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Hi again: Apple's 'lost' iWork features find their way back

Apple's iWork is slowly but surely getting back to its old form.

The company on Thursday updated its iWork suite with several features it took out of the latest launch. The biggest update is the addition of customized toolbars -- a feature power users enjoyed in previous versions but were sad to see go in the latest option.

Apple was hit with user complaints recently after the company updated iWork without some of the features its long-time users had liked using. The company earlier this month posted a notice, saying that while some of the features in iWork '09 … Read more

The end of an era as Winamp shuts down

CNET Update whips the llama:

In this episode of Update:

- Download Winamp before AOL pulls the plug on the media player next month.

- Rejoice for Windows Phone users as more big-name apps arrive, including Instagram and Waze.

- Keep track of places you want to visit with Pinterest's new Place Pins tool.

- Automatically backup your iPhone or iPad photos to the cloud with the new SkyDrive app.

- Show your hate for Google (huh?) with Microsoft's Scroogled gear.

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Carriers reject idea of phone kill switch

CNET Update is a steal:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn what you can do to foil phone thieves, since carriers won't thwart theft with a kill switch.

- Translate languages with Word Lens on Google Glass, as developers begin making more complex apps for the headpiece.

- Compare the Logitech PowerShell iPhone game controller case with the Moga Ace Power snap-on controller. Both devices were unveiled this week for the holiday shopping season.

- Check out CNET's review of the Xbox One, Microsoft's new console that hits stores Friday.

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Moga iPhone controller makes unique gift

CNET Update is a button masher:

In this episode of Update:

- Check out the first iOS game controller case, the Moga Ace Power. Moga has created game controllers for Android phones, but this is the company's first for iPhones and iPods.

- Trade-in a water-damaged iPhone or iPad at an Apple store if you can dry it out and get it working again.

- Watch more on Apple TV with the new Yahoo and PBS channels.

- Give parents piece of mind (at a high price) with the Filip Smartwatch for young children.

- Score a free unlimited … Read more

Apple iOS 7.1 beta adds UI tweaks, including dark keyboard setting

Apple has just released iOS 7 to registered developers. While still incremental, it's got a few noticeable feature updates yet for the young OS.

The update, currently in beta, includes some bug fixes and user interface tweaks. For example, users can now toggle back and forth between a light and dark colored keyboard, better for use in dark settings. The update also lets iPhone 5S users upload "burst mode" photos -- taken in rapid fire by holding down the shutter button -- into the photo stream.

Another feature that helps customize the experience is the ability to … Read more

Blue-light glitch taints PS4's hot launch

CNET Update tries turning it off and on again:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn why a pulsing blue light has some PlayStation 4 owners stressed out. A small percentage of the first batch of PS4s seem to be defective.

- Get twice as much storage in the limited-edition Ouya, sold in North America for $130.

- Fling videos from a Kindle to the TV -- and learn other new tablet tricks -- with the Kindle Fire OS 3.1 update.

- Stream live and recorded shows from a cable box to another TV using the new Slingbox Roku app. … Read more

Google Play Music arrives for iOS

CNET Update changes its tune:

In this episode of Update:

- Crank up Google Play Music on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Google's streaming music service launched for Android over the summer, but the iOS version was delayed by months. The app stores 20,000 songs for free online and has custom radio stations, but paying $10 a month gives you access to a library of millions of songs to play on demand.

- Learn how the FCC is pushing carriers to unlock phones when a customer's contract is fulfilled.

- Check out the Lumia 2520, Nokia'… Read more

Nest app 4.0 improves thermostat, makes room for smoke detector

If you have a Nest Learning Thermostat, you may have noticed a software update this morning. That's Nest 4.0. It's a total redesign of the Android and iOS mobile apps (the Web app got a makeover, too). And here's what it means for you.

The first thing you'll notice is that you no longer will you have to switch your phone from portrait to landscape mode to view your settings or turn your thermostat to Away.

You will be able to see the outside temperature in the top-left corner, complete with images depicting the current … Read more

YouTube users protest Google+ requirement

CNET Update battles with ASCII art:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn why YouTubers are angry about the Google+ integration in comments. Some are hoping a Change.org petition will sway Google to go back to the old system.

- Don't use the charger that came with the HP Chromebook 11. Google and HP are pulling the laptop from stores because the charger may overheat.

- Get a free smoothie at Jamba Juice for paying with the new Isis Mobile Wallet -- that is, if your Android smartphone is compatible.

- See how the redesigned MapQuest app compares … Read more

Install PS4 updates via a USB flash drive

A software update will be available for PlayStation 4 owners as soon as they power on the system. While the update isn't required (single player games can still be played without an Internet connection), it is recommend that you install it to receive the full benefits of Sony's latest console.

There are two methods for installing the update: directly onto an Internet-connected PlayStation 4 or with a USB flash drive. The latter can be utilized for those who don't have an Internet connection readily available.

Here's how to do it:

Step one: Insert a USB drive … Read more