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Unlocking Disk Utility’s hidden secrets

Disk Utility has a lot of talents, some less well known than others. Topher Kessler explores some of its more esoteric (though useful) features.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Invisible skins, rugged designs, OLED displays, and LTE connectivity

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features minimal but sturdy protection, solutions that withstand extreme weather, and gadgets that let you quickly access your notifications and improve the reach of your iPad’s signal.

Those who do not study history: Apple devices are usually different

We know the Apple Watch will stink because all current smartwatches stink. QED.

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Tech giants increase offer to $415 million to settle no-poaching case

The judge will decide during a March hearing whether to approve the settlement.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Joining tracks, iOS and Apple Lossless

Kirk McElhearn returns as The iTunes Guy to address questions of joined tracks, high-resolution Apple Lossless files and iOS devices, and the workings of lyrics in iTunes.

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You Should Play: Sunburn has you round up friends in space, and then plunge everyone into a star

Group sacrifice is a noble fate in this lovably bleak oddball gem.

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The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Wireless charging, radiation shields, and lots of storage

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you a variety of protective options—from cool alternatives for the wallet-weary smartphone user, to gadgety cases designed for those who like to explore the latest trends.

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Five apps for hitting the slopes and playing in the snow

If you’re headed to the slopes—or if you live somewhere snowy—use these apps to get more out of your winter adventures.

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How and why you should use a VPN to protect your data's final mile

Virtual private networks (VPNs for hire) are cheap and very easy to use on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

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Tips for maintaining your media for eternity and beyond

Wouldn't it be great to pass down the movie you made of your child's first birthday to her great-great-grandchildren? These tips may make that possible.

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The Week in iOS Apps: The Princess Bride becomes a game

As you wish: The Princess Bride is now an interactive game on the iPhone and iPad. Plus apps for news, getting organized, and more

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B of A boosts Apple Pay with 1.1 million cards enrolled

Bank of America's 800,000 Apple Pay users are a drop in the bucket, but a positive sign for the new service.