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SOFTWARE

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What Microsoft is taking away from Windows 10 in the Anniversary Update

Updating to a new build of Windows is always a give-and-take process.

SOFTWARE

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Windows 10's free upgrade deadline will stretch into July 30, thanks to time zones

Procrastinators in New Zealand luck out, while those in Hawaii get a raw deal.

HARDWARE

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Surface Pro 3's massive battery drain is a software problem, Microsoft says

Surface Pro 3 owners may not have to deal with a battery recall, after all.

MOBILE

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Nintendo's hotly anticipated Pokémon Go Plus wearable delayed until September

Your dreams of wearing a Pokémon Go Wearable to catch 'em all this August are officially crushed.

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Osram's Lightify smart bulbs suffer from several serious security flaws

Most—but not all—will be fixed in August, however.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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Apple has sold 1 billion iPhones

Tim Cook told employees in Cupertino that the three-comma milestone was passed last week.

INTERNET

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A cleaner, simpler Google Maps focuses on 'actionable info'

This Google Maps refresh offers a cleaner look, new colors, and areas of interest.

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

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Adobe brings Lightroom to the living room with an Apple TV app

Creative Cloud subscribers can use Lighroom for Apple TV to see their photos on the biggest screen in the house.

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.