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Tim Cook Says Apps Will Make the Apple Watch as Essential as the iPhone

Tim Cook is riding high as Apple pushes past the $700 billion mark in value ahead of Apple Watch launch.<p>Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook touted the forthcoming Apple Watch as an essential device that will be driven by a host of personalized apps, setting it apart from anything else out on the …

Google shares its plan to nab 80% of Microsoft's Office business

Flash forward to 2015, and the company has big plans to grab 80% of the users at Microsoft's biggest customers.<p>In 2005, "The whole industry looked at us like we were crazy," Rajen Sheth, a director of product management for Google's Enterprise team who worked on those early products, told us.<p>They …

Marissa Mayer Thinks She Can Steal iPhone Search From Google

Google's deal to be the default search engine on Safari, Apple's web browser is ending. Microsoft and Yahoo are both trying to win this deal away from Google.<p>Microsoft is the default search engine for Siri, Apple's voice-activated software, so it would seem to be in the lead position, should Apple …

Is this Apple’s secret weapon that could force Android users to buy an iPhone?

There are many reasons why Android users switch to iPhone, and vice-versa, but Apple may have a secret (or not-so-secret) weapon that could pressure …

Apps

Apple generated more revenue in one quarter than Google did in all of 2014

Now that Google has reported earnings, we can add another incredible stat to Apple’s mind bending fourth quarter performance.<p>For the December quarter, Apple generated $74.6 billion in sales.<p>For <i>all of 2014</i>, Google generated $66 billion in sales.<p>That’s really impressive. So is this…<p>The combined …

Tech Industry

The First 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Model Has Been Announced: Erin Heatherton

<i>This story first appeared on SI.com. To read the full feature, go to SI.com now.</i><p>Let the countdown begin! With fewer than two weeks until the 2015</i> …

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Google earned $4.76 billion in net income for Q4 2014

Google has posted its Q4 2014 results, revealing that the company earned $18.1 billion in revenue during the final quarter of last year. That marks a …

Google Whiffs On Earnings, Investors Yawn

But after investors initially sent the stock down about 3%, it recovered and ended up almost 2%.<p>So what's going on?<p>Basically, for investors the Google story is stable, but boring, and that's OK.<p>Ad revenue from its core sites is growing slower than it used to, but it's still growing, and from a huge …

Real Estate

Oil Prices Changing the Face Of Global Geopolitics

In a documentary that aired recently on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular The Fifth Estate program, an allegory of Vladimir Putin was …

7 retro-inspired iOS games you should’ve been playing yesterday

Every gamer over a certain age has a fondness for the 8- and 16-bit titles they grew up with, so it’s no surprise developers born in the 1980s are now creating nostalgia-infused iOS games harking back to the glory days of the Genesis and S.N.E.S. But which of these should you be playing? …

Retrogaming

Microsoft May Have Just Released The Best Gmail App For The iPhone

Microsoft just released its new Outlook email app for iPhone, and the first reviews are overwhelmingly positive.<p>For iPhone users, finding an email app that works well with Gmail isn't easy, and Outlook in many ways represents Microsoft's bid to beat Google at its own game. It might just have pulled …

Microsoft to Invest in Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

Microsoft is investing in a hot startup that’s trying to weaken Google’s hold over Android.<p>People familiar with the matter say Microsoft is putting money into Cyanogen, which is building a version of the Android mobile-operating system outside of Google’s auspices.<p>Microsoft would be a minority …

Android News

Body Art: Otzi the 5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Had 61 Tattoos

Four thin, black lines, stacked on top of each other, bring the total number of tattoos on Ötzi, a 5,300-year-old mummified iceman, to 61, according to an exhaustive new study.<p>Finding the new body art, located on the lower side of Ötzi's right ribcage, "was a big surprise because we didn't expect …

Body Art

Google confirms Nexus 6 supply constraints

It's hardly been a secret that the Motorola-manufactured Nexus 6 has been a hard phone to get ahold of since its release. It's been MIA for many moon …

Texas executes convicted killer with IQ of 67

A Texas inmate who had been described as intellectually disabled by civil rights advocates was put to death Thursday, officials said.<p>Robert Ladd, 57, was pronounced dead at 7:02 p.m. at Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, according to a spokeswoman for the state Department of Criminal …

ACLU

Man who shoveled snow from Boston Marathon finish line identified

A mystery man who shoveled the Boston Marathon finish line during the blizzard, becoming a symbol of the city’s spirit, was identified Wednesday as a bartender working down the street from the area where two pressure-cooker bombs shattered a spring day almost two years ago, killing three people and …

This Is Why Google Doesn't Hire People As Fast As It Could

When reporting its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, (which missed EPS and revenue expectations a bit), CFO Patrick Pichette emphasized that the company was looking for growth in all areas.<p>Although it grew its workforce by over 5,800 people over the year, an analyst on the quarterly conference …

FullContact for iOS Cleans Up Your Contacts

FullContact has today released an iOS app designed to keep Gmail users’ iPhone’s contacts in sync and up-to-date. In fact, it’s not <i>quite</i> a new app – it’s a rework of the old Cobook app that the company acquired a year ago.<p>By way of recap, FullContact is a previously Web-only service that connects …

Apps

8 Facts to Know about Your Libido

Let's talk about sex.<p>We asked Dr. Nancy Simpkins, and internist and medical consultant for the state of New Jersey who works with libido issues in women during pregnancy, menopause and depression, what to know about sex drive.<p><b>1) The more testosterone, the higher the libido.</b> "Men have larger amounts …

The Best Jobs of 2015, Ranked by Salary and How Likely You Are to Get the Gig

Better brush up on your math.<p>We're not saying you should give up on becoming Ben & Jerry's chief flavor developer/the person who spritzes Jamie Dornan with Evian in between takes, but there's probably a dream job out there that's just a <i>little</i> more…realistic.<p>Here to steer you gently away from the …

MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which Apple Notebook to Choose

From Apple's Mac lineup, the company sells many more laptops than desktop computers, part of a trend that has been in place for years. Apple's laptops are well made, they offer more than enough performance for a majority of users, and you can take the laptop with you wherever you go.<p>Apple's laptop …

MacBook Pro

These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

Health Care

Apple University preaches mantra of simplicity to employees

Three Apple employees spoke to The New York Times about the company's secretive internal training program, revealing some of the lessons the tech firm tries to impart.<p>In a class called "What Makes Apple, Apple," an instructor shows Apple employees a slide of a 78-button remote control for Google …

Employment

See OS X Yosemite’s latest tweaks in action in beta 4

The latest OS X Yosemite beta, pushed to developers Monday, brings a few more tweaks to Apple’s upcoming Mac operating system.<p>In today’s video you’ll get a quick look at the updates in OS X Yosemite beta 4, including changes to Dark Mode, a new calculator and a refreshed iTunes. With the public …

OS X

Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade.<p>A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex exhibition in Taipei June 4, 2014. …

'One more thing': ex-Google exec says his Chinese employer is no Apple ripoff

"We're not copying Apple's products. End of story."<p>A man wearing a black top and denim jeans stands on stage promising to unveil "one more thing." As much as that might sound like the familiar finale to an Apple keynote, it's actually Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun building up to the announcement of his …

LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M

LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach businesses and professionals.<p>LinkedIn says the deal is worth around $175 million — 90 percent cash and 10 percent stock.<p>Bizo spun out from business directory ZoomInfo back in 2008. It …