Chromecast Just Got Sporty! ESPN Added and More Channels Coming Soon!

While Google's Chromecast is a pretty great idea, its lack of openness to all things streaming was/is really holding it back. At launch this device only worked with YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Music, and Google Play. Fortunately (for the consumer and Google) this list has expanded greatly since then and it was just announced that Chromecast will get even more services. If you have the WatchESPN app and the correct cable or satellite...

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Google Maps goes offline and adds lane guidance, Uber tips, and saved places

Google Maps being able to access local maps information without a data connection isn't a new feature, but it is one that Google has downplayed before the recent update that makes it much easier to use. In the latest version of Google Maps for Android and iPhone, offline support is just one of many features. You can now tap onto an area of a map and select "Save map to use offline" to return to those maps even when a cellular...

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Snapchat security blunder exposes 4.6 million names and phone numbers

Snapchat has been embarrassed today by the release of a database containing the user names and phone numbers of 4.6 million users in North America. One would think that a company built on the premise of non-permanence would do a better job of respecting privacy, but a major mistake has exposed plenty of private information. Snapchat's API included a setting that allowed scripts to match phone numbers to user names and display names of...

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Google Glass companion iPhone app appears briefly in App Store

Google Glass has been something popping up on everyone's radar because of its unique way of getting notifications, taking photos, and searching for information with a special display resting above the user's right eye. It now appears that Glass will be popping up on even more people’s face because the app is breaking away from its dependency on Android. At least that's what it seems like based on what Google did earlier today. For a...

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Spotify expands to 20 new countries, now free on Android and iOS

Spotify is now free on mobile; well, kind of free. The latest version of the music streaming service removes the need to have a $9.99 monthly premium subscription to listen to anything other than Spotify Radio on a mobile device. However, there are still some rules that make a Spotify Premium account still worth having for some users. Spotify Radio has until now been the only way to listen on a mobile device without paying a monthly...

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Follow today’s FIFA World Cup Draw with the official FIFA app

In a few hours, the FIFA World Cup Draw will take place and tell football/soccer fans where the groups where their beloved national teams will play in the World Cup. If you can’t be near a television to see the draw take place, or if you just want to have some extra information while you wait, try out this app. The FIFA Official App is the official app of the world football governing body and organizer of its quadrennial tournament....

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