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5 Meals Made Easy with Grocery Shortcuts

After years of meal planning for my family, I've finally realized what makes the plan work each and every week: embracing the grocery store dinner. …

Healthy Eating

The One Reason Google's Android Won't Annihilate Apple's iOS

There is an argument that due to Android’s larger market share than Apple’s iOS that Apple will eventually lose share, revenue and profits so that Android essentially becomes the only player in the smartphone/tablet/mobile space similar to the Microsoft and Intel monopolies. The inherent thesis is …

Mobile

HP Spectre x2 review: A cheaper Surface

If you’re looking for a lightweight but full-featured laptop/tablet combination device, you could buy a Surface Pro 4. Or, if you want to save a little money, you could buy HP’s new Spectre x2.<p>The base model, at $799.99, is $100 cheaper than the entry-level Surface Pro 4. It can do pretty much any …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft has announced the date it will kill support for its mobile operating system

The operating system is not currently available to non-Microsoft consumer devices, but the company has already made it clear that support — which means regular updates for both features and security — will last around 36 months.<p>Support for Windows 10, the desktop version of the operating system, …

Is a Microsoft Surface Phone on deck?

Microsoft may be abandoning plans for an Intel-powered Windows 10 phone in favor of one designed by the folks who built the company’s Surface and Surface Book, according to a media report.<p>The Surface Phone, according to Windows Central, could arrive on store shelves by the second half of 2016. …

Microsoft teaches 'absolute beginners' to code for Windows 10

Ever wanted to code an app, but have no coding experience whatsoever? Don’t worry, Microsoft has you covered.<p>The company is offering an ‘absolute beginner’ series of video lessons for anyone looking to learn how to code a Windows 10 app.<p>More specifically, it’s a series on creating Universal Windows …

Google’s New Bookmarking Service, Previously Called Stars, Has Gone Live

Google Stars, the long-rumored bookmarking service from Google, has now publicly launched, but with little fanfare. That Google was working to update its bookmarking service has been known for some time. In May, a developer who had been digging into the service leaked a copy of the “Google Stars” …

BLU Studio 5.5 smartphone carries big screen, $179 off-contract price

Is that big-name giant smartphone way beyond your price range? No problem: BLU Products has just shipped the Studio 5.5, one of the more affordable large phones that we've seen in a while. The Android 4.2 device won't impress with its 854 x 480 resolution, quad-core MediaTek chip or 4GB of …

Nokia's 6-inch Lumia 1520 reportedly launching on September 26th

Nokia hasn't announced a press event yet, but it looks like the company may be planning to introduce its 6-inch Windows Phone on September 26th. Twitter account Evleaks, who has an accurate history on devices and launch dates, claims Nokia will unveil its Lumia 1520 later this month. The date …

Steam announces Family Sharing beta, for lending out your digital downloads

You probably thought family plans were just for cellular data. Well, sir or madame, you are wrong. Soon enough you'll be able to share games you purchased through Steam with your friends and family, as well. The king of downloadable gaming has just announced Steam Family Sharing, which will allow …

Apple Patents Smart Home And Media Center Remote Control Via iPhone

The fabled Apple television set is still a fable, lo these many years after it first was whispered into the waiting ear of an analyst or blogger, but today Apple has secured a new patent (via AppleInsider) which could renew interest in rumors of Apple’s television plans, since it describes an …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Watch out, cable TV: YouTube’s paid channel subscription program is official

After months of speculation, it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to its content.<p>The new paid channel subscriptions are rolling out as a pilot program that includes a handful of partners. …