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Snapchat just got way easier to use thanks to a new search bar

Confused by Snapchat? This app update is designed to simplify snapping.

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How to browse privately and avoid persistent tracking on a Mac, iPhone, and iPad

All browsers let you go incognito when you want to prevent leaving virtual footprints. On the Mac, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome have private browsing, and Safari offers this on iOS too.

The INU is a high-end scooter for the stylish urbanite

INU is an electric, luxury scooter that's intended for a young generation of urban working professionals.

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WhatsApp vulnerability could expose messages to prying eyes, report claims

A vulnerability in the popular messaging service WhatsApp could allow Facebook to read supposedly encrypted messages.

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Google's adding native Chrome support for FLAC lossless audio files

Google's Chrome browser will be able to play FLAC files by the end of January—as will Firefox.

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No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve, so you’re confident you’ll get your maximum refund. Discounted 34% right now only on Amazon.

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Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

An appeals court has ruled that Apple must face antitrust charges in a lawsuit that alleges that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps.

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Nintendo Switch console details revealed: launch date, price, games, paid multiplayer, and more

The Nintendo Switch will launch in March for a reasonable price, but it basically looks like a Nintendo console with Nintendo games.

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How to encrypt a bootable clone in macOS

A reader wants to protect the bootable clone he makes of his startup volume just as effectively.

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Why Apple is making its original TV content push now

Who needs a new Mac Pro when you can have Carpool Karaoke?

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Sonos needs voice control, and not just Alexa

Jason Snell's current favorite speaker needs to take steps to avoid becoming as obsolete as his last favorite speaker.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Buying music from Apple Music, ripping noisy CDs, file names

Searching for answers to iTunes and Apple Music? Ask The iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn.

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43% off YETI Rambler 64oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Bottle with Cap - Deal Alert

With double-wall vacuum insulation, these over-engineered drink holders keep your favorite beverage as cold -- or hot -- as science allows.

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Consumer Reports updates its MacBook Pro review with a recommendation

After retesting with a bug fix, the new MacBook Pro is now “well within the recommended range in Consumer Reports ratings.”

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30% off Withings Thermo Wireless Smart Thermometer - Deal Alert

An exceedingly simple scan across the forehead and 16 infrared sensors take over 4,000 measurements to find the hottest point. It requires no contact with the skin, unlike traditional methods, making Thermo is the most sanitary way to take anyone’s temperature. Readings appear on the device and sync to your smartphone.

Security Sessions: Will security budgets go up in 2017?

In the latest episode of Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-Chief Joan Goodchild chats with CSO Publisher Bob Bragdon about recent research around IT budgets, and how much of the budgets are allocated towards security. They also discuss where the money is going, how much is flowing to automation and whether the CSO (or CISO) can get the attention of the board to get more money for security projects.

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Now you can summon an Uber ride without leaving Google Maps

A new update to Google Maps tightens the integration with Uber by letting you book and track rides right in the app.