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24 migrants die after boat sinks near Istanbul

More than 20 people died after a boat carrying migrants sank near Istanbul on Monday, Turkish officials said.<p>Seven survivors and 24 bodies were pulled from the water, the semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported.<p>Twelve children were among 43 people on board the boat, which sank in the far north of …

With Calendar app revamp, Google aims to keep rivals at bay

The app will automatically turn flight confirmations and concert tickets sent to your Gmail account into calendar events.<p>Google is trying to make sure its Calendar app stays current.<p>The Internet giant on Monday announced updates to the Calendar app for its Android operating system, as well as …

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Woman jailed in Iran for attending volleyball match on ‘dry’ hunger strike

Ghoncheh Ghavami refusing food and water in protest against delay in confirmation of her sentence<p>Ghoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman sentenced to one year in prison in Iran for trying to attend a volleyball game, has gone on a “dry” hunger strike, meaning she is refusing food and water.<p>Her …

Final Costa Concordia remains recovered

Nearly three years after the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off Italy's Giglio Island, the remains of the final victim have been recovered.<p>The remains of Russel Rebello were found in a cabin in the wrecked ship, which is currently in Genoa, where it was moved to be scrapped, Italy's …

iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4 Review: 2014's Biggest Phone Fight

Welcome to the biggest heavyweight clash in mobile phone history. For the first time Apple is moving in on the phablet sector Samsung has dominated (and arguably created) for the last four years. Two mega-corporates, two opposing ideologies and two massive handsets competing for our affections, …

Dropbox and Microsoft team up, placing Office in the cloud

Microsoft’s own cloud service takes a back seat to Dropbox in the forthcoming partnership<p>Dropbox and Microsoft are partnering to integrate Microsoft Office with the cloud-storage platform more closely than any other save Microsoft’s own OneDrive service.<p>The joint venture brings Dropbox the …

Hong Kong murders: 'Miss Milkshake' in hiding after ex-lover accused of double killing

Glamour model Sonya Loretta Dyer, who dated Rurik Jutting, 29, for around four years before his arrest this week, reportedly "tormented" by fears that she narrowly escaped<p>The British banker charged with murdering two women in Hong Kong formerly dated a London-born glamour model, who has reportedly …

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Emoji to get some long-awaited diversity with new range of skin tones

Unicode Consortium responds to criticism of apparent ethnic homogeneity of cartoon pictograms used in text messages<p>The notoriously white collection of emoji characters are about to be diversified.<p>The Unicode Consortium, an industry body devoted to the development and promotion of software …

Rumor: Apple May Discontinue iPad Mini; 12.2-Inch iPad Pro Expected

This is one rumor I hope isn't true. I gave away my original iPad mini early this fall, assuming I'd buy the new model when it came out in October. But I was so disappointed that the iPad mini 3 was basically the same as last year's model, I've held off. I still want an iPad mini to go along with …

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Dropbox and Microsoft form surprise partnership for Office integration

Office mobile apps will soon seamlessly sync to Dropbox<p>Microsoft and Dropbox are teaming up today to more closely integrate Dropbox into Office. The surprise partnership will benefit Dropbox users who use Office across desktop, mobile, and the web as Microsoft’s productivity suite will soon become …

Amazon Prime Members’ Newest Benefit Is Free, Unlimited Photo Storage

Amazon Prime members are getting another benefit today, the company announced this morning: free, unlimited photo storage. In a new service called Prime Photos, paying subscribers of Amazon’s membership program will now be about to store photos in their original resolutions to Amazon Cloud Drive …