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WASHINGTON (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.

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By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Apple Inc phones include a theft deterrent system that enables users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, a victory for regulators who have long pushed the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. The tool, known as a kill switch, will be standard on Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices and can be installed on previous models of iPhones starting Wednesday, according to an announcement from the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. ...

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Think radar guns can only detect your speed? A company in Virginia is trying to extend their use.>

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As if the iPhone 6, Plus and Apple Watch did not drum up enough new product excitement for Apple enthusiasts, we might also be getting the next generation iPad this fall. Sources tell The Daily Dot that on October 21st, Apple will launch two new versions of the iPad, iPad 6 and iPad Mini 3, along with the newest Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite. This would be in line with Apple's other iPad launches. Last October 22nd, they launched the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2. The first iPad, however, had a spring launch date. ...

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Sony has gotten knocked around in the smartphone business. CNET looks at why the company needs to stick it out.>

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If you're eager to start putting your fitness apps to work with iOS 8's new HealthKit feature, you're going to have to hang on a bit: Apple has discovered a last-minute issue with HealthKit and is now preventing apps from using it. Apple has apparently been contacting developers throughout the day to tell them about the situation, having actually had to pull some apps that were previously published into the store. ...

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Ten One Design's Pogo Art Contest tasks creatives with drawing original work on an iPad or other iOS device using a stylus -- and demonstrates just how far digital art has come.>

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In a special Ask the Experts: iPhone Overtime edition, CNET's Jeff Bakalar sits down with Scott Stein to answer iPhone 6 and 6 Plus questions all taken from CNET readers.>

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A few weeks ago, the world went crazy when reports surfaced that Facebook Messenger was snooping on you. Reporters, hackers, and users alleged that, because Messenger had the permission to use your camera, monitor your location, or (on Android) read your text messages, that it was doing so all the time.

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"What would it take to modify the Windows Start menu on every Windows user machine in less than a week?" That’s the question Microsoft is asking itself as it pushes to speed up Windows releases to compete with rivals like Chrome OS, Android, and iOS. In a new job listing, the company is looking for a developer to join the "Windows Mission Control" team to modernize how the operating system is released and delivered to customers.

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By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European regulators are working on guidelines for appeals from people whose requests to remove information from search results under their name have been turned down by search engines such as Google. The working group aims to bring some clarity to implementing a landmark court decision in May that gave Europeans the right for the first time to ask search engines to erase information about them from the web. ...

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Apple TV is considered an iOS device, which is a thing people sometimes forget, so it too has been updated with a new version of the software today. The first thing you'll notice is a slightly tweaked design that replaces the icons for music, TV shows, movies, and other apps with new versions that are more in line with the visual style of iOS 7 and 8. You'll need a third-gen Apple TV to receive all the new stuff.

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Apple's new mobile OS gives you more control over when an app can access your device's location. Facebook says it wants to make sure users understand what its apps are asking for and why.>

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After hammering out details with city regulators for months, the peer-to-peer home rental service will start charging guests hotel taxes on October 1.>

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An Arizona State University engineering student has revved up a jetpack that helps runners move faster while expending less energy.>

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By Eric Auchard and Harro Ten Wolde FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany. Frankfurt Regional Court Judge Frowin Kurth said on Tuesday that the issues in the case brought against Uber by German taxi operator group Taxi Deutschland deserved a fuller airing in court, but lacked the urgency for a temporary injunction. ...

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In 2011, Joshua Kopstein wrote a killer piece for Motherboard titled "Dear Congress, it's no longer ok to not know how the internet works." Back then, the clumsy ignorance of our lawmakers allowed a charade called the Stop Online Piracy Act to make serious steps toward becoming law. The brief history of SOPA is this: the music and movie industry lost the battle against online piracy in the 2000s, and then decided it would just be easier to get Congress to blow up the internet. The bill was so odious that it led to unprecedented efforts to kill it, including an internet "blackout" intended to inform internet users that Congress was about to embark on a disastrous adventure in legislative stupidity.

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Combine your calendars and to-do lists so you can see everything that's competing for your time

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Now with live streaming of tweets, Twitterrific is the award-winning, elegant Twitter client thats easy to understand and a delight to use The

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After two decades in print, Macworld announced this week that the print magazine will shut down. Jason Snell was Macworld's lead editor for more than a decade, and – along with many of his former colleagues – is moving on. Jason has launched a new site, Six Colors, where he will continue covering Apple and the technology industry at large. We asked him to reflect on his experience as one of the industry's most prolific Apple watchers.

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Get creative with the text messages that you are sending

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