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AT&T offers double data for family plans, but read the fine print carefully

Feel like you don't have enough shared data on your current smartphone plan? AT&T has a deal worth looking at, but it's only available for a limited time.

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Chrome Apps for Mobile upgraded to feel more like native apps

Google's project to bring Chrome apps to mobile continues with new capabilities to give Chrome apps that native-like feel on mobile.

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McAfee announces 2015 editions of its antivirus and security suites

McAfee's latest security products are here. Do you need them? It depends on how much you value convenience.

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Record broken: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales top 10 million in opening weekend

It's another big sales weekend for Apple as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit the street with 10 million devices sold already.

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Apple releases iCloud Drive for Windows PCs

Mac users have to wait for the release of OS X Yosemite to snag iCloud Drive support.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.

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Verizon, Sprint announce competing iPhone 6 deals

The carriers are battling hard for your iPhone 6 purchase. Verizon just announced a new trade-in deal following aggressive announcements from Sprint and T-Mobile, and Sprint wants to be your iPhone pusher for life.

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Sprint, T-Mobile out competing trade-in programs ahead of new iPhone 6 debut

Ahead of Tuesday's iPhone 6 launch, both Sprint and T-Mobile are looking to lure you away from your current carrier with attractive device trade-in deals.

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Apple launches free iPhone 5 battery replacement program for defective units

If your iPhone 5 is experiencing battery life issues, you may have a faulty device. Check with Apple to see if you're eligible for a free replacement power pack.

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New browser extension warns you when articles are paid for by advertisers

Native advertising and sponsored content is a big trend at news sites these days. A new browser extension helps let you know when what you're reading is not editorial content.

on pcworld.com

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Yahoo Mail to support end-to-end PGP encryption by 2015

Just like Gmail, Yahoo Mail is going to have an encryption option supplied by Google's End-to-End Chrome extension modified for Yahoo's service.

on pcworld.com

Hands-on: miniLock's powerful file encryption is dead simple to use

A new Chrome app called miniLock is making it easy to encrypt and share single files with others.

on pcworld.com

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Comixology goes DRM-free on select comics

You won't see the latest Spider-Man or Superman stripped of anti-copying measures, but some independent publishers are going DRM-free.

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Edward Snowden: Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy'

Dropbox may be popular, but Snowden is no fan of the file sync service.

on pcworld.com

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This robot from Zuta Labs may change the way you print

The future of portable printing may be contained in Zuta's Pocket Printer, a four-wheeled robot that's a little smaller than a CD case. But that's only if its makers can improve on a crowd-funded prototype.

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