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The Week in Mac Apps: Photos, paper designs, travel, and fun with Mickey

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps has a bit of Disney magic in it, combined with more serious tools for travelers, scientists, photographers, and those who like to keep tabs on their time.

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Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

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Lyft aims to convert regular folks into casual carpoolers with Driver Destination

Giving a ride to a stranger on your way to work can help you make money with Lyft’s latest feature.

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T-Mobile will stop hiding slower network speeds from throttled customers

If you’ve burned through your data plan, the magenta network will now give you a speed test that measures your slow connection.

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Today's Hot Deals: Lenovo Thinkpad Helix Ultrabook for $699, HP Envy Desktop for $654, and more

Why not take a break from Thanksgiving preparations to take a look at the discounts TechBargains is offering? Two portable bluetooth speakers for $24.99, a GOwalk wristband for $39.99 are just a few of the great deals available.

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Think Retro: When Apple packaging made the hard sell

If you've been buying Apple products long enough, you probably have memories of more than just the products. It's okay to be nostalgic for the old boxes too.

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Apple’s Black Friday deal: Donations to (RED) AIDS nonprofit with purchase

Apple never offers steep discounts to spur holiday shopping, but this year the company is offering a side of philanthropy with your Black Friday purchases.

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Hands on with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Plug your phone into the car and enjoy phone, navigation, messaging and more. That's the idea behind Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (in beta), and we tried both at the LA Auto Show.

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7 apps for hosting a stress-free Thanksgiving

From party planning and invites to recipes and wine pairings, we’ve got you covered.

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You Should Play: Monster Strike is a delightful mashup of monster battles and pinball

Monster Strike hits that sweet spot between a player’s collecting obsession and the challenge of frenetic combat.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Extra storage, ultra rugged, and everything in between

This week's roundup of new iPad cases comes with a collection of great options for those who want ruggedized protection—and a few classic alternatives for everyday use.