Apple Maps Now Supports Amtrak’s Full System Across U.S., Select Canadian Cities

Apple has recently announced that Apple Maps now offers full support for Amtrak's entire system across the United States as well a select cities in Canada. The move is a follow-through from what they...
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Windows 10 Update KB3194496 (Sep 29 update) May Cause Problems

Microsoft seems to be having so many problems with Windows 10 recently that they've gotten very low user ratings on Windows 10 Home paid version on the Microsoft Store online. The 2.6 out of...
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What is a Mobile Wallet and Why is Apple Pay so Important to Apple...

When Apple first launched Apple Pay in the United States in October 2014, CEO Tim Cook took a swipe at credit card companies for using a five-decades-old technology. But instead of alienating the largest...
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Amazon’s New $39 Fire TV Stick Features Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has recently launched a new version of the streaming device, the Fire TV Stick, with Alexa Voice Remote. It is the first of its kind and is available for pre-order at $39.Here's Amazon's...
Renault-Nissan Alliance partners with Microsoft on connected car technology and autonomous driving

Microsoft Teaming Up with Renault-Nissan on Connected Car Technology

Microsoft has been making a ton of deals over the past few months, the latest of which is a multi-year partnership with carmaker Renault-Nissan Alliance. The duo will spearhead research and development of advanced...
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‘Phoneys’ Sticker App is the #1 ‘Top Paid’ App on App Store, but Apple...

Apple doesn't take kindly to prank apps, as is evident in this recent incident with what is now the #1 Top Paid app on the iMessage App Store - Phoneys. The app allows users...
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Why is Spotify with 75M Users Afraid of Apple’s 17M? And Why the SoundCloud...

When a media streaming company goes up against a technology legend, it tells you as much about the volatile nature of the music business as it does about the uncertainty of the technology industry. As a...
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How Fast is Amazon Prime Growing, and Why Does it Matter?

Nobody really knows who invented membership/loyalty programs. Perhaps the Romans mainstreamed the idea with their welfare programs targeting the poor, but it is the airlines industry of our times that took it to the...
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Facebook Growth Should Scare Google, and Online Advertising is the Battlefield

The growth of Facebook has had a huge impact on our lives. The application changed the way we connected with our family and kept in touch with our friends. But more importantly, it got...
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Office 365 Growth Explosion is Pivotal to Microsoft’s Success

Microsoft Office came into existence nearly 25 years ago, at a time when not many people in the world even had a computer in their homes. Since then the lead application of Microsoft’s Office...
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Facebook Boasts 4 Million Advertisers, Sandberg Says Mobile is the Future

During the annual Advertising Week event in New York on September 27, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg revealed some very interesting statistics and metrics about the state advertising in general, and Facebook's role in it.The...
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Can I Still Get the Free Windows 10 Upgrade? Yes, the Back Door is...

Despite telling the world that they're closing the free Windows 10 upgrade option on July 29 this year, Microsoft has left the backdoor ajar on the free upgrades. For quite a while after the...

Surface Phone May be Launched in 3 Variants, with Surface Pen and Keyboard Included

Lots of rumors have been floating around about the yet-unacknowledged-by-Microsoft Surface Phone that is expected to make its debut in late October. New sources now say that the phone will be available in multiple...

Why Instagram Growth is Critical for Facebook

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social photo/video sharing platforms on earth. Facebook-owned Instagram, which was launched in October 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, saw its monthly active user base race past...
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Technology News This Week – Sep 30, 2016 Weekly Tech News Round-up

In case you haven't caught up all of the technology news from this week, here's your weekly Friday dose of everything tech, from glass iPhones from Apple to Microsoft's new 5000-member "super-team" for artificial...

Google’s “The Keyword” Replaces 19 Official Blogs, Will be Google’s Single Voice on Multiple...

Google this week launched something called The Keyword. What is it? According to the about Google's blog post, it is a "new, central destination for the latest news updates and stories from inside Google."...
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Microsoft Deepens Artificial Intelligence Push, Gathers 5000-member Nerd Dream Team

In a bid to go deep beneath the surface of artificial intelligence, Microsoft is putting together a super-team comprising 5000 scientists and engineers called Microsoft AI and Research Group.Harry Shum, Microsoft's Executive Vice President, Technology...
Google Maps with Voice Commands

Google Maps Gets New Voice Commands, “OK Google” Find a Gas Station

Google has rolled out a new update to Google Maps that allows you to search for places using voice commands, among other things. I'm pretty sure Christopher Columbus would have actually found India if he...
Samsung faces exploding washing machine crisis

First it Was Exploding Note 7s, Now Samsung Faces “Exploding Washing Machines” Probe

I've never heard of an exploding washing machine, have you? Well, Samsung is in the thick of a probe into some washing machines of theirs that reportedly exploded. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has...
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Amazon Prime to Launch Three New Original Series, Netflix Still Rules

Earlier this week Amazon announced that it would be launching three new original series for Amazon Prime members next year. I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and The Tick will be available on Prime Video in five countries...