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If you’ve had problems with Google Calendar in the past 24 hours or so, you’re not the only on. Google announced Calendar service problems faced by many users on its official app status website which, as of 9:15 am today, explained that “Google...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Mark Mackay | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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We know that we became absorbed, that we experienced great pleasure in watching, and that we couldn’t wait for each new season to begin. We know, or feel at least, that we have participated in something significant, a cultural moment. But what I want...
From: The Millions | By: Sonya Chung | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The Department of Justice has made a grave error as several seized Megaupload domains are now being exploited for nefarious purposes. A few days ago both Megaupload.com and Megavideo.com began directing visitors to scams and malware, presumably because...
From: TorrentFreak | By: Ernesto | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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I can see Cook-Ive as a sort of titular reversal of the Jobs-Cook C-level duo relationship.
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Politico today led the way in a virtual tidal wave of outragey outrage stories across the leftosphere trashing Scott Walker as some kind of monster because he thinks that laws mandating ultrasounds before abortions is "cool" and gosh doesn't he just...
From: Red State | By: ( | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The rankings in Apple’s App Store can make or break an app development company. If your app is “featured” by Apple’s staff in the App Store — given a special display that most other apps don’t get — it can transform your app into an overnight...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A whole bunch of work has been going on behind-the-scenes here this spring, and now, the site is now completely mobile-friendly and responsive, meaning that it will adjust to whatever size screen you’re reading the site on; desktop, tablet, or mobile...
From: David Lebovitz | By: David | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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After testing the waters on Mac and iPad successfully, Pixelmator is now bringing its highly rated image editor to Apple's iPhone. Finally. Most notably, the application will feature new editing elements to assist while you're on the go, including a...
From: Engadget | By: Edgar Alvarez | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Ask what’s in the American history collection at the Smithsonian Institution, and most people will mention really old stuff like The Star-Spangled Banner or a few chunks of Plymouth Rock or musty, rusty relics of bygone eras—the John Bull Locomotive,...
From: AdWeek | By: Robert Klara | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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I sliced my thumb in half last year. It's fine now, but touchscreens don't recognize touches using thumb. Why not?A year ago, I had a kitchen knife accident and sliced most of the way through the pad of my thumb, right to the bone. The ER doc thanked...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: wutangclan | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. GoPro is building a drone as well as a six-camera virtual reality recording system. The drone is coming in the first half of 2016. 2. Jawbone is suing Fitbit. It's accusing the rival wearable...
From: Business Insider | By: James Cook | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The latest in a slew of leaks related to Apple’s expect […]
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Beware if you have any jokester friends with iOS devices -- they might just have a way to ruin your day if you have any iOS gadgets of your own. Apple has confirmed that it's fixing a recently discovered bug that crashes iPhones and other iOS 8 hardw......
From: Play Savvy | By: Jon Fingas | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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#4. Texting when we should be calling The post 5 Things We Absolutely Don’t Have Time for — But Totally Do Anyways appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Anna Lind Thomas | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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It sounds like something out of a horror movie…if mobile phones watched horror movies. A certain string of Arabic characters, when sent to an iPhone, can crash the device and force it to restart immediately. It’s a hilarious prank, but also a nasty...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Brandz power list also sees Facebook soar thanks to Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions, while Vodafone is top UK brandThe launch of the iPhone 6 and its smartwatch helped Apple to easily overtake Google and reclaim the mantle of world’s most powerful...
From: The Guardian | By: Mark Sweney | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The Apple Watch apps on this list were not created sole […]
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Well thank god: someone's finally got it together to create an English-language cinema booking site. While Chinese-language online booking systems have proliferated recently (you can even buy cinema tickets now via the Baidu Maps function on an iPhone),...
From: The Beijinger | By: admin | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A flaw in Apple’s iOS is allowing pranksters to remotely shut down other people’s phones. Some iPhone users on Reddit recently discovered that sending a certain string of text to someone will force the recipient’s device to crash and reboot. The...
From: FAIL Blog | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Read full story for latest details.
From: CNN | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Little Brother is a small-format, Canadian magazine filled with ‘Essays. Stories. Photography. Art. Et cetera.’ The bi-annual’s art director Charles Yao, who also designed the short-lived print editions of Random House’s Hazlitt magazine, gives...
From: Mag Culture | By: Sarah Snaith | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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It turns out pranksters can crash an iPhone merely by texting it the exact right string of English and Arabic characters. The post Hack Brief: There’s a New iPhone Text Message Attack appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Emily Dreyfuss | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Mary Meeker, one of the most respected Internet experts, just released her annual big slide presentation on the state of the internet. One of the most interesting slides was about mobile ad spending. According to the chart by BI Intelligence, based on...
From: Business Insider | By: Eugene Kim | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Here's what we'll be looking out for at Google's developer conference this week.
From: Read Write Web | By: Robert Glen Fogarty | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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After months of keeping a low profile for a man very likely running for president, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is back in the headlines today with quite the outrageous quote. Walker, who was speaking in defense of a controversial abortion bill he signed...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The military origins of wearable tech, a century before the Apple Watch...
From: The Atlantic | By: Uri Friedman | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Remove stripped screws from consumer electronics
From: Kevin Kelly | By: mark | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Filed under: Company News, General Motors, Automotive Industry, Computer Industry, Mobile Technology APAn iPhone is connected to a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu equipped with Apple CarPlay apps, displayed on the car's MyLink screen. By TOM KRISHER DETROIT --...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Letting the cat out of the bag:Walker told Loesch that criticism he received about the ultrasound bill was merely an attack from the “gotcha” media, and that he was in fact just trying to provide women...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Here's Gov. Scott Walker trying to paint his forced-ultrasound-before-abortion law as a generous gift from him to the women of Wisconsin: “The thing about that, the media tried to make that sound like that was a crazy idea,”...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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It’s “a cool thing” to whip out a picture and show it to people on your smart phone, so what’s the big deal about forced ultrasounds, reasons Scott Walker. “The media tried to make that sound like that was a crazy idea,” Walker said. “Most...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The rankings in Apple’s App Store can make or break an app development company. If your app is “featured” by Apple’s staff in the App Store — given a special display that most other apps don’t get — it can transform your app into an overnight...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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I'm mostly only interested in tweets with links. I'm looking for both an iPhone app and a web interface (or, as a fallback, a Windows app) that will just show me that.I want to see only tweets with links, ideally one intelligent enough to not treat pictures...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: WCityMike | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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NEW YORK (Real Money) --There's a new book out on BlackBerry  called Losing the Signal. I listened to an interview with the authors Wednesday. It prompted me to go back and see where the stocks prices of Apple  and BlackBerry were on Jan. 9, 2007....
From: TheStreet | By: Eric Jackson | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Big Issue sellers who adopt cashless payments and mobile phones find themselves vilified for not looking 'appropriately Dickensian', writes Chris Owen...
From: Telegraph | By: Chris Owen | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti said in an interview at the Code Conference on Wednesday that the site is planning on an initial public offering in the future, The Guardian reports. "We’re very focused on building out internationally, we’re very focused...
From: Business Insider | By: James Cook | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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After releasing a preview of the handy document scannin […]
From: Silicon Angle | By: James Farrell | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Eva Mendes is not only beautiful but, it seems, has a soft spot for animals. Proof? Her new PETA-approved cruelty-free makeup line. Eva Mendes has followed in the footsteps of other animal friendly celebs and come out with a new cruelty-free cosmetics...
From: EcoSalon | By: Liz Thompson | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Jeff Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operati […]
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Anyone can cause a crash in an Apple iPhone by sending a string of text that includes certain symbols and characters, reports said today. The crash wo...
From: The Standard Hong Kong | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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With its first iPhone app offering, Pixelmator stuffs in a dizzying array of photo editing tools normally restricted to more powerful devices like Mac and iPad, including full-featured image adjustment options, a wealth of paint brushes, layer support,...
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging. There is a way to overcome worry that doesn’t involve alcohol or a straitjacket. The answer is thousands of years...
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Can someone help me figure out why FFMPEG keeps failing? command: ffmpeg -i uploads/5566963704760/IMG_1806.MOV -vf scale="320:trunc(ow/a/2)*2" uploads/5566963704760/cropped.mp4 output: ffmpeg version 2.2.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2014 the FFmpeg developers...
From: Super User | By: Dane Iracleous | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A newly discovered software bug is causing some iPhones to crash when they receive a certain text message. The offending message — a mixture of symbols and Arabic characters —...
From: New York Post | By: James Covert | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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TiVo Inc. attracted another 285,000 subscribers to its digital video recording technology during its fiscal first quarter, helping propel the company to a performance that exceeded analysts’ projections. The results announced Tuesday lifted TiVo’s...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Chronicle News Services | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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There’s one single text message that’s being sent around that can crash a person’s iPhone immediately. This journalist received the “effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗” text today, and upon opening the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Paula Mooney | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Force Touch on iPhones and iPads could change the way we use apps.
From: Read Write Web | By: Brian P. Rubin | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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An issue with Apple's latest iOS software allows users to send a specific string of characters via text to shut down an iPhone remotely. The message also affects the Apple Watch, if associated with the same device to which the code was sent. The message...
From: Free Republic | By: CNBC.com | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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We hear that Wellesley High students were pranking each other on Wednesday by sending each other gibberish messages discovered to shut down recipients’ iPhones. While the results are annoying, the messages aren’t actually infecting Apple devices....
From: The Swellesley Report | By: bbrown | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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