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The Week in iOS Apps: May the force be with you

Angry Birds Star Wars II is out. Should we tell you about other apps, or do you already know how you're spending all your waking hours this week?

Hands-on with Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon's next-generation 7 and 9-inch tablets

Loaded with more pixels than you'll know what to do with, the new Fire tablets also include 'X-Ray' features for second-screen TV viewing and a 'Mayday' button for real-time video tech support.

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Apple re-releases Apple TV 6.0 update, details iOS device setup feature

The Apple TV 6.0 update is back, hopefully with 100-percent less bricking. And Apple's got a walkthrough of a feature that lets you set up the set-top box using nothing more than your iOS device.

iOS 7 lock-screen bypass allows access to photos, contacts, social networking

A bug in iOS 7 lets you get to a user's photos, contacts, and even social networking without having to enter an unlock code. Apple plans to patch the vulnerability in a future release.

Digital Reading Room: Package deal

It's not just what's in apps that matters; how that content is put together is important, too, as we learn with this week's round-up of tablet apps.

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HP now offers software support for Apple iPads

HP updated its SmartFriend support service Thursday and apparently will now troubleshoot software problems with Windows, Android, Chrome OS, OS X, and iOS products.

on pcworld.com

Mobile Device Management companies get more app control on iOS 7

Apple is providing MDM APIs that better allow vendors to 'take advantage of the operating system hooks to provide application-level security'

How iOS 7 makes iPhones and iPads more secure

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Glenn Fleishman points out that, amid all of iOS 7's attractive new features, there's one that will make iOS devices less attractive to thieves.

NTIA appeals to FCC to let consumers unlock their own mobile devices

Soon you may have the government's backing to do as you please with your phone.

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Microsoft dangles $200 gift cards to coax iPad owners to swap for a Surface

But don't forget: The second generation of Surface tablets is coming soon.

on pcworld.com

Verizon to launch Total Mobile Protection program, for that added sense of security

Now you can pay a monthly fee to get a little more help with your device.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Famous food

Want to know how Neil Patrick Harris makes his cocktails? Care to show your friends that you can duplicate Jamie Oliver's recipes? We've got you covered.

Trade-in market for older smartphones gets more competitive

As Apple and Wal-Mart enter the trade-in market, NextWorth ups its game, anticipating swarms of older phones being traded by users to fund new iPhones.

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