YouTube Music: YouTube offers offline mode, background listening and a free YouTube Red trial [APK Download]

YouTube Offline Music !! Awesome!!! YouTube has just launched YouTube Music – a standalone app dedicated to music streaming and recommendation. Obviously, YouTube is primarily a video site – but it’s also the world’s most-used music streaming service, far surpassing purpose-built apps like Spotify and Apple Music in popularity.

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Vs. Apple’s A9 Chip: How Will Next Gen Android Phones Stack Up Against iPhones?

  In the mobile world, Apple and Qualcomm are the two most important chip makers. Since 2010, Apple has excelled at building its own Ax “system on a chip” (SoC) for its iPhone and iPads, while Qualcomm powers nearly every premium Android phone with its Snapdragon series of chips.With the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple has jumped ahead with its latest A9 chip. Now Qualcomm aims to catch up with its latest generation chip, the Snapdragon 820, which will power high-end Android phones in 2016. So Snapdragon 820 Vs. Apple A9 is an interesting comparison to make.

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New Android Exploit can Hack any Phone from a Website

Hackers have discovered a new android exploit  in Chrome for Android reportedly capable of compromising virtually every version of Android running the latest Chrome. Quihoo 360 researcher Guang Gong demonstrated the vulnerability to the PSN2OWN panel at the PacSec conference in Tokyo yesterday. While the inner workings of the exploit are still largely under wraps, we do know that it leverages JavaScript v8 to gain full administrative access to the victim’s phone.

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As Paris Terror Attacks Unfolded, Social Media Tools Offered Help in Crisis 

As the attacks in Paris were still unfolding on Friday night, social media sites lit up as sources for information that went beyond the news. Facebook activated its Safety Checktool, which allows users in an area affected by a crisis to mark themselves or others as safe. Facebook created the tool to help in times of crisis, a spokeswoman, Anna Richardson White, said on Saturday, and it has activated it five times in the last year after natural disasters. But this was the first time it was activated for something like this, she said.

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Google Makes Hangouts Calls To France Free In The Wake Of Attacks In Paris

After a series of shootings and explosions occurred in Paris Friday evening, Google has made calls to France via its Hangouts service temporarily free. Callers can use the Hangouts app on Android, iOS, and the web to place calls to the country without incurring the normal international charges. The Google+ post making the announcement did not specify any particular countries, so presumably free calls are available from any location where Hangouts can be used. It’s not clear if Google Voice users are also being given free calls.

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Microsoft releases “1st major update” to Windows 10

n a blog post this morning, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President for Windows Terry Myerson announced that the first major update for Windows 10 is now available. You’ll receive the update, dubbed the November update, or 1511 (for the 11th month of 2015), or build 10586, according to your Windows Update settings, so if you aren’t immediately offered the update you can check there.

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Best smartphone cameras compared: iPhone 6s Plus vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy Note 5, LG G4, Moto X Pure Edition, HTC One A9

Some say that the best camera is the one you have. Perhaps that’s why point-and-shoot cameras are on their way to extinction, while smartphone photography is more popular than ever. Smartphones are always at an arm’s distance. Dedicated cameras aren’t. On top of that, smartphone cameras are fast, easy to use, and take great photos; they’ve improved dramatically over the past few years, both in quality and features.

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Microsoft Surface Book release date, news and features

Get to know Microsoft’s first laptop The Surface Book marks Microsoft’s entry into the laptop making business. Revealed at its Windows 10 devices event on October 6, 2015, the 13.5-inch notebook was a surprise entry that even stole the show from the Surface Pro 4. Touted as the thinnest Windows 10 machine ever created, this laptop is part of the 2-in-1 family and users can snap off the 7.7mm thick screen for a tablet experience. On top of a novel design, the Surface Book is a uniquely performance-focused hybrid that integrates a discrete Nvidia graphics card while offering up to 12 hours of battery life.

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