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January 20, 2016

Download Weekly

Apple springs forward


Remember when phone makers were trying to make "phablet" happen? Big screens are beautiful, but not everyone wants a pocket-busting phone. At its Monday media event, Apple said customers bought a whopping 30 million 4-inch phones last year. So enter the iPhone SE, which is the size of the 5S but has guts more like the 6’s. Apple also released a smaller iPad Pro and updates to El Capitan, TVOS, and iOS. Good news for the sleep-deprived: The iOS update adds Night Shift, which automatically dims your screen in the evening (blue screen light, like daylight, can make our brains suppress sleep-inducing melatonin). Find out how Apple’s aiming to give your eyes, pockets, and wallets a break in our Apple recap. Read more »


Julie Wildhaber

Managing Editor


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Android N: A visual tour


Like iOS 9.3, Android N is getting Night Mode. Plus it’ll support side-by-side (or top-bottom) windows and responding to notifications without opening an app. Check out the new features and find out how to join Google’s beta program.

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Tame your Twitter feed


Twitter turned 10 years old this week. It’s been an important platform for breaking (and sometimes making) the news, but you may have a hard time seeing the hot stories in a sea of tweets. These 5 apps help you find what’s hot and hide what’s not.

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AVG Antivirus Free has a solid detection engine, but make sure you get what you ask for when installing it.

Trend Micro Maximum Security 10 review

The flagship antimalware suite is updated for 2015.

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McAfee LiveSafe 2016 review

McAfee’s latest antimalware suite can be installed on an unlimited number of devices.

Avira Free Antivirus review

A refreshingly low-key antivirus app with a high-quality interface, though one bundled tool could use a chill pill.

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Google Chrome for Mac

Google’s Chrome is a popular and reliable choice for browsing webpages across multiple platforms.

Apple Keynote for Mac

Apple’s Keynote is the equal of Microsoft’s PowerPoint and lets you create elegant, powerful presentations.

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Microsoft OneNote for Mac 2016

Microsoft’s OneNote 2016 is one of the top-drawer note-taking apps for OS X.

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Parallels Desktop for Mac lets you run Windows and Windows apps on your Mac, shoulder to shoulder with OS X.

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