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Apple wants to kill the ad industry. It's forcing developers to help.

Apple is strong-arming developers into squashing an industry under the guise of privacy, and it's going to hurt us all.

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Dating apps have a responsibility to better protect our emotions

Dating has always been stressful—but tech companies have turned it into an elaborate trap, designed to suck you in. Who's responsible for fixing it?

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Owen Williams

GitHub's new features show it's finally listening to developers

Microsoft rescued GitHub—and it's back the tools developers always wanted, along with a healthier open source community.

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I was wrong about the iPad Pro

I already tried the iPad Pro and hated it—but I have a confession: I got another one, and it made my workflow better.

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Sore wrists? Logi's MX Vertical mouse can help

If you're thinking about getting an ergonomic mouse, don't put it off. The Logi MX Vertical is a great mouse, which might help save your wrists too.

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The state of switching to Windows from Mac in 2019

I switched from macOS to Windows two years ago—let's look at the good, bad and ugly of how far Windows 10 has come in that time.

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Pixel 3 gets dual SIM dual standby (DSDS) support with Android Q

Google quietly added support for using two SIM cards at the same time for Pixel 3 in a software update—and it's a big deal.

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You probably don't need that hip web framework

Modern web development is a hellscape. Why are we doing this to ourselves?

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