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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

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The Week in Mac Accessories: The power of Thunderbolt

This week's roundup of Mac accessories includes several devices built to take advantage of the speed of Thunderbolt 2.

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72 hours with CarPlay: Test-driving the Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

CarPlay is awesome, as long as Siri can hear you. But Pioneer's touchscreen just isn't very good.

Hands-on with CarPlay in the Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

Apple's software shines, but this touchscreen isn't worth the price of entry.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Serious money, hard math, and fun times

This week's roundup of Mac apps has everything you need for a productive and fun day: budgeting, tracking your things, doing a little math, and then letting off some steam while steering a spaceship.

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Apple asks developers to focus on Wi-Fi in first Yosemite beta update

The mention in the release notes may indicate Apple has finally acknowledged the OS may have a Wi-Fi bug

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How Facebook can influence your vote this Election Day

By telling you that your friends voted, the social network might push you to the polls.

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No Fire Phone required: Amazon Prime subscribers get unlimited photo backups

Amazon is making it even harder to pass up its Prime membership, by offering subscribers the same unlimited photo storage it once reserved for those who bought the Fire Phone.

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KiQplan wants to do for wearables what Jane Fonda did for workout tapes

No, it's not another activity tracker. Instead, Fitbug has created a mobile platform for customized fitness regimens and workout videos.

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Social news reader Nuzzel wants to make sure you never miss a trending story

If you're a big social-media newshound, Nuzzel makes the perfect reading companion.

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Google Calendar gets smarter with automatic events, iPhone version coming

Calendar and Gmail become closer companions in the latest update, which also includes a new schedule view and and auto-complete.

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Southwest Airlines adds free Beats Music streaming to its list of perks

Now you can stream all the curated playlists you desire, and your bags still fly free, too.

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Expect the Apple Watch to launch next spring

Apple needs time to build out a smartwatch app ecosystem so you’ll actually want to buy one.

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You Should Play: Retry proves Rovio has more to it than just Birds

This action packed side-scroller should reassure critics that the Rovio team is more than just physics puzzle creators enamored with cute birds and pigs.

EcoATM's simple model: Insert phone, take money

You could put your old phone on Craigslist, you could trust your carrier to give you a fair price (right), or you could try EcoATM's impressively thorough vetting and pricing model, with the lure of instant cash.