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Critical remote code execution flaw fixed in popular terminal app for macOS

Users of the iTerm2 terminal app are encouraged to update as soon as possible.

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The 'radically different' Essential Phone 2 is on its way, but why?

Andy Rubin teases an Essential 2 design that’s even more ridiculous than the first one.

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How to use the over-capture feature in the new iPhone camera to crop and adjust images later

Apple added a way to capture details outside your frame camera preview to aid in adjusting a picture after you snap the virtual shutter.

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Microsoft rolls out Your Phone's Calls feature: You can use your PC to make calls using your phone

Microsoft is making its Calls feature for Your Phone live to its Windows 10 Insider program, with a far, far larger number of supported phones than previous iterations. You can now leave your phone in your pocket.

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How to buy a refurbished Mac, MacBook, 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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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4517389 (OS Build 18362.418), released Oct. 8, 2019.

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Windows, Xbox now allow parents to set per-game screen time limits for kids

Microsoft has made its Windows and Xbox family settings more granular, allowing parents to place more defined limits on their kids' online activity and screen time.

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macOS Catalina: How to use the new features in Safari 13

New features make it easier to manage multiple windows and tabs.

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Apple delivers macOS Catalina

The company first unveiled the latest version of its desktop OS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It arrived for all users on Monday.

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How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer drive

Put the macOS Catalina installer on an external USB thumb drive or hard drive and use it to install the operating system on a Mac.

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Spotify now supports Siri on iPhone, iPad, and CarPlay

Not only does iOS get Siri support, but Spotify is now available on Apple TV, too.

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How to find out if your Mac’s software is 32- or 64-bit

If you plan to use macOS beyond Mojave, you need to upgrade any 32-bit apps on your Mac to 64-bit. Here’s how to check for 32-bit apps on your Mac.

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macOS Catalina: Everything you need to know

Frequently asked questions about Apple’s next operating system for the Macintosh.

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Six features you should try after installing macOS 10.15 Catalina

Apple’s major update to the Mac operating system has several new features. Get familiar with Catalina by checking out what’s new.

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Prizmo 5 review: Mobile scanner app makes it a snap to capture documents

A comprehensive mobile scanner app for iPhone and iPad that makes it easy to effortlessly capture single or multi-page documents.

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Microsoft's plan to ignore Windows 10 1809 worked

Remember the problematic rollout of last year's fall update to Windows 10? Microsoft would just as soon forget it happened, and hopes users do, too.

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Microsoft crowdsourced QA, and look what we got

The Windows Insiders program has signed up lots of people willing to check out pre-release versions of Windows for free. It’s pretty clear it’s not working.

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Zero-day vulnerability gives attackers full control of Android phones

Attackers are reportedly exploiting an unpatched vulnerability to take control of Android devices and potentially deliver spyware. The flaw affects phones models from multiple manufacturers including Google, Samsung, Huawei, LG and...

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New zero-day Android exploit targets Pixel, Galaxy phones—and hackers are already using it

Google has published data concerning a zero-day vulnerability being exploited on Android devices, including the Pixel, Galaxy, and LG phones.

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Best Android phones 2019: What should you buy?

Looking for the best value in an Android phone, the best for photography, or the best at everything? We've tested them all and have our top picks right here.

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