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Facebook's Nearby Friends shows who's around - now it's even easier to stalk your friends

Facebook wants to help you find your friends with its Nearby Friends feature, so that you can have more face-to-face conversations. The new feature is optional for users who want to make it easy for their friends to find them when they are out and about.

Tech April 18, 2014

Samsung now wants its Milk music service users to pay $4 per month for ads-free streaming

Ever got milked by Milk? There's a first time for everything thanks to Samsung.

Tech April 19, 2014

Flickr takes on Instagram with updated Android and iOS apps

Flickr updated its iOS and Android apps on Thursday, April 17, with several great new features, including video capture, in-app editing and more. Many see the Flickr update as a direct challenge to Instagram and even Vine. Will it be enough to make Flickr a powerful mobile app?

Tech April 17, 2014

Warm up your tractor, Zynga's FarmVille 2: Country Escape ready to be harvested on iOS and Android

Zynga followed through on its promise last month with the launch today of FarmVille 2: Country Escape. Unlike the original, the latest version is designed to be played on mobile devices.

Tech April 17, 2014

Twitter to sell mobile ads on app with MoPub - This bird means business

Twitter is on the move again. The micro-blogging site just announced that it will sell ads on its mobile app with the help of partner MoPub. Now, advertisers won't have to jump through so many hoops to advertise on Twitter.

Tech April 18, 2014

New iPhone 5s fitness app makes getting in shape simply a breeze

Breeze is free and easy but it's also got a bit of a 'nagging' feature that may not be as wonderful as RunKeeper spins it to be. The Breeze is just the latest in a steady stream of apps hitting the mobile fitness segment.

Tech April 17, 2014

Amazon and Samsung join forces to offer free ebooks on Kindle app

Amazon and Samsung paired up to give ebook fans access to more digital reading material with the new Kindle for Samsung app. The app will allow Samsung device users to download magazines, articles and ebooks from Amazon's extensive catalog. Users also get a free ebook every month.

Tech April 17, 2014

Faulty charger forces Nokia to halt sales of Lumia 2520 tablets, electric shock possible

Owners of the Nokia 2520 tablet effectively have a very large and expensive paperweight on their hands as the company is strongly suggesting they no longer use the tablets charger. Internal tests have shown the charger could injure the user.

Tech April 17, 2014

E-cigarettes, dangerous or not? Even the FDA isn't sure

The FDA is pointing to an increase in electronic cigarette-related injuries and sicknesses as the best reason to impose some rules on what is now an unregulated industry. E-cigarette proponents are not fully against this as long as the rules are fair.

Tech April 17, 2014

Facebook adds 'Traveling To' option. Hey everyone, my house is empty, help yourself

Many observers think new options like 'Traveling To' need to be used with extreme caution. It's early days as users discuss privacy concerns and how the social network's account controls work.

Tech April 17, 2014

Eyefi Cloud allows users to sync digital camera photos to the cloud instantly: Good idea but there's a barrier

Eyefi offers cloud service to share photos with other devices without hassle.

Tech April 19, 2014

Canadian authorities arrest 19-year-old youth for exploiting Heartbleed bug: What you need to know

Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes is in big trouble after authorities accused him stealing almost 1,000 Social Insurance Numbers. Reyes allegedly exploited the security gap during a 6-hour window between when the bug was announced and when the breach was patched.

Tech April 18, 2014

HTC turns to former Samsung exec to boost marketing

HTC wants what Samsung is having for dinner, so what better way to do it than recruit the former chef.

Tech April 19, 2014

Google Camera app hits Play Store, comes with Lens Blur and Panorama features

With the wide range of camera apps coming around these days, who still needs a professional camera dangling heavy on your shoulders? Google Camera app helps you do away with it, at least for those who rely on their phone for photography.

Tech April 18, 2014

Chrome Remote Desktop now available for Android: Access your PCs and Macs on the go

Something to be happy about for Android users. Google launched its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android devices, so now you can access your documents in Macs or PCs remotely through your Android devices. Learn how, here.

Tech April 18, 2014

Google's Project Ara will let you snap together a smartphone: Nightmare for phone manufacturers?

Will Google's Project Ara turn the smartphone industry around with its interchangeable-component type of mobile phone? We still have to wait several months to judge the product, but here's what observers and critics think.

Tech April 18, 2014

Micro Phone Lens turns a smartphone into a microscope: Here's how it works

The use of smartphones and tablets now go beyond being a portable computer and a camera, a new discovery shows they can also be used as a hand-held microscope. Find out here how.

Tech April 17, 2014

Sony beats its own expectations in selling 7M PlayStation 4 consoles

Game maker expected to sell 5 million game units by March but demand was greater than expected and causing a bit of a manufacturing challenge.

Tech April 16, 2014

Google Glass white cotton version sells out in a few hours during one-day sale

Google offered up its Google Glass to the public for the first time on April 15. The white 'cotton' version of Glass sold out in a few hours, proving that Glass is actually quite popular among Americans.

Tech April 17, 2014

Motorola Moto E low-cost smartphone with ultra-thin body specs leak

Motorola will soon launch the Moto E, a low cost smartphone that will have similar specs to the Moto G but a much thinner body.

Tech April 21, 2014

HTC One’s Duo Lens just one of many new imaging tricks in smartphones today

Imaging tech just keeps getting better in the camera you always have with you. Better shots in low-light settings is just one of the enhancements.

Tech April 16, 2014

Amazon now saves docs sent to Kindle to the cloud: Is it the same as Microsoft OneDrive?

Saving documents to the cloud isn't new, but now Amazon is making this possible for Kindle users.

Tech April 17, 2014

Superb app aims to help you have more fun, connect with friends in the real world

Need help getting out for some fun with some friends? Grubwithus' 'Superb' app promises to make connecting with friends at cool places easier and less frustrating. It even claims to give you a head's up on the latest and greatest spots.

Tech April 16, 2014

How to install Windows Phone 8.1 on your smartphone right now

Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8.1 preview can be installed by anyone who signs up for a free developer account and is currently running Windows Phone 8. Users get access to Cortana, the new digital assistant.

Tech April 17, 2014

Stop, thief! Google Glass stolen from Venice, Calif., man is latest in a string of incidents

Wearing Google Glass may mark you as an early adopter, but it also may make you a target for thieves and crazy people. The controversial device has caused problems for some of the few people who actually own the device.

Tech April 16, 2014

Google Project Ara smartphone to launch January 2015 for $50 - Will it be ready?

Google Project Ara has an ambitious deadline. The first modular smartphone will reportedly launch in January 2015 for just $50. So far, all Google has is a pretty prototype. Will Project Ara be ready in time?

Tech April 17, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is mobile

Mark Zuckerberg has set his sights on mobile. In a recent interview, the founder of Facebook said that he plans to add more mobile apps and turn specific elements of Facebook into new apps.

Tech April 16, 2014

Samsung Tizen phone coming Q2 - Samsung Galaxy S5 set to outsell S4

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is right on track to outsell the Galaxy S4. A Samsung executive also hinted that the long-awaited Tizen smartphone will debut in the second quarter of 2014.

Tech April 16, 2014

Porn tweet will not cost US Airways worker their job, company calls it a simple mistake

The US Airways social media worker who tweeted a graphic pornographic image will keep their job. The airline said the tweet, which has garnered a huge following, was sent by mistake and no punishment is necessary.

Tech April 16, 2014

Google Glass sale a hit with wanna-be Explorers, presents a unique research opportunity

Google isn't saying how many pairs of Google Glass it sold during yesterday's one-day sale, but it is saying all spots in its Explorer program are gone. As one analyst shares, new users will offer Google unique insight on product use and reception in the real world.

Tech April 16, 2014

Hard drive maker LaCie latest victim of data theft

Data storage vendor that prides itself on data protection alerts FBI hackers infiltrated online store.

Tech April 16, 2014

Gionee rolls out Elife E7 Mini in India for $315

After the success of the Elife E7, China-based smartphone maker has released the smaller sibling Elife E7 Mini for $315 in India. Its 13-megapixel camera has 360-degree rotation, great for selfies.

Tech April 16, 2014

Intel to Microsoft: It's not personal, Microsoft, it's strictly business, as the company aims at Android market

Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich said he has to take his company to the OS where the business is, but he is not turning his back on long-time partner Microsoft. He hopes this will give the company 30 percent of the tablet business.

Tech April 16, 2014

Lenovo flexes its muscles with new dual-purpose laptops with a $429 starting price

It may seem a bit early to start thinking of the back to school selling season, but Lenovo is getting prepared. It announced two new laptops in its Flex 2 family that will become available in June.

Tech April 16, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1: Microsoft's want-to-race taunt against Apple, Google?

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 has a number of new features that could make loyal Android and iOS users take a second look.

Tech April 16, 2014

Smartphone 'kill switch' coming in 2015: Apple, Samsung, Google, U.S. wireless carriers forge anti-theft agreement

Will the new commitment among industry players in the mobile manufacturing business completely prevent mobile thefts, at least in the U.S.? Or is the 'kill switch' tool far more effective?

Tech April 16, 2014

Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner fooled by fake fingerprint: Samsung, we got a problem

The fingerprint security feature of Samsung is susceptible to hacking, based on a research made by SRLabs. But critics question the authenticity of the hack attempt. So, what's the real score?

Tech April 16, 2014

iPhone 6 mockups, accessories on display at Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Video)

Attendees at the 2014 Hong Kong Electronics Fair are getting an up close and personal look of what Apple's iPhone 6 will look like based upon leaked schematics of the device.

Tech April 16, 2014

Work-around: Enabling Download Booster on the Verizon and AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5

Some Samsung Galaxy S5 owners have figured out a way to enable Download Boost on the AT&T and Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5.

Tech April 15, 2014

10Gbps Wi-Fi is the world's fastest Wi-Fi: Launch date set for 2015

While cellular network operators are aiming to go 5G, Wi-Fi is jumping to 10G, and should do so by 2015.

Tech April 17, 2014

Samsung plans to ship 35 million Galaxy S5 units in Q2 2014: Should Apple be worried?

Samsung is proving why it is the number one Android manufacturer by aiming to ship 35 million Galaxy S5 units.

Tech April 16, 2014

Microsoft Office 365 Personal launches for $70/year: Should you buy?

Microsoft has launched Office 365 Personal aimed at getting the individual user access to the plethora of Office programs that many need on a daily basis.

Tech April 16, 2014

Google Glass gets software update: Kitkat boosts battery life, drops video calls, and more

Google announced that Google Glass is getting an upgrade, one that will see battery life boosted, but also sees the dropping of video calls from the product.

Tech April 16, 2014

Google Glass user robbed in Venice: Robber threatened the user with a taser

Another day, another Google Glass user is robbed of the $1,500 crown jewel.

Tech April 16, 2014

Samsung files patent for Google Glass rival: Will it run on Android or Tizen?

Google may have a competitor in the wearable technology sector after reports indicate Samsung is looking to patent a rival to the Google Glass.

Tech April 24, 2014

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