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The Week in iOS Apps: Tweetbot, Snapchat, Hangouts get big upgrades

This week's roundup of iOS includes fresh upgrades for some of your favorite apps—plus a few new apps for those of you impressed by novelty.

Apple needs a television advocate

Music is in Apple's DNA, but what about TV?

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from June 2015

Her Story, LEGO Jurassic World, and You Must Build a Boat were some of June's best Mac games.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Optrix's Body Glove Pro is a must for underwater photography

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a carabiner case from Beeline, classic styles from Case-Mate, Incipio, and Incase, and much more.

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Make the most of your Mac by adding NAS

Pair your Mac with NAS to save time and reduce stress through easier downloads, improved organization, smoother backups, and more.

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How Instagram spots a trend

Instagram relies on simple automated analysis of hashtags to understand the hot topics among its users

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iOS 8.4 nixes Home Sharing for music, at least for now

iTunes users no longer have a free, built-in way to stream their songs from a Mac to iPhones and iPads.

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Why you might not want to upgrade to iTunes 12.2

If you're meticulous about your music library, you should seriously consider not upgrading to iTunes 12.2 until the quirks are fixed.

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How iTunes Match and Apple Music work together

Don't understand how iTunes Match, Apple Music, and iCloud Music Library work together? Here are the differences of these music services from Apple.

For the ultimate home cinema, start with NAS

Great home theater is about more than just the biggest, smartest TV and the most sophisticated sound system.

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Prince shakes up streaming by pulling music from Spotify, Rdio, and Deezer

The Purple One's Apple Music absence now makes sense.

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Sony's new whole-home speakers combine Google Cast and Apple AirPlay

Can't decide on the best way to send audio from your phone to your sound system? Now you don't have to.

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After Uber ruling, pressure mounts to reclassify contractors as employees

New suits claim the contract workers are in effect employees

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Private I: Hijacked DNS puts iOS virtual private networks at slight risk

A new research paper revealed a method of fooling a VPN that two iOS developers found applies to iOS. The scope is critical, but it should be hard to exploit.

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Apple Watch and fitness: A couch potato's perspective

Can wearable technology really help exercise haters get off the couch?