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Apple is not building a tool for transferring your iPhone data to Android (updated)

Apple is reportedly developing a tool that will let existing iPhone users more easily switch to Android. Such an option would be a big departure for Apple with its closed ecosystem, but it is apparently the result of pressure from carriers, rather than because the American company suddenly wants to …

Personal Data

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Music now has over 10 million subscribers, reaching the milestone just six months after its launch in June.</b> Rival Spotify took six years to surpass the 10-million-subscriber threshold.<p><b>2. Offensive posts were published on Jeremy Corbyn's Twitter feed following the apparent hacking of the</b> …

Google Play Services to arrive in China this year, says Lenovo

Although its operating system is powering millions of smartphones in China, Google’s extended range of mobile services have been absent from the country following disputes with the Chinese government several years ago. However, Google is apparently “definitely” on track to bring its Play Services …

Where have all Yahoo's employees gone?

A report in the New York Times Sunday did not paint a very pretty picture of what is going on at Yahoo under the direction of CEO Marissa Mayer. While it seems that Mayer is considering cutting employees — to the tune of 10 percent — in an attempt to salvage the company’s flagging state, she may …

iOS 9.3 adds features for education, F.lux-like screen dimming and more

Apple released a first beta of iOS 9.3 today, which contains a number of interesting new features as teased by a new page on the company’s site today.<p>The new feature works similar to F.lux, which is available for Mac and Windows, and uses your clock and geolocation to change the amount of blue …

This Alarm Clock Won't Shut Off Until You Get Out of Bed

Did you struggle to get out of bed this morning? Did you hit the snooze button more times than you care to admit? We don’t blame you. After all, it’s Monday and alarm clocks make it way too easy for us to snooze another nine minutes.<p>But there’s a new alarm clock on the scene that promises to get …

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The watchOS 2.2 beta lets devs pair multiple devices to one iPhone

Developers are getting their hands on the first beta for watchOS 2.2 today, and it reportedly contains a feature that has us a little confused: the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone.<p>It’s just the first beta, so we aren’t sure if this capability will make it to the final …

Apple's latest iOS, Watch and TV betas pack big features

Apple's pre-release software isn't usually buzz-worthy outside of major revamps, but there's definitely a reason to take notice today. The company's iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2 and WatchOS 2.2 betas all introduce some hefty upgrades that are likely to get some use. Of the bunch, iOS 9.3 is the centerpiece. …

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Amazon may unveil a mini-Echo speaker you can take on the go

The Amazon Echo has a New Year's resolution: Slim down and lose the power cord.<p>The online retailer plans to release a smaller, portable and cheaper version of the Echo, a digital voice assistant crammed into a cylinder speaker, in the coming weeks, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing …

Smart Homes

HTC Vive pre-orders open Feb. 29; VR headset ships in April

Oculus fired 2016's first shot for virtual reality. Now it's HTC's turn.<p>Pre-orders for the HTC Vive will open on Feb. 29, with orders shipping …