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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays, forms Ubuntu's tablet backbone

Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' is here as Canonical's latest LTS release. It's more about stability than new features, but still begins a new era for Ubuntu.

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Ads pushing app downloads are coming to Twitter

Advertisers can use a single interface to promote downloads of their mobile apps in other apps or directly from Twitter timelines

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How to prevent Windows 8.1's desktop taskbar from showing in Metro apps

The Windows 8.1 update made Microsoft's Metro vision much more PC-friendly, but the newly universal desktop taskbar can block the UI in Metro apps. Here's how to make it stop.

Chrome OS may kill the password with Easy Unlock smartphone option

In the future, Chrome OS users may unlock their PCs just by having their smartphone nearby.

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Why, and how, to encrypt your Android device

We know the days of digital privacy are long gone. You can start to claw a smattering of it back by encrypting your Android phone or tablet.

on greenbot.com

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Tie me down: The ultimate guide to proper PC cable management

With a little planning and lots of twist ties, your cluttered PC can be transformed into a clean, crisp computer with wonderful airflow.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Fancier CPU and display take a toll on battery life

Your eyes will love the crisp 1900x1200-pixel resolution on the ThinkPad 8, even with the power-consumption tradeoff.

Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards

Another 400,000 cards at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected

Exclusive: Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada

Regulatory filings reveal details of secret tests by Google, a step beyond last year's trial in California.

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Amazon's Fire TV voice search to improve this summer

The company is integrating more services into the unified voice search, starting with Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime.

on techhive.com

Samsung teams with GlobalFoundries on 3D chips

The deal will help Samsung and GlobalFoundries provide an adequate supply of mobile chips.

Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings

The streaming music service is violating New York law by not paying artists, the lawsuit alleges.

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Finally, Flickr's Android app gets the UI overhaul it needs

It's prettier, easier to use, and it's available now to download in the Google Play store.

on greenbot.com

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AMD earnings get a much-needed lift from console sales

AMD also reported strong demand for its new Radeon GPUs, but CPU sales continued to drop along with the PC market itself.

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MOBILedit review: put your PC and phone in sync

MOBILedit offers complete mobile phone management from your PC. It’s more expensive than alternative programs, but you definitely get what you pay for.