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The Week in iOS Apps: Taylor Swift fans are gonna play, play, play

This week's roundup of new and improved apps brings an offering from the one and only Taylor Swift. If you're not a fan, well: Shake it off.

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Facebook lays ground for ad push and payments with updated privacy policy

The network is being up-front about what data it’s collecting about you and why (because ads).

Free advice: Apple gets what it pays for

Apple gets more helpful hints from pundits who have nothing to lose.

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Review: iXpand Flash Drive adds easy-to-use extra storage to your iPad and iPhone

Bring some extra movies to watch on the plane? Offload vacation photos so you can shoot more? No problem.

Rapid Review: SanDisk's iXpand is your iPhone's new travel buddy

Offload photos to free up space on your iPhone, or pack the drive with movies you don't have to reformat for your iPad.

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Alpine Headphones review: These are thumpin' good cans

Not recommended for critical listening, but the transducer in the headband is more than just an expensive gimmick.

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Creaticity: The ultimate guide to better selfies

Yes, the selfie can be art. But not if it's a duckface mirror shot.

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Changes coming to Twitter: Videos, timeline highlights, and new ways to chat

Twitter outlined new features and how it plans to draw in the 500 million people who use the network without signing in.

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Google YouTube Music Key one-ups streaming music services by adding videos

Google now gives you something other streaming music services can't provide: access to music videos and streaming music, even offline. Meet YouTube Music Key, a beta subscription service Google launched Wednesday.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Make your gloves touchscreen friendly

Winter is coming: Are your gloves ready to operate your iPhone in the cold, cold weather? If not, this week's roundup has a product just for you.

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Apple’s iMessage workaround arrives too late to avoid a lawsuit

A class-action suit against Apple over lost iMessages will proceed in U.S. District Court.

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Beats' first new headphones under Apple combine wired and wireless connectivity

Solo 2 Wireless headphones can switch to wired mode when the battery runs out. It's a clever feature, even if Apple wasn't really involved.

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How to send limited email blasts on the cheap

Email services limit the number of recipients you can send a single message to so how do you offer your club newsletter to 800 members? Chris Breen offers advice.

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How to copy items between your Mac and iPad using AirDrop

With Yosemite and iOS 8 comes AirDrop support between Macs and iOS devices. Chris Breen shows how it works.