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Consumers sue Microsoft, allege Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data, damaged PCs

Three people from Illinois have sued Microsoft, claiming that the free Windows 10 upgrade they installed on their PCs caused "data loss and damage."

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How to adjust macOS Sierra 10.12.4’s Night Shift settings

Properly set the new Night Shift settings in macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and get a good night’s sleep.

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Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4: What’s new in the update

Hopefully you’ll sleep better at night, thanks to the new Night Shift feature.

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iOS 10.3 is ready to install with Find My AirPods, the new Apple File System, and more

After five beta releases, iOS 10.3 is finally ready for the masses.

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10 powerful, obscure Windows keyboard shortcuts you should know

These Windows keyboard shortcuts will take you beyond the basics.

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Macworld’s April Digital Edition: The State of HomeKit

Macworld's latest digital edition.

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

Protect your data from the Turkish Crime Family demanding ransom from Apple—or from any hackers and creeps, for that matter. It's really quite easy to set up.

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Apple’s Product(RED) iPhone and new 9.7-inch iPad now available for purchase

Apple surprised us with new product announcements on Tuesday, and now that gear can be yours.

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MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL turns Pong into a marvelous, mystical battler

The title is more than a mouthful, but the game itself is mesmerizing.

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Instagram adds two-factor authentication, censors photos that are deemed offensive or disturbing

Photos that don't violate Instagram's content guidelines but are still considered "sensitive" will be blurred out.

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Leaked iCloud credentials obtained from third parties, Apple says

The iCloud credentials that the Turkish Crime Family hacker group claims to have weren't obtained through a breach of the Apple's services.

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Facebook makes Messenger more like iMessage with emoji reactions

The update also includes in-app @mentions that send Facebook friends specific notifications.

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Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features

With a flurry of app updates, Google brings audio calling to Duo, file sharing to Allo, and smarter backups to Photos.

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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

The U.S. CIA has had tools to infect Apple Mac computers by connecting malicious Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents purported to be from the agency and published by WikiLeaks.

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The Week in iOS Cases and Accessories: These stabilizers produce better videos

Two new stabilizers are in this week's roundup—one for GoPro cameras, another for your iPhone.

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Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free

Apple has acquired the Workflow automation app, which allows iOS users to trigger a sequence of tasks across apps with a single tap.

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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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