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AT&T adds cheaper family plans for full-price phones

Mobile Share Family Value plans now start at $130 per month for two lines and 10GB of data, but you'll have to pay full price for each smartphone upfront or in monthly installments.

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Chrome exploit can secretly listen to oblivious users

A Web developer has detailed how Chrome's speech recognition feature can be exploited to keep listening in on your conversations.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.

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Android in-car initiative with Audi, Nvidia tipped for CES

The competition between Google and Apple hits the road: Google will reportedly team with Audi to offer Android-powered in-car information and entertainment.

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Rdio shutters Vdio service, as it should

Absent a unique product or viable business model, the social video component of the music service made little sense

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Piracy problems plague first iOS 7 jailbreak

The first iOS 7 jailbreak is here, but it arrived with some app piracy issues for Chinese users and no support for the Cydia app store.

Congratulations! You just won Black Friday with these 11 awesome tips

Don't venture into the jungle of holiday shopping unarmed. Boost your chances of success with these essential Black Friday apps and shopping tips.

Unlocked iPhone 5s now available without SIM in U.S.

Apple on Friday began offering a version of the unlocked iPhone 5s sold without any SIM; previously, the unlocked version was only available with a T-Mobile SIM card.

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.