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PayPal Here set to give merchants on-the-go access to essential sales reports

PayPal is set to roll out a new major feature for its official mobile credit card processing app, PayPal Here. As announced by PayPal in a new blog …

Soon you can stream TV shows from your Xbox One to the SmartGlass iOS app

Microsoft has announced a number of significant updates (teased in the video below) to Xbox One at this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Perhaps …

Amazon takes on Square and PayPal with new Local Register credit card reader

• Take credit and debit card payments<br>• Record cash transactions<br>• Customize your register with saved product images and prices<br>• Give customers printed or …

Turn your iPad into an old-school manual typewriter with Tom Hanks' Hanx Writer

In addition to being an actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director, Tom Hanks is a proud typewriter aficionado. And now, the two-time Academy …

Sony rolls out Album of the Day iOS app to promote music purchases via daily deals

Amid the growing popularity of music streaming services such as Spotify, Rdio, and even its very own Music Unlimited, Sony is pushing for actual …

Google's Android and Apple's iOS continue to dominate the smartphone market

Just how popular are Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems? Combined they accounted for 96.4 percent of the smartphone market during the …

Read the entire Tom Hanks interview with the App Store on Twitter, all about apps

As expected, actor Tom Hanks was recently on Twitter chatting with the App Store about his new app, Hanx Writer.<p>A transcript of the interview is as …

LEGO Fusion toys that combine brick-building fun and iOS gaming are now available

First announced earlier this summer, the LEGO Fusion toys that blend the timeless bricks with iOS gaming are now available to purchase.<p>Even though …

AppAdvice Daily: Walk and talk headphone free with the Bēm Speaker Band

We’re getting portable with today’s hot new accessory, the Speaker Band by Bēm. It’s light, stylish, and will let you have access to your music and …

Top cable providers now have more broadband subscribers than TV customers

The top US cable providers now have more broadband subscribers than pay-TV customers, if new numbers from an analytics firm are correct. The milestone was reached last quarter, according to figures from Leichtman Research Group. Companies including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, and …

Big Fixes Are Coming To Windows As Soon As Next Month

Citing several sources, Foley says a "technology preview" will be available at the end of September or early October.<p>Previous rumors have suggested a release preview of Windows 9 will come in mid-2015. A release preview is exactly what it sounds like — a near-final version of the software that's …

Samsung Buys Into Home Automation with SmartThings Acquisition

Now that nearly every tech company, retail store and hardware chain has its own home automation platform, Samsung doesn’t want to be left out.<p>The …

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Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults

Children, growing up with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, learning to use smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk<p>They may not know who Steve Jobs was or even how to tie their own shoelaces, but the average six-year-old child understands more about digital technology than a 45-year-old …

Sony Wants You On Its 'Virtual Couch' With 'Share Play' On PS4

When Microsoft and Sony first debuted their Xbox One and PS4, respectively, one issue loomed larger than all others: sharing. The popular narrative that emerged was simple. Microsoft was going to restrict the gamer’s ability to share games, and Sony was not. Needless to say, Sony came out well in …

Sony takes a victory lap with PS4 and indies, doesn't invite Vita

Sony had a rapid-fire series of announcements during its press conference at Gamescom, and we're going to sift through the mountains of trailers and announcements to try to talk about some of the meat. So what are the trends here?<p>Sony doesn't really care about the Vita<p>There was next to nothing …

Xbox One will stream TV to your phone or tablet with upcoming update

A big dashboard update is on the way<p>Microsoft is kicking off its press event at Gamescom today by announcing some significant improvements to the TV experience for Xbox One owners. Preview users will soon get access to a streaming TV feature on the Xbox One, allowing you to watch TV on a Windows, …

Microsoft tosses out nice surprises for Xbox fans at Gamescom

Microsoft unveiled some pleasant surprises for fans at its Gamescom press event today in Cologne, Germany.<p>Among the nice news bits was a gameplay demo for Quantum Break, the new video game and television show coming from Alan Wake maker Remedy Entertainment. Sam Lake, the writing chief at Remedy …

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

Alienware's 'Alpha' is a half-step toward Steam Machines

When PC gaming juggernaut Valve announced its Steam Machines initiative in Fall 2013, it was unveiled as such:<p>"Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world. We want you to be able to choose the hardware that makes sense for you, so we are working with multiple partners to bring a variety of Steam …

Basics #1: 3 Essential Ways to Navigate Like a Pro

Inside Flipboard / August 12, 2014<p>In the spirit of the approaching back-to-school season, we thought it might be a good time to educate on Flipboard, …