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JK Rowling’s ‘magical’ yes to Apple’s iBooks Store

Apple has secured a unique worldwide deal to offer enhanced editions of all seven books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

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Why the FCC’s 911 locating mandate was a colossal failure

The FCC is setting itself up for yet another failure. New rules for indoor locating hold operators responsible for things they don’t control.

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iPhone App Store malware alert: YiSpecter hid in plain sight for 10 months [u2]

iPhones are vulnerable to malware distributed via the Apple App Store. YiSpecter is the latest malicious app that Apple's crack security team let slip through the net -- despite being warned about the problem in February...

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12 ways to improve Apple Music

Apple Music -- a dozen ways to make it better

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Samsung denies its TVs game power consumption tests

Samsung Electronics has denied allegations that it designed its TVs to consume less energy during tests than they do in real-world situations.

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Apple Music launches in China, so don't forget to cancel trial membership

The Chairman smiles at Tim Cook. Apple's announced it's rolling out Apple Music to the Middle Kingdom, with every expectation it will be just as successful as it is in the US...

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At Google Nexus event, “Ryu” Pixel C Android tablet—“Such incredible power”

The Google Nexus event will also show the Pixel C: an Android tablet, with detachable keyboard, in the mold of Surface and iPad Pro...

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DIY 'Netflix and chill' button or order pizza with one press of Amazon Dash button

Netflix unveiled a prototype and how-to instructions to build your own 'Switch' to dim lights, order food, silence phone and start Netflix with the press of one button. Another guy hacked an Amazon Dash button, so he can order pizza...

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New tech syncs small speakers for big sound

In the past week, new methods for synchronizing speakers to create loud, high-quality sound have emerged. Finally.

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Apple iPhone 6s -- it's better, stronger, faster (Tim can rebuild it)

It's the iPhone 6s release date. Apple fans in the US and around the world rejoice (well, so long as you live in one of the other 11 countries blessed with the first wave of 6s and 6s Plus sales)...

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Is a lack of enterprise apps killing BYOD?

Bring-your-own-device policies in the workplace often pit employee satisfaction and privacy against corporate security. And as the number of employees and companies participating in BYOD programs continues to fall, can enterprise apps...

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Nexus 5X & 6P -- why do pure-Android phones have silly names?

Next week is new-Nexus time. At release date, we expect two new Google Android devices to be available. And now we know what they'll be called. But why the giddy excitement about a couple of 'developer' phones?

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IBM tackles 'shadow IT' with a new cloud security tool for enterprises

If there's one thing that can strike terror into a CIO's heart, it's the security implications of the cloud. If there's another, it's the "bring your own" technology trend. Combine the two, and you've got the motivation behind IBM's...

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Apple watchOS 2 release date is finally here (it's about time)

Apple watchOS 2 release date is here. You can finally download the real thing, after the GM build was pulled due to unspecified bugginess. The new update adds native apps, new faces, a sideways 'nightstand' mode, and a few other...

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Apple to stop Samsung selling phones it no longer sells. Wait, WHAT?

In yet another battle from Apple's war against Samsung, Cupertino wins the right to stop Seoul selling some products. However, the decision was split, two-to-one. Samsung will probably appeal...

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Microsoft extends Azure Active Directory to support Facebook, Google

Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory now allows businesses to authenticate customers and partners, not just employees, using popular consumer apps like Facebook and Google login credentials.


Sharp to sell the world's first 8K TV starting in October

Sharp will be the first to begin limited sales of 8K televisions next month

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Let's remake the world for tech

Apple's epic product rollout last week brought into focus how unready our man-made world is for mainstream consumer technology.

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