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Starbucks gears up for wireless charging support nationwide

Starbucks is taking incremental steps, yet again, as it plans a national rollout of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations.

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Hands-on with Skype 5.0 for iPhone, an old favorite remastered

With better device-to-device syncing, smooth group messaging features, and a brand new design, Skype for iPhone finally catches up to competitors.

Wearables Right or Wrong? It makes perfect sense to ban Google Glass from movie theaters

In Episode 5 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips passes judgement on smartwatches that look like normal watches, gender equality in wearable design, and whether Google Glass should be banned from theaters.

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Appeals court rules warrant required for cellphone location data

The first ruling of its kind in the US is being hailed by privacy advocates

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EU starts in-depth probe into Apple's tax affairs

Apple said it pays every euro of every tax it owes

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Keep up with every World Cup gooooooooooal with these soccer apps

American Football? No way. The next month is all about the other football.

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Longtime Apple-accessory distributor Dr. Bott files for bankruptcy

Dr. Bott, a stalwart as both a distributor and retailer in the Apple-accessory market, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Groups ask Apple to end toxic chemical use

Used in electronics factories, benzene can cause cancer and n-hexane can cause nerve damage.

Reading List: Zen and the art of product design

A new lock screen bypass rears its head, Apple aims for more marketing moves, and exactly what kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs?

Hackers behind iPhone ransom attacks arrested in Russia

A man and a teenaged boy are accused of using phishing and social engineering attacks to hijack Apple IDs and lock iOS devices

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The Week in Mac Apps: Frozen in time

This week’s Mac app roundup comes to you with a bit of writing flair, enough desktop wallpapers to last you a couple of lifetimes, and a trip down nostalgia lane.

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Apple says no to incentivized ad watching and social sharing in App Store crackdown

Apple is famous for its crackdowns on apps for various reasons, but this latest app purge may be a big win for users.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: It's in the bag

This week's roundup of the latest accessories for your Mac includes all the bags you can dream of, as well as some storage and ergonomic add-ons.

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Honeywell's Lyric brings geofencing to smart thermostats

It looks like the Nest, but instead of learning your habits, Lyric just tracks your phone's location.

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