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Google brings live transit data to New York and Salt Lake City

Google brings live transit data to New York and Salt Lake City

Public transportation carries millions upon millions of people to and from their destinations every day, so it makes sense that Google is wanting to bump up its public transit options in Google Maps in order to cater to more users. Case in point: the company just released live transit information for New York City and Salt Lake City, while adding service alerts in Washington DC.

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Microsoft confirms Windows Blue

Microsoft confirms Windows Blue

We've been hearing a lot about Windows Blue through the grapevine, but Microsoft has finally confirmed that something dealing with the codename "Blue" is coming eventually. While the company specifically mentioned that a product with "Blue" in the title wouldn't be hitting the market, it seems that all of these recent leaks and rumors may have validity.

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Nintendo Wii U update coming in April

Nintendo Wii U update coming in April

Nintendo has heard its Wii U gamers loud and clear: the Wii U's loading times are pretty slow, but the company has announced that an update for the console will be arriving next month, but they just can't hold back their excitement for the update, so they have released a video showcasing the speed improvements of its new console.

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Google Chrome for desktop updates with improved spell checking

Google Chrome for desktop updates with improved spell checking

Google Chrome for Windows, OS X, and Linux received a fairly hefty update today. The browser got bumped up to version 26, and it comes with spell check improvements, desktop shortcuts for multiple profiles on Windows, and an asynchronous DNS resolver on Mac and Linux versions, as well as the usual bugfixes and performance improvements.

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Microsoft to roll out Mail, Calendar and People app updates tomorrow

Microsoft to roll out Mail, Calendar and People app updates tomorrow

Microsoft has announced that it will roll out updates for People, Calendar, and Mail in the Windows Store tomorrow, promising "big improvements" in terms of both new features and improvements to current features. The updates are touted as making it easier to organize and manage accounts and the apps across both the work and personal life spectrums, and to do so in a way that is seamless and unobtrusive.

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Evernote for Android updates, 1 year premium service free for Deutsche Telekom users

Evernote for Android updates, 1 year premium service free for Deutsche Telekom users

Big news on the Evernote front today. The popular note-taking app received a hefty update on Android, and the company also announced a partnership with European wireless carrier Deutsche Telekom that would see all of the carrier's customers eligible for one year of Evernote Premium for free, which is a 40-euro value (approximately $52).

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Speedtest.net for iOS updates with all-new design

Speedtest.net for iOS updates with all-new design

When it comes to all of the interesting apps that do one thing well, Speedtest.net is one of the best out there, and we sometimes use it to test out new LTE markets for hands-on sessions and reviews. The app gives you both your download and upload speeds either over WiFi or a data connection, and it received a big update today for iOS users. It comes with an all-new design, as well as iPhone 5 support, and a few new features.

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Apple Podcasts app updated with iCloud, custom stations, and playlists

Apple Podcasts app updated with iCloud, custom stations, and playlists

Apple hasn't given a lot of attention to its Podcasts app recently. Of course, it hasn't been very popular amongst the podcast-listening crowd, especially when there are great options like Downcast competing against it. However, Apple has updated its Podcasts app with several new features, including custom stations, playlists, and iCloud integration.

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iOS 6.1.3 patches up Evasi0n jailbreak: hold your updates

iOS 6.1.3 patches up Evasi0n jailbreak: hold your updates

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 6.1.3 unto the public, and it came with a couple of big updates as well as some general bugfixes and performance improvements. However, it also patched up some of the exploits used by the Evad3rs dev team in order to jailbreak iOS 6.1, which means that if you update to iOS 6.1.3, you'll lose your jailbreak.

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Hulu Plus gets all-new design on Apple TV

Hulu Plus gets all-new design on Apple TV

Hulu has been relatively quiet lately as far as any redesigns and updates go, but the company has announced today an all-new design for its app on Apple TV. Hulu says they have redesigned the app "from the ground up" and they have made it easier to get the content that you're looking for on the Apple TV.

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Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 with lock screen fix, Evasi0n patch

Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 with lock screen fix, Evasi0n patch

We've known that the update would be coming eventually, and it looks like today's the day. Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 to the masses, and it fixes that stubborn lock screen vulnerability, as well as comes with a ton of map improvements in Japan. The update has begun rolling out, and you should be seeing it soon on your iDevice.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.2 update rolling out today

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.2 update rolling out today

We've known for several weeks that Verizon's Galaxy Nexus would be updated to the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but today the news is official, and Verizon has announced that the rollout will begin today. Verizon has noted that they'll be rolling out the update "in phases," so you may not get the update right away.

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