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Hands-on: HBO Go comes to Chromecast

Google's cheap little streaming dongle just got a big boost in the form of HBO Go support.

In the wake of NSA spying, Yahoo promises encryption everywhere

By March, Yahoo users will have the option to encrypt all data flow to and from the Web company's services.

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Apple by the numbers: The iPad adjusts to a changing tablet landscape

Dig into Apple's quarterly numbers for the past four years, and you'll see an undeniable pattern: While iPad sales are still good, they aren't growing as fast. Jared Newman tried to find out why.

Dish expanding offline DVR viewing to iOS, Android apps

You'll have to jump through some hoops to make it work, but an update to Dish's iOS and Android apps will let you view shows stored on your DVR when you're out and about.

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Apple in China: By the numbers

China has become an increasingly important market for Apple. But while the company has done a better job of breaking into the country, how Apple is perceived still poses challenges.

Adobe security breach worse than originally thought

A security breach at Adobe earlier in October will impact at least 38 million users, according to Krebs on Security—and that number could grow because a recent file dump of usernames and hashed passwords taken from Adobe.

No surprise here: Teardown reveals you won't fix the latest MacBook Pro yourself

If you wear out your headphone jack, you're staring at a $1,000 repair.

BBM app rolls out for Android and iOS -- for real this time

BBM, short for Blackberry Messenger, was once an exclusive feature for Blackberry phones, allowing users to send messages amongst themselves without counting against their texting plans.

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The most pirated movies are the hardest to buy online

A new website compares top movie torrent downloads to the movie's legal availability, and it doesn't look good for Hollywood.

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New Nike+ FuelBand SE is tougher, more accurate, company says

This iteration of the FuelBand is an evolution that offers more accurate fitness tracking, better battery efficiency, and an improved design, Nike says.

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Shared data plans are now mandatory for AT&T

AT&T is requiring all new customers to sign up for Mobile Share plans that offer unlimited voice and text, but offer a single pool of data for multiple devices. Existing customers can hold onto their current plans. U.S. Cellular is also moving to shared data plans.

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Some iPhone 5s users sing the blues over iWork bug

An apparent bug causes the screens on some iPhone 5s models to briefly flash to blue when you try to switch apps from iWork and then the phone restarts.

Fitbit Force is a slim fitness band with more screen

Among other features, the Fitbit Force can count steps taken, distance traveled, active minutes, hours slept, and quality of sleep.

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Windows 8 users now outnumber Mac addicts

But that still doesn't mean Microsoft's new-look operating system is setting the world alight.

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Target launches me-too online video service

Target Ticket is an on-demand video service where you can buy or rent movies and TV shows, either for streaming or download. If you're wondering how that's different from what iTunes and Amazon offer, you're not alone.

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