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What web? Chromebooks get their first Android apps

Google takes another stab at bringing desktop-style apps to Chromebooks.

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HTC's Android Wear watch might not be dead after all

A new report says HTC just needs more time to get it right

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Recent iCloud subscribers receiving partial refunds after price cuts

As prices drop, Apple is covering the cost difference from now until the next subscription period.

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Apple Watch tidbits: One-day battery life, but a smart anti-theft trick

A couple more details on Apple's first smartwatch are falling into place.

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Windows 9 leak shows multiple desktops, notifications, new Start menu, and more

The new Windows is coming, and it looks a lot more like Windows.

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Apple Watch vs. Android Wear: A reality check

The first Apple smartwatch doesn't bury Google's efforts, but it shows the way forward

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Google Voice integration starts appearing in Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts users will soon be able to send text messages from their Google Voice numbers.

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Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video finally arrive on Android phones

Prime subscribers can now tap into Amazon's video library, but only on smartphones for now.

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Amazon Fire phone price slashed to 99 cents on-contract

Amazon's first smartphone gets a permanent $200 price cut just seven weeks after launch.

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Why Microsoft needs to solve the Windows Store 'crap app' crisis before Windows 9

Microsoft's setting the table to make Metro apps truly useful to desktop users in Windows 9, but it'll all be for naught if the Windows Store continues to emphasize quantity over quality.

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Nike gets into smartwatch software with Samsung Gear S app

The Nike+ Running app will let users track their routes and get “cheers” from Facebook friends while leaving their phones at home

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Look but don't touch: Apple wearable won't ship until 2015, report says

A September announcement seems likely, but a 2014 launch doesn't

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Pixlr's free photo editor goes native on Windows and OS X

Native Windows and Mac versions arrive, but the full-featured editor is still online-only

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Samsung's Gear S gives the people what (they think) they want

A standalone smartwatch sounds wonderful, as long as you don't think about it too much.

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Leap Motion reveals bid to become Oculus Rift's head-mounted VR controller

$20 Oculus Rift mount lets users track their hands and fingers in 3D