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Behind the Story: Inc. Journalist Gets His Facebook Profile Stolen

<b>Story/Series:</b> What I Learned When a Hacker Stole My Identity and Took Over My Facebook Account <b><br>Outlet:</b> Inc. <b><br>Reporter:</b> Jeff Bercovici (@jeffbercovici)<p><i>How well do you know your friends on Facebook? Is there a way to verify that the people posting as your friends and family are, in fact, your friends</i> …

Anonymous goes to war with ISIS over Paris attacks

In the wake of ISIS' coordinated attacks on Paris Friday night that left 129 civilians dead and scores more injured, the loosely-affiliated hacker collective known as Anonymous announced Sunday the launch of a massive cyber-campaign, dubbed #OPParis, designed to scrub the terrorist organization's …

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Will Flat Design Ever Die?

And what can you do to help?<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016 by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>Flat design rose in popularity pretty quickly back in 2013. But is its success thanks to its genuine usefulness and practicality, …

13 of the best Android apps from November 2015

With Christmas fast approaching, there’s just about enough time to take a look back at the best apps in November before our bumper end of year roundup!<p>This month saw a lot of notable updates from big names like Instagram and Snapchat on Android, but there’s also a fun new weather app and a …

Report: Google Invests In Wall Street Messaging Tool Symphony

Google has participated in a new round of funding for Symphony Communication Services, valuing the company at $650 million, reports Dow Jones. The deal is expected to close this week.<p>Launched last year, the Palo Alto-based messaging service has previously received financing from Wall Street giants …

Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA links for Nexus devices

As soon as a new Android update is announced, the hunt for OTA file links to the updates for Nexus devices begins — this time, it's Android 6.0 …

Here's What Sony Executives Said About Laurene Powell Jobs and the 'Steve Jobs' Movie

Hacked emails tell the inside story behind the "Steve Jobs" movie.<p>Long before the lead actor for the “Steve Jobs” movie was even cast, Laurene Powell Jobs was dead set against the film being made.<p>Email exchanges made public by Sony’s hackers reveal how Sony Pictures tried to deal with Jobs’s …

How to zap those useless iPhone apps

For iPhone users, the group of unwanted apps can be like a house guest you can’t get rid of.<p>While some people see those compulsory apps of Stocks, …

New Microsoft technology might bring Windows 10 to Android phones

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a seemingly strange partnership with Xiaomi for beta testing Windows 10 mobile. The company proved that it can …

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for Google's Nexus devices

As promised, Google has today delivered Android 6.0 Marshmallow for several of its Nexus devices. You can now download factory images of Android's latest big update for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player directly from Google. If you don't feel like going the manual install …

Android 6.0 Marshmallow ready to roll out on October 5

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow is already official after months of Android M speculations and rumors. We only have to wait for the public release since …

Learn it Faster: The Entire Python Language in a Single Image

<i>Short Bytes: What if you had to study one single page to get the complete idea of a programming language? In this article, I’m sharing an infographic</i> …

The iPhone 6S is as powerful as Apple's new MacBook, test claims

However, it looks like the new iPhone is also more powerful than Apple's recently unveiled 12-inch MacBook, at least according to one test.<p>Daring Fireball's John Gruber compared test results from the iPhone 6S and new MacBook to find that the results from Apple's latest iPhone were actually higher …

The best iPad apps for book lovers

If you love to read books wherever you go then check out our list of the best iPad apps for book lovers.<p>Can’t decide what book to read? This app will …

Samsung Pay is a hit in its home country

Samsung Pay has barely been available for a month in its home country of South Korea, but that isn't stopping Samsung from crowing about its early success. The tech giant says that it has already seen the equivalent of $30 million in transactions in that first month, spread across 1.5 million …

Samsung Pay

The best iPhone and iPad accessories

<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>A huge ecosystem of accessories surrounds the iPad and iPhone, with options to handle pretty much any need. At The Wirecutter, we spend dozens of hours (at least) on each of our …

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Apple Releases First OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Public Beta

Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to public beta testers, just days after first releasing the beta to developers and roughly a week and a half before OS X El Capitan will be released to the public on September 30.<p>The new beta is available through the Software Update …

Xbox One’s redesigned dashboard toured in lengthy video

The new Xbox One experience is coming soon. This is a completely new dashboard redesign, and it’s already releasing to preview members.<p>Larry “Major …

CEO John Chen on recovering BlackBerry’s “sexiness”

We’ve heard BlackBerry CEO John Chen give his perspective before on the state of his company’s migratory platform and the concept of “app …

Teen clock creator Ahmed Mohamed drops in on Google

Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas 14-year-old who famously was detained by police for bringing to school a clock his teachers thought looked like a bomb, continued his time in the spotlight on Monday, this time coming to the Bay Area.<p>The high school freshman was a special guest at the Google Science Fair in …

Music streaming just became a billion-dollar industry

Revenues from streaming music online have surpassed $1bn for the first time<p>Revenues from streaming songs on the internet has passed $1bn for the first time, new figures have shown.<p>Digital downloads of songs continued to fall out of favour in the first half of the year, while free and paid …

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4chan Sold To The Japanese Man Who Originally Inspired It

The weird and controversial heart of web culture now belongs to the man who pioneered anonymous image board culture.<p>4chan, the anonymous image board that symbolizes everything weird and wild on the English-language internet, now belongs to the man from Japan who inspired it.<p>Today, Christopher …

Here's what you can do to protect your iPhone after the App Store hack

Palo Alto Networks, an online security company that has been posting about the hack since last week, can create fake alerts that pop up on your phone and request sensitive information, like passwords and log-in credentials.<p>It could also get passwords and other sensitive information from your phone …

The making of FiftyThree's beloved Paper app for the iPhone

<i>By John Paul Titlow</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>FiftyThree could have launched its new iPhone app three years ago and quickly amassed millions of users. But the New York-based company decided to take the scenic, more thoughtful route. Instead of …

Final Marshmallow preview gets Google Now on Tap

A new update to the Google app for Android adds Now on Tap functionality for those running the final Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview. …

Google’s new phones to be named Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Google is expected to announce its new Nexus smartphones on September 29, and according to sources familiar with its plans, they will be named the …