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The East Bay
Freelance Journalist and Writer — PC World
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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

NASA joins the 4k party with an Ultra HD channel of its own — If you're interested in astronomy and space exploration, you now have a good excuse to invest in a 4k television. NASA announced on Friday the upcoming launch of NASA TV UHD, a new TV network that the space agency calls "the first ever non-commercial consumer ultra-high definition (UHD) channel in North America."

Some Starwood hotels hit with credit card-stealing malware — Travelers who stayed at a Starwood-owned hotel or resort since late last year may want to keep a close eye on their credit card statements. The company, which owns several high-end hotel chains like Westin, Sheraton, W, and St.

Microsoft removes standalone download of November Windows 10 update — If you wanted to upgrade a PC to the latest release of Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool (MCT), prepare to jump through some more hoops. On Saturday, ZDNet's Ed Bott reported that Microsoft recently removed the downloadable version of the November update for Windows 10, replacing it instead with the build of Windows 10 it released back in July.

Microsoft is having a ridiculous 10-cent sale on movies, music, games, and apps — We're just a few days from Thanksgiving in the United States as I write this, and as usual, the holiday shopping season is getting underway, complete with the requisite sales. Not to be outdone, on Friday, Microsoft kicked off a ten-day sale during which select hot movies, music, games, and apps are on sale for only ten cents each.

Android Marshmallow vs. iOS 9: Which has the better app permissions system? — Despite the rise of oversharing on social media, data privacy is still a big deal for many. Want proof? Look no further than the mess Spotify made for itself when the music streaming company revised its privacy policy back in September, which stated that the app would request access to your photos, contacts, phone sensor data and more.

Five easy ways to get your iPhone photos onto your Mac — Smartphone cameras have always been a convenient feature, but as those cameras have improved, they have become increasingly indispensable. The iPhone camera is now so good that, for many, their iPhone now acts as their one and only camera-in fact, more Flickr users take photos with iPhones than with any other camera.

Ad tracking tech uses high-frequency audio to communicate between devices — If you're already worried about ads tracking your online whereabouts, here's a new thing to freak out over: cross-device tracking that communicates using high-pitched audio frequencies. As reported by Ars Technica, the Center for Democracy & Technology, a digital rights advocacy group, recently submitted a letter to the United Stated Federal Trade Commission, expressing its concerns over such hidden online behavior-tracking technology.

Report: Apple makes big improvements to App Store search results — When searching for something in the iOS App Store, I often find it quicker and easier to simply search for what I'm looking for on Google than to go through the App Store itself. If this sounds like you, you'll be glad to know that Apple seems to be hard at work to improve the situation.

Microsoft's Office Insider program lets you test tomorrow's Office today — Microsoft released Office 2016 to the general public back in September, and it's a good update overall. But if you'd like to help improve future releases of Office, you'll want to check out the new Office Insider program. Office Insider clearly draws inspiration from Microsoft's Windows Insider user-testing program, as Neowin points out.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow tips — What is this? Amazon Shop buttons are programmatically attached to all reviews, regardless of products' final review scores. Our parent company, IDG, receives advertisement revenue for shopping activity generated by the links. Because the buttons are attached programmatically, they should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements.
Nov 10, 2015

My phones don't have Android Marshmallow yet. But if YOURS does these tips are deeply handy.…

Nov 10, 2015

Get the most out of Android 6.0 with @agreenbot's comprehensive list of tips and tricks.…

Nov 10, 2015

RT @BradChacos: My phones don't have Android Marshmallow yet. But if YOURS does these tips are deeply handy.…

Nov 10, 2015

Roundup of useful Android Marshmallow tips and tricks from @agreenbot ==>…

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Nov 21, 2015

@mjoven1975 To think, the 2000-01 squad won only three more games than the 2015-16 team.

Nov 20, 2015

@Keith2TheCity @HiImLiza_ was that his shutout in 2013? Midweek game in June? I was there for that one. Fun day.

Nov 20, 2015

@joeserrato1 I like how Vermont and Connecticut somehow became one state. Vermonitcut?

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