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Tweetbot 2 review: Twitter Mac app has a crisper design but is a work in progress

This overhaul to Tweetbot for OS X brings improvements, but also some horsiness. A minor upgrade is needed.

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PicoBrew Zymatic review: Making great craft beer in a cloud-connected appliance

It doesn't make beer on demand, but the Zymatic does remove friction from home brewing by grabbing recipes online, and automating complex steps.

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PicoBrew Zymatic: Meet the smart appliance that makes beer brewing easy

Yes, it's a cloud-connected beer-making machine. Follow along as beer-making newbie Jon Phillips makes his first ale.

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Taylor Swift takes issue with Apple Music free trial in open letter

Despite her criticism of Apple's handling of royalties during Apple Music's trial period, Swift remains bullish on the service's potential.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Facebook Moments lets you share photos easily

This week's roundup includes several photo-sharing apps, including a new one from an old name: Facebook Moments. Plus: Games, productivity, and more.

The exploding dud: Not liking the Apple Watch doesn’t make it a failure

There's a basic problem with statistics going on here.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Looking for practical and functional? STM’s shoulder bag may be your answer

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes many fashionable leather options, a few keyboard solutions for everyday life, and more traditional but convenient alternatives.

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More Photos Q&A: Imports hanging, what is safe to delete, and sharing to Facebook

Photos is the app that won't stop until it drops. More answers to your questions about working through missing features and potential bugs.

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How Apple should revamp iTunes (for the better this time)

The launch of Apple Music means a new version of iTunes. Dan Moren has some ideas.

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Twitter is testing an easier way to find and buy products

Brands will now have product pages with relevant tweets, pricing info, and a buy button.

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No, Apple won't ban artists from iTunes for opposing Apple Music

Musicians who are waiting for the streaming service's free three-month trial to end before signing on won't be punished, Apple says.

The original iPad mini is gone, but this non-Retina model was past its prime anyway

The iPad mini 2 becomes Apple's cheapest tablet, though you can still get some refurbished deals for less.

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Macaw 1.5.15 review: Promising web design program falls short of its goals

Macaw has the potential to be a powerful, flexible, easy tool for designing sophisticated web sites, yet it remains unfortunately limited in some respects.

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You Should Play: Brickies puts a fresh spin on the brick-breaker

Putting a timer on the classic brick-breaking genre is the shot in the arm it's needed.