Mike Hendrikse

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Google's New App Wants to Be Your Personal Travel Guide

If you frequent Google Maps and use Gmail as your primary email provider, Google probably knows a lot about your travel plans. Now, the search giant …

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Government Says Self-Driving Vehicles Will Save Money, Time, Lives

Get ready, America.<p>The White House wants you to know that the era of self-driving cars is closer than you might expect. And the federal government is preparing to roll out the rules of the road that officials say are needed to make sure automated vehicles are safe, accessible and efficient. And if …

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Why your Apple store is no longer a 'store'

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Do you buy your overpriced scarves at Burberry? Or do you buy them at the Burberry store?<p>Do you insist the best and most tasteless tight pants are at Gucci? Or are they at the Gucci store?<p>This splitting of …

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Google Chrome will block Flash content starting next month

Chrome 53, which is on track for a September release, will be the first web browser from Google to block Flash content by default. Google has decided …

Netflix launches Fast.com app for iOS and Android

The internet connection speed measuring website created by Netflix has just been launched as an app.<p>Back in May, Netflix debuted Fast.com to help …

Google Maps for Android is now even better without data service

The latest update for Google Maps for Android comes with two new features that make it much more useful to those with budget smartphones and limited data plans, and one that will make traveling through East Asia much easier.<p>Google Maps now includes a Wi-Fi-only mode, where maps are only downloaded …

Facebook Will Start Showing Ads On Desktop Even If People Have Ad Blocking Software

Facebook has announced that it will be bringing in changes to how it shows ads on its site and how to make sure that ads shown to users stay relevant …

Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi discuss Apple Maps’ problems, crowdsourcing data from user behavior, product innovation and more

In a continuation of the Fast Company interview from Monday, Apple execs Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi discuss in detail the issues Apple Maps faced when it launched and how the company responded. Interviewed by Rick Tetzeli, Cue explains the problems Apple encountered with Maps: “it just never …

Dropbox adds scanning to iOS app, changes camera uploads

So long, Scanner Pro. My previous workflow for scanning documents on my iPhone or iPad was to use the Scanner Pro app to scan and then use Dropbox to share them or move them to my computer. With Dropbox adding document scanning to its iOS app, I can streamline my scanning operations.<p>To scan a …

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Part 2: Does Google Count Anchor Text In Internal Links? Bonus – A Theory About How A ‘Quality Metric’ Might Be Used By Google

ADVICE WARNING – This is part of a series of SEO ranking tests that look at traditional ranking signals and their effects on SERP positions. I would …

Is Google Maps or Apple Maps more accurate?

TECH giants Google and Apple are in the race to have the world’s first universal map. While the services seem similar, there are vast differences.

Norway moves closer to banning sales of gas-powered cars by 2025

<b>UPDATE: June 6, 2016, 3:33 p.m. EDT</b> The agreement political parties in Norway reached won't "ban" fossil fuel-powered cars, according to Norway's …

Slack Is Creating An Artificially Intelligent Office Manager

"Slackbot, what's the wi-fi password?"<p>The days of awkwardly approaching new coworkers to ask for the building's wi-fi password or who's in charge of sales may soon be coming to an end.<p>Slack, the office messaging platform, plans to build out its service to include organization-specific bots able to …

Is Content Marketing Dead? 5 B2B marketing experts weigh in - B2B News Network

<b>0</b> Shares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Content marketing is everything but new. In the B2B space, 88 percent of marketers use content marketing to attract audiences and …

How to flip your Apple Watch for surprise benefits

The Apple Watch is designed with the Digital Crown in the same place as where traditional watches have their own crown to set the time. It’s a design choice that helps us think of this new tiny computer on our wrist as something comfortable and familiar.<p>But there’s no reason the Digital Crown …

Apple raising the price of apps in 7 countries within 72 hours due to exchange rates

Following fluctuations in exchange rates, Apple has informed developers today that it’s planning to change App Store pricing in a number of countries within the next 72 hours.<p>For users in New Zealand, Israel, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and Mexico the app pricing tiers will change by a small …

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Too many people still use terrible passwords

The fifth annual SplashData chart of the internet's worst passwords is out, and it looks like people just can't learn the lesson. The firm has aggregated the passwords from around two million that were leaked in 2015, finding that basic, easy-to-guess terms are still in abundance. The most popular …

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Internet trolls explained by science

If you call me out in a comment at the end of this story and I ignore you, one of two things are happening. A: I'm not really ignoring you, but I just haven't gotten around to responding yet. Or B: I think you're a troll.<p>As it turns out, ignoring Internet trolls might be the right move, according …

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Watch: SpaceX Rocket Lands, Breaks a Leg, and Explodes

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully placed an ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit on Sunday, but its attempted landing of the first rocket stage …

Google wants to write your Facebook posts for you

Writing pithy posts that people will like on social media is hard: Every company in the world hires social media experts for that very reason. But a new patent from Google might have the answer for those of us who need help crafting our posts about the latest online trends.<p>In a patent awarded to …

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Video: Ford executive is optimistic on Apple Car rumors: ‘I think Apple can do it’

Rumors of Apple Car (codename ‘Project Titan’) continue to swirl and there’s plenty time left for Apple to solidify or change its plans, given the expected launch of the new automobile is still five years away. However, that isn’t stopping car company executives weighing in on the rumors. Whilst GM …

Skype for Android lets you schedule calls, open Office files

Skype is constantly getting new tools to make call-related tasks easier, and today the Android version received two more. First, there's now an option for scheduling calls in the mobile app. Select the contact you want to schedule a call with and select the appropriate item from the drop-down menu. …

My favorite tech at CES was a smart fridge — but I'd never buy one

My favorite bit of tech at CES 2016 wasn't a 98-inch 8K TV or a car from the future, it was a fridge. Samsung's $5,000 Smart Family Hub Fridge.<p>I'm …

Is Apple Going to Buy Time Warner?

The next step in bringing a streaming TV service to Apple TV could be closer than we think. On Monday, CEO of Time Warner, Jeffrey Bewkes told investors that he would entertain a sale of the company. According to the <i>New York Post</i>, Apple’s been keeping a close eye on Time Warner as a potential …

Facebook Messenger now has more than 800 million monthly users

Despite Facebook users' reluctance to have a separate app for Messenger, a lot of people are using it.<p>Facebook announced Thursday that the service …

MacTrast Deals: Build 20 Apps: iOS 9 & Xcode 7 Guide – Everything You Need to Build iOS 9 Apps

- Jan 7, 2016<p>Learn by doing, that’s the idea behind today’s MacTrast Deal. The iOS 9 & Xcode 7 Guide provides everything you need to learn how to …

How to Use Hashtags on Instagram to Grow Your Reach

Do you want more people to see your Instagram content? Are you using Instagram hashtags? Using the right hashtags makes it easier for people to find …

"Illegitimate" SEO Sentenced To 37 Months In Federal Prison For Extortion

An SEO named William Stanley was sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to pay $174,888 in fees for SEO extortion.

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Popular iOS email app CloudMagic is now available for Mac

CloudMagic — a popular iOS email app — is now available for the Mac.<p>Saying they wanted the design to be as “simple, beautiful and fast” as it is on the iPhone, CloudMagic created a clean interface which will please minimalists.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …

The easiest way to transfer data from Android to iOS

It used to be a big pain to switch from one mobile platform to another, but it's now easier than ever to transfer all of your old data from an Android device to your new iPhone or iPad.<p>Apple's Move to iOS app in the Google Play Store makes the process quick and easy. While it can't transfer your …

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