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PC shipments see their steepest drop ever

Windows 10 might be pretty popular, but it wasn't popular enough to rescue the PC business. IDC estimates that computer shipments actually fell 10.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, making it the steepest year-over-year drop in history. In fact, shipments were scarcely any better than they …

Feature Request: It’s time for an official Apple Watch 2 Upgrade Program

If everything goes as planned, Apple is set to hold a spring event in March to introduce the Apple Watch 2 along with some other new hardware and software goodies. That’s only about a year after the original Apple Watch went on sale, but roughly 18 months since the first-gen model was actually …

Smartwatches

Google Maps For Android Gets Predictive With Driving Mode

You might have noticed that Uber has started to pay attention to your habits. For example, the app often suggests my home address as a destination whenever I request a driver.<p>Google is today rolling out similar functionality across Google Maps for Android.<p>With Driving Mode, first spotted by Android …

Mexico investigating whether crimes were committed in 'El Chapo' meeting

Mexican officials are investigating the meeting that then-fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman held with actor Sean Penn and actress Kate del Castillo in October to see if any crimes were committed.<p>But government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said late Tuesday that it is the possibility of …

New Google Maps update adds Driving Mode: like Google Now for your car

Google Maps v9.19 is now available and introduces a whole host of new features, including a new driving mode that is kind of like Google Now for your car. The update also adds a toggle so you can quickly turn off voice navigation and introduces a new settings screen for your timeline.<p>Driving Mode: …

Maps

16 Cookie Crust Pies You Won’t Be Able to Resist

Pies aren’t the kind of dessert everyone feels comfortable tackling. There’s no shame in that. Luckily, there are many different ways to make a pie, including ways that forgo traditional pie crust ideas for something just as delicious. Introducing your new best friend: the cookie crust pie! Also …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

In 2012, I embarked on an eccentric project. Having realised how anglocentric my reading was, I decided to try to read a novel, short story collection or memoir from every UN-recognised country, plus former UN member Taiwan (then 196 nations in all), in a calendar year.<p>I set up a blog, …

Books