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Facebook walks back real name policy after protests, Ello exodus

The network says its policy has always allowed for “authentic” names as well as legal ones, but apologized Wednesday for hurting users.

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Sprint to AT&T: We'll see your double and raise you

The carriers' game of one-upsmanship continues.

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LifeTrak's new fitness tracker tells you to get more sun

The Brite 450 discourages the vampire lifestyle with ambient and blue light sensor

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TiVo's Android app now lets you stream recorded TV shows

You can now watch your backlog of programming on your Android phone or tablet.

Bankable Backup and Recovery options for Your iPhone or iPad

Take a look at these useful tools for backing up and restoring your iOS device.

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All gold everything: Apple may add new hue to iPad Air line

A gold iPad Air with Touch ID is reportedly on its way this month, but you might have to wait for an oversized tablet.

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Comcast brings stream-anywhere cloud DVR to major cities

So begins the long slog toward a future without set-top boxes.

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Hands-on: Pebble gets a boost with lower price and new firmware

App shortcuts and better fitness tracking make Pebble a solid smartwatch on the cheap

Manage Your Media More Effectively with NAS

Network attached storage may be your best bet to get those unruly pictures, music files, and videos under control in a flash. Here's your plan of attack.

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Move over Chromecast: $25 Firefox-powered Matchstick streaming adapter revealed

There's a new Firefox OS-powered HDTV dongle coming soon to take on Google's Chromecast.

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How to change settings for emergency alerts on your Android phone

Android gives you lots of flexibility for controlling the emergency alerts you receive, though the settings are tucked away.

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Rockin' the living room: Beats Music arrives on Apple TV

In the latest Apple TV update Beats Music graced the home screen. Chris Breen takes you on a tour.

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Five things Apple should fix in the next Apple TV update

Family Sharing and Beats Music are nice and all, but Apple needs to go a lot further to make Apple TV as easy to use as Roku and Fire TV.

Rockin' the living room: Beats Music arrives on Apple TV

In the latest Apple TV update Beats Music graced the home screen. Chris Breen takes you on a tour.

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Path takes laziness to a new level with business messaging

Now a messaging app will call businesses for you and then message you their answers. We've reached peak messaging.

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Apple Watch leans on the iPhone for app management and heavy lifting

A hands-on report reveals a few new details on Apple's first smartwatch