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Blocs 2 review: Web design app balances simplicity and sophistication

Blocs 2 keeps the ease and elegance of its original version, but adds plenty of powerful new features.

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Amazon stops offering refunds for after-purchase price drops

Amazon used to give you a refund, upon request, if the retail price dropped shortly after you purchased an item. Those days appear to be over.

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Adobe lights a fire under its free iOS consumer productivity apps with a new rebranding scheme

Three popular creative apps join a new Web app under the Adobe Spark family.

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How to upload a photo from Photos for OS X to a website

A reader wonders how to find images in Photos to upload via a selection dialog.

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Loopback review: An easy way to route your Mac’s audio to your software and devices

If you need to bundle two or more OS X audio sources to pass as input into another program, Rogue Amoeba's Loopback provides a simple, hack-free method.

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Amazon Prime price slashed 25% this weekend to celebrate Golden Globe win

If you want to get a Prime subscription, a good time to buy will be Friday starting at 9 p.m. Pacific.

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Error 451 is the new Ray Bradbury-inspired HTTP code for online censorship

The web has a Ray Bradbury-inspired status code that tells you when content you want to see is blocked due to "legal obstacles."

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Google embraces the dark side with Star Wars themes for YouTube, Chrome, Maps, Android Wear, and more

Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and more all have Star Wars themes letting you show if you've conquered your fear or let hate consume you.

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Twitch kicks off new Creative channel with Bob Ross 'Joy of Painting' marathon

It's not all fun and live-streaming games for Twitch. The new channel will highlight the site's lesser-known, but thriving community of artists seeking an online audience for their work. And what better way to kick it off than to stream all 403 episodes of 'The Joy of Painting' with Bob Ross?

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Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade, a store for artisanal goods

Amazon.com has made a pitch for the handicrafts market occupied by players like Etsy by setting up its own "Handmade at Amazon" store

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Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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How to automatically embed your latest tweet in your Yahoo Mail signature

Want to make your email look a little more hip and social...or something like that? Embed your latest tweet into your email signature on Yahoo Mail.

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Flash's fall from grace continues as Amazon swings ad banhammer

Flash lost its prominence in web video, and now Amazon is refusing to use Adobe's technology in its ads.

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Ad-blocking software is costing websites real money

A new report released Monday says ad blocking will cost online businesses nearly $22 billion worldwide, and it will only get worse in the coming years.

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Yelp adds hospital and health care data to help plan your treatment

Alongside user reviews, the site now shows key survey information such as ER wait times and the quietness of guest rooms.