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Comic-Con: iPads are mainstream, but there's still digital drama

At Comic-Con, the existence of the iPad is no longer a big deal. But that's not to say there isn't still drama going on regarding digital comics.

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iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling, and scrambles voice calls placed via the iPhone.

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In a flash, Instagram launches Bolt in select countries

Singapore, New Zealand, and South Africa received Instagram's new messaging app before anyone else.

on techhive.com

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Two Apple acquisitions aim to help improve book, radio recommendations

The company acquired services BookLamp and Swell, both of which focus on analyzing and recommending different kinds of content for readers and listeners.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Bountiful bags

This week's roundup of new Mac gear includes new options for carrying your MacBook, as well as a way to protect it from spilled milk.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Quacks like a … file

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find a duck that likes to move your data around, a phone that doesn't need dusting, and a tower that knows what happened to all your files.

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Asana brings its teamwork features to iPhones and iPads

Asana's new iOS app promises most of the functions in its browser-based service, plus extras to make things easy for people on the go.

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Fox, CNBC, others now streaming on Apple TV

Apple's set-top box now gives users live access to programming from two major U.S. networks, as well as a couple of content providers in specific countries.

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5 unexpectedly useful apps

You probably didn't know you needed a color-coded goal manager or a dedicated email tracker. But once you try these apps, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

on pcworld.com

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Apple bumps MacBook Pro processors across the line

The update to the company's professional laptop 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.

on pcworld.com

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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?