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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

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Headphones buyers guide: Which type delivers the best balance of great sound, isolation, and comfortable fit?

In the ear, over the ear, or on the ear: We examine three headphone types and name the the best for music lovers.

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Cola Messenger review: Bubbles put the fizz back in SMS text messaging

Makes texting more productive with interactive “bubbles” to help schedule get-togethers, make to-do lists, vote on quick polls, and more.

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33% off Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Deal Alert

Enjoy premium bluetooth wireless Music and a lifetime warranty against sweat, at a significantly discounted price of just $120.

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Should two-factor authentication let me verify via a single device?

A reader wonders if something's wrong, because Apple's second-factor system lets him approve a connection from a seemingly odd place.

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Apple’s Touch ID rules may be designed to protect human rights

Apple’s addition of a new Touch ID restriction could be about prodding people's memories, or it could be another protection for people without legal protections.

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5 travel backpacks designed to carry your MacBook

It's the start of summer travel season, and you don't have to leave your laptop behind.

Reviewed: Dell XPS 13 Gold Edition

Gold-colored tech might be the latest trend, but this edition of Dell's popular notebook also features some very nice hardware.

Add accents, symbols and more with Alt codes for special characters

Pressing the Alt key and a number code gives you access to hundreds of special characters from currency to copyright symbols, to linguistic characters and tiny graphics like snowmen and smiley faces. Here's how they work.

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Jumping the gun: Rumors are not plans

And rumors are no reason to start flipping tables.

Behind the scenes at Google I/O 2016

Wonder what it's like when Google hosts its annual developer's conference outside? Let us show you.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Space, Spaces and more

This week's roundup includes two similarly named apps that have very different functions.

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Dragon Anywhere review: Much more powerful than Siri dictation

Even though Dragon Anywhere can only take dictation inside its own app, it works better than Siri, especially for long chunks of text.

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BMW will finally integrate CarPlay later this year

BMW X5 M and X6 M models to come with CarPlay support by the end of 2016.

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OS X 10.12 may let you unlock a Mac using Touch ID on an iPhone

Instead of typing in a password, just whip out your iPhone and use your fingerprint.

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Here's hoping Google's new messaging apps aren't just two more silos

Allo and Duo sound cool, and we're glad they're coming to iOS. But how many more closed messaging systems does the world need?

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91% off Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server Certification Bundle - Deal Alert

Qualify for a Database Developer Position with Certified SQL Mastery.