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Freelance Journalist and Writer — PC World
As seen in:  PC World, CIO, Macworld, TechHive, TechRadar

Freelancer for @pcworld, @greenbot, @techradar, @macgasm, others. Oakland A's fan. I tweet about all the things. Not a cat. #CatChat. nmediati at gmail dot com

Android M: All the little things — Android M isn't the massive, top-to-bottom overhaul that Lollipop was, but it has plenty of features and enhancements. Here are 19 you may not know about.
Jul 20, 2015

RT @agreenbot: We've updated our Android M features gallery to incorporate new Developer Preview 2 stuff.

Lenovo's Windows 10 PCs should arrive by mid-August — Windows 10 will arrive July 29th, but that doesn't necessarily mean everyone will be ready to go on day one. Case in point: A Lenovo representative told Windows Central that the company will take orders for PCs with Windows 10 preinstalled on launch day, but that those machines won't ship until about mid-August.

Microsoft makes it official: Windows 10 will receive security fixes for ten years — Back in January, Microsoft first stated that Windows 10 would be free for the "supported lifetime of the device" you install it on. That wording caused some confusion: What the heck is a device's "supported lifetime," anyway? But we're now getting a better idea of what you can expect in terms of Windows 10 support.
Jul 20, 2015

@jurasick Thanks! Call 'em like I see 'em. And yes, similar support lifecycles as previous versions…

Whoops: Cortana for Android leaks out early — If you've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Cortana for Android, today's you're lucky day. According to Finnish tech site SuomiMobiili (via Unofficial Microsoft News), a prerelease build of Microsoft's digital assistant for Google's mobile OS leaked out Friday and has been illicitly made available for download.

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 review — The first time I used a convertible laptop-tablet hybrid was almost a decade ago, when I toyed around with a ThinkPad X-series tablet in my college years. While it was a cool idea, it was very much a novelty with too many compromises.

New Twitch for Android lets you watch all the streams from all the places — It's an all-too-common dilemma in today's modern world: What do you do when you're watching a livestream on your phone but need to switch to a different app? Twitch thinks it has a solution by borrowing an idea from TV-picture-in-picture.

FTC ponders App Store's 30% take from streaming rivals after Apple Music launch — If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you already know that Apple takes a 30-percent cut of all purchases made through the App Store and in-app purchases. While that setup has worked out reasonably well for both Apple and third-party developers, it's raising some eyebrows in Washington, DC in the wake of Apple Music's launch.

Android M: All the little things — Android Lollipop has a battery-saver mode that you can switch on to save precious power when your battery gets low. Android M builds off of Lollipop with an enhanced "doze" mode , which limits certain background tasks when your phone's been inactive for a period of time.

Report: Apple Music launches Tuesday at 8am Pacific — As Apple Music's first day approaches, we're learning a bit more about the details of the launch, and of the service itself. As MacRumors reports, Apple Music Senior Director Ian Rogers wrote on his blog that Apple Music and the required iOS 8.4 update will become available starting at 8am Pacific time Tuesday, with Beats One programming beginning an hour later.

Disney gets sick of selfie sticks, bans them from its parks — The next time you pack up the car and head to Disneyland, you'll want to leave the selfie stick behind. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Disney will ban selfie sticks from its theme parks over the coming days. The ban goes into effect at Walt Disney World and Disneyland on June 30th.
Jun 28, 2015

Thank you @WaltDisneyWorld. RT @pcworld: Disney World would prefer that you leave your selfie sticks at home, thanks.…

Jun 28, 2015

This just seems so goofy >>> Disney gets sick of selfie sticks, bans them from its parks… via @CIOonline #selfies

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Jul 27, 2015

RT @keithlaw: New post for Insiders - why the Mets' trade for Tyler Clippard is a bad deal for them (but good for the A's):

Jul 27, 2015

@jharmuth15 or popcorn. This is going to be fun in the worst kind of way.

Jul 27, 2015

@zburkett A petition for a petition to stop petitions? A solid plan.

Jul 27, 2015

@danjackson415 Does said news involve hot wings or burritos?

Jul 27, 2015

@devinpangaro I'll take turnover every 3-4 years over a Phillies situation, thanks.

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