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Google Play Music subscribers will get free access to YouTube Music Key

Users of Google's other music streaming service will be able to use Google's new music streaming service without paying any additional fees.

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Xbox One November System Update brings custom backgrounds, Twitter integration

The latest system update for Xbox One lets you personalize your Home screen and gives you more interactive TV watching.

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Some LG G3 phones will get Android Lollipop this week, while Nexus owners wait

LG's Lollipop will be limited at first, but others should get it 'in the near future.'

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Gmail 5.0 for Android gets a new look, Exchange support

The new version, hitting phones soon, features the new "Material" interface design that Google is pushing

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CVS disables NFC terminals, stops accepting Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Reports indicate that the company is working with other retailers on a separate mobile payment system due next year.

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Court decision puts Uber on hold in Nevada (for a couple weeks, anyway)

A district court judge in Carson City prevented the popular ridesharing company from operating in the state until at least November 7.

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Report: Microsoft is about to jump into the smartwatch fray

Forbes says that Microsoft will introduce its own smartwatch "within weeks."

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Snapchat begins serving up in-app ads

Hey—a company's gotta make money somehow.

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How to take a screenshot on your Android phone

Once an arduous task, taking a screenshot is a snap—no pun intended—on modern Android phones.

100,000 Snapchat photos get leaked, but Snapchat isn't to blame

A third-party web app for Snapchat saved snapped photos to its server, allowing hackers to get at them.

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Verizon and Redbox shut down Redbox Instant streaming service

The movie streaming service, a joint venture between Verizon and Redbox, will go dark on October 7th.

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How to change settings for emergency alerts on your Android phone

Android gives you lots of flexibility for controlling the emergency alerts you receive, though the settings are tucked away.

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How to change notification sounds on your Android phone

Stand out from the crowd. Change your notification sound.

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New malware spreads over Twitch chat, targets Steam accounts

New malware will attempt to sell items stored in your Steam account so an attacker can reap the proceeds and buy items for themselves.

Businesses can't stop you from writing Yelp reviews under new California law

California makes it illegal for businesses to fine or otherwise discourage customers from leaving negative reviews on sites like Yelp.