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The Week in Mac Apps: Touch Bar-ready apps for your new MacBook Pro

With the new MacBook Pros now at an Apple store near you, this week’s roundup of Mac apps brings you plenty of Touch Bar-compatible releases, for everything from security to utilities.

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When you assume: Judging Apple’s unannounced products

All future Apple products come pre-failed.

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Athentech Perfect Eyes and Perfect Skin review: Click your way to perfect portraits

Add a professional touch to your photographs.

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How to install an app in macOS Sierra that’s not signed by a developer

Sierra makes a small change in launching less-validated software, but it's still there.

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Heads up: Apple is smart to pursue augmented reality

Whether it's for a smartphone application like Camera, or even part of Project Titan, there are plenty of reasons for Apple to pursue AR.

Best Gifts Under $25

Awesome tech gifts that cost $25 or less

Tech gifts don't have to break the bank. We've assembled our favorite picks for under $25 that will improve life for your nearest and dearest.

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Streaming-box app comparison: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Android TV

It doesn't matter how cheap or how powerful a media box might be if you can't stream the programming you want. Here's how the major players compare.

Interview: Karen Walker, CMO, Cisco

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Karen Walker, CMO of Cisco, sat down for a three-part IDG CMO Perspectives series with Josh London, IDG’s CMO, to share her thoughts on marketing at Cisco. In Part 1, Karen and Josh discuss the art and science of marketing, the CMO’s evolving role and predictive marketing, among other things.

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NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2016 season

Watching sports without a big cable TV bundle has gotten a lot easier in the last year; NFL games are no exception.

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46% off VIAIR 85P Portable Air Compressor - Deal Alert

The Viair 85P is a small 12-volt portable air compressor with a built-in LED work light, that you power from your vehicle's cigarette lighter power port. It features a 10-foot cord and a max working pressure of 60psi. Currently discounted 46% off its list price.

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39% off LOOP International Travel Plug with USB Charging and Power Bank - Deal Alert

Get charged and powered-up in over 150 countries with this highly rated all-in-one travel gadget, currently discounted 39% to just $24.45.

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Podcast 534: The Mac book that isn't a computer

Apple's new design book—and its attitude lately—are pretty annoying, but Susie's still really into the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

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MacBook Pro teardown reveals pointless speaker grilles and hard-to-replace Touch Bar

The folks at iFixit got their hands on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and here are all the surprises they uncovered during their teardown.

The State of Solar 2017

Solar and other forms of renewable energy are the fastest growing energy sources in the U.S. As a result, renewable energy is expected to supply 80% of U.S. electricity by 2050.

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Google's Allo gets Fantastic Beasts stickers, background themes, and emoji suggestions

Google's cross-platform chat app is continues to improve in its bid to lure users from other services.

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Google Translate is tapping into neural networks for smarter language learning

Google says that it can translate entire sentences at once, which is far more accurate than just tackling one word at a time.

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29% off Hubsan X4 RC Quad Copter with Camera - Deal Alert

For the currently discounted price of just $37, the X4 from Hubsan is a pretty respectable quadcopter. It's extremely easy to fly, with a 6-axis flight control system and adjustable gyro sensitivity. It features a camera as well. Perfect for a beginner, but fun for the expert as well.