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You should see the other guys: How smartphones have advanced since the last iPhone update

We've made an entire circuit around the globe since the last time Tim Cook unveiled a new smartphone. What have other phone makers been doing since then? And how will that inform what Apple announces at Tuesday's big event?

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Apple CarPlay ships first in Ferrari sports cars

Now that a Ferrari has been released with the latest in Apple's smartphone-car integration technology, you're ready to buy, right?

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Swarm updates leaderboards to rank check-ins by location type

Check-in to more coffee shops than your friends, earn a golden sticker.

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Apple's HomeKit is ready to shake up the connected home market

Its success depends on developers making great software and devices, and Apple being able to convince users that those devices are not just worthwhile, but secure.

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Hackers launch Apple ID phishing campaign playing on iCloud security worries

Phishing emails masquerade as security alerts from Apple about rogue iTunes purchases, researchers from Symantec said

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Apple now emailing users when iCloud accessed via Web

It's one of several security improvements expected from the company following its involvement in last week's celebrity photo theft.

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Twitter turns itself into a store with new buy button

The network wants to help you make in-tweet impulse purchases.

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The hidden structure of the Apple keynote

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Wondering how long into an Apple keynote the company usually reveals the new iPhone? Who gets the most laughs on stage? Dan Frommer crunches the numbers.

Video from IFA: Fraunhofer brings 4K TV to tablets

Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is bringing 4K TV content to second screens using tablets almost like magnifying glasses to zoom in on the picture.

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TiVo goes ginormous, with 24TB of storage and a $5K price tag

The TiVo Mega, capable of recording more than three year's worth of programs, is slated to ship early next year, so start saving now.

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7 dictionary and reference apps that are not just for students

These wiki-tools, thesauruses, and word games make awesome tools for use inside and out of the classroom.

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Live coverage: Apple's Sept. 9 event

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and Serenity Caldwell reporting live from Apple's big fall 2014 product launch.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Melt away

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings you a bit of Meso-American folklore, a delicious cover of ice cream, and all the luxury you need to look great everywhere.

How I Hacked My Own iCloud Account, for Just $200

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Mashable's Christina Warren has more or less recreated the iCloud hack from earlier this week on her own account, armed with little more than $200 worth of available tools.