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Amazon's new app will 'see' inside your packages

Amazon is giving its app a new feature to help holiday shoppers keep track of what's in their packages.<p>The company updated its iPhone app with a new …

Web of Trust: Uninstall this extension – it's selling your browsing data to third parties

German journalists have discovered that a trusted browser extension has been selling on user data.<p>Google, Mozilla and Opera have removed a hugely …

Spotify and Apple Music get unofficial mixes, the best part of SoundCloud

SoundCloud’s big differentiator is its offering of unofficial, user-uploaded content that the major labels don’t release and that isn’t on Spotify or Apple Music. Or at least they weren’t. The first unofficial single-track remixes just went live on Spotify and Apple Music thanks to their …

Apple Music

Handmade at Amazon travels abroad

Bonjour, Handmade!<p>Amazon's hub for handcrafted, artisanal wares -- from personalized rose-gold bracelets to reclaimed barn wood tables with steel pipe legs -- is making its first move outside the US, and just in time for the holidays. The site, called Handmade at Amazon, expanded Thursday to the …

eCommerce

Steve Jobs effectively explains why Apple removed the headphone socket from the iPhone 7 [Video]

When Phil Schiller used the term ‘courage’ to describe Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone socket from the iPhone 7, his choice of that particular word was probably not accidental.<p>It’s likely a reference to a comment by Steve Jobs when he was asked to explain another controversial …

Facebook has a feature that stalks you all over the internet — here’s how to turn it off

Facebook recently announced its ad network will now show users ads based on their interests all over the internet — not just on Facebook. Here's how to disable them all and regain control of your privacy.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Xiaomi unveils the Amazfit, an affordable GPS-equipped smartwatch

Xiaomi is best known for its affordable yet solidly spec’d smartphones, but its brand certainly goes way beyond just phones, with a variety of mobile accessories, tablets, fitness trackers, and more. With no signs of slowing down, Xiaomi has announced the new Amazfit smartwatch as the latest in a …

Entrepreneurs collaborate to make the future

"Energy is part of everybody’s life and sometimes we take it for granted,” said Malena Cutuli, who runs Shell’s entrepreneur supporting programme. …

Entrepreneurship

Fitbit expected to release Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2

Judging by these leaked images, it seems like Fitbit will be introducing upgraded versions of its two beloved devices: Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Charge.<p>As you may have noticed, the biggest change in the upcoming Charge seems to be the screen size. Both the original Fitbit Charge and the slightly …

How to restore the backspace key as a keyboard shortcut to go back in Chrome

Google has received a lot of feedback about its decision to switch the keyboard shortcut for going back in Chrome — from the backspace key to alt + the left arrow key — starting in Chrome 52, which Google launched in the browser’s Stable channel on July 20.<p>People working on Chrome initially said …

Software

10 ways to customize the taskbar in Windows 10

We were all excited to get the Start menu back in Windows 10, and we wasted no time in customizing it to the best of our abilities.<p>But what about the poor, neglected taskbar, who never left us in the first place? Here's how to make the taskbar look pretty and work for you.<p><b>Add some shortcuts</b><p>Smaller …

Windows 10

How to customize the Windows 10 Start menu

Are you unimpressed with the Windows 10 Start menu? If you have yet to embrace its colorful tiles and menus, then you are missing out, especially if you have a Windows tablet or touchscreen laptop. With a bit of customization, you can form the Start menu into something useful.<p>Quickly, let's break …

You’ve been charging your smartphone wrong

Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it’s partially our fault because we’ve been charging them wrong this whole time.<p>Many of us have an ingrained notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and …

Inkwire is a new app that could improve the remote support experience

<b>Update, July 22:</b> Dutta’s Inkwire is now available as a beta. To try it out you will need to join a Google Plus community and then download it from the Play Store. You can get started right here.<p><b>Original post, July 15:</b> You may recognize the name Koushik Dutta – he’s the developer behind Vysor, an …

Harvard and MIT teamed up for this open-source online education platform

<i>This post is brought to you by EdX.</i><p>It’s often said that the internet makes it possible for anyone to get educated on any subject. But just as in offline modes of education, the many models of online teaching and learning are far from perfect, with plenty of room for improvement and innovation.<p>A …

Electric-car startup Faraday Future is already in expansion mode

The startup, now known as "FF" for short, is already eyeing another location for a second manufacturing facility, all before the company reveals real-life versions of its forthcoming vehicles.<p>Officials in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Vallejo announced last week that FF is looking at a place …

Microsoft Next Lock Screen gets improved security, better resource management, and more

For those who aren’t such hardcore Android fans that they turn up their nose at having a Microsoft product on their device, Next Lock Screen has served as a very slick and effective lock screen replacement. What makes it nice is that it showcases your calendar events, email, messages, and missed …

Amp up your Android knowledge with 168 videos from Google I/O 2016

Developers, this one’s for you. If you couldn’t get into I/O this year, Google has something that’s <i>almost</i> as good: a mega playlist of 168 videos on a variety of topics pertaining to Android and all things Google.<p>The Google I/O 2016 playlist is a treasure trove of engineering knowledge delivered to …

Batman-inspired software can bring 3D Touch to any device

3D touch is kind of a complicated technology. It requires specialized components beneath the screen to detect and determine pressure. So if you’re furrowing your brow at the concept that some kind of software could put it on any smartphone, then you’re not alone. Researches at the University of …

A Battery Made From Metal and Air Is Electrifying the Developing World

Lithium-ion batteries are having a moment. After becoming the de facto battery in laptops and cell phones over the years, they’re now starting to …

I downloaded my data from Facebook and found everyone I unfriended in the last 10 years

People often worry about what Facebook knows about them, so I downloaded my personal Facebook archive to see for myself.<p>There were some surprises — I now know all the people I’ve unfriended since 2006 — but overall, I realized just how much of my life I’ve lived on the social network.<p>Here’s all the …

Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab

Google believes there’s a scientist in all of us, so it’s launching a new app that turns your phone into a powerful little research lab.<p>Called Science Journal, the app uses the sensors in your phone to measure and record data in real time, including movement, light and sound:<p>See something you want …

Can you still make money from an Android app? How to beat the odds

There are lots of great reasons to become an Android developer and start building your own apps. The sense of accomplishment you get from finishing a game or utility alone makes all the hard work worthwhile, plus contributing something genuinely useful to the platform is also a source of great …

Leave Your Phone At Home With The New Android Wear

Google's new smartwatch operating system, announced today, will include the ability to untether from your phone, plus a keyboard, handwriting recognition, and more personalization.<p>At its annual developers conference today in Mountain View, Google announced a forthcoming software update designed to …

Crowdfunding project of the week: POP is a power bank that sticks to your phone

Welcome to your new crowdfunding project of the week! In this article series we aim to highlight some of the hottest products being featured in crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Today we are taking a look at POP. Let’s dig right into the details.<p><b>Other featured projects:</b><p>It’s 2016 …

How to delete Gmail account - here are the best ways to handle it

A Google account gives you access to all of Google’s services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google+, Drive, and more. But what if you’ve had enough and want out? Can you delete Gmail account information? Yep, you can absolutely delete Gmail account info forever.<p>Before you go shutting things down, keep …

Google Translate now works within any app on Android

Google Translate just got way more useful on Android. A New ‘Tap to Translate’ feature lets you use translate text from any app.<p>It works by translating whatever is in your clipboard. For instance, when you copy text from a WhatsApp message, a little Translate bubble will pop up – click on this and …

Apps

The Blockchain is the new Google

<i>The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future of distributed databases.</i><p>At its core, the blockchain is a technology that permanently records …

Blockchain

WhatsApp now has Windows and Mac desktop apps

You don’t get to a billion active users by ignoring platforms. (Except BB10, even WhatsApp can’t be bothered with BB10 anymore).<p>Joining the Android, Apple, Windows Phone, Symbian and Nokia S40 (yes, really) apps, WhatsApp now has desktop apps for Windows and Mac OS.<p>The apps are very similar to …

How to set up a Chromecast with your Android phone

Have you just purchased a brand new Chromecast without having a clue how to set it up? Don’t worry — <i>Android Authority</i> is here to help you through the Chromecast setup process.<p>If you haven’t yet purchased a Chromecast, you might want to consider doing so. It’s only $35 for the base model and allows …