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Get to know the new Google Hangouts for iOS

Google's Hangouts 2.0 app features stickers, looping video messages, and a way to share your location with friends. Wait, haven't we seen these features before?

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Five things you should know about iOS security

Digital keys galore, synchronized hardware encryption, and extreme paranoia are just some of the more exciting ingredients that keep your mobile data safe from prying eyes, whether on your device or in the cloud.

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How to selectively block Internet access

Your kid spends all his time mucking about with his iPod touch when he should be doing his homework. Here's a way to remove one distraction.

Control access to your network

Is your iPod touch-toting child spending too much time on the Internet? Christopher Breen shows you how to carefully control the hours they're able to access your Wi-Fi network.

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Screens is a portal into your Mac

Sometimes there's no replacement for sitting in front of your Mac. Fortunately, Screens exists to bring your Mac to your iOS device.

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Podcast: Bugs! (squashed and otherwise)

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell talk over the Apple news of the week including SSL bug slain, other Apple "oops," Comcast cares, Threes strategy, and apps we like.

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Apple scoops up Burstly, owner of TestFlight beta testing platform

Continuing a spate of purchases over recent months, Apple has acquired Burstly and its TestFlight platform, a beta testing service for iOS developers.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Cleaning LPs and album artwork wanted (and not so)

Kirk McElhearn returns in the guise of iTunes Guy to solve issues of unclean albums, desired album artwork that's gone missing, and album artwork you'd rather not see.

Alternative iOS keyboard now open to all developers

Also, how one scammer got catapulted a game to the top of the App Store charts, and the latest images of Apple's new campus.

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Podcast: Of trolls and Tesla

Dan Moren and Chris Breen talk the news of the week including Stupid Apple Rumors (Tesla Edition), terrible trolls, iPad and Office meetings, and bad news for the makers of Flappy Jacks.

The Macalope Weekly: In theory

The Macalope like theories as much as the mythical creature, maybe more, but come on: It's reality that really matters.

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Lords of Waterdeep brings fantasy and intrigue to iOS

Fans of fantasy, intrigue, and board games have hit the trifecta with the excellent iOS adaptation of Wizards of the Coast's board game.

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Separated at birth: Why Apple won't merge OS X and iOS

Should Apple merge its two flagship operating systems into a single product? Not so fast, says contributor Marco Tabini.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Augmented unreality

This week's roundup includes a trippy new iOS app from Radiohead, offering a musical window into a different world. Also on tap: apps to help you shop, read, and listen to music even better than you already do.

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How to prevent your iOS device from listening in

Increasingly, apps are seeking ways to use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch's microphone. If you're running iOS 7, you can limit their ability to do that.

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iOS apps you should check out now

Our job requires us to try a lot of iOS apps. While sometimes that's a slog, it's worth it to find the few that make us smile. Here are the apps we've been smiling about this month.