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Apple deleted users' non-iTunes music and didn't tell them about it

Long before Apple was shoehorning the latest from U2 into your iTunes account, it was deleting songs originating from rival services. Tell us if this sounds familiar: You grabbed Lady Gaga's <i>The Fame Monster</i> from Amazon MP3 in 2009, threw it in your iTunes library, went to sync your 160GB iPod …

Android 4.4.4 KitKat now rolling out to Verizon-driven Samsung Galaxy Note 3: How to download and install

If you are a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 user residing in the United States, and having subscribed to Verizon's wireless service, then do check out for …

Get 50% Off a Sticky Password Premium Lifetime Plan

Remembering passwords becomes increasingly difficult as we sign up for more and more apps and services. And using a single password for all of them is a risk you can’t afford to take. That’s where Sticky Password comes in.<p>Designed for ease of use, flexibility and total control, Sticky Password …

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

Report: Struggling Samsung Eyes Exec Shake-Up

Changes could mean a power shift between co-chief executives.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …

Every year retailers try to keep Black Friday discounts under wraps—and every year savvy consumers out-smart them when scans of ads are leaked online prior to the big day. Don’t be caught without the latest info: these five sites offer the latest ads, consumer guides, email alerts and more for …

Cyber Monday Landing Pages: Are Big Brands Giving or Receiving?

We’re less than a week from Cyber Monday, one in a handful of days this holiday season that will help drive ecommerce sales close to the forecasted …

Samsung Said to Launch TouchWiz Themes

We don’t know if this is coming in the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, which Samsung appears to already be working on, or if it’s even actually coming …

Take control of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with OneNote - Microsoft 365 Blog

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are undoubtedly the most popular holiday shopping moments for knocking out a lot of holiday shopping in a few hours, …

Fuffr Wants To Add Off-Screen Multitouch To Your iPhone For Social Gaming

Fuffr knows smartphone users like multitouch, so it wants to add more areas of multitouch around your multitouch phone so you can do more multitouching.<p>Why is it trying to do this? It reckons extra space for gestures will come in handy if you want to huddle around a single device to play …

Google makes it simple to track your account and devices

In an effort to improve device security and give users peace of mind, Google has released a new set of security tools located in your Google Account settings. Although intended for IT managers, anyone can make use of these new features.<p>The Device and Activity Dashboard, which can be found at this …

Setup

The Tool Pen

If you’re going to drop a pen in your pocket for unexpected note taking, you may as well choose one that can come in handy in other situations. This …

Note-Taking

Samsung gets hit with a trademark lawsuit from Milk Studios over Milk Music app

Samsung got served with a trademark lawsuit this week from Milk Studios, a photography and multimedia company. It claims Samsung violated its …

Judiciary

Can Ferguson Recover? The Lasting Economic Impact of Violent Unrest

The looting and destruction of businesses in Ferguson could have long-term effects.<p>A grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson …

The holidays are almost here: These are the best tablets you can buy

When Apple’s iPad first started blowing up and other consumer electronics companies rushed to copy it, tablets were seen as the next huge growth …

The best Black Friday 2014 deals at Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile

If you don't need a new TV, video game console, or computer, heading to your local carrier store on Black Friday might not be such a bad idea. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are all offering discounts — some of them decent — on smartphones and various accessories like smartwatches and fitness …

Report: Samsung pulling the plug on ChatOn messaging service

If the reports are correct, Samsung may want to consider changing the name of its instant message platform from ChatOn to ChatOff. Amid a current …

Milk Studios Media Agency Sues Samsung Over Milk Music Trademark

Samsung seems to have a big target on its back that is particularly attractive to lawyers. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, a …

The Worst Bugs in Android 5.0 Lollipop and How to Fix Them

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now upon us, and while you might be rejoicing at all the new features you can take advantage of, you might also be cursing at …

Microsoft can't explain why its Surface tablet needs a pen

It’s hard to say why pens for tablets are still a thing, at least in 30 seconds<p>What can you do in 30 seconds? If it’s an advertisement for the Surface, the answer is: a lot. For the past two years, Microsoft has been showing the tablet running the full version of Office, editing photos in Adobe …

Samsung disputes reports it's shutting down failed WhatsApp competitor

ChatOn is apparently not seen as 'a business that can show improvement in the future'<p>Shaken up by a recent downturn in phone sales and profitability, Samsung is now reassessing all aspects of its operations and "streamlining its business units." That's turning out to be bad news for the company's …

29 arrested in St. Louis area violence, police chief says

Amid criticism that he did not effectively deploy the National Guard, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday said he is sending more troops to the St. Louis region to bolster security after a night of rioting and looting in Ferguson.<p>Hours after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer …

Justice

Michael Brown shooting: What Darren Wilson told the Ferguson grand jury

<b>(CNN) —</b> Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down -- as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- the files remain locked up.<p>But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown's …

Google Nexus 6: The 5 Best Reasons To Buy One Over Every Other Smartphone

As part of an ongoing buying guide for confused shoppers this Christmas and Black Friday, I’ll be summing-up the best of the latest handsets. Knowing which handset to buy this year means selecting from a number of excellent devices, this is what this guide is for – you can read last week’s iPhone 6 …

Sony's new plan means fewer TVs and smartphones, more PlayStations

Sony may know how to build great gadgets, but convincing people to part with money in exchange for them has turned out to be nearly impossible. In the outfit's most recent financial results, its faltering mobile division was single-handedly responsible for wiping out the blockbuster profits earned …

Android UI comparison: 2017 edition

True to the motto “be together, not the same”, every smartphone manufacturer overlays its own adjustments to the Android operating system. We took a …

Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone, and Xbox combined

Android—the most widely-used mobile operating system in the world made by Google—actually owes a lot to patents owned by its erstwhile rival, Microsoft. There has been a lot of speculation about just how much Microsoft makes from royalty fees from Android handset users like Samsung and HTC. A …

Windows Phone

With Inbox, Google Has Finally Built Email For Mobile

It took years, but Google's email is finally designed to be accessed on your phone.<p>Sure, users were always able to use Gmail on their phones, and did — often. That’s what Inbox, an email app Google announced Wednesday, hopes to fix. Instead of email sucking away all your time and attention through …