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AllCast brings easy Chromecast photo beaming to iOS

The free app does a fine job of sending photos to your TV, but there are better options for video.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation bashes iOS developer rules, launches Android-only app

The EFF’s new app sends updates about the organization’s efforts to push for more online privacy.

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Uber slashes prices in 48 cities to brighten the winter blues

It's going to get cheaper to take an Uber ride in 48 cities across the U.S. this winter, and that's a good thing for both customers and drivers, Uber says.

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Google Now update introduces new Now Cards settings and a slightly refreshed look

The app update also lets you peruse through your Card history and control how loud urgent alerts are.

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Microsoft makes its Office for Android tablet preview apps available to all

The Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint previews for your Android tablet are now available to download from the Google Play store, even if you don't have an invite.

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Google bans annoying user testimonials from Play Store app descriptions

The company may pull apps that don’t start yanking the tributes from their Play Store listings.

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Amazon Appstore's Christmas gift to users: $220 worth of killer games and apps for free

Grab Five Nights at Freddy’s, Tetris, and some useful apps like Plex to fill up your free time during the holidays.

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This Android Wear app lets you control your PC with your watch

Unified Remote adds smartwatch support for launching apps and controlling media playback, but it's far from flawless.

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ChatOn shutdown highlights Samsung's software woes

Buyers of its Galaxy smartphones and tablet continue to prefer Google and third party apps

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DirecTV Android app adds 13 new live streaming channels

Watch live and on-demand content from Showtime Showcase, QVC, MSNBC and other new channels.

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Samsung's ChatOn messaging service will be turned off early next year

It’s pulling the plug for international markets in February and canceling the U.S. version in early 2015.

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Minuum Keyboard makes it easier to be a bilingual user with multiple-language support

It's hard enough trying to keep your family's heritage alive in this homogenous world, but at least there's a keyboard app that won't diss you for speaking two languages.

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Google gives Inbox by Gmail handy upgrades for tablets and Android Wear

Keep your phone in your pocket by archiving a message or dictating a reply right from your wrist.