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MOBILE

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Here's what kids really think of Apple's Swift Playgrounds learn-to-code app

Apple has partnered with Code.org to offer free Hour of Code sessions for kids at all of its stores.

HARDWARE

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Black Friday deals: The cheapest gaming PC you can build

This year, you can put together a great rig for just $350.

MOBILE

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Why an iPhone could cost double under Trump

Would you pay $1,300 for an iPhone that was made entirely in America?

ENTERTAINMENT

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How to find a digital movie rental longer than 24 hours

Shop around and you might find a 48-hour or longer rental—and even pay less than for 24 hours.

MOBILE

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Google updates Gmail for iOS to be more like Inbox

After almost four years, the Gmail app finally gets an update, plus Google Calendar adds Spotlight search support.

HARDWARE

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Hello again: What to expect from Apple's Mac event on Thursday

Apple is gearing up to release a full slate of new MacBooks.

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How Minecraft unlocks creativity and collaboration in classrooms

Microsoft's smash sandbox is expanding to more schools, and teachers claim real benefits.

SOFTWARE

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What OneNote's Math and Replay features say about the spotty state of Windows Ink

Windows Ink is a great idea struggling with the realities of handwriting recognition and data wrangling.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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Photo shootout: We tested Portrait mode with an iPhone 7 Plus fashion shoot

Just for fun, we pushed Portrait mode to the limit and compared the results to a DSLR. The results made our photographer jealous.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.