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How to make two-factor authentication less of a pain

Increasingly, online services are requiring two-factor authentication instead of simple old passwords. Too bad that authentication can be such a hassle. Here's how to make it easier.

OS X 10.9.4 update fixes Wi-Fi network issue, includes Safari 7.0.5

The latest revision of Mavericks patches a number of bugs, including one that could prevent Macs from not joining a known Wi-Fi network.

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The best iPhone lens kit: Put a little DSLR on the front of your iPhone

Looking to outfit your iPhone's camera with an external lens or two? Dave Johnson put five lens kits to the test to figure out which one reigned supreme.

iOS 7.1.2 arrives with fixes for iBeacons, mail attachment encryption, more

A relatively small update for Apple's mobile devices patches bugs with a handful of features, and brings some security fixes as well.

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Google quietly announces plan to kill Quickoffice apps after beefing up Drive's editing

With Google's own productivity apps doing almost everything that Quickoffice does, the search giant is retiring its Office-compatible mobile apps.

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iTunes U update will bring course creation, management to iPad

Beginning in July, the iTunes U app for iPad will let teachers create courses right on the device, among other improvements.

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How to sync both ringtones and iTunes Match music

iTunes syncing can be confounding, particularly when some media is from an iTunes library and the other from iTunes Match. Here's a bit of clarity.

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Discounts on iPhones, Macs, and more: What's the deal?

Cheaper Macs and iPods and more frequent discounts on iPhone and iPads are great news for customers. But they also show that Apple more in control of its market than ever.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Three rings to rule them all

This week’s roundup of new iPad protection brings you a pair of pouches that are sure to satisfy every taste and budget, a case that’s pure science fiction, and several ways to bring your office with you when you travel.

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Who is? Apple or those who write about Apple?

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Staff Picks: Sketch a little here and there with Skitch

Need to add a bit of text or an arrow on top of a photo, map, website, or PDF? Check out Evernote's free Skitch app, our iOS Staff Pick of the week.

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New MakerBot app lets you design, modify, and print 3D objects from your iPad

The MakerBot PrintShop app might not technically be the first 3D printing app for the iPad, but it's one specifically designed to make it simple to use with the MakerBot line.

Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor get new updates

Hot on the heels of Apple's announcement that it would be discontinuing pro photography app Aperture, the company has released updates to its other major OS X professional apps.