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  • 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...
  • Weekend preview: Happy Friday the 13th! It's a wonderful life!

    Weekend preview: Happy Friday the 13th! It's a wonderful life!
    This is the weekend I’ve been waiting for at the Classic Film Festival at Fort Lauderdale’s Classic Gateway Theatre. But not without some unease. The four-week series offers favorite films in the big-screen format that shows them off best,...
  • Google to include user names, pictures in ads: Here's how to opt out

    Google to include user names, pictures in ads: Here's how to opt out
    Google is following Facebook by announcing that it will start incorporating users profile names and pictures into ads their friends might see. The announcement comes as part of a new terms of service revealed by the search giant Friday that goes into...
  • Can Zagat's new restaurant app out-Yelp the original?

    Can Zagat's new restaurant app out-Yelp the original?
    How can one more restaurant review app make your smartphone any smarter? While “To Yelp” has become a popular verb in some circles, Zagat is making a comeback bid with a slightly different approach. Monday the well-known guidebook company,...
  • YouTube to launch subscription music service as soon as December

    YouTube to launch subscription music service as soon as December
    YouTube is poised to launch a subscription music service as soon as December, positioning it to compete with Spotify, Rdio and other digital offerings, according to people familiar with the matter. The Internet's dominant online video already is the...
  • Best TV shows of 2013, or a few of my favorite things

    Best TV shows of 2013, or a few of my favorite things
    I've never liked doing year-end best-of lists for a number of reasons. I don't feel qualified, for one. As a part-time critic I don't see or even sample every show. I also find that I enjoy shows that definitely aren't "the best" technically, but are so...
  • Google roundup: New Nexus 7, Android 4.3 and Chromecast [Video chat]

    Google roundup: New Nexus 7, Android 4.3 and Chromecast [Video chat]
    It was a busy day for Google, which announced the second generation of its Nexus 7 tablet, the latest version of Android and a new device for the TV called Chromecast. We'll be discussing all of the announcements at 12:30 p.m. PDT, but here's what you...
  • Netflix Streams Full HD to New Google Tablet, But Still No High-Def on Apple Devices

    Netflix has developed a new version of its Android app that delivers 1080p HD video for select titles -- compatible with Google's new next-gen Nexus 7 tablet with a higher-resolution screen -- while the Internet streaming provider currently does not...
  • Google Unveils Chromecast, New Video Device for TVs

    Google has taken a new tack in trying to get Internet video to HDTVs with the launch of Chromecast, a $35 two-inch dongle that plugs into the back of a television and lets users pull up content from YouTube, Netflix and other sources using a mobile device...
  • How Chromecast, Apple TV and Roku compare

    Google Inc. is making a splash in the world of digital TV receivers with its tiny, $35 Chromecast device. The new Google gadget rivals the Apple TV and all Roku devices. However, each digital receiver has its benefits and downsides. Here's how the three...
  • Google unveils Chromecast for $35, a rival to Apple TV

    Google unveils Chromecast for $35, a rival to Apple TV
    Google on Wednesday announced Chromecast, a jump-drive-sized gadget that lets users watch content from their smartphones, tablets or laptops on their TV. Users will be able to plug the Chromecast into their TV using an HDMI input. To make it work, they'...