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Hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan: Little changes make a big difference

The browser in the public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan has new features that you'll use right away.

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BitTorrent's serverless chat app Bleep arrives on iOS

BitTorrent is taking a page from Snapchat with disappearing encrypted messages.

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Haiku Deck’s Zuru is smart enough to build your presentation for you

Zuru analyzes your notes and turns them into a slide-based presentation on Haiku Deck’s platform, so you'll never have to use PowerPoint again.

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Throw away your fax machine and use these apps instead

Whether you need to send a fax, receive a fax, or even have your own fax number, your iPhone and iPad is the only machine you need.

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Amber enlists websites to help banish broken links

Like a decentralized Wayback Machine, a new tool called Amber is letting individual websites join the fight against link rot.

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First look: Microsoft Outlook 2015 promises few new features but better performance

The new version for Office 365 subscribers includes maps in your email, weather in your calendar, and more importantly, and all-new database under the hood.

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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

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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.

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Hands-on: Mailbox for Mac Beta swipes, snoozes its way onto OS X

Dropbox has officially launched the public beta for the Mac version of its popular mail client for iOS and Android.

Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

on techhive.com