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Microsoft tries to win mobile friends

By: The Associated Press Looking for a new app for making “to-do” lists on your Apple or Android phone? You could use Apple’s Reminders or Google’s Keep. But Microsoft is hoping you’ll try Wunderlist, created by a German tech startup that Microsoft bought this week. Microsoft’s acquisition of German firm 6Wunderkinder this week for an undisclosed sum is part of its ...

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Apple recalls Beats speakers due to fire risk

By: AFP Relax  Apple on Wednesday announced it is recalling Beats Pill XL wireless speakers because of danger batteries might get so hot they ignite in flames. “Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the battery in Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk,” the California-based owner of Beats said in a release. Apple received eight reports ...

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Apple’s HomeKit arrives with first five products

HomeKit, a connected home platform from Apple, now has its first wave of supporting products available for purchase. Lighting, window shades, heating and air conditioning, and power outlets are among the functions that can be controlled via a Home app. Lutron has a Caséta Wireless Lighting Smart Bridge that links up with lights and (Lutron) window blinds. Insteon provides a ...

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