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Google Play Music subscribers will get free access to YouTube Music Key

Users of Google's other music streaming service will be able to use Google's new music streaming service without paying any additional fees.

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Xbox One November System Update brings custom backgrounds, Twitter integration

The latest system update for Xbox One lets you personalize your Home screen and gives you more interactive TV watching.

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Some LG G3 phones will get Android Lollipop this week, while Nexus owners wait

LG's Lollipop will be limited at first, but others should get it 'in the near future.'

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Clear your app caches to clear up Android phone issues

Is an app on the fritz? Fixing the problem may be only a few taps away.

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Gmail 5.0 for Android gets a new look, Exchange support

The new version, hitting phones soon, features the new "Material" interface design that Google is pushing

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Court decision puts Uber on hold in Nevada (for a couple weeks, anyway)

A district court judge in Carson City prevented the popular ridesharing company from operating in the state until at least November 7.

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How to type special characters and Emoji on your Android phone

You can type ü, ñ, ç, and other special characters with ease on your Android phone. Seriously.

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Report: Microsoft is about to jump into the smartwatch fray

Forbes says that Microsoft will introduce its own smartwatch "within weeks."

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Snapchat begins serving up in-app ads

Hey—a company's gotta make money somehow.

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Tor-based anonymizing router gets pulled from Kickstarter for rules violations

Kickstarter alleges that the Anonabox project's creator misled contributors, thus breaking the crowdfunding service's rules.

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How to take a screenshot on your Android phone

Once an arduous task, taking a screenshot is a snap—no pun intended—on modern Android phones.

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How to stop your Android phone's screen from rotating

Keep your screen contents from automatically rotating at the most inopportune time. It's easy.

100,000 Snapchat photos get leaked, but Snapchat isn't to blame

A third-party web app for Snapchat saved snapped photos to its server, allowing hackers to get at them.

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How to change your Android phone's wallpaper

Android comes with plenty of attractive wallpaper options, but why let your phone manufacturer dictate your taste?

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Verizon and Redbox shut down Redbox Instant streaming service

The movie streaming service, a joint venture between Verizon and Redbox, will go dark on October 7th.