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The Apple Watch effect? Traditional watch sales drop 14 percent in June

The year-over-year drop in watch sales in June is the biggest such decline since 2008, according to NPD Group.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Tools for developers, designers, and more

This week's roundup of new Mac apps brings you software the helps developers measure twice and market once, designers manager their assets,

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Thrilling choose-your-own-adventure game Lifeline leaves an astronaut's fate in your hands

You’re a stranded astronaut’s only hope—and you can only communicate through text messages.

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iOS 9 to add Wi-Fi Calling for AT&T users and Wi-Fi Assist in case Wi-Fi sucks

Latest iOS 9 beta adds options to enable new Wi-Fi features.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Fantastical, Cloud Outliner improve your organization options

This week's roundup of new and updated apps features advances in productivity apps like Fantastical 2 and Cloud Outliner 2.

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Verizon eliminates subsidies, contracts in effort to simplify phone plans

While the new packages are easier to follow, they won't necessarily save you money when they take effect August 13.

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Jimmy Iovine talks Taylor Swift, TV, and why Apple Music doesn't rely on algorithms

Apple Music's boss has some interesting thoughts on curation that offer a sneak peek at Apple TV's future.

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Pebble Time Steel smartwatch goes up for pre-order as early reviews roll in

$50 isn’t a lot more to pay for a snazzier design and a screen that’s easier to read than the plastic-clad Pebble Time.

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EFF's tracker-smashing Privacy Badger exits beta

After more than a year in beta, the EFF's Privacy Badger privacy-protecting add-on for Chrome and Firefox is available in its first stable version.

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Update Firefox now! Fix rushed out for an exploit that steals files off your hard drive

Mozilla released Firefox 39.0.3 on Thursday to patch a pretty serious security flaw.

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Microsoft releases iOS-to-Windows app maker Windows Bridge to open source

Also called "Project Islandwood," the development environment is Microsoft's bid to accelerate Windows app development by bringing in popular apps from other platforms.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: A Minecraft case for Minecraft fans

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes a charismatic option from ThinkGeek, sturdy protection from Speck, and brightly-colored cases from SwitchEasy.