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Pope Francis shows up in a selfie

The selfie has made it all the way to the top. On Wednesday worlds collided when Pope Francis posed with a group of Italian teenagers and got caught in a self-portrait taken with one of the teens' cellphones. Unfortunately the Pope — known for his outgoing nature and his departures from papal …

Vodafone to make £84bn Verizon sale

Largest corporate transaction in a decade and third largest ever set to produce a record windfall for British shareholders<p>Vodafone could announce the $130bn (£84bn) sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless as early as today, with the largest corporate transaction in a decade set to produce a record …

How a killer game sucked me and my son back to iOS devices

Are smartphones and tablets all the same? Or are there killer apps that still make people choose one brand over another?<p>I'm not a big believer in killer apps, but I might have to revise that thinking. A game only for iOS has pulled me and one of my boys back to our iOS devices this summer. It's a …

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New faces of Android: inside Google's management shuffle

With Andy Rubin and Hugo Barra out, who's next up to lead Google's biggest platform?<p>One big loss at the world's most popular smartphone platform has been followed by another. Five months after Android founder Andy Rubin left his creation to work on unspecified other projects inside Google, head of …

Samsung and LG reportedly plan 'kill switch' for stolen phones and tablets

Samsung and LG are planning to include a tool that would make stolen phones and tablets inoperable, the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>The move makes sense, as smartphones are increasingly targeted for theft around the world. In South Korea, where both Samsung and LG are based, smartphone thefts have …

Why does Yahoo! buy failed startups? It's the only way it can get good developers

The acqui-hire isn't bad business<p>Yahoo bought Rockmelt today, a startup that debuted with a wave of media fanfare touting it as the company that would reinvent the browser for the age of the social web. It didn't catch on, Rockmelt pivoted, and eventually the company faded into obscurity, at which …

Hardwell & Dyro feat. Bright Lights – Never Say Goodbye [Music Video]

When talking about the hit tracks of 2013, “Never Say Goodbye” must be included in the conversation and just today Hardwell, Dyro and Bright Lights …

10 best music player apps for Android

A lot of folks these days have transferred to some sort of music streaming service like Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music, or Apple Music. However, there are those of us left that hang on to our collection of media because streaming isn’t quite good enough yet. If you have your own music …