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Apple bumps MacBook Pro processors across the line

The update to the company's professional desktop line brings faster chips to the whole category, and a few more modest changes.

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Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

Instagram is moving to full https encryption but isn't there just yet

Stanford 'holy grail' battery breakthrough could triple gadget battery life

A lithium anode battery could mean less frequent recharging for electronics.

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The Week in iPad Cases: A distinguished teacup

There’s a cup with a monocle in this week’s roundup of new iPad cases, alongside a few cats and some amazing plastic bubbles. And did we mention the monocle-wearing cup?

PDF: What it is, when it’s used, how to convert and edit it

PDFs are everywhere, despite being notoriously difficult to edit. Ever wonder why?

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

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Bose sues Beats over headphone patents

Headphone maker Bose has launched a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Beats Electronics, which Apple recently agreed to acquire in a $3 billion dollar deal.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Fixing a flat

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features lots of gemstone—both real and printed—and a pouch that lies flat whenever you need to fix a flat.

Do the math: Figuring out what Apple's really worth

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The formula is pretty simple: Number of Mac users plus number of iOS users times how much money Apple makes on each one, plus what it's making from all those iTunes accounts, equals a pretty healthy company.

Hot Deals Thursday: Toshiba Core i7 Laptop for just $700, 3TB HDD for only $100, and more

Take a look at LogicBuy's best bargains, including a great deal on a Dell Venue 8 Pro and an iLuv MobiCup speaker for just $20.

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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

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Comixology goes DRM-free on select comics

You won't see the latest Spider-Man or Superman stripped of anti-copying measures, but some independent publishers are going DRM-free.

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You Should Play: Steampunk Tower

You literally defend a tower. A steampunk tower.

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Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been disclosing iPhone user data to third-parties

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Apple still top tablet company, but its grip is loosening

Android and Windows tablet vendors are creeping in on Apple's top spot, IDC said.