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Facebook tries to explain motives for secret user experiments

One of Facebook's team members that helped to run secret psychological experiments on some of its users has now written a note explaining the motivations behind their efforts, adding an apology for how its scientific paper on the research describe their efforts.

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Google Docs, Sheets permanently replace Quickoffice

Update: Slides is not available on iOS but is currently available for Android.

After having acquired Quickoffice, Google had made ported many of the document suite's features to its Google Drive service. As such, Google will be retiring Quickoffice and migrating users who need native document editing and creation to Drive's standalone Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps. The move will affect both iOS and Android users as Google suggests that users migrate to those apps instead.

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Facebook ran secret psychological experiments on users

A report from a team at Facebook that was first published in a scientific journal earlier this month reveals that the social network ran secret psychological experiments on 600,000 users without their awareness.

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Best iPhone and iPad apps of June 2014

We've gathered up the bestest, freshest iPhone apps and best iPad apps to hit the App Store in June for you guys. We've got five games, five apps, and a handful of honorable mentions, not to mention the great suggestions that are bound to come in in the comment section. As usual, we have a full range of puzzles, action games, utilities, photography apps, and just about everything else you could be using your iOS device for. There's also a healthy mix of both free and paid apps to check out here.

Are you ready to get downloading? Dig in!

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Pebble offers special Reading Rainbow Kickstarter version

Pebble is helping to fund the current Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign by offering a limited edition version of their smartwatch as a reward for backers.

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GE to sell Link LED lightbulbs controlled by Wink iPhone app

General Electric has announced plans to sell a new family of LED lightbulbs, the Link, that can be controlled remotely anywhere in the world by the new Wink app as part of their connected home efforts.

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New and updated apps: Final Cut Pro, MacUpdate Desktop 6, xScope 4 and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got some big enhancements to Apple's pro video editing software for the Mac, a cool origami app, big changes to Xfinity's Connect app, a completely reworked MacUpdate Desktop and more!

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Best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad: 1Password, Dashlane, mSecure, and more!

The best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad to help you create strong passwords, keep them secure, and use them when you need them!

On the hunt for the best iPhone apps and best iPad apps to help you create, store, and manage all your passwords and logins? Passwords are what keep our stuff safe, from our iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, and Macs, to the apps and services we use on them. Good, strong, unique passwords are also a complete pain in the ass to remember, and on mobile, an incredible pain to enter. However, given how many security breaches there've been lately - and how many passwords have been compromised - it's absolutely necessary. Due to the lack of browser plugins on iOS, iPhone and iPad password managers aren't as well integrated as they are on Mac or Windows, but there are still many on the App Store to choose from. But which iPhone and iPad apps are the absolute best password manager apps?

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Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor and MainStage updated to support ProRes 4444 XQ and more!

Although Apple has now laid Aperture to rest, they did note that development on Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro would continue and to back up that claim, they're now rolling out updates for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor and MainStage through the Mac App Store.

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Apple to retire Aperture development in favor of Photos

Apple announced a new Photos app for Mac at WWDC, which is set to bump out the existing Aperture editor, according to a recent statement from Apple. iPhoto will also be replaced, but development for Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro will continue.

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