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Post-update Windows 10 PCs crash when Kindle is plugged in

Post-update Windows 10 PCs crash when Kindle is plugged in

Some Kindles are crashing PCs that have received the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, an issue that has come to light shortly after news that many webcams were broken by the update. According to recent reports, when some Kindles are plugged into these PCs, the computer will crash, resulting in a blue screen of death and forcing the computer to reboot. The extent of the issue isn’t known at this time, as the information about it largely comes from affected Kindle/PC owners. Judging by these reports, though, the Kindle Paperwhite seems to be particularly affected.

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YouTube TV gets a facelift

YouTube TV gets a facelift

If you watch YouTube on your smart TV or via a set-top-box device, you’ll be familiar with YouTube’s TV interface, one that differs in significant ways from the desktop and mobile versions. The interface is designed to play well with TV navigation, more so now that YouTube has refreshed the TV design with small but significant changes. Among other things, it is now easier to browse YouTube content on the big (living room) screen.

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Google Drive adds support for file homescreen shortcuts

Google Drive adds support for file homescreen shortcuts

Google pushed out an update for the Android version of its Google Drive app this week; several changes come with the update, the primary one being new support for adding file shortcuts to the homescreen. The app is also a little more convenient for those who primarily manage their Drive account using mobile devices — it is now possible to alter the account’s storage plan from within the mobile app rather than having to fire up a laptop.

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PlayStation 4 update 4.0 will bring long-awaited folders, UI refresh

PlayStation 4 update 4.0 will bring long-awaited folders, UI refresh

The PlayStation 4 is great as long as you ignore the incredibly lacking interface. Owners have long requested that Sony add some kind of organizational tool for better sorting the content on the homescreen, something that would at least make it easier to keep favorite games front-and-center. Sony is, finally, giving owners that ability and more with the upcoming 4.0 update, the beta of which arrives soon.

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eBay for iOS adds Touch ID support and ‘One Time Password’

eBay for iOS adds Touch ID support and ‘One Time Password’

eBay has updated its mobile apps, and while the Android update is pretty small (it just adds Android Wear support), the iOS update adds a couple of big features: support for Touch ID and a new one time password feature. Both features aim to improve the app’s overall security, and the Touch ID support in particular has long been requested by users. The one time password option will also be coming to the desktop and Android versions of the service.

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Pokemon GO update tries to prevent driving while playing

Pokemon GO update tries to prevent driving while playing

Niantic has pushed out another Pokemon GO update, and first among the changes is an effort to curb driving while playing. After updating, players will be reminded not to play Pokemon GO if they’re “traveling above a certain speed,” per Niantic’s wording. The game will require the player to confirm they aren’t driving in order to keep playing, presumably when the game detects they’re going over that ‘certain speed.’ As well, the update fixes some more bugs, enables nickname changes, and more.

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Gboard for iOS gets support for French, Spanish and more

Gboard for iOS gets support for French, Spanish and more

Google's Gboard for iOS has been updated with support for additional languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. To coincide with the additional language support is a global launch of the keyboard app, which makes it easier to send someone a GIF or other things directly from the iPhone's keyboard. Google has also packed some new features into the app including smart GIF suggestions.

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Pokemon GO launches in Central and South America

Pokemon GO launches in Central and South America

Pokemon GO players are still as fervent as ever, and now more gamers can join their ranks — the company behind the game has announced an expansion into Central and South America, marking the latest regions where the game is (officially) available to download. The expansion comes just in time for the Rio Olympics, and is joined by a handful of other changes, namely fixes for two big bugs players have been vocal about.

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Google Maps for iOS gets multi-stop road trip capability

Google Maps for iOS gets multi-stop road trip capability

iOS users with Google Maps on their devices haven't been able to use something that Android users of Google Maps have taken for granted for a while in the form of the ability to setup navigation for road trips that have more than one stop. iOS users can now make those multi stop road trips using the iOS Google Maps apps so you can route yourself to stores, restaurants, or other points of interest on your way to your final destination.

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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get WiFi calling update on AT&T

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge get WiFi calling update on AT&T

AT&T has rolled out WiFi calling to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The carrier announced the software update and its features on Wednesday, with WiFi calling being the big change that comes with it. The update is being delivered as firmware over the air (FOTA); if you have either handset on the carrier, you may have already seen it arrive, otherwise check your device for updates to grab the download.

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DOOM’s big free update tomorrow brings two multiplayer modes

DOOM’s big free update tomorrow brings two multiplayer modes

Bethesda Softworks will release a big free update for DOOM (2016) tomorrow, the second of its kind for the title. This particular update adds a pair of new multiplayer game modes, addressing the mostly justified criticism about the game’s lackluster multiplayer experience. The new game modes are comprised of capture-the-flag with a single flag and moving bases and a capture-and-hold mode where gamers take control of specific zones.

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Dropbox AdminX tools make life easier for IT

Dropbox AdminX tools make life easier for IT

Dropbox wants to make things easier for business users, and so it is rolling out new "AdminX" tools. These tools aim to make things easier for administrators controlling the Dropbox accounts, including providing a central place for them to control which users have access to specific files and folders. The overall admin experience has been ‘reimagined,’ as well, so that it is more intuitive than in the past. Dropbox says it has made the changes in part based on feedback about what account admins want.

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