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Outcoldplayer is the best Google Play Music experience on Windows 8.1

Google's lack of official support by way of apps for Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone is by now (in)famous. But, in the case of Windows 8.1 at least, most of Google's cloud services are accessible in their full, unhindered web form by using your browser of choice. And this includes Google Play Music...

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Google reportedly looking to team up with carriers for free global roaming

Google is reportedly in talks with Hutchison Whampoa, owner of UK mobile operator Three, to allow consumers to use their smartphones abroad at no extra cost. Other networks are also reported to be in talks with Google. According to the Telegraph: The two giants are discussing a wholesale...
Microsoft reportedly still working on Android apps to run on Windows Phone

Microsoft reportedly still working on Android apps to run on Windows Phone

When it comes to Microsoft's mobile future, everything is on the table, including the possibility of running Android apps to fill in the 'app gap'. Windows 10 for phone is not even out the door yet, but intel on Microsoft continues to keep this strategy alive. A new report from Neowin sheds more...
In our face: Softcard ending support for Windows Phone as Google acquires tech

In our face: Softcard ending support for Windows Phone as Google acquires tech

Have you heard the news? Google does not care for Microsoft nor Windows Phone. In fairness, this is not news, but if you need more evidence of their antagonism, look no further than Softcard. On Monday, Google announced that they had purchased "technology and intellectual property" from Softcard...
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Google acquires Softcard tech, fate of Windows Phone apps unknown

Google announced earlier today that it has acquired "technology and intellectual property" from the online payments company Softcard. Rumors about the acquisition were first reported in January. The news puts the fate of the recently launched Softcard Windows Phone apps for Verizon and AT&T...
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Outcoldplayer is the best Google Play Music experience on Windows 8.1

Google's lack of official support by way of apps for Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone is by now (in)famous. But, in the case of Windows 8.1 at least, most of Google's cloud services are accessible in their full, unhindered web form by using your browser of choice. And this includes Google Play Music...
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Microsoft hits back at Google for publishing Windows 8.1 vulnerability before being fixed

Microsoft has lashed out at Google for making a Windows 8.1 vulnerability public. Chris Betz, heading up the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), published a new blog post over on TechNet talking about security and how tech companies should work together to better protect consumers against...
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Microsoft teams up with Google to oppose hotels blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Google and Microsoft are joining a wireless industry lobbying group in a bid to oppose a recent hotel industry petition, which seeks the FCC's permission to block personal Wi-Fi networks set up in hotel rooms by customers. The two giant companies may not see eye to eye each day, but they have...
Google Contribute to make ad-free blogs a reality

Google Contribute to make ad-free blogs a reality

It looks like advertising isn't the only way way to fund your favorite sites anymore. Google announced a new program called Contributor today that allows people to contribute money to participating websites via a monthly subscription to get rid of ads. In typical Google fashion, the service...
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Microsoft inadvertently caused YouTube to take down some Windows videos

A misunderstanding has caused a number of videos on YouTube, many of which show third party Windows tutorials, to be taken down on copyright violations. In fact, it was something in the videos' comments section that was under Microsoft's concern, rather than the clips themselves. The videos...
Amazon will reportedly buy Twitch for over $1 billion

Amazon will reportedly buy Twitch for over $1 billion [Update: It's official]

Update Twitch has now made the official announcement on their acquisition by Amazon via a post from their CEO Emmett Shear. He stated, "We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We're keeping most...

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