Caitlin McGarryAssociate Editor, PCWorld Follow me on Google+

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

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Facebook lays ground for ad push and payments with updated privacy policy

The network is being up-front about what data it’s collecting about you and why (because ads).

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Changes coming to Twitter: Videos, timeline highlights, and new ways to chat

Twitter outlined new features and how it plans to draw in the 500 million people who use the network without signing in.

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Apple’s iMessage workaround arrives too late to avoid a lawsuit

A class-action suit against Apple over lost iMessages will proceed in U.S. District Court.

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Video-sharing app Ocho puts your new iPhone’s supersized screen to work

The new iOS app lets you create eight-second clips designed for large displays.

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Facebook racks up 500 million Messenger users after making people use Messenger

It’s no surprise that half a billion people use Facebook Messenger after the social network cut off in-app chat access.

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Facebook gives you more News Feed control with faster unfollowing

New settings let you weed out friends you don't want to hear from without cutting them off completely.

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Zuckerberg speaks: Why Facebook isn’t cool and the reason behind the forced Messenger migration

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered your burning questions in a crowdsourced Q&A.

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Forgot your hotel room key? Use your iPhone instead

Starwood is taking thousands of hotel rooms keyless as a perk for loyalty program members.

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Tip.ly puts a new spin on mobile payments with facial recognition and reviews

Forgot your cash at home? Tip.ly offers a new way to tip the people who make your life easier.

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How Facebook can influence your vote this Election Day

By telling you that your friends voted, the social network might push you to the polls.

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Southwest Airlines adds free Beats Music streaming to its list of perks

Now you can stream all the curated playlists you desire, and your bags still fly free, too.

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Expect the Apple Watch to launch next spring

Apple needs time to build out a smartwatch app ecosystem so you’ll actually want to buy one.

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Court rules cops can demand fingerprints, not passcodes, to unlock smartphones

A Virginia judge says forcing people to incriminate themselves violates the 5th Amendment.

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Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay

No gimmicks, just life: We put Apple Pay through its paces to figure out if the future of mobile payments is here.

Don’t be surprised to see video ads in your Instagram feed starting today

Instagram already has traditional photo ads. Now companies are paying to show videos in your feed.