Google+ Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Overexposed

Sometimes — less frequently these days, thankfully — Google+ still gets compared to a ghost town. It’s a metaphor from the early days of the social service, and if it was ever accurate, it has not been appropriate for years. …

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Satya Nadella Outlines His Vision For Microsoft

Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella participated in his very first earnings call with analysts Thursday as chief executive. The software maker reported strong Q3 2014 financials, buoyed by strong growth in its cloud services division. Although Nadella was happy to talk about the most recent results, investors and analysts were even more eager to hear more about his plans for Microsoft’s future. …

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Here’s What Happens When Justin Bieber Follows You On Twitter

Justin Bieber followed me on Twitter yesterday. Yes, we’re talking about the real Justin Bieber, complete with the shiny blue verification mark. The reason I need to specify Bieber’s authenticity you see is that there a lot of fake Bieber accounts out there on Twitter. And many of them are now following me, too See also: A-List Investors, 1 Million Downloads: Is Selfie App ‘Shots’ For Real…

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Hands on with the OneDrive 4.1 update for Windows Phone

Those who already have the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers are going to be happy with the recent OneDrive update. Version 4.1 is a big deal because it answers the “cannot save to OneDrive” complaints we’ve been seeing at the Windows Phone 8.1 forums. Haven’t installed the update yet? Head past the break to watch our hands-on video and walkthrough.

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How Open Will the FCC’s ‘Open Internet’ Really Be?

Everything about the FCC’s latest Open Internet proposal sounds fair. The government agency that lost a court battle on its four-year-old Open Internet (or Net Neutrality) rules in January, simply wants to revive those rules, but in a way that will pass judicial muster. In theory, the rules that promise you can get to the content you want and have a reasonable online experience won’t get weaker and they won’t get stronger As one FCC official put it, if consumers liked their way their Internet and technology surrounding it grew, expanded and innovated over the last four years (look at those speeds, look at that iPad and, oh, all those apps!), they’ll love the newly proposed rules just as much. Read more…More about Net Neutrality, Fcc, and Open Internet

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Play this: burglary is a puzzle in ‘Third Eye Crime’

Third Eye Crime opens with a familiar scene: a young woman walks into a dimly lit office, while a trench coat-clad man sits behind a desk. Slow, jazzy music plays in the background. She has a problem with her husband, and needs some help. But in this case, the man isn’t a private detective — he’s a thief with the uncanny ability to predict where people will move moments before they actually do. It’s a useful tool when you’re trying to nab a priceless painting from a museum, and it also makes for some great touchscreen puzzles…

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