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Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed with peer-to-peer connections

The change could alleviate some of the long-standing criticism of sluggishness and poor call quality with Google's communications platform.

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The Pirate Bay gets into the streaming game

The Pirate Bay is back with another big feature addition—one that the MPAA really won't like.

The 10 best tech ads from Super Bowl 50

Go Daddy was benched this year, but we've got ads from Amazon, PayPal, and more.

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HazeOver 1.6 review: Dim those background windows so you can focus on the task at hand

If you don't like using Spaces or you have only one display, HazeOver is a great way to draw your attention to the window you're using.

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It's time to stop waiting for the Apple Watch's killer app

Having 15,000 wrist-sized apps available has taught us something: most Apple Watch apps just aren't very good.

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How to manage media when migrating to a Mac with a smaller drive

Can you selectively restore files, use cloud services, and an external drive? Yes, you can!

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Hands-on: LifePrint AR printer lets you share GIFs, Live Photos and Vines in real life

LifePrint creates photos equipped with augmented reality that can be shared remotely via its connected printers.

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Reasons to love TextEdit, a secret powerhouse of rich text

A utility that dates back before OS X to Next operating systems still delivers a punch for handling text formats and converting one to another.

I forgot my Windows 10 password!

Forgetting your Windows 10 password isn't the disaster it used to be. Windows lets you get back on track with a pretty easy reset process. Here's how it works.

First look: LifePrint uses AR to bring photos to life

Print GIFs, Vines, and Live Photos and use LifePrint's AR to bring these shots to life.

Adding a user account in Windows 10

Adding a user account in Windows 10 is a little more complicated, because you need a Microsoft account. Here's how to set it up.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Twelve South's classic BookBook gets an update

This week's roundup of new iPad cases brings you a mix of fancy backpacks, padded sleeves, folios, and transparent shells.

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Report: Twitter's algorithmic timeline may arrive next week

Twitter users are in full backlash mode after a new report suggests that Twitter's long-rumored non-chronological timeline may arrive any day now.

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Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey is the best new Japanese RPG in the App Store

It’s gorgeous and you get to ride a flying sabre-tooth tiger—what’s not to love?

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Fury road: ‘Error 53’ is more a feature than a bug

Bricking your phone as a service.

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The week in Apple news: March 15 Apple event, iPhone trade-ins, Tim Cook town hall, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending February 5, 2016.

Setting up a local user account in Windows 10

You can set up a local user account on a Windows 10 PC so you don't have to bother with a Microsoft account. Here's how to do it.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Get it done!

This week's roundup includes all kinds of productivity apps—for mail, managing documents, and staying on task.

Bypassing the Windows 10 password with a PIN

There's an easier way to get into Windows: setting up a numerical PIN, just like you'd use with a bank ATM. Here's how to do it.

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How to back up your contacts on your iPhone and Mac

When it comes to backing up your address book data, you have a few options.