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Activating a non-Verizon Nexus 6 may give you headaches on Big Red

  Bringing a Nexus 6 to Verizon may cause you unnecessary pain thanks to the carrier’s tendency to not play nicely with unlocked devices. According to Android Police, More Everything plan customers, who get a discount for using unsubsidized phones, could see their rates go up as the discount doesn’t …

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Amazon Home Services sends professional handymen and instructors to your door

On Monday, the online retailer launched Amazon Home Services, a marketplace for home repairs and installations. The revamped section of Amazon’s site offers a wide array of services with everything from electrical work to car stereo installation to voice lessons. Although the AHS name is new, Amazon has actually offered …

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Vine’s video quality jumps to 720p

  Vine’s looping video clips are about to get sharper with 720p support. Previously, Vine video quality was limited to 480-by-480 resolution. The square aspect ratio will remain unchanged as 720-by-720 resolution videos begin to appear. Vine is a little over two years old now, having been acquired by Twitter …

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British Airways warns frequent flyers of possible account breach

Over the last few days, a large number of British Airways customers have found that reward points they accumulated for flights, called Avios, have disappeared from their accounts. Others have been locked out of their accounts completely. Affected users have gathered on the flyertalk.com forum to share their experiences after …

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Free up space on your SSD or hard drive

I’ve already discussed how to free up space in Windows itself and in your various installed programs. This time, I’m concentrating on libraries and data files. If you’re like most people, these take up most of your space and most of your waste. But there are limits to my advice. I can’t tell …

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The essential guide to HomePlug Ethernet adapters

Wi-Fi may be the most popular networking technology, but sometimes even the fastest wireless connection just doesn’t hack it. Perhaps the signal can’t get to the farthest reaches of your home or office, or maybe there are so many wireless networks competing for limited bandwidth that the Netflix movie you’re …

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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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