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Podcast: The rise of the revolting retailers

Chris Breen and Susie Ochs talk CVS vs Apple Pay, new iPads, iTunes 12, and declining music sales.

The paradox: Perpetual 'loser' Apple somehow keeps winning

People love Apple Pay. So it must be destroyed.

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Apple Pay activated 1 million times in first three days

Consumers appear enthusiastic about Apple's new payment system.

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Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba on Apple Pay

Alibaba's Jack Ma also said he was interested in a partnership with Apple

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iStat Menus 5 provides more system information in a prettier package

If you routinely dig into the Utilities folder to learn about what's occupying your Mac's time, save yourself the trouble and purchase iStat Menus 5.

What to do when you're about to run out of broadband data

A meticulous backup strategy actually backfired on Joe Kissell recently, eating up half of his family's monthly bandwidth in just a week. Here's how he coped—brother, can you spare a byte?

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How CVS and Rite Aid’s wrongheaded war against Apple benefits Walgreens

The drugstore chains are betting on a competing mobile payments app that isn't even here yet.

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Fitbit gets fancier with Charge activity trackers, fitness-focused Surge 'super watch'

The fitness tracking heavyweight resists the race to the bottom with three new devices, including one with smartwatch features.

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How to transfer data from your old computer to a new Yosemite Mac

A friend of a friend attempted to pull the hard drive from an old Mac and connect it to a new one with poor results. Chris Breen suggests a tried and true method.

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How to use iCloud Drive

With Yosemite and iOS 8 Apple has loosened the shackles on iCloud storage. Here's how to put it to use on your Yosemite-running Mac, iOS 8 device, and the web.

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Away from home? Here's how to access your Mac remotely

Topher Kessler details the many ways you can access the data on a remote Mac from across the street or across the globe.

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CVS disables NFC terminals, stops accepting Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Reports indicate that the company is working with other retailers on a separate mobile payment system due next year.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Keyboards, exotic designs, and protection for every season

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings an array of options for your tablet, from multi-function wonders to simpler but efficient designs.