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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.

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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

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LG outs three new G Pad tablets, new G Watch teaser

It's a busy season for LG as the company announces three new tablets just weeks before it is expected to unveil its latest flagship smartphone and its first Android Wear device.

FCC may tweak net neutrality proposal after criticism, but still wants paid-for 'fast lanes'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't backing off his paid prioritization proposal, but he is making it clearer that slow and fast lanes are non-starters.

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One month later, hundreds of thousands of servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed

About a month after the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug surfaced, a large number of servers worldwide are still vulnerable to attack.

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Why the PS4's DualShock controller has a LED bar: Controlling virtual reality

You can use it to tell when your controller is on or to aid the PlayStation Eye, but the real reason Sony put the light bar on the DualShock 4 was virtual reality.