Google Talk Users Reporting Messages Being Sent to Wrong Recipients

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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

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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

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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

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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accounts and give users the opportunity to nab their preferred email address from old Yahoo email accounts that are no longer active.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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Microsoft Bolsters Xbox Music Pass with iOS and Android Apps

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iPhone and Android users have a new subscription service to consider when shopping for an unlimited music download service: Xbox Music. Announced today on the company’s Xbox Wire blog, Microsoft is now making its Xbox Music Pass service available to iPhone users and devices with Android installed. The two new applications, the Android version of which […]

Oyster Attempts to Bring Netflix-style Convenience to Books

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If Oyster, a new start-up based in the United States has its way, users won’t have to worry about the cost of individual books. Instead, they’d simply sign up for an unlimited subscription service. Oyster — which launched this week — allows users to sign up for just $9.95 and choose from a selection of […]

Flickr Updates iPhone App with Better Filters and More Editing Tools

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For iPhone users who enjoy capturing memories and uploading them online to share with friends and family, doing so will be a lot easier after the latest update to Flickr Mobile for iOS. Starting today, iPhone users can download Flickr Mobile 2.2, an update that brings a huge array of tools designed to make capturing, […]

Pandora Sweetens Free Listening Ahead of iOS 7 Release

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On an earnings call to investors earlier this week, music streaming service Pandora threw a bone to users, possibly to hang on to as many of them as possible following the launch of Apple’s own subscription music service. Pandora users will now be able to enjoy as much free music streaming as they want, with […]

Surface & Bing Team Up To Make Inroads in Education

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In its quest to secure a portion of the education market for itself, Microsoft seems to have pulled out all the stops, including offering schools free Surface RT devices and a custom Bing experience that is completely devoid of advertisements. A blog post announced the program and the school districts that will act as testers […]

Instagram Blocking Third-Party Instagram Replacements on Windows Phone

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Following a night filled with reports that users of the third-party Windows Phone Instagram client Instance couldn’t post their photos, the developer of the application is now confirming that the social network is actively blocking photo uploads from the application. According to a tweet by Daniel Gary, the developer of Instance, “evidently Instagram has little […]

iTunes Radio for Mac Arrives: iTunes 11.1 Beta Tour

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For the first time since it unveiled its new iTunes Radio service during its World Wide Developer Conference, we’re finally getting our first glimpse of the service in a native desktop application; iTunes. As part of the iTunes Music Match subscription service, users pay $25 a year for the radio service on all of their […]

3 Navigation Features That Google Maps Should Borrow From Nokia’s Here Drive+

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With all the leading smartphone platforms coming with their own voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for free, Google Maps is still the leading free navigation platform given the market share that Android has picked up. Yet, despite Google Maps being a common tool online and Google Maps with Navigation being a much sought after experience […]

New Google Play Store Design Boosts Usability

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Android and Google hardware users now have a more streamlined interface from which to purchase music, books and Nexus devices: a redesigned Google Play Store. The new interface, which is available today, follows many of the style guidelines used in the redesigns of other Google services in the past. That includes the color based individual store […]