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Microsoft SkyDrive becomes OneDrive

CNET Update has its head in the cloud:

Bridget is back in this episode of CNET Update. Many thanks to Jeff Bakalar and Shara Tibken for being fantastic guest hosts for the past few days. In today's tech-news roundup:

- Learn why Microsoft changed the name of its online storage service.

- Score free online storage from Pogoplug if you're a Sprint customer.

- Tap into Sprint's faster 4G LTE speeds in more areas and learn about the Spark service.

- Discover how Google is growing its artificial intelligence talent with the acquisition of DeepMind.

- See … Read more

Facebook bites back

Facebook pokes Princeton back:

In this episode of Update:

- Facebook does some of its own research in response to Princeton's paper.

- Rare NES game fetches thousands on eBay.

- Is a new Apple TV incoming?

- The Macintosh celebrates 30 years.

- Bitcoin is now being accepted at TigerDirect.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 coming March 11?

There's nothing like ending the week with a few fresh Windows rumors.

First up, the target release date for Windows 8.1 Update 1 -- the relatively minor update coming to Windows 8.1 this spring -- is allegedly March 11, according to one of my accurate and trusted sources. Yes, that's a Patch Tuesday. Given that Microsoft will likely deliver Update 1 to Windows 8.1 users via Windows Update, this seems pretty believable to me.

Windows leaker WZor previously indicated that Windows 8.1 Update 1 would likely be released to manufacturing in March, but didn'… Read more

Which smartphone users are the biggest data hogs?

Why texting while walking should be illegal:

In this episode of Update:

- iPhone 5S users are total data hogs.

- AOL lands with Gravity.

- A new strategy for Nintendo?

- TiVo lays off most of its hardware team.

- Texting while walking makes you a big dummy.

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BlackBerry may have some life left with Pentagon order

CNET Update talks BlackBerry, Apple and Samsung, and Facebook.

In this episode of CNET Update:

- BlackBerry lands a large Defense Department order.

- A judge pares down Samsung's patent claim against Apple.

- Facebook could lose 80 percent of its users, according to a study.

- Snapchat makes sure users are real people.

- China experiences an Internet glitch.

- Edward Snowden will participate in a Q&A.

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Verizon buys Intel's TV business to boost Fios

CNET Update talks Verizon and Intel, Amazon, and HP.

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Verizon buys Intel's Internet-based TV business.

- Amazon may ship items before you even order them.

- HP brings back Windows 7.

- Beats Music service launches for iPhone and Android.

- Apple may unveil the iPhone 6 in June in two larger screen sizes.

- Apple can now fix your cracked iPhone 5C screen in the store.

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Obama calls for NSA reforms but defends agency

CNET Update talks the NSA, Google, and Samsung.

In this episode of CNET Update:

- President Obama calls for NSA reforms on phone records.

- Google develops smart contact lenses for diabetics.

- The first Tizen phone is canceled in Japan.

- HTC reportedly preps a bigger HTC One.

- Nintendo slashes Wii U sales projections.

- YouTube previews Super Bowl ads.

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Netflix gets its first Oscars nod with 'The Square'

CNET Update talks Netflix, T-Mobile, Facebook, and Target.

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Netflix gets an Oscar nod.

- T-Mobile plans a Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert.

- Mark Zuckerberg signs up for Mobile World Congress.

- Facebook takes a cue from Twitter with "Trending."

- Target covers a year of credit monitoring for hack victims.

- eBay may open an online mall to lure brands.

- Samsung introduces the much-rumored Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.

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Chrome users mad at Google for switching up scroll controls

Several Google Chrome forum boards are lighting up with complaints about scroll bar changes. Apparently, people running Windows, and possibly other operating systems, have seen their scroll bars slim down and drop vertical scrolling arrows -- making Web navigation difficult.

"When I got on today I noticed that the scrollbar has changed from one with little boxes with arrows on each end you can click to one that you have to drag," forum contributor Bethany Rice wrote last week. "I was just wondering if its possible to switch back to the other one because this one is … Read more

Apple to refund millions for in-app purchases

CNET Update talks Apple, Google, and the NSA:

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Apple's refunding at least $32.5 million for kids' in-app purchases.

- Apple CEO Tim Cook is feeling pretty good about China.

- Google is trying to conserve your mobile data usage through Chrome.

- The NSA is using radio waves to tap into computers that aren't connected to the Internet.

- A new Blackphone tries to quash the surveillance threat.

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