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Microsoft is suddenly releasing some of the year’s coolest Android apps

Microsoft is suddenly releasing some of the year’s coolest Android apps

By about 6 hours ago.

Microsoft is no longer all about “Windows, Windows, Windows!” as ex-CEO Steve Ballmer used to say. Instead, the company is willing to create applications and programs for any platform and recently it’s been releasing some very cool new applications for Android. Droid Life spotlights three particularly sweet apps that just came out of the Microsoft Garage project that definitely look worthy of Android fans’ time — and one of them even pulls off the incredible feat of making Bing more relevant. More →

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Ikea Halloween The Shinning TV Commercial

This might be Ikea’s creepiest TV commercial yet

This might be Ikea’s creepiest TV commercial yet

By about 7 hours ago.

Ikea knows Halloween is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to ignore your furniture-shopping needs, even if you have to go shopping late at night. The company has come out with an interesting new TV ad for Halloween in Singapore, and it’s a chilling homage to a well-known horror movie. More →

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Google USB Stick Password

Google may have finally figured out how to kill the password once and for all

Google may have finally figured out how to kill the password once and for all

By about 8 hours ago.

The problems with traditional passwords are many, and while two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security, it’s also a tedious and annoying process a lot of the time. Several big-name tech companies, including Google and Microsoft, have been working on ways to replace the traditional password with other security measures and now Technology Review reports that Google may have finally settled on a way to make the password obsolete and it involves using a USB stick to act as the physical key to your Google account. More →

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iOS and Android Encryption

Congress not likely to force iOS and Android decryption for the FBI

Congress not likely to force iOS and Android decryption for the FBI

By about 9 hours ago.

Apple has more than once reminded customers it values their security and privacy and has been reassuring them that they won’t become the company’s “product” and that their data will be safely encrypted. Similarly, Google also said it will encrypt Android devices by default. Since then, the FBI and others have complained that Apple and Google will be basically helping bad guys get away with bad things thanks to encrypted devices. More →

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Apple Maps Connect

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

By about 10 hours ago.

For years, Apple has been doing everything in its power to make Apple Maps the app of choice for traveling iPhone owners. Unfortunately, it’s not always the most reliable companion, which is why Apple is putting the power to edit its service into the hands of small business owners. Apple Maps Connect allows businesses to add content directly into the mapping service free of charge straight from their browsers. More →

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Chromecast vs. Android TV

A mysterious second-gen Chromecast is indeed on the way

A mysterious second-gen Chromecast is indeed on the way

By about 11 hours ago.

After having been spotted in FCC documentation, the second-generation Chromecast has been confirmed by Googlers from the Chromecast team during a Reddit ask-me-anything session, but they said the device will not have any new features for users, without revealing more details about it. Meanwhile, Gigaom has learned that a Chromecast V2 is indeed coming, as Google doesn’t plan to replace its extremely affordable and very popular dongle with Android TV just yet. More →

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10 Most Wanted Games

The 10 most wanted games on every console this holiday season

The 10 most wanted games on every console this holiday season

By about 11 hours ago.

We’ve been talking about it incessantly, but the holiday gaming season is finally upon us. Destiny has been out for over a month, Bayonetta 2 launches on Friday and Sunset Overdrive hits store shelves next week. Despite a few notable delays, there are still plenty of huge releases ahead of us, but which are receiving the most attention? More →

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Top 10 Most Disappointing Video Games

The most disappointing video games of all-time, according to Redditors

The most disappointing video games of all-time, according to Redditors

By about 12 hours ago.

There is no feeling like when a highly anticipated game completely disappoints after it’s released. Months or even years of buildup can lead to a game that’s such a waste of time that you may end up selling your console because of it. Reddit users have sounded off on their most disappointing games ever and while there are few surprises, the reasons for their disappointment are nonetheless interesting.

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AT&T Q3 2014 Earnings

The mobile price wars may finally be starting to sting AT&T

The mobile price wars may finally be starting to sting AT&T

By on October 22, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

Wireless price wars are good for consumers but not-so-great for carriers’ bottom lines. AT&T on Wednesday reported earnings of $0.63 per share on revenues of $32.96 billion, which slightly missed the consensus estimate of $0.64 per share on revenues of $33.22 billion. But while AT&T’s earnings only just missed expectations, Bloomberg reports that the company also cut its estimates for revenue growth on the year amid fierce competition with smaller rivals T-Mobile and Sprint. More →

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How To Watch Partial Solar Eclipse

Here are the best times to watch tomorrow’s partial solar eclipse

Here are the best times to watch tomorrow’s partial solar eclipse

By on October 22, 2014 at 4:10 PM.

On Thursday, a partial solar eclipse is expected to darken the skies above. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are not exactly in line and the moon only partially obscures the sun. We’d like to reiterate that just because the sun is partially obscured, it’s still a very bad idea to stare directly into it, no matter how much you may be tempted to try.

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iPhone 6 Apple Watch iOS User Interface

What if iOS 9 came with a major interface overhaul inspired by the Apple Watch?

What if iOS 9 came with a major interface overhaul inspired by the Apple Watch?

By on October 22, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Apple’s iOS mobile operating system works on a variety of devices, with screen sizes starting at 3.5 inches and going all the way up to 9.7 inches. Over the years Apple had to adapt its iOS design to fit more and more display sizes and resolutions, especially with the introduction of the bigger iPhone 6 models. But now, 9to5Mac thinks it has found a solution to make sure future iOS versions will adapt to any display without causing hassles for developers or end users. More →

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iCloud Phishing Attack

Here’s how to make sure your iCloud data is safe from hackers

Here’s how to make sure your iCloud data is safe from hackers

By on October 22, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

After reports emerged from China detailing a sophisticated iCloud phishing attack, Apple has posted instructions on its support pages to help users figure out whether they’re actually on the real iCloud page, or on a fake page meant to steal iCloud credentials from unsuspecting victims. Additionally, Reuters reports, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday met with China’s vice premier Ma Kai to discuss personal data security. More →

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