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Amazon teases Echo, a Bluetooth speaker and voice-activated assistant

The $200 device is a little like Siri for your whole house.

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Office goes free on phones and tablets: What you get, and what you don't

The free version of Office for iOS and Android should be good enough for a lot of people, but power users may still need an Office 365 subscription. Here's what lies behind the paywall.

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Chinese iOS devices fall prey to invasive WireLurker malware

Thousands of users may be infected with malware that collects data from an iOS device, Palo Alto Networks said--though the malware is only found in a third-party app store that offers free versions of premium software.

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Microsoft Office for iOS goes free and full-featured on your iPhone

This latest update syncs your work between your iPhone and iPad and lets anyone create or edit documents — no Office 365 account required.

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iCloud Drive is backing up files you haven't saved yet

It's a feature, not a bug, but Glenn Fleishman thinks Apple should at least give users a choice.

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8 ways to take better photos with any camera

The best way to get better is to take lots of pictures -- while following Lesa Snider's expert advice.

Spring will change the way you shop on your iPhone

This app deserves major props for redefining the mobile checkout before we had even heard of Apple Pay.

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Forgot your hotel room key? Use your iPhone instead

Starwood is taking thousands of hotel rooms keyless as a perk for loyalty program members.

App Invasion: Spring will change the way you shop on your iPhone

This app deserves major props for redefining the mobile checkout before we had even heard of Apple Pay.

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5 cool widgets for Yosemite's Notification Center

Power up your Notification Center with these widgets that calculate, keep tabs on your email, and order your to-do list.

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Google Maps 9 brings slick new design, Uber and OpenTable integration

Both Android and iOS variants get a Material Design makeover, with friendlier navigation and bigger images.

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Tip.ly puts a new spin on mobile payments with facial recognition and reviews

Forgot your cash at home? Tip.ly offers a new way to tip the people who make your life easier.

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Jawbone stays screenless with new UP Move and UP3 fitness trackers

Who's afraid of more advanced smartwatches? Not Jawbone, apparently, as its new trackers stick with simplicity and long battery life over full-blown displays.

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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

on pcworld.com