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The Week in iOS Apps: Top o' the news!

This week's roundup includes two new apps that promise to revolutionize the way you get your headlines.

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Apple's intelligent assistant plans shouldn't just echo the Echo

Opening up Siri would accomplish more than releasing a device like Google Home or Amazon Echo.

Makani energy kite is a smarter wind turbine

Makani's energy kite is an airborne wind turbine that aims to generate more energy using less materials.

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35% off Omron 10 Series Bluetooth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor - Deal Alert

With Bluetooth Smart, you can wirelessly connect to your online dashboard for a digital record of your blood pressure readings. That way it's easier for you to track your progress and take the right steps to manage your heart.

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Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.

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The Roll review: iPhone app takes intelligent charge of your Camera Roll

EyeEm’s free app rates, ranks, and tags your photos so you don’t have to.

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Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets made

Another spate of failed and much-delayed high-profile crowdfunded projects should give pause to potential funders, especially of giant hardware projects.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4

When iTunes is giving you grief, turn to Kirk McElhearn.

The Full Nerd Episode 1: GeForce GTX 1070 and Intel's Skull Canyon NUC

This week Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Alaina Yee poke Intel's new "game-ready" Skull Canyon NUC and ponder GeForce GTX 1070 vs. GTX 1080.

PCWorld Show Episode 18: Microsoft trickery, WinPhone woes, and Twitter upgrades

Jon, Brad and Gordon rage about Microsoft's decision to trick people into upgrading to Windows 10, Twitter tries to make its service usable and Windows Phone dies a little more.

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Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor might be another new Apple TV

Why launch a new product to compete with Echo and Google Home, when you can just slap a speaker and microphone into the Apple TV?

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20% off iDevices iGrill2 Bluetooth Grill Thermometer - Deal Alert

The iGrill2, a Bluetooth Smart meat thermometer, makes grilling and smoking easier, more convenient and a whole lot smarter.

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Patent troll wants Apple to shut down iMessage and FaceTime

After winning a patent case, VirnetX asked the judge to order Apple to stop using technology inside its iOS and Mac chat apps.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Speck's CandyShell Clear, sparkle edition

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases introduces a sparkly version of Speck's classic CandyShell case.

Review: Phantom 4 drone

Computerworld's Mike deAgonia takes a look at the new Phantom 4.

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Apple could have trouble opening Apple Stores in India

The company reportedly won't be exempt from requirements that 30 percent of products be locally sourced.

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How to easily assess, cull, and organize photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Use Lightroom's Pick and Reject flags to find the best pictures and get rid of the worst ones from a photo shoot.

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Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner, owner of HBO and CNN

According to a new report, Eddy Cue proposed bidding for Time Warner, the second largest media company after Disney.

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Celebrity hacker Guccifer's confession gives us all a lesson in security

A Romanian hacker known online as Guccifer pleaded guilty to hacking into 100 email and social media accounts belonging to American citizens, including former high-ranking government officials.