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Watch the web get hacked in real time on this mesmerizing map

This is what hack attacks look like: A real-time map of worldwide activity drives home the scope of security threats far more vividly than mere words ever could.

on pcworld.com

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Podcast: Lightning strikes once

Chris Breen is joined by Dans Frakes and Moren to talk about the ubiquity of Dropbox, the next Apple TV, and Lightning-struck headphones.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Better batteries

This week's roundup of new iOS gear includes several new ways of powering up your iOS device when a power plug isn't nearby.

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Understanding the limitations of a Mac's microphone

A Mac's internal mic is fine for FaceTime and other light audio chores, but not something you want to record your musical performances. Chris Breen discusses options.

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Netgear's Nighthawk X6 router packs 6 antennas, 3 Wi-Fi radios, and 802.11ac

Asus was first to announce, but it looks like Netgear will be first to market.

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Why Apple really cares about your privacy

If you read between the lines of Apple's recent announcements, you'll find that the company is turning user privacy into a key competitive advantage.

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Beyond the basics: OS X's advanced printer tools

You probably know how to set up a printer in System Preferences. But did you know about OS X's other powerful options for configuring and managing printers?

Anova Precision Cooker makes sous vide cooking a snap

Even if you've never head of sous vide before, you'll like how easy the Anova is to use and how delicious its recipes are.

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120 Sports is the sports network designed for your phone, no TV required

You don’t need a cable subscription to watch live-streamed sports content.

on techhive.com

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Watch an ad, see a show with Amazon's Instant Video update

The iOS app now lets you watch the first episode of selected programs -- including HBO shows recently add to Amazon Prime -- if you're willing to sit through commercials.

on techhive.com

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Sunrise for iOS and Android is the ultimate Google Calendar companion

Sunrise supports multiple Google calendars, gives you Google Maps directions to events, and has a handy “quick add” feature. Plus, it looks spectacular on your phone.

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App Invasion: Sunrise for iOS and Android is the ultimate Google Calendar companion

Sunrise supports multiple Google calendars, uses Google Maps’ data to direct you to events, and supports a handy “quick add” feature for Google Calendars. Plus, it looks spectacular on your phone.

Reading List: News to me

Apple's rolled out more channels on the Apple TV, Angela Ahrendts posts to Linked In, and more.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Ear to the ground

This week's roundup brings you apps that test and train your musical instincts, help you track your memories, and bring order to your life.

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Who would you turn to for analysis on how Amazon's Fire Phone affects Apple? Just guess.