Google releases free Podcasts app for Android; iOS version yet to come

Google releases free Podcasts app for Android; iOS version yet to come

TL;DR Download Google Podcasts here The app is free and lets you download shows for offline listening Podcasts are currently audio-only Google has not announced a release date for an iOS version

Google announced the launch of a free standalone podcast app for Android today, called simply Google Podcasts. It exists separately from Google Play Music (GPM) and the video podcasts available on YouTube. Google... Read More »

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Adobe Scan now makes contacts out of business cards and Microsoft Office can edit PDF files

Adobe Scan now makes contacts out of business cards and Microsoft Office can edit PDF files

The 135 million monthly users of Microsoft Office 365 can rejoice after Adobe announced a new partnership that will bring PDF services directly to all online versions of Microsoft's office suite. On Tuesday, Adobe also announced updates to the Adobe Scan app, the Adobe Sign app, and the Adobe Document Cloud

"Whether onboarding an employee, signing up a new customer, or completing a critical sales contract, great experiences start where the document does," said Ashley Still, vice president of Digital... Read More »

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Steam Summer Sale 2018: How to get the best game deals

Steam Summer Sale 2018: How to get the best game deals

With every summer comes warm sandy beaches, snowcones, weekend barbecues -- and an annual Steam game sale. Valve hasn't officially confirmed that it's starting on Thursday, but all indications currently point at that square on your calendar.

But one does not merely walk into a Steam sale. Specific deals can be hard to surface (and the game may be even cheaper elsewhere), payments can be declined, and people of low moral fiber may be looking to steal passwords. But if you... Read More »

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The 4 best Microsoft Office 365 'Fluent Design' features

The 4 best Microsoft Office 365 'Fluent Design' features

Microsoft announced some major changes to Office 365 this week, as it continues to feel the heat from Google Docs, which costs less and has built a reputation for simplicity and fluid collaboration. The changes -- which you may be seeing already -- include a trimmed-down ribbon interface, sharper icons and new color schemes, and a more tightly integrated search function. Let's walk you through the best new things about the Office 365 refresh.

1. The ribbon interface... Read More »

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E3 2018: The 4 best Android and iOS games you will want to play

E3 2018: The 4 best Android and iOS games you will want to play

With the whirlwind of this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo gratefully winding down, we can now dissect the highlights of the video game industry's premier annual showcase. As we predicted, Android and iOS games grabbed some of the spotlight that's historically been dominated by big-budget console games like Halo, Uncharted, and The Legend of Zelda. Here are the mobile games announcements from E3 2018 that every Android and iPhone gamer should check out.

1. Bethesda Game Studios... Read More »

Topics: Entertainment , Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Games

How to install iOS 12 now

How to install iOS 12 now

From four new Animoji, tongue detection, and personalized Memoji to group Facetime, new Siri shortcuts, Screen Time limits, the Measure app, Photos improvements, refreshed News, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Books apps, a Do Not Disturb mode, a faster CPU, and improved performance on older devices, Apple's iOS 12 will bring a wealth of long-needed updates and optimizations to your iPhone and iPad's operating system when it ships.

So if you're chomping at the byte to update to Apple's latest mobile OS,... Read More »

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E3 2018 predictions: What to expect in mobile gaming

E3 2018 predictions: What to expect in mobile gaming

While game developers are eagerly shoehorning a battle royale mode anywhere it will fit, their annual Electronic Entertainment Expo kicking off this weekend is a war of a different kind. Tens of thousands are expected to marvel at the dizzying kaleidoscope of sound and vision known as the E3 show floor, where deep-pocketed companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft will be spending big to architect the most dazzling booths in the building.

But lest you think that... Read More »

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Get ready to install MacOS Mojave

Get ready to install MacOS Mojave

Apple has scheduled MacOS Mojave to ship this fall, with a public beta expected to arrive by the end of June. But why wait until the last minute to get ready for the next significant release of MacOS when you can get some preparations out of the way now?

Apple works hard to make major software updates run error-free. But it can take a few hours to download and then install a big software release, so it's wise to do... Read More »

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Clean out junk files in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10

Clean out junk files in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10

Just like your fridge, a computer's storage space needs to be cleaned out every once in a while to keep things running smoothly. "Temporary" files can get left behind permanently, and big updates to Windows may create many gigabytes of backup files that you never end up using. However, many junk file cleaning apps go too far, such as deleting your web browser cache, which will refill itself anyway over time and whose files help you load websites faster.... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software

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Apple to bring iOS 12 apps to MacOS Mojave

Apple to bring iOS 12 apps to MacOS Mojave

Mac users can be a surprisingly accepting group. We loved the first jet-aged iMacs. We embraced Mac OS X's lickable interface. We even suffered through ergonomically challenging hockey-puck mice. We'll follow Apple anywhere if we can take MacOS with us.

Whereas other software companies have struggled to blend their platforms -- from Microsoft's effort to create universal apps for its Windows desktop and mobile devices to Google's work to bring Android apps to Chromebooks -- Apple has largely... Read More »

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