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uTorrent can't go any lower. Debuts Ad-Free Client for $4.95 Per Year

torrentfreak.com — The uTorrent team has introduced a new ad-free version of the popular file-sharing client. Users can now buy a yearly $4.95 subscription to download the latest torrents without being subjected to ads. The new client is part of an experiment to optimize the user experience. read more

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TIL If you add certain websites as shortcuts to your home screen from Chrome, they'll function like apps with their own App Overview tab

self.Android — Content which benefits the community (news, rumors, and discussions) is valued over content which benefits only the individual (technical questions, help buying/selling, rants, self-promotion, etc.). read more

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Saturday APPreciation (Feb 13 2016) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread!

self.Android — Content which benefits the community (news, rumors, and discussions) is valued over content which benefits only the individual (technical questions, help buying/selling, rants, self-promotion, etc.). read more

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4-inch iPhone 5se & iPad Air 3 planned to go on sale March 18th

9to5mac.com — Launching the new iPhone and iPad models so soon after introduction and not offering pre-orders would be a new strategy for Apple. Apple typically releases new iPhone models one or two weeks following the introduction events and an online pre-order period. A similar strategy has been followed for many new iPad releases, but the iPad Pro hardware actually went on sale over two months following the device’s initial introduction. Manufacturing of the new 4-inch iPhone began ramping up in January, sources say. read more

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Smartphones with removable battery are hard to find. This interactive chart compares 200 of them.

productchart.com — Finding phones with removable battery has been by far the most requested feature we got from users over the last weeks. Product Chart is supposed to be fully user driven - so what can we do :) We sat down and went through a list of 600 currently popular phones to find the ones with a replaceable battery. And hurray! Even in 2016 there are plenty of them! simply select the specs of your dream smartphone and then scroll down to see matching smartphones. read more

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Telegram update brings improved voice messages and secret chats

telegram.org — Voice messages on Telegram just got a completely new interface with waveform visualizations, a brand new player and raise-to-speak functionality. read more

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Google Maps Update removes annoying voice directions during phone calls

android.wonderhowto.com — We've all been there. You're driving along with Google Maps pointing the way when you get a call from your friend asking you how much longer it'll be until you show up. You try to offer some lame excuse about how something came up last-minute, but you're interrupted, quite rudely, by Maps's voice guidance. The voice butts in again, and again, and again, to the point that you consider having Maps navigate you to the nearest cliff so that you can drive off it. read more

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Tribunal rules computer hacking by GCHQ is not illegal

bbc.com — GCHQ is operating within the law when it hacks into computers and smart phones, a security tribunal has ruled. read more

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Checking in with Andrew Ng at Baidu’s Blooming Silicon Valley Research Lab

ieee.org — The road winds through a construction zone just off the intersection of the 237 and 101 freeways in Sunnyvale, Calif. Scatterings of completed buildings, sporting new plantings of drought-tolerant grasses, are already occupied; other buildings are going up quickly, including a new fire station. There's Nissan's new Silicon Valley research center, a well-financed medical device startup called Spiracur, a digital cash startup called Quisk, and a biotech startup incubator. And there is Baidu's Silicon Valley AI Lab--my destination along this dusty road crowded with construction vehicles. read more

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What to Expect from JavaScript in 2016 – Beyond the Browser

telerik.com — _This is the third part of a 3 part series on what to expect from JavaScript in 2016 taken from our whitepaper, "The Future of JavaScript: 2016 and Beyond". Today’s post focuses on the future of the JavaScript language itself. Part 1, which covered the future of JavaScript frameworks, can be found here and part two, which covers the evolution of the language, can be found here._ read more

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Byte Me, JavaScript Fatigue Fatigue Fatigue

foreverscape.com — "Honestly not even gonna read the article. I have framework fatigue blog post fatigue." -- godlychaos read more

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