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14 min ago

Yahoo really really wants to be the default search engine for iPhones and iPads

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Yahoo really really wants to be the default search engine for iPhones and iPads

Fire up Safari on your iPhone or iPad today and you'll most likely find Google as the default search engine — but if Yahoo has their way that might change. Users have the option to change from Google to other search providers such as Bing or Yahoo, but Google's had the default spot locked down for some time thanks to the handsome sum they've been paying Apple for the privilege. But Microsoft's Bing is the default search used in Siri, so count that as a win for Redmond. Yahoo isn't too happy that Google holds the crown jewel default search in Safari, and they're apparently aiming to convince Apple to change that.

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2 hours ago

Weekly photo contest: Shadows!

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Weekly photo contest: Shadows!

Weekly photo contest: Shadows!

Shadows are something all of us have, as do all the objects around us. Not only are they something we see every day, but they can add a whole new creative perspective to your photos. So that's your task this week, snap a killer photo that just wouldn't be the same without shadows.

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, April 22nd at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! And the winner is...

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3 hours ago

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft now available worldwide

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft now available worldwide

After a short soft launch in Canada and Australia, Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available globally. We’ve got some hands-on gameplay footage, if you want to see how it runs.

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5 hours ago

Make your Mac safer online: Five tips for better password security

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Make your Mac safer online: Five tips for better security

Make your Mac safer online: Five tips for better password security

Gotofail. Heartbleed. Target. Sony's PlayStation Network. The NSA. It seems like every few weeks, there's a new story circulating in the news about major security breach concerning systems that you rely on. What can you do to protect yourself?

The bottom line is that attacks do happen, so it's best to try to minimize the risk you face when these services inevitably are breached. Here are some tips to help you stay as safe as possible by changing your password habits.

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5 hours ago

Best hotel apps for iPhone: Hotel Tonight, Airbnb, Jetsetter, and more!

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Best hotel reservation and booking apps for iPhone: Hotel Tonight, Airbnb, Jetsetter, and more!

Best hotel apps for iPhone: Hotel Tonight, Airbnb, Jetsetter, and more!

Looking for the best iPhone apps for finding great hotels and booking the best reservations? The iPhone can make finding, booking, and paying for a hotel room or rental property simple, but that doesn't mean all booking and reservation apps are created equal. Whether you're traveling for business or looking for a rental property on the beach for a family vacation, the App Store has a lot to offer. But which hotel apps are the very best?

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5 hours ago

MacBreak Weekly 398: The Police Pursuit Package

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MacBreak Weekly 398: The Police Pursuit Package

Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and I talk about when we might see a new Mac Mini, Jony Ive gets more power at Apple, would you pay $1,000 for an iWatch? And more.

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6 hours ago

Aio's new Group Save plan takes on Sprint's Framily Plan discounts

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Aio's new Group Save plan takes on Sprint's Framily Plan discounts

A few months back saw Sprint introduce their new Framily Plan discounts that allowed customers to see reduced per-line prices for each line added to their account, and now prepaid carrier Aio is firing back with their own version of the concept. They're calling it Group Save, and it could save Aio customers up to $90 when they have five lines on their account.

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6 hours ago

Anki Drive getting new cars and tracks, plus a new Race Mode

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Anki Drive getting new cars and tracks, plus a new Race Mode

The folks at Anki Drive have released two new cars, two new tracks, and a new mode for their real-world iOS racing game today. Corax is one of the new cars, which is able to mount multiple weapons, while Hadion has a turbo boost function available right away. As for tracks, Crossroads adds the first intersection to the mix, while Bottleneck has a particularly narrow section which should be a welcome challenge. Finally, the race mode will award the player that manages to get 15, 30, or 45 laps. Combined with the default battle mode, this should keep things interesting.

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7 hours ago

How to disable Notification Center on the Lock screen of your iPhone and iPad

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How to disable Notification Center on the Lock screen of your iPhone and iPad

Notification Center collects all of the notifications your receive on your iPhone or iPad into one easy to access place. By default you can even pull down Notification Center from your Lock screen to see any messages or other notifications you may have missed. However, if you prefer Notification Center to not be accessible from the Lock screen for privacy reasons, there's an easy way to disable it. Here's how!

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8 hours ago

Deal of the Day: Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for iPhone 5/5S

Deal of the Day: Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for iPhone 5/5S

For today only, purchase the Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for iPhone 5/5S and save over 50% off the list price!

This case has reinforced corners with a unique shock dissipation system to absorb impact and defend against bumps and drops. The strategically placed side bumpers provide a secure grip and added drop protection. And, if protecting your device from the rigors of life wasn’t good enough, DropSuit even provides protection from the elements you can’t see with an anti-microbial agent!

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