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Skype updated for iOS 9 with Split View, Slide Over, and notification replies

Microsoft has just released an updated version of the Skype app for iPhone and iPad to take advantage of several new iOS 9 features. Skype version 6.3 is now available on the App Store, and introduces support for Slide Over and Split View on the iPad, along with the ability to reply directly from message notifications on both the iPhone … Continue reading

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Apple Watch is coming to Target stores on October 18th

If you're shopping at Target, you'll soon be able to buy something other than picture frames and bedding. The Apple Watch arrives October 18th and be available in every store by October 25th. The retailer said it will stock 20 different models, wit...

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Apple’s mobile ad-blockers save you time and money, NYT finds

It's no secret that ad-blocking software, well, blocks ads. Now that Apple allows ad-blockers on its mobile devices, The New York Times decided to find out what else the software does for your iPhone 6's data plan.

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Netflix has seven new original shows for kids inbound

Earlier this year, Netflix announced a handful of new shows for young children, and now the company is back with more than half a dozen additional original shows, all of them aimed at kids in the tween and teen age groups. Counted among them are two shows concerning LEGO’s Bionicle and LEGO Friends products.

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Amazon Dash gets 11 new ways to make you a repeat customer

Amazon's recent Dash Buttons — those physical buttons that let customers re-order a specific product, like laundry soap or coffee, with a single press — is powered by what they call the Dash Replenishment Service. DRS is actually a little-known program that Amazon lets manufacturers use with their connected appliances and devices to automatically re-order items when they become low.

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Facebook brings videos and temporary pictures to your profile

Users will soon have a host of new ways to personalize their profiles and control what content is shared on their walls, Facebook announced on Wednesday. The biggest change comes as tweaks to the mobile app UI. Your profile picture will be centered...

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BlackBerry shares rendered images of the PRIV smartphone

BlackBerry definitely let loose a head turner when it finally acknowledged the existence of its first ever full Android smartphone, the BlackBerry PRIV. Unsurprisingly, there have been some positive voices raised in support of the smartphone, but there have also been less than flattering comments, especially after CEO John Chen demonstrated, or somewhat failed to, the smartphone.

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Can the New Bolt DVR Box Make TiVo King of TV Again?

When TiVo and ReplayTV launched in 1998, you had only one other real choice when it came to set top boxes. It was called a VCR. Now there’s Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nexus Player, Fire TV, and all sorts of others

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How the Nexus 5X and 6P Stack Up Against the Android Competition

Google’s next generation of Nexus, the hardware it uses as the premium example of how great just plain old Android can be, is now out in the smartphone wild—but it enters that world filled with some stiff competition. Read more...

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Google Expeditions Pioneer Program makes VR educational

Once only associated with gaming and entertainment, virtual reality is now working its way into sports, news, and soon, classrooms. The latter is what Google was aiming for when it revealed its Google Expeditions plan at Google I/O late last May. Those plans are now coming to fruition, as the company formally launches its Expeditions Pioneer Program, inviting teachers and … Continue reading

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