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Google Chrome Canary gets touch controls added in latest update

If you’re the type of person who likes to touch first and ask questions later, don’t worry, we’re not here to judge you. Instead, we’re here to let you know about the latest and most interesting changes Google made to an experimental fork of its world-famous Chrome browser, called Google Chrome …

Spotify's new Browse feature surfaces the best of its billion playlists

After spending the last several months rolling out Discover and Radio, two big pieces of its music discovery puzzle, Spotify is today introducing a critical third piece: Browse, a collection of the service's best playlists on iOS and Android. Whereas Discover and Radio are largely powered by …

See which apps have access to your online profiles

With the MyPermissions app, you review and remove permissions of apps accessing Facebook, Twitter, Google and your personal information on other online accounts.<p>There are 70 apps accessing my Facebook account. I did not know that before I had MyPermissions scan my account. With this free app for …

Why Facebook Would Want Its Own News Reader

Just as Google is set to put its RSS reader to rest next week, reports of Facebook working on its own news reader are surfacing. According to <i>The Wall</i> …

Square’s newest product, the Stand, takes aim at the old school cash register

In July, payments startup Square will be taking an ambitious step in trying to become the go-to assistant for small businesses. The company will be launching Square Stand, which is basically a cash register with sales analytics software. The device will go for $299 and be available in stores next …

Skype promises to improve messaging and boost feature parity across devices

Skype is promising to make it easier to access and send chat messages inside its apps —saying it’s “putting conversations at the heart of a …

No more filthy smartphone screens with Corning's new Gorilla Glass

Corning’s new generation (Gorilla Glass 4?) of thin and durable glass is expected to pack new features that may make Dragontrail and even the superbly durable sapphire glass appear inferior. This time, it’s not just a solution similar to oleophobic coating, Nokia’s ClearBlack display polarizer …

Mobile Devices

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device | WIRED

In the vast San Francisco loft that Dropbox calls home, there’s a Lego room, a life-size plastic shark, and a Golden Gate Bridge mosaic made from …

How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy

Facebook privacy settings are complex and, to make things more difficult, they change on a regular basis.<p>We explored how to lock down your Facebook …

Is Android fragmentation over with Jelly Bean's rise? Nope

For the first time in years, the most widely used version of Android also happens to be the newest. That's good news for developers, but Android is more complicated than one bar chart.<p>Programmers and fanboys fixated on the thorny problem of Android fragmentation had reason to pay attention to …

Heml.is Is A New Secure Messaging App From A Co-Founder Of The Pirate Bay

Apple swears that it can’t read your iMessages, but with the NSA monitoring just about everything you do on the internet these days, complete security is rarely guaranteed. Heml.is is a new messaging app from a group of Swedish developers, including a co-founder of The Pirate Bay.<p>The main focus of …

Bluelounge unlocks portable charging with Kii

In a recent turn of events, two companies released a keychain Lightning charger. You may remember, last week we ran a giveaway for an extremely …

Any.do (for Android)

<b>Pros</b><p>Simple, synchronized to-do list app. Excellent and unique feature, Any.do moment, encourages the habit of daily to-do review. Can view tasks by …

The 26 Best Amazon Fire Tablet Apps

Amazon's Appstore has an ever-growing list of apps; here are the ones you need now.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Get Organized: 7 Keyboard Shortcuts for More Efficient Browsing

Up your productivity and efficiency online by mastering these seven essential keyboard shortcuts for browsing the Web.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Sony PS4 Priced at $399, Won't Require Online Connection

Hot on the heels of Microsoft's Xbox One announcement, Sony has revealed the details of the PlayStation 4, including a price that's $100 lower than …

The Best Phones of 2018

We test and rate hundreds of mobile phones each year. These are our top performers across the major US wireless carriers.<p>Dial Up the Perfect Phone<p>For …

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How E-Cigarettes Could Provide a Model for All E-Waste

Now that Big Tobacco and Silicon Valley are involved, the e-cigarette market is poised to explode. Will this mean more e-waste piling up in landfills …

Navy Stops Yelling, Drops All-Caps Messaging

Historically, Navy messages have been formatted in capital letters. But officials are now getting with the times and allowing for upper and lower …

John McAfee and Other Tech Execs Who Have Lost Their Minds

The antivirus founder's latest video points to a penchant for the bizarre and eccentric that seems a common trait among many tech execs.<p>PCMag reviews …

Sony Releasing Fix for Bricked PS3 Consoles Thursday

Whether your PS3 works or not after this past Tuesday's patch, a new update is coming Thursday that you'll be required to install.<p>PCMag reviews …

Report: Facebook Prepping Flipboard-Like Reader

Facebook's Reader reportedly resembles Flipboard, which lets users swipe through articles like skimming the pages of a magazine.<p>PCMag reviews …

Microsoft Waves Bye-Bye to Backward Compatibility

None of my peripherals work with Windows 7 or later versions, but Microsoft doesn't seem to care.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

LinkedIn's New Productivity Features Get Personal

LinkedIn is getting even more personal with the introduction of two new productivity features.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

The Best Wireless Printers of 2018

Fewer cables in your home or office is a good thing. There are plenty of excellent printers that use Wi-Fi or other wireless technologies to …

Sony Releases Fix for Bricked PS3 Consoles: How To Get It

Learn how to get your PS3 working again with the recently released 4.46 patch.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

PasswordBox

<b>Pros</b><p>Video tutorials and setup task list help new users. Very smooth capture and replay of login credentials. Automatically offers randomly generated …

Samsung's 55-Inch Curved OLED Now Selling for $13,000

Samsung today announced that its 55-inch Curved OLED TV is now available in Korea for $13,000.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …