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Z-Wave (part of it, at least) becomes an open smart-home standard

Sigma Designs has released crucial software elements of its Z-Wave technology into the public domain.

on techhive.com

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Journaly review: A good Mac journal app that might be great one day

Journaly may not be feature-packed, but it shows a lot of potential.

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Dropbox made you change your password because 68 million accounts were hacked

Dropbox’s move last week to ask users who had signed up before mid-2012 to change their account passwords followed the discovery of a dump of some 68 million email addresses and passwords.

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Mosquito-repelling apps don't work—but these gadgets do

Don't fear the Zika, but don't try to chase away mosquitos with a sound-emitting app, either. ThermaCELL, Permethrin, ZappLight, and Therapik actually work.

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Setting up NetBoot with Network Home Folders

How to use the NetBoot service with network Home Folders and Open Directory user accounts.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from August 2016

Load up on the month's most exciting new game releases.

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Corded headphones can now be wireless with Griffin's iTrip Clip Bluetooth adapter

No headphone jack? No problem. You can still listen to your corded headphones with this new $20 gadget.

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New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch 'em all

Where can I find Pikachu? More than one Pokémon Go map promises to help you find rare Pokémon—and they need your help. Here's our list of the best Pokémon Go maps, now updated with the latest maps.

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BitTorrent client is found distributing Mac-based malware

A popular BitTorrent client called Transmission has again been found distributing Mac-based malware, months after it was used to spread a strand of ransomware.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Torch Pro lets you answer the doorbell from anywhere in the world

This week's roundup includes a new device that lets you answer the front door—even if you're not at home.

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Apple must pay Ireland $14.5 billion in unpaid taxes

Apple's tax benefits in Ireland are illegal, the European Commission has ruled, and the company will have to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes, plus interest.

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Sonos speakers to get voice control in 2017, with a big assist from Amazon's Alexa

Sonos is giving its speaker experience a boost with app improvements, deeper Spotify integration, and Alexa's assistance.

on techhive.com

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Relative importance: Not everything is worth writing about

How does one respond to news of the trite?

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10 key things to know about Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs

Intel's 7th-gen Kaby Lake CPUs will bring massive power savings when playing 4K video and a double-digit performance increase.

on pcworld.com

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Google bakes Chromecast support directly into Chrome

Google is finally adding a built-in option to Cast open tabs to your Chromecast-enabled television. The extension will still work, but it's no longer needed.