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Spotify is retaliating against artists with Apple Music exclusives

Spotify has a new strategy in its battle against Apple: Punishing artists who sign on to an Apple Music exclusive.

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Twitter will soon let you use keyword filters to combat online harassment

This new tool is the company's latest attempt to curb online harassment targeting its high-profile users.

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The Week in Mac Apps: New update for VPN Unlimited

This week's roundup of new Mac apps includes VPN Unlimited's latest update, which makes it easier for you to get safely connected no matter where you are.

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iFixit report claims 'Touch Disease' plagues iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units with touchscreen bug

A manufacturing defect is making iPhone touchscreens unresponsive—and Apple has yet to give us an official solution.

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Microsoft's Word Flow iOS keyboard adds Gboard-style GIFs, emoji, and web search

Apple's opening of the iOS keyboard floodgates has created enough space for a small skirmish between Google's Gboard and Microsoft's Word Flow.

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Get rid of Google Earth Update Helper pop-ups by uninstalling Google’s hidden software updater

Large numbers of Mac users report receiving unexpected installation dialogs for Google Earth.

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Pandora goes after on-demand streaming to compete against Spotify

If licensing deals pan out, the internet radio service could start offering paid streaming as early as next month.

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Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac supports macOS Sierra and the hit game Overwatch

Parallels also announced Parallels Toolbox, a standalone app that puts shortcuts for common tasks in your menu bar.

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The Week in Mac Apps: A new update for Calcbot, Tapbots' calculator and unit conversion app

It's back-to-school time, and this week's roundup of new Mac apps brings you a serving of calculators, great ways to create your own library, and a fun way to learn more about Linux.

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Nuance taps into deep learning to improve Dragon speech recognition by 24 percent

Nuance will ship new Dragon dictation software at the end of August, with improved recognition capabilities and new support for pre-recorded notes.

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Google Chrome's plan to kill Flash kicks into high gear

Google's long-running strategy to kill Flash usage is nearing its endgame this December.

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The Week in Mac Apps: iHomework 2 will ease your back-to-school blues

This week's roundup of new Mac apps brings us iHomework 2, a classwork organizational tool that wants you (or your kids) to have the best school year ever.

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Gayer than Netflix? Revry launches as the first LGBT streaming app for Apple TV

The all-new app – available on tvOS, Chromecast and Roku – aims to provide the best "queerated" entertainment.

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Apple releases the fifth developer betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10

New public betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra should follow shortly.

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Corel Painter 2017 adds new brushes, gradient tools, and texture painting

Painter stays on top with new features and enhancements for professional artists.