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Google Glass Glassware apps stack up: Winkfeed, YouTube, Hangouts

Google Glass Glassware apps stack up: Winkfeed, YouTube, Hangouts

This week a collection of apps in the Glassware category have arrived for users of the Google Glass headset. This device is one that's currently still in a limited release mode, but having just entered a phase that just about edges up on the first full release of the machine, developers are taking hold. What we're seeing today is a set of 3 new apps and two new updates to previously solid apps.

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iTunes and App Store Best of 2013

iTunes and App Store Best of 2013

With the end of 2013 closing in, Apple's annual App Store and iTunes numbers are in, and among them we find an eclectic mix of apps, albums, movies, books, and other varied content categories. Not surprisingly, "Candy Crush" topped the free iPhone apps chart, beating out Google's YouTube app and similar, while Macklemore makes a double appearance on the music charts, Gravity trumps all other movies, and Happy Tree Friends takes top slot in the podcast category. Read on to find out what other content took 2013 by storm.

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Samsung GamePad turns mobile devices into full-blown gaming consoles

Samsung GamePad turns mobile devices into full-blown gaming consoles

Samsung has released "GamePad", a gaming controller that attaches to a smartphone or tablet for a console-like mobile gaming experience. The GamePad has a telescoping cradle that accommodates mobile devices turned sideways for devices ranging in width from 4 inches to 6.3 inches. The GamePad connects wirelessly to the mobile device via Bluetooth, so physical attachment to the controller isn't necessary.

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BeLuvv Guardian bracelet lets iOS users setup perimeter, keep track of children

BeLuvv Guardian bracelet lets iOS users setup perimeter, keep track of children

Children are like ninjas -- there one moment, and somehow ten feet away in that second you glanced elsewhere. Taking your kid to a crowded amusement park or other event, especially if more than one child is involved, presents its own stresses, and BeLuvv hopes to ease those worries. The Guardian bracelet is a cute and visually unremarkable device that works in conjunction with an iOS device, offering a variety of features for keeping track of a child.

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Led Zeppelin Spotify deal is exclusive – to a point

Led Zeppelin Spotify deal is exclusive – to a point

There's been word that one of the last major hold-outs in the streaming music business, Led Zeppelin, was in negotiations with several companies since early this year. Now that they've officially joined up with Spotify for their entire official record collection, it would appear that Spotify has won the battle - according to a NYTimes release from January, several companies were still in the running for rights. With Rhapsody, Rdio, and Deezer having also been on the list, there's a distinct possibility that Spotify's "exclusive" launch wont last for long.

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Gmail app Vacation Responder live: holidays truly begin

Gmail app Vacation Responder live: holidays truly begin

This holiday season the folks responsible for the Gmail app for Android have added the ability to set an instant-response email to incoming emails, a service that's existed in the web browser-based interface for some time. This feature will allow users to set up and respond to all emails - or select contacts - for a certain number of days.

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