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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Senior Correspondent Arnold Woodworth's Weekly Web Roundup

10 surprising facts about Apple 10 years ago

Apple will fix your older MacBook Pro's video problems for free

You're covered so long as you bought a 15- or 17-inch MacBook Pro between early 2011 and the end of 2013, including the first two generations of Retina models.

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a fantastic, touching speech about why online privacy matters

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

Actually, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.

If you decide to sell your phone, you'll get handed a pre-paid debit card right then and there which you can then use online or in stores, and you can always withdraw the cash from the card at an ATM.

Apple poaching auto engineers to build battery division: lawsuit

Earlier this month, just as tax season was nearing its peak, 19 states and Intuit - the maker of TurboTax software - noticed a surge of fraudulent state-tax filings prepared with TurboTax.

In some cases, the fraudulent state and federal filings include data apparently taken from TurboTax clients' 2013 tax returns, according to state tax officials and taxpayers.

Some good Q and A here.

The French dating app that lets you track down people you passed on the street seems like a stalker's dream

"The World's Most Sophisticated Cyber Attack" - How Hackers Infiltrated The Banks & Stole Millions

How to hide on the internet

Father of the internet: 'If we don’t move now, we risk losing all the data we’ve created in the 21st century'

Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, says this inability to get to the data in an old floppy disk, or even an old version of Adobe Photoshop, could result in a digital dark age.

A 22-year-old made the ultimate guide on how to use Snapchat

We talked to a bunch of millennials about why they use Snapchat — here's what we found out

users want to share their lives to anyone they choose to elicit possible feedback, but without the necessity of it being stored. Facebook allows you to upload images, but who wants to see 30 images and a few videos of a concert or you playing with your dog? And further, who wants to save or even hold on to that (including you)?

Anyone over the age of 35 registered on Snapchat is probably also registered on Family WatchDog.

I'll never in my life use Snapcash. Snapchat has been hacked one too many times for me to see Snapcash as a viable option for peer-to-peer money exchange.

Snapchat tells underage teens to stop sexting: 'Keep your clothes on!'

Half of Snapchat's users are teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17.

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