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Any.do is adding a smart assistant to your to-do list

Plus a calendar and real-time sync<p>Any.do is releasing a powerful new version of its popular to-do app. Available first on iOS and coming soon to Android, it brings the two features that CEO Omer Perchik says were most requested from its users: an integrated calendar and real-time sync. But Perchik …

Apps

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Tech Industry

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio unofficially available via CyanogenMod 11

The Android 4.4 KitKat update is now unofficially available on several older Samsung Galaxy devices including the Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio.<p>Samsung is yet to release the KitKat update for several of its flagship devices let alone older models, but since Google’s Android 4.4 OS version is compatible …

Android News

Will The Large Screen iPad Pro Be Apple's First In A Line Of Desktop Touch Devices?

This week’s report that Apple may already be in production on a 12.9″ iPad, dubbed the “Pro,” has been the source of much speculation. In a well researched and reasoned post in ComputerWorld, Mike Elgan comes to the conclusion that it will be an “iPad optimized as a desktop touch computer for …

NSA’s backdoor catalog exposed: Targets include Juniper, Cisco, Samsung, Huawei

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Blazej Lyjak<p>An internal NSA catalog offers spies backdoors into a wide range of equipment from major …

12 New "It" Social and Content Careers for 2014

2013 has been quite a year for the startup community and social and technology-related businesses in particular. In just a few months, Twitter went public, Google Glass showed up on our train route to work, and YouTube hosted ‘live’ music video awards.<p>Clearly, social media (and all the content …

Lavabit founder: 'My own tax dollars are being used to spy on me'

Since shuttering his email service, which was used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Ladar Levison has been stuck in a Kafkaesque legal battle – and that's about all he can say<p>The Obama administration has created a surveillance state on a scale not seen since senator Joe McCarthy's infamous …

Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference

Founder of service reportedly used by Edward Snowden said he would not be complicit in 'crimes against the American people'<p>The email service reportedly used by surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden abruptly shut down on Thursday after its owner cryptically announced his refusal to become …

Spy stoppers: meet the companies benefiting from the PRISM privacy scare

After NSA revelations, end-to-end encryption is more important than ever<p>The world is still reeling from the leaked details of the NSA's PRISM program, reported to give the government's top spies access to personal user data collected by Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other services. But while the …

The Time Insiders Said The NSA Has Been Collecting Data On Almost All US Calls Since 2001

Until last week, in part because of official denials, most people had no idea that the U.S. government was collecting <i>any</i> domestic phone records.<p>Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked a secret court order compelling Verizon to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems.<p>The …

Surveillance

Google must obey FBI's warrantless requests for user data for now, judge rules

Google's attempts to fight FBI National Security Letters, controversial requests to hand over users' data without telling them and without getting a search warrant, aren't going so well. A US District Court Judge in California recently rejected Google's petition to have 19 letters requesting user …

Line Set to Begin Censoring its Users in China

Earlier this year, Tencent-owned WeChat, a mobile messaging app with more than 300 million users, came under fire for censoring ‘sensitive’ topics that its users were discussing. Now, Line, a rival app developed in Japan which has 150 million users, is the next in line to pal up to the Chinese …

Google Glass apps: everything you can do right now

Google Glass isn’t ready for prime time. Even Google knows this, which is why it hasn't shipped to the masses yet. Instead, Google floated a few units to “Explorers,” glorified guinea pigs who can enjoy the joys and trials of this cuttingest edge of cutting edge technologies. But nascent or not, …

The Coming War Over Net Neutrality

Tom Wheeler, Obama’s nominee to run the Federal Communications Commission, surely has much he hopes to get done. Perhaps it’s freeing up some more wireless spectrum or bringing cell-phone service to Mars—who knows. But chances are (assuming his confirmation goes smoothly) that he’ll end up spending …

FCC: This is What a Net Neutrality Violation Looks Like

<i>Content providers paying ISPs special fees to access customers is exactly what net neutrality is supposed to prevent. It is time for the FCC to heed</i> …

Google Glass - Are You The Killer App?

Google Glass needs applications that create engaging new experiences, not just old experiences transposed to our eyeline. Dekko is a team of augmented reality specialists who believe their combined expertise has created just the right app for that.<p>And they believe it will help to make Google Glass …

Google's Schmidt: The Internet needs a delete button

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says mistakes people make when young can haunt them forever.<p>NEW YORK--The Internet needs a delete button, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Monday.<p>Actions someone takes when young can haunt the person forever, Schmidt said, because the information …

Eric Schmidt

Teen suspended for tweet critical of high school sports

The senior class president at a Wichita high school is suspended for suggesting that his school isn't all that at sports. Just that. No cursing. No incitement to violence.<p>I am writing this with a cold compress on my head and a milk chocolate digestive biscuit in my mouth.<p>Both are to soothe my …

High School

As 'World Of Warcraft' Bleeds Subscribers, Free-To-Play Is Already Winning The Future

<i>The days of subscription-based and pay-to-play online games are numbered as free-to-play games take center stage.</i><p>Activision Blizzard develops and publishes some of the most valuable IPs in the video game industry.<p><i>World of Warcraft</i>, <i>Diablo III, Starcraft II, Skylanders,</i> and the <i>Call of Duty</i> franchise …

Rumor: Google to open retail stores exclusively for Google Glass

Hang on to your hats folks, this rumor is a doozy.<p>According to an unnamed source reporting to Business Insider, Google may be planning its own retail stores. While we’ve heard this kind of rumor before, what makes this claim truly interesting is that the retail front supposedly will only feature …

Google Glass

Amazon Is Reportedly Building a 3D Smartphone You Can Control with Your Eyeballs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says that Amazon is expanding its hardware offerings with a whole new line …

Latest cellphone unlocking bill proposes significant digital copyright reform

Lawmakers are continuing the push to legalize cellphone unlocking in the United States with a new bipartisan bill just introduced in the House of Representatives. The Unlocking Technology Act of 2013 proposes amending a section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which currently prohibits …

Backed With $1.4 Million, Plated Adds A Social Spin To Its Ready-To-Cook Meal Delivery Service

For the past several years, my New Year’s resolution has been some version of “cook more often” or “try a new recipe every week.” But it never really lasts. As much as I love the act of <i>actually</i> cooking, so much about it is a huge hassle — choosing a recipe, shopping for all the ingredients (and …

How Facebook could save Nokia

On Tuesday, Nokia chief Stephen Elop fielded questions from irate shareholders at his company’s annual meeting in Helsinki. When, they wanted to know, would he do something about Apple and Samsung? In London next week, Nokia will announce its new high-end flagship product, whatever it is.<p>But Elop’s …

App Store

Watch out, cable TV: YouTube’s paid channel subscription program is official

After months of speculation, it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to its content.<p>The new paid channel subscriptions are rolling out as a pilot program that includes a handful of partners. …

Samsung SideSync functionality gets detailed on video

For many iOS users, the concept of backing up their iPhones and iPads to ones PC is a familiar one -- just plug it into iTunes, hit a button, and wait around for an undetermined amount of time. For Android users, however, the idea of syncing one's phone to a PC may be a bit more foreign. Back in …

Obama Signs Open Data Executive Order: U.S. Government Data To Be Made Freely Available

Interesting news out of The White House this this morning announcing an Open Data Executive Order signed by President Obama. Along with the order is an accompanying Open Data Policy released by the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Science and Technology Policy. The order states that …

How Adobe Reinvented The Pen To Draw On The Internet

What is the future of the cloud-connected interface? How about a simple pen and ruler?<p>This week, Adobe announced that the Creative Suite was becoming the subscription-based Creative Cloud. It didn’t go so well. But amidst the bad news, we may have lost sight of Adobe’s rationale for pushing the …

Internet of Things