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More than 60 so-called “Open Graph” apps from the likes of Spotify, Yahoo!, Hulu, and Urbanspoon are now live on Facebook, and they’re designed to tell the world what you’re reading, watching, playing, and even eating. Wary of oversharing? Read on.

Also this week: shopping for smartphone data plans in the wake of AT&T’s recent rate hike; how to bring the Mac’s virtual desktop “spaces” to your Windows PC; and a Netflix-like “try before you buy” service for gadgets.

How to keep Facebook’s new “Open Graph” apps from (over-)sharing your activity
Want to keep your reading, listening, and streaming habits to yourself? Here’s how to stop Facebook’s new, oversharing Open Graph apps from spilling the beans. Read more…

Smartphone data plans compared: Bargain plans becoming more and more scarce
If you’re looking to pay less than $20 a month for data on your smartphone, you’ll soon have just one choice left among the biggest U.S. carriers: T-Mobile. Read more…

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How to bring the Mac’s virtual desktop “spaces” to a Windows PC
A free utility called Dexpot will let you quickly switch between up to 20 virtual desktops, similar to the handy Mission Control feature on the Mac. Read more…

“Try-before-you-buy” Ybuy service: Like Netflix, but for gadgets
For $25 a month, Ybuy will ship you a new gadget every 30 days, which you can either try and return for keep for the standard retail price. Is there a catch? Read more…

6 ways to take charge of your Facebook Timeline
You can’t remove Timeline from your Facebook wall, but you can tweak its look and feel, from adding a “cover” photo to hiding “life events” you’d rather forget. Read more…

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The trick to magnifying the entire screen on your iPhone? A three-finger tap, and a tweak to a key iPhone setting. Read more…

Exceeded your monthly smartphone data limit? Here’s what you’ll pay
Each of the biggest U.S. carriers—including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon—has its own overage policies, and it’s pretty much a case of pick your poison. Read more…

12 iPhone tips and tricks you need to try
From zipping to the top of a web page to restoring your app, settings, and other data from iCloud, here’s a dozen tips for getting the most out of your iPhone. Read more…

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