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Hands on with Microsoft Remote Desktop for mobile

Microsoft has come out with its own remote desktop client for Android and iOS devices, but our initial go-round with the software suggests that you might want to consider easier options first.

Netflix to experiment with DVD-style extra features

Behind the scenes of House of Cards? It could happen.

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Don't drop your Kindle Fire HDX, because it's a pain to repair

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX may be an absolutely stunning slate, but under the hood, iFixit says it's a repairability nightmare.

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Hands-on with Square Cash, a free, dead simple way to send money via email

Square Cash makes sending money to friends dead simple, but that simplicity could lead to a wave of phishing attacks.

How to enable Yahoo Mail's (soon to be default) SSL encryption today

The good news: Default SSL encryption is coming soon to Yahoo Mail. The better news: You can enable it today.

Lavabit to reopen for 5 days to let users download lost emails

Lavabit, the secure email provider that closed its doors rather than play nice with the U.S. government's spying demands, will briefly allow formers users to access their emails.

Security to go: Three tips to keep your mobile data safe

It’s not easy keeping your devices secure, and mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and, of course, laptops are no exception. But you can do a few things to improve your mobile security. Here’s a look at three of them.

Just one killer exclusive could make Linux gaming take off, says Battlefield 4 boss

But who will be the first to take the plunge?

Coming soon to your cable box: Netflix?

Two top cable providers are reportedly in talks with Netflix to bring House of Cards—and much, much more—straight to your set-top cable box.

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How to use the revamped Outlook.com Android app's handy new features

From alias support to server-side searches, the overhauled Outlook.com Android app is packed with handy new features. Here's how to use them.

Aereo's broadcast TV streaming coming to Android this month

Soon, you'll be able to stream local over-the-air television broadcasts straight to your Nexus tablet.

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Twitter's Event Parrot account experiments with personalized news alerts

The account claims to be a Twitter experiment, and hints suggest that's true.

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Apple rules, Android drools for responsive tablet touchscreens

And Microsoft's Surface RT falls firmly in the middle.

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Revamped Skype app for Android tablets oozes Windows-esque style

Skype's Android app has received a much-needed overhaul, adding a new look and greatly improved video call quality.

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