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Apple's Mac mini finally updated, starting price dropped by $100

Apple refreshes its "most energy efficient desktop computer," the Mac mini.

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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.

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Microsoft updates Skype for Windows, Mac with new chat interface

Microsoft's Skype app has received a facelift that makes it look more like Windows Phone--which may or not be a good thing. The new app is available as a preview for Windows, and version 7.0 for the Mac.

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Having problems connecting your Belkin router to the Internet? (They're fixed)

An unknown flaw has caused many older Belkin routers to refuse to connect to the Internet, which has caused Belkin to recommend connecting to a specific DNS server.

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Evernote everywhere? New collaboration tools hope to take over your workday with Work Chat, Context

Evernote, with its new Work Chat messaging app and Context research tool, hopes to turn plain old chat into an enhanced communication medium. Whether these new features will woo workers away from established competition is a very open question.

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Desktop PCs aren't bad, but Americans love TVs (and Apple!) the most

The latest American Customer Satisfaction Index report finds that U.S. consumers overwhelmingly love their TVs, Apple, and yes, their comfy old desktop PCs. But America's fascination with computing devices in general is waning a bit.

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Talko looks like a solution to the problem that iOS 8's Messages has already solved

Software titan Ray Ozzie's new app offers live calling, but there's little else to distinguish this messaging app from what the iPhone already does natively.

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iPhone 6 Plus Display is the best there is (well, almost)

DisplayMate analyst Ray Soneira calls the iPhone 6 Plus display the "best performing Smartphone LCD display that we have ever tested." Which should make it the best, period, right?

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AT&T brings gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, challenging Google Fiber's own plans

Gigabit broadband is coming to Silicon Valley, and it's a race to see whether AT&T's GigaPower service makes it before Google Fiber. AT&T just threw its hat into the ring, but neither it nor rival Google has set a firm deployment date.

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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

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Modbook launches Kickstarter campaign for Modbook Pro X Mac tablet

For only $2,000 or so, you can convert the upgraded MacBook Pro to a 15.4-inch Mac tablet.

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Microsoft OneNote embraces Mac and iOS users with a raft of new features

Microsoft keeps making it easier for users to archive content in OneNote. Mac and iOS users can slurp up PDFs and file attachments, and even import files from organizational OneDrive accounts.

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New MakerBot app lets you design, modify, and print 3D objects from your iPad

The MakerBot PrintShop app might not technically be the first 3D printing app for the iPad, but it's one specifically designed to make it simple to use with the MakerBot line.

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Parallels Access adds Android, iPhone, business remote-desktop access in new release

Parallels Access expands into the Android ecosystem with Parallels Access 2.0, which includes improved iOS file management and IT control over which devices tunnel into the network.

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Microsoft 'remasters' Skype iPhone app to solve messaging bugs

Microsoft's Skype team said the new iPhone app version, due in a week, will finally be on a par with its Android and iOS counterparts. In particular, the pesky offline messaging bugs will be solved, the team promises.