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Delete All of These iPhone Apps or Risk Having Your Data Stolen

Popular games like Angry Birds 2 may have been infected by suspicious malware.<p>Following a recent security breach, Apple has removed over 300 apps from the iTunes store this week after discovering that the software was collecting users' email addresses and device serial numbers, MyFox Boston reports.<p>…

Apps

Elvis Costello: My Life in 10 Songs

How Bruce Springsteen and Margaret Thatcher — plus a little revenge and guilt — inspired some of Costello's greatest work<p>"I was asked to write an …

Spotify told us the top 20 songs people listen to in the shower — here they are

At a conference earlier this week, Ek revealed that there are 39,000 active playlists named "Shower." And these playlists get 550,000 streams every day. (No pun intended).<p>But what songs are these people listening to in the shower?<p>Business Insider reached out to Spotify to find out which songs go …

Shades of Grey

11 Celebrities Who Changed Their Names

We’d be hard-pressed to find someone who <i>didn’t</i> know that Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but we’d bet you’d be surprised to learn how many household names are completely made-up, or were inspired by a Shakespearean character—or the result of an autocorrect. On the heels of the …

How Apple's Force Touch could change the way you use your next iPhone or iPad

Commentary: Apple's next wave of iPhones and iPads are likely to feature tech that's already in the Apple Watch and newest MacBooks. Here's why it could make a difference.<p>Pressure-sensitive screens, haptic feedback: Why should you care?<p>Apple's next iPhones should be announced next month, but this …

Smartwatches

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've compiled a list of books that can …

Books

All the movies you can watch online for free in August

"Shaun of the Dead" and "District 9" are just some of the titles you can watch in August for absolutely free -- and it's legal!<p>You look like someone who needs to watch many movies about leprechauns who terrorize humans. You're in luck!<p>Six "Leprechaun" movies arrived on Crackle just for the month of …

Entertainment

Pilot reports of close calls with drones rise enormously

The FAA says that pilots are now seeing drones at ever higher altitudes. One pilot, though, says it's all "much ado about nothing."<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>As if pilots needed an extra hazard to contend with during takeoff and …

Drones

Why foreign filmmakers are so fascinated by India’s most successful IIT tutor

In the summer of 2014, Pascal Plisson travelled to Bihar’s capital city of Patna to spend a week documenting classes at a coaching centre.<p>The well-known French director and writer was filming Super 30, a free coaching centre that prepares underprivileged Indian students for the joint entrance …

India

French fighter talks deadlocked over cost, offset stipulation

Four months since the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of direct purchase of 36 Rafale fighters from France citing “critical operational …

Google's Project Fi cell phone service is simple, until it's not

Woe betide you, Google Voice user<p>Google's Project Fi, if you don't recall, is the innovative new cell phone service that combines Wi-Fi calling, service that works on either Sprint or T-Mobile's network (whichever is faster), and a cheap and nicely predictable pricing plan that starts at $20 for …

Android News

The Tears of the Rajas by Ferdinand Mount review – a vivid account of British imperialism in India

The author uses his connection with the Lowland Scots – one he shares with David Cameron – to bring to life the era of British rule in India in an admirably rounded study<p>Few people in Britain understood their Indian empire while it was going on, apart from those who had served there, preferably all …

World History

Behold, the majesty of weird, but beautiful science!

Artist or scientist? Work of art or laboratory machine? The two pairs needn't be exclusive and we've collected a batch of real-world photos to prove it. The artistry in crafting experimental machines to explore the fabric of our world rivals that used to create futuristic movie sets or avant-garde …

Art

27 Powerful Pieces Of Graffiti That Paint Greece's Frustration Amidst Crisis

Greece’s debt crisis reached new heights last month as the government in Athens and the country's international creditors engaged in contentious negotiations over a third bailout in exchange for new austerity measures.<p>Some Greeks have weighed in on the crisis in a highly visual way -- with colorful …

Europe

The most beautiful plane never flown is just weeks from its maiden flight

The year was 1939. Ettore Bugatti — one of the most interesting and innovative individuals involved with the auto industry's formative years — was furiously working on his company's only aircraft. But this wasn't just any aircraft: like his cars, Bugatti's 100P was a technological marvel, featuring …

Engines

Google was a 1953 Raymond Chandler joke

'My breath froze into pink pretzels.'<p>Everyone's bitter and snarky on the internet, but no one does it with as much class, wit, and <i>foresight</i> as celebrated American crime novelist Raymond Chandler. In a 1953 letter to his agent H.N. Swanson, Chandler indulges in a brilliantly entertaining, …

Smartwatches

Checking In On Windows 10

A few points, dear reader, to get ourselves acclimated:<p>Windows 10 landed in the market at the beginning of this month to moderately strong reviews<br>• Microsoft is hellbent on attracting a user base for its new operating system quickly<br>• A large Windows 10 user install base implies higher rates of app …

Windows 10

PM’s sudden UAE trip takes many by surprise

PM Modi's visit to the UAE, announced on Tuesday, has caught many within the government as well as organisers in Dubai by surprise, and set off …

Celebrate Twins Day With Vintage Photos of Identical Twins

Caption from LIFE. At a party, teen-agers of the Bounds twins' set munch doughnuts and sip Cokes whenever they are not d<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Nina Leen—The …

Vintage

Data: 67% Engineers in India can neither ‘walk’ nor ‘talk’ English !

English is the de facto language for corporate India but there’s a huge gap between desired speaking skills and what majority of engineers in India …

How Do You Know When a Nuclear Weapon Test Has Happened?

After the first of two nuclear weapon tests by North Korea, in 2006, a monitoring station in Yellowknife, Canada, caught a whiff of xenon-133, a …

Environmentalism

France cancels warship contract with Russia - Firstpost

<b>Paris:</b> France says it has reached an agreement with Russia to cancel the contract for the sale of two French warships.<p>France will fully refund Russia …

Egypt opens Suez canal expansion

In a lavish ceremony, Egypt has unveiled an extension of the Suez Canal, which the government says will provide much-needed revenue. But economists …

Suez Canal

How to use Facebook's new Security Checkup feature

The process helps you shore up your account, eliminating unwanted log-ins and log-in notifications.<p>On Thursday, Facebook announced a new Security Checkup process in a bid to help users keep accounts secure. The new feature is in the process of rolling out to all user accounts, but if you visit this …

Apps

Google fights patent trolls by giving away patents

Last year, Google and a handful of other technology companies banded together to fight patent trolls -- creating the License on Transfer Network (LOT). It's a pretty good system, effectively protecting LOT members from patent litigation by giving all participants a royalty-free license to any …

World Records

Change your mind about Windows 10? Here's how you can roll back

CNET editor Dong Ngo shows you a quick way to roll back to your previous version of Windows if you just completed an in-place upgrade to Windows 10. Or, if you're completely happy with Windows 10, how to regain the storage space occupied by the previous version of Windows.<p><b>Updated, July 28, 2016</b><b>:</b></i> …

Software

Amazon surprise! Prime members help deliver a profit

The e-commerce giant's unexpected profit and better-than-predicted sales prompted investors to push Amazon's market value above Walmart's.<p>For Amazon, Prime is the gift that keeps on giving.<p>The company's $99-a-year membership service, which offers unlimited two-day deliveries and other perks, helped …

Profit

What Your Favorite Music Reveals About Your Brain

If you like R&B but hate heavy metal, a new study explains why—and what it means about the way your mind works.<p>Hate punk rock? Despise country? …