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Why you should care about CloudKit

Coming with iOS and Yosemite, CloudKit will make massive-scale data synchronization easy and inexpensive, opening the door for a whole new class of apps.

How to prepare for a Mac disaster

There isn't much you can do about earthquakes, fires, and other misfortunes. But you can do something to minimize the harm they do your Mac and other digital assets.

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The Week in iPad Cases: A distinguished teacup

There’s a cup with a monocle in this week’s roundup of new iPad cases, alongside a few cats and some amazing plastic bubbles. And did we mention the monocle-wearing cup?

Things might get ontological

Words have meanings. Not that these people know that.

PDF: What it is, when it’s used, how to convert and edit it

PDFs are everywhere, despite being notoriously difficult to edit. Ever wonder why?

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

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Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

Headphone maker Bose has launched a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Beats Electronics, which Apple recently agreed to acquire in a $3 billion dollar deal.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Fixing a flat

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features lots of gemstone—both real and printed—and a pouch that lies flat whenever you need to fix a flat.

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How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

The best photos on Instagram weren't taken with a smartphone. Make your account stand out by learning how to get photos from your DSLR or point-and-shoot onto Instagram in no time.

Hot Deals Thursday: Toshiba Core i7 Laptop for just $700, 3TB HDD for only $100, and more

Take a look at LogicBuy's best bargains, including a great deal on a Dell Venue 8 Pro and an iLuv MobiCup speaker for just $20.

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How to revert to Mavericks from the Yosemite public beta

If you've installed the OS X Yosemite public beta and now wish to revert to Mavericks we show you the steps for doing it.

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With Stickers commercial, Apple wants us to connect with our devices

A new commercial from Cupertino shows MacBook Airs like you've never seen them--at least in an Apple commercial. Contributor Marco Tabini thinks it carries a deeper message.

Do the math: Figuring out what Apple's really worth

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The formula is pretty simple: Number of Mac users plus number of iOS users times how much money Apple makes on each one, plus what it's making from all those iTunes accounts, equals a pretty healthy company.

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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Should you re-rip your CDs?

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss such topics as missing album artwork, when re-ripping CDs makes sense, and how to save Internet radio stations.