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9 big moments in Yahoo's troubled history

Yahoo has had quite a ride, enduring falling stock prices and frequent CEO changes. Here are 9 key moments leading up to its sale to Verizon.

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Google Maps is getting a Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications

The new features appear to be from a server-side switch that could help you cut back on data and frustration from the daily commute.

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New Google Assistant settings, ‘Ok Google' driving commands found in Google app beta code

More hands-free commands may be coming to Google maps and Android Auto, which should help keep your eyes where they belong.

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Sailfish mobile OS, thought dead, comes back to life in Indian smartphone

Alternative mobile operating systems are struggling to survive while Android and iOS dominate, but an operating system called Sailfish -- which was on the brink of disappearing -- is back after a short absence.

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Devices with Qualcomm modems safe from critical ASN.1 telecom flaw

Smartphones equipped with Qualcomm modems are not vulnerable to a recently announced vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to take over cellular network gear and consumer mobile devices.

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Ford embraces Android Auto, offering it with SYNC 3 on all its 2017 vehicles

Ford's embracing all connected-car platforms. Starting with its 2017 lineup, all its cars with SYNC 3 will run Google's Android Auto phone-to-car interface as well.

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Future Samsung wireless charging pads may handle all your gear at once, patents reveal

Three different charger designs indicate Samsung may branch out beyond the flat disc that it currently sells.

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OneDrive's smarter photo features help it catch up with Facebook and Google

OneDrive’s smarter photo features borrow a little from Facebook and Google, and work better with a slightly improved Photos app in Windows 10. Improvements include automatic photo albums and new folder layouts.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update review: Cortana, Edge overshadow Windows Ink

Windows 10's Anniversary Update polishes mature features like Cortana, Edge, and Skype while pointing the way toward a pen-enabled future. Windows 10 users should be pleased, but Windows 10 holdouts may remain unmoved.

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The Sky(pe) is falling! Skype moves to the cloud, but what about security?

Microsoft's move of Skype to the cloud comes with a continuing lack of disclosure on security and privacy.

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Ubuntu 16.04.1 is out with improvements to software installation and low-graphics mode

Canonical will support Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with updates until 2020.

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Yahoo sells its ailing Internet business to Verizon for $4.8B

Ailing Yahoo is selling off its operating business for US$4.8 billion to Verizon Communications, in a cash deal that will reduce the storied tech firm mainly to a holding company for its cash, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, and non-core patents.

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Moto Z Force review: Motorola's beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods

It's too bad Motorola's better-performing flagship phone takes a back seat to the svelte Moto Z. The Z Force is worth the higher price.

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Removing Windows 10's default apps isn't easy, but CCleaner can help

Microsoft makes it hard to remove its built-in apps in Windows 10, even if you really don't want them. CCleaner gives you a way, though, and we'll show it to you here.

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Netflix Flixtape review: It’s all mixed up (and ultimately not worthy of your time)

The buggy, flawed new Flixtape feature is more fun than useful, and more frustrating than fun.