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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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3 essential techniques to protect your online privacy

Two-factor authentication, encrypted remote storage, virtual private networks: These are your weapons in the fight for Internet security. Use them well.

Newly unveiled Nest Protect brings smarts to smoke alarms

After conquering the thermostat, Nest Labs now wants to make smoke alarms intelligent.

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Leaked Google Hangouts text message support could come with a few caveats

Do you really want your Google+ pals to be able to text you?

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Hands-on: Google's Metro browser preview sneaks Chrome OS into Windows 8

The latest dev build of Chrome transforms into a full-blown Chrome OS installation when you open it in Windows 8 Metro mode.

Microsoft's Wordament app drags Xbox Live achievements to Android

It's another step towards Xbox assuming Microsoft's all-encompassing entertainment brand, but don't expect this to open the achievement point floodgates if you're on non-Windows systems.

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Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.

Prime time? Amazon set-top TV box reportedly in the works

The battle for your living room could become even more crowded if Amazon rolls out a set-top TV box this holiday season.

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Lockdown: How to secure your PC without going crazy

Digital privacy is within your grasp with this practical beginner's guide to encryption.

4 important lessons learned from the Silk Road smackdown

The takedown of the Net's most notorious website has all the makings of a Hollywood movie, but it also offers some key lessons about Bitcoins, online security, and more.

Bing it on! Yale professor calls shenanigans over Microsoft's search superiority claims

A Yale professor brought it to Microsoft's BingItOn.com search superiority claims with the help of 1,000 online workers and is calling shenanigans.