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Apple Music launches June 30th, comes to Android this fall

You won't have to wait very long to give Apple Music a spin... even if you don't use any Apple gear. The Cupertino crew has announced that the $10 per month streaming service will be available on iOS, Macs and Windows PCs on June 30th in 100 countries, and it'll arrive on both Android and Apple TV this fall. Show More Summary

Apple HomeKit now supports more sensors and security systems

It's been just over a year since Apple announced HomeKit, its plan to allow you to control your smart home with an iOS device. Compatible products have only just started trickling onto shelves, and there's been some confusion about how exactly the company is going to turn this idea into a coherent experience. Show More Summary

Apple News app brings 'beautiful' personalized content to iOS

. Today at WWDC Apple announced its newest app, a Flipboard-like new curator called, wait for it, Apple News. Like Facebook's Instant Articles push, it includes articles specifically built for the app by partners like ESPN, the New York Times, Wired and others, but can also pull in content from elsewhere on the internet. Show More Summary

Siri's 'proactive' overhaul makes it Apple's answer to Google Now

No, it's not the Rodan + Fields, Katy Perry-backed acne solution. At today's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Craig Federighi, Apple's SVP Software Engineering, revealed a new Siri, one with a focus on "proactivity" that makes it Apple's take on preemptive search. Show More Summary

South Korea will track cellphones to keep an outbreak under control

South Korea is grappling with an outbreak of the frequently deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and it's taking some drastic technological steps to keep this bad situation from getting worse. The country plans to track the cellphones of people under a MERS quarantine to make sure that they don't leave home and infect others. Show More Summary

'Better Re' Kickstarter finds a use for old cellphone batteries

Better Re hasn't exactly smashed through the boundaries and who even knows if designer Enlighten is here to stay, but it did exceed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal for a project that's on the greener side of things. The idea is that the...Show More Summary

Apple Pay is reportedly coming to the UK this summer

Apple Pay's tap-to-buy service might not be confined to the US for much longer. The Telegraph's sources hear that Apple will use next week's Worldwide Developer Conference to announce the UK launch of its mobile payment service this summer. Show More Summary

Android's deviant identities

Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) rolled out in 2007 with the goal of creating a unified framework for mobile operating systems and, in turn, expediting the development of mobile products. The core of the code was open to everyone,...Show More Summary

Chrome on Android uses context to search within web pages

Arguably the biggest announcement to come out of Google I/O last week was the Now on Tap feature that lets you search within apps. Well, a new update for Chrome on Android looks like it could be pretty similar: it lets you search within a web page for information without leaving the page. Show More Summary

Nubia's bezel-free Z9 smartphone is coming to the US

If I had a nickel for every "ugh, too much bezel!" comment, I'd have... well, a few bucks anyway. That's why it's good news that Nubia's borderless 5.2-inch Z9 smartphone is coming to the US next quarter at a rather tempting price. We already previewed the Z9 when it came to China last month, but here are the Cliff notes. Show More Summary

Vodafone and Virgin Media may team up to take down BT and Sky

With BT currently in the process of acquiring EE and Sky expanding into mobile, the UK is set for a media consolidation. Consumers are set to benefit as providers fight for their money, but it's also put a lot of pressure on other providers to expand their offerings. Show More Summary

Yahoo takes the ax to Mail, Maps and Pipes features

Yahoo has published its second quarter progress report for 2015, and its theme's pretty clear: killing features and antiquated products. Starting on June 15th, Yahoo Mail will no longer be able to sync with Apple's stock Mail app onShow More Summary

Pebble Time's iOS app hasn't been approved by Apple yet

The iOS faithful who already received their shiny new Pebble Time smartwatches are likely more than a little disappointed. The wearable is shipping to Kickstarter backers, but there's one big problem: the Pebble Time Watch iOS app hasn't been approved by Apple yet. Show More Summary

Facebook Messenger only shares your location when you tell it to

Sharing your location with the person you're chatting with in Facebook Messenger isn't a new feature, but the way its done has changed... thankfully. The app no longer shares your location by default, nixing the stalkerish function that updated folks on your friends list with your movements. Show More Summary

Facebook Lite uses less storage and bandwidth for emerging markets

Facebook's regular Android app just uses too much data and storage for devices in developing areas. It also tends to eat up a good bit of pricey data. To remedy those connectivity woes, the folks in Menlo Park announced Facebook Lite: a version of the mobile software that's less than 1MB is size, yet still offers the social networks essential tools. Show More Summary

'Abused emoji' give kids an easy way to talk about serious issues

Some situations are just too hard to put into words even if you're the most eloquent person on the planet. So just imagine how tough it is for kids in troubled homes to tell someone, anyone, what they're going through. A Swedish non-profit...Show More Summary

HTC's new pixel-density champ is the One ME

Oh, HTC, we're starting to lose track of all your tempting Asia-only models. The Taiwanese company has just revealed the One ME, which is basically an M9+ with less metal and no Duo camera (as rumored). We understand if you're having trouble keeping up, so here are the boilerplate specs. Show More Summary

One Chinese brand makes a quarter of the world's wearable devices

Which company do you think is the fast-rising upstart in the wearable world? Fitbit? Jawbone? None of the above, if you ask IDC. It estimates that China's Xiaomi claimed 24.6 percent of the wearable device market in the first quarter...Show More Summary

Huawei's fighting for American attention with the $250 P8 lite

Huawei held an "Unlocked" event in New York City the other day, and it didn't reveal US launch plans for the Huawei Watch or the mostly new, mostly great P8. What we did get, though, is a less expensive of the P8 - the $250 P8 lite - the company hopes will whet our American appetites for newer, better Huawei phones to come.%Gallery-slideshow293900% Comments

Disney's smart toys combine Avengers, sensors and imagination

Those giant, green Hulk hands in your closet might be cool but their utility doesn't extend much beyond freaking out your cat and making tired "you wouldn't like me when I'm angry" jokes. Disney has an idea to remedy that with internet-connected versions of those as well as a pair of Iron Man gauntlets. Show More Summary

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