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Pandora AMPs up the Music With New Marketing Platform

Earlier this week we reported how Pandora wants to reward listeners with ad-free music for engaging with brands. Today, Pandora has announced it’s giving artists new tools to monitor and analyze fan-engagement on the internet radio streaming service.<p>With AMP (artist marketing platform), Pandora …

Google announces Inbox: A more intelligent way to handle email

Google today announced a new take on email, dubbed Inbox. The free app/service includes reminders, bundles similar messages together and highlights important messages. Inbox looks like a cross between Mailbox and Google Now.<p>An Assists feature attaches relevant information, such as telephone …

Android Wear Updated with Music Sync and GPS Features

One of the issues with wearables is that many of them need to stay connected to a smartwatch at all times. Android Wear has been no different. But an update for Android Wear just made smartwatches a little more independent.<p>Android Wear now supports GPS sensors and syncing music to watches that …

Amazon Launches the Fire TV Stick, a $39 Chromecast Rival

Amazon has today announced new hardware to help it deliver on its streaming media ambitions – the Fire TV Stick, which will go on sale from November 19 in the US.<p>The device allows users to stream content from a range of services and will cost $39. It’s available to pre-order now, and for the next …

Fitbit Launches 3 New Activity Trackers: the Charge, Charge HR and Surge

Fitbit has today lifted the wraps on three new activity and sleep tracking devices, all of which offer slightly different features depending on the intended use.<p>The cheapest of the new trackers – and the only one available in the US from today – is the Fitbit Charge, a $130 device that allows you …

How to Access 'Inbox by Gmail' Without an Invite

It’s been almost a week since Google launched its new standalone email app called Inbox, and still not everyone is able to access it. The invite-only affair remains, well, invite-only.<p>But the good folks at WonderHowTo have a slight workaround that may expedite your access – but you still need …

Google Fit Launches for Android

Google Fit was unveiled to the world back in June, promising a platform to help people track their fitness goals. It’s essentially a set of APIs that lets developers dig in to rival apps and combine data for deeper insights, similar to Apple Health.<p>Today, Google has launched a dedicated Google Fit …

How to Make Your Own Wallpaper for Any Screen Size

<i>Odes Roberts is an in-house designer for Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Making wallpapers for desktops and other screens is easily one of my favorite things to do. I change my wallpapers frequently with found images and …

Spotify Brings its New Dark Look to iPad

Spotify unveiled a new darker look earlier this year, alongside a handful of refreshes, such as a revamped ‘Your Music’ feature which gives you a “frictionless way” to save, organize and browse music. Today, this update has arrived for iPad users too.<p>This basically brings Spotify’s iPad app into …

Seth Rogen reported to play Woz in the upcoming Steve Jobs movie

After Christian Bale was set to portray Steve Jobs in the upcoming account of his life, Variety is today reporting that Seth Rogen will be at his side as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniack, also just known as ‘Woz’.<p>Variety also says that Danny Boyle (best known for his work with Slumdog Millionaire) …

A Gorgeous Swiss Army Knife? An Old Tool Gets a New Look

What’s the first thing you think of when someone says the words: Swiss Army Knife?<p>For most of us, the image that springs to mind is a dark red folding pocket knife from Victorinox that features multiple cutting blades alongside other convenient tools that extend from a compact body.<p>It’s hard to …

Google releases redesigned, smarter Android Calendar and Gmail apps

Today Google introduced a completely redesigned version of its Calendar app for Android, meant to help make your scheduling and planning more efficient. It also introduced a Material Design update to Gmail.<p>Following the new Inbox email app, Calendar is now smarter and automates a lot of the process …

Disney Movies Anywhere Now Lets You Watch Purchased Titles on Android Devices

Well in time for the holidays, Disney is now partnering with Google to bring its Disney Movies Anywhere service to Android devices, so users can enjoy their titles on phones and tablets.<p>Users who have previously purchased Disney movies online from Disney Movies Anywhere, via the Disney Movies …

Best iPhone & iPad Apps From October 2014

From slick expenses-trackers to video-centric coding tutorials, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in October.<p>Here, we sift through the rubble to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>Flickr<p>It was a long time coming, but Flickr finally landed …

Microsoft to launch its wearable fitness band in coming weeks

Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming weeks. <i>Forbes</i> reports that the announcement is due "within the next few weeks," and <i>The Verge</i> can confirm this is accurate. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the launch of Microsoft’s wearable fitness …

Here’s how to measure Apple Pay’s success

Apple Pay launches today. We’ve heard a lot of talk about this new NFC-enabled mobile shopping option from Apple. But others have tried to sell consumers on the digital wallet idea before and boldly failed.<p>If Apple wants us to trade in our wallets once and for all, Apple Pay will need to win on …

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Woman at centre of America's biggest sex scandal says she wants 'to give purpose to my past' by campaigning against a toxic internet culture<p>Monica Lewinsky has said she "fell in love" with Bill Clinton during a tearful speech describing the pain of being made into a figure of global humiliation.<p>In …

Suspected Killer Helps Police Find 7 Bodies in Indiana

The bodies of seven women have now been found in northwestern Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel …

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Get The Look: Smoky Eyes

Finally master the coveted look.<p>"Many women associate a smoky eye with black shadow," says Wilson, "but smoky is actually a shape, not a color." Think of it as a halo of shadow that be any shade combo you wish. How-to: Start from the top and work downward, advises Wilson, to prevent using too much …

Love Without the Chub: How Your Relationship Affects Your Weight

When You're Dating<p>When you're single, dinner can be a bowl of cereal. Then you meet someone, and eating out practically becomes a hobby. The problem, …

Apple Loop: iPad's Killer Feature, Sapphire Screen Secrets, Apple's Cheap iPhone

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers Forbes’ iPad Air 2 review, no plans for a cheap iPhone, Apple Pay vs CurrentC, why the iPod died, sapphire screens, widgets in the App Store, Apple’s Iranian expansion, more iAd countries, and Tim Cook’s …

16 Baked Dinner Recipes With 10 Ingredients or Less

From when we grab our morning coffee until the time we walk through our front door again, we are always on the go. Alwayyyyys. In the hustle and bustle of everything, it’s so easy to skip over a planned dinner or order takeout. Frozen meals and processed food no more. We bring you 16 baked dinners …

It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

<b>Before (1999)</b> <b><br>I Always Skipped Breakfast</b><br>I knew I needed to eat less, so I would hold off on eating until I was absolutely famished, which meant nothing until lunchtime. Not only did this slow down my metabolism, but I also ended up feeling so hungry that I ate a much bigger lunch than I normally …

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7 Makeup Mistakes That Are Aging You

Hollywood's top makeup artists weigh-in on the things women do wrong—and give quick corrections for making it right.<p><b>Dark Lipstick</b><p>"Lots of women wear heavy lipstick with blue undertones, which immediately makes the lips look small and cold. Go for color, just make sure it pops." —Molly R. Stern …

Here's a Sunday Hair Idea: Lazy-Girl Braids

I don't always do my hair on Sundays, but when I do, I throw it up in a messy bun. That doesn't mean I'm not open to suggestions; I'm just not open to expending a ton of energy. That's why I'm totally digging this lazy-girl style from Vera Wang's spring 2015 show.<p>Hidden underneath rumpled waves are …

The Must-See Movies of November (Trust Us)

<i>Hitting theaters this month, stories of perseverance: Gael García Bernal portrays the trials of a journalist confined in a Tehran prison; Channing Tatum transforms into an Olympic-bound wrestler; and a devastating portray of Stephen Hawking's life through love, illness, and genius. Pause</i> …

Nightcrawler review – a lean thriller packed with psychological richness

Jake Gyllenhaal is icily impressive as a freelance cameraman in Dan Gilroy’s LA thriller<p>Jake Gyllenhaal on Nightcrawler: ‘I’m a bit strange, you know’<p>Nothing to do with the pointy-tailed <i>X-Men</i> character, screenwriter Dan Gilroy’s directing debut is creepy nevertheless. “Nightcrawlers” is a term for …

10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>…