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Vivint Smart Home bundles two Google Minis with its starter kits, nudging users toward voice control

Amazon’s Echo had a long head start with Vivint, but this is the first time the service provider has included smart speakers in its packages by default.

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Why Apple's rumored 6.1-inch iPhone will be the model everyone wants, even with an LCD screen

A new Wall Street Journal report says Apple is ordering more LCD iPhones than OLED ones for next year's cycle. Here's why that's not the least bit surprising.

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Microsoft proclaims Windows 10 1803 enterprise-ready in record time

The 45-day interval between the launch of the latest feature upgrade to Windows 10 and the announcement that it's ready for business is the shortest yet.

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Apple wins praise for adding 'USB Restricted Mode' to secure iPhones

Amid reports that two forensic companies have been helping law enforcement and government agencies break into locked iPhones, Apple rolled out a new feature in iOS 12 to prevent further intrusions. Privacy advocates applauded the move....

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iPhone and Apple Watch rumors, Sonos vs. HomePod, WWDC 2018: Macworld Podcast episode 609

There’s another rumor that the new iPhone will have USB-C. Sonos has a new HomePod competitor. Some thoughts about last week’s WWDC. We also talk about various other Apple news and feature your comments and questions.

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Garmin's $300 Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch shows why Wear OS desperately needs a leader

Garmin's new music-centered Vivoactive 3 smartwatch is a perfect example of how far behind Wear OS is.

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Ring Alarm home security system now available for presale and will ship on July 4

The long-delayed DIY home security system costs $199, with optional professional monitoring for $10 per month.

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining apps on iOS to protect mobile users

Apple has created new rules for app developers that ban the creation of cryptocurrency mining services on mobile devices.

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Nothing to C here: Apple is never switching from Lightning to USB-C in the iPhone

A new report from DigiTimes suggests that the 2019 iPhones will dump the Lightning cable in favor of USB-C. Here's why there's no chance of that happening.

Microsoft walks away from Windows 7, Office 2013 support forums

Beginning in July, the company will stop participating in several Microsoft Community forums; business-oriented TechNet support discussion forums, however, will remain unchanged.

Apple and Google harden their smartphones against hackers and governments

As techniques used by criminals and law enforcement become known, the two leading smartphone makers are adapting to protect user data.

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Android and antitrust: What you need to know about the EU Google antitrust case

The Android software in most smartphones is a mix of open-source software and proprietary software from Google -- and the European Union's antitrust authority is concerned that the way Google ties the two together could constitute...

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Apple's Health Record API released to third-party developers; is it safe?

At its Worldwide Developer's event this week, Apple said the API for its Health Records platform has been released to developers and researchers so they can create apps for the medical information sharing platform. Once data is ported...

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The Sonos Beam is everything the HomePod should have been

Great sound, support for multiple voice assistants, and direct TV connections? It more than justifies its price.

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Windows by the numbers: Sanity returns as Windows 7 sheds user share

Migration watch: Windows 10's user share is rising again, and Windows 7 resumed shedding users in May.

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Which devices support iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave?

Is your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac going to get the latest OS update? This list has your answer.

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Why the announcements Apple didn't make at WWDC might be more important than the ones they did

Apple had a lot to say at WWDC this year, but there were some conspicuous absences from the keynote. Here's what Apple didn't say and why that matters.

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Apple puts privacy and security foremost in iOS 12, macOS Mojave

Several features in the upcoming operating systems make it easier to increase security without pain and offer users greater protection from tracking.

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