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Microsoft reportedly planning OneNote for Mac launch in March

Microsoft reportedly planning OneNote for Mac launch in March

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Microsoft has plans to extend its OneNote application to the Mac, according to The Verge.  OneNote has been available for Windows, iOS, Android, and the web, and is more than ten years old, but the publication says Microsoft finally wants to offer it... >>

How to stream Apple's iTunes Festival at SXSW online

How to stream Apple's iTunes Festival at SXSW online

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Apple has partnered with Vevo to stream its first iTunes Festival in the US.  The concert series kicks off Tuesday night in Austin, TX at the SXSW conference. Vevo will be streaming concerts of the 15 different artists through apps on iOS and Apple... >>

Google buys Green Throttle Games, signaling upcoming set-top box

Google buys Green Throttle Games, signaling upcoming set-top box

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Google has acquired Green Throttle Games, maker of the Green Throttle controller, publication PandoDaily first reported.  The move is seen as a way for Google to improve its position in the living room, as competitors Amazon and Apple have been tipped... >>

Apple iTunes Radio vs Samsung Milk: What's the difference?

Apple iTunes Radio vs Samsung Milk: What's the difference?

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If Apple announces a new feature, Samsung isn't far behind.   That's why last week Samsung debuted its take on Apple's iTunes Radio, called Milk, to serve up new music to listeners. Samsung is calling it a "fresh take on music".  Apple fanboys and... >>

Flappy Bird may return to iOS and Android, says developer

Flappy Bird may return to iOS and Android, says developer

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If you're tired of all those Flappy Bird alternatives, you may be in luck, as Flappy Bird could be landing back on your handset.   Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen revealed to Rolling Stone that he's considering bringing back the highly-addictive game. ... >>

Microsoft confirms new Office for Mac version coming, first since 2011

Microsoft confirms new Office for Mac version coming, first since 2011

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A new version of Office for Mac will launch this year, for the first time since 2011, according to the company’s manager for Office products in Germany.  Office for Mac offers a nice alternative to users who don't like Apple's iWork software on the... >>

'Xbox Broadcast': Twitch streaming now available on Xbox One

'Xbox Broadcast': Twitch streaming now available on Xbox One

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Microsoft has made the Twitch app available on Xbox One hours before Titanfall launches to the world. Twitch, the world's largest gaming website, allows gamers to stream gameplay to the world for free. The big Xbox One update from last week prepared... >>

Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal spends $1,000 a week on apps

Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal spends $1,000 a week on apps

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The Wall Street Journal caught up with Shaquille O'Neal at the SXSW in Austin, Texas to discuss geeky habits.  The 7' 1" (2.16m) basketball star revealed he spends $1,000 a week, or $52,000 a year, on mobile apps for his iPhone. He also spoke of his... >>

Microsoft releasing Surface 2 Power Cover with built-in battery on 19 March

Microsoft releasing Surface 2 Power Cover with built-in battery on 19 March

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Microsoft's online store shows it will make the Power Cover available for the Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro, and original Surface Pro on 19 March, after revealing it in September 2013.   The Power Cover, available for $199.99 on the Microsoft Store in... >>

Asus exploring voice, hand movement control for upcoming wearable

Asus exploring voice, hand movement control for upcoming wearable

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Asus is exploring voice and hand movement control for its upcoming wearable, Asus chairman Jonney Shih told Focus Taiwan.  The first wearable is presumed to be a smartwatch, following the rest of the industry, and Shih said it will be used to complement... >>

LG's upcoming LG G3 tipped to be waterproof and dustproof

LG's upcoming LG G3 tipped to be waterproof and dustproof

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LG's upcoming LG G3 smartphone will take on Samsung's Galaxy S5 with waterproof and dustproof functionality, according to ETnews.  This means you won't have to fret if your handset slips off the kitchen counter into the water and dish soap. The publication... >>

Hide apps easier in new Apple TV update

Hide apps easier in new Apple TV update

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Apple has released an Apple TV 6.1 update for the Apple TV set-top box on Monday, hot off the heals of iOS 7.1 for the iPhone and iPad.  The Apple TV update is welcomed, bringing a greater level of control to the media streamer. Users can now reduce... >>

Facebook Pages get streamlined look in new redesign

Facebook Pages get streamlined look in new redesign

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Facebook has rolled out an update to Pages, aiming to help users find important information more easily on the public profiles for groups and businesses.  The "streamlined look" brings an updated timeline design. The right-side column of Pages show new... >>

Neil Young launching $399 high-fidelity audio player on Kickstarter this week

Neil Young launching $399 high-fidelity audio player on Kickstarter this week

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The PonoPlayer doesn't want to be the next iPod for the mass market, instead the best, high-resolution audio playback device for audiophiles. It was founded by artist Neil Young, who has critiqued modern audio playback in the past. Being shown-off at... >>

HTC to make light-up cover available with new HTC One, showing time and weather

HTC to make light-up cover available with new HTC One, showing time and weather

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HTC has developed a light-up, hole-covered cover/case for the new HTC One that will launch later this month, according to EvLeaks. The often reliable tipster posted a photo of the cover/case on Twitter, showing a plastic piece covering the front of the... >>

Google Chromecast sales in the millions, coming to more countries in 'weeks'

Google Chromecast sales in the millions, coming to more countries in 'weeks'

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Google Chromecast sales have been growing, with more countries planned soon, Sundar Pichai, Google SVP of Android and Chrome, announced at SXSW on Sunday.  "We are in the millions now, and it's growing very actively," Pichai told the crowd at the Austin,... >>

Google releasing Android SDK tailored for smartwatches, other wearables

Google releasing Android SDK tailored for smartwatches, other wearables

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Google has plans to release a SDK that will help developers and manufacturers put Android on smartwatches and other wearables, Sundar Pichai, Google SVP of Android and Chrome, announced at SXSW in Austin, TX on Sunday. Pichai said the software framework... >>

Oppo Find 7 leaks with minimal black design, 5.5-inch display and 13MP camera

Oppo Find 7 leaks with minimal black design, 5.5-inch display and 13MP camera

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Oppo has been teasing its unannounced Oppo Find 7 heavily in recent weeks, but now we have a full look at the handset thanks to a leak on the Red Dot Design award website. The photos show a sleek, black, handset with a camera on the front, camera on... >>

Fujifilm launches X Signature camera design program for customisation

Fujifilm launches X Signature camera design program for customisation

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Fujifilm has launched its X Signature program in the UK, letting customers re-skin their existing camera for £129.99, hoping to spawn a bit of creativity. The Fujifilm X Signature is available for the X-Pro1, X-E1, X100, X20, X10 models, to send to... >>

Limited edition Leica C combines two unlikely partnerships: Hello Kitty and Playboy

Limited edition Leica C combines two unlikely partnerships: Hello Kitty and Playboy

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Leica has been known for some pretty cool limited edition camera partnerships in the past, but the latest may turn a few heads given its unlikeliness. Mixing a soft-core porn brand and a kids toy brand totally makes sense, right? The photography company... >>

European cross-continent drive in Tesla Model S soon to be reality

European cross-continent drive in Tesla Model S soon to be reality

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Tesla isn't looking to slow down, highlighting its commitment to Europe while at the Geneva Motor Show this week.  The company announced huge plans to expand its Supercharger network across Europe, and that it will open more than 30 service centres... >>

Turtle Beach crafts headset specifically for Titanfall fanatics

Turtle Beach crafts headset specifically for Titanfall fanatics

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Turtle Beach, one of the leaders in game audio, has unveiled the Ear Force Titanfall Atlas headset due out just in time for Titanfall's launch on the Xbox One on 11 March. The Titanfall Atlas headset boasts high quality sound, so you can hear heavily-armoured,... >>

Mercedes-Benz may let you install Apple's CarPlay in older models

Mercedes-Benz may let you install Apple's CarPlay in older models

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If you have a Mercedes-Benz and are wanting Apple's new CarPlay, go ahead and put down your checkbook as you may not have to buy a 2015 model. A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson speaking to 9to5mac said the company is looking into “an after-market solution... >>

No slowing down: Samsung filing reveals unannounced 'S-Circle' fitness band

No slowing down: Samsung filing reveals unannounced 'S-Circle' fitness band

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Samsung isn't slowing down with its jump into wearables, as a new FCC filing on Thursday reveals an unannounced "S-Circle" fitness band from the company. Presumed to be cheaper than the new Gear 2 and Gear Fit announced at MWC 2014, the FCC filing details... >>

Guidelight automatic night light doesn't need a plug, lasts 25 years

Guidelight automatic night light doesn't need a plug, lasts 25 years

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Guidelight wants to reinvent the bulky night light, something we've all been familiar with from a young age. The Guidelight hooks to an electrical outlet, doesn't take up a plug, and turns on automatically when it gets dark. It's perhaps the perfect night... >>