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Amazon AutoRip service bundles digital copies with purchased CDs

More than 50,000 CDs are AutoRip eligible including albums from every major label

Facebook holds vote on right to vote, data-sharing policy

Facebook users will be able to vote until noon Pacific/3 p.m. Eastern on December 10.

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News Corp.'s tablet publication The Daily closes December 15

News Corp. announced Monday that The Daily, the company's tablet-only digital newspaper, will stop publishing December 15 after the publication failed to find an audience large enough to support it.

Privacy groups ask Facebook to back off privacy changes

Facebook wants to remove the ability for users to vote on modifications to data usage and privacy policies

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Facebook adds iTunes gift cards to Gifts service

The move allows users to send iTunes credits worth $10, $15, $25 or $50 for purchases on Apple's digital content bazaar

Google aims to take on Apple's AirPlay, Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass

Google is hoping to convince a variety of device and software makers to support the new open initiative

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Instagram rolls out Web-based profiles

Instagram takes to the Web with profiles geared to boost sharing and finding new users to follow.

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Amazon Game Studio goes mobile with Air Patriots launch

Air Patriots is available for Kindle Fire, iOS, and Android devices. But it's Amazon's tablet that takes advantage of special features built into this tower defense game.

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Google's Chrome Remote Desktop sheds beta tag, adds new features

Google peeled off the beta tag from Chrome Remote Desktop, a free Chrome browser-add on that gives you full access to another desktop PC running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.

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6 smartphone apps to help fight Hurricane Sandy's fury

If you live in the Northeastern United States and are preparing for Hurricane Sandy's wallop, your smartphone can become a handy tool if disaster strikes with these six apps.

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Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy early Sunday morning.

Online tools to use to track Hurricane Sandy's power

Here's where to go to find up-to-the-minute information as Hurricane Sandy clobbers the United States.

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Windows 8, iPad, and Android: Previewing tech's busy week

The next seven days offer a slew of mobile product announcements and releases, ranging from Apple's anticipated iPad Mini to Microsoft's first tablet, refreshes from Samsung and Google, and a promotion of the first Windows 8 devices.

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Yelp to battle shill reviews with name-and-shame program

The company will place alert messages on the profile page of businesses caught stuffing their profile full of bogus reviews

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Android and iOS app download sizes are growing fast

Download sizes for iOS and Android apps continue to explode as new tablets and smartphones come packed with high-definition displays, more RAM, and beefier processors.

Google search experiment integrates Google Drive, Calendar

Google's new beta test requires users to sign up for the service

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