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Google Glass firmware update brings in more of your contacts

Google Glass firmware update brings in more of your contacts

Google Glass is getting a lot more useful today, as a firmware update brings in some needed features to the heads-up wearable. A new way to access and communicate with your contacts is incoming, but that’s not all. You can now access your entire contacts list, and keep an extended number handy for when you need to get hold of them quickly.

 

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Windows Phone 8.1 rolling out to the Lumia 1020 for AT&T

Windows Phone 8.1 rolling out to the Lumia 1020 for AT&T

If you have a Nokia Lumia 1020 with AT&T, your device is about to get a lot better. The carrier is announcing that the Windows Phone 8.1 update is rolling out to users starting today. More than just a ho-hum fix, this brings in Cortana, Microsoft’s challenger to Siri and Google Now.

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Google Maps brings ‘Explore Nearby’ to Android, iOS

Google Maps brings ‘Explore Nearby’ to Android, iOS

Explore Nearby is a great way to waste time on the desktop version of Google Maps, and it’s coming to mobile. Google announced today that they’re bringing the feature to both Android and iOS, and it’s going to actually get better on mobile. Now, offering suggestions on what to do with your free time will get contextual as well.

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Apple updates iTunes, Apple TV; adds media extras

Apple updates iTunes, Apple TV; adds media extras

Apple has updated iTunes today, bringing the software to version 11.3. The goal this time is to get you consuming more media. How do we know that? The extensive list of tweaks to media playback, and a synchronized update to Apple TV.

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Xbox One July Update release this week

Xbox One July Update release this week

There’s a new update for Xbox One coming your way this month, coming with snaps galore. One of relatively few updates coming this month is in snapping your achievements. This means that you can keep your achievements screen open while you game, watching them update in real time.

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Gmail changes for Android leak via Google+

Gmail changes for Android leak via Google+

A few pictures of a revamped Gmail for Android have surfaced, showing a slight update to the app. It reminds many of the Google+ update that slid in recently, and seems to get away from the slide-out menu in favor of drop-downs. A floating compose button is also eerily similar to the Google+ Android app.

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Xbox One update requires Controller update as well

Xbox One update requires Controller update as well

Supposing you’re in the mood for a full Xbox One update this week rather than just the basics, you’ll want to plug your controller into the console as well. As recounted by Major Nelson today, you’ll not be able to do certain things with the controller unless you update it separate from the system update. New features include using the new Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter once you’ve got your hands on one.

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StarCraft II rages on with Custom Maps free-for-all

StarCraft II rages on with Custom Maps free-for-all

There's an update coming to the long-standing multiplayer game of epic proportions called StarCraft II called Patch 2.1. This release of the second +.1 patch of the game allows the StarCraft II free Starter Edition to move up to three races right out of the box, in a manner of speaking. More importantly, it allows all custom games to anyone and everyone that wishes to play.

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Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update fixes Mail, Safari, other software

Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update fixes Mail, Safari, other software

Apple's OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 has been released in the wild as of today. The updated software package includes fixes for "stability, compatibility, and security" for the Apple OS. Notably, it addresses a few issues with Mail, Safari, VoiceOver, iLife, iWork, the "Local Items" keychain, and Japanese keyboards. Full update deets after the jump.

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Windows 8.1 heading to hardware partners ahead of public release

Windows 8.1 heading to hardware partners ahead of public release

Microsoft had previously confirmed an October 18 release date for Windows 8.1. As of today however Microsoft has announced the release to hardware partners. Specifically, Microsoft has started releasing Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT to hardware partners. Or in other words, Microsoft is working to make sure the manufacturers will have things ready for the upcoming launch.

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Xbox 360 update officially does away with Microsoft Points

Xbox 360 update officially does away with Microsoft Points

Today's the day, folks. Microsoft has officially switched over to real currency and have done away with Microsoft Points, thanks to an Xbox 360 update that went live today. The update is rather small, but it includes the conversion of Microsoft Points to real currency in the digital payment system of the Xbox Live marketplace.

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Google Now updates with car rentals, concert tickets, and more

Google Now updates with car rentals, concert tickets, and more

Google Now has been one of the company's most focused-on products in recent months, and they just updated the service today with new capabilities and added cards. Google Now users will be able to keep track of car rental information and concert ticket info as well. Plus, they've added improved public transits cards for your daily commute.

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