Weekly Rewind: Reddit, Uber, and Neil Young get dramatic

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Neil Young yanks his music from streaming to go full-on Pono

Neil Young yanks his music from streaming to go full-on Pono

Neil Young posted on Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday to announce that “Streaming has ended for me.” Unlike Taylor Swift, Young is blaming poor audio quality rather than low royalty payouts. Young said on Facebook, “I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution. I don’t feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It’s bad for my music.”

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Blue Apron launches a tasty iOS app for home-cooked meals

Blue Apron launches a tasty iOS app for home-cooked meals

Blue Apron, the New York-based startup that delivers recipes and fresh ingredients for home-cooked meals on a weekly basis, announced on Wednesday that it has launched its first mobile app for iOS. Whether they’re a Blue Apron member or not, users have the ability to browse through Blue Apron’s seasonal recipes with integrated how-to videos, cooking tips, and information about their specialty ingredients.

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Yik Yak app steps up its game by introducing photos

Yik Yak app steps up its game by introducing photos

Yik Yak, the anonymous social app that lets college students post text-based posts, has announced that users will now be able to share photos on the service. The startup wrote in a blog post, “Sure, you could describe that amazing eggs Benedict your mom just made for breakfast (let’s be real, sometimes being home for summer has its perks), but it’s often more tantalizing to share a drool-inducing photo of it, too.”

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Uber hit with $7 million fine in California, regulators threaten to suspend service

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Earlier this week, California regulators ordered Uber to pay a $7.3 million dollar fine or shut down the ride service in its home state. Back in September 2013, The California Public Utilities Commission asked Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar for some information. The CPUC asked Uber to give data on: how often customers requested access to vehicles, the cost of trips, the percentage of ride requests fulfilled, and the cause of accidents when the company’s’ drivers were involved. So far, Uber has failed to deliver.

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Following a period of exclusivity, HBO Now is finally coming to Android and Amazon devices

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It was just earlier this year that HBO Now was announced for Apple Devices, and the company promised to bring it to Android devices this summer. If you own an Android phone or tablet, you can now access HBO’s standalone streaming service from the App Store or Google Play Store. HBO’s standalone streaming service gives users access to hit shows like True Detective, Game of Thrones, and Silicon Valley. HBO is allowing new customers to try out the service for free for the first thirty days. Users can then cancel or continue their subscription at $14.99/month.

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Product Review

The Motorola One Action’s wide-angle camera is the bane of vertical videos

Motorola’s latest phone is called the Motorola One Action, and it wants to end vertical videos once and for all. The unique action camera lets you film in portrait orientation, yet still captures landscape footage.
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The best pet tech products on the market for dog and cat owners

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The 15 best tech jobs boast top salaries, high satisfaction, lots of openings

The bonanza of tech jobs just keeps coming. High-paying tech jobs abound at companies where people love to work. If you’re ready to make a change, this is a great time to look for something more fulfilling.   
News

Trump administration delays Chinese tariffs on select electronics until December

President Trump's trade war with China took a detour Tuesday as the United States Trade Representative postponed some of the $300 billion in tariffs set to take effect next month, including many tech gadgets.
Mobile

Apple expands digital student cards to 12 more universities this year

Apple announced it's expanding its digital student ID initiative to 12 more universities this year — essentially meaning that over 100,000 students will have access to the tech this year.
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Critical Bluetooth security bug discovered. Protect yourself with a quick update

Researchers have discovered a major new security flaw in Bluetooth, which could leave millions of devices at risk of a malicious hack. The attack allows a hacker to “break” Bluetooth security without anyone knowing.
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Go monochrome with some of the best black-and-white photo apps

Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras and smartphones, the emotion and drama of black-and-white photography maintain their allure. Here are a few of our favorite monochrome shooting and editing apps.
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Motorola One Action says goodbye to annoying vertical videos

The new midrange Motorola One Action features an ultra-wide-angle lens that means you can take horizontal video while filming vertically. Here's everything you need to know about the Motorola One Action.
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A dead pixel doesn't mean a dead display. Here's how to repair it

Dead pixel got you down? We don't blame you. Check out our guide on how to fix a dead pixel and save yourself that costly screen replacement or an unwanted trip to your local repair shop.
Deals

Score this Amazon-renewed Apple iPhone XS at a $350 discount

iPhones are pretty expensive pieces of technology, but if you don’t mind buying a renewed model, you can save quite a bit of money. Amazon is offering renewed unlocked versions of the Apple iPhone XS at a $350 discount.
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Best smartwatch deals for August 2019: Samsung, Fitbit, and Apple Watch sales

Smartwatches make life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. If you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, here are the best smartwatch deals for August 2019.
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Learn how to make your iPhone play local radio in iOS 13

Find out exactly how to use the Live Radio in iOS 13: Our guide will explain how iOS 13 connects to live radio, what commands to give, and how to revisit past stations. Enjoy your favorite live radio right from your iPhone.
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Looking for a good cheap phone? Get the Samsung Galaxy A10 for $145 on Amazon

Samsung's A-Series lineup features phone models from the low-end to the mid-tier. One of its cheaper ones, the Galaxy A10, is perhaps watered-down specs-wise but still boasts enough workable features that make it recommendable.
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