Samsung Holiday Dreams Christmas Commercial

Video: Samsung counters Apple’s heartfelt holiday ad with one of its own

By about 37 mins ago.

Video: Samsung counters Apple’s heartfelt holiday ad with one of its own

Apple earlier this week released an inspirational holiday TV ad focusing more on the holiday spirit than on product placement, although the spot is obviously intended mainly to sell Apple devices. Similarly, Samsung has created a heartfelt holiday ad of its own with a similar focus, though Samsung’s product placement is a bit more obvious because of the way this “Holiday Dream” ad is put together. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals HP Pavilion x2

Today’s Microsoft deal offers huge savings on a top 2-in-1 tablet

By about 2 hours ago.

Today’s Microsoft deal offers huge savings on a top 2-in-1 tablet

Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals Christmas campaign is slowly coming to an end, but the company still has a couple of special offers for customers who are looking for new gadgets. The company on Thursday is selling a new Windows 8.1 two-in-one tablet/laptop combo at a deep discount, with the promotion set to start at 8:00 a.m. More →

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Inbox by Gmail New Features

Google’s ‘email killer’ Inbox just got even better

By about 5 hours ago.

Google’s ‘email killer’ Inbox just got even better

Google on Thursday announced some very cool new features for its Inbox app, which has been called an “email killer” by several pundits. On its Gmail blog, the company detailed a new reminders feature that can sit atop the inbox in order to let users easily save and access “to-dos” for later. More than 20 pieces of information, dubbed “assists” can then further help with reminders, with Inbox also able to combine assists and learn from past experiences. More →

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Office 365 vs. Google Apps

You absolutely must read this hilarious Microsoft rant against Google

By about 8 hours ago.

You absolutely must read this hilarious Microsoft rant against Google

Whether by accident or intentionally, Microsoft published a pro-Office 365 (and anti-Google Apps) post on its blog in the form of a dad’s personal rant against some of his teenaged “knucklehead” son’s life decisions, and it’s actually hilarious.

The company quickly took the post down, however, telling TechCrunch the “blog post was not properly vetted” before going online. Of course, once something is published it’s online forever, and the entire post is still available to read. More →

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Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

Everything you need to know about Google’s next major Android Lollipop update

By about 9 hours ago.

Everything you need to know about Google’s next major Android Lollipop update

Google recently released a new version of LollipopAndroid 5.0.1, bringing users several bug fixes in the process. But the company has a more significant upgrade in the works, and just about everything you need to know about it has been revealed in a new leak. More →

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Galaxy S6 Rumor: Release Date and Design

A leak may have just revealed the Galaxy S6’s most important feature

By about 10 hours ago.

A leak may have just revealed the Galaxy S6’s most important feature

After failing to reach objectives this year, at least when it comes to smartphone sales and profits, Samsung appears to be determined to finally reinvent itself. The company has already started working on new handset designs, looking to improve the overall build quality of its smartphones. As it turns out, this may be a process that culminates with next year’s Galaxy S6 flagship, a phone that’s supposed to be designed from the ground up. More →

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Apple Pay European Launch

Apple Pay marches toward the future with big new launch

By about 10 hours ago.

Apple Pay marches toward the future with big new launch

After launching it in the U.S. as a limited iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature — as it needs certain hardware components to work — Apple Pay has quickly become a success product for the company, surpassing in popularity similar mobile payments solutions that have been available to some smartphone users for years. Unsurprisingly, Apple doesn’t want to limit Apple Pay support to iPhone 6 units sold in the U.S., and the company plans to expand to more regions of the world, including Europe, according to a job listing found by iClarified. More →

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Sony Hack: North Korea

U.S. believes North Korea is responsible for Sony hack after all

By on December 18, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

U.S. believes North Korea is responsible for Sony hack after all

Sony Pictures was in late November the target of a massive cyber attack, which not only exposed a significant amount of internal data, but also forced the company to pull the controversial The Interview comedy from theaters, after receiving further threats from the hackers responsible. Even though North Korea, which was initially believed to be behind the hack because of its resent for this particular movie, denied involvement more than once, The Associated Press reports that investigators have apparently found evidence that the communist nation is to blame. More →

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OnePlus One Power Bank Release Date and Price

OnePlus celebrates milestone with a fantastic new accessory that’s also affordable

By on December 17, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

OnePlus celebrates milestone with a fantastic new accessory that’s also affordable

OnePlus, the maker of the OnePlus One, announced several special offers for its customers on Wednesday in celebration of its one-year anniversary, including a brand new smartphone external battery that’s also extremely affordable. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Xbox 360

Microsoft has some great deals for Xbox 360 owners

By on December 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Microsoft has some great deals for Xbox 360 owners

After including a special Xbox One bundle package in its 12 Days of Deals sales a few days ago, Microsoft now offers gamers looking for the previous-generation console a hot deal, selling the Xbox 360 for just $149.99, $30 less than its regular $179.99 price, and letting buyers also choose a free game to go with it. More →

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Fleksy 5.0 for iPhone and Android

The fastest smartphone keyboard in the world has just got its biggest update yet

By on December 17, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

The fastest smartphone keyboard in the world has just got its biggest update yet

Fleksy, currently the world’s fastest smartphone keyboard, on Wednesday announced a massive update for both its iOS and Android versions of the app. The update includes a variety of new features, including several new theme options (complete with Frozen and Hunger Games branded options), and, most importantly, customizable extensions that’ll make both the iOS and the Android Fleksy apps a lot more interesting. More →

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Android Apps: Personal Data and Location

The amount of personal data some Android apps collect is absolutely shocking

By on December 17, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

The amount of personal data some Android apps collect is absolutely shocking

A new study looking at how mobile Android apps track smartphone users has revealed some interesting facts about Android applications, InfoWorld reports, finding that many apps collect plenty of personal data in an attempt to track users online and serve them targeted ads in the process. More →

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Eric Schmidt on Google Chrome Incognito Mode

Even Eric Schmidt has no idea how privacy works on one of Google’s top products

By on December 17, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Even Eric Schmidt has no idea how privacy works on one of Google’s top products

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is always an interesting interview — after all, he’s never shied away from offering quirky and memorable quotes in the past — and The Daily Dot has now revealed another memorable Schmidt moment. It turns out the top Google exec has no idea how one of Google’s most important products works when it comes to protecting your privacy while you’re using the Internet.

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