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Apple's top iPhone apps of 2015

Lisa Eadicicco<p>At the end of every year, Apple releases a list of the best iPhone apps.<p>Apple is known for being extremely selective, and this year's list contains a mixture of everything — from helpful productivity apps to innovative apps that take your mobile photography to the next level.<p>We've …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

10 books that will change how you think forever

<i>Caitlin is Editor in Chief at Page19 and frequently writes about marketing, communications, and creativity. An edited version of this post originally appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or …

Maybe We Really Are Alone In the Universe

You may as well get a lot friendlier with life on Earth—every microbe and mammal, every bird and bug, and especially every human being. Because when …

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

'Jihadi John': The bourgeois terrorist

<b>(CNN) —</b> This is how top national security reporters Souad Mekhennet and Adam Goldman of the Washington Post, who broke the story that Mohammed Emwazi has been identified as the notorious ISIS terrorist known as "Jihadi John," describe him: "a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West …

Al-Qaeda

Apple Named Second Most Innovative Company In The World

Whether you agree or disagree with the consensus, “innovative” is usually a word used when describing Apple, and it seems that in this year’s Fast …

Sometimes When You’re In Love, You’re Not

Lessons in love from the MRI-based carnival art of Brent Hoff<p>Are you in love or are you in lust? Neuroscience would say the difference is in whether or not your brain is producing oxytocin, the bonding chemical that scientists associate with monogamous relationships. To oversimplify, love includes …

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

If I were to make a nomination for the most destructive belief in our culture, it would be the belief that some people are born smart and others are born dumb. This belief is not only badly off target as a shorthand description of reality, it is the source of many social pathologies and lost …

Education

What the World Will Speak in 2115

A century from now, expect fewer but simpler languages on every continent<p>In 1880 a Bavarian priest created a language that he hoped the whole world could use. He mixed words from French, German and English and gave his creation the name Volapük, which didn’t do it any favors. Worse, Volapük was …

Language Learning

'Thomas Was Alone' is now on almost every device. You should play it.

Let’s start with that title. It’s unusual, isn’t it? <i>Thomas Was Alone.</i> It’s evocative and mysterious and a little bit sad. Like a lushly illustrated …

Slow Fast Slow goes free in huge update; brings support for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Slow Fast Slow, an app for manipulating the speed of iPhone videos, has received a huge update today. The app, now in version 2.0, follows other apps …

How to find and remove 'Other' files from iPhone and iPad

How to check your iPhone or iPad's storage space using iTunes<p>When connected to iTunes, you can see a graph of your iPhone or iPad's storage …

Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. <i>Vanity Fair</i> has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight into how the two executives work. Not surprisingly, Ive's chat …

The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

Breitling

Productivity Hack Of The Week: Manage Online Distractions

We all get distracted by time-sucking websites at times. Here’s how to take back control of your computer time.<p>Oh, the Internet–a blessing and a curse to the average worker.<p>While browsing the web can be infinitely helpful, lurking in the dark recesses of the Internet are tons of distracting …

10 Words And Phrases That Are Killing Your Cover Letter

These common, sneaky words and phrases show up in writing that’s trying too hard to impress.<p>For creative writing, Joyce Carol Oates got it right when she advised, “Be daring, take on anything.”<p>But when you are trying to make a good first impression on your future boss, concision and confidence sets …

This Video Spells Out Exactly What The New iPhone 6 Is Missing

While the easy jokes stemming from last week’s #AppleLive unveiling of the iPhone 6 are mostly at the expense of U2, the team at CollegeHumor focused their comedic laser-sighting on the iPhone 6 itself. At this point, it’s expected for CollegeHumor to follow such Apple events with a parody. What …

iPhone 6 Review: It’s a Winner

In my view, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone on the market, when you combine its hardware, all-new operating system, and the Apple ecosystem whose doors it opens.<p>After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the …

iOS 8 Review: The Problem Solver

Apple looks to resolve iPhone gripes large and small with its new operating system, iOS 8.<p>Quick, look at your iPhone. What bugs you about it? Maybe you wish it had a bigger screen, like some of your friends’ Android phones. You might long for an on-screen keyboard with smart features like …

Complete iOS 8 & Swift Developer Course | TNW Deals

• Over 350 videos and 36.5 hours of content<br>• Swift: learn the language used to develop all native iOS & Mac apps<br>• iOS 8 and Xcode 6: learn the latest technology platforms from Apple<br>• API integration: connect with third party APIs like Facebook and more with NSURLSession<br>• Storyboard: learn how to create …

Instagram’s Hyperlapse Is A Beautiful Algorithm, But It Makes No Sense As Its Own App

Released today, the new video app is another example of Facebook’s prime directive gone wrong.<p>Hyperlapse is a standalone new app from Instagram that speeds up and stabilizes videos into professional-looking steadicam shots.<p>Available now on iOS (an Android version is tentatively planned), Hyperlapse …

Bono and Jonathan Ive Provide an Inside Look At The Success–And Future–Of (RED)

Jony Ive and Bono walked a Cannes audience through the development and lessons from their collaboration on (RED) and how great design feels inevitable. Here, the big takeaways.<p>In 2006, U2 front man Bono started Project (RED) with Bobby Shriver as a way to engage people and companies in the fight …

10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025

A world where food is plentiful and drugs are personalized may not be as far off as it seems.<p>What world-changing scientific discoveries might we see by 2025? Will we have more energy technologies that move us away from fossil fuels? Will there be cures for cancer and other diseases? How will we get …

Type 1 Diabetes

Why Amazon's New Phone Will Probably Succeed

In the noisy world of media, journalists often resort to shouting in order to be heard. Sometimes that expresses itself in hasty and hyper-critical judgments. A recent example: the reaction to yesterday’s announcement of Amazon’s new Fire Phone. Check out reviews from the leading digeratti, and …

Video shows why iOS 8 photography will be awesome

As Developers get their hands on the iOS 8 beta build, we start to see tidbits of what will make the new iPhone OS cool. With the iPhone 6, we’ve …

See how latest tweaks push iOS 8 even further

The second beta of iOS 8 upgrades Apple’s mobile platform visually as well as functionally. Along with plenty of bug fixes, iOS 8 Beta 2 delivers a number of neat tweaks that make the upcoming mobile OS even better than before. See some of the new enhancements in action in today’s quick-look …

iOS

Why the Official Explanation of MH370’s Demise Doesn’t Hold Up

Outside satellite experts say investigators could be looking in the wrong ocean.<p>Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight were ebullient when they detected what sounded like signals from the plane’s black boxes. This was a month ago, and it seemed just a matter of time …