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Review: FileThis Fetch is your digital secretary for paperless statements

FileThis is a service that collects online statements and makes them available to you in one place via cloud storage or locally on your computer. The FileThis Fetch app works well with many online financial institutions such as banks and moneylenders as well as merchants and service companies. Whether you want to stay on top of personal finance or manage small business expenses, FileThis Fetch might suit your needs.

After the installation, you will be required to create a FileThis account. The free service allows up to six free connections (statements) with a paid premium option of $5/month for … Read more

Amazon could have an Android game console

CNET Update is gearing up for Android gaming season:

In this episode of Update:

- Get details on the latest report about Amazon working on a game system.

- Learn about the other Android-based consoles coming to the market, including the Nvidia Shield, which is said to be selling out in stores.

- Prepare for another Surface tablet, as Nvidia is hard at work on the sequel.

- Stream videos from an Apple mobile device to a Roku with the iOS app update.

- Know how to spot the ads in the Google Maps app for Android and iOS.

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Export your data from Catch Notes before it shuts down

Catch Notes sent out an e-mail this week stating that service will be terminated August 30, 2013. According to the e-mail, the company is "headed in a different direction," and evidently your notes are not invited for the ride.

After the end of the month, Catch Notes and AK Notepad will have their sync and collaboration abilities discontinued, and the app and Web interface will stop working. So now it's time to export your data and move on. Here's how:

Step 1: Log in to your Catch account on the Web. The export tool that the … Read more

Apple power adapter security flaw to be patched in iOS 7

A security flaw in Apple's iOS 6 that could theoretically allow malware to be uploaded to iOS devices via a malicious power adapter will be patched in the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, Apple said Wednesday.

The hack, dubbed Mactrans by the three researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology who discovered the flaw, was demonstrated Wednesday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. The trio announced in June that they had developed a proof-of-concept that showed how a malicious iPhone charger lets them hack into the mobile device running the latest version of … Read more

New non-Retina iPad Minis hinted at in iOS 7 code

Mention of three new models of iPad Mini have been spotted in a pre-release version of Apple's upcoming iOS 7, but seemingly without a key hardware feature many are hoping for.

Pointing to hidden iOS 7 code sent in by a developer, 9to5Mac notes mention of iPad models "2,8," "2,9," and "2,10" which represent higher numbers than Apple's existing trio of iPad Minis, which are listed in code as "2,5," "2,6," and "2,7."

The new models also have a reference … Read more

iOS 7 beta 4 refines design of call buttons

Apple continues to refine certain elements in iOS 7 as seen in the fourth beta released on Monday.

The phone buttons that appear in response to an incoming call are now less text-heavy, as noted by AppleInsider. The buttons for "remind me later" and "respond with text" have been renamed to simply "remind me" and "message" with icons to represent their roles.

All the call buttons, including those for decline and answer, also have received a small aesthetic change. Their transparency has been reduced so they now appear almost opaque. Apple received … Read more

How the new Nexus 7 and iPad Mini compare

Last year's Nexus 7 kicked off the small-tablet movement and predated the iPad Mini, with an aggressive price and comfortable design, but a set of features that were slightly bare-bones (no rear camera). The iPad Mini offered a deeper feature set, but the new Nexus 7 has taken the lead -- at least, on paper -- once again.

Screen The new Nexus 7 has a 1,920x1,200-pixel 16:10 7-inch display, whereas the iPad Mini has a larger 4:3, 7.9-inch display at only 1,024x768 pixels. The iPad Mini's screen was bigger and better than … Read more

The trick to opening iTunes links in Chrome for iOS

If you use Chrome on your iPhone or iPad and have stumbled across an iTunes link, then you've encountered a wall of text when you tapped on that link. Next, you likely copied the link and returned to the waiting arms of Safari to open it. Thanks to Amit Agarwal on his blog, Digital Inspiration, I now know a simple way to open iTunes links in Chrome for iOS.

When greeted with that wall of text, which is just the HTML code for the iTunes page in question, tap what Amit amusingly calls the Hamburger button that sits just … Read more

iOS 7 beta 3 brings bug fixes, other improvements

As expected, Apple on Monday released its third beta of iOS 7, exactly two weeks after it came out with the second iteration of the software for developers.

The release is in line with earlier speculation that the company planned to dole out betas in two-week cycles.

The new version includes some general performance improvements and fixes a number of issues that had cropped up in the second beta, including problems with iCloud, AirPlay, and the Messages application.

The user interface received a few tweaks as well, including more transparent folders, redesigned music controls, and the calendar now shows which … Read more

How to move your Astrid data to Wunderlist

Astrid sent out an e-mail newsletter stating that its service will come to a close on August 5, 2013. Whether it's to-do lists, movies you want to see, or the details of a project, you'll probably want to save them before the service shuts down. Luckily, Astrid has teamed up with several other project management companies to make the transition simple. One such company is 6Wunderkinder, the creators of Wunderlist.

Although Wunderlist doesn't look much like Astrid, it does offer a lot of similar features. You can make notes on tasks, create lists with check boxes, and … Read more