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Flipboard for Windows Phone 8 is finally here

At last, Flipboard has an app for Windows Phone 8. Nokia said a version of the magazine-inspired reading app would come to its platform over a year ago, and users have been waiting patiently ever since. Now, it’s finally here. (Well, for devices with at least 1GB of RAM anyway.) The app will likely be met with a tempered reception though. A version was released in the Windows Phone Store by mistake last week, and without its most iconic “flipping” feature. The company later clarified that it was an incomplete build designed as a placeholder before the official release. Nevertheless,…

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Digital wallet startup Clinckle finally launches — but only for college students

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It looks like Clinkle is finally live. The pre-paid card app is currently limited to college students and features a social aspect called “treats” which could be used to refund your last purchase. The iOS and Android app allows students to send cash to each other like Venmo, but also has a physical pre-paid debit card. Whenever a student swipes the card seven times, they earn a treat which they can then send to a friend with a photo and caption. When someone opens a treat they could win a refund on the last purchase they made. Everyone likes free stuff. In…

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Samsung Gear Live review: Finally a smartwatch you could wear every day

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For what seems like forever, companies have been telling us that wearables are here to stay and trying to sell them to the public in all types of crazy forms but nothing has really stuck. We’ve seen everything from fitness bands to smartwatches but nobody has managed to convince us that we need to wear something on our wrists all the time. That may have finally changed when Google announced its Android Wear platform last week at I/O, the company’s annual developer event. I saw the company unveil the platform first hand and have spent the week using the Gear Live as I travel…

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Here’s How Obama Finally Plans To End The Longest War In American History

Source: www.businessinsider.com – Tuesday, May 27, 2014
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a plan to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan after what has become the longest war in American history.  In a statement from the Rose Garden of the White House, Obama announced his intention to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2014, when the U.S.'s combat operations will be completed. The 9,800-troop level would mark a drawdown from the 32,000 U.S. troops currently stationed in the country. It comes as NATO is set to pull the bulk of its 70,000-plus troops from the region as well. In a conference call with reporters, senior Obama administration officials said the remaining U.S. troops in the region would have two missions: Training Afghan security forces, and conducting counterterror missions against the remnants of al Qaeda. "We will bring America's longest war to a responsible end," Obama said in a Rose Garden statement Tuesday. " The future of Afghanistan must be decided by Afghans." The plan has three drawdown phases: Current troop level: 32,000 End of 2014: 9,800 End of 2015: Roughly half that number, with troops consolidated in the capital of Kabul and Bagram air field. End of 2016: The U.S. will draw down to what administration officials described as a "normal embassy presence" in Kabul. The reduction to a "normal embassy presence" would come as Obama is set to leave office after the completion of his second term. The proposal is largely in line with what mi

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The perfect iOS email app finally exists, but we wish it wasn’t free

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I hate email. The team at The Next Web can attest to just how often I complain about email. Email is slow, cumbersome, often overwhelming and hard to deal with. There’s just so much of it. I’ve always been bad at email and despite great solutions like Mailbox existing, I’ve never found the perfect iOS email client. Up until recently, I’ve been using the built-in iOS email client to get mail from my four Gmail accounts, mostly because the Gmail app lacks a unified inbox (it’s also pretty slow) and Mailbox, while useful, lacks a desktop app (there’s a beta coming soon) which…

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RIP Flash: Why HTML5 will finally take over video and the Web this year

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Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media. Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, HTML5 is making Flash obsolete. The HTML5 versus Flash debate has been a hot topic among Web developers for years – and even more so since Steve Jobs published his now infamous 2010 letter touting HTML5 as the future and Flash as “no longer necessary.”…

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IE11 gains the most market share, and Chrome finally passes Firefox

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March saw the fifth full month of IE11 availability with Windows 8.1, the release of Firefox 28, and the first full month of Chrome 33 availability. The latest numbers from Net Applications show that Chrome was the only major winner last month, having finally passed Firefox. Between February and March, IE dipped 0.23 percentage points (from 58.19 percent to 57.96), Firefox fell 0.42 percentage points (from 17.68 percent to 17.52 percent), and Chrome gained 0.68 percentage points (from 16.84 percent to 17.52 percent). Safari meanwhile gained 0.01 percentage points to 5.68 percent and Opera slipped 0.03 percentage points to 1.20…

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