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On Eve Of Apple Watch Launch, History On Apple’s Side

Apple has a wee announcement tomorrow. Perhaps you’ve heard. It’s called The Apple Watch, and tomorrow’s the big day. Naturally in the days before the launch, as with past device debuts, we are hearing a range of predictions about how it will flop, be wildly successful and everything in between.<p>In …

Game developers seek Apple Watch event spotlight as major companies ready apps

Hundreds of iOS developers have been working with Apple in secret Cupertino-based sessions on apps for the Apple Watch, and now we’ve learned that this list includes game developers. According to two sources, multiple “mass market, casual” game developers have been in the running to show off light …

Appeer will give you custom app recommendations based on people similar to you

Great applications can come and go in a moment’s notice, and if you aren’t constantly sorting through the Google Play Store, odds are you’ll miss a few. Appeer aims to change that by recommending apps to you based on people similar to you.<p>Here’s how it works: Appeer will look over your app …

Samsung breaks records with £45m push behind Galaxy S6

Korean giant throws marketing weight behind crucial new handset in smartphone battle with Apple<p>Samsung is launching a record-breaking £45m marketing barrage to support its new Galaxy S6 smartphone and regain ground lost to Apple.<p>The figure, disclosed by industry sources, is the largest ever for a …

How I manage my creative process on an 11-inch MacBook Air

Image copyright Apple.Last week, I waxed poetic about the largest iPhone Apple makes, the iPhone 6 Plus. If I told you a week later that I bought a …

10 Talking Points For Any Apple Watch Conversation

The Apple Watch is coming. We're about to get more details, but we know it'll ship in April and start at $349.<p>Expect a lot of water-cooler conversation about the new gadget as we get closer to people actually being able to buy the thing. (Too much conversation, perhaps.) You'll want some smart …

Samsung Galaxy S6: Questions That Need Answers Before Considering

I attended the Samsung Electronics product launch event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress (MWC). It was a huge launch, intended to win the global audience over with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung had a lot riding on a successful launch as they have lost significant market …

Gear & Gadgets

Pilots are attempting the first round-the-world flight on a solar-powered plane

The takeoff of Solar Impulse 2, which was delayed on Saturday due to high winds, would cap 13 years of research and testing by Swiss pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard.<p>"This project is a human project, it is a human challenge," Borschberg, co-founder and chief executive of Solar Impulse …

Xbox One service matches you with players who share your tastes

Matchmaking in video games usually involves little more than the games you play and your skill level. Wouldn't it be nice if you could meet gamers who genuinely share a lot of things in common? Overdog thinks so -- it just launched an app for Xbox One Preview Program members that helps you find …

Gaming

Review: Catalyst for iPhone 6 – Offers protection for your active lifestyle at reasonable price

Catalyst is a sleek thin case that barely hides the design of the iPhone 6, considering how protective the case is. It is drop proof to 2 meters (6.6 feet), water proof to 5 meters (16.4 feet), dirt proof, snow proof and works with Touch ID.<p>The case is clear so you can actually see the color of the …

DDoS attack targets Femsplain on International Women's Day

Feminist blog Femsplain was taken offline earlier today by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, according to the site's founder, Amber Gordon. She tells <i>The Verge</i> that the site was offline for roughly three hours before service returned intermittently late Sunday afternoon on the East …

ISIS spread its reach through Twitter with 46,000 accounts

The Brookings Institute finds that even while the social network deleted thousands of accounts associated with the terrorist group in 2014, new ones kept popping up.<p>Designated terrorist groups have reportedly long used social media to communicate. Al Qaeda and the Taliban have been believed to …

Social Media

The One Other Thing Apple Could Announce Monday

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