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

Weekend news writer @pcworld. Tips writer @agreenbot. Editor @macgasm. Bitter Oakland A's fan. Not a cat. #CatChat. Contact: nmediati at gmail dot com

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.

Taylor Swift takes issue with Apple Music free trial in open letter — Apple's plan to offer Apple Music to customers for free for the first three months-and not pay musicians royalties during that time-has not gone over so well with some in the music industry. That includes one Taylor Swift.

How to install the Android M preview on a Nexus device — The next major release of Android, code-named Android M, will bring a whole host of new features and enhancements. If you have a Nexus device can't wait until the third quarter of this year to get your hands on Android M, you can try the developer preview now.

Encrypted connections coming soon for all Wikipedia readers — As of right now, the data that moves between and most users is unencrypted, which increases the chances that someone else may be eavesdropping on you. That, however, is about to change: On Friday, the Wikimedia Foundation announced that it's moving its sites toward HTTPS by default, so that all data transferred between you and its servers will be encrypted.

Google working to make Chrome more efficient on the Mac — If you find the Chrome browser to be a bit too power-hungry for your liking, Google has some good news for you. According to Google software engineer Peter Kasting, the Chrome team is hard at work to make the browser more efficient, particularly on the Mac.

How to manage your Chrome saved passwords on Android — Anyone who's ever had to enter a complicated password on a mobile device will tell you that it's an exercise in tedium. Tucked away in Chrome for Android is a rudimentary password manager that can remember your passwords for you, saving you a little frustration.

WWDC 2015: Presenting the Apple Design Award winners

Whoops! Sony Music CEO confirms Apple's new music streaming service — If you were hoping for Apple to announce a new music streaming service, it looks like you're in luck. According to VentureBeat, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris effectively confirmed that the aforementioned rumored streaming service is real, and that it'll make an appearance during Monday's WWDC keynote.
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Jun 27, 2015


Jun 27, 2015


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