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Get two-factor authentication on the desktop with Authy

A new app lets you generate two-factor authentication codes on your desktop PC. Here's how it works.

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Chrome OS adds folders for better app management

Chrome OS received some new features on Tuesday including app folders, in-browser hotword detection, and the return of the minimize button.

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70-plus XMPP messaging services now securing chats with TLS encryption

The XMPP Standards Foundation on Monday marked the first day that a large number of XMPP services will require encrypted connections by default.

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Direct-to-Drive attachment saves added to Gmail for Android

Now you don't have to download that attachment to your Android phone! Send it directly to Google Drive instead.

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What will consumers gain from AT&T's DirecTV buy?

AT&T wants to buy DirecTV and is making several promises to sweeten the deal. But are AT&T's commitments all they're cracked up to be?

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Cricket relaunches prepaid wireless service, boosted by AT&T's LTE network

With the FCC giving AT&T's Leap acquisition the thumbs up two months ago, AT&T is targeting Sprint and T-Mobile with its no-contract, low-cost provider.

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Bill reminders land in Google Now

It can remember where you parked, alert you to in stock items, and now Google Now can remind you when a bill is due.

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Getting started with read-it-later apps Instapaper and Pocket

There's so much stuff to read online, but who has the time? Instapaper and Pocket help you time shift your online reading.

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Google Play now accepts PayPal for digital goods

You can't buy a phone from Google Play with PayPal, but you can use the email-centric payment method to buy apps.

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Comcast plans to reimpose monthly data caps on all customers within 5 years

Bandwidth caps are coming back for Comcast home Internet customers, according to one company executive.

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Flappy Bird will flap again in August, creator says

Add another big title to this summer's blockbuster releases: Flappy Bird is coming back to smartphones.

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Hands-on: Windows 8.1's Windows Store refresh makes finding great apps far easier

Microsoft just released a new look for the Windows Store that the company says will make it easier to find great apps for your Windows devices.

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Access your PCs from afar with Google's free, simple Chrome Remote Desktop software

Getting remote access to your PCs has never been easier thanks to a Chrome browser extension from Google.

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The Uni8 may be LG's first Windows Phone since 2010

In 2012, LG said it was done making Windows Phones, now the company is rethinking its position, according to the latest rumors.

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Motorola introduces no-contract $129 Moto E, adds LTE to Moto G

As expected Motorola unveiled the Motorola E on Tuesday along with a Moto G with LTE connectivity.

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