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81 million people listened to U2's iTunes giveaway

Maybe the iTunes freebie wasn't a disaster after all! Apple says 'Songs of Innocence' was fully-downloaded 26 million times.

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iCloud two-step verification just added another step: app-specific passwords

As of October 9, 2014, those using two-step verification will have to generate app specific passwords for third-party apps the use iCloud data.

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Facebook rolls out new collage design to put your best photos forward

Instead of having each photo laid out in a uniform grid, photos with the most likes are highlighted and displayed a bit larger.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Functionally trendy

In this week’s round up of new iPhone cases, you’ll find a mashup of the conventional and the functional, accompanied by fashionable colors and gorgeous patterns.

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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