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Swarm’s Notification Center update makes it slightly more useful

Foursquare's Swarm update now lets you check-in through its Notification Center widget for iOS 8.

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Slow Internet? Edit your DNS settings

Switching to a new DNS server might result in a snappier Internet. Kirk McElhearn explains how to edit your DNS settings, and how to know if you should.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Gameboy style, video editors, and updates from Square

Gaming nostalgia is always popular on iOS — can a new Gameboy-style game generate the same enthusiasm as its 8-bit cousins?

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Microsoft updates Skype for Windows, Mac with new chat interface

Microsoft's Skype app has received a facelift that makes it look more like Windows Phone--which may or not be a good thing. The new app is available as a preview for Windows, and version 7.0 for the Mac.

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Taking the bait: 5 Apple developments we've been waiting for

When promoting its October 16th event, Apple tells us that "It's been way too long." If that doesn't invite Chris Breen's speculation, nothing does.

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The scary side of Touch ID

iOS 8 greatly expanded what Touch ID can do. But also expanded is the damage that can be done if someone forces you to unlock your phone against your will.

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn urges Tim Cook to buy back Apple shares, make TVs

Icahn's open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook is full of advice, but he thinks Cook is doing a good job.

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Apple is now 5th largest PC maker in the world

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers--though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree.

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Foxconn's CEO blames iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' on rivals

Foxconn's CEO had mocked curved screen phones earlier this year

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Advice from an Apple tech: How to recover a mangled Windows drive with OS X

Chris Barylick had a problem: He'd inadvertently dropped his sister's PC laptop on the floor, munging its hard drive. Turns out his Mac was the best tool for fixing it.

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The Amp case by SoundFocus gives your iPhone an aural boost

This speaker case improves both speaker and headphone quality, whether you're hard of hearing and need more oomph, or you just like to rock out.

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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive

An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.

on pcworld.com

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Developer Six to Start on fitness, zombies, and embracing the Apple Watch

With Superhero Workout out now and another new fitness game on the horizon, Six to Start shares its process and philosophy.