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Fitbit Surge update doubles battery life, adds running alerts

Fitbit Surge update doubles battery life, adds running alerts

Fitbit my be the darling of the fitness wearable market, but it has seen increased competition, and sometimes even lawsuits, in a once niche industry. To stay on top of its rivals, it needs to continuously update its existing devices with new features, without requiring users to buy a new one. Almost a year old now, the Fitbit Surge is getting another major update, the last one rolled out last March, which not only adds a new mode to the smartwatch but also improves its longevity.

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Gmail adds block and unsubscribe options for Android, web

Gmail adds block and unsubscribe options for Android, web

Email — it’s great most of the time, but like all things, it can be annoying at other times. One of those times is when someone you don’t like keeps emailing you — an annoying distant uncle who is somehow under the impression you’ve won the lottery, or someone you ticked off in the comments section of a website at some point. Equally annoying are subscription emails you don’t remember signing up for and can’t seem to unsubscribe from.

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New Xbox One Experience preview goes out to some testers

New Xbox One Experience preview goes out to some testers

Microsoft has been teasing major changes coming to the Xbox One later this year and most are probably excited about the promised backward compatibility with Xbox 360 games. But while that in itself is of course a major highlight, November's update will of course feature a lot more than that. Now for the first time, this New Xbox One Experience is rolling out to a subset, not all, of the console's preview program members, delivering the public's first hands-on brush with a new interface that's promised to be faster at getting things done.

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Xbox 360 update brings 2GB of cloud storage to previous gen

Xbox 360 update brings 2GB of cloud storage to previous gen

All eyes are naturally on the current generation of gaming consoles, but fortunately for Xbox 360 owners, Microsoft hasn't completely forgotten about them. Yet. The company has finally rolled out its latest system update, collating the previews and features that it has been teasing so far. And while the update brings a lot of new features to the fore, perhaps the highlight feature would be the expanded 2 GB cloud storage. Almost ironically, it's more meant to support the Xbox One than just the Xbox 360 alone.

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iTunes 12.3 update brings two-step verification security

iTunes 12.3 update brings two-step verification security

While you might be busy updating your iPhone or iPad to the latest iOS 9, you might want to also check the iTunes program sitting on your Mac or PC. How on the heels of the rollout of the latest version of the mobile platform, Apple is also pushing out version 12.3 of iTunes out the door. Aside from the expected support for iOS 9 and the upcoming OS X 10.11 El Capitan, this version adds a long overdue two-factor authentication to help protect users' accounts.

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Dropbox’s iPhone app has been overhauled for iOS 9

Dropbox’s iPhone app has been overhauled for iOS 9

Dropbox has announced an update for its iOS app, one that is spurred by the advent of iOS 9 and the upcoming arrival of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new app brings a myriad of improvements over the last version, including a simplification that makes the overall use process more pleasant. One example is a new downward-facing arrow next to folders and files that, when tapped, pulls up an action menu.

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Todoist updates desktop and web apps, plugin with new look

Todoist updates desktop and web apps, plugin with new look

Todoist it has revealed a major update today, and among the changes (of which there are many) is a complete rehash of the company’s desktop and web apps, and its plug-in. The new interface is, says Todoist, cleaner and brighter, and with more spacious arrangements thanks to list rows. A total of 10 customizable themes are available (for the top navigation menu, anyway), the icons have been refreshed, and the design has been given a focus on responsiveness (meaning it’ll play well with different window sizes).

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iOS 9 download error? Try iTunes (no, really)

iOS 9 download error? Try iTunes (no, really)

This morning iOS 9 was released by Apple to the public for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Along with this release came a bit of an error for users attempting to download remotely. Tapping the Update button on one's own iPhone results in a failed download for some users. As it were, the iTunes-based update from a user's connected Mac or PC seems to be the trick - no errors yet reported.

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WatchOS 2 delayed: No new Apple Watch software today

WatchOS 2 delayed: No new Apple Watch software today

Early today Apple made note that they will not be releasing WatchOS 2 as planned for this early afternoon for the Apple Watch. This software will be delayed until a later date, until a time at which Apple can clear up whatever bug they've found in the early morning hours of September 16th, 2015. We can expect the release of iOS 9 to go on as planned later this morning. NOTE: This does not mean that the software you have already on your Apple Watch is anything less than good, just that the next update will be delayed.

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Skype Mojis add Muppets and more to your conversations

Skype Mojis add Muppets and more to your conversations

Digital conversations utilize emoji in a variety of ways, and as such we have a wide array to choose from. Some, such as the ones found in Messenger, are based on existing characters, and now Microsoft is getting into that game by adding Muppets “Mojis” to Skype. The additions aren't limited to the Muppets, however -- there's King Kong, it seems, and other moments from TV shows and movies that may be best suited to express a sentiment.

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Get your iPhone ready for the iOS 9 update Wednesday: here’s how

Get your iPhone ready for the iOS 9 update Wednesday: here’s how

This Wednesday iOS 9 will be released - that's the newest version of the software operating system for your Apple mobile device. This software is made for your iPad, your iPhone, and your iPod Touch. If your device can run iOS 8 naturally, it'll be able to run iOS 9. This goes back to the iPod Touch 5th generation, iPad Air (1), iPad 2, and iPad mini. The oldest iPhone that can run iOS 9 will be the iPhone 4s.

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Pebble rolls out Pebble Time firmware, app updates

Pebble rolls out Pebble Time firmware, app updates

Apple just revealed some new incoming treats for the Apple Watch, so today might not be the best time to put out smartwatch-related news. That, however, isn't daunting Pebble, who has announced some big new features for the smartwatch itself as well as for its Android and iOS apps. Version 3.4 of the firmware not only brings full support to three new language but also add some quiet time and a power-saving feature. The Android app, meanwhile gets a fresh new look that happens to be also easier to use.

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