Asish Lakra

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No iPhones: Why Is Facebook Forcing Its Employees To Use Android

For its key engineers on its product team, Facebook is enforcing a new no-iPhone policy. Before your mind starts exploring the weird possibilities, …

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are trying to incite a quiet app revolution

Reports have been circulating that Google is working on a hybrid operating system that combines the best of Android and Chrome OS, while simultaneously promising to keep supporting the two independently.<p>It's the perfect example of this dilemma in minature.<p>Google, a company famously and perpetually …

New Stagefright attack targets Android phones with phony audio files

Stagefright is quickly becoming the bug that wouldn't die. First discovered in July, the vulnerability allowed attackers to target Android phones over text or MMS, exploiting a weakness in Android's multimedia preview function. Google, manufacturers and carriers scrambled to patch the bug, only to …

Android News

Security researcher finds simple way to bypass Gatekeeper and allow a Mac to run malware

A security researcher has found an extremely simple way to bypass Gatekeeper to allow Macs to open any malicious app, even when it is set to open only apps downloaded from the Mac App Store.<p>Patrick Wardle, director of research at security firm Synack, told <i>arsTechnica</i> that once Gatekeeper okays an …

Apps

Facebook Starts Letting You Add A 7-Second Looping Video As A Profile Pic

To keep its decade-old social network lively, Facebook is introducing five big changes to user profiles, which are viewed 4 billion times per day:<p>The option to pin Featured Photos to the top of the profile<br>• Temporary profile pics<br>• Easier visibility controls for About info, including a new 100 character …

Sources: Jack Dorsey Expected to Be Named Permanent Twitter CEO

Will the board give into pressure to vote in the investor-favored co-founder?<p>Jack is apparently back — for good this time.<p>Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has been serving as interim CEO for the past three months, is expected to be named the company’s new permanent CEO as early as tomorrow, …

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Books

Winning By Losing: Lessons In Resiliency At A First-Grade Soccer Game

The first thing you have to understand about first-grade soccer is how <i>real</i> everything suddenly feels to the kids.<p>For many of the kids (including …

Parenting

I just used Microsoft's version of the Apple Genius Bar and it was awesome

Every time Microsoft announces a soft quarter or a product fails to take off, analysts trip over themselves calling for the company to shut down all the stores.<p>But Microsoft has so far resisted. In fact, just today, Microsoft announced that its new flagship stores in New York City and Sydney, …

Apple Store

Police: Don't call us for Facebook outages

HOUSTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Police departments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean tweeted out requests for residents to refrain from using emergency …

LG's power-packed V10 has two screens and two selfie cameras

The LG V10 is not your typical Android smartphone. I think it's fair to call LG's V10 the world's first ultra phone.<p>How so? Let's start with its two …

Expired certificates cost businesses $15 million per outage

The average global 5,000 company spends about $15 million to recover from the loss of business due to a certificate outage -- and faces another $25 …

Information Security

Sony Xperia Z5 & Huawei Mate S vs. The Competition

Surfing dogs were definitely this weekend's best sports highlight

Dogs. On surfboards. Shredding.<p>Do you really need to hear more? Some of these rides were really bitchin'.<p>The seventh annual Surf City Surf Dog …

Google Unveils Cool, New Stuff: Pictures

Google

Three awesome new features added to Google Photos

Google Photos got some love at Google's Nexus event. Check out what's new.<p>During its Nexus event Tuesday, Google also announced a few big updates to Google Photos , the photo storage service it debuted earlier this year. Sharing is improved, you can display photos on your TV and there's a new tool …

Google

Hands-on with Nexus 5X, 6P and Pixel C: Android is better than ever

At an event today in San Francisco, Google released so many refreshed products that it was hard to keep your head from spinning. But at the core of the announcements was the release of its latest top-of-the line Android phones: the Nexus 5X and 6P.<p>When it comes to no-fuss, high-end expressions of …

Gear & Gadgets

Google just unveiled a gorgeous new Android tablet that looks like a Microsoft Surface

It'll be available in time for the holidays starting at $499 for the tablet and $149 for the keyboard.<p>There are 308 pixels per inch in the device's screen, which means it has a resolution of 2560 x 1800.<p>The keyboard attaches to the back of the tablet securely, so you can use the device as a tablet …

Tablets

Android 6.0: The 5 best new features in Marshmallow

Google’s big fall event is behind us, and we have some great new hardware to show for it. The new Nexus 5X is the hotly anticipated follow-up to …

Google unveils everything Apple launched, only cheaper

Apple: iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Refreshed Apple TV. Enterprise-focused iPad Pro.<p>Google: Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Refreshed Chromecast. …

Google employees confess all the worst things about working at Google

A job at Google.<p>It's career heaven, right? How could a gig at the biggest, most ambitious tech company on the planet possibly be bad?<p>Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for the search giant.<p>Turns out that …

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Google Maps Comes To Apple Watch

At Google’s press event today, the company announced a number of new products and updates, including two new Nexus smartphones, two Chromecast devices, a new Android tablet and more, but one thing it kept under wraps was news of a notable new application arriving on the iOS platform: Google Maps …

Nexus 6P has the second best mobile camera (according to DxOMark)

The Nexus line-up has never been famous for its cameras. In fact, some of us are willing to say a few of their devices have had significantly disappointing photographic results. This is why most of us weren’t expecting much out of the Nexus 6P camera technology (and let’s not even mention the Nexus …

Mobile Photography

Apple removed drone-strike apps from App Store due to 'objectionable content'

Metadata+ and Ephemeral+ provided news alerts on deaths from US drone attacks, but fell foul of Apple’s regulations<p>Tracking the number of deaths caused by US drone strikes in countries like Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia? There are apps for that. Or rather, there were – until Apple removed them from …

Apps

Nexus 6P can also be purchased via Huawei's online store

While the Google Nexus 6 was offered directly through all major US carriers, the Nexus 6P has opted out of the carrier race in the US. Instead, the main source for buying the Nexus 6P is directly from the Google Store. Those who want to buy elsewhere, however, will have the option of getting it …

Android News

Apple pulls iFixit’s iOS app and developer account following Apple TV teardown

iFixit has been tearing apart gadgets for years, helping everyone understand the inner workings of MacBooks, the Apple Watch, Android phones, digital cameras, and more. But now, the California-based company has seemingly fallen foul of the mighty Apple, following a recent teardown of the latest …

Logitech's Circle camera is a portable Dropcam-killer

If you were disappointed by Nest's minor update to Dropcam's home monitoring cameras, Logitech might have just what you're looking for. The new Logi Circle is a home monitoring camera similar with a unique twist: You can unplug it from power and stream video from anywhere in your home for up to …