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Amazon, Apple updates let families share apps and media across devices

Families can share their apps, books and more across devices, as long as everyone can agree on an operating system.

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The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.

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WWDC: Apple Design Awards winners for 2014

Apple describes the recipients as apps that “raise the bar in design, technology and innovation.” Here are this year’s winners.

Code Conference second night will star Apple top execs Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi

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Messrs. Cue and Federighi, Apple's senior vice presidents for services and software, respectively, will headline the second night of the new conference put on by veteran tech journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.

PDF: What it is, when it’s used, how to convert and edit it

PDFs are everywhere, despite being notoriously difficult to edit. Ever wonder why?

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The Week in iOS Apps: Here comes the sun

This week's roundup includes a cool new way of looking at the sun. Plus, there are apps for seeking real estate, organizing your life, and fighting in the Game of Thrones universe.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Across the universe

We've got apps from Cosmos and NASA this week, as well as gross games, flight trackers, and more.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Abraham Lincoln, sentient cheeseburger hunter

This week's roundup of apps includes a game that features world-historical figures facing off against zombies, werewolves, and fast food. There's also offerings for music lovers, nature admirers, and people who just want to get someplace else on time.