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Sound Blaster X7 preview: Creative Labs aims to make PC audio interesting again

The sound card pioneer launches a whole new family of USB audio devices and headphone amps at IFA.

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Cyberespionage group uses port of Windows backdoor to attack OS X

The new malware program is an OS X version of a Windows backdoor called XSLCmd, researchers from FireEye said.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Almost there!

As we count down to next week’s presumed new-iPhone announcement, this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has products for every taste, from the ultra-modern to the lover of classic looks.

Perfect party games for your next bash

What's a party without a good game? Heads Up! and SnapDare are sure to bring big laughs.

Tim Cook: iCloud security will be strengthened

Two-factor authentication will be enabled on iCloud, along with more warnings for certain account actions

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Apple attacked over 'worsening' factory conditions in China

An investigation has revealed health and safety violations at a factory that supplies Apple and other brands.

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Apple to live stream Sep. 9 event on its website, Apple TV

The page, launched on Thursday, features a countdown clock leading up to the event's kick-off next Tuesday.

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Why privacy rules for HealthKit and HomeKit are a huge advantage for Apple

Apple has added a list of rules about how developers can use HealthKit, HomeKit, and keyboard data. And those rules could help it win over consumers.

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The Week in iOS Apps: A good investment?

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps includes an app that 'invests your loose change' into a diversified portfolio. Plus: apps for gamers, art fans, sports lovers and more.

Meet Ollie, 3 times faster than Sphero and tuned for tricks

It can still teach your kid a little about robotics, but Ollie is mostly about driving as fast as you can.

Meet the Russian-made tool that grabs nude selfies from iCloud accounts

Elcomsoft said it is aware pirated copies of its Phone Password Breaker software are circulating in the underground

Instagram's Hyperlapse turns your videos into gorgeous time-lapses

Hyperlapse makes this high-tech special effect easy to produce and share.

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First look: Valiant Hearts for iOS explores World War I's human side via puzzles, love letters, and cartoon visuals

Ubisoft's new iOS game shuns intense violence and killing for an uncommon war adventure.

on techhive.com

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Logitech's new Bluetooth keyboard quickly switches between PC, tablet, and phone

Just flip a switch on this new keyboard to switch between writing that email and responding to a text.

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VMware releases Fusion 7, ready for OS X Yosemite

Latest version of virtualization app sports streamlined interface, compatibility with latest Macs.

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Meet the mobile payment services vying to replace your wallet

Amazon Wallet is just the latest service looking to help you pay for things on the go. But where does it fit in with the other major players looking to manage your digital wallet?

on techhive.com