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Android 5.0's new Trusted Places feature kills passcode prompts in your home

Wish you didn't have to use a passcode to unlock your smartphone at home? If you've got an Android 5.0 device, pretty soon you won't have to.

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Watching shows online is more common now, Flurry says, but TV’s hardly dead yet

The shows aren't going away, they're just moving to new platforms. And many people are overlapping: watching TV while also using their phone or tablet.

Sony eyes ad-supported music streaming warily after Taylor Swift's Spotify freak out

Taylor Swift doesn't like Spotify's free tiers. Is Sony starting to sing the same tune?

This secret power menu unlocks Windows' visual effects options

Want to add a little shadow to your mouse pointer or get rid of window animations? Here's how.

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Verizon Wireless just made it more expensive to cancel your contract

Early termination fees are one of the worst parts of a two-year carrier commitment. Now Verizon's is even worse.

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Sony PlayStation 4 bundles hit $400 on Black Friday

Sony is offering two bundles this holiday season, and only on Black Friday unlike Microsoft's Xbox One holiday-long discount.

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Microsoft announce Skype for Web beta, brings voice and video calls to your browser

Pretty soon you'll be able to use Skype in three different places on Windows: the desktop, the modern UI, and your favorite browser.

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Ads officially hit Firefox's new tab page

First tipped in February, Mozilla's new advertising scheme for Firefox's new tab page is live.

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Office 2013 tips: How to open common files quickly and save to any cloud storage service

Office 2013 has a bunch of handy tricks that make you more productive. Here's a reminder about two of them.

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Rdio matches Spotify on family pricing as the music streaming battle royale continues

Rdio is dropping the prices of its family plans by $5 to match rival Spotify's recently announced multi-user deals.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue cloud TV service wants to kill your cable box

It will only hit limited markets and devices in 2014, but beginning next year Sony intends to be at the forefront of the cord-cutting revolution in the United States.

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Mozilla's MozVR brings virtual reality to the web

Believe it or not, the Oculus Rift is coming and Mozilla wants the web to be ready for the virtual reality revolution.

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Google Voice finally gets Verizon MMS support

It's been almost a month since Google announced MMS support for Voice on nearly all North American carriers, except Verizon. That changes this week.

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How to automatically delete your cookies every time you close your browser

Firefox's new Forget button is great for infrequent cookie flushing, but if you want to erase cookies on a more frequent basis here's how to do it in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.