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MoviePass rolling out changes to service, plans IMAX, 3D movie access by Labor Day

Over the last week MoviePass started rolling out an unwelcome change to its service – surge pricing for popular titles at popular times. Called Peak Pricing, MoviePass will tack on an extra $ 2 – $ 6 surcharge for moviegoers who insist on seeing the titles during these especially popular times. The move is part of an […]

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Ticketmaster hopes to speed up event access by scanning your face

Ticketmaster envisions a future wherein you no longer need either a physical or a digital ticket to get into a venue. Its parent company Live Nation, has announced that the ticket sales giant has teamed up with and invested in a face recognition comp…
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Windows 10 testers get access to experimental Sets features

Microsoft took some major cues from browsers to create Sets, which lets you group together Windows apps in tabs. Now, the tech giant is rolling out experimental features to testers that give Sets tabs evenmore browser-like behavior. If you're a Windo…
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[TA Deals] Get lifetime access to Getflix for $35

If you’re traveling outside the United States, you might have a hard time doing the things you normally do. Streaming television shows or movies, for example, can get pretty tough. So you should get a VPN. And, on Talk Android Deals, Getflix is the perfect option. It’s a VPN service that masks your location and […]

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[TA Deals] Save big on lifetime access to uTalk Language Education (90% off)

It’s never easy learning a new language later in life, but you should familiarize yourself with the languages of the places you go. Mingling with locals in their native language is quite the experience; therefore, we’re encouraging you to take a look at uTalk Language Education. Right now there’s a sweet deal on Talk Android […]

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British psychosexual therapist says easy access to porn ‘damaging men’s health’

Young men addicted to online porn are showing up in clinics with erectile dysfunction in increasing numbers, says a U.K. psychosexual therapist. ED is more typically found with older men with diabetes, MS, or cardiovascular disease.

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The Public Access Weekly: Six for the taxman

There was something I was supposed to do today, but I can't quite seem to recall what it was…. Just kidding! Clearly, today is the day I write and publish the Public Access Weekly! And also the day that citizens across the U.S. dread: tax day. Or,…
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Microsoft may add access to Android notifications in Windows 10

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During their Build 2016 event in San Francisco, Microsoft has revealed some plans that will make Windows 10 play nicer and be a little more useful for Android smartphone users. Microsoft’s developers are looking at enabling desktop access to notifications received on Android phones. The support may even extend to being able to reply to notifications.

In a world where users frequently interact with multiple screens, having the same information available on any given device can be a big boon to productivity. This is one of the driving factors in the growth of the “cloud” which separates data and services from specific devices. A big challenge for many users though are notifications received on their smartphones, especially given the temporary nature of them. This challenge is driving developers to figure out a solution, although these frequently involve only a subset of the notifications a user may receive, like accessing text messages on a PC.

To broaden the capability to have notifications available and accessible on a computer, Microsoft is tapping into the Cortana app for Android. Microsoft appears to be working on a means for Cortana to build up a list of notifications received on a device, upload this to a cloud server, and then have a Windows 10 based PC using the desktop Cortana app access that same list to get things synced up.

If Microsoft can get the permissions and speed of syncing sorted out, the desktop Cortana could effectively become an extension of an Android device. This would enable users to do things like dismiss notifications from the desktop or reply to notifications.

Sources believe the same capability will be built out for Windows 10 Mobile devices. However, iOS device users will likely be left out in the cold given the restrictions of that platform. Indications are this new notification support may be available as soon as this summer when Microsoft is expected to release a major update to Windows 10.

source: The Verge

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A two-year-old security flaw could give hijackers root access to your Android phone

A security flaw discovered two years ago in the Linus kernel could give hackers root access to Android devices. Google already issued a patch, but it’s unknown when most of the device will receive the update.

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Michael Kors jumps on smartwatch bandwagon with new Access collection

Michael Kors will finally offer a smartwatch. Announced at Baselworld in Switzerland, and based on Android Wear, Michael Kors Access caters to both women and men with glamorous and sporty looks.

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Expiration dates for access now applicable to files on Google Drive

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Google’s productivity suite is very popular around the world because of its easy setup and ability to allow remote collaboration from anywhere. Everyone from students to business executives are using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides to get things done. Much of what we do here at Talk Android is actually completed using Google Drive. People like staying exactly where they’re comfortable while working remotely with others.

This week, Google announced that expiration dates for access to files is rolling out now.

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When sharing files, a new option appears on the list of people with access. It shows a small clock icon to the right of an individual’s name. Selecting that clock brings up a selection of times for file access to last, which you’re able to set manually if 7 or 30 days isn’t a fit.

Here is Google’s example:

For instance, imagine your business hires an outside contractor for a project lasting three months. To complete the job, that contractor needs to view a spreadsheet containing the contact information of your employees. Following this launch, you’ll be able to share your employee list in Sheets with the contractor, give them view access only, and set that access to expire when their contract does (in three months). If the contractor attempts to open the spreadsheet after the expiration date has passed, they’ll be denied access.

Although it has already started rolling out, you may not see the feature until late in the second quarter of 2016. Google says it is it is gradually rolling out the feature to all users over the course of 2-3 months.

Source: Google

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Instagram unveils multi-account access for Android beta users

Instagram is taking a page from Twitter’s book by allowing its app users to stay logged in to multiple accounts at the same time. The feature is rolling out to Android users who are part of Instagram’s Play Store beta testing program.

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SwiftKey doubles down on word prediction, adds easier access to emojis in version 6.0

SwiftKey continues its dominance in word prediction by adding Double-Word prediction to version 6.0. Emoji fans will also love the revamped emoji panel and improved settings. This update is now available in Google Play.

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