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Facebook Messenger dumps auto-location tracking for a pin drop

Instead of sharing location data automatically, Facebook users will be have the option to specify their whereabouts on a map.

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Jawbone returns to the Apple Store, while straying further from its own hardware

Huawei will be the first dedicated fitness tracker to support Jawbone's app and coaching features.

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Don't blame Apple for Pebble Time's iOS app review holdup

Apple may not be entirely to blame for the delay, and Pebble gets some great publicity from it. The only losers are Pebble's most loyal backers.

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Showtime's $11 per month streaming service gets Apple as an early partner

The new standalone service launches on July 12, and includes full access to Showtime's back catalog.

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Got a Beats Pill XL speaker? Apple recall will get you $325

Due to a rare fire hazard risk, Apple is recalling all Beats Pill XL speakers, and offering $325 in exchange.

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Google Photos' algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime

Who has time to organize digital photos? Google shows a better way, provided you can live with some compression.

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Cortana comes to iOS and Android as Microsoft builds a bridge to Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out a red carpet for iOS and Android users, giving them a standalone version of Cortana and some help syncing their data to Windows PCs.

Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all

The pursuit of live, local TV stations may be gumming up the process, and Apple reportedly has no TV programmers on board.

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Apple's back in the pricey iPhone dock business

At $39, Apple's new Lightning dock is more than twice the price of third-party alternatives, but it's also simpler.

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Apple rolls out cheaper Retina iMac, 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple upgrades its largest laptop, offers a downgrade for its most expensive all-in-one.

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Amazon Echo update lets you shop without raising a finger

Owners can now bark out orders to buy stuff. And thus, the endgame for Amazon’s cylindrical speaker is revealed.

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Rdio's cheaper music plan combines ad-free radio with a handful of on-demand songs

If you can't decide between Internet radio and on-demand streaming, Rdio's $4 per month plan will give you a bit of both.

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Wolfram's nifty new Image Identify site tells you what's in a picture (sometimes)

The new website lets you drop in any image and attempts to identify it, though it's more amusing than practical at the moment.

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Too many remotes? Sideclick can help (but don't order one yet)

Sideclick's IR attachment adds power and volume controls to Roku and other media streamers, but its existing Kickstarter project is a dead campaign walking.

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Domino's 'tweet a pizza emoji, get a real pizza' isn't as stupid as it seems

Send a pizza emoji to the Domino's Twitter account, get a pizza. But why?