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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Speck introduces all new designs for the CandyShell Inked

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a folio option from iLuv, an upgraded Aegis from Trident, and much more.

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Lyft's new perks for drivers prove it's the kinder, gentler car-hailing app

Happier drivers might mean better service for Lyft users.

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El Capitan beta code hints at new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2

Apple could launch new accessories alongside the new 4K 21.5-inch iMac model.

Microsoft Surface Book, EU Safe Harbor, Twitter CEO - The Wrap

Microsoft's Surface Book turns heads, EU invalidates Safe Harbor and Jack Dorsey is Twitter's new CEO. Follow host Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb.


Firefox-maker Mozilla devises three laws for responsible ad blocking

Firefox is proposing a set of guidelines that will guide the Firefox maker's actions when it comes to content blocking.

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Burner adds IFTTT-like recipes for your throwaway phone numbers

This iOS app makes your phone number smarter with Evernote, Slack, Soundcloud, and Dropbox integration.


Amazon may create a live TV service of its own

With an Apple streaming TV service rumored for next year, it never hurts to be prepared.

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Wacom's Bamboo Spark elegantly digitizes handwritten notes, drawings

If you still like sketching and writing by hand, but also want quick digital backups of your notes, you'll find a friend in Wacom's new Bamboo Spark.

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Facebook 'Reactions' test adds six emojis to the Like button

Don't call it a Dislike button, but Facebook is taking a new approach to the Like button with a system allowing you to express empathy.

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Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade, a store for artisanal goods 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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Learning to love the iPad Air 2

After being an iPad mini fan for years, Jason Snell is now leaning towards the iPad Air 2. Here's why.

Wearable ring sports tiny trackpad

When worn on your finger the ring connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and offers gesture controls of apps.


The Week in iOS Accessories: Kensington devices feature versatility

This week's roundup of accessories includes two new devices from Kensington that prize versatility above nearly all as chief virtues. Read on!

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Podcast 477: Hello iPhone, good-bye Watch

Glenn sold his Apple Watch, and Susie bought a new iPhone. Time to talk about what a weird process that's becoming. Elsewhere, Amazon and Microsoft mess up, and content blocking gets messy.


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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Meet Beats Pill+, the first Beats speaker made under Apple

The $229 Bluetooth speaker goes on sale in November with better sound and a Lightning charger.