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VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more

The latest version of VLC is ready for prime time and it has some nice features users will appreciate.

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Softcard shuts down mobile apps after Google deal, leaving Windows Phone in the cold

It was nice while it lasted, but Windows Phone is without a viable tap-and-pay option in the U.S., again.

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Spotify adds song lyrics, gets more social on PCs

Spotify is now its own karaoke machine on the desktop just without the bouncing ball.

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Google Search test feature adds live chats with businesses

Google already lets you call businesses via Hangouts directly from search results. Now it's testing text-based Hangouts chats with businesses too.

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from Outlook.com

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in Outlook.com, because within about two weeks Microsoft's webmail app will be all about Skype and nothing but Skype.

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Google's Inbox by Gmail will come to small group of business users in March

Finally Google Apps users will be able to get in on the Inbox fun. But will it make email more efficient at work?

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Chrome security update warns against sneaky software downloads as well as malware

Google wants to foil unwanted downloads from the Web. Its latest security tool throws up a big, red warning when you're about to visit such scheming sites.

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How to deal with difficult SD cards that refuse to write data

SD cards can be pricey, but they also pack a lot of storage into a small form factor—if you don't get one that refuses to work with PCs. If you do, here's how to fix the issue.

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Origin Omega brings hardcore gaming credibility to the home theater PC

You can stuff up to three graphics cards inside Origin PC’s purpose-built Omega HTPC.

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Hands-on: Child-friendly YouTube Kids app launches on Android and iOS

YouTube Kids is here and it's pretty good.

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Microsoft's Bing predicted the Academy Awards' top Oscar winners

Microsoft loves to use Bing to predict major events. The Oscars were no different and Microsoft's number crunching algorithms did really, really well.

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Hulu inks exclusive agreement to stream CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Streaming deal gives Hulu Plus subscribers access to more than 300 CSI episodes.

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Nvidia will bring back mobile 900M graphics overclocking after disabling it as a 'bug'

Nvidia's bringing back the ability to overclock your GTX 900M-series mobile GPU, mere weeks after removing the capability and calling it a 'bug.'

View tons of Evernote data at once with CardDesk's digital corkboard

CardDesk is a web app that helps you organize your Evernote content into index cards on a virtual cork board. Here's how to get started.

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Microsoft OneNote gets handwriting support on the iPad, OCR everywhere

If you've got a stylus and an iPad, OneNote will now let you jot down notes or make a sketch in Microsoft's popular note-taking app.