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How to protect your PC from the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws

Here's how keep your computer safe from the nasty Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws. The patches are coming fast and furious!

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Siri vs Siri: What Apple’s AI can and can’t do on every Apple device

Siri is on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod, but the experience is different on each device—in some cases there are surprising and frustrating limitations.

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iOS 11.3: Beta 3 has been released to public testers, fixing several bugs but removing AirPlay 2

Apple has outlined the new features we can expect to see in iOS 11.3. Here's everything we know.

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iPad 2018 rumors: EEC approves two new models for sale

If you want to get a sense of where the iPad will go in 2018, look to the iPhone X.

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Merge Cube review: A clever but short-lived augmented reality toy

This cheap foam cube turns into planets, human organs, and games via your iPhone's camera.

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives later this year, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might...

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed....

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, macOS 10.13.3 update, and more to fix Telugu 'text bomb' bug

A full suite of Apple operating system updates fix the text bug that caused Messages and other apps to crash.

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12 sweet cases for the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

You don't have to sacrifice style to keep that 10.5-inch screen unmarred.

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Ivacy VPN review: A competent VPN that doesn't mind cryptocurrencies

Ivacy offers average speeds, a cleanly designed app, and a few helpful features like split tunneling, but it's also a company that doesn't want to reveal who's running the show.

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7 easy tweaks to breathe new life into your Apple Watch

Stopped wearing your snazzy smartwatch? Here's how you can make it meaningful again.

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Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade

Based on the current progress for Windows 10 version 1809, due out this fall, it now looks like the spring update for the OS will arrive on April 3 or 10.

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28 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient

Google Assistant has some genuinely useful productivity tools for professionals — and it's up to you to learn how to use them.

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HP expands its Device-as-a-Service offering to include Apple

HP has added Apple smartphones, tablets and laptops to its list of hardware it now supports under its managed service.

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Microsoft's free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

Windows Analytics can now scan enterprise PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and report on whether they're prepped to fend off attacks based on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

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Essential Phone PH-1 review: Sorry, even limited-edition colors won't make it less terrible

Essential has announced that the PH-1 is finally available in ocean depths blue, but a new color won't fix what ails this phone.

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How to watch international coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Whether you lack access to NBC or are just tired of its commentators, you can use one of these VPNs to sample another country's coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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Top FBI, CIA, and NSA officials all agree: Stay away from Huawei phones

The heads of the FBI, CIA, and NSA warned U.S. customers from buying Huawei phones and said they would never consider buying one for themselves in testimony on Capitol Hill this week.

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