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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.

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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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Google's Smarty Pins turns Maps into a game that tests your trivia and geography skills

Think you know your way around the world? Find out if you've got smarty pins with Google's new game.

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Google quietly announces plan to kill Quickoffice apps after beefing up Drive's editing

With Google's own productivity apps doing almost everything that Quickoffice does, the search giant is retiring its Office-compatible mobile apps.

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Garmin targets Waze and Google Maps with Viago, a $2, upgradeable GPS app

It's still not free, but for just $2 how can you go wrong with Garmin Viago?

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Starbucks gears up for wireless charging support nationwide

Starbucks is taking incremental steps, yet again, as it plans a national rollout of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations.

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Apple says no to incentivized ad watching and social sharing in App Store crackdown

Apple is famous for its crackdowns on apps for various reasons, but this latest app purge may be a big win for users.

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Hands-on with Irista, Canon's new online photo storage service

Looking for a new home for your photos? Canon has a service you might be interested in, but only for up to 10GB of storage for now.

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Hello, world: Developer creates Apple Swift-based Flappy Bird clone in four hours

Swift isn't just Apple's new programming language, it's also further proof that Flappy Bird is the new 'Hello, world' for game development.

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So long, TrueCrypt: 5 alternative encryption tools that can lock down your data

Don't trust TrueCrypt anymore. Take a look at a few of the options available to you.

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Apple hints password reuse, not iCloud hack, at heart of locked iDevice ransom attacks

A compromise of Apple's services is not to blame for the recent ransom lockouts via Find My iPhone, according to the company.

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The FCC's contentious new 'net neutrality' rules and you: What you need to know

Critics say the FCC is going to ruin the Internet with its new net neutrality proposal.

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Gaming exclusivity wars hit mobile app stores

Apple has nabbed a few high-profile game exclusives for iOS in recent months. A new report says these may the first skirmishes in a larger platform war for mobile gaming.

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LaCie warns hackers may have customer info, credit cards after year-long breach

For almost an entire year beginning in March 2013, malicious attackers may have been harvesting customer information including credit card data, LaCie says.

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Healing Heartbleed: LastPass offers automated checker, major sites admit vulnerability

As the list of major sites hit by Heartbleed grows, LastPass is helping its users figure out which accounts need password changes.

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