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Twitter starts peeking at the other apps on your phone

Use Uber? Snapchat? Google Maps? Now Twitter knows.

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How to make the best cover images for your social media accounts

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even LinkedIn let you express your personality with a cover image as well as your profile pic. Lesa Snider explains how to make yours great.

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Which search engine should be crowned king of Mobile Safari?

Apple could replace Google as the default in Safari for iOS in 2015 with either Yahoo or Bing. Which does the best job right now?

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The holiday shopping guide for people who hate to shop

If you're like many of us, the idea of holiday shopping gives you the willies. Chris Breen offers some tips for giving of your best without needless suffering.

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Today's Hot Deals: Lenovo Thinkpad Helix Ultrabook for $699, HP Envy Desktop for $654, and more

Why not take a break from Thanksgiving preparations to take a look at the discounts TechBargains is offering? Two portable bluetooth speakers for $24.99, a GOwalk wristband for $39.99 are just a few of the great deals available.

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How to protect your Mac's most secret stuff with an encrypted disk image

Chris Breen shows you how to stow your most sensitive data in a protected archive.

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How to deal with obnoxious ads on your iOS device

If the world's worst ad is interfering with your iOS web browsing there are ways to deal with it. Chris Breen explains how.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Vintage iPad stands and an iPhone scavenger hunt

This week's accessory roundup includes a tablet stand made of old railroad rails from 100 years ago. Plus: Cables, mounts, batteries, and more.

Verizon offers free Wi-Fi, mobile data, and more to weary Thanksgiving travelers

If you're flying home for Thanksgiving this month, Verizon has a few freebies to help you enjoy the trip -- but watch out for a few gotchas.

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Today's Hot Deals: HP Tablet for $99, Samsung HDTV for $247.99, and more

The discount finders at TechBargains can help you find a top of the line tech at a fraction of the price. Take a look at some of the deals they're offering today.

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Never miss a credit card reward again with Wallaby for iOS

Wallaby helps you earn bonus rewards and avoid fees by telling you which card to use at any given store--perfect for saving money all year round.

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5 iPad apps for making the perfect Thanksgiving dinner

Don't be intimidated by Turkey Day. Turn to these iOS apps for recipe suggestions, menu planning, and cooking assistance for a stress-free Thanksgiving.

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Keep the wine flowing at Thanksgiving dinner with boozy apps like NextGlass

These apps will make your holiday less stressful with wine and beer recommendations (plus delivery!).

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Apple Watch and Android Wear: Same destination, different paths

The more we learn about the Apple Watch, the less it seems like a complete departure from the existing wearable market.

App Invasion: Never miss a credit card reward again with Wallaby for iOS

Wallaby helps you earn bonus rewards and avoid fees by telling you which card to use at any given store--perfect for saving money all year round.

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Mac Gems: Calcbot syncs your calculation history between Mac and iOS

You tap out a calculation with the iPhone version, then sync the result over to Calcbot for your Mac.