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Apex Launcher 2.0 hits Google Play, puts notifications on app icons (Updated)

Apex can honestly claim to be one of the more popular launchers on Android, with over a million installs and 44,000 ratings over at Google Play. The stock-like skin has just been updated to version 2.0, with the biggest addition being support for Apex Notifier. This feature enables better control …

Cloud providers seek to become “arms dealers” to telco, carrier clouds

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr / roberthuffstutter<p>It’s clear that all the cloud providers really want old line telcos, carriers and hosting …

Pegatron CEO says Bloomberg reporter made up report of ‘falling iPad mini demand’

Yesterday we decided not to run with a story published by Bloomberg that Pegatron’s forecasted 25 percent to 30 percent drop for second-quarter revenue was due to “falling iPad mini demand.” It seemed a little far fetched that an Apple supplier would be giving up specific information on product …

Shopping Around For Cheap Prices [Not Mobile Payments] Is The Most Popular In-Store Activity Among Mobile Users, Says Google

Most people may not yet be using smartphones to pay for goods when they are out shopping, but that doesn’t mean that they are not glued to their handsets anyway. Some research out today from Google indicates that among smartphone owners, some 79% can be classified as “mobile shoppers,” using their …

How Would We Know If Google Glass Was Any Good?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google Glass has itself a marketing problem: maybe the small number of people who have tried Glass …

BSkyB Buys Another $1.9M Stake in Roku

UK-based satellite TV company BSkyB (‘Sky’) has announced it has made a follow-up $1.9m equity investment in TV-streaming platform Roku, almost a year after it joined a cohort of investors in a $45m funding round.<p>Just to recap, Roku provides an over-the-top on-demand streaming service through a …

Someone May Have Tweeted Warnings Ahead of Syrian Internet Outage

It has been about 24 hours since the latest Internet outage in the war-torn nation of Syria has ended. What still isn’t known, and probably won’t be …

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand | Ars Technica

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …

Hacking back: cops and corporations want cybersecurity to go on the offensive

Law enforcement agencies and private companies don't always get along, but one occasion where they frequently come together is to complain that their networks are being penetrated by a seemingly continuous stream of cyber attacks. Whether it's the relative nuisance of DDoS attacks from hacktivist …

Microsoft looks to get Nook all to itself for $1 billion | Ars Technica

Nook sales haven't been too hot lately.<p>Microsoft has offered to pay $1 billion to buy the digital portions of Nook Media LLC, according to a report …

The Biggest Hacks Of This Year Weren't Hacks — They Were Tricks

The modern hack isn't a "hack" at all: It's a lie, another lie, and some simple web design.<p>Yesterday, <i>The Onion</i>'s tech team penned a blog post explaining Monday's social media hack in elaborate detail. It lays out in plain language exactly out how employees were duped by the Syrian Electronic Army — …

Yahoo Acquires Tech And Talent Of Frequent Flyer Flight Search Startup MileWise, And Shuts It Down

Yahoo has just acquired frequent flier search startup MileWise, whose team will move to New York to join the recently acquired Stamped team on Yahoo’s mobile squad. I hear MileWise’s investors made a small return, and MileWise’s entire five-person team is joining Yahoo. The startup has shut down …

Yahoo Acquires Mobile Social Polling Tool GoPollGo; Shuts Down Services

GoPollGo, a real-time polling tool that lets brands and media properties collect and analyse feedback, has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The news comes just one week after the search giant announced the acquisition of mobile personal organization app Astrid, as part of its ongoing …

The White House opens the data floodgates, and now the real work will begin

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Tom Lohdon<p>President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order making open data the default policy for …

Name.com hacked: Encrypted card details and more stolen

Domain retailer Name.com has been hacked, the company has informed customers today, with usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords and …

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Google's new "Save to Drive" feature is a script you can embed into your webpage that allows readers to instantly save a file—PDFs, images, what have …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

MacBook Air

OUYA delayed as console gets last-minute controller fix

One of the most interesting and successful Kickstarter projects having to do with gaming in recent memory was the Ouya game console. The device is …

Apple pushes for Android code docs in Samsung case

In the name of "transparency," Apple has asked a judge to force Google to hand over elements of the Android OS source code.<p>In the next step of the Apple v. Samsung battle, Apple has asked a judge to make Google hand over documents related to the Android operating system.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul …

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Acer CEO optimistic about Windows 8.1, claims Microsoft is back 'down to Earth'

While Microsoft executives have been hinting at the arrival of a Windows 8 update, codenamed Blue, two Acer execs have been voicing their approval of planned changes for the OS. Speaking to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Acer president Jim Wong explained that Microsoft is making alterations "at a high …