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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.

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OS X Yosemite public beta arrives

Apple starts distributing a pre-release version of the new OS X to a million testers.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Government made easy

A new app promises to help you make up your mind about big issues--and to let Congress know about it. Plus, we have new apps for gaming, making movies, hearing music, and more.

App Invasion: Live every day like it's Throwback Thursday with Timehop

This app creates a daily time capsule that's all about you.

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout arrives: We go hands-on with this mobile-friendly shooter

Gameloft's latest Call of Duty-alike looks and plays about the same, but makes some structural changes -- for better and for worse.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Making sweet music

This week's roundup of new iOS accessories includes gear for making music, listening to tunes, and sharing both with your friends.

Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services

The company's explained the purposes of three diagnostic tools that a security researcher claimed provided 'backdoor' access to users' information.

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Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for Apple to set a release date.

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TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

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Walk this way: 6 pedometer apps for iPhone

Who needs a Fitbit anyway? Your iPhone can track your steps for you, but not every pedometer app can go the distance.

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