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Firefox is headed to iOS, browser restrictions be damned

After years of vowing not to bring Firefox to the iPhone and iPad, Mozilla is changing its tune--and is presumably willing to work with Apple's rules.

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Bluetooth 4.2 supercharges smart homes, blocks privacy-bashing Beacons

Future Bluetooth devices could connect to the Internet through regular home routers, and require opt-in approval for privacy-invading Beacons.

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House of Cards Season 3 will hit on February 27, making it Netflix's biggest original series

As the political thriller's success continues, the company has more reason than ever to produce new original content, some already in the works.

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Apple Watch and Android Wear: Same destination, different paths

The more we learn about the Apple Watch, the less it seems like a complete departure from the existing wearable market.

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Hints of Apple Watch apps emerge with WatchKit launch: Simplicity, 'light' interactions

Apple stresses simplicity and quick interactions as it opens the floodgates for third-party smartwatch apps.

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Apple may let third-party accessories have their own Lightning ports

New receptacle paves the way for USB-free battery packs and Lightning-based headphones.

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Report: 'Facebook for Work' to take on Yammer and Slack

There's no shortage of enterprise-centric Facebook facsimiles, but now Facebook itself may be looking to enter the fray.

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Sprint's 'iPad for Life' plan will loan you an iPad for $20 per month, kind of

A new leasing program lets subscribers get an iPad for a monthly fee and no money down, but don't forget the fine print.

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Hachette book preorders return to Amazon as companies come to terms

The publisher and retailer resolve their months-long dispute, which had prompted Amazon to stop taking pre-orders, delay new releases and refuse discounts.

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Beats' first new headphones under Apple combine wired and wireless connectivity

Solo 2 Wireless headphones can switch to wired mode when the battery runs out. It's a clever feature, even if Apple wasn't really involved.

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Microsoft offers Office 365 refunds to iPad users after launching free version

If you recently forked over $70 or more to edit Office documents on an iPad, you can now switch to the free version and get a partial refund.

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Office goes free on phones and tablets: What you get, and what you don't

The free version of Office for iOS and Android should be good enough for a lot of people, but power users may still need an Office 365 subscription. Here's what lies behind the paywall.

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Jawbone stays screenless with new UP Move and UP3 fitness trackers

Who's afraid of more advanced smartwatches? Not Jawbone, apparently, as its new trackers stick with simplicity and long battery life over full-blown displays.

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No Fire Phone required: Amazon Prime subscribers get unlimited photo backups

Amazon is making it even harder to pass up its Prime membership, by offering subscribers the same unlimited photo storage it once reserved for those who bought the Fire Phone.

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Google Calendar gets smarter with automatic events, iPhone version coming

Calendar and Gmail become closer companions in the latest update, which also includes a new schedule view and and auto-complete.