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Adidas Fit Smart wearable strips down to make its run

The sportswear giant has a new no-frills activity tracker more practical than it is powerful. The goal is to succeed not on the merits of what it can do, but on the clarity of what it's not.

By July 9, 2014

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Why smartphone design matters (Smartphones Unlocked)

Even if you slap a case on your brand-new smartphone, the handset's aesthetics matter more than you might think.

By May 5, 2014

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Amazon Fire TV has videos, games -- where’s the shopping cart?

Fire TV breaks Amazon’s mold of a device that undercuts rival gadgets on price to move consumers back to the company’s core e-commerce business. What's Amazon's ultimate plan?

By April 5, 2014

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External drives experiencing data loss after Mavericks installation

Drives configured with third-party utilities may show up as empty after upgrading your version of OS X.

By October 29, 2013

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Top500 supercomputer rankings await speed-test shakeup

The latest list of most-powerful computers is a bit of same old, same old. But soon, it won't be so easy to get ahead on the Top500 list by plugging in special-purpose accelerator cards.

By November 18, 2013

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School district hires company to follow kids' Facebook, Twitter

The Glendale Unified School District in Southern California outsources keeping tabs on troublemakers as well as identifying kids in trouble. At least these are its justifications.

By August 27, 2013

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How to secure files from other users on external disks

While OS X makes external drives available to all users on the system, you can change this to ensure your files are only accessible by you.

By June 24, 2013

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How to encrypt one volume on a drive in OS X

If you want to share a drive but keep some files on it encrypted, you can easily do so with a couple of approaches in OS X.

By May 24, 2013

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

Readers ask questions about library locations, Wi-Fi networks, and using an internal hard drive as an external drive.

By May 17, 2013

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The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality

The wearable revolution is heading beyond Google Glass, fitness tracking and health monitoring. The future is wearables that conjure up a digital layer in real space to "augment" reality.

By June 7, 2013