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Family Sharing is convenient, but comes with its own risks

Dec. 19, 2014 | GLENN FLEISHMAN

No Mac is an island, and every iPad is part of the main. But Apple has, for many years, had trouble with letting a group of allied people--let's call them a "family"--make best used of shared devices and shared digital purchases. Family Sharing is the latest attempt by Apple to facilitate families' sharing (if not caring).


Review: Duet Display brings fast response to the iPad-as-external-monitor game

Dec. 19, 2014 | ROB GRIFFITHS

Laptop users who occasionally need more screen real estate can benefit from an additional display. And there are quite a few iOS apps (with companion Mac apps) that let you use an iOS device as that display. But, up to this point, what they lack is speed due to the slow Wi-Fi signal that allows the two devices to communicate. A team of ex-Apple employees address this issue with Duet Display, an iOS app that works in conjunction with a Mac app and a wired connection between your Mac and iPad.


Sale of Nigeria's Nitel bogs down in confusion yet again

Dec. 19, 2014 | MICHAEL MALAKATA

The sale of Nigeria's state-owned Nigerian Telecommunications (Nitel) and its mobile arm, Mobile Telecommunications Mtel), is once again bogged down in confusion following allegations that the government sold the company below the value offered by another willing buyer.

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