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Google Tells Developers How to Get Around Apple's New Security Rules So They Can Keep Selling Ads

A tiny but telling distinction between the two mobile giants.<p>Apple says it cares a lot about privacy. Just ask Tim Cook.<p>Hence, its new iOS 9 operating system will boast a new feature, called App Transport Security, or ATS, which is supposed to require iPhone app developers to use an advanced …

Tim Cook

Microsoft's Upcoming Lumia 950 and 950 XL Windows 10 Flagship Smartphones Pictured In Latest Leaks

With the successful launch of Windows 10 on the desktop out of the way, much of the attention focused on Microsoft has shifted to Windows 10 for Phones. At this point it has been nearly two years since truly new, flagship devices—packing cutting edge hardware—launched on Microsoft’s smartphone …

Windows 10

Microsoft working on an app that reads the news to you

Microsoft is testing a new app called NewsCast, which makes a playlist of news story summaries and reads them to you, according to <i>Neowin</i>. The publication came across a page on the Microsoft Azure Web Sites domain that had the app for download. In it, the company mentioned that the program was …

The 14 fastest unicorns to reach $1 billion

And some of them manage to do it faster than others.<p>These are the companies that got to a $1 billion valuation faster than anyone else, based on data from research firm Pitchbook.

Researchers Create Robots Capable of Evolving

Awww, look at the baby robot!<p>Robots are made, they are not born. Or are they? At the University of Cambridge, scientists have created a "mother robot" that can not only build smaller robots, it can also select the fittest among them for survival, and re-arrange the rest.<p>Welcome to the world of …

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

UX Design

How do hackers actually get paid for their services?

The successful hacker is the one whose real name is never known, who shuns the limelight, and stays off the radar. In fiction – notably the cyber …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

Miami Beach

The Latest: Handler admits to a fascination with Dolezal

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV …

Microsoft’s Windows 10 phones have pen support and will scan your face

Microsoft is preparing two new Lumia devices for the holiday season. While some specifications have leaked previously, <i>Windows Central</i> is reporting that both devices will include an iris scanner to let you log into the phones with your face. This is a part of the Windows Hello feature in Windows 10. …

Portuguese scientists discover why pendulum clocks swing together

Pair of physicists bust a 350-year-old conundrum in a report that proposes a transfer of energy through a sound pulse causes clocks to synchronise<p>Almost 350 years ago, Dutch inventor and scientist Christiaan Huygens observed that two pendulum clocks hanging from a wall would synchronise their swing …

Physics

Heavy metal upgrade to detect antimatter | Ben Still | Life & Physics

<b>Ben Still</b> describes new plans to upgrade a huge tank of water surrounded by light detectors, so that it can detect antineutrinos<p>Heavy metal is being added to one of the worlds largest particle physics experiments to allow it to see antimatter for the first time¹. For years the Super Kamiokande …

Physics

20 best new iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

Photograph: PR<p>Clangers for iPhone and iPad.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/21/1437459955836/57961f42-3da7-4aa9-b8ea-a2c12165f42d-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Clangers for iPhone and …

iPad Apps

Two Nuns Want to Stop Katy Perry From Buying Their Convent

A couple of nuns are making Katy Perry’s life very difficult these days.<p>The pop star wants to purchase an 8-acre property in Los Angeles, on which …

Los Angeles

New Horizons: ten facts about Nasa's astonishing Pluto mission and beyond

Spacecraft clocked fastest launch speed, recorded first video of volcanic eruption off Earth and carries the ashes of the man who discovered the dwarf planet<p>• New Horizons clocked the fastest launch ever recorded when it blasted off in January 2006, exceeding 36,000 miles per hour. The spacecraft …

Space

Znaps adds a magnetic charging port to any smartphone

Apple may not be our favorite company here at Android Authority, but we gotta give it to them for coming up with the MagSafe charger; it’s about the most convenient and safe charging technology we have seen. In fact, we wonder why they haven’t applied a similar concept to their mobile devices. …

Gear & Gadgets

Man with selfie stick captures thief allegedly stealing his cell phone

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Evil lurks everywhere.<p>At least that's what my deeply Catholic parents always told me. I'd walk down the street, peering around corners, looking for little red people with horns.<p>In those days, though, there …

Gear & Gadgets