Essa Ahmed Mohamed

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Google is following Instagram and Snapchat with a big push into Stories

Everyone loves Stories. Everyone including Google.<p>Google is pushing deeper into Stories, the photo and video montages that Snapchat created and Facebook popularized after it copied the format into all of its apps.<p>Google, which has allowed some publishers to create Stories since February, is going …

Technology

The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People

Moderating billions of posts a week in more than a hundred languages has become Facebook’s biggest challenge. Leaked documents and nearly two dozen interviews show how the company hopes to solve it.<p>This spring, Facebook reached out to a few dozen leading social media academics with an invitation: …

Internet

These Twenty-Somethings Got Heart Transplants on the Very Same Day. And Then They Fell in Love.

Taylor Givens had worn a favorite Urban Outfitters dress to school that morning in the spring of 2011 and was horrified that an ER team at Inova …

Medicine

A Few Rounds with 'Happy Hour'

<i>Happy hour</i> refers to the period of time in the early evening—typically starting around 4 p.m.—during which drinks and appetizers are available at …

Etymology

How to Make a Woman Happy: 15 Simple Things that Matter Most to Her

The best thing a man can learn is how to make a woman happy. Although it might seem tricky to you, it’s a lot less complicated than you think.<p>As much …

How to have a happy marriage: 7 powerful secrets from research

Everybody wants to have a happy marriage. Unfortunately, on average, marriages get less happy with time.<p>You know this must be true because I have a …

Special report: America’s greatest threat is a hurricane-force cyberattack

<b>For the past month,</b> Axios has been interviewing people trusted with the nation’s most sensitive secrets. We wanted to know, in this time of acute …

$100 iPhone X clone is a lot scarier than it looks

Now that rival smartphone makers have had some time to follow in Apple’s footsteps, you don’t have to spend $1,000 on an iPhone X to enjoy features like facial recognition and an edge-to-edge screen. For instance, this handset looks almost exactly like Apple’s latest flagship, and yet it costs just …

App Store

These 2018 MacBook Pro models are the best values

You need a 2018 MacBook Pro, but there are a bunch of configurations to choose from, with the top model more than twice as expensive as the base one. Of course, Apple is asking you to pay extra for a faster processor, but is the additional cost worth it?<p>We took benchmarking scores for all the …

MacBook Pro

Microsoft wants to win back the consumers it let down

Microsoft hasn’t exactly been winning over consumers recently, leaving many onlookers wondering if the company is switching all of its efforts to businesses and turning into another IBM. Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has killed off its Groove Music service, officially discontinued …

Apple Loop: New iPhone Design Confirmed, Goodbye Lightning Port, Apple Faces Awkward iPhone Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest camera and fast charging technology for the new iPhone X machines, switching from lightning to USB-C, repair issues facing the MacBook Pro and the iPhone 7 family, why the iPhone X is the world’s …

MacBook Pro

Every car infotainment system available in 2018

In-car entertainment systems are evolving constantly as automakers vie for tech-savvy buyers and add ever more features.<p>With so many new infotainment options, as well as different options dependent on car models and trim levels, it's tough to tell which system is right for you -- and which offers …

How well do you know the music of Grease?

Forty years later, <i>Grease</i> is still the word.<p>This year, the beloved 1978 musical celebrates four decades of inspiring teenagers to give themselves …

YouTube Should Let Musicians Opt Out, Manager Says

The battle between YouTube and the music industry won’t go away.<p>Famed musician manager Irving Azoff fired the latest salvo on Monday in an open …

Project Treble will work with Google Pixel, could it mean longer support?

Just a week ago, we explained how Google is trying to speed up Android updates with Project Treble, and now we’ve learnt that Google’s very own Pixel smartphones will work with Project Treble once Android O arrives.<p>While Android has seen drastic improvements and dramatic changes over the last few …

Google now lets devs hide their Play Store apps from rooted devices

News of Netflix’s decision to hide its Play Store app from rooted devices was met with anger from those who like to add an extra layer of …

BBC claims Apple using non-existent warranty clause to refuse iPhone battery replacements [U]

A BBC TV show dealing with consumer protection issues will claim this evening that Apple is using a clause in its terms & conditions to refuse its cut-price battery replacement service for older iPhones. The clause says that any other damage to the phone must be repaired first, at full rate, before …

Customer Service

Apple Pay expands in US, Australia, Taiwan and more regions

Apple Pay continues to pick up new banks and credit unions every few weeks — and soon three new countries. These are the latest new entries with banks added in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, France, and Spain.<p>9to5Mac Happy Hour<p><b>United States</b><p>Canandaigua National Bank & …

Apple Pay

Apple Says AirPods Are 'Incredibly Popular' as Availability Remains Limited

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said AirPods continue to be "incredibly popular" and a "runaway hit" for the company.<p>"AirPods are incredibly popular and we're seeing them in more and more places—in the gym, in coffee shops, wherever people are enjoying music on their Apple devices," said Cook, …

Apple

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

Abba announce first new songs for 35 years

Swedish four-piece take to Instagram to announce two releases that will form part of an ‘avatar tour project’<p>Abba have announced that they have written and recorded their first new songs since they split in 1983.<p>The Swedish four-piece, who had nine No 1 hits in the UK between 1974 and 1980, and who …

New Singles

Apple may have wildly misjudged iPhone X demand

Apple is usually pretty great at gauging demand for its products. Something seems to have gone wildly wrong for the iPhone X, however, since the company is now reportedly trying to “burn off” its excess supply of the devices after disappointing adoption rates.<p>According to a source speaking with <i>Fast</i> …

You Can Shoot Sensual Boudoir Photos at Home with Simple Gear & Natural Light: Here’s How (VIDEO)

There’s a lot of interest in boudoir photography these days, and a recent tutorial on the subject was our most popular story over the past several …

Old-Fashioned Photographer Chuck Grant Is a Rising Star

In a culture that thrives on immediate gratification, the photographer Caroline “Chuck” Grant comes across as refreshingly old-fashioned. “It’s a very natural process to be able to shoot and not have to talk about what happened right after it happened,” says the 25-year-old, who works almost …

5 underrated places to travel in 2018

The New Year calls for new destinations. Don't worry, the world's most iconic tourist hotspots aren't going anywhere. So, make a resolution to instead venture from the beaten path in 2018. It's time to experience that bucket list destination you never knew you had.<p><b>Bozeman, Montana</b><p>This Rocky …

El Salvador

This Under-the-Radar Beach Town Is Mexico’s Next Great Destination

As we reach the outskirts of Puerto Escondido, my driver grins and gestures with his chin for me to look in the rearview mirror. Just above the …

Fire as one plane crashes into another at Toronto Pearson airport

Passengers were forced to evacuate via emergency slides in the frigid cold on Friday night after two planes collided on the ground at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. No injuries were reported.<p>WestJet said an inbound from Cancun, Mexico with 168 passengers and a crew of six was stationary …

Airplanes

This Is the First Thing You Should Do If Your Flight Is Canceled or Diverted (Video)

...even if the cause is bad weather.<p>As the snow falls and the temperatures drop down the entire East Coast, thousands of people have found themselves …

App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017

Global app revenue climbed 35 percent in 2017 to reach nearly $60 billion, according to a new report today from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which measured paid apps, subscriptions, and in-app purchases across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play. However, Apple is the one pulling in the …