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FireChat’s anonymous, off-grid messaging app arrives on Android

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Open Garden<p>FireChat has been on a rollercoaster ride since developer Open Garden released it for iOS(s aapl) last …

Telegram now has 35M users, but can it be trusted?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Maksim Kabakou/Shutterstock<p>After WhatsApp revealed its sale to Facebook(s fb), some of its users decided they would …

How to Follow Smart People on Twitter

In a knowledge economy, it pays to hang out with people who are smart and creative. You’ll be better informed and the first to know about useful news. Building your own personal network of smart and creative people brings benefits to yourself as well as to the common good. Yet, what are the best …

Skill Builder: Arduino 101

Ever heard of Arduino? It’s an awesome programmable microprocessor (mini computer) that you can make do almost anything! Its main purpose is to make sensors react to actuators (lights, motors, and more). This primer will help you get started with Arduino and a little bit of coding.<p>The Arduino …

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Facebook Project Imitates Brain's Facial-Recognition Technique

A project from Facebook's research division is attempting to rethink face recognition by imitating the way our own neurons deal with visual input — with promising results. "DeepFace" nearly matches human accuracy in telling whether two faces are the same or different.<p>Instead of a system where the …

No Office for iPad & Android: One of Microsoft’s Biggest Squandered Opportunities

Great article at Reuters on how much Microsoft may have shot themselves in the foot (or maybe the heart) by not bringing Office to iPad and to mobile devices from Apple and Google.<p>It may be one of Microsoft Corp’s biggest squandered opportunities.Tired of waiting for Office to be optimized for …

Secret app picks up $8.6m in funding from Google Ventures & other notable investors

Less than two months after launching and following rumors of an outside investment, anonymous social network app Secret today officially announced it has raised $8.6 million. That’s a little bit less than the $10 million that it was rumored to be getting, but it’s also picking up some notable …

Google Drive Gets A Big Price Drop, 100GB Now Costs $1.99 A Month

Google today significantly dropped the prices for its Google Drive online storage service. The first 15GB of storage remain free, but 100GB now costs just $1.99 per month instead of $4.99.<p>Even more impressively, though, you can now get a terabyte of online storage for $9.99 a month, down from …

Former Top NSA Official Says Tech Firms Should Be More Transparent About Data Collection

Chris Inglis, who had been deputy director of the NSA until recently (and one of the key people who was out there responding to questions about …

10 things your iPad can do with a little extra help

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>The App Store has allowed a wide range of talented developers to think of new ways that people can use the Apple’s iPad to …

The making of Writing Aid — behind the scenes of app development

I released Writing Aid to the App Store today. Due to the glaring conflicts of interest in reviewing my own app for <i>9to5Mac</i> or even having my colleagues review it, I thought instead I’d give some insight into the creative and development process behind the app. If you are looking for a more …

Facebook updates Paper with new ways to share articles, added language support, more

Facebook’s journey with Paper marches on with the first feature addition to the social network’s alternative app experience on iPhone and iPod touch. Although it’s not a major update, version 1.0.2 includes two additional features of note that could point to its future roadmap.<p>First, Paper has …

How to protect the photos you post online

Kate Russell's weekly review of the best apps and websites.<p>Copyright protection for digital content is a complex issue with no straightforward solution. Stipple can help you stay connected to your content by creating a unique fingerprint that stays with it wherever it travels within the website's …

This Infographic Shows You How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take …

26 Ways to Create Engaging Content

Shares 8K<p>Are you looking to create content that engages?<p>Does your content connect with people and encourage them to engage?<p>In this article I’ll show …

3 Unique Ways to Use Pinterest for Business

Shares 7K<p>Does your business have a clear Pinterest strategy?<p>Have you been struggling to figure out how Pinterest could help market your …

9 Ways to Become a Better Facebook Community Manager

Shares 5K<p>Would you like to have a thriving Facebook community?<p>Are you looking for tips to improve your community?<p>In this article I’ll share <b>9 tips to</b> …

45 Social Media Tools and Tips to Improve Your Marketing

Shares 9K<p>Are you looking for some practical tips and tools to help with your social media marketing?<p>Do you find it difficult to keep up with how …

Snapchat for Business: How Your Marketing Can Benefit From Photo Messaging

Shares 4K<p>Are you looking for new ways to add mobile to your marketing mix?<p>Do you want to deliver time-sensitive offers to your customers?<p>Wondering …

4 Ways to Use Social Media to Generate Leads

Shares 7K<p>Do you use social media to generate inbound leads for your business?<p>Are you unsure about where and how to focus your efforts to meet your …

9 Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Launch a Product

Shares 9K<p>Are you looking for creative ideas to help launch your next product (or company)?<p>Want some actionable tips to employ social media in your …

Twitter Chats: How to Create a Successful Tweet Chat

Shares 5K<p>Are you familiar with Twitter chats?<p>Wondering how Twitter chats can help market your business?<p>To learn more about Twitter chats and what …

How to Network with Influential People Using Twitter

Shares 5K<p>Are you looking for ways to build relationships that matter on Twitter?<p>In this article, you’ll <b>discover how to build a strong Twitter</b> …

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

Samba Offers A New Video Messaging App That Records Your Friends’ Reactions

Thanks to Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition yesterday, the tech industry is going to be on the lookout for the next great mobile messaging app. With fortuitous timing, a new mobile video messaging app called Samba is debuting today – and, no, they didn’t move up the launch to take …

Mark Zuckerberg: WhatsApp Was Worth Even More, Doesn't Need To Make Money

If Mark Zuckerberg was willing to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp — valuing it at around a tenth the size of Facebook itself — he must have a pretty good plan for recouping the cost of all that capital in fairly short order, right?<p>Nope. In a keynote interview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, …

Millions Flock to Telegram Messaging App After WhatsApp Outage

Telegram, a messaging app that emphasizes privacy and security, added millions of new users Sunday, following WhatsApp's biggest outage in years.<p>The …

Apple Issues Patch For OS X SSL Security Vulnerability

Apple faced a considerable security threat with its SSL flaw, present in both iOS and OS X devices over the past few days. The iOS bug was plugged late Friday via the iOS 7.0.6 update made available to iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, but Macs with 10.9 went unpatched until now. The fix is out, …