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Apple iOS 14 Has 25 Great Secret Features

Apple iOS 14 is a massive upgrade for your iPhone, full of great secret features you need to know about...

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If iOS 14 is causing battery drain, you might need to wipe your iPhone

The latest updates to iOS 14 and watchOS 7 are causing a wide range of issues, including missing fitness data, health apps that refuse to open, inaccurate reports of stored data, and increased battery drain on iPhones and Apple Watches. The fix is to rese

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Zoom is different on your phone, so here’s when to use it

While social distancing you have some choices when it comes to video calls on the Zoom app, like deciding to use your laptop or mobile phone.

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10 Tips for Mastering Apple Calendar

Whether you use Apple Calendar on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, these simple tricks can make your life more efficient, productive, and organized.

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How to advertise a podcast in 2020 | TechCrunch

This is how you stay up-to-date on growth marketing tactics — with advice that’s hard to find elsewhere.

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Google knows what you look like. Here's what it means and how to opt out - CNET

Google's Face Match technology isn't everywhere yet, but it's always looking. Find out what's happening with your face data and what you can do to stop it.

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6 clever Gmail tricks to cut down on regret, frustration and spam

Gmail can help you keep both your inbox and your reputation clean by giving you control over what goes out and what comes in to your Gmail account.

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WhatsApp hidden features: Five tricks that you must know

WhatsApp keeps adding a bevy of features and updates to provide its customers with a smooth messaging experience.Here are some of the best and lesser-known features that you should try out now

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Facebook tracks you offline: How to make it stop

You may not agree with Facebook’s practices, but it’s hard to argue against its effectiveness. Advertisers are willing to pay big bucks to access your data collected through the social media platform.

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7 paid iPhone apps you can download for free today - December 17th

We dug through hundreds of paid iPhone and iPad apps on Tuesday to find the very best ones that are on sale for free for a limited time. There are a bunch of solid options out there today, so it was tough to narrow things down.

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Warning: Paying for Gas at the Pump Could Make You a Target for Hackers

Gas pump card readers are less secure, and now criminals are using a new phishing scheme to hack the devices and commit fraud.

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Windows 10 now lets you make phone calls direct from your PC

The Calls feature of Microsoft’s Your Phone app has moved out of testing, and into general availability for Android users.

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Every Google Assistant command to give your Nest speaker or display

From smart speakers and displays to Android phones and even an iPhone app, Google Assistant's list of platforms and skills keeps expanding all the time.

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10 ways to protect against Black Friday and Cyber Monday scams

Three out of four Americans are going to be shopping online this holiday season. But before you check out on your favorite retailer's website or open an emailed coupon link, check out these 10 ways to protect yourself from cyber criminals attempting to ga

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3 new Apple Maps features you should try now -- and how to use them

These new features help turn Apple Maps from a laughable Google Maps replacement to an app that can stand on its own.

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SecurityWatch: After a Breach, Should You Still Trust Your VPN?

The recent breaches of NordVPN and TorGuard demonstrate how trust is an intangible but important feature of security software. If you lose confidence in a security product, such as a VPN, it's probably time to ditch it.

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Best tech under $25 - CNET

You don't need to spend a lot of money to get great gifts. Here are more than a dozen top-notch tech products and accessories that cost a mere $25 (with a few under $30 thrown in, too).

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HomePod update adds multi-user support and music handoffs

Apple just made the HomePod considerably more useful for whole households, albeit somewhat later than expected. It accompanied the release of iOS 13.2 with a c...

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The Best New Features of watchOS 6

While not all of the features of watchOS 6 work on every model, some of the core features can bring new life. Let's look at some of the best new features.

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Scam Alert: New Phone Scam Uses a Real Text From Your Bank to Trick You | Mental Floss

If you get a call from someone claiming to be your bank, you should always be cautious. Here are some tactics one new phone scam uses to trick people.

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How to Geotag a Photo in the macOS Photos App

Geotagging allows you to add geographical identification metadata to photographs right in macOS's Photos app – even if your camera didn't. Here's how!

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How malware uses web apps to turn PCs into conduits for attacks

It's not just botnets that can hijack PCs for nefarious ends. Microsoft and Cisco's Talos researchers have identified a new malware strain, Nodersok (or Diverg...

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Apple iOS 13 Has 25 Great Secret Features

Apple iOS 13 has many great secret features for your iPhone hiding just beneath the surface...

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Warnings Issued For Millions Of iOS 13 iPhone Upgraders

Apple's biggest release of the year is plagued with problems and iPhone owners need to stay away...

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The Best TV Streaming Devices for Cord-Cutters

We recommend the best media streaming devices for 4K HDR or HD TVs from Roku, Google, Apple, and Amazon.

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Making calls with Siri or Google could lead to you getting scammed

If you've ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam the Better Business Bureau is warning.

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Make Facebook useful by turning off all its annoying features | Popular Science

Between data privacy scandals and the psychological toll social media can take on your brain, quitting Facebook can be an alluring prospect. But it’s not always practical to delete your account.

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How to ditch Google Chrome for Firefox

How to break your Google Chrome habit and escape to the loving, privacy-protected embrace of Mozilla's Firefox browser.

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iOS tip: How to clear your iPhone's RAM and make it faster | ZDNet

Finding that your iPhone is feeling a little slow? Here's a quick and easy trick to help speed it up without having to restart it or delete any apps or data.

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The Switch’s hidden shoulder buttons are the key to making it a full-fledged console - The Verge

The Nintendo Switch is an incredible piece of hardware engineering for many reasons. But the best parts of Nintendo’s hardware innovation, at least to me, are the removable Joy-Con controllers that add a whole new dimension to what the Switch can do. And

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Amazon is watching, listening and tracking you. Here's how to stop it

You can turn off some of the tracking, but then many Amazon features won't work. And if you want to delete your Alexa recordings, you need the app.

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Here's how to view, download, and delete your personal information online

Download your personal data from Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and other tech heavies.

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Interview with Apple's former App Store approval chief offers fascinating insight into the review process - 9to5Mac

A new interview with Apple’s former head of App Store approvals published today by Bloomberg takes an in-depth look at the app review process over the last decade and the team behind it. The wide-ranging conversation covers the early days from 2009, the g

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Google Is Probably Tracking Your Location Right Now—Here’s How to Stop That | Mental Floss

Google says it uses around-the-clock location tracking to improve the services it offers consumers. But if you're uncomfortable with that idea, there's a way to turn it off.

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Differences Between Android and iPhone | POPSUGAR Tech

Coke vs. Pepsi, UPS vs. FedEx, and Netflix vs. Amazon are all some of the greatest rivalries of all time. But no list of competitors would be complete without

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If You Care About Privacy, Throw Your Amazon Alexa Devices Into the Sea

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we learned that humans were monitoring Amazon Alexa commands, essentially spying on users in the name of product improvement? Well, we’ve got some more bad news about the always-on microphone that we’ve all invited

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How to Scan Documents Using Your iPhone's Notes App | Mental Floss

You don't need to use a bulky scanner to scan your documents. If you own an iPhone, it's as easy as taking a picture.

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The best iPad apps of 2019

You've got some cash, you want some apps - here they are

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How to disguise your personal web-surfing at work

When you read your favorite site at work, you don't necessarily want your boss to find out about it. Here's how to sneakily browse the web.

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How to Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV

Your iOS devices are great media players, but sometimes you want to watch on a big screen. Here's how to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV.

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40 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Search could do

Take your search game to the next level with these tools that’ll save you time and help you get more done.

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Cybersecurity 101: Five settings to secure your iPhone or iPad | TechCrunch

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Flickr will hold off on deleting photos until March 12th

If you’ve got a Flickr account, hopefully you’re already aware: the free 1 terabyte plan is going away. If you’re on a free Flickr account, the company is only going to let you keep 1,000 photos at a time. Anything past that will be auto

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Anyone Can Spy on You With FaceTime. Here's How to Turn It Off

A new bug allows anyone to listen in on your iPhone and, for now, there's no fix.

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In 2019, Best Single Way To Block, Stop Robocalls, Spam On The iPhone, Android

While apps provide some level of protection against robocalls, spam, and scams, they're not bulletproof. When all else fails, try this nuclear option.

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Google Maps wants to help you avoid that speeding ticket

Google Maps users report seeing speed limit and speed trap warnings pop up in the navigation app.

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Getting Windows 10 updated doesn't have to be so painful

If you're trying to get your system patched up to the latest version but find your Windows 10 update isn't working, don't despair. While you do need to do a little troubleshooting, it's not as complicated as you might think. Here, we&#

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Change your phone settings so Apple, Google can't track your movements

Most tech companies make it difficult for users to say no to aggressive surveillance practices. But it is helpful to know about the default settings on your smartphone and how to change them.

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Received AirPods for Christmas? Here are some tips & tricks to get you started

AirPods were a super popular Christmas gift this holiday season. If you were lucky enough to receive them, here are a few tips and tricks to help make your listening experience even better.

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The Best Free Software to Install on Your New Laptop

You’ve unboxed yourself a brand new laptop, logged in, changed the wallpaper to something more your taste, and... now what? Let us direct to you a collection of the best free software you need to install straight away, whether your new machine is runnin

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How to download your personal data from Apple

Apple has a new process for requesting all the data the company has on you, and it's very simple. Here's how to do it.

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How to supercharge Siri on the iPhone and iPad with a hidden feature

Apple's iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads has support for a feature that most people probably don't even know about. It's called Siri Shortcuts, and you can use it to add even more power to Siri. Here's how to use Siri Shortcuts.

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The Best Camera Apps for the iPhone | Digital Trends

Smartphone cameras are nothing to scoff at, but there's something to be said for an app that works to extend the functionality of your phone. If you're looking to improve your Instagram game, or to simply capture better stills, we've rounded up some of th

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Here’s how to find out if your Facebook was hacked in the breach | TechCrunch

Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook’s access token breach announced two weeks ago? Here’s how to find out. Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info accessed, 14M’s bios too Visit this Facebook Help center link while

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Apple updates Apple TV Remote, revamps Workflow as Shortcuts for iOS 12 | VentureBeat

Coinciding with iOS 12's release today, new versions of Apple TV Remote and Shortcuts are out, and other updates can be expected throughout the day.

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The Most Fun (and Useful) Things You Can Do With an Amazon Echo or Google Home

Smart home devices will tell you the weather and answer trivia questions, sure, but they can do so much more. Try these tips to streamline your day, relax a little or just have some fun.

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5 Skills To Help You Thrive In Computer Programming

What more do you need to be successful as a programmer than programming skills? A lot more, actually. Success in the industry depends on a combination of soft skills and […]

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How Google Thinks: SEO Done The Right Way

If there was one SEO factor that summed it up, then it would be to design not for a search algorithm but for a person.

Science & Technology | Social Media

You can now apply to get a verified badge on Instagram — here’s how

Instagram is at last quenching the thirst of its thirsty, thirsty unverified users. The company just introduced a trio of new features designed to make Instagram a generally safer and more authentic place to hang out (third-party 2FA — enable it!) and f

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The first 7 Alexa skills you should enable - CNET

The ever-growing world of Alexa skills can be daunting. Here are the seven you should give a go first.

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How to turn off Google's location tracking | Technology

Turning off location history won’t hide where you are when you use search, Maps or weather. Here’s how to stop being tracked

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Send tracks from Amazon Music to Alexa devices with Alexa Cast

Today, Amazon announced that users listening to music through the Amazon Music app can now cast their tunes to any Alexa-enabled speaker from their phone. The f...

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Update Your iPhones And Androids Now If You Don't Want Your Bluetooth Hacked

Apple has patched, though it's unclear if all Android devices are secure. Windows, meanwhile, is still vulnerable to older Bluetooth attacks.

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What you need to know about your browser's digital fingerprints

Your browser has a fingerprint. It’s not as obvious as the real ones on your fingertips, but it exists nonetheless.

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24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

This collection of lesser-known macOS settings will let you customize and enhance your computing experience on any Mac desktop or laptop.

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I compared Google's Chrome browser with its No. 1 competitor — and the winner was clear

I'm always on the lookout for the best app that I use most often: the web browser. So here's how Google Chrome stacks up against Mozilla Firefox.

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How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown callers.

Business & Finance | Marketing

5 Tactics to Drive Website Traffic That Aren't SEO

Although all businesses with an online presence should invest in search engine optimization, it isn't the end-all, be-all when it comes to driving traffic to a professional website.

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How to control your app permissions

Apps often have access to private information like your contacts and even your location. Here's how to check and limit what they can do on your phone.

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Video Is King But YouTube Wears The Crown: How To Become A YouTuber

With over a third of all internet users using the platform, Youtube is the place to be. Over 300 hours of video are added every minute— so you better get started!

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How to Record Calls on Your Smartphone | WIRED

Between new apps like TapeACall and good old-fashioned hardware, there are plenty of ways to save key conversations.

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The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless earphones, including what to look out for, the various options available and the ranking our favorite true

Business & Finance | Business

Why It's Wrong To Ask Users What They Want (And What To Ask Instead)

Effective UX research does not ask users what they want, focusing instead on the real as opposed to the hypothetical.

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Twitter says all 336 million users should change their passwords

Twitter says account passwords were not hacked but users should still change them to be safe.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Laptop, Both Inside and Out | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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This change can make your online browsing faster and more private

There is a small, simple step you can take right now that promises to make your online browsing faster and more private.

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5 Google search tricks that get you what you want

Have you ever searched on Google only to be presented with results so baffling you want to throw your computer out the window? Use these 5 search hacks to put a stop to that now.

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Here are all of Apple’s tips for HomePod available in the Tips app | 9to5Mac

HomePod has started arriving to customers around the world and Apple’s Tips app for iOS is ready for it. When you have the speaker paired with your device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), you&#8…

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9 Thorough Guides That Will Teach You the Basics of SEO

In this article, we'll go over 9 guides that will help you get up to speed with SEO quickly.

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Apple iOS 11 Has A Great Secret Feature

Complaints from iPhone owners about an Apple iOS 11 problem have missed that it is actually a great secret feature...

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Twenty tips for creating better looking drone footage - DIY Photography

Shooting with a drone gives you an entirely new perspective and opens up plenty of new possibilities. Whether you use it for photography or video, using a drone requires some skill and planning if you want to make the best out of it. Stewart Carroll from

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How to Tell If Your iPhone Battery Is Screwed and What You Can Do About It

Earlier this week, Apple admitted that it is deliberately throttling the performance of older iPhones running newer versions of iOS, explaining that artificially limiting the speed of those devices was necessary to prevent aging lithium ion batteries from

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iPhone X Vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's The Difference?

iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus? Apple's new iPhones has big differences, strengths and weaknesses...

Travel | Travel

Things to Do on a Plane to Survive Long Flights Without Wifi - Thrillist

In-flight Wi-Fi is notoriously unreliable, so here's how to watch, read, and listen to everything you want even without a web connection.

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Top 15 JavaScript Plugins for Extending Your Web Forms

You can add tons of cool features onto your site with JavaScript. But there are so many libraries and plugins to choose from, it can be a drag finding the best options. If you’re designing custom forms like user signups/logins, …

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8 Plugins Every WordPress Website Needs

Make sure you have these essential plugins to keep your site running smoothly and efficiently.

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This Simple Plugin Lets You Post to Instagram Directly from Lightroom

Instagram may be seeing a big dip in engagement, but plenty of photographers still rely on the service to bring in business. Now, thanks to the LR/Instagra

Travel | Travel

How to Prepare your iPad for International Travel

Whether you’re the occasional traveler, or you frequently leave the country for work excursions, even the most seasoned veteran commuters can become flummoxed when it comes to using your iOS …

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Did You Know Your iPhone's EarPods Could Do This? | MacTrast

The EarPods that come with the iPhone have some great hidden features that allow you to control your music and phone calls, and can even work with Siri.

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The Five Keys To Sizzling Sales - In Photos: Five Important Lessons From A Trip To The Apple Store - Forbes

Great products don’t guarantee financial success. Apple is worth $560 billion because it knows how to sell them. Here are five tips from a lost weekend at one of its stores. By Brett Nelson

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The 5 Best iPhone Apps You Should Download This Week

SurgeProtector keeps you clear of Uber's surge pricing

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5 tech myths you hear all the time | Fox News

Humans are great at creating myths. From Marduk and Zeus to unicorns and mermaids, there's no end to what we can imagine. That's true even with technology.