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Why Apple should relax its App Store rules

Apple's ecosystem has been successful, in part, by adapting its rules to the evolving needs of its users--but the pace of change has slowed, and problems are starting to pile up again.

Spark Digital microphone review: Cool mic hampered by ungainly stand

Blue Microphones' Spark Digital microphone captures sound well and supports both computer and iOS recording. But its stand makes it more difficult to work with than it should be.

Congratulations! You just won Black Friday with these 11 awesome tips

Don't venture into the jungle of holiday shopping unarmed. Boost your chances of success with these essential Black Friday apps and shopping tips.

SkyDrive now auto-uploads photos from iOS devices

Although iOS users may want to store their photos within Apple's iCloud, Microsoft now gives them the option of autouploading them to SkyDrive.

High fidelity: How to get lossless and high-res audio on iOS devices

Do you have FLAC files you want to enjoy on your iPhone or iPod touch? With the right software, you can play stuff that Apple's built-in Music app can't.

How to downgrade your AirPort device's firmware

Has your AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule become uncooperative since applying a firmware update? Here's how to easily return it to the previous working version.

Gmail iOS app gets better navigation, message handling on iPads

Now, when holding the iPad in landscape mode, the Gmail app displays a new vertical navigation bar in the left side of the screen.

Apple releases iOS 7.0.4 to fix FaceTime problem

The latest update to iOS 7 offers the normal unspecified bug fixes and improvements, but also addresses a specific problem with failing FaceTime calls.

Pocket 5.0's dynamic story prioritization feature is a real Highlight

Read-it-later service Pocket now sorts your stories by length and popularity, making it easier to power through your reading list.

Sprite Kit, GLKit, and Scene Kit: How Apple is shaping game development

Despite a seemingly endless stream of great games hitting iOS and OS X, the folks from Cupertino keep pushing new technologies into their operating systems to make game development even easier.

GarageBand 2.0 for iOS review: More tracks, a few tweaks

GarageBand 1.0 for iOS was great. Version 2.0 is even better, thanks to several strategic improvements.

Toca Mini review: Kids can make cute digital people

The latest from Toca Boca lets kids create digital characters on the iPad or iPhone.

Vox technica: How Siri gets its voice

Thanks to some journalistic sleuthing, we now know the name of the actor whose voice was used as the basis for the speech of Apple's digital assistant. Marco Tabini consults with industry experts to find out how a person's voice becomes Siri's persona.

Why iOS 7's auto-updating apps aren't always great

iOS 7 can download app updates in the background without your having to lift a finger. Sometimes, however, selectivity trumps convenience.

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Make iPhone actions easier with Launch Center Pro

Launch Center Pro helps you get more out of, and do stuff more efficiently with, your iPhone or iPod touch. This week's video shows you how.