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I don't care if Google's 'chat' for Android is an inferior version of Apple iMessage, I want it now

Google has announced that a new messaging protocol called chat is on the way, bringing RCS support and unifying the scattershot messaging experience on Android. It's about time.

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How to get all of the Apple Watch Activity achievements

Trying to snag every Activity badge? Here's a full list of every achievement and what you need to do to get it.

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How to use a strong passcode to better secure your iPhone

With at least two companies selling technology that can be used by law enforcement and government agencies to unlock iPhones, this would be a good time to safeguard your information with a stronger passcode. Here's how.

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Apple's AirPods are back in stock on Amazon, but probably not for long

There's no discount on Apple's beloved wireless bluetooth earbuds, but it's kind of a surprise to see them there in the first place.

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.

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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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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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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?

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Apple Watch Series 4 and watchOS 5 rumors: Are third-party watch faces on the way?

The new Apple Watch is also said to have improved health tracking capabilities.

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Third-party faces might be more of a curse than a blessing for Apple Watch

Speculation is mounting that Apple will open up watchOS to third-party watch faces. That might not be a good thing.

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Sony makes May’s Xperia XZ2 launch irrelevant with the announcement of the 4K XZ2 Premium

Sony has unveiled the Xperia XZ2 Premium with a better display, camera, and battery than the XZ2 that hasn't even gone on sale yet.

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Fitbit Versa vs Apple Watch Series 1: Which budget smartwatch is right for you?

Fitbit's new Versa smartwatch is on sale today for $200. How does it stack up against the $249 Apple Watch Series 1?

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How to cancel a subscription on iOS

Apple makes it easy to sign up for subscription services like Apple Music, but unsubscribing from them on your iPhone or iPad is a much trickier process.

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The best iPhone camera apps

Take your photos and videos to the next level.

App dev trends going hot -- and cold

21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what’s in and what’s out in app dev

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Node.js tips and tricks

In this explainer video, learn several techniques that can improve your Node development experience.

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How to buy a refurbished MacBook, Mac, iPhone, or iPad from Apple

Want a new Apple device but don't want to shell out for a full-priced version? Consider a refurbished model instead. Our FAQ and refurb deal guide can help you choose.

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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to Oreo.

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