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The Y2K bug is back… and it just trolled 14,000 people

The late 1990s were defined by a number of ridiculous things, but somewhere near the top of the list was the panic that boiled over in 1999 as people prepared for the end of civilization as we knew it. Because of the “Y2K” bug, you see,...Show More Summary

Amazon’s in for a good fight with the FTC over in-app purchases

Apple recently acknowledged its in-app purchases issues that allowed children to purchase content without requiring verification and settled the FTC case agreeing to refund some $32 million in fraudulent in-app charges. But Amazon doesn’t...Show More Summary

Here’s how Apple is protecting you from outdated versions of Flash Player

As if Apple hadn’t made a strong enough case against Flash already, Adobe announced this week that a security vulnerability had been discovered in the most recent version of Flash Player. Adobe quickly addressed the issue, but AppleShow More Summary

Netflix CEO explains why he’s trashing your ISP

Netflix has really gotten under some major ISPs’ nerves over the past few months by picking high-profile fights with both Verizon and Comcast. In an interview with The Washington Post, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explains why he’s decided...Show More Summary

China says iPhone’s location-tracking could compromise state secrets

We saw plenty of complaints arise when it was first discovered that Apple’s iOS 7 software included a “frequent locations” function in the iPhone. The feature, which can be easily disabled, tracks users’ locations in order to determine the locations they visit most frequently. Show More Summary

The most important ‘hidden message’ in Microsoft’s new manifesto

On Thursday we examined one aspect of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s new company manifesto that we thought was pretty overt: Namely, that the Xbox is here to stay and it would be incredibly stupid for the company to give it up. ZDNet’s...Show More Summary

The iPhone 6?s sapphire display might not be all it’s cracked up to be

The potential sapphire display of the iPhone 6 has been rumored, substantiated and confirmed several times over the past year, but all we’ve ever heard about sapphire are its advantages. It’s durable, it’s scratch-resistant and Apple...Show More Summary

Leaked pics could be our first look at Sony’s next major flagship phone

Sony’s smartphones don’t get nearly as much hype as new flagship phones from HTC, Samsung or LG, but Sony has been doing a nice job of improving its mobile phone offerings since the launch of the Xperia Z back in 2013. Now 9to5Google...Show More Summary

This unbelievably tiny smartphone charger knows plenty of other tricks

The Power Company, which previously crowd-funded a Charged Card ultra-portable smartphone battery, is back with a new interesting Indiegogo project — a wallet-sized Smart Card that not only packs quite a punch when it comes to spare battery juice, but also offers other interesting features including an external hard drive. Show More Summary

How to bring one of Chromecast’s coolest new features to almost any Android device

One of the coolest new features for Google’s Chromecast, the ability to mirror the display on your Android smartphone or tablet to a television, is still in beta. That means it’s only available on a select few Android devices, but you...Show More Summary

Samsung highlights multitasking and a beautiful display in new Galaxy Tab S ads

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S is quite possibly the most powerful tablet on the market right now. With its impressive specs and killer display, the Tab S is the culmination of the Samsung tablet lineup, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to sell itself. Show More Summary

Couple accused of literally selling their kids into slavery so they could buy more in-app purchases

We’ve seen some serious gaming addictions before, but this one might be the most extreme case we’ve ever heard of. GamesInAsia has translated a report from that describes how an unmarried couple in China has been accused...Show More Summary

Does Apple have a ‘zombie app’ problem?

While Apple is celebrating six years of App Store action with more than 75 billion app downloads served and over $15 billion paid to developers so far, a new report from app analytics company Adjust says that 80% of apps available in the App Store are “zombie apps,” or apps that aren’t easily discoverable by the users. Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian shocks the app market

There are few things as despised as celebrity apps. Vanity apps are largely viewed as shameful sidekicks of the app market – expensive productions that may make a few bucks for the app vendor, but practically never bring in real revenue. Show More Summary

This is Samsung’s beastly new Exynos processor for smartphones and tablets

Samsung on Thursday unveiled a next-gen mobile system-on-chip (SoC) – as previously teased – that could equip future generations of Galaxy Android smartphones and tablets. Called Exynos ModAP, the new SoC integrates a quad-core application processor, an integrated LTE modem and an advanced image signal processor. Show More Summary

DEAL ALERT: You can get Grand Theft Auto 5 for 50% off if you act RIGHT NOW

If you were holding off on buying Grand Theft Auto V until it got a steep price cut, then now’s your time to act — literally, right now, or at least before the end of the day. Xbox Live programming director Larry Hryb informs us that...Show More Summary

How Amazon is trolling the French government

The French government has successfully passed an “anti-Amazon” law that prevents booksellers, mainly Amazon, from offering 5% discounts on books and free shipping, The Wall Street Journal reports. The law, meant to protect local bookstores...Show More Summary

LEAK: Crucial details about the iPhone 6's A8 processor revealed

Apple’s 2014 iPhones are expected to come equipped with a new 64-bit A8 system-on-chip (SoC), with CNBeta having learned that the iPhone 6’s A8 processor will still be a dual-core model like the A7, but it’ll be clocked at a higher frequency. Show More Summary

More than 20 awesome iPhone tricks you’ve probably never heard of

If there’s one thing you can always teach an old iPhone user, it’s new tricks. And thankfully, both CNET and Wiki Pac have both just put together big lists of some awesome iPhone tricks and features that you may not even realize exist. Show More Summary

Ditching the Kinect requirement is boosting Xbox One sales

Although Microsoft still has plenty of catching up to do in the coming months, the Xbox One is finally seeing a jolt in sales after the removal of Kinect and subsequent $100 price drop. At a talk attended by TrustedReviews, Xbox UK Marketing Director Harvey Eagle claimed the company is pleased by the improvement. Show More Summary

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