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Chrome 36 Launches with New Incognito Design

Google today released Chrome version 36 for Windows, Mac, and Linux (Update: Android as well, see below). Among the changes are various additions and improvements, as well as the usual bug fixes and performance tweaks; you can update to the latest release now using the browser’s built-in silent …

iOS 8’s iPhoto to Photos app transition to ditch Journals, Books, and Slideshows

Starting in iOS 8 beta 4, which was released this past Monday to developers, Apple has begun notifying users of the soon-to-be-defunct iPhoto for iOS to migrate their iPhoto data to the totally revamped Photos app in iOS 8, as part of Apple’s new photo strategy being rolled out this fall and early …

Flickr Rolls Out A New Commercial Licensing Program To Compete With 500px And Others

Yahoo-owned photo-sharing and storage site Flickr announced this morning the rollout of a new licensing program aimed at the service’s members who are looking to have their work discovered, featured on prominent news sites, including Yahoo’s own properties, as well as generate additional income …

Amazon To Invest $2B In Its India Marketplace As Competition With Flipkart Intensifies

Just one day after Flipkart disclosed that it had raised a massive $1 billion round, Amazon has upped the ante by announcing that it will invest $2 billion in its Indian marketplace, which it launched about a year ago. “At current scale and growth rates, India is on track to be our fastest country …

Apple granted preliminary approval for $450 million ebooks settlement

Bloomberg reports that Apple has received preliminary approval for the $450 million lawsuit settlement reached over its ebook pricing practices.<p>The settlement was first reached out of court about six weeks ago just before the case was set to go before a jury. Despite that development, Judge Cote in …

An Upcoming iPhone Feature From Apple Will Completely Transform How You Use Apps

Apple calls it Extensibility, and it basically allows your apps to share both information and functionality with one another, which means less time spent switching among apps.<p>Let's say you have a favorite app for editing your photos, such as Adobe Photoshop Express.<p>Before Extensibility, you would …

Samsung and Apple agree to drop legal disputes outside the US

Apple and Samsung are making peace — at least outside the United States. In a surprise move late Tuesday, the two companies said they were dropping all litigation outside the country.<p>"Samsung and Apple have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States," the two …

Google Acquires Directr, An App For Shooting Short Films On Your Phone

Directr, an app that we’ve covered a few times since its launch back in 2012, has just been snatched up by Google.<p>In an age of ultra-brief videos, Directr existed to help users and businesses shoot videos that were a bit longer than your average Vine — think ads, or promo clips, or family holiday …