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Clockwise Podcast: Mac at 30, iPod's dying days, Google's home invasion

The Mac turns 30 -- can it survive to 40? The iPod's sales figure suggest an iconic product that's about to pass into the great beyond. And Google's purchase of Nest brings up lots of questions about what Google's really up to.

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GetGlue, reborn as TVTag, makes a second-screen grab

Another TV app is competing for your eyeballs, but this one could actually give Twitter a run for its money.

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Vine's 1st birthday: 3 features the app needs before it turns 2

Vine took the world by storm in 2013, but it needs to innovate or risk boring users before its 2nd birthday.

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Poor security still haunts Snapchat

The messaging app beloved by teens is struggling to plug the holes in its privacy measures.

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Tame your Twitter feed

Overwhelmed by your Twitter feed? Before you unfollow everyone, try organizing your feed with lists.

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Facebook focuses on conversation quality with Branch buy

The world’s largest social network wants to improve the content you see in your News Feed, and that includes discussions.

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Vine's new website makes its 6-second videos more time-sucking than ever

Twitter's social video app Vine now offers Web profiles and video feeds for easier access.

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From Twitter to Tinder: Social media's biggest hits and misses of 2013

Just because social media is having a major moment doesn't mean every social startup is a success.

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Snapchat's Replay gives snaps a second viewing

An iOS update to America's favorite disappearing message app added a few new features.

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Happy holidays, Vine users: Get your vanity URLs on Friday

Vine is opening up vanity URL registration, first for verified Twitter users then for the world, starting Dec. 20.

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Clockwise Podcast: 2014 anticipation, 2013 favorites, and a blue Power Mac

As the year ends, our podcast panel looks forward to the tech of 2014 and imagines our 2003 selves reacting to 2013 tech. Plus Apple's new Mac Pro, Facebook's video ads, and where we'll be celebrating New Year's Eve.

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Facebook Status: Miserable

Are your Facebook status updates driving your friends to drink? Probably. Here are 10 social networking no-nos.

Facebook’s auto-playing video ads may be a tough sell to users

Scroll and you might miss it: a video ad in your News Feed.

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Promoted Accounts land in mobile Twitter timelines

If you're tweeting on the go, get ready to see more ads. Promoted Accounts are moving from desktop-only to smartphone-ready.

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How to permanently delete your Facebook account

If, like our reader, you find Facebook just too creepy, there's a way out. Chris Breen explains.

Blocked! User outrage spurs Twitter to reverse policy change

Twitter on Thursday faced a wave of backlash after it changed its blocking policies. The company quickly backtracked.

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