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Apple denies report it will stop selling iTunes music downloads in as little as two years

A new report claims that Apple is planning to "terminate" iTunes Store downloads in favor of Apple Music streaming.

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5 free/low-cost Wi-Fi analyzers for Windows 10

The Wi-Fi analysis features that developers can utilize in the Universal Windows Platform are still pretty limited. But these Windows 10 apps are inexpensive and/or free.

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Newer Wi-Fi's faster, but it needs a fast wire behind it

So-called gigabit Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac, is slowly starting to show up in homes, buildings and public hotspots, but it’s not delivering a gigabit to smartphones, according to an analysis by research company OpenSignal.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of 'beach front' wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.

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Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass.

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Intel calls for the end of the headphone jack with USB-C replacement

USB-C may not only lead a revolution in PC design, it may also change our smartphones and tablets forever.

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Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies shut down by Chinese government

A Chinese regulator is said to have ordered Apple to shut down its iBooks Store and iTunes Movies only six months after the services were launched in the country.

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FCC magic will turn TV channels into mobile signals

A U.S. FCC auction that began late Tuesday should end with some TV channels reassigned to cellular, helping mobile networks cover more ground and cut through walls better than they do now.

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SoundCloud launches a music-subscription service for Android and iOS devices

The new SoundCloud Go is reminiscent of what Spotify and Tidal offer, though the company's music offerings are vastly limited in comparison.

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FAQ: Everything you need to know about 802.11ax Wi-Fi

The next big new thing in Wi-Fi networks will boast groundbreaking technology, but it might not arrive for a couple years yet.

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Netflix admits to secretly throttling mobile video

Netflix admitted Thursday to throttling video streams worldwide for its mobile users, but said it hasn't been an issue for customers.

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How to stream March Madness on any device, starting March 15

Watch the NCAA Tournament on iOS, Android, Windows, Roku, Fire TV, and even in split-screen on the new Apple TV.

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5G's moment is now, four years before it's scheduled to arrive

True 5G mobile networks and devices won't be here until 2020. That may seem like a long time to you or me, but for the carriers and network equipment makers at Mobile World Congress, it's time to get cracking.

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Elliptic Labs' ultrasound tech lets you control your devices with a friendly wave

The company can use a device's existing microphone and speaker to respond to your gesture.

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Your cat will love LG's laser pointer-equipped rolling robot

One of the most fun smartphone accessories to come out of this year's Mobile World Congress expo has to be LG's Rolling Bot. It's a spherical ball that rolls around on command from a smartphone, and includes a camera and laser pointer.