Caitlin McGarryStaff Writer, Macworld

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Caitlin covers Apple news, social networks, and the sharing economy from IDG's New York bureau.

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Court rules cops can demand fingerprints, not passcodes, to unlock smartphones

A Virginia judge says forcing people to incriminate themselves violates the 5th Amendment.

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Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay

No gimmicks, just life: We put Apple Pay through its paces to figure out if the future of mobile payments is here.

Don’t be surprised to see video ads in your Instagram feed starting today

Instagram already has traditional photo ads. Now companies are paying to show videos in your feed.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook says being gay has given him the “skin of a rhinoceros,” which the CEO of Apple needs.


CurrentC won’t let email hack delay launch as it explores NFC

The merchant group behind the upcoming Apple Pay rival spills more details about fines, credit cards, and future features.

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Facebook is betting big on the future and plans to lose money in the process

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is focused on, WhatsApp, and Oculus as long-term opportunities for Facebook.

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Cloth’s revamped iOS app lets you peer into strangers’ closets

The inspirational fashion app is targeting bloggers by turning itself into an unconventional publishing platform.

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More ads and timeline tweaks: 4 must-know facts from Twitter’s Q3 earnings

Twitter has become a publishing and advertising platform. Now what?

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The great Twitter takeover: How your favorite apps are putting Fabric to work

Twitter’s new tools for developers are leading to some fun new features you wouldn’t expect.

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5 ways Facebook’s Rooms stands apart from the anonymous app pack

Branch founder Josh Miller joined Facebook to improve conversations. The result is the new iOS app Rooms.


Ello makes its ad-free promise a legal one, too

The fast-growing social network makes its manifesto a legal document to prevent future profits from user data.

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Social media scheduler Buffer goes big with iOS 8 update optimized for iPads

Now you can manage your social networking posts on a bigger screen.

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Vine gets an iOS 8 update as its stars head off to Hollywood

The popular video-sharing app is now optimized for larger iPhone displays and uses share extensions.

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Apple says Yosemite’s Spotlight Suggestions don’t violate your privacy

The company stands by its new feature, which doesn’t share your search results with third parties.



Twitter veers into Facebook territory with curated timelines for everyone

A day of big change for Twitter: The network also debuted in-app song streaming.