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Why we hate it when our favorite apps get a redesign

Instagram's new redesign is not getting many hearts. Here's the real reason why app makeovers always make us cringe.

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If you don't have anything nice to say: Don’t drag Steve Jobs into it

Jobs liked flashy Apple Stores. Get over it.

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Microsoft Word Flow review: Software keyboard makes iPhone typing fun again

Alternative keyboard for iPhone has a helpful one-handed mode and support for swipe typing.

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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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Jumping the gun: Rumors are not plans

And rumors are no reason to start flipping tables.

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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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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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Fair or fowl? We rank all 16 Angry Birds games

Sixteen?! Rovio's franchise goes under the microscope as it hits the big screen.

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Have Gear, Will Travel: Introducing Macworld's newest column

Intrepid traveler Séamus Bellamy kicks off his column with a quest to learn Spanish using an iPhone app.

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7 Android features from Google I/O that Apple should borrow

Why Cupertino should take a hint from Google's latest updates to Android N and Android Wear, and snag a few features for iOS and watchOS.

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6 Google I/O announcements Apple fans should care about

This week, Google revealed two upcoming apps for iOS, a clever home appliance, plus a VR platform and machine-learning hardware that could give us a hint at what Apple might be working on.

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Zombie services: Apple Pay surprisingly not dead

Apple Pay killer CurrentC, on the other hand, is pretty much dead.

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Does a cellular Apple Watch make sense? That depends on watchOS

An iPhone-free, untethered Apple Watch may be on the horizon, but watchOS will determine if it’s worth the extra monthly bill. Jason Snell explains.