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Introducing ’50 Essential iOS Apps,’ a series on the best iOS apps around

With a mind-boggling 2.2 million apps in Apple’s iOS App Store, how do you find what’s good? That discovery problem is why we’re starting the 50 Essential iOS Apps series, a curated list of the best iOS apps on the planet, with new apps added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.<p>Throughout this …

Apps

How To Know If An Accelerator Program Will Give Your Company What It Really Needs

A post-accelerator accelerator is an interesting hypothesis to examine where accelerator programs in Hong Kong need to go, and how founders should best use them. What happens to businesses when an accelerator programme ends? Do the graduates from programmes in Hong Kong feed back into other …

These Chinese phones beat Apple to removing the headphone jack

Rumor has it the iPhone 7 will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, you'll need to buy new Lightning headphones, use an adapter, or go wireless …

How to Stop Hackers From Taking Over Your Computer

Grayson Barnes had just started working at his father’s law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma when a note popped-up on one of the computer screens. It informed …

Amazon Prime Video now has 4 times as many movies as Netflix

As Netflix has shifted toward original (and exclusive) shows and movies, the size of its catalog has gone down.<p>Research last month showed that since January 2014, the number of titles available on Netflix in the US has shrunk by 31.7%. This was particularly pronounced in movies, where Netflix's …

9.7-inch iPad Pro review: smaller, but better

The new $599 9.7-inch iPad Pro feels a lot more comfortable to use than the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which came out last fall. It’s also lighter and less expensive.<p>The first one was impressive, but it didn’t run full OS X at the price and size that it arguably should have. The new version, by …

These Are the New Features Coming to Windows This Summer

Microsoft is making some enhancements to its Windows platform that are set to arrive this summer, the company announced on Wednesday.<p>The free …

Apps

Half the price in half the time: solar storage innovation harnesses new energy frontier

Brisbane company Redback Technologies, backed by researchers from the University of Queensland, says it has cracked the formula for the most cost-effective solar storage system on the Australian market<p>If Tesla’s Powerwall is the “Lamborghini” of the solar storage industry, a small Brisbane company …

Clean Energy

iPad Pro review – the creative future’s looking good

Apple’s big-screen wonder has the specs to match its looks, with huge potential for gamers and artists<p>The first impression of the latest entry to Apple’s tablet range – the iPad Pro (from £679, apple.com) – is of its 5.6 megapixel, 32.8cm (12.9in) screen, which surpasses the size and resolution of …

The iPhone 6S Evolution: Apple's Revolutionary Secret To A Successful Smartphone

Apple has a long history of innovating around existing ideas in software and hardware, taking the best-in-class techniques from other areas to apply them to its smartphones, and looking at its own successes to translate them to its mobile platform.<p>Since the launch of the first iPhone, critics have …

Why Windows 10 Proves That Marketers Need More Influence In Many Tech Companies

I read an article in a recent WSJ issue (“Not-so-Broken Windows, Finally,”) with interest because it declared that the new Windows 10 version has fixed several problems: <i>“Hallelujah, there’s your desktop unencumbered by gobbledygook. All the important stuff is back where you can find it, including</i> …

A new firmware worm can infect Macs without a data connection

Apple computers have always been touted as more secure than other PCs because their firmware couldn’t be penetrated. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true, as a newly created self-replicating worm has shown.<p>Wired reports that security researchers Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson demonstrated a …

Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 beginning at 12 a.m. ET Wednesday morning. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Windows operating …

Windows 10

Windows 10: Should You Upgrade?

Windows 10 launches at midnight tonight. For Microsoft it is arguably the most important Windows release of all time. After 30 years, the company wants to change the game: new business model, new release strategy, new controls over updates. Everything changes.<p>All of which asks the question: should …

Get Your PC Ready For Windows 10 Now

Over the new few days, you’re likely to receive a notification that your free Windows 10 upgrade is ready for installation. Microsoft is offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to virtually all users of properly licensed Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 systems—you may have noticed a little Windows icon pop-up …

Video Game Characters Get 'Real' Bodies; They Still Look Great

Anything is possible in the fantasy world of video games. So why is it so hard to imagine Lara Croft with a muffin top or Cortana with thick thighs?<p>Even as video games have increasingly realistic graphics, the way they depict the female body is anything but average. Now Bulimia.com, an eating …

Paramount Pictures

The Quiet Grandeur of New York and L.A. From Above

New photographs from Jeffrey Milstein capture both cities from the sky.<p>When we last saw the work of photographer Jeffrey Milstein, he was capturing the strange beauty of airports from the perspective of the sky. Milstein is back in bird’s-eye form but now he’s focused his lens on the city—in …

A Practical Wireless Charging Solution For Your iPhone

If there’s one thing I’m looking for in every new phone, it’s wireless charging. Maybe in September the new Apple handsets will join handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S6 with a wire-free power solution. Until then, wireless charging for the iPhone remains the domain of the third-party case …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year.<p>Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Microsoft reports big losses in the fourth quarter

Nokia write down killed any chances of making a profit this quarter<p>Microsoft today reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of its 2015 fiscal year and unsurprisingly, the massive $7.6 billion write down for its Nokia purchase last year tanked any chances of it turning a profit. The write down …

Samsung is 'placing the wrong bet' on its flagship smartphone and now the company is going into total meltdown

Over the past year, the South Korean company has seen a catastrophic collapse, with sales in China dropping by more than 50%.<p>Now shipments of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, are also down, while the iPhone soars to unprecedented heights.<p>So what's the issue?<p>In April, Samsung released …

Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%

Former Mozilla software engineer Monica Chew and Computer Science researcher Georgios Kontaxis recently released a paper that examines Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection feature. The duo found that with Tracking Protection enabled, the Alexa top 200 news sites saw a 67.5 percent reduction in …

Windows 10 unifies apps, movies, and music into a single store

Microsoft is finally bringing apps, movies, TV shows, and music into a single location for Windows 10. The software giant is testing out a new section of the Windows 10 store today that includes movies and TV shows, and the company plans to add music in the coming weeks. A unified store is part of …

Google’s free photo editing app Snapseed 2.0 gets lens blur, layers, new UI, more

<b>Snapseed</b>, the excellent free photo editing application, today received its first major update since Google purchased developer Nik Software back in 2012. Version 2.0 arrived in the App Store with a brand new user interface and a huge collection of new features, most notably including spot healing, …

Box is launching encryption keys that only you will hold

If you put data on a cloud server, you're usually sharing it with more people than you realize. Cloud data is encrypted, but as long as the company manages the encryption keys, there are plenty of ways for third parties to gain access, whether it's a gag-ordered subpoena or something more sinister …

The man who brought us the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92

AUSTIN, TEXAS—The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.<p>Consider the last six or seven decades of technological and scientific leaps: the polio vaccine, space rocketry, …

Clean Energy

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 …

Amazon is taking on Microsoft Exchange with its own enterprise email service

Amazon wants to bump Microsoft's Exchange out of its cozy position in the enterprise world. To do that, the company has announced WorkMail, a secure email and calendar platform aimed squarely at businesses. This isn't some alternative to Gmail or Outlook that's meant for everyday consumers. Quite …

Amazon Changes The Game Again--AWS Introduces WorkMail

Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud computing business unit, continues to surprise industry commentators with both its growth and its incessant innovation. Given that it owns the lion’s share of the public cloud computing market, you’d have thought AWS would be resting on its laurels. Nothing could …

Cloud Computing