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Digital Age

Amazon apparently set to launch Square-competitor in August as it develops biometric payment solutions

Amazon could be preparing to launch its own mobile credit card reading hardware in the coming weeks, according to internal Staples documents hinting at such a launch that we’ve obtained. According to the documents, Staples stores will prepare next month to stock a new product called the “Amazon …

Facebook to disable messaging in its main iOS app this week, require Messenger for all users

Facebook has announced today that it will no longer allow messaging in its main mobile application later this week. Instead, any users who wish to take advantage of the company’s messaging platform will have to do so through the standalone Facebook Messenger app.<p>Earlier this year the comapany …

Tango Teases “Music Pix,” A Social App For Making Instant Photo Slideshows

Tango, the mobile messaging platform that raised a massive $280 million from Alibaba earlier this year, has quietly rolled out a new photo-sharing application called Tango Music Pix. The app lets you share your photos along with a song, in order to create 30-second customized slideshows. [<b>UPDATED</b>, …

Hands On With The Amazon Fire Phone

Announced last month, the Amazon Fire Phone is the company’s first attempt at mobile hardware. Like its cousins in the Kindle Fire line of tablets, it runs a fork of Android and gives you quick access to everything in Amazon’s large (and growing) content library.<p>The device itself has a premium feel …

The Pirate Bay Launches A Mobile Website For Torrenting From Your Smartphone

Everyone’s favorite torrent site has just rolled out a mobile version: The Pirate Bay has now launched a new, mobile-optimized website it’s calling The Mobile Bay. Designed to work better on smartphones and tablets, like those running the iOS or Android operating system, the new site has an updated …

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Which Will Greatly Expand Cortana’s Footprint

Fresh on the heels of the announcement and partial release of Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has a new dose of code for users of its smartphone platform: Update 1.<p>Akin to Update 1 for Windows 8.1, Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 contains a welcome mix of quality of life and feature upgrades. I haven’t …

Get totally free talk, text and data on your iPad, thanks to FreedomPop

You may know FreedomPop as the guys who will turn your iPod touch into a free iPhone, but if you have an iPad, the carrier is now willing to do the same thing, giving any Sprint-compatible iPad free talking, texting and data.<p>An iPad is not an iPhone, of course, but it does have LTE abilities, which …

The Family Friends Locator App

Communication<p>Where are you? How are you? What are you doing? Find out about family members and friends with just one touch. The “I arrived safely” …

Apps

Google launches Classroom for teachers using Google Apps for Education

Google is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day by giving something back to our educators in the form of <i>Classroom</i>. The latest addition to the Google …

“Swarovski for Samsung” collection includes designer Galaxy S5 cases

Samsung and Swarovski have launched their new exclusive crystal collection covers for the Galaxy S5, continuing the trend of crystal plastered cases that the two have released for select Samsung flagship devices. This latest collection is a continuation of a joint campaign being run by the two …

15 common Android problems and how to fix them

Amazon Fire Phone review

Two days after I first turned on the Amazon Fire Phone, I walked into the foyer of my apartment building and saw a package with my name on it. This was odd: I’m the guy who orders something and then sits patiently by the front door waiting for it, not the guy who gets surprised by packages on a …