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Prevent a hack attack with Twitter’s new two-factor authentication

Twitter on Wednesday rolled out two-factor authentication to step up account security in the wake of several high-profile hackings.

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Hands-on: Flickr gets a stunning new look, but still feels incomplete

After years of languishing mostly unchanged, Flickr—the one-time leader in photo-sharing sites—finally got a major overhaul. Is it enough to get you back? Maybe.

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Yahoo overhauls Flickr with one free terabyte for every user

Yahoo may have just spent more than $1 billion to add Tumblr to its portfolio, but changes to Flickr grabbed much of the focus at a Monday afternoon press briefing.

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Google+ becomes an attractive network still without a niche

Google added a slew of new features to its fledgling social network, Google+, but can any new network compete with the power of Facebook?

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How Google's I/O moves measure up to what Apple offers

At Google I/O, the search giant showed off a slew of updates for developers and customers alike. How do Apple's products and tools stack up?

Google Wallet makes payments possible through Gmail

Google is integrating Gmail with Google Wallet so that users can send payments as a mail attachment, even if the recipient doesn't have a Gmail address.

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Tech Tip: Advanced Google search functions

Searching Google is a quick way to find information, but more advanced functions can help users find more helpful information faster.

Google knocks Facebook down a peg with Google+ overhaul

Google on Wednesday showed off a redesigned Google+ and new Hangouts app to overtake Facebook as the world’s top social network.

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Pretend you’re on the radio with Vobok, the Vine-ish social network for broadcasters

Vobok, a free iOS and Android app, lets you share 30-second sound clips as an audio answer to Vine’s six-second video loops and Twitter’s 140-character written missives.

A last-minute Mother’s Day gift via Twitter to show Mom you didn’t (completely) forget her

A Twitter campaign will let people who forgot about Mother's Day get a professionally painted portrait to give to Mom. Starting Sunday morning, all you have to do is tweet out the "best" reason for forgetting Mother's Day with the hashtag #motherpieces.

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Yahoo recruiting iOS developers to 'radically improve' Flickr

Yahoo's Flickr mobile app may be getting a completely new look in the months to come, as the company seeks to hire multiple iOS engineers to "radically improve" the photo-sharing site's app and attract new users.

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Feed Wrangler joins RSS competition with paid service

Developer David Smith says the annual fee should make the new RSS reading service more responsive to users, because they will actually be customers.

Bitcoins just topped $200 in real money

Virtual currency Bitcoin hits record high and tops $200 for the first time.

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Hotline revisited

Hotline is an online community created int he early days of the Internet. There are a few servers still active, and Benj Edwards shows how you can take part.

Vine moves beyond Twitter with new embed feature

Vine's branching out. Videos made with the trendy Twitter-owned mobile app can now be posted anywhere on the Web.

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