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Virtual bulletin board Yik Yak updates to make upvoting easier than ever

Social bulletin board app Yik Yak has recently been updated to bring better notifications, a new card design, and an easier upvote feature to allow you to highlight what you like. Rather than sharing content with people you know like other social networks, Yik Yak's claim to fame is that you can connect and share with others around you without requiring you to know them or be connected to them.

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T-Mobile agrees to display correct speed test results for throttled customers

T-Mobile took a big step forward today in the realm of transparency over customer data allotments and throttling. A statement released by the FCC indicates that T-Mobile will begin providing a link to a speed test that will provide accurate results for users who have already been throttled for the month, rather than displaying potential network speeds as it currently does. In addition, the magenta carrier said it would be clearer about data throttling in its text alerts once users have gone over their high speed data cap for the month.

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City of Cupertino provides Apple Campus 2 construction update, new aerial photo in tow

The city of Cupertino, Calififornia has posted a new ariel image of Apple's upcoming Campus 2 building that's currently under construction. The photo, supplied by Apple, was taken at a slightly different angle than a similar image taken from a drone earlier in November.

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Apple says CarPlay isn't as distracting as recent university study found

Apple has responded to a study published by the University of Utah, which found that Apple CarPlay could be up to four times more distracting than driving alone. In the response, Apple stated researchers at the university failed to test both Siri Eyes Free and CarPlay.

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BT in early talks to purchase O2 or EE

According to reports, British Telecom is in early talks with Telefonica to purchase O2, the same mobile operator it released back in 2001. Not only has BT set its sights on O2, but the UK's largest network EE has also been offered in a separate deal.

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Apple joins (RED) campaign for World AIDS Day, will donate percentage of proceeds from Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Following the product (RED) takeover of the App Store earlier today, Apple has announced a broader involvement in the campaign leading up to World AIDS Day. On Black Friday, November 28, Apple will be giving out special product (RED) gift certificates in the U.S., a percentage of which will be donated to AIDS research. On Cyber Monday, December 1, Apple will donate a portion of every retail and online sale. It's a genius idea for an amazing cause. Kudos to the teams at Apple for putting it together.

You can check out the details at apple.com/red or read the press release below.

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Handbrake adds new encoders, filters, and scalers in jump to version 0.10

The Handbrake video encoding software has received an update, jumping to version 0.10. With the new software version, the makers of Handbrake are bringing a few notable new features as well as some under the hood improvements, such as new encoders, filters, and scalers along with bug fixes:

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App Store apps go (RED) to help raise money to fight AIDS

A number of popular App Store apps are updating tonight with product (RED) branding, and adding in-app purchases (IAP) whose proceeds will go to help fund AIDS research. The promotion will last until December 7 and you can find details for each participating app's IAP in their App Store descriptions.

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Dell ships UltraSharp 27-inch 5K monitor

Dell is now shipping its previously announced $2,500 UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor through its online store. The display sports the same 5120 X 2880-pixel Ultra HD resolution that we saw on Apple's recent Retina 5K iMac. However, Dell is pricing its monitor-only solution at the same price as Apple's all-in-one, which includes a full computer running OS X Yosemite.

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Call Recorder for FaceTime also records Handoff relay calls

Ecamm's Call Recorder for FaceTime is a Mac app that does what its name implies. The Mac OS X application records both sides of your FaceTime video calls so you can preserve your FaceTime memories. An added benefit with Call Recorder for FaceTime is that it can also handle recording for phone relay calls. This way, if you get a call on your iPhone and answer it via your Mac thanks to the relay feature of iOS and OS X, you can record audio calls that way as well.

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