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Apple extends two-factor authentication to FaceTime and iMessage

Apple is including two more crucial services in its two-factor authentication protections to keep your messaging out of the hands of hackers.

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Google Chrome embraces the faster, more secure next-gen HTTP 2.0 standard

SPDY is dead, long live SPDY (as part of HTTP/2).

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Verizon cut prices on most data plans, but raises costs for heavy data users

Verizon says it doesn't follow, it leads. This time it's leading by offering discounts, just like its competitors.

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Amazon may buy some RadioShack stores to establish a physical presence

RadioShack doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's network of more than 4,000 U.S. retail locations is finding interest from other companies looking to expand their online presence.

Verizon to allow opt-outs of dubious perma-cookie program, but isn't giving up

Verizon is rethinking how it tampers with user web traffic just as the U.S. Senate starts asking questions.

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Mac Pro Vault stuffs 48 top-of-the-line Macs into one cabinet

This colocation service designed a data center cabinet to hold 48 Mac Pro units at once.

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So long, Flash! YouTube now defaults to HTML5 on the web

Flash's importance to YouTube has been dwindling for some time. Now Adobe's video solution is one step closer to banishment from the world's most popular video site.

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New Vivaldi browser aims to win over power users

If you tend to have a lot of browser tabs open during the day, a new browser called Vivaldi wants to win you over. The technical preview is available now.

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Verizon won't follow T-Mobile and AT&T with rollover data

Verizon leads, it doesn't follow, says the company's CFO. So you can just forget about Verizon following the lead of its rivals with great deals that benefit its customers.

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Google's Project Zero publishes three OS X zero-day vulnerabilities

After disclosing multiple Windows vulnerabilities over the past month, Google's Project Zero just turned its eyes towards Apple flaws.

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Spotify's Touch Preview makes song sampling painless

Spotify has a new solution for previewing songs to save them to your music collection or creating a play queue on the fly.

A rumored Apple iPad stylus could point toward business ambitions, bigger tablets

Steve Jobs didn't like the idea of a stylus, but times change. One analyst believes Apple is about to release its own writing tool for the iPad.

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Peerio hands-on: This secure messaging suite packs dead simple end-to-end encryption

The creator of Cryptocat and miniLock is back with yet another encryption tool .

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Apple brings back 2TB Mac mini option

Even better, the Mac mini's 2TB storage option is a single Fusion Drive, rather than a pair of traditional hard drives.

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Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app lands on iOS

Google's always handy Chrome Remote Desktop app is now available on iOS.