South China Morning Post
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From apps to hi-tech consumer products, technology is slowly making the shift from sci-fi to reality and we are loving it. New technology is taking our beauty routines and habits to the next level with customisable options that help provide a bespoke service to suit our individual needs. Check out our round-up of all the latest gadgets, gizmos and thingamabobs that will speak to your inner geek. Its time to update the way we think about beauty for 2017. HiMirror Plus...
Mashable
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Congratulations, iPhone users: you spent a ton of money on apps last year. Right after the holiday season, Apple touted huge App Store sales. But now analysts at SensorTower have broken down the numbers at the user level to give us a better look at what people were spending their money on. SEE ALSO: So the App Store is basically Yelp now The standout stat: The average iPhone user coughed up $40 on premium apps and in-app purchases throughout the year, up from $35 in 2015. But the spending growth didn't necessarily come from new downloads, as iPhone owners actually downloaded fewer apps in 2016 than the year before (33 per device last year compared to 35 in 2015). Read more... More about Purchase , Subscription Service , App Store , Iphone , and Apple
Techradar
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Furthering the running gag that Microsoft is slow to the draw and deficient in apps in regards to its smartphone platform, Minecraft: Pocket Edition is just now heading to Windows 10 Mobile . Though previously available on Windows Phone 8, Minecraft developer Mojang dropped support for Microsoft's older mobile OS back in October of last year. Minecraft: Pocket Edition coming to Windows 10 Mobile now means those who've upgraded will also finally catch up on major updates that they have missed out on since, including Achievements and support for Realms, add-ons, and texture packs. A Minecraft in every phone The ultra-popular brick building game coming to Windows 10 Mobile may as well just be a formality at this point, with the game already selling over 100 million copies and counting - with the handheld Pocket Edition and console ports outselling the PC original almost 2 to 1 .
STV
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The extraordinary collection can be seen at the Belmont Filmhouse until the end of the month. That's all from us, there is much more on tonight's stories online and you can follow us on facebook and twitter, or download our apps. Back now to Scotland Tonight. and living with the disease.
Mashable
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In the wake of sexual harassment and fundamental employee mismanagement allegations detailed by a female engineer, thousands of people are deleting Uber from their smartphones in protest. Again. SEE ALSO: Uber's ratings are in the toilet It's a nice gesture, but will probably have very little impact on Uber's bottom line. This is a global company after all, and I think it's safe to assume that most of those deleting Uber are in the U.S. The #DeleteUber movement gives you that temporary rush of "There. Now I've really done something!" until you realize that the last time we all did #DeleteUber over Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's involvement with President Donald Trump, just 200,000 people (out of an estimated 40 million monthly uniques) dropped the service. Read more... More about Sexual Harrassment , Travis Kalanick , Uber , Business , and Apps Software
Android Police
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At this point, I'm convinced everyone has a unique Play Store app layout. Several UI changes are in various stages of testing - including expanded cards on search , a new My Apps screen , a 'Top Features' list , and several others. There's yet another UI change in testing, this time expanding the Play Store categories. Currently, the Play Store app has two tabs at the top - 'Apps Games,' and 'Movies, Music, Books.' This experimental change seperates these into more categories, including Apps, Games, Movies TV, Music, Books, and Newstand. Read More Another Play Store UI experiment appears, this time with separated store categories was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
NFL
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Digital Trends
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Gear retailer REI built an entire suite of mobile apps for iOS and Android, offering customers tools to shop, travel through national parks, find places to hike and mountain bike, and more. The post Find places to hike, mountain bike, climb, and ski using REI's mobile apps appeared first on Digital Trends .
Mashable
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Slowly but surely, the web is becoming more secure. About half of all websites are now encrypted using HTTPS, in a development the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) has labeled a significant milestone. SEE ALSO: You can track someone's live location and where they live for just a couple of dollars Both Google and Mozilla now report that at least 50 percent of web traffic from their respective browsers is encrypted with HTTPS, the secure internet protocol that helps protect users from tracking and other malicious activities. The nonprofit EFF and other privacy advocates have been encouraging wider adoption of HTTPS for years but progress has been relatively slow. Even now, many mainstream websites and services still use the less secure HTTP protocol, or don't turn on HTTPS for everyone by default. Read more... More about Encryption , Https , Security , Apps And Software , and Tech
NFL
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TYT YouTube
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Ars Technica
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Enlarge If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it 1,000 times: these so-called "anonymous" messaging apps simply arent anonymous. To put it another way, if you’re dumb enough to make violent threats on them, you’ll get caught . According to a newly released federal criminal complaint , Garrett Grimsley of Cary, North Carolina, allegedly used the Whisper app to make such remarks on February 19. Hours later, local police and the FBI arrived at his door to search his apartment. As per an FBI affidavit, Grimsley (under the name "Spark_Pure") wrote in a public post: "Salam, some of you are alright, don't go to Cary tomorrow." Another Whisper user, who was not named in the affidavit but is referred to as an unnamed "cooperating witness (CW)," responded: "Why—what's happening in Cary tomorrow?" Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments
NFL
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NFL
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BoingBoing
11 hours
For $170, Motherboard's Joseph Cox bought SpyPhone Android Rec Pro, an Android app that you have to sideload on your target's phone (the software's manufacturer sells passcode-defeating apps that help you do this); once it's loaded, you activate it with an SMS and then you can covertly operate the phone's mic, steal its photos, and track its location. (more)
Variety
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Memo to developers whose languishing apps need a shot of adrenaline: The two guys who founded L.A.-based Maple Media now have a pile of cash to buy up underperforming mobile apps and they hope spin them into digital gold. Maple Media, headed by entrepreneurs Michael Ritter (above right) and Clark Landry, has closed a $30... Read more »
NFL
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Mashable
12 hours
Nintendo seemingly has one thing to say about our supposedly "all digital" future: LOL. The upcoming Switch features a downright minuscule 32GB of built-in storage, and that number comes down even more once you account for the operating system and basic apps. It's so small, in fact, that one of the console's launch titles in Japan won't actually fit. SEE ALSO: John Cena is helping Nintendo advertise the Nintendo Switch A newly updated listing of Switch games lays out storage requirements for each one, and from it we learn that Dragon Quest Heroes I+II is a 32GB game. It even says right there on the game's info page (translated from Japanese): "A microSD card of 32GB or more is required separately." Read more... More about Nintendo Switch , Nintendo , Gaming , Entertainment , and Entertainment
Windows Blog
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Windows Blog
13 hours
We know how important it is you to stay on top of your emails and manage your time well. On the Windows 10 Mail & Calendar team, we’re working hard to come up with new ways to make this possible. Along with architectural improvements that enable enhanced performance and faster innovation, we’re excited to announce several new features today. These new features are beginning to roll out to all Mail & Calendar users over the next few weeks for their Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts. And we’re working hard to bring these to accounts from other providers in the future. Focused Inbox helps you focus on what matters Our inboxes are being inundated with more emails vying for our attention. That’s why we’re giving you a new way to stay focused. The Mail app now separates your inbox into two tabsFocused and Other. Emails that you likely want to act on appear under the Focused tab, while the rest remain easily accessible—but out of the way.
Android Police
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The Bank of America Android app had its material overhaul last year, so it already looks better than a ton of banking apps. However, today it's getting better, with the new ability to send, receive, or request money from almost anyone in your contacts. Left : before. Right : after. Previously, money could be sent, but it did not use your phone's address book, and requesting money was difficult. The new feature, however, uses your phone's address book to get emails of the person you want to send money to, or request money from. Read More Bank of America update adds sending or receiving money with almost anyone, using your phone's address book was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
TechCrunch
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A new mobile app called Tap, launching today, introduces a different way to read stories on your phone: as text message-like chats. The app is the latest from Wattpad, a social publishing platform for authors whose community now includes over 45 million readers worldwide, who visit its site or its flagship mobile app to read its nearly 250 million stories. With Tap, Wattpad is stepping Read More
TYT YouTube
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TechCrunch
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Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked, and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision. At least thats the philosophy that Pinterest engineer Andrew Zhai and his team have taken, because around that time he and a few others began Read More