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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.

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Intel, Fossil team up to work on wearables

Fossil combines its design prowress with Intel's technical acumen to develop future wearable devices.

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iCloud flaw may have allowed nude celebrity photos to leak

An iCloud flaw reportedly made it easier to crack users' passwords, allowing a hacker to access photos of celebrities and post them online.

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New page on Apple's website explains common reasons for App Store rejection

A new summary page provides a clear, concise overview of why Apple rejects apps from the App Store.

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Facebook says not to believe the rumors, wants you to trust its Messenger app

Contrary to Internet rumors, Facebook says that its Messenger app isn't really spying on you.

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Report: LG to take on Moto 360 with a round smartwatch of its own

LG's round smartwatch will reportedly debut at next week's IFA show in Berlin.

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DeLorean tries to predict your next move, could reduce lag in online gaming

Microsoft researchers develop a technology that can mask up to 250 milliseconds of network latency when playing cloud-based games.