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How to format a startup drive in El Capitan

Disk Utility has a new look in El Capitan, but formatting a storage device is still as easy as it was before.


Peace, love and misunderstanding: Not getting other people’s smartphone choices

A cheap phone might be right for you but that doesn't mean it's right for everyone.

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The week in iOS apps: Movie mayhem

Our latest roundup features game apps associated with two of our favorite franchises: The Martian and The Walking Dead. Read on!

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New iPhones use LTE on any American carrier, despite the way they're listed

Despite what it implies on Apple's LTE carrier page, you can use any U.S.-compatible iPhone 6s or 6s Plus on all American LTE networks.

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All together now: Would Apple ever go for Microsoft-style convergence?

One device to rule them all, or a different tool for every job?

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12 extreme, obscenely expensive laptop bags

All laptop bags are not created equally … and some cost a lot more than others. These 12 lavish notebook satchels may not be in your price range (unless you're a Saudi prince) but they're sure to inspire envy, confusion, disdain, or some odd combination of these emotions.

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Apple pulls the plug on in-app ad-blockers

The company doesn't want apps installing root certificates on your iPhone for security reasons.

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iOS 9's "back to" button helps you master multitasking

iOS 9's "back to" button makes switching between multiple apps on your iPhone smoother than ever before.

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Apple Pay coming to Starbucks shops at long last

KFC and Chili's will also accept Apple Pay by next spring.

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iPhone 6s chips from TSMC and Samsung have similar battery life, says Apple

Some benchmark tests show weaker battery life in Samsung’s A9 chip, but Apple claims those tests are misleading and unrealistic.

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Piece together the clues in this choose-your-own-adventure mystery Her Story

Her Story is an interactive narrative game that uses video clips, an open-ended search engine, and non-linear storytelling to give players a completely unique experience.

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Noiseless and Noiseless Pro review: Clean up your photos shot in low-light conditions

When you have to use a high ISO value, you increase the amount of noise in a photo. MacPhun's software can help.

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Create Smart Playlists to find which of your songs are Apple Music, in the cloud, and more

Apple Music, your iTunes library, iCloud Music library, iTunes Match...where are your tracks being stored?

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'Steve Jobs' review: Unconventional, entertaining, but incomplete

The new film is a riveting look at the icon, but its narrow scope omits much of his personal and professional growth.