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Michael's craft store and Yahoo join the list of companies whose customer data has been hacked. Apple celebrates 30 years of making computers and more. And your router or "smart" refrigerator could be linked to a malicious botnet sending out spam. The Computer Guys and Gal are here to explore the latest news in technology.

Apps Of The Month

Dark Sky is a weather app that predicts when it will rain or snow —- down to the minute —- at your exact location. It provides visualizations to illustrate evolving weather patterns. Computer Guy Bill Harlow says, "It's prompted me to grab an umbrella at the last minute, accurately predicting rain around me."

For local and global travelers, the JiWire Wi-Fi Finder app helps you to quickly and easily find free or paid Wi-Fi.

In time for Valentine's Day, it's a zombie e-card maker from AMC's "The Walking Dead." Computer Gal Allison Druin notes, "Nothing says romance like the undead apocalypse!"

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