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Log in With Google

Inside Flipboard / March 5, 2014<p>Today’s Android update includes the smoothest way yet to create a Flipboard account: simply log in with Google. If …

Wispy designs from Microsoft partners breeze past Apple

Thin and light laptop and hybrid designs from PC makers are passing Apple on key features. Will PC makers forge ahead in 2014?<p><b>commentary</b> Psst...Microsoft laptop partners are ahead of Apple on critical design metrics like weight.<p>So, how will that play out in 2014? A snapshot of today's lightest, …

Touchscreens

North Korea 'summons business people from China'

<b>North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, says a South Korean report.</b><p>Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of Mr Chang, who was in charge of economic ties with China.<p>Mr Kim has been pictured by state media for the …

North Korea

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Samsung bakes SMS support into ChatON for Android, because please use ChatON

Between social networks and a near infinite number of messaging apps, there are frankly too many ways us humans can keep in touch. With so many platforms competing for a slot in your app drawer, some are attempting to absorb SMS traffic and become your one-stop messaging shop. Google Hangouts was …

Chromecast stand-in CheapCast now beams browser tabs to your display

CheapCast is a great way to get some of Chromecast's functionality for free, sure, but it's been lacking a few of the Google dongle's features since the app launched. If you've been hankering to beam browser tabs to your TV (via an HDMI-or-WiFi-connected mobile device, of course), CheapCast's …

Samsung's ChatON App Gets SMS/MMS Support

Samsung has updated the Android version of ChatON — its cross-platform mobile messaging service — with support for SMS and MMS. Users who download the newest version of the app will now see their phone’s native messages combined with their ChatON messages inside the app.<p>ChatON is by no means the …

Amazon Black Friday 2013 deals

In the frantic leadup to Black Friday, every retailer is looking for a way to differentiate its sale from the competition. Amazon's trick is to go all out with daily deals. Starting Sunday November 24th, the retail giant will begin offering deals with deep discounts. They'll come thick and fast — …

BBM App Updates Simplify Friend Invites, Organization

BlackBerry is updating its BBM for iPhone and Android apps with a few new features and fixes for several known issues, the company announced …

Apps

Competition Brings Lyft, Sidecar and Uber Closer to Cloning Each Other

Sometimes competition forces players to distinguish themselves. Other times, it brings them closer together. That seems to be ever more the case …

Facebook Launches New Privacy Policies And You Still Can Be Used For Ads

Are you sitting down? Doesn't matter, this isn't going to surprise you.<p>Facebook reaffirmed its position on Friday that it's able to use the postings and personal information of 1.2 billion accounts on the service for advertising purposes. The social media website announced the new privacy policies …

Apple reportedly acquires PrimeSense for $345M

The Israel-based 3D-sensing company provides the technology that powers Microsoft's Kinect sensor.<p>Apple has reportedly closed a deal to acquire PrimeSense, the 3D-sensor company behind Microsoft's Kinect sensor.<p>Apple paid $345 million for the Israel-based company, according to a Calcalist financial …

Living Rooms

5 Android apps you can't miss this week! [Google Play Weekly]

Since Android 4.4 came out, Google has dominated the headlines in the app space and this week is no different. First and foremost, Google Search was updated to 3.1.8 and it fixed a bunch of Google Experience Launcher issues on supported and non-supported devices. Bluestacks updated their desktop …

Android News

Google Now for Android updated to bring some KitKat features to older devices

When Google showed off Android 4.4. KitKat it revealed several new Google Now features, and some of them are now being made available to users that aren't running the latest and greatest version of the mobile operating system. The update to Google Search largely consists of new Google Now cards: …

The One (very) Disappointing Part of the iPad Air Spec: RAM

I posted about the highlights of the full tech specs for the iPad Air a couple of days back. There are some very impressive specs – none more so than the powerful new 64-bit A7 chip. I also mentioned at that time that the one important spec detail we didn’t yet know, and that Apple is never very …

Mobile Technology

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …