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Choosing the right launcher for your Mac

Keyboard-based launching utilities can be a real time saver, once you get the hang of them. Here's how four popular options (Launchbar, Alfred, Butler, and Quicksilver) stack up.

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How Facebook Messenger will help you discover new apps

Messenger not only helps you find integrated apps, but also give you a reason to actually use the apps Facebook told you to install.

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Killing the cable bundle won't destroy television

The misguided shrieks of cable apologists are growing louder as better alternatives emerge.

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Facebook's Video API lets brands push more and more video into your News Feed

Brands can post just to their Pages but not to News Feed, and target their videos to users based on gender, age, and location—but only if they use Facebook's newly updated Video API.

Top 3 biggest Facebook changes from F8

Here are 3 of the biggest changes to Facebook from the F8 conference.

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How Messenger chats factor into what you see in Facebook's News Feed

Engineers shed light on Facebook's ranking algorithm during a talk at F8.

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Podcast: The Apple TV is a rumor to watch

Glenn and Susie, dedicated cord-cutters both, discuss what they'd like in a new Apple TV, both the hardware and the rumored streaming service. Plus we dip into Nintendo's move to mobile and what's up with iOS 8.3.

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Facebook turns Messenger into a shopping platform and app store

The social network is changing the way you install apps, shop, and watch videos with new tools for developers.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Alternative energy for your iPhone

We've got two iPhone accessories this week that power up the phone through alternative means—one through hand-cranking, the other through solar. Also: A bunch of new Apple Watch gadgets to enjoy.

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Ode to the 12-inch PowerBook G4, Apple's first desktop-quality laptop

Apple's little dynamo ushered in a new era of portable (dare we say rugged?) laptops that perform like desktops, and the new 12-inch MacBook is its spiritual successor.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Program HTML animations with Hype 3, run performance tests with Geekbench, and more

This week's roundup of new Mac apps comes jam-packed with goodies—from a new way to look at the sky to a product that makes quick work of printing your next bright idea. Plus, we bring you new tools to create brilliant HTML animations, measure the performance of your Mac, and much more.

Twitter partners with Foursquare to add precise locations to tweets

You can already add your general location to your tweets, but soon you'll be able to let everyone know if you're in Central Park or Central Perk.

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Hands on with Layout, Instagram's answer to photo collage apps

Instagram's new iOS app lets you create a visually stunning—and not at all cheesy—photo collage.

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What documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney learned about Steve Jobs

The documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine pulls no punches, but the director says he didn't set out to make a negative film.