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Daniel has been writing about smartphones, tablets and apps since 2008, and he enjoys pitting gadgets against each other.

Intel outs speedy Thunderbolt 2 interface with 20-gbps transfer speeds

Thunderbolt's getting a big bandwidth boost ahead of the arrival of 4K video resolutions.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The social butterfly

Here are the 11 best free tools for the social butterfly.

Google Play Books puts sideloaded ebooks in the cloud

Google now lets you upload your own PDFs and ePub-formatted ebooks into your Play Books library. Once there, you can sync them across the Web as well as Android and iOS devices.

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ABC adds live-streaming to its iOS app, but won't cut the cord

ABC is updating its iOS app this week to support live streaming of shows, including programming from local stations, but the service comes at a price.

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HD voice calling headed to AT&T's LTE network this year

AT&T plans to introduce HD voice calls later this year, following in the footsteps of Sprint and T-Mobile tentative efforts. Is a cleaner, crisper-sounding future on the horizon?

Samsung confirms a smartwatch is in the works

Samsung confirmed reports that it too is preparing a connected wristwatch, probably under the Galaxy brand.

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Netflix gets social with Facebook integration

Netflix finally introduces Facebook-sharing integration for U.S. users of its movie-streaming service.

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Vimeo launches pay-to-watch video service

Vimeo On Demand lets video producers charge viewers for watching movies online, with the creators setting their price and keeping most of the profits.

Facebook blocks competitors from its social data

Facebook's recent restrictions on API access for Vine, Voxer, and Wonder raise some serious questions about who controls your data.

Kingston's 1TB thumb drive packs massive storage capacity in tiny package

The USB 3.0 flash drive is not yet shipping, but you can get it in a 512GB model, which costs a whopping $1750

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Apple's iOS edges Android in US during holidays, study says

A study from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports that Apple's iOS was the top-selling smartphone platform in the U.S. during the late 2012 holiday shopping season, although Android has the edge worldwide by most estimates.

Facebook adds voice and chat to its Messenger apps

A new function in both the iOS and Android versions of Facebook supports voice messaging. Facebook is also testing mobile messaging over VoIP.

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Google optimizes Google News design for tablets

The new Google News has a less cluttered look with more space between articles

on pcworld.com