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Roundup: Blackberry Z10 to the rescue; YouTube milestone, more



New hope: BlackBerry Z10 is finally out in the U.S. market today. Can this smartphone revive the once-dominant cellphone maker?   Washington Post

YouTube milestone: Cute animals, Harlem shakes, pop videos, and much more have rocketed YouTube to accumulate 1 billion monthly users.

Apple's two-step: For added security, Apple began introducing two-step authentication for Apple ID and iCloud users.\

Car safety app: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released an iOS app called SaferCar for the iPhone and iPod Touch that will let users keep track of notices and vehicle recalls, and find a location of a child seat installation location.   USA Today

Turn your phone into an S4: Samsung S4's new features were introduced with fanfare last week. But you can give your Android phone similar features with a few apps.   Digital Trends

Preparing for the worst? Consider a satellite phone: Who would benefit from having a satellite phone, and where do you buy one?

Cracking down: The Federal Communications Commission is going after two firms accused of making unauthorized robocalls to cell phones.

Robots take over: Automation is becoming more common with more robots taking over the tasks in the workplace. Here are six fields where robots are taking charge.

Myth busters: The Internet is a great research tool for shoppers. But there are plenty of myths about technology that could result in consumers spending more than they should. Here are 12 tech shopping myths busted.

New definition of independence: You're not a real adult until you leave your family cell phone plan.

Go prehistoric: This is a bit creepy, but you can "Croodify" yourself with a free iOS app from Dreamworks. Just upload a photo of yourself, and the app will turn you a Crood.

[Last modified: Friday, March 22, 2013 4:41pm]


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