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Get your Guardians of the Galaxy fix with these 6 apps

If you're buzzing about Marvel's latest blockbuster film, these apps and games can help you dig deeper and savor the comic goodness.

on techhive.com

Apple, Samsung agree to settle patent disputes outside US

The two rivals will continue to pursue existing patent lawsuits in the U.S.

Staying in touch: great ways to save, manage, and recover your iPhone contacts

Never lose touch with your contacts using these handy apps and services.

Reading List: Will we see the next iPhone on September 9? Reply hazy, ask again later

Knock knock. Who's there? Oh, just some Apple news for Tuesday, August 5th.

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Touch+ transforms any surface into a multitouch gesture controller for your PC or Mac

Sure, the idea of controlling your PC with a book or dinner plate sounds cool, but the makers of Touch+ say it has some very real productivity benefits.

on pcworld.com

The dream of open, shared Wi-Fi is alive at Recode

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Over on Recode, Walt Mossberg shares a story about Steve Jobs's passion for open, guest Wi-Fi networks -- and a call to action to make them reality.

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Texting apps for business users

End-to-end encryption, forensic wiping, and other features make these texting tools ready for professional use.

on pcworld.com

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The Week in Mac Apps: Grab bag

From keeping your files safe to making sure that your servers are doing their jobs, this week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a veritable cornucopia of goodies for your Mac.

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Five timers just for meditation

Use these apps to track your time while meditating -- without any overwhelming distractions.

on techhive.com

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Researcher says PayPal's two-factor authentication is easily beaten

Joshua Rogers decided to go public with the information after notifying PayPal of the problem on June 5

on pcworld.com

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Return to Rapture: The original BioShock is coming to iOS this summer

2K China, the same team that ported XCOM: Enemy Unknown to iPads and iPhones, is now bringing BioShock to iOS devices—but do you want it?

Hands-on: miniLock's powerful file encryption is dead simple to use

A new Chrome app called miniLock is making it easy to encrypt and share single files with others.

on pcworld.com