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Following the lead of alternative carriers like T-Mobile and Google Fi, Verizon announced today that it will be doing away with phone subsidies (the precise opposite of what it said last October) and rejiggering its data plans beginning August 13th. Don't get excited just yet, though, since there'...

August 7th 2015 at 2:26pm 0 Comments
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It's no secret -- even with its fast start, Microsoft needs more apps on Windows 10, across PCs, tablets and phones. Many of the most popular ones are already built for Android, iOS or even older versions of Windows, but supporting another platform can be tricky. To solve that problem, in April Mi...

August 7th 2015 at 8:21am 0 Comments
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You'll notice something new if you visit Apple's website right now. Things might look the same at first glance, but a closer look reveals the absence of the "Store" tab. Apple has chosen to get rid of its separate online shop entirely -- "store.apple.com" doesn't exist anymore and redirects to the...

August 6th 2015 at 11:03pm 0 Comments
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Over 11 million people are now using Apple Music following the June 30th launch. "We're thrilled with the numbers so far," Apple senior VP Eddy Cue told USA Today. The service is in a free trial phase until September, so nobody has paid for it yet. The number of users is actually higher, though, a...

August 6th 2015 at 5:49am 0 Comments
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Bluetooth beacons are already helping London's visually-impaired subway riders navigate the Tubes, now they're going to help shoppers find great deals at their local Target stores. The retailer recently announced that it is implementing a pilot beacon program in 50 of its stores. These beacons wil...

August 6th 2015 at 2:34am 0 Comments
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If you were hoping to get a payout from Apple after an iMessage flaw prevented you from seeing some text messages on your Android phone... well, you'll probably be disappointed. Judge Lucy Koh (she of the Apple-versus-Samsung trials) has ruled that a lawsuit over iMessage's problems won't reach c...

August 5th 2015 at 10:41pm 0 Comments
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If Lenin weren't so pickled, he'd be rolling over in his display case at the sight of Caviar's limited-edition luxury Apple Watch Epoca. The company has unveiled three unique designs for the new Epoca line. Each costs about $3,100 and celebrates one of three famed Russian leaders: Vladimir Putin,...

August 5th 2015 at 10:19pm 0 Comments
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Apple will patch the dangerous DYLD "privilege escalation" bug in its next OS release, Mac OS X 10.10.5, The Guardian reports. The DYLD bug allows a program to run with administrator access but without requiring an admin-level password. And unlike the Thunderstrike 2 worm, which has already been p...

August 5th 2015 at 1:36pm 0 Comments
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If the Ellen Pao case showed us anything, it's that Silicon Valley is still very much a (white) boy's club. In response a number of industry leaders including Apple, IBM, and Google, have pledged anywhere from $50 million to $300 million to boost the level of diversity in their workplaces. Intel i...

August 4th 2015 at 9:17pm 0 Comments
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If you want to listen to Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre before it arrives on Friday, Apple Music has you covered. Cupertino's streaming service will offer an "exclusive" stream of Dr. Dre's new album starting Thursday at 9 PM ET and running to 12 AM ET when it's officially released. Compton was...

August 4th 2015 at 8:44pm 0 Comments
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California-based (where else?) watch-maker Nico Gerard has announced a timepiece that has an Apple Watch lodged within a pretty typical analog watch strap. Yep: a watch for your Apple Watch. Oh and preorders start at $9,300 -- although that includes the black steel analogue face and a 38mm stainle...

August 4th 2015 at 6:14am 0 Comments
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The latest version of OS X contains a serious flaw that hackers can use to attack your computer without ever needing your password. The issue is around a hidden document -- Sudoers -- which is effectively a list of permissions as to which pieces of software are allowed to mess around with your com...

August 4th 2015 at 4:29am 0 Comments