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Private I: The App Store's weaknesses and problems already solved

Last week, an academic paper revealed a number of specific flaws in intra-application communication and shared resources for the Mac and iOS App Stores. We review what's already been fixed.

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QuarkXPress 2015 review: Chock full of new features requested by you

The new version of Quark's venerable design tool is a must-have upgrade for current users.

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Henge Vertical Dock review: Your Mac laptop stands tall

Instead of fussing with your connectors when you need to take your laptop, all you need to do is slide it out of the Vertical Dock.

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After photo leak, North Korea said to block Instagram

Fire at iconic hotel could be trigger for the country's first known Internet filter.

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Apple Music’s potential is bigger than even Taylor Swift can see

It's good that Swift's open letter helped Apple see the folly of asking artists to go without royalties for three months. But Apple Music could pay larger dividends.

Got a bad 3TB hard drive in your iMac? Apple will replace it

Apple's iMac (27-inch) 3TB Hard Drive Replacement Program allows iMac owners to get a new 3TB hard drive

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Your gold iPhone was designed with Chinese buyers in mind

Apple is laser-focused on China, so design details like color palette are key.

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How Taylor Swift convinced Apple to switch gears on music streaming

America's pop princess decided to withhold her latest album from Apple Music over royalty payments.

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Mikme microphone promises studio quality sound in a tiny package

A portable, wireless mic records to your iPhone or iPad, designed for podcasting, interviews, and music.

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Tweetbot 2 review: Twitter Mac app has a crisper design but is a work in progress

This overhaul to Tweetbot for OS X brings improvements, but also some horsiness. A minor upgrade is needed.

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PicoBrew Zymatic review: Making great craft beer in a cloud-connected appliance

It doesn't make beer on demand, but the Zymatic does remove friction from home brewing by grabbing recipes online, and automating complex steps.

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PicoBrew Zymatic: Meet the smart appliance that makes beer brewing easy

Yes, it's a cloud-connected beer-making machine. Follow along as beer-making newbie Jon Phillips makes his first ale.

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Taylor Swift takes issue with Apple Music free trial in open letter

Despite her criticism of Apple's handling of royalties during Apple Music's trial period, Swift remains bullish on the service's potential.