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AT&T Fined $100M for Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Plans

AT&T Fined $100M for Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Plans

The Federal Communications Commission is set to fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about unlimited data plans. According to the FCC, “AT&T severely slowed down the data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans and that the company failed to adequately notify its customers that they could receive speeds slower than the normal network speeds AT&T advertised.” In other …

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Dropbox Adds File Requests For Collecting Files From Groups

Dropbox Adds File Requests For Collecting Files From Groups

Dropbox announced a new feature for file requests so users can more easily collect files of any size from groups on any platform regardless of device. “Existing solutions to collect files – email, text messaging, social media, FTP servers, or even physically mailing hard drives – are clunky and often limited by file size,” a Dropbox spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Dropbox’s …

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Taco, Burrito, and 35 Other Emoji Are on the Way

Taco, Burrito, and 35 Other Emoji Are on the Way

Today’s the day, folks. The Unicode Consortium – overlords of how you pictorially express yourself on Instagram – have unleashed Unicode 8.0, the new standard for characters and emoji across all platforms. According to Unicode, 8.0 “adds a total of 7,716 characters, encompassing six new scripts and many new symbols, as well as character additions to several existing scripts.” But …

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Netflix Orders Ashton Kutcher Comedy Series

Netflix Orders Ashton Kutcher Comedy Series

Netflix has just dealt for its second multi-camera comedy series – and it’s a bit of a That ‘70s Show reunion. Netflix is finalizing a 20-episode order for The Ranch, a “sibling comedy” starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. The series is coming from Two and a Half Men showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson. From Deadline: Written by Reo …

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Netflix Website Gets Big Redesign

Netflix Website Gets Big Redesign

Last month we heard that a Netflix web redesign was on the way. Today, Netflix officially announced it. Netflix last launched a redesign four years ago, and lot of people hated it. Eventually, they moved on. It will be interesting to see if the new one goes over better. “Over the past four years, web browsers have changed a lot, …

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Skype For Web Now Available To All

Back in November, Microsoft announced the beta launch of Skype for Web, which lets you use the product from a web browser. It’s been in limited beta, but that changes now. The company just announced that while it’s still in beta, it’s now available worldwide. It also includes Chromebook support. You can go to Skype.com, sign in, and gain access …

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New YouTube Gaming Site/App Coming This Summer

YouTube announced on Friday that it will launch YouTube Gaming this summer. This is a whole new app and website for gaming, which appears to be a competitor to Twitch, which Google previously tried to buy, but is now owned by Amazon. Amazon completed its acquisition of Twitch last September, buying it for $970 million. Google had been in talks …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. As promised, Orange is the New Black: Season 3 is now available to stream. In fact, it even arrived about six hours …

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Apple’s New iOS 9 Requires 6-Digit Passcodes

If you use TouchID to unlock your iPhone and iPad, the idea of typing in a passcode seems quite Stone Age – but plenty of iOS users still punch in a four-digit passcode every time they unlock their devices. That’s about the change. The new iOS set to debut this fall, iOS 9, is changing your passcode from four digits …

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Degrassi Is Heading to Netflix

Long-running high-school series Degrassi has been saved. The latest iteration of the series, Degrassi: The Next Generation, was canceled by MTV Canada and TeenNick just last week. The show’s series finale will air this summer, and it will wrap after 14 seasons. But Degrassi isn’t dead. It’s now a Netflix production. Degrassi: Next Class will hit Netflix in 2016 – …

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Apple Music May Force Spotify to Cut Family Plan Prices

How will Apple Music fare in an already crowded field of streaming music providers? That’s yet to be seen. But it appears that its introduction is already affecting the market. Spotify, the biggest hurdle Apple Music will have to jump if it wants to dominate in this arena, might be looking to lower some of its prices to compete with …

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Apple Unveils New News App For iOS 9 [WWDC]

Apple unveiled a new News app for iPhone and iPad today at WWDC. It replaces News Stand and is simply called “News”. It’s essentially an alternative to news readers like Flipboard, and Apple wants to include all publications big and small in it. The app will be included with iOS 9, which is due out this fall. It follows over …

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