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Microsoft is having a ridiculous 10-cent sale on movies, music, games, and apps

Attention Windows 10 users: Microsoft is offering massive deals on over 1000 items in the Windows Store through November 29th.

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Android Marshmallow vs. iOS 9: Which has the better app permissions system?

Knowing what your apps are up to is more important than ever. How do the two leading mobile OSes stack up?


Ad tracking tech uses high-frequency audio to communicate between devices

A technology watchdog group says that so-called "ultrasonic tracking" techniques make it easier to track your activities across multiple devices—including your TV.

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Microsoft's Office Insider program lets you test tomorrow's Office today

Insider builds for Windows and Android are now available for Office 365 subscribers, but Mac users will have to wait a few months.

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Get more out of Android Marshmallow with these tips and tricks

Learn how to mute notifications, change your default Web browser, customize the Quick Settings tray, and more on Android Marshmallow.


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Microsoft adds new tools for reporting spammy Windows Store reviews

New tools allow developers to report questionable user reviews as Microsoft continues work toward improving the Windows Store.

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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.


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.


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.