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Seven hiking apps for hitting the trails

Strap on your hiking boots and use these apps to help pack supplies, find routes, and stay safe.

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China's state-run TV calls the iPhone a national security threat; Apple disagrees

China's state-run television says that iOS 7's location services could inadvertently expose state secrets.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Colors aplenty

This week’s roundup of iPad protection includes colorful designs, materials that range from the sophisticated to the ultramodern, and the usual variety of cases for your every need.

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Read all about Swift on Apple's new engineering blog

Apple has created a blog about the development of its new Swift programming language, which will include news, tips, and tricks from Apple engineers. Also: the Xcode 6 beta is now free to registered developers.

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App documentary exclusive: Gruber on Jobs

John Gruber of Daring Fireball on what we lost when Steve Jobs died, with comparisons to Stanley Kubrick and David Foster Wallace. From "App: The Human Story," a forthcoming documentary currently funding on Kickstarter.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: A matter of pattern

In this week’s roundup of new iPhone protection, you’ll find a case that’s all wood, one that comes in pieces, and one that probably has more hundred-dollar bills than your wallet.

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Yosemite hands-on: Mail, Messages, and Calendar

Our hands on series with the first developer preview of OS X Yosemite concludes with a look at three core apps that have seen changes and improvements.

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You Should Play: Sky Force 2014

Skyforce 2014 is a strong shoot 'em up that gives players great graphics and nimble controls.

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Major Slice update looks to save you some stress when managing online purchases

Version 5.0 rolled out for iOS, bringing a new interface for tracking packages, price drops, recalls, and the crazy amounts of money you've spent online since 2006.

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Lyft gives its ride-sharing app a makeover before hitting the streets of New York

Sometimes you just need a new look for before a big event.

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Activity tracking goes to the dogs with Whistle

Whistle offers accurate tracking and fast charging, but there are durability issues.

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Apple's iPhone and game consoles to prop up chip industry in 2014

The semiconductor industry will see more incoming revenue this year after the new iPhone is released, Gartner says

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Hands-on with Capo and Capo touch: Get ready to rock

Do you love learning new songs? Capo can make that process even easier. We took a peek at SuperMegaUltraGroovy's new Mac and iOS versions of the software.

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iTunes Extras for HD movies arrive on Mac, Apple TV; this fall on iOS

Apple released an iTunes update that allow access to online iTunes Extras; a recent Apple TV software update also enables them on the big screen.