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Nine fun ways to stop summer brain drain

On the brink of the lazy days of summer, what’s a parent to do? Here are nine ways to use your Mac and iOS devices to keep your kids sharp during the summer.

Google fuels local search with Zagat reviews

Google on Wednesday unveiled a tool that promises to make it easier for people on the run to find the perfect restaurant.

Avoiding summer brain drain

Does your child forget a large hunk of what he or she learned the previous school year? Scholle Sawyer-McFarland and Roman Loyola join podcast host Chris Breen to discuss ways to retain a child's learning over the summer holidays.

TechHive: Busking in the age of the Internet

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On TechHive, Chris Breen experiments with Internet busking and writes about his experiences.

Lawmakers call on feds to reopen investigation into Google Wi-Fi spying

Two U.S. lawmakers have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into Google's snooping on Wi-Fi networks in 2010 after recent questions about the company's level of cooperation with federal inquiries.

Diet Coda for iPad

If you work on websites and want the ability to update them from your iPad, there’s no app better suited to that purpose than Panic's mobile code editor.

Coda 2 dramatically improves an already very good code editor

Coda 2 adds a slew of powerful features, many of which felt like they were missing from its predecessor. While the original Coda was simply good, Coda 2 is great.

Yahoo Axis syncs browsing between iOS and desktop

Yahoo plans to unveil Axis, a free browser extension and iOS app for syncing your Web browsing between devices.

The expert's guide to Instapaper

Marco Arment's Instapaper service-and-app is a great way to save Web articles for later reading on your iPad. If you haven't tried it, here's a quick guide to getting started. And if you already use it, here are some tips for getting more out of it.

Remains of the Day: Rainbow connection

Apple is greener than Kermit the Frog, Robbie Bach is cuddlier than Mr. Snuffleupagus, but John Boehner just reminds me of Bert.

Google to incorporate 'knowledge graph' into search results

Google will begin in the next few days to incorporate the "knowledge graph" it has been building for two years into its search results.

With another CEO out, Yahoo's turnaround stalled

For the second time in eight months, Yahoo is without a permanent CEO. The latest development is bringing more trouble for a company struggling to regain its stature in the industry.

Scott Thompson out as Yahoo CEO

Embattled Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who led the company for just four months, has left the company.

Weekly Wrap: Mac tips and tricks, cool new accessories, and plenty more

There are only so many hours in the day—at last count, approximately 20 or so. If you didn’t find time to read all of our articles this past week, we can help. As ever, the Weekly Wrap is here to point you towards some of our most interesting stories you might have missed.

Kickstarter and the future of creative crowdfunding

Kickstarter offers a venue for creative entrepreneurs and small manufacturers to create innovative products that may not have otherwise seen funding. Here's a look at what makes the service so successful, and where it might go in the future.