Apple Music for Android can now save music to SD cards

Apple Music for Android can now save music to SD cards

As if it weren't shocking enough that Apple has an Android app that doesn't try to convince users to switch to iPhones, it has just updated said app with a feature that no iPhone can have. At least technically. Apple Music on Android has been updated with, among other things, support for downloading music to external (micro) SD cards. This, in theory, would allow users to listen to a lot more music offline, more than any iPhone or iPad can handle, at least with current configurations.

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BlackBerry reiterates its commitment to BlackBerry 10 OS

BlackBerry reiterates its commitment to BlackBerry 10 OS

It's admittedly hard to keep a serious and credible face when one of your own broke ranks to basically negate what you officially said earlier. That might be the sentiment that BlackBerry is going through right now when its senior director for APAC product management Damian Tay mentioned the company's eventual transition to an Android-only platform. Although it already said so last month, BlackBerry feels the need to emphasize again its commitment to its own BlackBerry 10 OS, at least for the near future.

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VAIO Phone Biz flaunts Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum

VAIO Phone Biz flaunts Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum

When Sony sold off its VAIO PC brand, it was presumed that the new VAIO company would busy itself with only PCs. Last year, however, the Japanese company unveiled its first ever smartphone, unsurprisingly an Android mobile device. Now it's unveiling its second, and, as the rumors have suggested, it is indeed running Windows 10 Mobile. VAIO Phone Biz, as it is called, is clearly designed for the business man or woman, but with less than "serious business" specs but with a lot of business-class looks.

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Google Play Music podcasts available for some users

Google Play Music podcasts available for some users

That Google was planning to add podcasts to its Play Music service isn't exactly news. We've known that since last year. That it would be coming this month, however, is the big thing, thanks to a slip of the tongue by sportscaster Bill Simmons. Now that the cat is out of the bag, it seems that Google is slowly, very slowly rolling out the service. Thanks to the new A/B testing feature for Google Play apps, some Android users have begun enjoying podcasts on the same app as their music.

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Nintendo’s next mobile game will be on a popular character

Nintendo’s next mobile game will be on a popular character

Nintendo has just revealed some new but very, very small details about its first ever mobile game, like opening up pre-registrations. Suffice it to say, fans, not to mention investors, remain unimpressed. Perhaps sensing the disturbance in the force, the Japanese gaming giant tries to offer its remaining fans, and those putting money into the company, some hope. It's next mobile game will be better. Why? Because it will involve a character that fans are already familiar with. Let the guessing games begin!

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Apple now owes VirnetX more than what Samsung owes it

Apple now owes VirnetX more than what Samsung owes it

Some might call it poetic justice, but that might jumping the gun a bit too early. In a trial held at the East Texas Federal District Court, a notorious site for many patent lawsuits, a jury unanimously declared Apple guilty of infringing on "patent holder" VirnetX's patents in Apple's VPN on Demand feature as well as FaceTime and iMessage. More than that, however, the jury handed down a hefty sum of $625.6 million in damages. In comparison, Samsung is paying, somewhat, Apple $548 million in patent design damages.

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Google removes Samsung-advertised ad blocker for policy violation

Google removes Samsung-advertised ad blocker for policy violation

It's not unusual for apps to be taken off a marketplace, even in Google's somewhat more embracing Play Store. But when that app happens to have come from the most prolific Android OEM, the Internet goes somewhat crazy. Google has, in its officially capacity as the final arbiter of Android's official app store, removed an ad blocking app approved and advertised by Samsung from Google Play Store. Its reason? An almost vague reference to a policy violation that disallows one app from disrupting the functions of another.

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Researchers recommend approving 3-parent babies for boys only

Researchers recommend approving 3-parent babies for boys only

Three-parent babies is a topic under scrutiny and criticism, not unlike genetically modified human embryos. Under request by the U.S. FDA, the Institute of Medicine has evaluated the notion of three-parent babies and has now published its report. In it, the Institute of Medicine recommends that in cases where there’s risk of mitochondrial diseases, three-parent babies should be allowed. But only if the babies produced are boys.

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Yahoo’s restructuring includes laying off 15% of workers

Yahoo’s restructuring includes laying off 15% of workers

Yahoo has announced what it calls an “aggressive strategic plan” that will narrow down its focus and, more importantly for staff, result in a massive round of layoffs. CEO Marissa Mayer said she believes the new plan will “enable us to accelerate Yahoo’s transformation,” but many remain doubtful in light of the company's longstanding struggles. This comes a short while after rumors surfaced stating the company was considering selling off large parts of its business.

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Music Wrap ‘headphones’ are bendy, double as speakers

Music Wrap ‘headphones’ are bendy, double as speakers

Earbuds and headphones, despite their differences, are all largely the same. That can’t be said for Music Wrap, though, a pair of wireless Bluetooth 'headphones' that are bendable and waterproof, and only vaguely similar to what we've come to understand headphones as being. Says the maker, Music Wrap is the most "versatile listening experience" available and suitable for everyday life.

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Bambooti makes your Macbook elegant with real wood covers

Bambooti makes your Macbook elegant with real wood covers

MacBooks are attractive on their own, of course, but sometimes you need something a little different, a little more natural and earthy. Enter Bambooti and its array of thin wooden covers for Apple's laptops. These covers don’t just look like wood — they’re made from real bamboo, black ash, cherry, walnut, and other wood options, but they’re ultra thin at less than a millimeter.

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