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SECURITY

Apple releases tons of security updates for recent flaws and exploits

While the world's focus on Apple today might be on the release of its new streaming music service, the company also pushed out a host of security fixes for exploits, flaws, and--shall we say--politically difficult situations of the last few months. iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 should make users safer, pending testing by outside researchers.

SOFTWARE

GarageBand update lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect

Apple on Tuesday announced updates to its consumer music author app, GarageBand. One of the new features ties directly to the release of Apple Music: Artists on Apple Music Connect can publish directly to the service from GarageBand.

NETWORKING

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Linksys ships high-gain replacement router antennas

Wi-Fi Router manufacturers selling into the high end of the market have touted upgradeable antennas for years, but none of them have actually sold antenna upgrades until now. Linksys VP Mike Chen told me as far back as the announcement of the audacious WRT1900AC router that the company would develop its own antenna upgrades. Today, Linksys is finally shipping those antennas.

SOFTWARE

Bad news for Prince fans: These artists are missing from Apple Music

Cupertino is cheering after Taylor Swift's very public change of heart, but other artists have not been as easy to court in favor of Apple's new streaming service.

COMPONENTS

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Acer combines a curved monitor with AMD's stutter-killing FreeSync technology

Acer is launching what appears to be the first curved display with AMD's FreeSync technology, which helps keep tearing and stuttering at bay.

GOVERNMENT | LEGAL | MOBILE

Roaming charges to be abolished across Europe by 2017

Telecoms operators will no longer be able to exploit customers when they travel abroad.

SECURITY

Medium stays firmly anti-password with radical e-mail-based logins

Medium is doing its best to stay password-free by letting users log in with a secure email link.

MOBILE

Barclaycard takes on Apple Watch in battle of wearable payments

Barclaycard extends trial of devices after limited roll-out last year

SOFTWARE

Apple Music makes its debut with iOS 8.4, out now

Apple Music has dominated headlines since it was announced earlier this month at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but despite all the hype and controversy, few people have actually used Apple's new streaming music service. That changes right now.

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.

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.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.