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Shawn Farner is a Harrisburg-based tech blogger who has been involved in online media for over seven years. He covers consumer electronics, Web-based services, and tech startups. Read disclosures here.

Weekend Wrap-Up: Square to Accept Apple Pay, Teams with Snapchat on Snapcash

Weekend Wrap-Up: Square to Accept Apple Pay, Teams with Snapchat on Snapcash

It's Weekend Wrap-Up time, folks! Here's where we get you all caught up on the top tech stories from the past week. Companies making headlines include Square, Snapchat, Facebook and Aereo. Let's find out why. Square … [Read more...]

Beats Music Bundled into iOS? It Could Happen in 2015

Beats Music Bundled into iOS? It Could Happen in 2015

Is Apple hedging its bets on digital music purchases, or is it simply offering more choice to consumers? That's the question being asked following a report from Financial Times that states Apple will bundle Beats Music … [Read more...]

Snapchat and Square Team Up for Snapcash

Snapchat and Square Team Up for Snapcash

Disappearing money may sound like a problem to some. To Snapchat? It's a feature -- one the company is banking on as one more reason users would want to use the ephemeral messaging app. The feature is called … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Obama Supports Net Neutrality; Google Announces YouTube Music Key

Weekend Wrap-Up: Obama Supports Net Neutrality; Google Announces YouTube Music Key

Happy Sunday! It's Weekend Wrap-Up day, which means its time to catch you up on the biggest tech stories from the past week. Those in the tech headlines include President Obama, Google, and Sony. Let's find out … [Read more...]

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Walmart Selling Xbox One & Halo: MCC Bundle with $30 Gift Card for $329

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Walmart Selling Xbox One & Halo: MCC Bundle with $30 Gift Card for $329

Is Halo: Master Chief Collection as great as I thought it would be? Yes. But I purchased my Xbox One nearly a year ago. If you're a gamer who doesn't own Microsoft's latest-gen console just yet, and the newest Halo is … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Android Lollipop Launches; Amazon Unveils Echo

Weekend Wrap-Up: Android Lollipop Launches; Amazon Unveils Echo

Happy Sunday! It's time for another edition of the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we get you all caught up on the biggest tech stories from the past week. Companies in the news include Google, Amazon, LG and Viddy. Let's find … [Read more...]

Finally! The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is Getting a Nintendo 3DS Remake

Finally! The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is Getting a Nintendo 3DS Remake

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is the remake I've been waiting years for. Ocarina of Time got one. The Wind Waker got one. Heck, even the universe of A Link to the Past was resurrected for A Link Between … [Read more...]

That’s a Wrap: Video-Sharing App Viddy is Shutting Down December 15

That’s a Wrap: Video-Sharing App Viddy is Shutting Down December 15

When Instagram made photo filters popular, it was only a matter of time before a company tried to bring a similar concept to video. That brought us Viddy, an app for both iOS and Android that enabled users to share … [Read more...]

It’s Nexus Day: Nexus 9 and Nexus Player Now Selling on Play Store; Nexus 9 Also Selling at Best Buy

It’s Nexus Day: Nexus 9 and Nexus Player Now Selling on Play Store; Nexus 9 Also Selling at Best Buy

Have your heart set on the next generation of Google devices? In the case of the Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus Player set-top box, you can purchase both starting today; each has gone up for sale on the Google Play Store, … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazon Unveils Fire Stick; Microsoft Knocks $50 Off Xbox One Bundles

Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazon Unveils Fire Stick; Microsoft Knocks $50 Off Xbox One Bundles

Happy Sunday! Thanks for checking in for the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we fill you in on the biggest tech stories from the past week. Companies making news this week include Amazon, Microsoft and Samsung. Let's find out … [Read more...]