How to solve 5 problems with Samsung’s Galaxy S5

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You pay hundreds of dollars for the latest smartphone tech only to find that it’s not working as expected. We feel your pain. Life’s not fair, but don’t give up on your Samsung Galaxy S5 just yet. Problem: No download booster The Download Booster feature allows you to download files really Continue reading

Twitter rolls out new profile design for website users

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The profile redesign for the Web version of Twitter is now available to all. The social media site unveiled the new look earlier this month, and in the intervening weeks has been rolling it out to select users of the service. Evidently happy with the response, the microblogging site announced Continue reading

Customize the Chrome New Tabs Page

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  Chrome came up with a unique concept for folks opening a new tab. The page displays the most-visited websites from your browsing history. It also allows for some customization, letting users choose a wallpaper, available in the Chrome Web Store or even one of their own creation. However, there are Continue reading

Five Android Camera Apps You May Want to Try

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Google recently launched its Camera app in the Play store. The app, previously exclusive to Nexus and Google Play smartphones and tablets, finally brings the unadulterated Google take on camera software to Samsung, HTC, and LG owners. But there’s one problem with this slick new app: Google Camera in the Play Continue reading

Windows Phone 8.1 Over 1 Million Installs in One Week

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Adduplex reports that the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview has been installed on over 1 million handsets within one week. This is a huge number for only a week’s time! This is a little over 3% of the entire market. That tells us that 3% of the entire Windows Phone Continue reading

Try the Latest Apple Operating System Before It’s Released

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Want to be the first on your block to try Apple’s latest and greatest?  We can’t get you an iPhone 6. On Tuesday, however, Apple did announce something neat: a new initiative that will allow regular folks like you and me to try out the latest versions of OS X before they’re Continue reading

Spammiest Countries on Earth

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Americans like to associate their spam with other countries. They joke about Chinese spammers, or Nigerians or Russians. It’s a time-honored nativist tradition. But, according to the new quarterly report from the security and spam monitoring company Sophos, computers inside the United States relay — by far — the most Continue reading

A Bigger iPhone 6 May Be Delayed Because of Battery Issues

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View photo Apple’s iPhone 6 could arrive in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variations this year, but those clamoring for the latter may have to hold their breath a bit longer. According to Taiwan’s Commercial Times, the purported phablet-sized iPhone could be delayed a year due to battery production issues. As pointed Continue reading

AT&T to Bring Its Super-Fast Internet to 21 New Cities

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AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 total metropolitan areas. The service, called GigaPower, has a 1-gigabit-per-second speed that is about 100 times what U.S. consumers typically get with broadband. That means faster video downloads and the ability for Continue reading

Watching Free and Legal TV Online

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  This week the live TV streaming service Aereo goes on trial at the Supreme Court, which will decide if it’s a legal business by summer’s end. It’s a big moment for television, considering the $8-a-month subscription provides something that everyone wants but no other company has so far managed to provide: Continue reading

Apple Offering Free Recycling for All Products

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  Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker details its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple with Continue reading

Google makes amends for Android anti-virus app scam

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A fake Android anti-virus application managed to fool many customers into buying it, even though it didn’t really have any anti-virus features. The $3.99 quickly rose through the ranks, reaching the top of the Google Play Store sales charts before Android Police discovered the truth behind it. The application was removed from the store Continue reading

Why online services don’t know what your password is

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Believe it or not, online services don’t necessarily know your password. Some services actually can tell you your password, and that’s a really, really bad thing. Among other things, it calls in to question that service’s understanding of security. A bit of math First, let me explain why services don’t Continue reading

FCC Clears the Way for Gigabit WiFi

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The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously this week to allow WiFi networks greater access to the public airwaves, officially clearing the way for faster WiFi data connections. Currently, WiFi networks are allowed to communicate using two different public frequency bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The new FCC rule expands the amount of the 5GHz Continue reading

Is Privacy Over?

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Regardless of whether people have read a George Orwell novel or not, it seems that everyone is talking about the author. This is because of the belief that the era of privacy, and of certain other freedoms many of us have enjoyed for decades, might be over. The measures that Continue reading