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Save 40% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug - Deal Alert

Turn On/Off Your Electronics From Anywhere. Works with Alexa as well. 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon from 250 reviewers.

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Europe charges Google over Android licensing conditions

The European Commission has alleged demands by Google on phone makers regarding its Android operating system are anti-competitive.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Map your photos with the new and improved HoudahGeo 5

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps shows off an updated version of HoudahGeo 5, a tool for geo-tagging your photos. Plus, apps for creating desktop backgrounds, crossword puzzles, and more.

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68% off Amir 3 in 1 Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit - Deal Alert

The kit fits most cell phone models and includes fisheye, macro and super wide angle lenses. High quality and professional looking pictures from your cell phone's camera, for just $12.88 with this 68% off deal.

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Podcast 504: New MacBooks and WWDC 2016 dates

Well, newish MacBooks anyway. They aren't dramatically different than last year's first-gen model—which Glenn still has high praise for.

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Apple to pay $24.9 million to settle Siri patent lawsuit

Apple has agreed to pay $24.9 million to a patent holding company to resolve a 5-year-old lawsuit accusing the tech giant's Siri digital assistant of infringing one of its patents.

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Chatbots land on Skype's Mac client and web app

Now you can chat with Skype's bots on more platforms including Macs and the web version.

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Europe files antitrust charges against Google over Android's licensing requirements

The European Commission on Wednesday made new antitrust charges against Google, alleging that the company foisted its search application and the Chrome browser on Android smartphones makers as a condition to license its other apps and services.

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Apple should give customers free iCloud space to match their devices

The newly refreshed MacBook has fixed storage that tops out at 512GB. Some Mac laptops even start at 128GB! That just isn't enough, and we think the answer is in the cloud.

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Anker USB-C Dock review: The right combo of ports, but a USB power problem for drives

Anker's dock offer 4K HDMI, pass-through power, and two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, but has limits worth noting on its USB power.

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How to rediscover music using iTunes Genius Playlists

Learn to create a Genius Playlist and break free from your musical rut.

Enterprise showdown: Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S vs. Microsoft's Surface Pro 4

CIO.com's Sarah White compares two of today's top of the line tablets that are designed to replace your laptop. Do they fit the bill?

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Looking for common ground in Apple vs. the FBI

In today's congressional subcommittee hearing, Apple and the FBI highlighted the ways they do work together already, but couldn't agree on a path forward.

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70% off Pop-Tech Magnetic Cell Phone Dashboard Mount - Deal Alert

A powerful magnet, mounted on a 360-degree rotatable steel ball, holds your phone safely in place as you drive. This device is compatible with any iOS or Android phone, averages 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and is currently discounted 70%.

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Lawmakers call for middle ground on law enforcement access to encryption

Technology vendors and law enforcement agencies need to look for a compromise that allows police to gain access to encrypted devices during criminal investigations, some lawmakers urged.

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Outdated Git version in OS X puts developers at risk

The OS X command line developer tools include an old version of the Git source code management system that exposes Mac users to remote code execution attacks.