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NORAD to track Santa this year via apps and PCs

NORAD to track Santa this year via apps and PCs

Parents with kids looking forward to Santa coming on Christmas Eve have been keeping up with where Santa is each year with help from NORAD. NORAD is the North American Aerospace Defense Command that spends most of the year keeping an eye on the security of America. Each year at Christmas NORAD, switches to tracking Santa to the delight of kids everywhere.

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Logitech PowerShell iPhone gamepad hands-on

Logitech PowerShell iPhone gamepad hands-on

The iPhone has already propelled casual gaming into one of the biggest app segments in the industry: now, with iOS 7 and the Logitech PowerShell gamepad, those apps are getting the controller they've been crying out for. Building on the new MFI ("Made For iPhone") controller profile that's part of iOS 7, the $99.99 pad offers a familiar set of controls to clip around an iPhone or iPod touch, as well as a backup battery good for roughly a full charge. We grabbed some hands-on time ahead of the launch; read on for our first impressions.

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iOS 7.1 software update to bring performance boost

iOS 7.1 software update to bring performance boost

Fear not, all you users looking for another update to iOS 7 nary a month after you've seen the first, there's an iOS 7.1 coming your way sooner than later. This week there's an iOS 7.1 beta appearing for developers only, looking to see prime-time for the rest of the world likely before the month is finished (if precedence leads us in the right direction).

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Windows Phone jumps in Europe but US still loves Android and iOS

Windows Phone jumps in Europe but US still loves Android and iOS

Windows Phone has hit double-digits in two European markets and averages 9.2-percent in Europe as a whole, new figures suggest, though Microsoft's smartphone platform still lags well behind iOS and Android, particularly in the US. Sales of Windows Phone devices - the majority of which are from Nokia's Lumia range - in the UK and France hit 12.0- and 10.8-percent respectively, Kantar Worldpanel calculates, in the three month period up until the end of August 2013.

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