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Another day, another doom

Developer preview software from competitors is indicative of one thing and one thing only: doom for Apple.

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Wall to wall Apple: How iOS could make its way into your home

Is Apple trying to launch a revolution in the world of home automation? The pieces are slowly falling into piece, says contributor Marco Tabini.

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TV’s odd couple: Set-top partnership could bruise Apple or crisp up Comcast

It's safe to say that Comcast and Apple have very different reputations among their customers. Their rumored TV set-top box could wither or thrive based on whose service culture will prevail.

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Social discovery engine Tappd is 'Apps with Friends'

Endorse your favorite apps so your friends know how smart you are, and find out what they're using too.

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Why the iPhone 6 should take a cue from the new HTC One

To stand out in a sea of 5-inch phones, HTC polished its signature look instead of redesigning from scratch—just like Apple.

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Twitter adds photo-sharing features as Instagram nips at the network's heels

The social network now lets you tag photos and tweet multiple images without using up your 140 precious characters.

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What to look for at Macworld/iWorld 2014

The annual expo for Mac and iOS fans starts on Thursday. Here are a few events and exhibits you don't want to miss.

How Apple created the iPhone

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Software engineer Greg Christie tells the WSJ how a "shockingly small" team, pushed hard by Steve Jobs, designed the first generation of Apple's smartphone

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Podcast: I see Apple rumors through Google glass

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen return to discuss the weeks news (and rumors). This week, Apple/Comcast sitting in a tree, 10 Google Glass Myths, and who can beat Ren's Threes score?

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How to use the iTunes Wish List

In iTunes 11.1.4, the Wish List has become a lot easier to access and use. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Day-O review: Me say day on the Mac's menu bar

Does OS X's lack of an easy-access menu-bar calendar drive you bananas? You can get one for free with Day-O.

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The Week in Mac Apps: A notebook in the cloud

A certain tech giant's cloud note-taking software makes its appearance in this week's Mac app roundup, which also brings you a bit of music, some weather news, and a way to finally wade through that massive collection of photos.

Reading List: This is NPR, iTunes refunds, App Store searches

You can now stream NPR 24 hours a day on iTunes Radio. Elsewhere, Apple is offering refunds for unauthorized in-app purchases, and trying out new App Store search tools.

Worst book club member ever

"We should read this book because the reviews are really bad."

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Free to USB

This week's roundup of Mac accessories includes several devices that aim to take advantage of the power of USB 3.0, along with backpacks, sleeves, and other ways to protect your Apple computer.