Caitlin McGarryAssociate Editor, PCWorld Follow me on Google+

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

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Facebook’s Safety Check is a super simple way to tell the world you’re OK

If you’ve ever worried yourself sick wondering whether your friends and family were affected by a disaster, Facebook's new tool is designed to ease your mind.

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Why SnapSaved’s hack proves Snapchat itself isn’t secure

It’s too easy for third-party services to tap into Snapchat’s API and save your “disappearing” data.

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn urges Tim Cook to buy back Apple shares, make TVs

Icahn's open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook is full of advice, but he thinks Cook is doing a good job.

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Why Facebook’s anonymous app will look nothing like Secret

The network could be eyeing anonymous discussions around health for its rumored new app.

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Facebook plays catch-up with Messenger cash transfer test

The social network’s move into Venmo territory could signal future financial features.

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Facebook reportedly working on a community-focused health app

Unlike Apple, Facebook doesn’t want to track your vitals. Yet.

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Facebook still plans to study you, but promises to ‘learn and improve’

The network cleaned up its research guidelines to prevent unnecessary experiments.

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Facebook walks back real name policy after protests, Ello exodus

The network says its policy has always allowed for “authentic” names as well as legal ones, but apologized Wednesday for hurting users.

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Path takes laziness to a new level with business messaging

Now a messaging app will call businesses for you and then message you their answers. We've reached peak messaging.

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How Facebook’s new ad platform lets brands track you around the web

Atlas lets advertisers target you on third-party sites and apps using your Facebook info.

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5 reasons why Ello isn’t the second coming of Facebook

The idea of Ello and the actual user experience are completely different.

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Thom Yorke’s new album hits BitTorrent (but it’s not free)

BitTorrent launches pay-gated Bundles with a $6 offering from Radiohead’s unorthodox front man.

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Apple puts iPhones through the wringer to prove #Bendgate is overblown

The iPhone 6 Plus endures several sit-down tests before shipping.

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Apple offers workaround for iPhones borked by iOS 8.0.1

If you’re still struggling to downgrade to iOS 8, follow these instructions.

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Amazon’s Twitter wish lists make more sense than its shopping cart

Sometimes you just want to remember a product, not be pushed into buying it.