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As helpful as a Square Reader may be for purchases at trendy stores, you'll want to watch out -- in the right circumstances, they can also be used to steal your credit card info. Security researchers have discovered that you can physically disable the encryption the device uses to protect your fin...

August 3rd 2015 at 8:58pm 0 Comments
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On the heels of last month's collaboration with Mozilla, Pocket has even more tools for you to try. In fact, the save-it-for-later repository wants you to test new features before they officially arrive in the app or on the web. Pocket's Beta Channel will give you a look at what the company has be...

July 30th 2015 at 8:39pm 0 Comments
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Google wants to give your peepers a break. Google Chromium Evangelist Francois Beaufort laid out early versions of Reader Mode for Chrome desktop and mobile in a post today on Google Plus (of course). Reader Mode is designed to make on-screen text easier to absorb, by removing unnecessary pictures...

February 25th 2015 at 3:06pm 0 Comments
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No, not the novels posted in our comments. Actual novels. Literary and pulp fiction! Gamasutra recently ran an article chronicling an author's attempt to publish and market a book aimed squarely at gamers. The writer ran into difficulties, however, because of the publishing industry's insistence t...

November 18th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Have you been frustrated that your Nokia handset hasn't had the same Flipboard access as your Windows PC and tablet? Well, you're in luck. The popular reading app has finally made its way to Microsoft's mobile OS. Outfitting Windows Phone 8.1 devices with at least 1GB of RAM, the software has been...

October 2nd 2014 at 6:24pm 0 Comments
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There's a good reason you don't usually see Square readers outside of the US: they're built to read payment cards with magnetic stripes, not the more secure chip-and-PIN cards that are common everywhere else. All that's set to change, however. Square has revealed plans for a reader that accepts th...

July 30th 2014 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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Here's a shocker: Facebook's first major update to Paper, its socially augmented news-reading app, makes it more social. Specifically, the app's 1.1 update now allows users to comment on posts using photos, as well as added birthday and event notifications and tacked on an unread-message counter t...

April 18th 2014 at 1:51pm 0 Comments