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MOBILE

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Virgin America app arrives with Spotify integration

The airline known for its mood lighting reveals its first mobile app for iOS and Android.

INTERNET

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Dota 2 adds full-featured VR spectator hub for blockbuster International 2016 tourney

The International is just days away and this year's tournament will include a VR treat for spectators.

SOFTWARE

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Microsoft faces two new lawsuits over aggressive Windows 10 upgrade tactics

Microsoft is facing more legal trouble over its handling of Windows 10 upgrades.

INTERNET

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Facebook’s Birthday Videos are another attempt to repackage your life for social sharing

First there was Memories, then there was Friends Day, and now there's Facebook's Birthday Videos.

HARDWARE

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Apple could stick a Digital Crown on the iPhone

A divisive Apple Watch feature could help Apple ditch the bezel on iOS devices.

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WSJ: Apple’s shot at launching a TV streaming service hurt by its own difficult demands

Apple's proposed service combined live TV with on-demand streaming of entire seasons, but major networks didn't bite. The Wall Street Journal explains why.

HARDWARE

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Apple’s latest car hire could steer the company toward autonomous driving

Apple isn’t giving up on a car, but the company is now diving into software that could power the next generation of cars.

MOBILE

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Apple Store app for iOS will feature recommendations

The recommendations are based on your buying history.

SOFTWARE

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How to upgrade to Windows 10: What you need to know

Allow about two hours for the process, and make sure you back up your data beforehand.

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.