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The Week in Mac Apps: The collector

Thanks to the apps in this week’s roundup, you can keep your notes organized, solve complex equations (who doesn’t start their day with a bit of linear algebra?), and finally let loose with a light death-metal jam.

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Shazam adds full in-app song playback for Rdio subscribers

Rdio users are no longer limited to short song previews, with support for other streaming services coming soon.

on techhive.com

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5 apps that will make Windows users feel at home on a Mac

Make the move to Mac OS smoother with WineBottler, Last Pass, Caffeine and these other tools.

on pcworld.com

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With iPhoto's demise, writing may be on the wall for iLife

iLife's gone through a lot of changes since its introduction, but Ted Landau wonders if Apple’s latest moves have the suite on the endangered species list.

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BloomSky's backyard weather stations hope to crowdsource the forecast

In cities with microclimates, like San Francisco, an app that tells you the temperature at the airport is pretty much useless. Here’s BloomSky to the rescue -- if it can build a strong enough network of stations.

on techhive.com

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Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer long battery life, durability

Short of being submerged, the speakers can handle a dousing and still crank out the music over Bluetooth.

on pcworld.com

How do Turtle Shell's waterproof Bluetooth speakers sound?

The real draw for these speakers is their durability. They're rated to IPX-5 standards so short of being submerged they'll continue playing your tunes.

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Now you can see your Facebook friends’ confessions on Secret

The anonymous app’s Monday update adds a Facebook login and better discovery tools.

on techhive.com

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Augmented-reality game Ingress makes the jump to iOS

From Niantic Labs, the makers of Field Trip, Ingress turns the physical world into a virtual game. And iOS players can finally join the adventure.

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Apple fires back at China state media allegations of location tracking

After China state TV called the iPhone 'national security concern,' Apple's responded to the allegations in strong language.

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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.

on techhive.com

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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.