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Apple’s Reminders is a data silo that needs to be fixed

Sometimes it’s next to impossible to get data out of an Apple app. It’s our data; we should be able to do what we want with it.

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Confessions of a digital packrat

It’s easy to hold onto each and every piece of digital information that passes through your life. But should you?

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30 must-know secrets and shortcuts for your Apple TV

Tips and tricks to getting the most out of Apple's fourth-gen set-top box.

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro Review

Even with its design quirks, this 15.6-inch notebook is impressive: It packs in a 4K touchscreen display, quad-core CPU, and discrete GPU for just $1,500.

USB-C Explained: Why some devices are 5Gbps and others are 10Gbps

USB-C promises up to 10Gbps data transfer, but the first generation of USB-C devices aren’t as fast as they could be. Here's what to look out for.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Flip It Nite helps you take selfies, but without the dreaded stick

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases features the Flip It Nite, which packs a retractable arm that acts as a selfie stick.

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Apple partners with SAP in new enterprise push

The mobile enterprise got another boost on Thursday with the announcement of a brand-new partnership between Apple and SAP.

Windows 10 File History offers a simple backup solution anyone can do

The File History feature lets you set up an external drive to back up your files automatically. You don’t need any extra software, and it’s very customizable.

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Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve smartwatch control

SkinTrack uses your arm as a touchpad for wearable displays.

Why passwords fail end users

At the 2016 Interop show, Network World got a quick demo of Keeper Security's password management and vault app. The company's CEO, Darren Guccione, also explained why most password methods fail end users, and whether biometrics (beyond the fingerprint) will ever catch on as an authentication method.

Securifi’s Almond 3 connected-home router is now available for pre-order

This 802.11ac router has a ZigBee radio built in, and you can add support for Bluetooth and/or Z-Wave with USB dongles.

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App Store search is failing more than usual with wonky search results

Users on Twitter and Reddit were the first to spot that App Store search was broken Thursday morning. Apple is working on a fix for the issue, which is affecting all users.

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Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users choose their cellular speed limit

Netflix’s data controls come shortly after the company admitted that it had been throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon networks for more than five years. Netflix users can now watch around four hours per gigabyte of cellular data by dialing down video quality.

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Piping those dreams: Android wins it all

It's only a matter of time.

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Apple patches vulnerable OS X Git version that put developers at risk

Apple has released a new version of its Xcode development tool in order to patch two critical vulnerabilities in the Git source code management client.

50% off Anker Portable Charger PowerCore - Deal Alert

This charger weighs as little as a can of soup, yet charges the iPhone 6s seven times, the Galaxy S6 five times or the iPad mini 4 twice. Averages 5 out of 5 stars and currently discounted 50% on Amazon.

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Look to the iPad for Apple Watch comparisons

The Apple Watch is unlikely to follow an iPhone-like sales trajectory—it looks like we have another iPad on our hands instead.

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How to upload a photo from Photos for OS X to a website

A reader wonders how to find images in Photos to upload via a selection dialog.

The power of OS X’s menu bar

It’s always there and it’s often overlooked, but the menu bar is a very useful part of the Mac operating system.