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Not really into the iPhone 6? Sprint lets you rent the Galaxy S5, too

If you prefer to carry Samsung's most recent handset instead of that newfangled iPhone 6, Sprint is now offering the Android option for lease. Until now, the carrier allowed customers to rent Apple's phone for $20 a month for two years. After that,...
Published on: Friday, October 31, 2014 | link

Sky could be preparing to launch an MVNO on Vodafone's network

When BT finally gets round to launching its own-brand mobile network running on EE's 4G infrastructure, it'll join Virgin Media and TalkTalk as a provider of all four main telecoms services: TV, internet, fixed-line telephone and mobile. This would...
Published on: Friday, October 31, 2014 | link

Microsoft releases new Outlook for Mac to Office 365 subscribers

Already using Office 365 on your Mac? Well, if you fancy Microsoft's email software too, you're in luck. The new version of Outlook for Mac is now available to the aforementioned subscribers, and it carries a smattering of new features. Aside from...
Published on: Friday, October 31, 2014 | link

Virginia court says fingerprint-locked smartphones are fair game

Here's some trivia for your next trip to the pub. Did you know that, in Virginia, you don't have to tell the cops your phone's unlock code, but you're obliged to open it if you use a fingerprint based passcode? It's a quirky piece of legal precedent...
Published on: Friday, October 31, 2014 | link

Starbucks' new app will let you skip the line and sort delivery

Love your morning coffee break, but hate having to wait in line amongst the masses? Well, Starbucks will allow you to skip the line entirely with its new app. Just place your order via that trusty smartphone, and you'll be able to walk in and pick it...
Published on: Friday, October 31, 2014 | link

Oh, the irony: Facebook works on the world's biggest anonymity network

Facebook, the site where people share their entire personal lives for everyone to gawp at, is now available on the anonymity network that's designed to do precisely the opposite. Follow this link in your Tor browser and you'll be able to tell friends...
Published on: Friday, October 31, 2014 | link

Wii U, I love you: a premature eulogy

The Wii U is flawed. I won't pretend that it isn't and I won't apologize for it either. If the system had an animal equivalent, it'd be that of a damaged pound puppy. And yet, it's my go-to next-gen console for gaming. The reason for that is simple:...
Published on: Friday, October 31, 2014 | link

Thanks Gov: free WiFi to be installed in 1,000 public places across the UK

If you're anything like us, free WiFi is essential to your enjoyment of basically every situation. Luckily, providers like The Cloud, O2 and BT, as well as independent hotspots, have you covered most of the time. Plenty of dead zones still exist,...
Published on: Friday, October 31, 2014 | link

Could your washer really charge your smartphone from across the room?

Wireless charging is a little bit more convenient than plugging your device in, but was picking up a microUSB lead ever that much of a chore in the first place? White goods and TV supremos Haier believe so, which is why it's signed a development pact...
Published on: Friday, October 31, 2014 | link

Netflix's new ad boards react to the weather with GIFs

To promote its recent launch in France, Netflix hired Ogilvy Paris to create an advertising campaign with a difference. The agency installed digital posters that change their content to match the context of their surroundings. GIFs from Netflix's...
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