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

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BlackBerry Z10 enjoys brisk sales starting outside the US

Early sales data indicates the BlackBerry Z10 is having a promising launch outside the U.S., with strong orders and some retailers running out of stock.

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Microsoft releases free Bing apps for Office 365

Five new add-ons for Office 365 let you search the Web within a Word doc, add Bing maps to your files, and spell words phonetically.

Chart: How the BlackBerry Z10 stacks up against its rivals

Let's take a look at the new touchscreen BlackBerry's specs to see how it compares to the latest iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone handsets.

Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB comes with only 23GB of available storage space

Tablets usually have less advertised storage space available because of preinstalled software.

Google+ outranks Twitter as no. 2 social network after Facebook

Nobody can hold a candle to Facebook when it comes to the title of ginormous social network. So the battle shifts to the number two spot.

Facebook blocks competitors from its social data

Facebook's recent restrictions on API access for Vine, Voxer, and Wonder raise some serious questions about who controls your data.

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Google redesigns image search for faster results

The improved image search will arrive in the next few days for all users

Windows Phone 7.8 update expected this month

Windows Phone 7.8 is meant to be a bridge version for older Windows Phone devices

Android dominates holiday sales, except in the U.S. and Japan

Android's rate of growth in the past year is beginning to slow down, as the number of first-time smartphone buyers is on the decline

Atari files for bankruptcy, but it’s not 'game over'

Video games pioneer Atari has filed for bankruptcy in the US, in a bid to protect itself from its French parent company’s debt problems.


Instagram hits 90 million users despite terms-of-service fracas

Instagram says its population of active users has increased 10 percent since December, despite claims that the service is bleeding subscribers after a recent outrage over a revision to its terms of service.

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Samsung upgrades its Galaxy tablets to Android Jelly Bean

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 are being upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as well as the Samsung Premium Suite, which includes enhanced capabilities using the stylus.

Microsoft's HelpBridge app provides assistance when disaster strikes

The app allows you to contact your emergency contacts in bulk, to let them know whether you're OK or in need help

MySpace tries to bring sexy back with new Justin Timberlake song

The pop star's new single, 'Suit & Tie,' featuring rapper Jay-Z, is promoted on the landing page of the site

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Samsung ships 100 million Galaxy S Android phones

Samsung on Monday announced it has shipped more than 100 million Galaxy S phones since May 2010, when the original Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone was released.