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Oyen Digital Shadow Mini review: a $600 1TB portable SSD that's a great deal

The Shadow Mini might cost a lot less than other 1TB portable solid-state drives out there, yet performance is fantastic.

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5 unexpectedly useful apps

You probably didn't know you needed a color-coded goal manager or a dedicated email tracker. But once you try these apps, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

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Apple bumps MacBook Pro processors across the line

The update to the company's professional laptop line brings faster chips to the whole category, and a few more modest changes.

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Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

Instagram is moving to full https encryption but isn't there just yet

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Why sapphire iPhone screens could be Apple's next big thing

Rumors have it that the next iPhone will be equipped with a sapphire screen. That's a far cry from the original iPod, in which plastic reigned supreme.

Stanford 'holy grail' battery breakthrough could triple gadget battery life

A lithium anode battery could mean less frequent recharging for electronics.

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Folder Tidy review: End the chaos of your unorganized Mac files

Folder Tidy works by organizing your files into folders, based on rules you define.

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Amazon Fire Phone review: Give this Fire time to grow

Amazon's superfans will love it already, but in a few more iterations, it could make Amazon superfans of us all.

on techhive.com

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How to automatically add movies to your Mac media server

Do you rip movies on one Mac and copy them to another? Chris Breen offers a shortcut to get around tedious file- and screen-sharing.

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Photoshop CC 2014 review: Image editor gets new time-saving features

Even after all these years, Adobe continues to add new features to its venerable image and photo editor that make it easier to get your work done.

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Staff Picks: Revolution 60 is the most ambitious iOS game you'll play this year

If you're a fan of great stories and interactive iOS games, you absolutely need to pick up Giant Spacekat's new game Revolution 60.

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LogViewer for Time Machine review: Find Time Machine info in OS X system logs

When Time Machine goes awry, OS X's system logs record what went wrong. LogViewer makes it easier to find that info in the log.

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Why you should care about CloudKit

Coming with iOS and Yosemite, CloudKit will make massive-scale data synchronization easy and inexpensive, opening the door for a whole new class of apps.