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App That Just Says 'Yo' Has More Than 200,000 Users

(Image Credit: iTunes App Store)<p>Saying "Yo" is now a big deal.<p>A new messaging app called - you guessed it - Yo, has become an overnight sensation, …

FitBit patent applications hint at smartphone control and more

A trio of FitBit patent applications have surfaced for three products (possibly devices) that cover a range of sports-centric and fitness purposes, …

Email overload? 19 tips for taking control of your inbox

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

EE and Three will soon change the way you make calls and send texts

Mobile dead spots can be a right headache, whether you get them at home, at work or a place you visit often. Luckily, EE and Three may soon be able to help. Earlier today, the two operators confirmed they're going to let customers make high-quality calls and send text messages, even when there's …

Smart scale slims down even the devs who program it

SAN FRANCISCO — James Armstrong might be one of the few iOS engineers who loses weight while on a coding bender.<p>Armstrong is lead developer at The Orange Chef Co., the company behind a smart kitchen scale called Prep Pad. It weighs your food and, based on the nutritional profile you set, gives you …

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Path is back with a new messaging app that can talk to people and places

Morin's message: Path Talk, acquiring TalkTo, and an unlimited friends list<p>Dave Morin is ready to start talking about Path again.<p>After a year of keeping quiet and releasing hardly any product updates, the Path CEO is today unveiling the future of the company: a messaging app, an acquisition, and a …

'Computerworld' ends its print run, becomes a digital-only magazine

After nearly half a century <i>Computerworld</i> is ending its existence as a print magazine. Next Monday the final issue of the stalwart publication will be circulated on processed wood pulp. <i>Computerworld</i> won't be going away completely, however, an online version will continue to exist. It's a story that …

Google search now launches music apps on mobile devices

Google’s search engine just got a lot more useful when seeking out songs, artists, or other music-related content.<p>Yesterday, the company rolled out the ability to open up music apps automatically when you tap a link from a search for music content on smartphones and tablets.<p>While this is a tiny …

This Firefox OS-powered streaming stick is Mozilla’s answer to Chromecast (exclusive video)

Google’s (S GOOG) Chromecast streaming stick could soon get competition from an unexpected source: Mozilla has secretly been working with a partner …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

Adobe Photoshop Mix review: Not just another iPad photo app

Here’s the idea: Because even the newest and most advanced iPads have limited horsepower, on-the-go artists have to wait until they can get back to their laptop or desktop Photoshop app to perform complex imaging acrobatics.<p>The new Adobe Photoshop Mix, a cloud-based image editor and compositor that …

These Two Guys Built Dropcam To Catch A Dog — And Just Sold It For $555 Million

Late Friday, Google's Nest announced that it was buying Dropcam for $555 million in cash.<p>Dropcam is a five-year-old San Francisco company, founded by two engineers from Xobni, Greg Duffy and Amir Virani. (Xobni was an email inbox app sold to Yahoo in 2013 reportedly for more than $30 …

Adventure-Proof Your iPhone with Catalyst's New Touch ID Compatible, Waterproof Case

I've consistently been impressed with Catalyst iPhone cases, ever since their first iteration of waterproof protective cases for the iPhone 4. Each version of the Catalyst protective case has gotten better, with marked improvements over the previous model. The Catalyst + Survivor case saw the …

Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>I think social media is really important. I doubt anyone would argue with me about that. But social media is also misunderstood in some ways. One of those misunderstandings is <i>which social media sites a business or individual should be on.</i><p>If you read this …

Snapchat’s “Our Story” Is A Genius, Collaborative Reinvention Of The Livestream

What does it feel like to be a massive music festival? Nothing like a glossy livestream of the mainstage. Much more like Snapchat’s new Our Story feature, a curated channel of user submitted photos of videos from all around a big event. I was there last night at Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival, an …