"Galaxy S4 Mini could arrive soon"
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Galaxy S4 Mini could arrive soon
It's time to kill Google Buzz again.
I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET Update.
A mini version of the Galaxy S4 could be revealed in a few weeks.
Samsung is having an event on June 20th to announce new products, and the Wall Street Journal has a source saying it's likely that the S4 Mini will be shown off.
So, if the 5-inch S4 phone is too big and too expensive for you, it's likely the S4
Mini will cost less, and that screen could be about 4.3 inches.
Remember Google Buzz?
It was Google's failed attempt at a social network before Google+.
Well, if you're a Google user, you likely got a reminder about the service in an e-mail a few days ago.
Google notified users that it will save your old Buzz post in Google Drive starting in July.
If you made any public posts or comments, these could still be seen by other users.
If you want to avoid that possibility, Google offered a link to delete all your Buzz
A few tech tidbits worth noting, if you have Windows Phone 8, a new YouTube app is in the works and it will be released in the coming weeks.
Google was upset with Microsoft's version of the YouTube app because they didn't play advertisements and it allowed users to download the videos.
Google told Microsoft to cease and desist because this violated the terms of service.
So now, Microsoft has to make a new YouTube app with adds.
Verizon's cloud backup service now supports iPhones and iPads along with Android devices.
Verizon's Cloud is an app that lets mobile customers save their photos, videos, and contacts online as well as stream music and view documents saved to the cloud.
You can also access the files from your desktop computer.
Customers get 500 megabytes for free but more storage will cost you.
For example, 25 gigs of space cost $3 a month.
And several companies are trying to buy a stake in the video-sharing site, Hulu, including Yahoo, DirecTV, and Time Warner Cable.
We'll have to keep an eye on this betting war to see which one
wins the battle for Hulu's 4 million subscribers.
Hurricane season officially begins this week on June 1st, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA for short, expects six major hurricanes this year.
So, it's a good time to take a look at the NOAA Hi-Def Radar app.
It's a very popular app, but it's not free.
It costs $2 in Google Play, but it's on sale on iTunes store for a buck.
It's great for fast-loading radar maps but it also lets you customize the layers of info you want on the
Users can chat with other people about approaching storms, and you can bookmark where your friends and family live.
That's your Tech News Update.
You could find more details at CNET.com/update.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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