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Google working to bring new Lollipop Google Calendar app to iPhone

With the first Android 5.0 Lollipop devices becoming available— Nexus 9 today and the Nexus 6 later this month— Google is also showing off its new Google Calendar app arriving for other devices in the coming weeks. The new app comes on devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop, but Google also confirmed …

Google Just Released a Brand New Google Calendar App

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Facebook Conducted Another Secret Experiment On Users

Facebook quietly tweaked the news feeds of 1.9 million users before the 2012 election so they would see more "hard news" shared by friends.<p>That change may have boosted voter turnout by as much as 3 percent, according to a little-known study first disclosed Friday by Mother Jones.<p>For the study, news …

Samsung's Curved Galaxy Note Edge Gets a U.S. Release Date

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, the world’s only smartphone with a “functional” curved touchscreen, will launch in the United States on November 14, the …

Examining Taylor Swift's Spotify breakup: Will she go steady with Apple now?

Pop music star Taylor Swift has a huge fan base, and as of this morning none of them will be able to listen to her music on Spotify: She’s removed it from the streaming service.<p>Spotify was apparently caught off guard by the news, according to BuzzFeed. And Spotify itself is at least playing dumb …

A cleaner, faster Pinterest lands on iPhones and iPads

Pinterest has just released version 4.0 for iOS, and while it doesn't come with another big feature like the addition of private messaging from August, it dresses up the app in a simpler interface. The fresh, minimal interface boasts bigger images and a cleaner description section underneath the …

Evernote to change premium price as CEO says 'it was the wrong price'

But Phil Libin remains committed to subscriptions: ‘We don’t data-mine your information, we’re not selling you to anyone’<p>Cloud service Evernote is preparing to raise the price of its premium subscriptions in early 2015 from its current $5 a month, according to chief executive Phil Libin.<p>“We’ve …

CurrentC retailers will block Apple Pay for 'months, not years'

The exclusivity deal that's preventing retailers like CVS and Rite Aid from accepting Apple Pay is set to expire within "months, not years" according to Dekkers Davidson, CEO of Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX). Davidson revealed the timeframe in an interview with <i>Recode</i>. MCX is working on its own …

Amazon’s Prime Members Start To Get Benefits From Other Digital Stores

Amazon is truly committed to pushing Prime membership to stratospheric heights, and a new expansion that sees it bringing benefits to Prime customers from e-commerce websites beyond its own walls should prove its commitment to the program. Prime members can now get free, next-day shipping on …

Facebook releases 3rd government request report, sees 24% increase in requests

Today, Facebook released its third government request report, showing an overall increasing trend in requests for data and content restrictions.<p>During the first half of 2014, Facebook has received 34,946 requests for data from governments around the world, a 24 percent increase in since the second …

Facebook Asks People To Vote And Tell Friends, Shows Nearest Polling Place

Facebook reaches around 150 million users per day in the United States, and today it’s using that immense power to get people to vote in the mid-term elections. As it’s been doing since 2008, Facebook is showing a “megaphone” announcement atop the News Feed telling people to vote, with a list of …

Google's cloud picks up business from Amazon customers Airbnb, Netflix, & Rovio (updated)

<i>Updated at 5:44 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday with clarifications about Airbnb’s usage of the Google Cloud Platform.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO — If you’re looking for proof that Google’s public cloud is taking off, well, Google’s got you covered.<p>During the company’s Google Cloud Platform Live event, Google cited …

Suspect must use finger to unlock phone, as debate shifts over device privacy

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Apple via 9-to-5 mac<p>Not long ago, police could search a cell phone whenever they liked. The Supreme Court, however, …

Android design boss: Artificial Intelligence could help apps talk to each other

SAN FRANCISCO — Matías Duarte, Google’s vice president of design for Android, is the central figure behind Google’s “Material design” framework for making Google software look like Google software. Because of that, Duarte has become one of Google’s most recognizable faces.<p>But Duarte is facing some …

Mozilla teams up with GSMA to bring localized mobile web content to poor countries

Mozilla isn’t simply concerned about people in developing countries not having good local content on their mobile devices. It’s doing something about it.<p>The browser maker announced that it has partnered with GSMA, the mobile standards body that represents 800 operators in 220 countries, to inspire …

Updated: “Alex from Target” was a stunt, one that shows the sophistication of the teen social media machine

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>It happened again. The internet, including mainstream sites from CNN to ABC, fell for viral meme #AlexFromTarget, which …

Google And LG Strike 10-Year Global Patent Agreement

Fresh from announcing record shipments in the last quarter of business, LG has revealed that it has struck a 10-year global patent agreement with Google. The company says that the arrangement enables cross-licensing of all existing patents between the duo, as well as new additions filed over the …

Commerce Is Happening On Facebook

More than 30 million small businesses have pages on Facebook, and they are making money on the site using tools from profiles to custom audience searches, Deborah Liu, the head of payments and commerce at the company said at Money2020.<p>“We support an eco system with 55 currencies and 80-plus payment …

New scorecard knocks Skype and other messaging services for lacking security features

Looking for a secure messaging tool? The Electronic Frontier Foundation just released a new scorecard comparing a wide variety of apps and services …

Samsung brings Korea's elderly a new flip-phone with dual screens

Samsung's Master range of flip-phones for the elderly only launched in May, and already the company is ready with a follow-up. The new Master Dual's biggest new feature is, unsurprisingly, the addition of a 2.2-inch display above the clamshell that complements the 3-incher that's tucked inside. In …

Google News & Weather for iOS updated with Notification Center news widget

Google has released an updated version of its News & Weather app on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with a news widget for Today view in Notification Center. Google News & Weather for iOS was released last month, providing users with a combination of local news, weather and a …

Google says more Nexus 6 units coming ‘each Wednesday’

The Nexus 6 went up for pre-order on October 29th, only to run out of stock almost instantly. While it’s hard not to be a little annoyed at Google for botching yet another Google Play Nexus launch, those who are still waiting for a chance for the Nexus 6 will be happy to know Google has released an …

Android News

AT&T baits customers with new 24-month Next plan

Today AT&T announced a Next 24 plan that allows you to pay for your phone in small payments over the course of 30 months, with the option to upgrade after two years.<p>The new 24-month plan joins Next’s current 12 and 18-month upgrade options, which AT&T has been promoting heavily to get subscribers …

Mobile

For the post-phone world, textPlus unveils its Nextplus 'cloud phone'

The shape of the post-phone era is getting a bit clearer today, with the release of textPlus‘ next generation app.<p>The new product, called Nextplus, is more than just a messaging app for Wi-Fi or cellular data, according to two of the company’s co-founders, CEO Scott Lahman and Chief Creative …

CNN election commentators use Microsoft Surface … to hide iPads

If you tuned in to CNN’s live election coverage Tuesday evening, you may have noticed all the commentators using Surface Pro 3 tablets given to them …

Smart light bulb fools burglars by pretending you're at home

There's no shortage of smart light bulbs that will save energy or set a special mood, but they don't usually do much for when you're <i>away</i> from home. What if you want to trick thieves into thinking you're still around? BeON Home might have tackled that problem with its new Burglar Deterrent. The …

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launches in the UK

Announced back in August, Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch is a proper ‘smart’ watch, given you can make calls and go online without a smartphone. And Samsung has now confirmed it’s going on sale in the UK this week.<p>The Tizen-powered timepiece lets you receive notifications from social networks, …

Amazon ‘undeterred’ by Fire Phone failure

With $170m of unsold phones, Amazon says it has learned a lot, and is not immune to criticism<p>Amazon’s head of devices for Europe has likened the poor selling Fire Phone to the original Kindle e-reader, which received poor reviews and sales on its release, stating that the company is …

Dell's premier Windows tablet speeds up in the chase after Microsoft's Surface

Dell's competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 — the Dell Venue 11 Pro — has just received an upgrade with the company's new 7000 series. While other tablets are racing to be the thinnest or lightest, Dell's newest version of its 10.8-inch tablet is aimed at conquering others with size, speed, …

Audience launches software that improves PC speech quality and voice recognition

Audience, a maker of voice-processing chips for mobile phones, is launching its first stand-alone software to improve voice recognition and speech quality on PCs, tablets, and all-in-one computers.<p>The Audience S1.0 software uses similar advanced voice-processing technologies that the company uses …