Akshay J Nalavade

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Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is and Receive the Best Response Ever

The Twitterverse lost their marbles Monday night over a fabulous in-joke from the tech wizards at Apple. Feel the burn.<p>Siri has always been too …

Microsoft finally renames Project Spartan browser to Edge in latest Windows 10 preview

Windows 10’s July 29 release date may be fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft isn’t still packing on new features onto its newest Windows 10 builds. Today’s Build 10158 brings numerous new features as the OS is prepared for its final release.<p>First off, Project Spartan is <i>finally</i> called …

Macintosh At 30: Interesting, Profound And Curious Things Said About Apple's 'Insanely Great' Computer

“Hello, I’m Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag. Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I’d like to share with you a maxim I thought of the first time I met an IBM mainframe: NEVER TRUST A COMPUTER YOU CAN’T LIFT.”<p><i>— The Macintosh ‘speaking,’ with help from a computer-generated</i> …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

Henri Lamiraux, Apple's Head of iOS Engineering, Has Left Apple

According to his LinkedIn profile, Henri Lamiraux, Apple’s Vice President of Engineering iOS, has departed from Apple. His Facebook profile confirms the same “retired” status.<p>The news comes weeks after the launch of iOS 7, where Lamiraux reportedly said the version would be his last release, writes …

12 Years Ago: 'Apple's iPod Spurs Mixed Reactions'

Hindsight, but little else, is 20/20.<p>On October 23, 2001, Steve Jobs convened a group of tech reporters and Apple fans at the company's Cupertino headquarters to announce a new product: the iPod. It was a launch that would lead the company, six years later, to drop the "Computer" from "Apple …

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

Apple Event Set For Oct. 22 With New iPads Widely Expected

Mark your calendars on your iPad that will probably soon be outdated.<p>Apple on Tuesday sent press invitations to an Oct. 22 event, confirming days of online speculation. It will be Apple's first event since Sept. 10, when it unveiled the iPhone 5S and 5C.<p>The event will be held at the Yerba Buena …

Twitter now lets you receive direct messages from any follower

Twitter is rolling out an option to ease the use of direct messages. Traditionally, Twitter has allowed users who follow each other to send direct messages back and forth, or for users to send direct messages to accounts that follow them. A new setting, that appears to have been rolling out over …

Why developers should build on iOS before heading to Android

<i>Paul Gaubil is the chief executive and co-founder of Sensopia, the maker of home improvement app MagicPlan.</i><p>Recently, there has been much debate as to whether developers are better served beginning mobile software production iOS- or Android-first.<p>While this may be different for each developer, and …

iPhone 5S Touch ID Likely On iPad 5 Even Though Performance Is Erratic

Am I the only one disappointed by Touch ID on the new iPhone 5S? Apparently not. My own experience has been that it worked great the first day after I got the phone and almost not at all since. So I feel a little like I’ve been duped into actually using a passcode (which I never did before) so that …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Android is huge in China but it’s also out of Google’s control

There’s no question that Android is far and away the No. 1 mobile operating system in China but that might not be as good for Google as you might …

DGiT Daily - DGiT

Here are the best Nest products you can buy<p>Edgar Cervantes2 days ago<p>Trying to smarten your home? Nest makes some of the best smart home products in …

Microsoft asked HTC to put Windows Phone on its Android phones, says report

With Microsoft's Nokia acquisition raising questions over the future of third-party Windows Phone devices, Redmond has its work cut out convincing OEMs to continue to license its struggling software — and a report from <i>Bloomberg News</i> suggests that the software giant may have gone to extremes. …