Twitter | Mobile-PC-Medics.comBecause of the high volume of tweets that can flood your feed, Twitter has now introduced a feature that allows you to “Mute” your followers if you no longer want to see what they are posting. While this is similar to the “Block” function that already existed, muting someone on Twitter can be done so without sending them a message.

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Beats Headphones | Mobile-PC-Medics.comApple is close to acquiring headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, with the deal to be completed as soon as next week. It would mark the most expensive purchase in the history of Apple, and also a stark shift in philosophy from the late Steve Jobs, who did not believe in acquisitions of this stature.

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Credit Cards | Mobile-PC-Medics.comThough the United States is behind countries in Europe and Asia in terms of its credit card technology, changes are coming, as U.S. cards will move from magnetic strips to electronic chips within the next 18 months. The magnetic strip technology is now about 50 years old and far less secure than electronic chips. Security questions surrounding magnetic strips have only grown louder in recent months following Target’s credit card security breach.

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Google Wallet | Mobile-PC-Medics.comSeveral improvements are coming to Google Wallet, the most important of which is that users will be able to readily change Google accounts on their phones, something that was not possible before. It will also be easier for companies to install Google Wallet Instant Buy buttons in their titles, allowing people the ability to shop on their smartphones even more easily.

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Microsoft Surface | Mobile-PC-Medics.comWith Microsoft apparently gearing up to release a small version of its Surface, there are several improvements that should be made to make the experience even better for customers. Among the improvements that can be made to the Surface Mini include the option to upgrade to LTE service, a thinner design and a digital pen.

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Windows Phone personal assistant Cortana | Mobile-PC-Medics.comCortana, the new digital personal assistant app for the Windows Phone, apparently has some funny answers to numerous questions that people may ask her. Cortana tells several different jokes, has sassy answers to questions about Apple’s Siri, and will even explain parts of the Halo saga.

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HP Slatebook | MobilePCMedics.comHP appears to be ready to put a second Android-powered laptop on the market, as a video of the 14-inch, touchscreen display Slatebook 14 recently surfaced online. While it currently has several deficiencies compared to Windows and Mac operating systems, the simplicity of its function could be attractive to a segment of the laptop market.

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