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New Stump Stand sits pretty, holds your iPad or iPhone

Gear We Love: When it comes to stands for your iOS devices, they don't get much simpler than the Stump. But it's one of the best we've used.

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Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 review: Major upgrade closes the gap with iOS and Android

With the Cortana digital assistant and a vibrant new interface, the OS is finally positioned to attract the users and developers it critically needs.

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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

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Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Improved phone still a step behind other Android models

There's plenty to like about the Galaxy S5, even if it can't measure up to the newly released HTC One (M8) as an Android smartphone.

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Survive spring break (and have a blast) with the help of these apps

Find a last-minute hotel deal, stay sun safe, and relax.

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Samsung Gear Fit review: A dazzling wrist wearable with serious software deficits

Half activity tracker, half smartwatch, the Gear Fit shows Samsung understands addition by subtraction.Sadly, though, its exercise tracking is inaccurate.

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'Silicon Valley' episode 2: 'The Cap Table' - VP of Spite

Silicon Valley episode 2 is here and Jason Snell will break it all down for you.

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

on pcworld.com

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Betrayer review: Amazing atmosphere isn't enough to save this odd shooter

From Spanish conquistadors to murderous skeletons, this version of the lost Roanoke colony sure is weird.

on pcworld.com

Instagram goes down, prevents the masses from posting photos from brunch

The popular photo sharing service went down for a time Saturday, but is now back up and running. Hooray!

44 percent of Twitter users have never tweeted, says report

Never sent a tweet from your Twitter account? You're not alone. Far from it.

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Hands-on: Meet Ballistic, a full first-person shooter that runs right in your browser

Not going to lie—this still seems a bit like wizardry. Ballistic is a full-fledged first-person shooter that runs within your browser window. And looks good while doing so.

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls review: Finally, the Diablo III we've been waiting for

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls isn't quite perfect, but it's amazing Blizzard could salvage this much from the wreckage of the original game.

on pcworld.com

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The Week in iPad Cases: Out and about

This week's roundup of new iPad cases features several that are designed to help you take your iPad everywhere from the beach to the workplace—even when your workplace is a dusty construction site.

Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all

Facebook received about 12,600 US law enforcement requests in the second half of 2013