Microsoft Recycling Outlook.com Email Accounts

outlook logo

Only months after privacy experts slammed Yahoo for allowing new users to take the email accounts and registration names of users who’d abandoned the service, Microsoft has confirmed that its Outlook.com webmail service also recycles email accounts. However, unlike Yahoo, Microsoft doesn’t share that information with users publicly. Microsoft confirmed its policy of making expired […]

Beats Music Streaming Service Launching in the “Next Few Months”

beats

It’s been rumored for ages that Beats would be launching its own music streaming service, and the company confirmed a while back that this is true. However, Beats confirmed today that Beats Music will be launching “within the next few months” in the US. President and COO Luke Wood told The Next Web that the service […]

Watch ABC Debuts on Android

Watch ABC for Android.

iPhone, iPad and Kindle Fire users aren’t the only device owners who can watch live streams of their favorite ABC programming. Watch ABC, a live streaming application for the American Broadcasting Company, is now available for download from the Google Play Store. Just like its iOS counterpart, Watch ABC allows users to stream whatever is […]

Google Play Music All Access for iOS Reportedly Launching This Month

google-play-music-all-access

Google Play Music All Access is said to be launching on iOS later this month, according to Engadget, which says that “sources aware of Google’s plans” say that Google is currently testing out the iOS app internally, but still has a few bugs to fix before a public release. However, the app is planned to […]

Rdio Launches Internet Radio Service to Take on Spotify, Pandora

Rdio-Logo-Gradient

Popular music streaming service Rdio has launched its own internet radio feature in order to compete with the likes of Pandora and Spotify. Rdio is launching the service on iOS and Android, and it’s completely free for non-paying Rdio users, but while the service is ad-free right now, expect that to change soon as Rdio […]

Target BrightSpot to Outshine Straight Talk With Gift Cards, Discounts

Target isn't offering an iPhone 5s pre-order, but you can make a reservation for the new iPhone. CC BY-SA 2.0 - j.reed

Target is preparing to take on the likes of Straight Talk, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile with its own prepaid carrier service dubbed BrightSpot. That is according to information obtained by Droid-Life. Conceptually, BrightSpot’s operations won’t be that different from the way other small pre-paid carriers operate when it launches on October 6th. Using T-Mobile’s […]

WD My Cloud Launches for Personal Cloud Storage Up to 4TB

Screenshot 2013-10-02 11.51.03

Western Digital has launched a new hard drive and cloud storage solution called My Cloud, which allows users to essentially create their own cloud storage service, but have all their files stored on a local drive instead of company servers. Once users have My Cloud set up, they can access the files from any device […]

FreedomPop Launches Free Phone Service

htc-evo-design-4g

In an effort to take on other carriers and create a market for customers wanting the basic and minimum cell phone service, FreedomPop has launched a free VoIP-based mobile service that gives consumers 200 minutes, 500 text messages and 500MB of data every month for free. The only costs you’ll be paying are up front, […]

AT&T Gigabit Internet Coming to Austin, Texas in “Mid-2014″

internet-router

AT&T has announced that it’s beginning its deployment of fiber optic internet in Austin, Texas and will have its 300Mbps tier ready for Austin residents come December, with gigabit speeds rolling out sometime over the summer next year. AT&T is boasting that its gigabit internet will be the fastest available in Austin when it rolls out, […]

Google Talk Users Reporting Messages Being Sent to Wrong Recipients

google-talk-logo

Google Talk seems to be having some issues this morning, according to some users reporting that their messages are being delivered to the wrong recipients. Some users have reported that messages are being sent to other contacts in their contact list, while others say that messages are being sent to recipients outside of their contact […]

Twitter Intros New Twitter Alerts Service

alerts2

Twitter is introducing Twitter Alerts, a service that allows subscribers to send out text and push notification alerts to followers. The free service, which begins its roll out today isn’t meant for just anyone. Twitter says it created the service for certain organizations for which sharing information is critical to saving lives. By enrolling in […]

C Spire Takes On Google Fiber with Gigabit Internet Rollout Plans

ethernet

In an effort to give Google Fiber more competition, C Spire has announced that it will begin rolling out gigabit internet to the masses. It will be called C Spire Fiber to the Home and the company is encouraging cities and towns to campaign for C Spire to pick them as the first region to launch […]

Yahoo Recycled Email Accounts Turns Out to be Huge Security Risk

yahoo

You may remember when Yahoo decided to do some spring cleaning with its email accounts and give users the opportunity to nab their preferred email address from old Yahoo email accounts that are no longer active. It seemed like a great way to give users what they want, as well as clean house to make […]

Gmail Back Up to Full Strength, Affected More Users Than Expected

Gmail Logo

Gmail suffered a prolonged service outage yesterday, with tons of users reporting that they weren’t getting any email, and that sent emails were getting delayed — sometimes for over two hours. Google has since fixed the issue, and they announced today that the issue was caused by a “dual network failure,” which “is a very […]

Gmail, Google Docs Experiencing Service Disruptions This Morning

Gmail Logo

If you’ve been having a hard time connecting to Gmail or other Google services this morning, the company has confirmed that they’re experiencing service disruptions for Gmail, Google Documents and Google Presentations. Google first reported on the issue at 10:25 am Eastern time, saying that it was investigating the issue. Google put out an update […]

Sony Launching a Way to Let You Play PS3 Games on PS4?

PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation 4 users might not have to worry about the console not being backwards compatible with older PlayStation 3 games. It seems the company plans to allow users to stream the older console’s titles sometime next year. Speaking during the Tokyo Games Show roundtable today on IGN LIVE, Shuhei Yoshida said that users would […]

Capitol One Cancels Involvement with ISIS NFC Payment System

ISIS mobile payments

With just weeks to go until its nation-wide roll-out, Capital One is pulling its support for the ISIS NFC payment system it backed with other financial institutions. The credit card and financial services company announced that it would be ending its testing of the payment system this past week to NFC World, saying, “our pilot test […]

iOS 7′s iTunes Radio Changes Nothing

itunes radio in itunes 11.1

When Apple finally announced iTunes Radio, a collective sigh could be heard from many music enthusiasts. Finally, here was Apple’s answer to music subscription services like Pandora and Spotify. Now that iTunes Radio is now available to users installing iOS 7 today, iPhone and iPad users are in for a bit of shock when they download […]

Netflix Looks to Torrent Sites for Help with Most-Popular Shows

Netflix: No Current Plans to Support BlackBerry Devices

In an effort to decrease piracy, Netflix is actually looking to piracy websites for help on determining what the most-popular TV shows and movies are. According to Tweakers, Netflix’s Vice President of Content Acquisition, Kelly Merryman, says that the popularity of movies and TV shows on file-sharing platforms helps determine what content that Netflix buys the […]