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A personal story: Did the Apple Watch save my life?

Image from http://www.ccpixs.com. Creative Commons. Last November, my Android phone died as I descended on a JetBlue flight into San Francisco. I took that trip as part of the CXOTALK series of conversations with technology executives and had six interviews lined up at a conference. As I left the airport, ...

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Apple's Q1 crushes estimates as iPhone sales surge

Image: CNET Apple handily topped Q1 earnings targets with its highest quarterly revenue ever. The company also set an all-time record for iPhone sales. The Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant reported Q1 net income of $17.9 billion, or $3.36 a share. The company made $78.4 billion in revenue. Wall Street was ...

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Recent Google Voice updates are welcome additions

The new look of Google Voice across Android, iOS, and web. Google When Google Voice launched in 2009, the free service targeted business users who wanted a second phone number for work, without the burden and cost of carrying around a second phone. At the time, Google Voice lacked key ...

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Using a Gear S3 with an iPhone: Too many concessions

Last week, Samsung released the iOS version of its Gear S app. With the app, users can use the Gear S2 or Gear S3 smartwatch with an iPhone for the first time. ZDNet’s Matthew Miller has already shared his impressions of the Gear S3 Frontier, when paired to an Android ...

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​Opera Neon: Could this be the future of the desktop browser?

Opera’s new Neon concept browser featuring here a pop-out YouTube video. Image: Liam Tung/ZDNet Norwegian software maker Opera has released a completely different take on the desktop browser with Neon, a so-called ‘concept browser’ that eschews tabs for bubble icons and pop-out videos. Opera is once again taking a crack ...

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Samsung Gear S, Gear Fit now compatible with iPhone

CNET/CBS Interactive Samsung on Saturday released iOS apps for its Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2, for the first time making the Tizen-based smartwatches compatible with Apple’s mobile platform. When the Gear wearables are paired with iOS using Bluetooth, Samsung’s apps manage and monitor features and applications installed through ...

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Facebook Messenger is now a digital arcade

Source: Facebook Get ready to either fall more in love with Facebook Messenger, or start to dislike Facebook game invites on the social platform even more than you already do. Games are now built into Messenger. Facebook on Tuesday announced an update to its Messenger platform, adding a new service ...

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Gmail for iOS gets a facelift and faster search

Google updates Gmail for iOS with “undo” feature to recall mistakenly sent email. Image: Google Google has overhauled the look and feel of the Gmail app for iOS, aligning it more closely with the Gmail app for Android. The new Gmail for iOS offers a cleaner, more colorful look that’s ...

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