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You've got a call on Line, too: Line announces voice calls to traditional phones

The popular messaging service is taking on the likes of Skype and Viber with its new VoIP service.

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How to use Google Chrome's secret guest profile feature

A new Chrome feature lets others use your browser without mucking up your bookmarks and settings.

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WinZip's ZipShare service wants to help you manage your cloud storage accounts

A classic name from the traditional desktop is remaking itself for the post-PC era.

AT&T adds free international texting to Mobile Share plans

And cheap international calls are coming for people without a contract.

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Use Windows' sorting options to find just the right file

File Explorer's underutilized View options makes sorting through files easy, and it's more powerful than you think.

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Ubuntu's ditching Unity's global menu, returning to in-app menus

Unity's global menu was just too darned confusing.

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Meet Office Online, Microsoft's slightly tweaked Office Web Apps replacement

Microsoft's Office Web Apps have a new name, a new site, and a new app bar.

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Customers suffer slow streams while Netflix and ISPs battle over video delivery, says WSJ

ISPs like Verizon want Netflix to pay for the massive amount of video traffic flowing across its networks. But Netflix is reluctant to do so.

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Data-saving Opera Max for Android enters public beta

Opera's data compression app for Android is now available to anyone in the U.S. that wants to try it, but you may have to wait to start using it.

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How to erase specific autosuggested URLs from Chrome, Firefox, and IE

Browser autosuggest features are handy, but when you're typing too fast they can sometimes cause problems. Here's how to fix that.

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First Bitcoin ATMs heading to the U.S. in February

After a successful launch in Canada, Robocoin plans on bringing Bitcoin ATMs to Austin and Seattle.

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Download every De La Soul album for free for today only

Tired of waiting to get through all the legal hurdles, De La Soul is taking its music straight to the fans via the Internet.

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How to force SkyDrive to store your files on your hard drive in Windows 8.1

With Windows 8.1 SkyDrive makes many of your files available only when you're online. Here's how to change that so you always have a local copy at hand.

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Meet Flappy Bert, Sesame Street's amazing Flappy Bird clone

Sesame Workshop offers its own take on Flappy Bird with Flappy Bert.

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Former Googler explains why Gmail contacts stink, we explain how to make them better

If you love to hate Gmail's contacts manager you now have a reason why is stinks so much: priorities.