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How Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp coexist under Facebook

Could the three apps one day control how you communicate?

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Private I: Trust and verify for network certificate roots

Google spotted an unauthorized use of a certificate that validates a web site’s identity, and that’s a good thing.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors take a crack at designing cases

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you stunning designs from the runway, plus ultra-protective cases from OtterBox and Lifeproof.

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Twitter launches Periscope, a Meerkat-like live video streaming app

iPhone users got another app on Thursday to help them share live video streams after Meerkat launched several weeks ago. This time Twitter is getting into the game with Periscope.

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Cameramakers missed the Wi-Fi bandwagon on the road to obsolescence

The companies that make standalone cameras thought quality would win over sharing.

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Choosing the right launcher for your Mac

Keyboard-based launching utilities can be a real time saver, once you get the hang of them. Here's how four popular options (Launchbar, Alfred, Butler, and Quicksilver) stack up.

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How Facebook Messenger will help you discover new apps

Messenger not only helps you find integrated apps, but also give you a reason to actually use the apps Facebook told you to install.

The anti-Beatitudes: Calling Apple a religion

It's time once again to get some of that old-time religion.

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Accell’s PowerGenius review: The outlets rotate so that none get blocked

This is one of the best solutions to the problem of power adapters blocking adjacent outlets on a power strip that we’ve seen.

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Killing the cable bundle won't destroy television

The misguided shrieks of cable apologists are growing louder as better alternatives emerge.

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Facebook's Video API lets brands push more and more video into your News Feed

Brands can post just to their Pages but not to News Feed, and target their videos to users based on gender, age, and location—but only if they use Facebook's newly updated Video API.

Top 3 biggest Facebook changes from F8

Here are 3 of the biggest changes to Facebook from the F8 conference.

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How Messenger chats factor into what you see in Facebook's News Feed

Engineers shed light on Facebook's ranking algorithm during a talk at F8.

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Podcast: The Apple TV is a rumor to watch

Glenn and Susie, dedicated cord-cutters both, discuss what they'd like in a new Apple TV, both the hardware and the rumored streaming service. Plus we dip into Nintendo's move to mobile and what's up with iOS 8.3.