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Google's bringing a paid-for subscription service to YouTube next year, but don't expect the company to sign a deal with a TV studio for some exclusive content. Instead, the site is going to see if its wide stable of home-grown talent will provide enough of a draw for you to fork over several buck...

July 21st 2015 at 12:24pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes you still need navigation and destination info when you're offline. Google is delivering just that with offline Maps. Even when you're not connected (or in airplane mode), the app will still provide information on places in your searches. This means that you can browse hours, reviews and...

May 28th 2015 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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Snowmageddon might not be all that fun those experiencing it on the East Coast, but it could well be affecting the rest of us too. Starting around 1am ET, Facebook and Instagram were both inaccessible, as well as apps that require FB credentials. Tinder, for exmaple, also went down in the process...

January 27th 2015 at 2:11am 0 Comments
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Ever since Netflix mistakenly said that offline viewing would come to Honeycomb tablets, we've waited (and opined) for the moment when it'd happen. Unfortunately, the streaming company is turning a blind eye to our needs as its head of communications saying that cached playback is "never going to...

December 17th 2014 at 9:37am 0 Comments
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Frontier Developments head honcho David Braben has been working overtime to defend the 11th-hour revelation that Elite: Dangerous will have no offline play option. A recent video interview with Braben includes his response to these issues; he states that it's not off the table, but it's incompatibl...

December 15th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're following the ongoing saga of ArcheAge problems, you probably know that the game had all of the servers shut down over a holiday weekend, which could theoretically solve the game's exploit issues in the same way that setting fire to your house solves any problems you have with your wallpa...

December 3rd 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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When fans were told that Elite: Dangerous will not feature an offline mode, they were a little upset, considering it had been one of the explicit promises made during the game's Kickstarter campaign. Head honcho David Braben took the opportunity to clarify the situation, promising that while the ga...

November 18th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Destiny has been made the target of a round of DDoS attacks, coming from the same group that previously took credit for executing a similar attack against Sony Online Entertainment and a bomb threat on John Smedley's plane (among other harassment). Players were told that the game was facing issues...

September 21st 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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While Spotify's allowed you to save music for offline playback for some time, downloading playlists can be a laborious process. Today, it's making things a whole lot easier. As part of its latest iOS app update, the company enabled a new "Available Offline" toggle inside the Songs tab, allowing yo...

June 2nd 2014 at 10:02am 0 Comments
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Simple.TV's streaming DVR is handy if you want to catch up on shows while on the road, but what if you want to watch on a friend's TV, or don't have an internet connection at all? Neither should be a big issue following an update to the company's Android, iOS and web apps. You can now send both li...

May 29th 2014 at 4:11pm 0 Comments
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Google recently improved its offline maps feature in the popular Google Maps app (version 3.0), making it easier to both save a map to your iPhone or iPad for offline use and access it when you need it for travel purposes. Here is a quick rundown on how to save a map for offline use and how to acc...

May 12th 2014 at 11:35am 0 Comments