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GrayKey: What you need to know about this iPhone hacker and how to protect yourself

Updated information about a turnkey, automated cracking system marketed to law enforcement makes it clear users should pick longer passcodes.

Macworld Podcast Ep. 601

Apple’s premium news service, eGPUs, HomePod and watchOS rumors: Macworld Podcast episode 601

Apple could start its own subscription news service. What’s it like to use an external graphics card with a Mac? Could a cheaper HomePod be coming soon? What’s the deal with watchOS faces? We also feature your comments and questions

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Conceal your files with Hider 2 for Mac -- now 30% off

With Hider 2, each file you secure is automatically AES-256 encrypted and password protected, giving you unhindered access to your information while keeping it under digital lock and key.

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Opera is shuttering its VPN app for iOS and Android, sending users to SurfEasy

Opera has announced that it will be shutting down its VPN app on April 30, but is offering users discounted subscriptions to SurfEasy Total and Ultra plans.

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iOS 11.4: Public beta 2 released, focusing on bug fixes.

Apple has to release AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud eventually, right?

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B&H is selling 2017 MacBook Pros and iMacs for $200 off for Tax Day

You can also get a 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro for $250 off.

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Apple is poised to take another swing at news subscriptions and this time it might work

A new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is poised to launch a new premium news service based on its acquisition of the Texture app. Here's why it might work this time around.

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Crowd-funded Abode Systems mostly sold to an Italian home-automation group

Nice S.p.A buys a majority stake in the smart home security startup, but Abode System's founders retain a 25-percent ownership position.

on techhive.com

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Stream all the things to your TV with this killer deal on a Google Chromecast

Target is selling Google Chromecast for $25 or 30 percent off today.

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What to do when Image Capture doesn’t see your iPhone and iPad

It’s a quirk in trusting your iOS device, even if it’s been trusted.

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Fibaro Wall Plug with USB review: Does light make right?

This pricey smart plug offers ground effects and solid energy-monitoring features.

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The trust gap: Android’s persistent update problem

Android OEMs may be lying about the software patches they've delivered.

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Android P's flagrant iPhone X imitation shows how little Google is innovating

We already now that Android P will be bringing iPhone X-style notch support, but now Google has inadvertently outed a new gesture-based navigation system as well. What happened to Android's innovation?

on pcworld.com

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Anker SoundCore Boost Bluetooth speaker review: This little box delivers more thump than you'd think

For the price, this 12-hour box sounds very good. It has the punch that many speakers in its class lack, as well as a surprising amount of thump.

on techhive.com

Apple Arcade Ep. 6

External GPU Gaming on Mac: RX 580 on Macbook Installation and Tests | Apple Arcade Ep. 6

Apple officially supports external GPUs now, so in this week's episode we show you how to hook one up to a 2017 MacBook Pro. We also tested performance using the benchmarking tool in Rise of the Tomb Raider. It's a simple process that can greatly enhance your Mac's gaming performance, but it's saddled with limitations thanks to Apple's focus on AMD cards and the lack of support eGPUs in Windows through Boot Camp.

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How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If your Mac is acting up and you can’t figure out why, try these steps.

How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help.

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eGPU on a MacBook Pro: Is it worth it?: Apple Arcade episode 6

On the next Apple Arcade, we'll show you how to set up an eGPU. We'll also display real-time performance results from a couple of graphically intensive games.