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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Facebook cracks down on News Feed hoaxes

Maybe now your friends and family will stop spreading that classic fake story about Facebook charging membership fees.

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How this 16-year-old turned an Instagram feed into a $15K-a-month social media empire

How to win followers and influence teenage girls...with the help of some star-making companies and their algorithms, of course.

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Facebook pushes Amber Alerts to News Feed to help recover missing children

Amber Alerts on Facebook could go viral and help law enforcement agencies find kids faster.

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Instagram fixes flaw that let people see your private photos

Web links to once-public Instagram images lived on, even when you made your account private.

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The connected home of the future will be voice-activated and Nest-integrated

Appliance makers at CES 2015 prove The Jetsons' futuristic house might not be so far off.

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7 wacky sleep-hacking gadgets to help you get some shut-eye

Start-ups are tackling the science of sleep at this year’s CES.

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InMotion's smart vehicle is the perfect way to scoot around CES

The self-balancing sort-of scooter is the Segway's smarter, cheaper, app-connected cousin.

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Samsung gets practical with 2015 appliances

A new oven range and washing machine aren't exactly high-tech, but they're definitely appealing.

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LG's smart appliances now respond to the sound of your voice

You could already text your LG refrigerator, but now you can tell it what to do with the company's voice-activated HomeChat feature.

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Dacor's Android oven turns up the heat with voice activation

The appliance company now lets you control your smart range with voice commands on the go.

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Whirlpool’s new washers talk to Nest while you’re away

The company’s latest appliances are the first on board with the Nest Developer Program.

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Cue the outrage: How our favorite social networks failed us in 2014

From Facebook's psychological experiments to Foursquare's check-in drama, social media made us furious this year.

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Instagram's spam purge reveals high-profile accounts with fake followers

Popular Instagrammers watched their follow counts plummet when Instagram cleaned house.

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Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the making

The trial fell apart after the judge realized there were no plaintiffs.

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Apple Pay wins over more banks, still seeking retailers

Apple now supports the cards that account for 90 percent of all U.S. credit card transactions. But will more people start using the new payment solution?

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