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Daniel has been writing about smartphones, tablets and apps since 2008, and he enjoys pitting gadgets against each other.

Samsung confirms a smartwatch is in the works

Samsung confirmed reports that it too is preparing a connected wristwatch, probably under the Galaxy brand.

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Windows Phone 8 support ends in 2014. Then what?

Microsoft's published timeline for support of Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 shows the two mobile operating systems will be orphaned in 18 months or less.

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Redbox Instant challenges Netflix with dual services

Redbox Instant has emerged from beta testing to offer $8 monthly subscriptions with four one-night DVD rentals and unlimited video streaming.

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Microsoft blames Outlook, Hotmail outage on overheated servers, apologizes

Microsoft says an outage that left Outlook.com and Hotmail users without access to emails for almost 16 hours this week was due to overheating servers in the data center.

Netflix gets social with Facebook integration

Netflix finally introduces Facebook-sharing integration for U.S. users of its movie-streaming service.

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Android crowned the king of mobile malware, report finds

Android devices draw almost 80 percent of mobile malware, and was the target of more than 300 threats identified by security firm F-Secure in a recent report.

Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets

Windows RT, Microsoft’s first tablet-focused operating system, is not proving popular in Europe.

Opera debuts beta WebKit-based browser for Android phones

By moving to open-source WebKit, Opera says it managed to make its browser faster, on par with Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android.

Job listing points to holiday update for Windows Phone

A job listing for a Windows Phone software engineer spills the beans about a major Windows Phone update this upcoming holiday season. Could it be the platforms first fabled "Windows Blue" release?

AMD plans to sell an APU based on modified PlayStation 4 hardware

Lending more credence to the idea that the PlayStation 4 is a computer in console's clothing, AMD's marketing head has announced plans to release a stripped-down APU based on the hardware in Sony's machine.

Pandora restricts free mobile listening to 40 hours per month, citing royalty woes

In the face of skyrocketing royalty fees, Pandora reintroduces a 40 hour per month listening cap for free mobile listeners.

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Third time's the charm? Adobe patches even more critical Flash vulnerabilities

Adobe releases yet another critical security update for its Flash player software after hackers begin actively exploiting flaws in the wild.

Internet Explorer 10 lands on Windows 7

After nearly two years in development, Microsoft's latest and greatest Web browser lands on Windows 7.

LG grants WebOS a fourth lease on life, but on smart TVs

The operating system that just won't die rises from the grave once again, with news that LG has purchased WebOS from HP.

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Zendesk security breach affects Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest users

A security breach at Zendesk, a popular customer service provider, resulted in hackers obtaining support information sent to a trio of social networks. How bad is the damage?

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