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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Super Bowl dominates social media with dancing sharks and crazy plays

Twitter and Facebook saw a slew of posts, photos, and videos during one of the most exciting Super Bowl games in recent memory.

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Facebook edges into Foursquare territory with place tips on iOS

The social network will use a combination of Wi-Fi, GPS, and new Bluetooth beacons to show you location-based info.

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Facebook and Twitter battle to be your Super Bowl second screen

The social networks need your attention to serve up more ads.

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How Facebook is using autoplaying videos and ad tech to make billions

Now a $10 billion+ business, Facebook looks to the next decade.

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Twitter launches two much-needed new tools for video shoots and group chats

Forget timeline curation. Twitter's new features make the platform more appealing for both power users and newcomers.

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Apple brings back free music with new iTunes promotion

So long, Single of the Week. Hello, Free on iTunes.



Twitter timeline tweak helps you catch up on missed tweets

The new feature floats important stories to the top of your timeline in a Facebook-esque move.

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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.


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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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.