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iOS 8.4 reportedly accounts for 40% of all iOS usage just one week after release

Using data by Mixpanel, Apple Music seems to be quickly driving adoption of Apple’s latest iteration of its operating system, iOS 8.4. The chart shows that, in just one week, iOS 8.4 usage now makes up more than 40% of all iOS device usage. This is a rather staggering rate of uptake for a …

Apple Music

Productivity startup aims to make the Internet less distracting

Let's face it, the Internet is a distracting place.<p>At any given moment there are thousands of videos, Facebook posts, tweet-storms and memes to keep …

Google's DeepStereo makes Street View 'tourism' more realistic

Who here uses Street View to do some virtual traveling? It's not a shabby option if you want to look at places you might never visit within your lifetime, but Google thinks there's still a better way to simulate real-world tours. A team of the company's researchers has developed a technique that …

These Apps Can Help You Unsend an Email

Have you ever regretted an email immediately after you’ve sent it? Do you wish you had the ability to unsend a message? It’s not just some tech …

Amazon now lets you create customized 3D printed figures of video game characters

Amazon has partnered with Sandboxr, a company specializing in 3D-printed collectibles, to let you create customized 3D printed figures of video game characters from Smite, Infinity Blade, and Primal Carnage.<p>Amazon launched its Shapeways-like 3D printing store last June, giving consumers access to …

Blockchain CEO Peter Smith on falling down the bitcoin rabbit hole

When you get into Bitcoin, you fall down a rabbit hole, says Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, speaking at WIRED Money 2015. You start talking about …

​Rdio streams globally, thinks locally with curated stations

As the battle between online music streaming services picks up tempo, Rdio has announced it will be partnering with "tastemakers" and "influencers" to launch a raft of new curated Internet radio stations on its music streaming service.<p>The news comes a week after Apple launched its eagerly-awaited …

China's draft cybersecurity law could up censorship, irk business

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s parliament has published a draft cybersecurity law that consolidates Beijing’s control over data, with potentially significant consequences for internet service providers and multinational firms doing business in the country.<p>The document, dated Monday but picked up by …

China

Vodafone Smart Prime 6 review

Pros<p>Solidly built, expandable memory, decent camera, 4G, low price, decent battery life<p>Cons<p>Underpowered processor, low on-board memory<p>Price<p>£79 …

Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ brings new larger prism, Intel Atom CPU, optional external battery pack

We told you last week that Google is internally referring to its next iteration of Google Glass as “Enterprise Edition” or “EE,” and now we’ve uncovered information about the soon-to-be-launched device’s hardware. According to several sources familiar with advanced prototypes of the device, the …

Google Glass

Fleksy keyboard gets new features & themes as app goes free indefinitely

After around seven million downloads of its popular third-party keyboard app, Fleksy is today announcing that its mobile apps will be completely free for all going forward.<p>The company was originally charging $4 for the app but had dropped the price to $1 and even made the app free temporarily a …

Apps

Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm

Some more consolidation in the world of digital advertising and specifically how emerging markets are being targeted. Sony Pictures Television is buying a majority stake in Miami-based Internet Media Services (IMS), a company that has built out a digital advertising business in Latin America based …

Sony Pictures

Up close with the Xperia Z4 Tablet

At least, that's the theory. In practice, the Z4 doesn't quite make the grade as Vlad Savov explains in detail in our review. As a tablet the Z4 is certainly a top performer with polished Sony engineering, waterproof design, a high-res screen, and high specs. However, Sony's Bluetooth keyboard is …

Is Google’s new Project Fi wireless service right for you?

Setting up service for your mobile phone can be a hassle. It often involves endless paperwork, long lines, confusing pricing structures, undertrained staff, and large bills. Google’s new wireless service, called Project Fi, wants to change that. It launched in April, but has taken some time to …

Telecoms

Hackers of Apple, Facebook Seen As Independent Group Seeking Money

A hacking group best known for breaking into top-tier technology companies Apple, Facebook and Twitter more than two years ago is now believed to be one of a handful of highly skilled independent gangs pursuing corporate secrets for profit.<p>According to new research from the largest U.S. security …

Meerkat will let you take over streams you're watching with its new feature, Cameo

Have you ever sat through a Meerkat stream and thought “I could do better.” Now you can! Cameo, a new feature in Meerkat, lets viewers take over a livestream.<p>Of course, those viewers are only allowed to take over once the person responsible for the stream allows it.<p>To allow someone to take over …

Uber wants to suggest pickup points to speed up your trip

If you use Uber, you know that there's a delicate art to choosing pickup points: drop the pin in the wrong spot and your driver could spend ages trying to reach you. You're about to get some useful pointers, though. <i>TechCrunch</i> has learned that the ridesharing company is testing "suggested pickup …

China’s Wozlla Lands $2M For Its HTML5 Game Development Platform

Native apps may be the current vision for what mobile services and games should be, but a number of companies are pioneering HTML5-based web apps as a more rounded alternative. One such outfit, China-based game firm Wozlla, has landed a $2 million investment from PE firm Greenwoods Asset Management …

Apps

Quip launches a convenient desktop app for Mac and Windows

Quip is announcing today the availability of a new Windows and Mac desktop version of its collaboration-friendly word processing, spreadsheet, and messaging application. Until now the app has only been available through Quip’s website and on iOS and Android.<p>“By far the biggest request from our …

Software

Tidal unveils family plan pricing for Premium and HiFi tiers

To help its service stand out in a crowded streaming music market, Tidal is introducing a family plan. Rather than group your whole family into one plan, Tidal is giving each new member a discount.<p>Here’s how it works: one member (the family leader, so to speak) will have either the $9.99 Premium …

China Mulls Privacy Protection, Further Curbs on Internet

Chinese authorities have proposed a sweeping but vaguely worded Internet security law that would strengthen protection of private information, ban hacking activities and also allow authorities to restrict Internet access to maintain public order.<p>The National People's Congress, the country's highest …

Critical Flash and Windows security flaws unearthed in Hacking Team hack

Adobe has promised a fix for a new, gaping security hole in its Flash software — a hole that could potentially allow attackers to execute code on the …

Pope calls greed 'the devil's dung'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis delivered a fiery denunciation of modern capitalism on Thursday night, calling the "unfettered pursuit of money" the "dung of the devil" and accusing world leaders of "cowardice" for refusing to defend the earth from exploitation.<p>Speaking to grassroots organizers in Bolivia, …

South America

5 Ways to Keep Your Body Strong and Healthy

You can protect your most important organs with this plan to prevent a breakdown and live longer and healthier<p>Unlike wine, some of your body parts don't get better with age. But you can protect your most important organs with this plan to prevent a breakdown and live longer and healthier.<p><b>Protect</b> …

McGill University

What Your Doctor Tests for During a Physical

Heading to the doctor for your annual check-up? Expect these tests.<p>Blood-pressure check? No mystery there. Same for the trip to the scale—which is way off, of course. But what's with the penlight and little rubber mallet? Here's what your doctor's looking for when he . . .<p><b>Asks you to say "ahh."</b>He's …

How Clean Is Your Toothbrush?

Here's what the research recommends to keep your stick clean and your mouth healthy<p>Most guys trust their brush is taking care of business, but the dirty truth is that it may be a Trojan horse of bacteria and other microorganisms.<p><b>The reason:</b>A new toothbrush can become contaminated after 30 seconds …

8 Drugs You Should Get a Second Opinion On

Be aware of the safety of your prescription drugs and which ones to skip<p>With 3,480 pages of fine print, the Physicians' Desk Reference (a.k.a. PDR) is not a quick read. That's because it contains every iota of information on more than 4,000 prescription medications. Heck, the PDR is medication—a …

What Your Teeth Can Tell You about Your Penis

Ignoring your chompers in the bathroom might cost you in the bedroom<p>Skimping on good-brushing habits might leave you with a rotten mouth—and a deflated penis. Poor dental hygiene may hamper your ability to get hard, finds new preliminary research from Taiwan.<p>In the study, men with erectile …