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Get to know iOS 8: Messages gets new ways to communicate

Apple's chat app can now send audio recordings, and it's got some welcome tools for taming unruly group convos.

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How, when, and where to preorder the iPhone 6

You know you want to.

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Apple's HomeKit is ready to shake up the connected home market

Its success depends on developers making great software and devices, and Apple being able to convince users that those devices are not just worthwhile, but secure.

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One more time: Use two-factor authentication on iCloud, even if there's a waiting period

Once more unto the password breach, dear friends, once more. Two-factor authentication might not have necessarily saved Jennifer Lawrence from getting hacked, but using it is still a good idea.

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3 powerful iPhone battery cases perfect for back to school

The Otterbox Resurgence, Duracell PowerCase, and Mophie Space Pack offer more than just extra battery life for your iPhone 5 and 5s.

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Putting Vine's new importing and editing tools to the test

Vine just made it easier to create six-second masterpieces. We go hands on with the video-sharing app's biggest update yet.

on techhive.com

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Vine update for iOS adds the ability to import video clips

You can use the built-in Camera app on your phone to shoot (even in slow-mo) and then import that footage into Vine. Finally.

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Amazon Fire Phone review: Give this Fire time to grow

Amazon's superfans will love it already, but in a few more iterations, it could make Amazon superfans of us all.

on techhive.com

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To switch or not to switch: Test-driving T-Mobile's LTE network

T-Mobile is loaning potential customers an iPhone 5s for a week to try out its network. So I took them up on it.

on techhive.com

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Netatmo June review: You won’t feel burned by this UV-sensing wearable

June pairs with an iPhone app to warn you about sun exposure, so you can cover up or put on sunscreen before it's too late.

on techhive.com

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SlingTV aims for a unified TV experience at home and away

Sling Media's new user interface for its flagship Slingbox has a few features sports nuts in particular will love.

on techhive.com

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BloomSky's backyard weather stations hope to crowdsource the forecast

In cities with microclimates, like San Francisco, an app that tells you the temperature at the airport is pretty much useless. Here’s BloomSky to the rescue -- if it can build a strong enough network of stations.

on techhive.com

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Augmented-reality game Ingress makes the jump to iOS

From Niantic Labs, the makers of Field Trip, Ingress turns the physical world into a virtual game. And iOS players can finally join the adventure.

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Major Slice update looks to save you some stress when managing online purchases

Version 5.0 rolled out for iOS, bringing a new interface for tracking packages, price drops, recalls, and the crazy amounts of money you've spent online since 2006.

on techhive.com

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Osmo review: Hands-on iPad games with real pieces give kids new ways to play

Osmo provides tangrams, word games, and physics puzzlers with real-world pieces for your child to touch and grasp.