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INDUSTRY VERTICALS

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Apple CarPlay's coming to these 14 Chevrolet cars in the 2016 model year

Chevrolet will have 14 cars in its 2016 model year with Apple CarPlay compatibility, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced at the Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Wednesday. This will be the largest number of vehicles from any automaker so far to feature Apple's smartphone-car solution.

SOFTWARE

Watch out Google Now, Siri may get 'Proactive' in iOS 9

Android fans love to extol the virtues of Google Now, the personal assistant that goes beyond Siri's capabilities to intuitively give you information throughout your day. And they're kind of right.

INDUSTRY VERTICALS

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These are the 14 Chevrolet cars from the 2016 model year that will have Android Auto

Chevrolet will have 14 cars in its 2016 model year with Android Auto compatibility, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced at the Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Wednesday. This will be the largest number of vehicles from any automaker so far to feature Google's smartphone-car solution, which was announced almost a year ago at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

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Native apps coming to the Apple Watch this fall, thanks to an SDK

One of the biggest problems with third-party apps on the Apple Watch is that they don't run natively and can't gather data directly from the Watch's own sensors. This makes them more sluggish and feature restricted to Apple's own apps--they simply can't keep up.

INTERNET

Is this for everyone? The growing global connectivity divide in figures

While Western countries have exceeded expectations in ICT growth, the UK is behind Ireland, France and Korea for internet users by population ratio

SECURITY

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Checking your Mac for viruses -- wait, what?

As we talked about in last week's Working Mac, you may have been led to believe that you don't have to worry about computer viruses on your Mac. And, to some extent, there's truth to that. While your Mac can definitely be infected with malware, Apple's built-in malware detection and file quarantine capabilities are meant to make it less likely that you'll download and run malicious software.

HARDWARE SYSTEMS | CONSUMER ELECTRONICS | SOFTWARE

How to prevent the new Messages bug from crashing your iPhone

A bug in iOS 8 turns a string of Unicode characters into a phone-crashing catastrophe.

BUSINESS ISSUES

UK immigration laws favour investors over innovators, report finds

Tech entrepreneurs looking to relocate to the UK must already have £200,000 of investment in their company.

INTERNET

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Microsoft's nifty age-guessing robot comes to Bing Images

Microsoft's fun new toy is being folded into everything.

SOFTWARE

Future Windows 10 upgrades won't come with sneaky charges, Microsoft clarifies

You will not be paying a yearly fee to keep Windows 10 running on your PC in 2016...or any year after that.

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.