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Amazon finally releases Cloud Drive mobile apps, but they're bare bones

Users of Amazon’s online storage service can now view all their files on iOS and Android, but there’s still no way to edit or upload.

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With Windows 10 RTM looming, Microsoft posts version comparison

Microsoft may be on the cusp of handing a finished version of Windows 10 to PC makers, just a few weeks ahead of the operating system’s official launch.

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Sony's new whole-home speakers combine Google Cast and Apple AirPlay

Can't decide on the best way to send audio from your phone to your sound system? Now you don't have to.

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Hulu revisited: Worthy of love and suspicion in equal measure

The streaming-video site has snapped out of its lethargy with loads of new content, but it might not have cord-cutters’ best interests at heart.

'Cloud tax' jacks up Netflix bills in Chicago

The new charge is separate from sales tax, and could add 9 percent to customers' bills.

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Windows 8.1 seizes undisputed lead over Windows XP

The worst of the XPocalypse is over, but can free upgrades avert a similar crisis for Windows 7?

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Surface 3 LTE arrives for business before pleasure

Microsoft will sell its broadband-equipped tablet to business users in Europe first, followed by retail in the “coming weeks.”

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Sprint reverses course on plans to limit new 'All In' plans to 3G video speeds

$80 per month for a high-end smartphone and unlimited data? Sounds good, until you get to the fine print.

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Acer combines a curved monitor with AMD's stutter-killing FreeSync technology

AMD graphics card users with money to burn can finally get tear-free gaming on a monstrously-large curved display.

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Medium stays firmly anti-password with radical e-mail-based logins

The blogging platform no longer requires a Twitter or Facebook account, but still won't let you create a password.

Surface, Windows RT tablets receiving promised update soon (but not Windows 10)

Windows RT was a compromise for ARM-based tablets, and so is its upgrade path: new features, but not the whole, new operating system.

Malwarebytes offers amnesty to pirates amid licensing overhaul

To avoid leaving legitimate users behind, the anti-malware vendor hands out free licenses for faulty keys.

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Lightweight new NUC kits are Intel's cheapest mini-PCs yet

Based on Intel's Braswell processors, the latest bare-bones desktop computers have emerged on Amazon for $129 and up.

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Valve's new SteamOS 'Brewmaster' release moves to Debian 8.1

StreamOS “Brewmaster” brings behind-the-scenes changes as the first Steam Machines get closer to launch.

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Java installer ditches the Ask Toolbar, swaps in Yahoo defaults

Users who install Java will have to uncheck a box to avoid getting Yahoo as their default home page and search engine.