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Articles about 7 modern homes france on Dwell.com - Dwell

Known for its art de vivre and joie de vivre, France is a country with a rich cultural past.<p>We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The best way to completely wipe your Android device

The default data wipe tool in Android may not be enough to permanently eliminate personal data on your old device.<p>A study from security software vendor Avast has suggested that the factory reset option built into the Android operating system isn't effective in eradicating your personal data from …

Information Systems

A Better (Flatter) Way To Watch The World Cup

No more ugly patches on your screen showing the score. Instead, why not a clean, flat, easy-to-read design?<p>There’s plenty of good, functional design at the World Cup; the ball, the the uniforms. But one important part of the World Cup, the way games are presented on TV, could use some work. While …

Snapchat vs Slingshot: self-destructing photo shootout (Video)

Last year, Facebook caught a lot of flak for releasing a Snapchat clone last year, dubbed Poke. However, the app never really caught on and Facebook …

Using Android L: a first look at Google's future

Google is making some big changes to Android for its so-called “L release” this fall, and starting today, it’s giving interested developers the chance to take an early look at it. Naturally, we wanted to try it out too, so we got the preview running on a Nexus 5 to see what it’s like.<p>There are …

Microsoft makes Office for iPhone and Android completely free

Microsoft's Office Mobile apps for Android and iPhone are now completely free for all home users. The company has done away with the need for an Office 365 subscription, opening up the full document viewing and editing capabilities of each app. It's a clever move that will quickly make Office an …

Best Android games with no in-app purchases

There's something refreshing and low-stress about playing a mobile game without in-app purchases. Knowing that you're spending a couple of dollars to …

Google Play

New Android Calendar look and features leaked

Another batch of screenshots featuring significant UI updates to Google Android apps has surfaced. The first few were looking at Gmail, and now it's …

Apps

9 Cards is a beautiful smart launcher designed to make life easier

One of the greatest things about Android is that the experience can be whatever you make it, thanks to custom launchers, icon packs and other apps that allow you to tweak various parts of the Android UI.<p>What if you are already <i>(mostly)</i> content with your Android experience just the way it is, but …

Android News

Nova Launcher updated to use Google's voice hotword

It looks like Nova Launcher has been updated on the Play Store to include Google hotword detection. Now in version 3.0, Nova Launcher says that its …

Jelly Bean

PA’s Peek notification app gets big update to version 2

Peek, one of the coolest features developed by the Paranoid Android team, has been released on the Play Store as a standalone app for all to enjoy, back in May. But in true PA fashion, the developers behind the app have never stopped polishing and improving the app, and now Peek v 2.0 is out with …

Apps

Best keyboard apps for Android

Keyboards may be one of the most important choices you make on your phone. They will shape the speed and accuracy with which you use your phone to …

Apps

You can now play music from Google search results with just one tap

Google is continuously extending the breadth and depth of the information it provides to search users through its Knowledge Graph feature, with the latest update adding the ability to play tracks of artists you’ve been searching for with just one tap.<p>The update is currently available to Android …

Android News

Android L preview: Notifications and lockscreen

Android L takes the design of this operating system in a different direction, and nowhere is that more apparent right when you start using it than in …

iOS Programming

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

YouTuber 'PewDiePie' Is Making $4 Million A Year

Watching other people play video games is growing increasingly popular these days. Sites like Twitch—where people can tune in to watch other people play games, eSports, and so forth—have exploded in popularity.<p>In fact, Twitch ranks fourth in peak US internet traffic, ahead of sites like Facebook …

Apple's Latest iMac Shows Tim Cook, Once More, Trading Specifications And Price For A Larger User Base

Thanks to all the speculation, the reveal today of Apple’s refresh to the iMac line-up was not unexpected. The question was always going to be around the pricing point, which in part was going to be determined by the specifications. There’s no way to sugar-coat the candy, the specs on the new …

Dear Google: don't screw up Android

KitKat made the best of Android accessible to more people than ever, but what will the next version do?<p>The history of Android has always been about <i>more</i>. From its inception with the T-Mobile G1 in 2008, Google’s mobile operating system has sought to compete by having more features, higher specs, and …

Google Now can now suggest calendar events based on your emails

Google is continuing its quest to turn Now into a truly helpful virtual assistant, with the latest update bringing the ability to offer event suggestions based on the content of your emails.<p>Google Now has long been able to sort through emails for things like flight reservations or shipping updates, …

Android News

How to Effectively Market Your Gaming Website and Apps

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>So you’ve created a new gaming website or a gaming app, freshly launched in the iTunes App Store. Now comes the $64,000 question: How do you make your game …

How technology will change football this summer

Goal-line technology, new knitted boots and a new standard of high-definition filming - find out more about the advances that will revolutionise the beautiful game<p>The global appeal of football is partly its simplicity: all you need is a ball and some space to kick it. But things get interesting …

Using Knock Code on the LG G3 - feature focus

I’ve been enjoying my time with the LG G3 so far, and we’ve gone through the usual run of tests, including camera shootout and other top features. Here, we focus on the Knock Code, which is LG’s take on lockscreen security.<p>Basically, this implementation of Knock Code is pretty much the same as with …

Android News

The Good, The Bad And The In-Between of Bungie's 'Destiny' Alpha

You may think that it’s too soon to write up impressions of Bungie’s Destiny Alpha less than 24 hours after it launched, but given the fact that I’ve spent the majority of those hours playing the game on PS4, and I’ve done everything there is to do in the public test, I think I’m able to …

How You’ll Fight a Revolution With Friends in 'Assassin’s Creed: Unity'

There’s another <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> game coming out this fall, and this one is only coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.<p>Set during the …

What It's Like to Play Destiny Competitive Multiplayer

<i>It feels like Halo.</i><p>I’d heard this even before laying hands on Destiny for the first time, and wondered if it was a lazy comparison.<p>But with Destiny’s …

Halo

8 signs that you should ditch your iPhone

Most hardcore Android fans will never be swayed by any of Apple’s iPhone features or hardware because it goes against what they are looking for in a phone: an open platform that gives them the choices they want. The same goes for many of Apple’s faithful which are often lured by the simplicity and …

Android News

Swiftkey, Android's Most Popular Keyboard App, Is Now Free

SwiftKey, the popular Android keyboard app that uses text prediction to enable super-fast typing, is now free to all users.<p>The app, which has been …

Widgets are coming to Apple devices this fall. Here's what came first

Apple this week revived something that by all accounts seemed to be on its way out. Widgets, or the small apps designed to display information and solve simple tasks, are now more present in OS X and now iOS than they’ve ever been. As part of OS X Yosemite, and iOS 8 — both of which are coming this …

5 Companies Building Keyboards for iOS 8

Following all the hullabaloo at WWDC this week, with OS X Yosemite, iCloud Drive, iOS 8, HealthKit, HomeKit, and a brand new programming language unveiled, you could have been excused for glazing over this tantalizing tidbit: third-party keyboards are coming to iOS.<p>Just as potential car-buyers may …