Caitlin McGarryAssociate Editor, PCWorld Follow me on Google+

Caitlin covers Apple news, social networks, and the sharing economy from IDG's New York bureau.

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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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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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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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How Facebook’s new ad platform lets brands track you around the web

Atlas lets advertisers target you on third-party sites and apps using your Facebook info.

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5 reasons why Ello isn’t the second coming of Facebook

The idea of Ello and the actual user experience are completely different.

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Thom Yorke’s new album hits BitTorrent (but it’s not free)

BitTorrent launches pay-gated Bundles with a $6 offering from Radiohead’s unorthodox front man.

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Apple puts iPhones through the wringer to prove #Bendgate is overblown

The iPhone 6 Plus endures several sit-down tests before shipping.

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Instagram’s Hyperlapse hurriedly adds time-lapse selfies to keep up with iOS 8

The new Time-lapse mode in iOS 8 is more primitive than Hyperlapse, but Instagram knows you have to stay ahead of Apple to compete with Apple.

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Apple offers workaround for iPhones borked by iOS 8.0.1

If you’re still struggling to downgrade to iOS 8, follow these instructions.

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Amazon’s Twitter wish lists make more sense than its shopping cart

Sometimes you just want to remember a product, not be pushed into buying it.

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Why Apple needs Beats Music to keep its street cred

Apple won’t shut down Beats Music because the streaming service can keep iTunes relevant.

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Twitter upgrades for iOS 8 with a profile makeover

The best part about Twitter’s update: Interactive push notifications.

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Facebook to push real-time stories to the top of News Feed

As Twitter reevaluates chronological timelines, Facebook adds more timely content to your stream.

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Drag queens force Facebook to reevaluate real names

The network isn't making any changes yet, but it should.