Denise Jacobson

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Facebook is Shutting Down Access to Hashtags in its API

<b>Update:</b> <i>A Facebook spokesperson said, “We made this change because we heard from people that they want more control over the information shared with apps. The Post Search API allows apps to access public posts of people who may not have logged into the app, so we’re deprecating this API to give</i> …

Your next iPhone might be waterproof

Aside from better battery life, a waterproof iPhone has to be one of the most-requested upgrades Apple could make to its smartphones — a feature that H20-defying rivals like the Xperia Z1 haven’t wasted a moment bragging about possessing.<p>But a new patent application published today suggests a …

For Schools With No Books, A Digital Collection So They Can Have A Real Library

Library for All is now working in impoverished places around the world on a simple mission with a major impact.<p>Rebecca McDonald came up with the idea for Library for All after visiting Haiti in 2010. The country had just experienced a major earthquake, and the schools there were having a tough time …

Microsoft puts kibosh on Kinect for Windows sensors

Last year when Microsoft announced an adapter kit that would allow Kinect for Xbox One sensors to work with Windows, some wondered whether the company would cease making Kinect for Windows sensors.<p>On Thursday, we learned that the answer is yes.<p>Starting today, Microsoft will no longer be making …


Android malware installs decreased by nearly 50% in 2014, says Google

Security isn’t to be taken lightly, especially when it comes to dealing with sensitive consumer information. To shed some light on its recent efforts, Google released a whitepaper earlier today that explains what exactly the Android security team has been working on in the past year. The report, …

Android News

Wall-E’s Eve or Easter Egg? This Samsung Speaker Is, Well, Rounded

Just in time for Easter, Samung unveiled a wireless speaker on Tuesday that looks like an oblong egg.

Dow Jones

Amazon cloud adds on-premises support to its CodeDeploy continuous-delivery tool

Amazon Web Services, the market-leading public cloud, is expanding its CodeDeploy tool to include deployments on companies’ existing data center infrastructure, not just in Amazon’s cloud. That might sound like a small feature announcement, but it’s actually a big deal.<p>“Customers who are using …

Cloud Computing

Yahoo Screen supports Chromecast, but only for 'Community'

If you needed one more way to watch <i>Community</i> now that it's on Yahoo instead of NBC, the Yahoo Screen app on Android (but not iOS) has "basic Chromecast support." You could get the show (already on its fourth streaming episode) to connect with Google's dongle by mirroring it from a laptop or mobile …

Android News

Giphy and LINE Launch a Mad New Animated Sticker Pack

Giphy, the GIF search engine, and LINE, the social networking messaging company behind all those wacky animations, have jointly launched a pack of 24 brand new stickers.<p>In this collaboration, Giphy worked with four of its artists — Csada Klement, Nelson Diaz, Julian Glander and Daniella Urdinlaiz — …

How to create a Facebook Scrapbook of your kid

If you share photos of your kids on Facebook, then you might like Facebook's new Scrapbook feature that collects the photos you share of your kids and keeps them in one place. Scrapbooks also make it easier to share photos of your kids with your partner's Facebook friends.<p>A Facebook Scrapbook lets …

Social Media

LG's Next Flagship Phone Will Sport a New 5.5-Inch Screen

The screen boasts improved color display and contrast while reducing power consumption.<p>Well, now we know what screen to expect in LG’s next flagship smartphone.<p>LG’s display unit on Thursday announced a new 5.5-inch display bound for the phone, which is itself due to be unveiled at a New York press …

Y Combinator-Backed PicnicHealth Nabs $2 Million In Seed To Build Out A Virtual Healthcare Records Platform

PicnicHealth launched out of Y Combinator last summer with a service that promised to help chronically ill patients gather all their records from all their doctors and put them in one easy-to-access online profile. The startup has now raised $2 million in seed funding to build that service out and …

LinkedIn just acquired a company to help you prep for your meetings

Refresh, founded in 2011, is a free iOS app that scours the web to provide users with a bunch of information about a person they're about to meet with. It also lets them keep notes about those meetings.<p>The app will stop accepting new users today and will shut down completely by April 15.<p>A LinkedIn …

Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz The Flatiron Building has a way of taking over every photograph it appears in. Cutting diagonally across Manhattan, Broadway creates two wedges every time it intersects an avenue. No architect was able to take better advantage of these wedges than Daniel Burnham, who was among the first to use steel-frame construction in New York City. When completed in 1902, it was one of the city’s tallest buildings. To see more of America's great city from above go to @NewYorkAirBook #skyscraper #NewYorkCity #Manhattan

Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) of the the Iron Creek #wolfpack in #DenaliNationalPark, Alaska. This pack is a single family of 7 wolves. The parents are out of frame and wearing some of the tracking collars used by the National Forest Service to study the dozen or so packs in the Park. More b-roll of wolves from planes from this @natgeo magazine assignment next week both here and at @argonautphoto.

That's not your eyes playing games--just the moon lighting the Deadvlei as stars begin to dot the night sky. Photo by @garyhe. #namibia #travel #night #stars

#MesaArch at #Canyonlands #NationalPark is one of the most photographed arches in southeast #Utah. This location is especially popular at #sunrise, when groups of photographers often lay in wait for the glow of sunrise on the bottom of the arch. Even with the crowds, it’s an incredible experience. Photo by Adam Chandio (

Kentucky, Wisconsin Advance to Final 4: Pictures

Duke, Michigan State Go to Final 4

Kids’ Choice Awards in Pictures

Madonna and Taylor Swift Perform at iHeartRadio Music Awards

An entrance tunnel to a bunker built during the Cold War that now houses the Norwegian military command. In #Norway, time is flowing backward, pushed into reverse by surging Russian #military activity along NATO’s northern flank. The #Russian presence has set off debate in Norway over its military spending, which will increase this year by 3.3 percent. At the same time, Russia’s movements have highlighted how quickly President #Putin has shredded the certainties of the post-Cold War era. Photo by @bdentonphoto.

Photo :: @jimmy_chin There's something primal about swinging ice axes and kicking crampons into ice. @realwillgadd has been getting primal for a long time. Happy to get a day w him in the Ghost Wilderness. It's been a while, almost 15 years since we last shot together. Besides being one of the best ice climbers in the world, he's also one of the most motivated and good natured people I know.... #explorealberta @thephotosociety

#Sunset from Point of the Arches at #Olympic #NationalPark (#Washington). Part of the park's remote Shi Shi Beach, Point of the Arches features rock formations -- called sea stacks -- that stretch into the #PacificOcean. The best time to visit this #beach is April through October, but the beach can get busy during the summer months. Photo by Andy Porter (

For one hour last Saturday, cities around the world sent a collective message about conservation and #climate change. Called #EarthHour, the event encouraged participants to turn off all non-essential lights for 60 minutes. This year, 7,000 cities in 162 countries took part. See some of the world’s most historic landmarks with the lights off, by clicking the link in our profile. #Paris #France #EiffelTower (Image: AP Photo, Remy de la Mauviniere)

The Moorings. Heaven on earth. Islamorada, Florida.

“with Passover and Easter - and much great cooking - coming up this weekend, this very first onion marks the beginning of the gefilte fish process. You can buy it in the store, but home-made is the most… well.. it makes the best accompaniment for horse radish."

#springbreak #maggie. #Springbreakfever. #Florida