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Introducing Macworld's iCloud Starter Guide

Confused about iCloud? Need troubleshooting help? Macworld's editors have collected everything you need to know in our newest ebook.

Expo Notes: EasyWeb promises a replacement for iWeb

Do you miss iWeb, Apple's web-publishing service that was discontinued last year? The guys at Rage Software say they're preparing a replacement.

Expo Notes: Glide gives videos the walkie-talkie treatment

Texts and videos are both great, and both limited. The mission of the guys at Glide is mix the two media into one, even better, form of communication.

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Whatsapp gets thumbs down from privacy hawks

Whatsapp copies your entire address book on its servers but doesn't delete the numbers of non-users

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Groups raise questions about privacy on Skype

Skype owner Microsoft should release information about how much user data it gives to third parties, including government agencies, several organizations and individuals said in a letter to company officials.

on pcworld.com

Remains of the Day: To Siri, with love

One site delves deep into Siri's sordid past, iOS's Maps is keeping folks away from a trendy eating establishment, and a hot new iPhone app is all in the Apple family.

Storify shows Facebook privacy more illusion than fact

Facebook passes the buck to users, but that is seen as an example of why privacy advocates want tougher restrictions on Facebook

on techhive.com

Reservations open for upcoming Mailbox for iPhone app

The developers behind the soon-to-be-released app Mailbox for iPhone is expecting a lot of interest, so it's accepting reservations for early access now.

Why some websites don't work properly in your favorite browser

It never fails: Sooner or later, all Web users find a site that refuses to work well with their browser of choice. It's easy to blame the developers -- but it's not always their fault.

Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games

Performance is now up to 25 percent faster thanks to a new JavaScript compiler, Mozilla says.

on pcworld.com

Hype 1.6 makes HTML5 animation creation even easier

Tumult on Monday unveiled Hype 1.6, with new actions, new timeline features, Retina display support, and more.

Domestic calls through Gmail to remain free in 2013

Google says that Gmail users in the U.S. and Canada will still be able to place voice calls through the web-based email service for free through 2013.

on pcworld.com

Facebook messaging changes could let paid advertisements into users' inboxes

Facebook today announced a trial that could let paid advertisers directly message users' in-boxes, which have traditionally been held for messages from friends.

on techhive.com