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Adobe Lightroom can now edit photos of any size on iOS

Adobe Lightroom just got an update on iOS, and it brings along a couple of features that should make it a fair bit more useful for photographers on the go.<p>Most notably, the app can now export photos at full resolution. The old limit was 2560 pixels on the long edge, which is good enough for mobile …

Google introduces Docs templates 'designed by experts'

Part of the big update to Google Docs back in September was the introduction of new and useful templates to help users of the service start up common types of documents quickly. The company has now taken that one step further, announcing today that it has created new templates ‘designed by experts’ …

A security expert said he could hack into San Francisco's $35,000 police drones from a mile away

Unfortunately, that notion is something of a reality — at least according to one hacker who says he's capable of commandeering a very expensive, very high-tech quadcopter from over a mile away.<p>On Wednesday's RSA security conference in San Francisco, security researcher Nils Rodday revealed a number …

Why GoPro Inc. Just Bought Two Startups For $105 Million

<b>GoPro</b> recently announced plans to acquire two mobile video editing app companies, Paris-based Stupeflix and Austin-based Vemory, for $105 million in cash and stock. Stupeflix develops Replay, an app for stitching photos, videos, and music into a single video on a smartphone. Vemory's Splice app …

This Company Is Launching a 'FanDuel for Stocks' App

Two years ago, the government put an end to a covert—and lucrative—Wall Street practice of surveying stock analysts for their opinions on companies …

Bitcoin Technology Tested In Trial By 40 Big Banks

The technology behind Bitcoin is starting to make progress on Wall Street.<p>Thursday, R3 announces that it has completed a trial in which 40 of its member banks tested five different blockchains to issue, trade and redeem a fixed-income product. The company believes that this is the largest trial on …

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UK 'Snooper's Charter' expands police access to web histories

It's time for more snooping in the U.K. Not content with a draft bill that would allow the government to access up to 12 months of citizens' browsing histories, yesterday a Parliamentary committee introduced a final version of the bill that would expand the scope of those powers.<p>The final bill …

Facebook Canvas ad is a cool new toy, but needs ‘3 to 6 months’ of testing for hardcore advertisers

Facebook released its new interactive, full-screen mobile ad unit called Canvas last week. It gives advertisers an elegant, rich-media way to engage users directly within Facebook’s page. Agencies are already lapping it up and experimenting with it to showcase their products.<p>The Canvas ad unit is …

The Pentagon is trying to court hackers from Silicon Valley

The multi-pronged approach announced in earnest on Wednesday introduced a somewhat commonly used recruiting tool in Silicon Valley: a hack-a-thon.<p>"Hack the Pentagon," the federal government's first "bug bounty" effort, will kick off in April as high-tech specialists try to breach the Pentagon's …

It’s the end of “euphoric times” for custom app developers

For the first time in about eight years, we saw a decline in the small business customer base of app developers (in terms of revenue and per-project value). The primary reason cited is the rise of white labels and SDKs. “Uber for X” toolkits have indeed become a force to reckon with. Small …

Employees of 3 companies being offered the Apple Watch for $25 if they stay healthy

Employees at a three companies are now able to get the Apple Watch for $25 — so long as they meet monthly activity goals.<p>Leveraging the Apple Watch’s health tracking sensors, employees of Amgen, DaVita HealthCare Partners and Lockton must satisfy those monthly goals over a two year period. The aim …

77 percent of users never use an app again 72 hours after installing

Nobody’s really arguing anymore over whether the future will be mobile. Apps have become one of the primary ways we engage ideas, each other, and the world around us. This trend is only expected to increase in the future, so right now app development is as hot as the surface of the sun and getting …

Toronto Stock Exchange hires Bitcoin entrepreneur to study the blockchain

<i>(By Ethan Lou, Reuters) –</i> The Toronto Stock Exchange has hired a Bitcoin entrepreneur as its first chief digital officer as it explores the capabilities of blockchain, the technology behind the virtual currency, a senior executive at TSX parent TMX Group said on Thursday.<p>Anthony Di Iorio, who has …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …