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Jan 30 2015 9:57PM EST | Source: CNET Android Atlas
Accidentally enabled the Hotspot or Invert Colors feature in Android 5.0 Lollipop? You may have noticed two new icons in the Quick Settings menu. Here's how to get rid of them.






Jan 30 2015 9:43PM EST | Source: CNET Android Atlas
Accidentally enabled the Hotspot or Invert Colors feature in Android 5.0 Lollipop? You may have noticed two new icons in the Quick Settings menu. Here's how to get rid of them.






Jan 30 2015 6:57PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We've got the answer. This time in Ask, we offer solutions on how to fix blurry text when you're using an external monitor on your Mac. 

Question

I’ve just switched from an iMac to a Mac mini, but on the cheaper monitor I'm using — a 27-inch Samsung LCD — the text is blurry and no changes in System Preferences seem to help. I have tried the monitor on a PC and it looks fine. What can I do?

Answer

There are lots of reasons why you might get a blurry image. The two most common are that the monitor is over- or under-scanning (there’ll be an option for this in the monitor’s own menu) and font smoothing (try typing defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2 in Terminal, then log out and back in; click here for more details).


If your display is blurry, try smoothing fonts or run a script to convince OS X the monitor only supports RGB.

There’s another possibility. Apple’s DisplayPort uses the YCbCr color-encoding scheme by default, and this can look weird on some monitors. You can fix it by running a script to convince OS X the monitor only supports RGB. Right-click and download the script at embdev.net/attachment/168316/patch-edid.rb and then type ruby patch-edid.rb in Terminal. This creates a folder in your home folder. Move the patch-edid.rb into /System/Library/Displays/Overrides and restart your Mac.

Got an Apple tech question? Email ask@maclife.com.

Jan 30 2015 5:56PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

We've got a couple of dueling top-shelf calendar apps on sale this week, so pick your team and run with it if you want something that puts Apple's stock calendar app to shame. But wait, there's more! We've also got dueling price chops on to-do apps, note taking apps that let you write on the screen, and even competing maps of the constellations. It's an ultimate app price drop showdown this week, so to arms, to arms! And to the App Store!

Jan 30 2015 5:39PM EST | Source: CNET Android Atlas
The mobile phone maker lays out the challenges involved in pushing out the latest version of Android to all Motorola smartphone owners.






Jan 30 2015 5:00PM EST | Source: MacLife.com

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Jan 30 2015 4:57PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
SEATTLE (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp brought back annual performance bonuses for its chief executive and her top lieutenants for 2014 despite falling profits and a tumbling stock price, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Jan 30 2015 4:26PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride service Uber, which is trying to enhance its image after several controversies, on Friday released the findings of a report on its handling of passenger data and said it would act on all the report's recommendations for improvements.

Jan 30 2015 4:15PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - AT&T Inc spent close to half the total in the record-setting U.S. sale of airwaves for mobile data, with Verizon Communications Inc and bidding partners of Dish Network Corp also spending heavily, results showed on Friday.

Jan 30 2015 2:42PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - AT&T Inc spent close to half the total in the record-setting U.S. sale of airwaves for mobile data, with Verizon Communications Inc and bidding partners of Dish Network Corp also spending heavily, results showed on Friday.

Jan 30 2015 1:41PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc , Verizon Communications Inc and bidding partners of Dish Network Corp spent the most on the record-setting U.S. sale of wireless airwaves for mobile data, known as AWS-3, according to auction results released on Friday.

Jan 30 2015 1:15PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
(Reuters) - The head of China's commerce regulator met with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd chairman Jack Ma on Friday to discuss combating fake products, the official Xinhua news agency reported, with the two adopting a conciliatory tone after a row over illegal business on the Internet company's platforms.

Jan 30 2015 10:27AM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
BEIJING (Reuters) - The head of China's commerce regulator met with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. chairman Jack Ma on Friday to discuss combating fake products, the official Xinhua news agency reported, with the two adopting a conciliatory tone after a row over illegal business on the internet company's platforms.

Jan 30 2015 7:35AM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is mulling a new law requiring telecoms companies to store communications data of EU citizens as part of its efforts to fight terrorism, after a top court struck down the previous one on privacy concerns.

Jan 30 2015 6:24AM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
PARIS (Reuters) - Search engine Google has agreed to better inform users about how it handles their personal information after an investigation by Britain's data protection regulator found its privacy policy was too vague.

Jan 30 2015 3:53AM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After years of giving investors the cold shoulder, Amazon.com Inc is starting to warm up to Wall Street.

Jan 30 2015 1:58AM EST | Source: MacLife.com

Analysts and pundits are still realizing the larger implications of Apple's insanely profitable quarter, and new reports reveal how the Cupertino company has caught up with Samsung in a key race. In other news, there's a cool new wireless iPhone charging case in the works on Kickstarter.

Report: Apple Shipped As Many Phones As Samsung Last Quarter

More news about the wider significance of Apple's record-breaking quarter continues to roll in, this time from Security Analytics, who claims that Apple tied with rival Samsung to dominate smartphone shipments for the quarter.

According to the report, both Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million handsets during the quarter (although Samsung's still well in the lead as regards the annual total). As a result, at least for the quarter, both companies could claim a market share of 19.6 percent.

It's worth noting that Strategy Analytics's conclusions are partly based on informed guesses, as Samsung stopped reporting the numbers of its shipments a few years ago. (IDC, for instance, reported a couple of hours ago that Samsung shipped a slightly more impressive 75.1 million units.

The last time Samsung and Apple had a more or less equal share of the market was in Q4 2011. Samsung and Apple might be tied as regards shipments, but the news is much different on the profit scale. The Korean company's sales for the period ranging from October to December 2014 were down 27 percent from last year according to its own earnings report released today, and the company's mobile sales were down a whopping 64 percent year over year. (Its semiconductor business is positively booming, though, in part due to widespread demand for them from companies like, yes, Apple.)

'Ampere' Wireless Charging Case Turns Heads on Kickstarter

If you're the type of person who likes to charge your iPhone on the go but doesn't like to bother with cumbersome extra accessories, you should check out Novelsys' new Ampere sleeve on Kickstarter. It looks like most other leather sleeves for the iPhone, but the quirk here is that it comes with a 2,700-mAh battery tucked inside that charges your phone wirelessly.

There's a (literally) small catch for us iPhone users in that we'll have to stick a tiny Lightning receiver on the bottom of our phones to get it to work as intended. But that seems like a small price to pay considering the convenience involved.

Right now, the real price you'll have to pay is a $75 pledge to Novelsys's Kickstarter for the project, and that's just for the early bird pricing. (And you'll want to hurry, as there's only 30 of those left as of this writing.) After that, the price jumps up slightly to $79.

Plenty of people are taking notice. The team asked for $60,000, but the project's already earned $75,259 on the strength of just 373 backers and there are still 15 days to go.

Follow this article's writer, Leif Johnson, on Twitter.

Jan 30 2015 12:03AM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Draft Chinese government regulation would force technology vendors to meet stringent security tests before they can sell to China's banks, an acceleration of efforts to curb the country's reliance on foreign technology that has drawn a sharp response from U.S. business groups.

Jan 29 2015 10:54PM EST | Source: REUTERS Technology
BEIJING (Reuters) - The National Basketball Association and Tencent Holdings Ltd said Friday the Shenzhen-based Internet giant will be the only company in China to stream the league's online content.

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