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proprietary lock-in

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Apple's new Swift coding language hopes to lock down errors

Apple's new computer language Swift promises to prevent the programming problems that have plagued its predecessors.

By June 2, 2014

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Steve Jobs wanted to 'further lock customers' into Apple's 'ecosystem'

That's according to an e-mail he sent to employees in 2010 that included "2011: Holy War with Google" as a talking point for an upcoming meeting.

By April 2, 2014

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Location, location, location: Want to help Mozilla break the ecosystem locks?

The MozStumbler app is one way Android users can assist Mozilla with its quest to open up the walled gardens of Apple and Google.

By March 27, 2014

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LG to launch pen-enabled G3 Stylus smartphone

The takeoff on LG's G3 phone adds a stylus for people who feel more comfortable jotting, sketching, or taking notes on the 5.5-inch screen.

By September 15, 2014

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Making sense of lock security

How does CNET test deadbolts? How secure is secure enough? And what about new smart features?

By November 22, 2013

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Vessyl smart cup can tell Coke from Pepsi

This powerful, sensor-fitted cup identifies what you're drinking and tells you how it affects your health and hydration needs.

By June 12, 2014

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With iOS 8, Apple opens its garden, but keeps thorns sharper than ever

The iPhone maker is finally letting developers access more of its mobile OS. That's great news -- unless you're in a department Apple wants to dominate.

By June 3, 2014

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Keurig 2.0 brews up DRM to freeze out copycat cups

The brand's next generation of single-serve coffeemakers won't be brewing anything other than Keurig-approved pods.

By March 3, 2014

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How Google and Nest could get the smart home all wrong

Now that Google has a key to our home, it's poised to take smart appliances to new heights. But -- well, good luck maneuvering the messy and disjointed Internet of things.

By January 14, 2014

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Apple's Mac Pro fairly easy to repair, says iFixit

Apple's new dark, cylindrical Mac Pro may look intimidating, but the pricey computer scored high on iFixit's repairability scale.

By December 31, 2013