't do justice to Jobs's legacy.

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Get ready for a new Apple Store experience when Apple Watch previews start

Will Apple Watch Edition buyers get complimentary cocktails with their white-glove treatment? We'll find out.

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Why Meerkat, the breakout app of SXSW, is more than a flash in the pan

If Meerkat can continue to evolve quickly, it might survive Twitter's own live-streaming launch. (Despite its terrible videos.)

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Tim Cook on Steve Jobs and why Apple Watch will be the first smartwatch that matters

Smartwatch makers try to replicate the experience of a phone on your wrist. Apple's CEO says that's the wrong approach.

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Lyft takes over SXSW to prove it's nothing like Uber

Lyft CEO Logan Green on Uber's struggles, Lyft Line, and the future of ride-sharing apps.

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Location is the new hashtag: Yik Yak aims to be the next Twitter

Yik Yak's founders took the stage at SXSW to talk about Twitter, cyberbullying, and world domination.

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St. Bernards and free French fries prove that shameless brand stunts draw crowds at SXSW

McDonald's, Windex, and Dove have nothing to do with tech startups, but that didn't stop them from showing up at South by Southwest Interactive this year in hopes that the tech festival's patina of cool would rub off on them.

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Pebble CEO welcomes Apple to the smartwatch party

Pebble's Eric Migicovsky spoke to us at SXSW on Apple Watch, Pebble's new OS, and how smartstraps will take Pebble Time to the next level.

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Al Gore challenges SXSW to focus online activism on climate change

Gore urged the tech-minded folks who attend South by Southwest Interactive to wage an Internet campaign for climate change, just like they did for net neutrality and SOPA.