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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

The chances of you installing malware on your Android phone is incredibly small, according to Google.

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Via's 360-degree VR cameras ship for under $100

Via Technologies is now shipping new 360-degree cameras for under $100, making it more affordable for users to capture and play virtual reality content in headsets.

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Vodafone prepares an LTE moon shot -- literally

Thanks to Vodafone, the Taurus-Littrow Valley will get its first mobile phone base station next year.

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Hackers demand $150K ransom, threaten to wipe millions of Apple devices

A group of hackers is threatening to wipe millions of iOS devices in two weeks if Apple doesn't pay them $150,000.

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Google Maps now lets you share your exact location with friends

Google Maps has enabled a new feature that lets you share your location with friends and family. But there could be a downside.

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63% off Anker Quick Charge 3.0 39W Dual USB Car Charger - Deal Alert

3 cutting-edge technologies combine to deliver the fastest possible charge to any device. Charge compatible devices up to 80% in just 35 minutes with Quick Charge 3.0. Patented PowerIQ and VoltageBoost deliver high-speed charging to...

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Android O makes my notification wish come true

An easily overlooked option in Google's Android O software may end up being one of the release's most useful new features.

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Apple TV just became an enterprise hub for connected things

Jamf introduces zero-day support for Apple TV, opening opportunity for smart automation

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64% off MOTA JETJAT Ultra Mini Drone with One Touch Take-Off & Landing - Deal Alert

Experience First Class Flight with Auto Landing, Takeoff, and Hover with the push of a button, features never before seen in mini drones. ULTRA is App Ready - take pictures and video and save it right to any smartphone.

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L.A. and NYC still rank behind smaller cities in wireless performance

The two biggest cities in the U.S. continue to rank well below many smaller U.S. cities in overall wireless performance, according to RootMetrics.

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Apple trims 18% from 9.7-in. iPad price

Apple today cut the price of its least expensive 9.7-in. iPad by $70, dropped the "Air" nameplate and returned to simply "iPad" as the moniker.

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'Artificial intelligence' has become meaningless marketing jargon

Watch out, Android users: A new empty buzzword is in town, and it goes by the initials A.I.

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10 announcements Apple made today you probably missed

Apple quietly made numerous announcements today, including a new low-end iPad, an anti-AIDS (RED) iPhone, a much better iPhone SE, new Apple Watch straps and a brand-new video creation app called Clips -- so what are the details it...

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42% off Yeti Rambler 18 oz Bottle - Deal Alert

The Rambler 18 oz. bottle is next-level, and the perfect addition to your rough commutes, day hikes, or kayak sessions. Features a no-sweat design, tough 18/8 stainless steel construction and a leakproof, 3-finger grip, insulated...

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56% off D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Dual Band Range Extender - Deal Alert

Eliminate dead zones and extend the range of your home Wi-Fi coverage. With AC750 performance, the DAP-1520 provides bandwidth up to 300Mbps on the 2.4Ghz, and 433Mbps on the faster, more reliable 5GHz bands.

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Samsung Bixby -- what the virtual assistant can do

Samsung has officially announced Bixby, its own take on a voice assistant. Here is what it can do

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ARM pushes its chip performance to catch Intel, AMD

Can ARM chips compete neck-and-neck with Intel and AMD on benchmarks? That could be happening sooner than you think.

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'Hearables' and clothing to grow fastest in wearables market, IDC says

Devices that double as clothing or get worn on the ear will grow the fastest of all wearables in the next five years, market research firm IDC said.

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Samsung unveils Bixby voice assistant for upcoming Galaxy S8

Samsung revealed Monday that Bixby, an intelligent voice assistant, will run on the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone being unveiled next week.

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