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The FCC's net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?

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VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more

The latest version of VLC is ready for prime time and it has some nice features users will appreciate.

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Spotify adds song lyrics, gets more social on PCs

Spotify is now its own karaoke machine on the desktop just without the bouncing ball.


Google Search test feature adds live chats with businesses

Google already lets you call businesses via Hangouts directly from search results. Now it's testing text-based Hangouts chats with businesses too.

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Hands-on: Child-friendly YouTube Kids app launches on Android and iOS

YouTube Kids is here and it's pretty good.

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Microsoft OneNote gets handwriting support on the iPad, OCR everywhere

If you've got a stylus and an iPad, OneNote will now let you jot down notes or make a sketch in Microsoft's popular note-taking app.


Inbox by Gmail heads to the iPad, bringing yet another Google app to Apple tablets

First Google Play Music and now Inbox gets its own iPad app.

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Google Play Music finally works on iPads

Play Music has been on iOS for 15 months and finally Google rolls out an iPad version.


Apple highlights games without in-app purchases in the App Store

Apple is often accused of driving down the price of software. Here's an example where the company is doing the opposite by highlighting games you pay for upfront.

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Apple extends two-factor authentication to FaceTime and iMessage

Apple is including two more crucial services in its two-factor authentication protections to keep your messaging out of the hands of hackers.

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Google Chrome embraces the faster, more secure next-gen HTTP 2.0 standard

SPDY is dead, long live SPDY (as part of HTTP/2).

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Verizon cut prices on most data plans, but raises costs for heavy data users

Verizon says it doesn't follow, it leads. This time it's leading by offering discounts, just like its competitors.

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Amazon may buy some RadioShack stores to establish a physical presence

RadioShack doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's network of more than 4,000 U.S. retail locations is finding interest from other companies looking to expand their online presence.

Verizon to allow opt-outs of dubious perma-cookie program, but isn't giving up

Verizon is rethinking how it tampers with user web traffic just as the U.S. Senate starts asking questions.


Mac Pro Vault stuffs 48 top-of-the-line Macs into one cabinet

This colocation service designed a data center cabinet to hold 48 Mac Pro units at once.