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Apple cuts App Store approval time to just one day

Apple has cut the amount of time it takes to approve new submissions for the App Store down to just one day, claims a new report.<p>The initiative — which is part of Apple’s efforts to focus on improving its services at a time when iPhone sales are decreasing — means that, in the past year alone, the …

Apps

New York City Has A New Plan To Give Everyone High-Speed WiFi Internet Access For Free

The plan, called LinkNYC, will replace the city's aging pay phone system with "Links."<p>Links are hubs for free Wi-Fi that run at up to gigabit speeds, and they offer a bunch of other services, including free phone calls within the U.S., access to 311 and 911, a free charging station for your phone, …

Wi-Fi

Google Fiber redefined cheap speed for the home, now sets eyes on small business

Competition, competition, competition. That is something that Google Fiber has drastically improved broadband-wise across the country. Even if Google didn’t intend to have this effect, it has done so and then some. Cities went begging to Google to have their 1Gbps service installed in and around …

Telecoms

Sony Pictures Entertainment hacked

SAN FRANCISCO - Sony Pictures Entertainment was hit by hackers on Monday and the company told employees to turn off their computers and disable Wi-Fi as a result, reports say.<p>The hackers appeared to be holding the company hostage and demanded that the company obey them or they would release …

T-Mobile will give throttled data customers better info on connection speeds

T-Mobile customers who go over their data limits will get more information about how their connection is being throttled, thanks to a new deal struck …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

17 of The Best Tools to Get Your Content Its Largest Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.<p>So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?<p>We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so …

'Build It & They Will Come' No Longer Works for Mobile Apps

<i>Jordan Wright is the co-founder & CEO of Comfy, an Austin startup changing the way university students find housing.</i><p>“Build it and they will come” hasn’t worked in app stores for years. In today’s crowded app stores, you must put in the elbow grease to help your app show in top results. Only then …

Comcast agrees with Obama on net neutrality, except for the legal bit

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: White House<p>You have to admire the chutzpah: a day after President Obama jolted the telecom industry with a bold …

15 Best Browser Extensions for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There are a few actions I perform over and over again as I work through my social media marketing plan. Do you know the feeling? You click on the same few buttons or type in the same URL.<p>And then, one day, someone shows you a browser extension that …

Cisco buys hot software-defined networking startup Tail-f for $175M

Cisco announced this morning that it has agreed to buy Tail-f Systems for $175 million. The company offers “multi-vendor service orchestration,” which essentially means that it provides a software layer that lets you manage a wide range of networking devices via a single interface.<p>“Our goal is to …

Could This Mini Device Free Your SIM Card From Your Phone?

Japanese operator Docomo wants to free your SIM card from your phone to help manage your presence across multiple devices. Today, it announced a prototype Portable SIM device it hopes will one day do that.<p>The Verge and Tech In Asia both demoed the device which uses a combination of Bluetooth and …

Japanese carrier Docomo wants to move your phone's SIM card into a wearable

The Portable SIM, as Japan's Docomo is calling it, will combine your tiny mobile card with Bluetooth and NFC to make a standalone authentication device, allowing users to 'wave' the portable over tablets and smartphones to connect and login to phone networks, transferring information, like phone …

Android Malware Holds Your Photos, Videos for Ransom

A new type of malware found on Android devices can take your mobile photos, videos and documents hostage and hold them for ransom.<p>According to <i>Ars</i> …

Apple Researching Solar Cell Ambient Light Sensors Embedded in Displays

Apple continues to explore the various ways solar cell technology can be used to enhance the operation of electronic devices with a new patent application no. 20140152632 published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The document describes a method of using solar cells as ambient …

New Heartbleed attack hits Android devices and routers over Wi-Fi

Seven weeks after the bug put the web on high alert, Heartbleed is still causing problems. A new report from Portuguese security researcher Luis Grangeia describes how the same bug could be used over Wi-Fi to enable new kinds of attacks that build on the same vulnerability.<p>Dubbed Cupid, the new …

Quickly Upload Files To Your Own Server Through a Taskbar Icon on Mac

15<p>SHARES<p>Most will be familiar with CloudApp, Dropbox, Google Drive and other similar cloud services that allow you to quickly share files by …