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60 of the best Android apps from 2015

This year was full of excellent app releases for Android and we found tons of tools to trick out your device for work and play.<p>If you’re looking for some quality apps for your new phone or want to breathe new life into your old one, our list of the best apps from this year has you covered.<p><i>Prefer</i> …

Apps

Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro using this product key

If you’re running Windows 10 Home and want to know whether it’s worth moving on to Windows 10 Pro, there’s a straightforward way of switching between …

Windows 10

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Wi-Fi

Google Android 6.0 "Marshmallow"; Google Android 5.0 Lollipop

Pros<p>Ability to search the Web from anywhere in the UI. Battery life improvements. Better microSD card and permissions handling than previous versions.<p>…

Christian college professor wearing headscarf put on leave

CHICAGO (AP) — A professor at a suburban Chicago Christian college who has been placed on administrative leave after donning a headscarf to demonstrate solidarity with Muslims said Wednesday that her actions are demonstrations of her own faith.<p>Larycia Hawkins, who is a Christian and an associate …

Religion

Bill Hader And Ben Schwartz Cameo In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

A surprising twist behind the voice of BB-8<p>We've already shared our spoiler-free impressions of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, but without revealing any plot details, the film's biggest twist came during the title credits. Voicing BB-8, the latest, lovable droid in the George Lucas franchise, are …

Amazon Web Services debuts its slowest server yet

There is good news for fans of slow computers. Yesterday (Dec. 15) Amazon announced the availability of a new “t2.nano” server type for its Amazon Web Services cloud business. With only 512 MB of memory and a single “virtual CPU,” it is Amazon’s slowest performing offering yet.<p>It is also the …

Cloud Computing

11 apps you should use every day

There are 1.5 million apps in Apple's App Store.REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach<p>Over the last few years, the smartphone has become so much more than a device we use to call people and send text messages.<p>But it's easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in …

Apps