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See the new Xbox One Experience in action in these two videos

The update arrives November 12 and brings with it a retooled interface and a load of new features.

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Google buys iOS video app developer Fly Labs

Fly Labs will join the Google Photos team, opening up some intriguing video editing possibilities for future versions of Google's photography apps.

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Pew survey shows 68 percent of US adults now own a smartphone

The percent of American adults who own a PC has held steady over the last decade as tablets and smartphones made inroads.

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'Who's Down?' is Google's new app for meeting up with your friends

The free, invitation-only app for iOS and Android may make it easier to meet up with your friends IRL.

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Report: Major Windows 10 update, codenamed 'Redstone,' due next summer

The update will contain new features that will make it easier to shift between devices while you work, according to WinBeta.

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Take control of notifications with Android Marshmallow's Do Not Disturb feature

Marshmallow further bolsters Android's existing notification muting features thanks to an enhanced Do Not Disturb feature.

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Leaked screenshots purportedly show Apple Music app for Android

The leaked screens show various parts of the app, such as the For You screen and Beats One.

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Xbox beta app for Windows 10 gains new social features

The latest update also makes it easier to find games and redeem codes in the store.

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'Hey Cortana!' Microsoft's assistant for Android goes hands-free with the latest update

You can now activate Cortana for Android by saying "Hey Cortana!" There are some limitations, though.

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How to get to Android Marshmallow's hidden file manager

Did you know you can browse your phone's file system on Android Marshmallow without downloading a separate app? We'll show you how.

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Use Bluetooth to improve GPS accuracy on Android Marshmallow

Improve your phone's location accuracy with the flip of a switch.

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How to make sense of Android Marshmallow's new memory manager

Android's new memory manager makes it easier than ever to make sense of how your Android phone is using its RAM.

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How to change your default browser and phone apps in Android Marshmallow

Android M makes it simpler to change your default browser, phone, and SMS apps.

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Windows 10 Build 10565 will let you send texts using Cortana

Cortana's new texting capabilities join new Messaging, Skype, and Phone apps in Build 10565.

China's Tianjin is latest disaster zone to attract drones

Report: US Government will require drone owners to register

According to NBC News, the US Government could have a registration system in place by Christmas.