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Tech Tip: Turn an iPad-Made Movie Into a DVD

Q. When I retired from teaching, the school made a lovely tribute movie on an iPad. I would love a copy of the movie as a keepsake, but no one can figure out how to make a DVD for me. ...

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Bits: Daily Report: Facebook Does Some Explaining on Metrics

Photo Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, at a conference last year. The company said it would increase its use of outside measurement services for display and video ads. Credit Josh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Facebook had a message for advertisers ...

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Automated Pro-Trump Bots Overwhelmed Pro-Clinton Messages, Researchers Say

Photo Chatbots supporting Donald J. Trump outdid similar programs supporting Hillary Clinton, a report from Oxford University found. “A lot of what they pass around is false news,” a researcher said of the bots. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times ...

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A New Payroll System Misfires, and Canadians Ask: Where’s My Pay?

“It makes you feel pretty helpless, being 300 or 400 miles offshore when I have poor communications, and my wife is at home worried,” Mr. Ryan said. “It was an awful lot of worry and strain.” Unwelcome payday surprises like ...

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Bits: Daily Report: The Increasingly Tectonic Force of Social Media

Social media has been in the glare since the election for its perceived harmful qualities, such as the spreading of hate speech and the false information. But the effect of social media on world affairs is much larger than just ...

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Facebook Acts to Restore Trust After Overstating Video Views

Photo A woman, caught in a partial reflection, using her smartphone at the Time Warner Center last month. Facebook said it would increase its use of outside measurement services for display and video ads. Credit George Etheredge for The New ...

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Protecting Your Digital Life in 7 Easy Steps

In an interview, Mr. Larson walked us through some of the basic steps he recommended. We added a few of our own, based on additional interviews. We encourage you to write back with feedback on this article. If the instructions ...

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Tech Fix: How Not to Overpay on Black Friday? Let the Web Be Your Guide

Photo Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times ATTENTION holiday shoppers, here is your annual public service announcement: The overwhelming majority of Black Friday deals are duds. We all know the drill by now. Retailers’ sales promotions begin weeks before Thanksgiving, ...

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State of the Art: Social Media’s Globe-Shaking Power

Most important, because these services allow people to communicate with one another more freely, they are helping to create surprisingly influential social organizations among once-marginalized groups. These ad hoc social movements range widely in form, from “alt-right” white supremacists in ...

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Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an Oct. 26 crash near Tampa that killed five people. A passenger in one car, a teenager, recorded a Snapchat video showing her vehicle traveling at 115 m.p.h. just before the collision. A lawsuit ...

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