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80 best free iPad games 2015

Fairway Solitaire HD is a perfect example of what happens when you marry simple gameplay with a bit of character. On its own, the basic card system would be fine: unlock face-down cards by selecting those one higher or lower than the current one in the draw pile. But the addition of golf scoring and a crazed gopher out for blood turns this into a surprisingly enjoyable and original title. You get nine courses for free.

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BlackBerry is Betting Big on Its Upcoming Cross-Platform Apps

BlackBerry is focusing on software this year more than ever. The smartphone maker is working hard to ship a bevy of cross-platform apps for mobile devices and desktops for business users.

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​Lenovo hopes you'll go for its Pocket Projector | ZDNet

Here's the catch: In theory, having a mini projector is a cool idea. Any road warrior could use a device to get his or her presentation across. These toys would work in boardrooms and sales pitches. In practice, the pricing has been too high for these presentation beamers. Most of these devices run more than $200.

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Engadget on Twitter

Miss anything from our #MWC15 coverage so far? Catch up right here: http://engt.co/mwc15hub  pic.twitter.com/x6NH5GA97F

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Samsung Galaxy S6 review

I'm behind the loss of the removable battery – after all, it's easier to carry a battery pack than shell out for a replacement power unit – but the microSD card disappearance is a shame. I appreciate the quest for a better performance, and perhaps it will turn out to be up there with the iPhone when my full Galaxy S6 review comes out, but other Android phones seem to manage to tick along just fine with expandable storage.

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge offer metal and glass frames

The new flagships bear plenty of similarities between previous Samsung-branded smartphones, which may work to Samsung’s strengths in many potential buyer’s eyes. However, the key difference between these new devices and the past models is that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are constructed of metal and glass. A stark departure from previous Galaxy S flagship devices.

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TNW Index on Product Hunt

@anderson760 @rohinivaze10 We're working on the onboarding process. We see people tracking big companies that they actually might not want to track after all, but feels like the right thing to do when you start. On the one hand this is not a bad thing, you'll learn fast what Index is about and learn how to set up your account in the way you like it. If you want to follow a particular industry, just start typing the name of the industry in the search bar, when it autocompletes, click on it and follow the industry. To be honest we are not at a level yet where we have the tags all in a accurate manner, this is something we'll work on. Also, we'll be coming up with a different solution to follow the right companies, but that is to come over the next 2 months or so.

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Why I Hope to Die at 75

This means colonoscopies and other cancer-screening tests are out—and before 75. If I were diagnosed with cancer now, at 57, I would probably be treated, unless the prognosis was very poor. But 65 will be my last colonoscopy. No screening for prostate cancer at any age. (When a urologist gave me a PSA test even after I said I wasn’t interested and called me with the results, I hung up before he could tell me. He ordered the test for himself, I told him, not for me.) After 75, if I develop cancer, I will refuse treatment. Similarly, no cardiac stress test. No pacemaker and certainly no implantable defibrillator. No heart-valve replacement or bypass surgery. If I develop emphysema or some similar disease that involves frequent exacerbations that would, normally, land me in the hospital, I will accept treatment to ameliorate the discomfort caused by the feeling of suffocation, but will refuse to be hauled off.

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TNW // MWC 2015

A collection of all the latest news and reviews from The Next Web at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (2-5 March 2015). Full #MWC2015 coverage from TNW: http://tnw.to/mwc2015

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Variety of Apple Watch stylings for men spotlighted in Hong Kong fashion magazine spread

The latest magazine to offer a closer look at the Apple Watch comes from Hong Kong, where a series of photos in the publication "East Touch" show off different models and watch band combinations for men.

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Get Bolt, the All In One Battery Charger and more in the Best Deals of the Week [Deals Hub]

There are so many great offers in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub that it’s easy to miss one. We try to alert you to all of the best deals around, and this is your chance to catch those savings that may have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Take a look at the best deals of the week from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub. You’ll be glad you did, and your wallet will thank you, too.

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Google Confirms Plans for Wireless Service

Don't expect Google to go head to head with the likes of Verizon and AT&T; this will be a "small scale" concept, and the company will be working with current partners, Pichai said. But more details will emerge in the next few months.

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QindredCam Preview - CNET

Where these cameras often fall down is the quality of the image, because it's hard to fit in a decent lens and still keep the device small enough to wear unobtrusively. Inside the QindredCam is an 8-megapixel Sony sensor with a 140-degree wide angle lens, and it shoots up to 1080p high definition video. I tried it out in a relatively dark room and the quality seemed passable, but with the image noise you'd expect in low light. I'd expect it to struggle in darker situations such as parties or night-time adventures.

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Huawei MediaPad X2 Preview - CNET

Thanks to a steady influx of 8- to 9-inch tablets and the increasing presence of large-screen smartphones, 7-inch tablets have dwindled in availability. The Huawei MediaPad X2 is a nice revival of the once popular form factor and its 4G LTE capabilities are the icing on a cake of solid specs. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but check back with CNET for updates and read up on the rest of the goodies coming out of Mobile World Congress 2015 .

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ZTE Grand S3 Preview - CNET

To be honest, ZTE's Grand S3 is a cool device, and having eye-scanning biometric technology is quite a change from the current fingerprint solutions. I'm not so sure if it's useful, though, given the awkwardness of holding the phone up to eye level just to get it to unlock (though you can use the standard pattern or PIN code unlock), but it's novel enough when compared with other Android phones, though the same can't be said of its design.

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Google Confirms Plan to Offer Wireless Service

Google Inc. said it plans to launch a U.S. wireless service, raising a new risk of tension between the Internet company and the wireless carriers that support its Android mobile-operating system.

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HTC officially announces the One M9 with a 5-inch display, 20.7MP camera and more

On Sunday, March 1, HTC officially announced the One M9 at Mobile World Congress over in Barcelona. The One M9 is the newest flagship from HTC, and while it looks quite similar to the One (M8) from 2014, there are some key differences which could give some potential buyers more to consider.

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Ikea Releases Furniture That Wirelessly Charges Your Phone

The line features several lamps—from an architect’s lamp to a small end table lamp with a shade to a tall standing lamp that features a sort of cafe table built in. Why lamps? I’m guessing it’s because lamps already plug in, whereas it may look too silly to stick your phone on your couch. It also features a relatively innocuous-looking white end table. Ikea’s existing Micke and Stuva desks will see wireless charging updates, too.

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Apple Adds Vehicles To Its List Of Activities In Switzerland, Tim Cook Demurs On Car Rumors

Apple has added language to legal documents (via 9to5Mac ) regarding the scope of its company activities to include vehicles, with a generic description that includes automobiles, bicycles, rail, ships, aircraft and more. The specific details aren’t that important, and these are usually made as broad as possible to provide ample legal cover, but the fact that Apple’s lawyers have deemed it worthy of addition at all lends more evidence to the growing body that suggests it has indeed begun work on prototyping a car.

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Student signs contract for part-time job, owns it like a football superstar

Scottish student Andrew Paterson recently re-signed to his weekend job at his local Asda supermarket and won Twitter in the process.

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Google+ is about to be broken up

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Google confirms plans to become a mobile (virtual) network

He didn’t reveal much about its plans to be a MVNO, which is when a company piggybacks off existing carriers to offer its own network service, and Pichai attempted to play things down by admitting it didn’t plan to do anything at scale. In other words, it seems like it plans to launch what will be a pilot project at first and see how things go, and it will likely involve the integration of wireless and cellular services.

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Watch Citizenfour For Free Right Now

Correction (5:30 PM EST) : An earlier version of this post said that Citizenfour was free for everybody. It was too good to be true. That was just a legitimate-looking bootleg. You can find legit versions of the film at Channel 4 (in the UK only) or on HBO —or so we've been told. The stream doesn't appear to be live on HBO at the time of this update.

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Piece by piece: A look at Yezz's take on Google's Project Ara (pictures) - CNET

Miami-based Yezz has presented a wide variety of modules prototypes for Project Ara, from a cellphone case that doubles as a display to a video-game controller.

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Big Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain News Is Coming - IGN

On March 4 at 6am PT (9am ET, 2pm GMT, 1am AET on March 5), we're revealing big Phantom Pain news, as well as a special message from series creator Hideo Kojima.

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Google unveils 'Android Pay' mobile payments API to rival Apple Pay

Here we go Google is going to create fragmentation in payment systems, this only good for Apple. We know apple worked on Apple pay for years they were in conversation with the CC company since touchID first came out, thus the solution we have today. Everyone else is rushing a solution to market which is be completely screwed up. But most people are sheeps an will follow. However, I suspect that Apple attract a large majority of users who are willing to do thing differently. Google/Android will be left with those who are less willing to do things differently and will carry their CC around especially when they go to use their solution and find it does not work all that well.

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CNET on Twitter

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​Samsung's Galaxy S6: How it was designed | ZDNet

Samsung's Galaxy S6 is billed as a "completely redesigned smartphone" where the goal is hitting a mark where "beauty meets purpose." To hear Hong Yeo, a senior designer at Samsung, tell it, Project Zero---the project to reboot the Galaxy S product line---was about simplification with a hint of design thinking.

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Jailbreakers: iOS 8.2 beta 2 and iOS 8.2 beta 1 are no longer being signed

We’ve some bad news for users who are looking to jailbreak their device. Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2 firmware files.

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Apple Watch will feature 'Power Reserve' mode to show only the time and conserve battery

As one can imagine from the title of the feature, it’s designed to conserve some of the Watch’s energy, and in doing so limit plenty of the features tied into the Watch as well. The report indicates that Watch owners will be able to initiate the feature on their own, which will put the Watch into a special low-power state that will aim to conserve any remaining battery life.

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Cyanogen Goes Fancy

Cyanogen, a “community” Android version that allowed users of older phones to get some of Android’s newer features, is going just a bit more corporate in the wake of its partnership with Qualcomm. The commercial Cyanogen OS and the more community-minded CyanogenMod will become Qualcomm’s Android of choice for its new Snapdragon processors. It is also rebranding in the face of increased interest by average users.

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Google Confirms It will Trial its Own Mobile Operator Services

Google’s SVP of Chrome and Android Sundar Pichai confirmed today that the company would start trialing its own mobile network operator services before the end of the year.

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The Walking Dead: "Remember" Review - IGN

The idea of "growing soft" was an intriguing one though. Rick was now meeting people who'd spent the majority of the outbreak in a safe, protected area. People who hadn't known the true horrors and hardships of the road. People who never had to bond together for survival. People who had the luxury, like Aiden, of turning into entitled asshats. I think that's what made Glenn's punch so awesome. No one necessarily thinks of Glenn when "toughness" is brought up. But even those in Rick's group who are on the lesser-side of the badass spectrum can still whoop anyone's ass in Alexandria. That punch showcased the transformation the road has had on Glenn - from pizza delivery wise-ass to zompocalyse scrapper.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 cases and accessories (pictures) - CNET

With the next generation of Galaxy S smartphones now officially launched, Samsung also showed off a range of cases and accessories for the flagship Galaxy S6.

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The Verge on Twitter

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Inside Google's wildly ambitious internet balloon project

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Twitter Is Blocking Meerkat's Auto-Tweet Feature

To recap, Meerkat allows users to easily share live video feeds on Twitter. Once a stream goes live, the video shows up in your followers’ Twitter feeds. Once a live stream is completed, it can’t be re-watched. User comments are tweets, but also show up natively within the app.

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7 Warning Signs an Employee Has Gone Rogue

Contrast that with the few other job candidates who didn’t tell me of their criminal records and instead waited for the required background check to reveal their unlawful histories. This lie by omission has become a deal-breaker for me. Usually by the time the background check comes in, I will have already hired the person and they will have started work in a provisional role. It’s quite a shock to find that someone you’ve put time and trust in hasn’t been upfront with you. Yes, many people are hesitant to reveal past criminal transgressions, but trust is either won or lost right at the beginning.

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Tablets finally turn up at Mobile World Congress 2015 (pictures) - CNET

A slow year for tablets finally kicks into gear with a variety of new models debuting at MWC 2015.

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Samsung responds to iPhone 6 with premium metal & glass Galaxy S6, counters Apple Pay with Samsung Pay

– A + Samsung responds to iPhone 6 with premium metal & glass Galaxy S6, counters Apple Pay with Samsung Pay By AppleInsider Staff Sunday, March 01, 2015, 01:17 pm PT (04:17 pm ET) Kicking off the Mobile World Congress event on Sunday, Samsung took the wraps off its highly anticipated next-generation handsets, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both of which use premium glass and metal to counter the blockbuster success of Apple's iPhone 6. Samsung has famously used cheaper materials like plastic in previous flagship handsets, giving the devices, to some, a less "premium" feel than Apple's iPhone lineup. That will change in April, however, when Samsung releases the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, handsets the company says have been "entirely redefined" from their predecessors. The Edge model is unique with a curved display wrapping around both sides of the device. Both handsets feature Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 to protect their 5.1-inch Super AMOLED displays, and come in a range of colors including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (S6 only), and Green Emerald (Edge only).

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The Verge on Twitter

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ZTE Grand S3 wants you to look at it for unlocking (pictures) - CNET

The latest phone from ZTE uses EyeVerify technology to know it's really you before it lets you use the phone.

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IBM rolls out 3 new iOS apps for enterprises

IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps are now available for companies in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications, energy and utilities, and for governments and airlines. Air Canada, American Eagle Outfitters, Banorte, Boots UK, Citi, and Sprint are among the more than 50 companies that have adopted the apps so far.

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Sol Republic Shadow Wireless Preview - CNET

This year other manufacturers such as JBL are set to ship products similar in style to this headphone, so I expect it will have plenty of competition going forward. That said, the Shadow Wireless is one of the better products Sol Republic has put out for the money and it's a good value at $100. Look for it to arrive in stores on March 24 and be available in other colors later this year. We'll have a full review in the coming weeks.

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Microsoft’s Greg Sullivan gives 1.5 billion reasons why Windows 10 will change everything

Now think about the “app gap” that plagued lonely little Windows Phone. Once Windows Phone becomes part of this unified Windows 10 ecosystem, the app gap is gone. Poof. Obliterated from the face of the earth. In its place, a huge installed base of users will rise, ready and waiting for universal apps to work across all their devices. “You will suddenly have critical mass and a compelling reason for developers to make universal apps,” Sullivan explained.

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T-Mobile wants to crash the Wi-Fi party to solve coverage problems

The idea, PCMag notes , is to set up “small cells” near universities, offices, and other areas where LTE coverage is in high demand. T-Mobile will then use unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum to give its LTE network a boost, moving between channels that aren't already occupied by Wi-Fi networks.

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Tinder launches premium service that costs twice as much for people over 30

The dating app is officially launching its suite of premium features, the cost of which vary based on how old you are. In the U.S., users under 30 will pay $9.99 per month, while those 30 and older will pay $19.99 for the same service, the company announced Monday.

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Fujitsu demos iris scanner that unlocks smartphones

Fujitsu has developed a smartphone with an iris scanner that can authenticate users in less than a second. On display at Mobile World Congress this week, the prototype is the first of its kind for a smartphone, according to the company.

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Alibaba to put $316 million behind Taiwanese startups

Despite such resistance, Alibaba chairman Jack Ma has said he's eager to help Taiwanese startups. During a forum in Taipei in December, Ma said he hoped to set up such a fund for Taiwanese to "go to the mainland to learn about starting and running their own businesses." He added that he wanted to "help Taiwan's small and midsize businesses and start-ups to sell their products in China."

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Google quietly backs away from encrypting new Lollipop devices by default

But we're starting to see new Lollipop phones from Google's partners, and they aren't encrypted by default, contradicting Google's previous statements. At some point between the original announcement in September of 2014 and the publication of the Android 5.0 hardware requirements in January of 2015, Google apparently decided to relax the requirement, pushing it off to some future version of Android. Here's the timeline of events.

51 Blizzard Reiterates Commitment to World of Warcraft Subscription Fee - IGN
52 Android Pay Is Real, And Will Give Developers The Reins As An API
53 Samsung Gear VR store finally offers paid apps - CNET
54 Samsung To Offer An Oculus-Powered Gear VR For Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge
55 Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Hands-On: Proper Waterproofing, Two Day Battery
56 The Verge on Twitter
57 How KakaoTalk's Billionaire Creator Ignited A Global Messaging War
58 Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better
59 How should we talk about mental health?
60 How autism freed me to be myself
61 Compassion and the true meaning of empathy
62 http://www.philly.com/
63 The power of herd immunity
64 The invisible network that keeps the world running
65 How painting can transform communities
66 The story of the young pioneer girl with the tattooed face
67 Are humans getting cleverer?
68 The little problem I had renting a house
69 How our microbes make us who we are
70 One Huge Reason For Netflix's Success
71 The neuroscience of restorative justice
72 Learning on Twitter
73 Facebook employees can access your account, passwords not needed
74 Home | Newsletters | MIT Technology Review
75 Apple Watch event announced for March 9th
76 10 Companies Every Entrepreneur Should Know
77 Looking past limits
78 Sex needs a new metaphor. Here's one ...
79 Canadians 'Spocking' their currency in tribute to Leonard Nimoy - CNET
80 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
81 Sony’s Just Released A Worthwhile Waterproof Phone
82 The people moving to Detroit are trying to change it. They say it's for the better.
83 Meerkat app shows the potential for live streaming on Twitter
84 Rebecca Minkoff's Store Of The Future Will Blow Your Mind
85 7 ways games reward the brain
86 Fish drying is the livelihood of thousands in West Bengal
87 A young Marilyn Monroe with her mother at the beach
88 Kino - The New Yorker
89 How to play chess properly
90 Notes on watching "Aliens" for the first time again, with a bunch of kids | MZS | Roger Ebert
91 NASA releases new photos showing strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres
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93 Let us Airbnb that: Startup offers fixed income for short-term rentals