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  • Samsung and Cisco team up to bring Knox to AnyConnect enterprise VPN app

    27 January 2015, 9:28 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    Samsung announced today that it has teamed up with Cisco to create "AnyConnect for Samsung KNOX," an update to Cisco's AnyConnect VPN app that now incorporates Samsung's Knox security technology on enabled devices.
  • Amazon UK cuts price of Fire Phone by up to 75 percent for one day only

    27 January 2015, 7:59 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    If for some reason you're still mulling over purchasing an Amazon Fire Phone, now is your chance to snag one on the cheap — so long as you live in the UK and use O2's network. Amazon is currently running a lightning deal for the device that drops the price…
  • This week's sidebar poll: Which online video store do you use most?

    27 January 2015, 6:47 pm by: Ara Wagoner

    Let's stay in and order a movie... Well, it's a perfectly miserable day in the Northeastern U.S., and that makes it the perfect time to bust out some videos and hold yourself a marathon. That's what I'm doing today — though for health reasons; it's…
  • Android Wear gets some competition from Apple in April

    27 January 2015, 5:28 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    Apple's, erm, Apple Watch will ship in April, CEO Tim Cook announced on today's earnings call. While it's actually been a little while since we had any new Android Wear watches be announced (we did get an iterative metal SmartWatch 3 from Sony around CES), we…
  • M-Edge Echo case for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    27 January 2015, 5:04 pm by: Alex Dobie

    There are plenty of choices when it comes to protecting your Note from scratches and scrapes — M-Edge brings something different to the table Like most major smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is backed up by a wide range of cases and other accessories.…
  • AT&T reports Q4 2014 results: 1.9 million net adds, $34.4 billion in revenue

    27 January 2015, 4:52 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 today. Combining its wireless and wireline businesses the company brought in revenue of $132.4 billion on the year, with $34.4 billion in the fourth quarter alone — up 3.8 percent over the same…
  • YouTube now defaults to its HTML5 player on web browsers

    27 January 2015, 3:42 pm by: John Callaham

    If you access YouTube on a web browser such as Chrome, the videos will now use the HTML5 player by default. Google announced this move today, while also revealing it is "deprecating" the old Flash-based embeds and Flash API from YouTube.
  • Sony reportedly set to cut another 1,000 jobs from its mobile division

    27 January 2015, 3:28 pm by: Dan Thorp-Lancaster

    According to a new report, Sony is planning to eliminate another 1,000 jobs from its mobile division. This move would be part of a restructuring effort that saw the company initially cut 1,000 jobs late last year.
  • Old-school (and new-school) Q*bert is on the Nexus Player!

    27 January 2015, 3:20 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    OK, technically it's "Q*bert: Rebooted." But the 1980s kid in me doesn't care. This version for the Nexus Player has got the original game alongside some newfangled rebooted version that's OK, but just not the same. So grab a fistful of quarters (eight of…
  • FCC says it is 'aggressively' going after hotels that block personal Wi-Fi hotspots

    27 January 2015, 3:13 pm by: John Callaham

    The Federal Communications Commission stated today it is "aggressively investigating and acting against" hotels that try to block the use of personal Wi-Fi hotspots. This new clarification on the FCC's policy comes after it settled a case in 2014 with…
  • Misfit will soon let you control your Nest and more right from your wrist

    27 January 2015, 2:00 pm by: Joseph Keller

    Misfit has announced that a number of integrations are coming to their Flash and Shine fitness monitors. These new integrations and will allow you to control several apps and pieces of smart hardware, such as connected home appliances, from your wrist.…
  • Ask AC: What is HTC Cloudex?

    27 January 2015, 1:43 pm by: Phil Nickinson

    There's no need to freak out about HTC's new 'cloud' gallery app — it's not uploading your food pics anywhere We've had more than a few people ask us about a new notification that's popping up on HTC phones referencing a "Cloudex" application. It's sort of a…
  • Google Fiber confirmed for Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham

    27 January 2015, 1:27 pm by: John Callaham

    As previously rumored, the super-fast Internet speeds provided by Google Fiber will become available in four more US metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, and Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Save up to $140 on a new Motorola phone or watch, starting Feb. 2

    27 January 2015, 12:51 pm by: John Callaham

    Motorola will launch a new promotion on Monday, Feb. 2 that will save some people as much as $140 on their purchase of a new smartphone, smartwatch or accessories. The price cut will come in a promotional code that will be available just on Monday, but a…
  • What you need to know about installing your Nest Thermostat

    27 January 2015, 12:25 pm by: Russell Holly

    If you can do some basic wiring, you can hook up a Nest — but there still are some important instructions to follow One of the first things you will read when checking out user reviews of Nest Thermostat — something that is also repeated to some degree in…
  • The Best Virgin Mobile Phones of 2015

    27 January 2015, 12:00 pm by: Adam Zeis

    If you’re a prepaid phone user in the U.S. and looking for the best Virgin Mobile phone — we’ve got you covered. Virgin Mobile is perhaps one of the biggest names for prepaid service, and they’ve come a long way since inception. No longer are you…
  • Hotel Tonight introduces Bonus Rate and Rate Drop to get you the best possible last-minute deals

    27 January 2015, 11:00 am by: Andrew Martonik

    Hotel Tonight, the app and service that offer up last-minute hotel deals near you at steep discounts, is announcing two new features today called Bonus Rate and Rate Drop. The two new offerings give Hotel Tonight hotel partners the opportunity to target users…
  • Snapchat Discover is like Snapchat Stories, but for publications

    27 January 2015, 10:51 am by: Derek Kessler

    Snapchat is launching a new Discover feature that is, in essence, Snapchat Stories but for online video and photo publications. Snapchat Discover brings together photos and videos from a variety of external sources, as well as Snapchat's own internal content.
  • 'BADASS' surveillance program let British, Canadian governments spy on smartphones

    27 January 2015, 10:22 am by: Joseph Keller

    More information about government surveillance has come to light, and this time, it's not about the NSA, but the British and Canadian governments, which apparently used special software filters to acquire sensitive smartphone user data from the servers of a…
  • Chrome OS stable channel update brings synced custom wallpapers and more

    27 January 2015, 9:42 am by: Rich Edmonds

    Google today announced an update for the stable branch of Chrome OS, which will bump consumers up to version 40.0.2214.93. The release will be rolled out over the next few weeks and contains numerous bug fixes, security patches and feature improvements.

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