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Spotify-powered PlayStation Music goes live on Sony’s PS3 and PS4 consoles

Just over two months ago Sony gave up on Music Unlimited, the company’s homegrown music streaming service, in favor of a deal to bring Spotify to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles. The new service, dubbed PlayStation Music, goes live Monday and is available to both premium and ad-supported Spotify users. …

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GNOME 3.16 is here with reimagined notifications and visual upgrades galore

The latest version of the GNOME desktop offers a revamped notification system along with visual improvements, updated applications, and a trio of new application previews. In total, GNOME 3.16 includes a whopping 33,525 changes made by over one thousand people. If you haven’t given GNOME a try in a while, …

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Three ways to keep your IT staff productive during downtime

There’s no such thing as nothing to do in a well-run IT department. There may be stretches of downtime when your staff isn’t occupied with high priority tasks, but making good use of that time might make the difference between a business that maintains and one that excels. Here are …

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Mobile

Windows 10 Preview coming to more phones

you have a Nokia Lumia smartphone, your chances of running the Windows 10 Preview are looking up: According to Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, the company is set to open up Windows 10 Preview builds to a broader range of phones. The Windows 10 Preview program opened up to smartphones back in …

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Internet

Chrome OS beta has a new Launcher and it looks suspiciously like Google Now

Anyone who has used Android can attest to the usefulness of Google Now: After all, it conveniently presents useful bits of timely information—weather, traffic, news headlines, and so on—in a clear, easy-to-parse manner. Chrome OS users will soon be able to join the fun, though: According to Google’s François Beaufort, Google …

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How IT Pros Manage a 24-Hour Workday

  Today, every second of downtime equals lost revenue for almost any business, so resolving problems quickly is critical. That puts a lot of weight on the shoulders of the IT department, who are often on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. How do these unsung heroes cope …

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Android

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

It’s easy to forget about the nondescript search box—you know, Google search on Android devices or “Spotlight” search in iOS—that sits on the home screens of our smartphones and tablets. Indeed, the little Google search box has been there so long, I’ve ceased to even see it. Spotlight search on …

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The top 7 second-screen apps for supplementing your Major League Baseball experience

  When Major League Baseball gets underway next week, don’t limit your enjoyment to watching the game in person or on your living-room big screen. These days, apps running on a second screen—a smartphone or tablet—are becoming as integral to watching the game as cold beer and peanuts. A second …

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7 PowerPoint text effects that add sizzle to slides

Here’s one more secret to help your PowerPoint slides sell. You always need good, well-written content, engaging graphics, and chic animations. Now, add some flashy text to that mix—judiciously—to give your ideas more sizzle. Special effects in PowerPoint are minimal, but you can combine effects to create some interesting visuals. …

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Mobile

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You about Mobikwik

Science and technology have revolutionized today’s world into a global village. Online transactions are becoming common nowadays, but what attracts people more than anything else is ease of transaction. Mobikwik is a mobile wallet which was approved by Reserve Bank of India as reliable prepaid financial instrument. It has more …

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