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Organized criminals targeting individual iPhone, Android users

A well organized criminal group is targeting both iOS and Android users with highly targeted man-in-the-middle attacks, according to a new threat advisory from Akamai Technologies.

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Top 15 GPS apps and devices for holiday travel (and beyond)

Even if you think you know where you’re going this holiday season, you might still want to fire up a GPS app or boot up that dedicated GPS devices. But which one will help you avoid traffic and lost time? We navigate 15 GPS apps and...

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Holiday gift guide 2014: Tech stocking stuffers for small dollars

Part 3 of our annual holiday gift roundup highlights a group of inexpensive but seriously cool gadgets that will make any tech enthusiast a happy camper.

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Our favorite cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

We try out a ton of cases, but there are some that we just keep coming back to, despite our differences in taste.

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Apple's 10 biggest hits, misses, and head-scratchers of 2014

The Cupertino company had a huge year full of major product releases, huge announcements, and a few extremely wacky moments.

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Our very favorite iOS apps of 2014

The best iOS apps of the year made us happier, healthier, and more productive.

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An in-depth look at the BlackBerry Classic

A closer look at the new BlackBerry Classic smartphone with photos from the device's New York City launch event.

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Indie gems: The 15 best PC games you may have missed in 2014

They're small, scrappy, and just as enjoyable as big-name games. Don't miss these standout titles from a busy year.

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ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

Blackberry reports falling revenue, but loss shrinks

The company is increasing its distribution capability, pinning hopes on sales of its new Passport and Classic smartphones

Casio's latest Exilim high-speed camera can sync with up to seven others

The EX-100Pro does synchronized high-speed shooting for around US$1,000

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Hey Microsoft, the Xbox One needs a 'collapse snap' option

The good news is that there's now a Pandora app for the Xbox One. The bad news is that you still need to run it in a snapped window that eats up a bunch of your screen real estate.

Hands-on with Sony's latest smartglasses

The Single-Lens Display Module has vivid but unobtrusive display graphics

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Buy an Office 365 subscription, get a free Windows 8.1 tablet

This super cheap tablet comes with a year of Office 365--for less than the price you'd pay for Office 365

Messaging app Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio music-streaming app

Microsoft says that Line gives MixRadio 'an excellent platform for expansion'

Travel safely with your tech: How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

All your pricey electronics are juicy targets for hackers and sticky-fingered thieves. Here's how to reduce your risks while traveling.

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The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2014

Drones dominate but space, robots and algorithms shake the world.

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How to be your family's tech-support hero during the holidays

You should never have learned about computers if you didn't want to spend all your time fixing them during the month of December.

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