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    Nope, it's necessarily about bringing back the HERE Maps app to Windows Phone. But where is it going to go from there? Well, nowhere, not unless Microsoft helps it along. Or Amazon. Or both. Both Amazon and Microsoft have been working on cloud server agreements with HERE, formerly Nokia-run, now in the hands of a German automaker conglomerate of BMW, Audi and Mercedes. The three plan on producing vehicles with intelligent mapping sensors to relay data about driving speeds, traffic and other bits of road information. Self-driving cars will heavily rely on this data to plan routes and ...

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    Spotify is packing up its own approach to serving its 20 million subscribers the music they want. Instead, it will be in contract with Google Cloud Services to store and deliver content. We don't know what the deal is going for, but the Swedish streaming media company decided that it could afford to offload its backend without risking loss of quality nor performance. Previous to the deal, it bought or leased data centers of its own to get the results it wanted at a price it could live with. So, why Google? Why not Amazon or Akamai? It came down to Spotify's experience (and preference) with ...

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    “Hey everyone. I lost/broke/replaced my phone and I lost all of my contacts. PM me with your number so I can store it.” If you're like me - or rather your friends are like mine - you see this message every few months on Facebook. To a phone reviewer, this would be an almost weekly occurrence if we weren’t prepared for the possibility (read: certainty) of replacing our phones. The holidays are fast approaching, so maybe that special someone in your life is about to grace you with a little bundle of joy – a Note 5 or an iPhone 6S. So, I decided I should take the opportunity to help ...

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    Nearly everybody uses cloud services these days, to some varying degree. It's almost unavoidable at this point; the moment you set up an Android phone, it prompts you to create a Gmail account in order to download apps, then proceeds to automatically back up your contacts and other information to the cloud. The same goes for Apple's iCloud service, and Microsoft's OneDrive as well. At any given moment, your phone could even be uploading your photos to the cloud, if you have such a feature enabled on your phone. Even if you try your best to avoid it, it's likely that you have some ...

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    Running low on storage sucks. As I'm sitting typing this, I'm deleting files off of the external drive I store video on so I have room for new clips in the future, because I'm nearly out of storage. Nobody likes seeing the "low storage" warning on their devices, and it's even more frustrating when it happens on your smartphone, since there's already so little room on there to begin with. At least I had a whole terabyte to go through before almost filling my external hard drive. On my phone, there's only 32 GB to begin with, not even factoring in what's allotted for the system image — ...

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    While smartphones haven’t exactly changed all that much in the last two or three years, the services and applications that make them run definitely have. The apps and services are smarter, more affordable, and more openly available to a wider array of devices and operating systems. More specifically, cloud storage is available in abundance. Two years ago, cloud storage was relatively expensive, corresponding mobile application support was sparse, and there were only a few services to choose from. However, the level of competition in the space has risen tenfold. Probably more – ...

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    The cloud is becoming more integrated into our daily lives. We send and receive emails, coordinate our schedules, and even backup and share our photos using the ever-expanding "cloud". The "cloud", however, is a very big place, its definition can be quite ambiguous, and there are many companies offering cloud-based solutions. Many of us use an email provider that lets us not only send and receive messages through their service, but read, search, organize, and reply through any browser in the world -- all thanks to the cloud. The cloud even let's us watch movies, listen to music, and even ...

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    We've all been there. You pull your phone out of your pocket and notice something is off. Slide past the lock screen and you notice that, for whatever reason, your phone is back to factory settings. (For the record, I have had this happen with every mobile OS I have used to date.) Or maybe you have lost a phone. Having to go through the motions to get your phone back to how it should be is never a fun process. It's time consuming, and sometimes important information is gone forever, irrecoverable. Fortunately, there is a solution – precautionary steps that prevent sensitive or important ...

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