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Microsoft Open Tech Brings Support For More Open-Source Projects To Azureview story

http://techcrunch.com –  At O’Reilly’s Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore., today, Microsoft’s Open Technologies subsidiary announced two new partnerships that bring support for more open source technologies to the Microsoft Azure platform. (IT news)

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Airbnb Drops Homejoy From Cleaning Trial, Handybook Remains On In Three Test Marketsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Airbnb’s cleaning trial began in San Francisco, and over time expanded to New York and Los Angeles. Those were three markets that both Homejoy and Handybook operated in. Now, Handybook will handle cleanings in all of them. Read More (IT news)

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Samsung Galaxy Avant comes to T-Mobile on July 30, remote device unlocking in towview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If you’re looking for a new budget phone, than you might want to check out the Samsung Galaxy Avant. We first heard about it back in June, and it’s expected to launch on T-Mobile on July 30 with a couple of new features. It will feature a Remote Device Unlock, which will give you the ability to unlock the phone either permanently or temporarily. (IT news)

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Want an updated factory image of Android L Dev Preview? Not gonna happen, a Googler saysview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If you’re one of the many who jumped ship from their stable Android version to try out the Android L Developer Preview, you definitely noticed it’s not exactly the most polished thing in the world (not even close, actually). No reason to be mad at Google, though — it’s just a developer preview, and we’re lucky to have something before launch. As most Android enthusia (IT news)

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Gameloft releases Modern Combat 5 trailer, pirates release the full game a little earlyview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Modern Combat 5 will be available on July 24th, and Gameloft released an exciting trailer to wet your appetite. Interestingly enough, the game is already available thanks to underground pirating. I am not condoning the pirating, but it appears Gameloft released the game a little early to a few people as part of a contest they ran on Facebook. (IT news)

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Verizon’s launch date for HTC One Remix (One Mini 2) finally knownview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Verizon’s version of the HTC One Mini 2, dubbed the HTC One Remix, will be finally launching this Thursday, July 24. This information comes from @evleaks, who has become pretty trustworthy regarding the accuracy of his information. (IT news)

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Samsung releases official statement regarding deforming back covers on Galaxy Tab S tabletsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Just a few days ago, we let you know about an overheating problem in Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets. The overheating was causing a deformation on the rear cover of the device. Now, Samsung has released an official statement on the problem. Hit the break for the official word. Apparently, the deformation is only occuring on a limited amount of defective back covers. (IT news)

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Watch iOS 8′s Latest Beta Transcribe Voice To Text In Near-Real Timeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple’s iOS 8 beta 4 just hit the interwebs today, and among the new features found therein, there’s a cool new visualization of the iOS dictation feature (seen in the MacRumors video above) that shows your words being transcribed almost in real-time as you say them. (IT news)

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Another Screen Shot Of The Upcoming Windows Start Menu Leaksview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Another week, another leak. Today we have a new, purported screenshot of the upcoming return of the Start Menu to Windows. Read More (IT news)

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Facebook’s $2 Billion Acquisition Of Oculus Closes, Now Officialview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Facebook now owns Oculus. The $2 billion acquisition deal of the virtual reality pioneer announced in March has been approved by regulators and today become official. The U.S. FCC’s anti-trust team greenlighted the deal in April. Now it has passed the California Department Of Corporations fairness hearing and will go into effect. (IT news)

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Latest iOS 8 Beta Update Includes Tips, An App That Shows Features You Might Missview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The latest iOS 8 beta release includes a new Tips app pointing out features and shortcuts that aren’t immediately apparent, as well as the steps necessary to turn them on or off in settings. Read More (IT news)

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World Cup Provides A Boost To Netflix Due To Smart TV Adoption In Latin Americaview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It might seem counter-intuitive, but Netflix will probably get a boost from the viewership of live sports — at least in Latin America. That’s because, in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a large number of consumers upgraded their TVs to Internet-connected sets that can access its on-demand streaming service. Read More (IT news)