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  • Nokia Android phone coming before Microsoft deal closes, report says

    Nokia Android phone coming before Microsoft deal closes, report says
    Nokia will reportedly unveil a smartphone running Google's Android operating system later this month, before its acquisition by Microsoft closes. The Finnish phone maker, which agreed to sell its hardware business to Microsoft for $7.4 billion last...
  • Free app allows residents to engage with city

    Costa Mesa officials announced Tuesday the launch of a new "civic engagement" smartphone application. Costa Mesa Connect allows users to submit, monitor and view requests for city services, such as graffiti removal and pothole repairs, according to a...
  • Want to dish about Valentine's Day sex? There's an app for that

    Psssst! Do you want to get freaky, give voice to your wildest or most romantic sexual Valentine's Day fantasies, and at the same time, contribute to legitimate scientific research? There's an app for that. The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex,...
  • Spending: 5 things you need to know about streaming audio

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance You have more ways than ever to program your own music. 1. WYOU is on the air. Never mind paying a buck to purchase, download and store individual songs. You can now create your own radio station. The streaming field is...
  • Android TV: Why Google Needs a Second Path to Television

    Google has a runaway hit with Chromecast, the cheap, lightweight adapter for slinging Internet video to HDTVs, selling millions of the $35 dongles (just 30 bucks on Amazon!) since its launch last summer. So word that Google is staging a renewed push to...
  • Can this man save the music business?

    Can this man save the music business?
    Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook. He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Digital Sales Up 40% Over First Film

    Lionsgate tumbthumped digital opening-weekend homevideo sales of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," claiming the film scored record digital numbers for the studio that were up 40% compared with the first installment of the franchise in 2012. The studio...
  • Will Flappy Bird fly again? Developer is 'considering it'

    Will Flappy Bird fly again? Developer is 'considering it'
    The creator of Flappy Bird, the extremely popular mobile game that was surprisingly and suddenly removed from app stores last month, said he is considering re-releasing the game. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Vietnamese independent developer Dong...
  • Flappy Bird developer says he took down game because it was addictive

    Flappy Bird developer says he took down game because it was addictive
    Days after removing ultra popular mobile game Flappy Bird from the Apple App Store and Google Play, developer Dong Nguyen has finally given an explanation for his decision to kill the game: It was too addictive. Nguyen, a 29-year-old independent...
  • Fake Flappy Bird games may contain malware, Android users are warned

    Fake Flappy Bird games may contain malware, Android users are warned
    Security researchers are warning Android users not to install versions of Flappy Bird found in alternative app stores as they may contain malware that could lead to unwanted charges on their phone bills. Flappy Bird is a mobile game that rose to...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Free Starbucks and $100 Visa gift cards

    It's Freebie Friday! Free Starbucks and $100 Visa gift cards
    Happy Freebie Friday! Today's long list has free Starbucks coffee with purchase of a breakfast sandwich, a $100 gift card when you test drive a Cadillac and savings at stores, restaurants and fun things to do. Like Doreen's Deals on Facebook; follow...
  • Spending: texting Dick Tracy

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Chester Gould, the inventor of Dick Tracy's iconic two-way wrist radio, could not have imagined the real thing. Teamed with your smart phone, a smart watch can display real-time fitness data; show phone, text and social-media...