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CNN Investigation Finds AmazonBasics Products Dangerous

CNN has discovered many alarming reports about AmazonBasics electronics catching fire, burning users, and sometimes even exploding.

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NSA Mass Phone Record Collection Ruled Illegal

Nearly seven years after being exposed to the public, and a year after being shut down, the NSA’s mass collection of phone records has been ruled illegal.

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New Apple Ad Throws a Spotlight on Privacy

Apple has released a clever ad about how we’re all tracked online, which has sparked some equally entertaining commentary from Daring Fireball’s John Gruber.

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Apple Expands AppleCare+ Signup Deadline to One Year

Facing slowing AppleCare sales, Apple is extending how long you can buy AppleCare+ after purchasing a device from 60 days to a full year.

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Apple Redubs Beats 1 as Apple Music 1, Adds New Stations

Five years after its launch, Beats 1 is being redubbed Apple Music 1, and Apple is adding two more radio stations for hits from the past and country music.

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Mozilla’s Renewed Deal with Google Puts Firefox on Steadier Ground

Mozilla recently laid off a quarter of its workforce, but a renewed search deal with Google should keep the browser maker around for at least a few more years.

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Apple Offers CBS All Access and Showtime Bundle for Apple TV+ Subscribers

If you subscribe to the Apple TV+ premium service, you can also now sign up for a special bundle of CBS All Access and Showtime for half of the usual price.

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Celebrate Steve Wozniak’s 70th Birthday on August 11th

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is turning 70, and he’s inviting everyone to celebrate his birthday with him online.

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AirDrop Proved Handy on NASA’s Demo-2 Mission

The successful completion of the NASA Demo-2 mission recently made headlines, but it turns out there was an Apple-related twist during the mission.

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Jason Snell Starts “20 Macs for 2020”

Six Colors publisher Jason Snell has started a series of essays, podcasts, and videos that will explore 20 notable Mac models. Adam and Tonya Engst will make guest appearances on the podcast, so be sure to tune in.

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The Co-Inventor of the Computer Mouse Has Passed On

Bill English, the co-creator of the computer mouse, has died at 91. Largely overlooked while he was alive, his contributions make him one of the most influential people in the history of computing.

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20 Years Later, Steven Levy Looks Back on the Power Mac G4 Cube

The Power Mac G4 Cube was Apple’s most beautiful failure, a cutting-edge and memorable machine that sold fewer than 150,000 units. Wired’s Steven Levy looks back at it, 20 years after its introduction.

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Apple Celebrates 25 Years of the Apple Distinguished Educator Program with Dr. Carl Owens

Apple’s Distinguished Educator program has hit the quarter-century mark, and the company noted the occasion by highlighting one of its first participants.

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Woz Sues YouTube Over Bitcoin Impersonation Scam

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is suing YouTube over a Bitcoin-related scam. A similar scam made headlines recently with a mass Twitter attack.

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Hong Kong VPN Services Found to Log Connections and Leak User Data

If you use a VPN service based in Hong Kong to secure your Internet traffic and protect your privacy, you may wish to switch, given what security researchers have discovered.