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How to Sign Up for Two-Step Verification on 11 Major Sites

How to Sign Up for Two-Step Verification on 11 Major Sites

The “Heartbleed” bug, an encryption flaw that could expose usernames and passwords stored on about two-thirds of Internet servers, has given the Web-surfing world cause for concern and plenty of password changes. But there’s another step you should always take where possible to keep yourself safe online: two-step ...

Flickr Re-Designs Mobile App, Squares Off With Instagram

Flickr Re-Designs Mobile App, Squares Off With Instagram

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date on Thursday, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to Instagram and other ...

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

Survey: People Don’t Know, Don’t Trust Bitcoin or Google Glass

People think Bitcoin is funny money and Google Glass has no specs appeal -- if they even know what these new technologies are. Many people are still unaware of Google's smartglasses or digital currencies, according to new research from the UK, and those that do are worried about the privacy or financial issues of these hot ...

If You ‘Like’ General Mills on Facebook, You Can’t Sue Them

If You ‘Like’ General Mills on Facebook, You Can’t Sue Them

Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights? General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, ...

Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ Encourages Unplanned Meet-Ups in Real Life

Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ Encourages Unplanned Meet-Ups in Real Life

Despite what my Twitter feed may suggest, I’m a pretty private person. I enjoy moving through the world quietly, getting in touch with friends and family when I have time to do so. What I don’t do that often is broadcast where I am. Facebook thinks I’m missing out on a lot of opportunities. That’s why it’s ...

Report: You Can Now Try On Google Glass at Home Before You Buy It

Report: You Can Now Try On Google Glass at Home Before You Buy It

Google is allowing potential Explorers to try Glass before they shell out the $1,500 to actually buy the device, according to a Reddit user by the name of clide. He posted various images of a home try-on kit, as well as the above email he received from the Glass customer support representatives. Spencer Kleyweg of ...

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Amazon is Building a Custom Kindle Store for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung seems to be on a roll with bagging media partnerships for its Galaxy line of phones and tablets. First music streaming service Deezer, and now it's getting a custom-built Kindle book store in a deal with Amazon. Announced Thursday morning, the service also gives Galaxy owners referred to the service (starting with ...

Report: Apple is Building a Shazam-Like Feature Into iOS 8

Report: Apple is Building a Shazam-Like Feature Into iOS 8

Apple wants to help you name that tune. The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn’t ...

Twitter Adds Mobile App Install Ads, Integrated Ad-Buying

Twitter Adds Mobile App Install Ads, Integrated Ad-Buying

It looks like Twitter is hoping to earn more ad dollars from mobile app publishers and developers. The company is announcing several new features today that Vice President of Revenue Kevin Weil described as adding up to “an easy and scalable way to drive app installs and app engagement, both on Twitter and off Twitter.” ...

Apple Patents Geture-Based Screen Unlocking Tech, Similar to Android

Apple Patents Geture-Based Screen Unlocking Tech, Similar to Android

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday published two Apple patent applications (1, 2), both titled "Gesture entry techniques," that together form the basis of a device unlocking feature in which a user draws a pattern on screen with the help of illuminated discs. One patent filing deals with the system as a ...