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Google.org's crisis map will tell you everything you need to know about winter storm Jonas

Winter storm Jonas is descending on the northeast tonight, and promises to dump a whole bunch of snow and mischief. To help people keep track of conditions, Google.org has a crisis map that zeroes in on areas most affected.<p>You can zoom in and out, and click on counties or cities to learn more about …

The Five Biggest Things In Tech You Missed This Week: 1/23/16

Here are five things that happened in the world of technology this past week and why they’re important for your business (and mine). Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – French startup Botify, which makes it easy for customers to get insight on their SEO strategy, has raised $7.2 million.</b><p>From Techcrunch: <i>French</i> …

Ready or not, smartwatches are coming for the mainstream

The sneak attack is how smartwatches will succeed<p>Last year was a big year for smartwatches: Apple launched its long-awaited Apple Watch, Samsung introduced its first watch with a round display, Pebble added three new models to its lineup, and a whole bunch of companies launched watches running on …

5 Windows 10 tricks you need to know

Windows 10 is now installed on more than 200 million gadgets worldwide. That's quite a feat in the tech world, since its official release was only six months ago. If your computer is one of those gadgets, you've probably found Windows 10 has its share of sheer winning features and, unfortunately, …

These New Wearables Aren't For Your Wrist

By<p>People’s wrists are being overrun by the machines.<p>Apple (aapl) last year finally debuted the gadget maker’s first foray into the world of watches. …

Hello, it's me. On a flip-phone. Samsung unveils clamshell model

Possibly inspired by singer Adele (possibly not), Samsung is bringing a new flip-phone model to the market<p>We all owe Adele an apology. After the internet mercilessly took the piss out of the flip-phone she used in her video for Hello (a decision the director said was thought through – “it’s so …

Samsung Replaces Its Aging Smart View App With A New Version And A New Listing

Remember Samsung's Smart View app? It's OK if you don't - it's basically a mix of a remote control and some Chromecast-style functionality, …

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 press renders leak out ahead of official unveiling

Motorola plans to unveil the Verizon-exclusive DROID Turbo 2 and DROID Maxx 2 on October 27th, and so far both devices have been leaked quite a bit. In case the previous teasers weren’t enough to tide you over, <i>@evleaks</i>, the popular smartphone leaker, has just posted what appears to be numerous …

Mobile Technology

Apple: You’ve Seen It All Before, and Nothing Else Like It

You’ve got to hand it to Apple: the company has the uncanny ability to make ideas that you’ve seen and heard before seem like things that have just sprung, fully formed, from the elastic mind of Jony Ive. Nowhere is this trick better on display than during the company’s tri-annual events. Those …

Tim Cook

These are Apple's new iPhones

Apple unveiled its newest iPhones at an event in San Francisco Wednesday.<p>The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will have the same screen sizes as last …

The Shape Of Apple’s New iPhones

Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones at an event next Wednesday, and likely also new iPads and an updated Apple TV.<p>Press invites for a September 9 event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium dropped late last month bearing the usual teasing hint — this time focused on Apple’s voice assistant …

Apple

It looks like the next iPhone's screen is going to be much better than we thought

It means that, in addition to the regular finger tap we've all been using on our smartphones and the harder Force Touch press that's featured in the Apple Watch and MacBook, users will be able to use a "deeper press" on the iPhone 6S.<p>Gurman notes that app developers might use three levels of touch …

Apple Watch

Microsoft quietly releases Skype Messaging beta for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft this weekend quietly released a new app called Skype Messaging for Windows 10 Mobile. We say “quietly” because the company didn’t make an announcement — it merely added a new listing on the Windows Store.<p>In July, Microsoft retired its modern Windows app, pushing Windows users to use the …

Windows 10

Samsung says Gear S2 may someday work with the iPhone

Samsung’s latest wearable, the Gear S2, may make its way to iOS at some point, a company spokesperson said.<p>Just as Android Wear has, Samsung’s Tizen operating system for wearables could work as a notification center for iPhones. Speaking to Digital Spy, a Samsung spokesperson said “we are looking …

Samsung quietly releases its Galaxy browser app on Google Play

It may be the world's biggest smartphone maker, but not all of Samsung's movements are highly publicised. In something of a mysterious move, the South Korean electronics behemoth recently released its mobile browser on Google Play without any official announcement.<p>The app, called Internet for …

Verizon launches trial of mobile video service in test for telecom industry

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will launch a trial version of its new mobile video service on Tuesday, aiming to prove that telecom players can compete with mobile ad industry titans Google Inc and Facebook Inc.<p>Verizon said its service, a mobile app dubbed “go90”, will be offered …

Here’s what people use their Apple Watch for

Unlike many previous must-have tech gadgets, the Apple Watch doesn’t just have one killer app — but many. So what exactly do owners use their Watch for then, and how does this stack up against Apple’s stated goals for the device?<p>A new survey released by analysts at Wristly charts the usage of …

'iPhone 7' Thickness Likely to Approach iPod Touch

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new report that suggests next year's "iPhone 7" could be Apple's thinnest smartphone yet, with a thickness of somewhere between 6.0mm and 6.5mm, which Kuo mentions is a near similar measurement of the current iPod touch's 6.1mm. As a comparison, the …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Gear S2 pricing likely to be comparable to Apple Watch Sport

Samsung’s recently revealed smartwatch, the Gear S2, has seemingly had its European pricing outed by German electronic retailer Saturn. The Tizen-based wearable will be available as a standard and more premium Classic model – with similar pricing to the entry-level Apple Watch …<p>According to the …