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Amazon Kindle Update

Inside Flipboard / June 4, 2014<p>Now that the latest Kindle Fire HDX tablet is out, Amazon fans can make magazines on Flipboard and curate articles …

App Monetization To Get Tougher Still, With Gartner Predicting 94.5% Of Downloads Will Be Free By 2017

The business of making money from apps is going to get tougher still, with analyst Gartner predicting that through to 2018 less than 0.01% of consumer mobile apps will be considered a financial success by their developers.<p>A key factor making it harder for apps to attract a paying audience is the …

Samsung Targets South Korean Military To Hire Software Engineers

Samsung has its eye set on South Korea’s military in its bid to hire software engineers.<p>The defense ministry is partnering with Samsung to give soldiers a chance to secure a job at the conglomerate after they complete their compulsory military service, the Wall Street Journal reports. The army will …

Transformer Pad TF502T appears on ASUS' website, launching soon?

After a couple of months of rumors it looks like ASUS has made the Transformer Pad TF502T official by publishing a product page for the tablet on its Taiwanese website. Sadly, the new device seems to be just a repackaging of the TF600T, which ran Windows RT, but now with Android. The original …

Mobile Technology

Target confirms malware used on point-of-sale terminals

During an interview with CNBC, retailer's CEO defends four-day delay in notifying customers of security breach as necessary for the investigation and preparation for consumer reaction.<p>Hackers infected Target's point-of-sale terminals with malware to steal the payment card information from millions …

Customers

Xbox One Won't Be Microsoft's Last Console, Says Phil Spencer

Xbox One is unlikely to be Microsoft’s last video game console, according to Phil Spencer. In a response to a fan question on Twitter, the head of Microsoft Game Studios said local computation will remain an important part of gaming for the foreseeable future.<p>Many have speculated whether the Xbox …

Android 4.4 KitKat starts to hit Galaxy Note 3

The 4.4.2 update has already reached owners of the international version of the Note 3 in Poland, says Sammobile. When could it land in other countries?<p>Owners of the international version of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 should expect Android 4.4.2 KitKat to flavor their phablets before too long.<p>The …

Galaxy Note

Google poised to shake up airline ticket biz, Ryanair CEO says

The discount airline CEO says Google's project "blows the competition out of the water."<p>Could Google's next project be to revolutionize the way people buy their airline tickets?<p>That's what Michael O'Leary, chief executive of discount airline Ryanair, said in an interview with the …

Ryanair

Microsoft more trusted than Apple, study says

A Forrester analysis suggests what some might find surprising: Microsoft gained the only "trailblazer" status by being trusted across generations.<p>Trust me, there aren't many people (or things) you can trust these days.<p>Everyone is out for themselves, ready to take advantage -- often, it seems, …

Racy

Xbox One live gameplay broadcast feature could still be months away

Microsoft couldn't deliver one of the Xbox One's key features at launch: the ability to stream your gameplay, live, for anyone on the web to watch. Here's more bad news: the company behind that feature, Twitch.tv, has no idea when it will launch either. According to a tweet from the company, …

Google Buys Nest, May Soon Know How Cool You Like Your Home

As further evidence that this is perhaps the year the Internet of everything really becomes a thing, Google paid $3.2 billion in cash for Nest, the home automation company that pioneered smart thermostats and lately, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.<p>"The Internet of things" describes adding …