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Report: Flickr re-redesign will drop ugly purple toolbar

A Flickr redesign expected in coming weeks will eliminate the purple menu bar across Yahoo's photo-sharing site, according to a report by Recode's Kara Swisher.

Yahoo has been involved in a years-long redesign effort for Flickr, a formerly dominant photo-sharing site that was slow to adapt to the arrival of smartphone photography and photo-sharing tools like Instagram. The redesign so far has brought a continuous-scrolling wallpaper of images to many parts of the site, put more emphasis on Flickr community aspects like following and sharing, and given pages for photos a black background. Unlike rivals such as 500px, … Read more

Amazon may soon unveil its Web TV box

CNET Update is coming soon to an Amazon box near you:

In this episode of Update:

- Speculate over the latest buzz about Amazon's mystery TV box for streaming video. Could it also stream video games?

- Manage YouTube playlists easier with the recent site redesign.

- Send cute stickers to the one friend that still uses BlackBerry Messenger.

- Test Xbox One software for bugs before updates are released.

- Get better coverage on Sprint if you're one of the few to try out Wi-Fi calling.

- Require selfies for entry to your next event with the … Read more

Firefox to put ads in new tabs

CNET Update only plays Flappy Bert:

In this episode of Update:

- Get set to spot sponsored websites when opening up new tabs in your Firefox browser.

- See if you're one of the few with the new Twitter profile (which happens to look like a Facebook page).

- Get a software update for your Prius to fix a hybrid-system defect.

- Avoid downloading Flappy Bird apps from third-party Android app stores. It's likely malware disguised as the over-hyped game.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for … Read more

Sonic the Hedgehog sports new look in spin-off

CNET Update would look cooler in a scarf:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn about the "kill switch" and why California wants to require all mobile devices to come with one.

- Go scan-happy in your home using Amazon's Flow shopping tool on the iPhone.

- Check out the new design for Sonic and his friends in the Sonic Boom game and cartoon.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, new apps, and what's ahead. Subscribe … Read more

Spotify mobile music is free - with a catch

CNET Update has a message for Santa:

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Stream Spotify for free on your phone, but you'll have limited control over what plays.

- Get schooled on Dell's new Chromebook 11 -- not to be confused with the HP Chromebook 11.

- Don't hold your breath waiting for that Facebook News Feed redesign from March. It may never come.

- Send your friends voicemails from Santa. He knows if you've been naughty or nice, but he might not know how to pronounce your name.

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Tweetbot 3 for iPhone gets redesigned and a rise in price

Tweetbot, one of the top Twitter client apps for iPhone, released a major redesign on Thursday that is wholly inspired by Apple's iOS 7.

With the same bright colors, flat planes, and animated icons, Tweetbot 3 looks and feels very different from its earlier versions. Tapbots, the company behind the app, said it redesigned Tweetbot "from the ground up" for Apple's newest operating system.

"Tweetbot has slimmed down to look and feel more like iOS 7 and has also gained a lot of charm and speed in the process," Tapbots wrote in the app … Read more

High-tech money -- redesigned $100 bill gets security features

Come Tuesday, people should begin to see colorful newly redesigned $100 bills in circulation. This is good news for shops and businesses that need to verify the money and bad news for counterfeiters.

The Federal Reserve Board, which hasn't been shuttered in the government shutdown, announced that the new Benjamin Franklins will make their debut chockfull of security features -- most notably a blue 3D security ribbon and a color-changing image of the Liberty Bell.

The security ribbon is said to be easy for people to verify but difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. It's a blue ribbon woven … Read more

Bing News brings trending stories from Facebook, Twitter

Microsoft overhauled its Bing News search page on Thursday to highlight more trending stories -- both from around the Web and on social media.

"Today's news is propelled by 'likes' and 'tweets' and headlines rise and fall in less time than it takes to eat lunch," Bing wrote in a blog post. "That's why we've refreshed Bing News to make it easier for you to stay on top of the stuff you care about."

Those tweets and Facebook posts that get retweeted and liked gazillions of times will now make it to Bing … Read more

Next iPhone could read your fingerprints

CNET Update will thumb wrestle an iPhone:

In this episode of Update:

- Expect fingerprint scanning in a future iPhone after biometric reader code was found in iOS 7.

- Don't let Dora invade dad's Netflix recommendations with new profiles rolling out in August.

- Access Comedy Central stand-up on the Xbox without paying for a cable subscription.

- Reap the benefits of the Overstock and Amazon book-pricing battle.

- See if Sprint's 4G LTE is available in your town, now that it added coverage to 41 markets.

- Check out the new free Zagat website and appsRead more

Google adds color labels to its Calendar app for Android

For those extra-organized people, Google has updated its Calendar app for Android to add color labels and a new date and time tool.

The color labels palette lets users customize events or calendar listings with a choice of 24 colors. Certain important dates can be highlighted in different colors to especially catch users' attention.

As far as putting in certain events, the redesigned date and time tool lets users customize time zones and schedule events to be repeated on certain days, weeks, or months.

In other Google news, the tech giant also announced on Wednesday that it's revamping … Read more