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Ana Hurka-Robles
Ana Hurka-Robles
Ana joined the Laptopmag team in 2012. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Ana spent two years as a video producer for tech site Tested.com. Ana has worked as a writer for Tubefilter.com and founded her own geek culture blog which was awarded AMC.com's Site of the Week.
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iPhone 5s Specs vs the Competition: Top Smartphones Compared

iPhone 5s Specs vs the Competition: Top Smartphones Compared

No more rumors. The iPhone 5s is here, and we know exactly what's inside it. Sure, we could (and undoubtedly will) spend hours debating the value of the decadent champagne color and new fingerprint sc...

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How To Try Spotify Premium (and Avoid Getting Charged)

How To Try Spotify Premium (and Avoid Getting Charged)

Sick of Spotify ads? Dying to take your carefully curated playlists with you on your commute home? If you want to try out the Spotify Premium experience but aren't quite ready to cough up $9.99 a mont...

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How to Search For Spotify Friends By Username

How to Search For Spotify Friends By Username

A major part of Spotify's interface is devoted to following your friends and sharing your music with them. While the Follow screen gives you lots of suggestions for people to follow, Spotify makes it ...

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How to Turn Off Spotify Auto-Start

How to Turn Off Spotify Auto-Start

Spotify is great for streaming a huge selection of music, but the app itself can be a little overbearing. If you've recently installed Spotify's desktop application, you might find that when you turn ...

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Stream Your Own Internet Radio Station With Grooveshark Broadcast

Stream Your Own Internet Radio Station With Grooveshark Broadcast

 In the glory days of radio, a DJ could launch a musician's career with the spin of a record. That same power of individually-curated music discovery is at the root of Broadcast, a new Web applicatio...

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How To Stop Spotify Posts on Facebook

How To Stop Spotify Posts on Facebook

Part of the fun of Spotify is sharing your musical tastes with your friends and followers, but does your entire Facebook feed really need to know the details of your latest "Hot Jamz" playlist? Spotif...

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Vdio Review

Vdio Review

Vdio's sleek interface makes streaming your favorite movies and television into a fun social experience, but it's still playing catch-up when it comes to selection.

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Microsoft Will Transition All Hotmail Users to Outlook.com by Summer 2013

Microsoft Will Transition All Hotmail Users to Outlook.com by Summer 2013

In the summer of 2012, Gmail stole away Hotmail’s long-standing title as the world’s largest web-based email service. Around that same time, Microsoft released a preview version of Outlook.com, a ...

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Store Charges $125 To Downgrade Windows 8 Machines to Windows 7

Store Charges $125 To Downgrade Windows 8 Machines to Windows 7

Consumer reaction towards Windows 8 has been mixed, and that's putting it generously, but are the Windows 7 faithful so dissatisfied with Microsoft's latest operating system they're willing to pay th...

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7 Best Smartphones of CES 2013

7 Best Smartphones of CES 2013

Nearly half of all American adults now own a smartphone, and the innovation on display at CES showed just how far these devices have come. Handsets are getting thinner even as their screens are gettin...

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9 Best Laptops of CES 2013

9 Best Laptops of CES 2013

There were fewer traditional laptops at CES 2013, but that's because many of them are morphing into hybrids. MSI showed off the Slidebook S2, a tablet that transforms into a super-sleek Ultrabook, and...

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CES 2013 Day 5: Top 10 Stories

CES 2013 Day 5: Top 10 Stories

We're heading into the final hours of CES 2013, and the product announcements and hands-on demos are still coming fast and furious. Read on for a wrap-up of the hottest news from the show floor. CES...

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