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How to make and receive phone calls on your computer with Yosemite and iOS 8

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:25

How to make and receive phone calls on your computer with Yosemite and iOS 8After previewing OS X 10.10 Yosemite this past summer during its annual WWDC developer conference, Apple finally released its new desktop software to an eager public last week. Yosemite features a complete visual overhaul and plenty of new functionality as well, but the most talked-about new feature set is definitely Continuity, which is a series of features that integrate Mac computers more deeply with iPhones and iPads. DON’T MISS: The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite With Continuity, Mac users can quickly and easily move files, web pages and other information back and forth between their desktops or laptops and their iOS devices running iOS 8 or later. Even better, users running iOS 8.1 or later on


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Here's the phone dialer Apple should have included with OS X Yosemite

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:17

Here's the phone dialer Apple should have included with OS X YosemiteHands down, one of the best aspects of OS X 10.10 Yosemite is the interplay it allows between Macs and iOS devices. Using your MacBook as a speakerphone for iPhone calls is a pretty cool feeling — and it really does "just work" in true Apple fashion. You can place calls to just about anywhere through the FaceTime app;


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Your Health in the IT Era: How Technology Is Cleaning Up Its Own Mess

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:13

 How Technology Is Cleaning Up Its Own MessAs a chiropractor, I never expected that I'd be sitting in the front row of a new technological revolution. But over the past 10 years, I've found myself battling to keep my patients healthy as our lives become more and more intertwined with technology. Technology has always been a humanitarian discipline; technological advances arise to meet...


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Q&A: Exporting Video From iPhoto

NY Times Technology - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:11
And tips on removing malicious software from browsers.






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Jimmy Kimmel shows you how to use Apple Pay

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:06

Sarah TewStruggling to figure out how to use Apple's new NFC payment system on your iPhone 6? Jimmy Kimmel has the definitive guide.>


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Sean Parker is building a beach-finding app as penalty for his obnoxious wedding

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:05

Sean Parker is building a beach-finding app as penalty for his obnoxious weddingFormer Facebook president Sean Parker has agreed to build an app for California's Coastal Commission as part of his $2.5 million settlement for throwing a highly elaborate and highly unauthorized wedding in a protected redwood forest last year, according to SFGate. Parker is reportedly working on a mapping app that'll help people find public beaches, which can sometimes be tricky due to wealthy residents attempting to hide entrances or claim areas as private property.


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Switching from an iPhone to a Nexus 6? Here’s everything you need to know

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00

Switching from an iPhone to a Nexus 6? Here’s everything you need to knowFor some people, switching from Android to iOS or vice versa is a difficult thing to do, not only because they may have invested money in a certain ecosystem via apps and other digital content purchases, but also because they might find it difficult to move the data they care about most, including contacts, pictures, music and others. Luckily, there are official guides for that. After Apple put up a guide for switching from Android to iOS, Google has also set up a special iOS-to-Android page on its Android site, just in time for the arrival of the new Nexus 6 smartphone and ahead of the Android 5.0 Lollipop launch. FROM EARLIER: How to experience Android 5.0’s gorgeous Material Design on your phone right now


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Get a 39-inch LED HDTV for $199.99

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:57

SceptreIt's Black Tuesday! How else to explain such an impossibly good deal on such a spacious TV?>


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Nokia unfolds its Here maps app to broader Android market

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:56

Nokia's Here mapping app is now available in a beta version on all Android phones.The Here beta for Android expands beyond Samsung devices. But there's some friction with the distribution plan.>


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Google bundles Songza with Play Music app

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:49

A new updated to Google Play Music brings integration with Songza for music curation.The company says users will find they can pick music based on the time of day, their mood, or activity.>


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You can now hang out with wild chimpanzees on Google Maps

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:45

You can now hang out with wild chimpanzees on Google MapsGoogle's Street View feature has already transported us from our humble desks to many incredible places around the globe, giving us panoramic virtual views of everywhere from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef. But now it's letting us do do something we've always dreamed of: hang out with chimpanzees in their natural habitat. As shown off in the teaser video below, Google's newest Street View "trek" lets you look around Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, Africa, home to a population of over 100 wild chimpanzees (one of whom is named Google!). ...


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Apple's sales growth slips in China; iPhone 6 delay partly to blame

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:43

Apple's sales growth slips in China; iPhone 6 delay partly to blameRevenue growth dipped last quarter from a year ago partly because the Chinese government delayed approving the iPhone 6, but Apple inventory decisions played a role as well.>


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Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play Store

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:41

Here’s how to find only the best apps on the Google Play StoreThere are lots of apps on the Google Play Store but a lot of them are, quite frankly, junk. However, Android Authority points out that Google has just added a terrific new feature to Google Play that will help you weed out bad apps and only find the ones that have received high praise from Android users. FROM EARLIER: How to experience Android 5.0’s gorgeous Material Design on your phone right now When you search for an app now, you have the option of filtering out all apps that aren’t rated at least four stars or higher. This should hopefully get rid of a lot of the low-quality apps that developers spam out onto the store. Of course, there’s no


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Apple Pay functions internationally with US-based cards, users say

Electronista - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:39
Even though Apple Pay -- launched yesterday with iOS 8.1 -- is nominally supposed to be US-only at the moment, it's already working overseas, anecdotes indicate. In particular the service is functional in Australia, as long as a person is using both US credit cards and region settings on their iPhone. The region toggle is needed to make Apple Pay show as an option....
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Travelers coming from Ebola-stricken countries are now restricted to five US airports

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:30

Travelers coming from Ebola-stricken countries are now restricted to five US airportsStarting Wednesday, travelers who have spent time in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will have to land in one of five airports if they want to gain access to the US, reports USA Today. The Department of Homeland Security announced today that all travelers coming from Ebola-stricken countries will have to go through enhanced screening — screening that currently only takes place in New York City, Chicago, Newark, Washington, and Atlanta.


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Valve pulls game from Steam over Gabe Newell Twitter death threat [u]

Electronista - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:27
[Update: Mike Maulbeck is stepping down from the company] A game has been pulled from the Steam store, after the developer threatened to kill Valve Software's co-founder, Gabe Newell. Mike Maulbeck, the creator of Paranautical Activity, was frustrated at how his creation was incorrectly labeled in the Steam store as an Early Access game, and during a tirade against Valve and Steam on Twitter, wrote "I am going to kill Gabe Newell. He is going to die."...






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You won’t believe that these incredible macroscopic photos are real

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:20

You won’t believe that these incredible macroscopic photos are realThe terrifying picture above is a blister beetle photographed with a Macroscopic Solutions Macropod. The company’s website describes its product as “a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution.” What the Macropod can do is take multiple three-dimensional images, merge them together, and create a single ultra-hi-def image using its software. Macroscopic Solutions’ website goes into specific detail regarding what the Macropod can to do: overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The


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Xbox One update to integrate live TV and Twitter

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:15

The Xbox One November update will let you customize your background.One feature in a November update is a new tab showing most-watched TV programs, including those trending on Twitter.>


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