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Researchers find a way bypass the iOS activation lock

Two researchers claim to have found a way to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS that's supposed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone or iPad marked as lost by its owner.

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Amazon adds HBO and Cinemax to its cord-cutting selection

Amazon Prime subscribers can now get access to the on-demand content libraries of HBO and Cinemax via their favorite online retailer.

CBS All Access will start streaming live NFL games this weekend

Starting on Sunday, December 4, All Access subscribers can watch NFL games broadcast by their local CBS station.

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How to turn off autoplay on Netflix kids' profiles

It's not an intuitive process, but it is possible to stop auto-playback on kids profiles in Netflix.

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Plex embraces Kodi as Plex Media Player becomes available to all

Plex Media Player is now available to everyone, as is the Plex experience which is now on Kodi.

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Notebooks could learn something from HP's ridiculously rugged school laptops

HP has a new education laptop with a rugged and spill-resistant design.

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ZTE ZMax Pro review: A budget-friendly behemoth of a smartphone

While budget-conscious phones are getting better, the ZMax Pro feels stuck in the past.

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Microsoft Surface Studio teardown reveals Intel and ARM chips inside

The teardown masters at iFixit got their hands on a Surface Studio earlier than expected. Inside, they found swappable storage drives and a dedicated ARM processor for the display.

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You can finally watch Netflix offline now

Netflix is finally allowing you to download select movie and TV show titles for offline viewing on mobile devices.

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Zotac's funky new portable gaming PC is made to be worn on your back

Zotac's sharing more details about its backpack PC that "untethers" virtual reality users.

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How to defer Windows 10 updates

Windows 10 forces updates on home users, but Windows 10 Pro users can slow down feature upgrades if they want.

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Amazon's next-gen Echo may be a giant speaker with a touchscreen

Amazon's next-gen Echo may be one part high-quality speaker and one part high-quality tablet.

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How to download Windows Store apps with a local account

Microsoft didn't want you to use the Windows Store without signing in with a Microsoft Account. That no longer appears to be the case.

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Le Pro3 review: Flagship specs, low cost, and a horrible user experience

The Le Pro3 looks and feels like a winner, and then you begin using it and everything starts to fall apart.

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VLC inches towards VR with support for 360-degree videos

VLC is gearing up for the future of virtual reality and 360-degree videos with a new technical preview.