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Report: Spy agencies collude to gather personal data from mobile apps

The targeted apps have included the mobile versions of Facebook, Yahoo’s Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter, according to reports in The New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica.

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Hands-on with WerYoo: Free social networking photo app maps your moves

New GPS-based iPhone app lets you shoot, share immediately, and precisely map your location.

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Mac Gems of the Year: 2013

Our Mac Gems department aims to uncover the best in great, inexpensive software. Of the nearly 120 Mac Gems we reviewed in 2013, here are our favorites.

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Dragshare for Dropbox review: Menu-bar item makes sharing links less painful

If you share Dropbox links on a regular basis, or you're looking for an easy way to share files with others, Dragshare can save you time and headaches.

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The Week in Mac Apps: What's cooking?

This week's Mac app roundup brings you a little of everything just in time for the holidays: some encryption, a bit of extra battery savvy, contacts galore, and a few apps that can help you overcome the inevitable food coma and unleash your creativity.

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Second Gear acquires Glassboard private social networking app

NewsGator's private social network app changes hands to a new developer, who promises modernizing changes soon.

Happy holidays, Vine users: Get your vanity URLs on Friday

Vine is opening up vanity URL registration, first for verified Twitter users then for the world, starting Dec. 20.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Tinker tailor soldier spy

There's a bit of everything in this week's Mac App roundup, with software that helps you keep track of your finances, share your files, write better documents, and even keep your Windows-toting pals happy.

Symphony review: A so-so social media manager that does wonders with pictures

Symphony makes your social updates stand out with beautiful images, but it's not the best social network manager out there.

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Report: Apple buys Topsy for at least $200 million, gaining deep access to Twitter

Topsy analyzes social data across the Web, including all of Twitter's stream