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Apple hints password reuse, not iCloud hack, at heart of locked iDevice ransom attacks

A compromise of Apple's services is not to blame for the recent ransom lockouts via Find My iPhone, according to the company.

Google's building 7-inch Project Tango tablets that see the world around them, report says

After working on a smartphone that can map a user's surroundings in 3D, Google is making a similarly featured tablet.

Nope, ads aren't coming to thermostats, says Nest

Ads might be headed to all kinds of Google-owned products, but not Nest thermostats.

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Meet Tappy Chicken, the Flappy Bird clone a non-coder made in a week with Unreal Engine 4

Add Epic to the growing number of game developers with Flappy Bird clones.

Simon & Schuster's back catalog comes to Oyster and Scribd e-book subscriptions

Oyster and Scribd subscribers can now get access to an extensive catalog of works by popular authors including Stephen King and Jodi Picoult thanks to a new deal with Simon & Schuster.

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Direct-to-Drive attachment saves added to Gmail for Android

Now you don't have to download that attachment to your Android phone! Send it directly to Google Drive instead.

on greenbot.com

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What will consumers gain from AT&T's DirecTV buy?

AT&T wants to buy DirecTV and is making several promises to sweeten the deal. But are AT&T's commitments all they're cracked up to be?

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Cricket relaunches prepaid wireless service, boosted by AT&T's LTE network

With the FCC giving AT&T's Leap acquisition the thumbs up two months ago, AT&T is targeting Sprint and T-Mobile with its no-contract, low-cost provider.

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Bill reminders land in Google Now

It can remember where you parked, alert you to in stock items, and now Google Now can remind you when a bill is due.

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Google Play now accepts PayPal for digital goods

You can't buy a phone from Google Play with PayPal, but you can use the email-centric payment method to buy apps.

on greenbot.com

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Comcast plans to reimpose monthly data caps on all customers within 5 years

Bandwidth caps are coming back for Comcast home Internet customers, according to one company executive.

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Flappy Bird will flap again in August, creator says

Add another big title to this summer's blockbuster releases: Flappy Bird is coming back to smartphones.

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New Nexus 5 snap cases appear on Google Play

The Nexus 5 just got some more accessories in Google Play for your perusal.

on greenbot.com

Hands-on: Windows 8.1's Windows Store refresh makes finding great apps far easier

Microsoft just released a new look for the Windows Store that the company says will make it easier to find great apps for your Windows devices.

on pcworld.com

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Motorola introduces no-contract $129 Moto E, adds LTE to Moto G

As expected Motorola unveiled the Motorola E on Tuesday along with a Moto G with LTE connectivity.

on greenbot.com