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The Week in iOS Apps: Games galore

When the dog days of winter have set in, what to do? How about distract yourself with a good iOS game. This week's roundup is chock full of them.

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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.

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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.

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What Apple’s rumored original TV shows mean for Apple Music

Apple is reportedly taking on Netflix, Amazon, and Spotify with scripted shows and movies.

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Podcast 541: The iPhone turns 10

Susie and Glenn take a chance to reminisce about the iPhone's introduction, a full decade ago.

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How to protect your online conversations with Signal's end-to-end encryption

In a world of snoopers, end-to-end encryption is the only sensible path to take. Apps like Signal and the strategic use of VPNs are a must.

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Macworld’s January Digital Edition: MacBook Pro Reviewed

Macworld's latest digital edition.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: New products unveiled at CES

This week's roundup includes a few new items that made their debut at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

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This time for sure: Are Apple critics finally right?

Probably not based on historical evidence.

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Apple needs to explain why China requested to remove the New York Times app

Has Apple become complicit in China’s censorship of the internet and surveillance of its Chinese users?

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Protecting your data, protecting yourself: A first installment

Suppose you're a dissident. How do you keep your data safe on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, not to mention online? Glenn Fleishman explains, in the first of a series.

Why did Apple remove the NYTimes app in China?

If Apple doesn't stand up to censorship of the internet in China, who will?

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Apple will reportedly launch 3 new iPad models in spring 2017

But the iPad mini won't get a refresh this time around.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Brian Eno's "streaming" music

The experimental musician says of his new app: "I wanted also that this music would unfold differently all the time—‘like sitting by a river.’"

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Google Calendar helps you keep your workout resolution with Fit, Health integration

The update to the Google Calendar app will sync with your favorite fitness app to track and schedule your workouts.

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Apple removes the New York Times app in China following government request

Citing Chinese regulations, Apple has removed the newspaper's iOS apps in mainland China.