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Active your WhatsApp Calling

WhatsApp is rolling out the voice calling feature to all Android users. WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world with over 700 million monthly active users, recently introduced this feature and initially it was available to only a handful of users. However, since then WhatsApp is making free …

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Tech Info

Tech 101: USB Type-C – What it Is and What it Isn’t

In Part 1 of this story, we looked at the history of USB, the reasons that Type-C came into being, and the standards that make it what it is. In Part 2, we’ll talk about the added advantages of Type-C, and the practical effects it will have on our lives …

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Internet

5 secret Chrome app launcher tips and tricks that speed up everyday tasks

The Chrome app launcher is more than a glorified version of the Windows start menu. It packs a surprising amount of Google-y power that can speed up a wide variety of tasks on a Chromebook—and Windows, if you install the Chrome launcher. Use the power of the built-in search button …

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Android

9 time-saving search tips for Google on Android and iOS Spotlight

Google and Spotlight search are two of the best time-saving tools on your Android or iOS device. And yet it’s easy to forget about the little Google search box on the home screen. Spotlight search on the iPhone and iPad fares worse, given that it’s completely hidden until you give your …

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News

Trendnet TPL-420E2K power-line adapter kit

When we surveyed the power-line network landscape in January , only one product based on the fastest version of the Homeplug AV2 standard was available. Promising nominal speeds up to 1200 megabits per second, the ZyXel PLA5405KIT was faster than anything we tested, but it was also the most expensive …

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T-Mobile revamps its coverage maps with ‘real-time customer usage’ data

T-Mobile’s newest coverage map paints a rosier picture of the network’s reach, part of its continuing efforts to steal more customers from its rivals. The T-Mobile blog says it’s incorporating “real-time customer usage” into its maps, which it argues gives a more accurate picture of what your experience would be …

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Computer

Dead or Alive 5’s Steam release proves terrible PC ports still exist

  Every time I think we’re out of the “insulting PC ports” era, some developer has to go and ruin it. Team Ninja released Dead or Alive 5 Last Round on Steam today, and while I admittedly don’t even care about this game in the least, the quality of the …

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The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones

If you’re ready to defect to the iPhone from Android or BlackBerry, the Apple Store will welcome you with open arms—and some store credit. Apple retail stores are expanding their trade-in programs beyond the iPhone and iPad to include “select” smartphones from other manufacturers. Word of the new program first …

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Android

Now view your custom map creations inside the Google Maps Android app

You can now see any of your custom maps that you’ve built with Google’s My Maps tool inside the main Google Maps Android app. You’ll still need to use the My Maps website or separate Android app to create your own maps, which are rather useful for vacation planning or business trips. …

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Gadgets

Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage

With all the photos, videos, apps and tunes you have, the storage on your smartphone may not be enough. With that in mind, Intel is researching new ways to up the storage capacity in mobile devices and PCs without hurting the size or price of devices. One effort underway at …

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