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The World's Most Accurate Apple Analyst Is Predicting Mind-Melting iPhone Sales

According to Ming Chi Kuo, analyst at KGI Securities, the company will report mind-melting iPhone sales.<p>In a new report picked up at Apple Insider, Kuo forecasts Apple sold 73 million iPhones. Of that, 42 million were iPhone 6s, 16 million were iPhone 6 Pluses, and the rest were a mix of other …

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7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

Check your Aggression Levels with NHL Hockey Target Smash!

I've been having fun with <b>NHL Hockey Target Smash (free)</b>, and it's not all about smashing targets. With the hockey simulator game, you get to choose your team colors, enter your name, and customize your hockey stick and even your puck. That's something Tom Brady would love to do with his football! …

A16Z Leads $58M Round In UK’s TransferWise To Ramp Up Its P2P Transfer Business

TransferWise, the fast-growing UK-based P2P money transfer startup that has reportedly been in talks with Facebook for remittance services, has raised a large tranche of funding led by one of the social network’s earliest backers. Andreessen Horowitz is heading up a new investment of $58 million, a …

Pond5 Kicks off its Public Domain Project with 80,000 Photos, Videos and Sound Clips

Finding royalty-free video, photos and sound clips may be getting a little easier following the news that Pond5 is releasing a huge number of items into the public domain.<p>Announced today, the Pond5 Public Domain Project has been conceived with content “specifically for media makers,” Pond5 said. …

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Apple adds new ‘Free on iTunes’ section featuring singles and TV shows to iTunes Store

Following the removal of the free iTunes Single of the Week promotion, Apple has created a new section in its music store (at least in the United States, for now) called “Free on iTunes” that gives users the chance to download new songs and TV shows on-the-house.<p>This new section includes music from …

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AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico for $1.88 billion, minus debt

DALLAS — AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company's debt.<p>The deal will give AT&T Inc. companies that …

Bitcoin's first licensed US exchange opens with approval from 25 states

Virtual currency bitcoin is starting to get its act together. A startup funded with $106 million from the New York Stock Exchange as well as banks and venture capital firms, is set to launch the first licensed US bitcoin exchange. Coinbase reckons it'll add increased security to traders as well as …

Hey, America, here's how you spell success: S-T-E-M -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

American athletes just finished competing in Sochi with top athletes from around the world. As U.S. competitors give their very best, our nation rallied behind them. What if we could drive the same effort and ambition towards our competitiveness in education? We have a long way to go -- and need a …

Sweden considers adding 'sexism' ratings to video games

In a world where 52 percent of gamers are female, it seems odd that women get such a rough treatment in so many games. That's what prompted Dataspelsbranchen, Sweden's game industry trade group, to ponder adding a sexism rating next to age and content ratings on newly-released titles. According to</i> …

College Party App WiGo Brings On Tinder’s Sean Rad And Justin Mateen As Backers

Over the past few months, a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit from a former Tinder employee has rocked Tinder. CMO Justin Mateen was suspended almost immediately (and then resigned)<br>and then, earlier this month, the CEO Sean Rad abruptly resigned, taking role of President.<p>Today, however, …

Cop tracks down one of LAPD’s most wanted fugitives after spotting him on Facebook

When you consider Facebook has 1.35 billion monthly users, with a good many of those active in the U.S., perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that cops see the social networking service as a useful tool in the fight against crime.<p>Take recent events in L.A., for example, where a cop on desk duty …

Microsoft Gets In The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the holiday cheer and spirit you’d expect in mid-November.<p>Going over all the same features we see listed in every Surface Pro 3 ad, …

Panic Releases Data Visualizer App 'Status Board' for iPad

Panic, the developers behind several popular apps such as <i>Coda</i> and <i>Transmit</i>, have released a new productivity app that allows users to easily view a variety of data relevant to their lives in a single screen.<p>The app, called <i>Status Board</i>, was accidentally released in December but was quickly pulled. It …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

Gamers committing war crimes should suffer 'virtual consequences,' says Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross has confirmed that it won't prosecute gamers for participating in pretend war crimes, but that doesn't mean it wants to leave the topic alone. The Committee has released a statement in which it outlines its desire to collaborate with video game …

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business

Steve Jobs was 52 when he announced the iPhone. That was in 2007. Years later, the Apple cofounder introduced the MacBook Air, App Store, and iPad. Tim Cook, who was 51 when he took over from Jobs, is building on his legacy. They both shattered a myth that the young rule the technology …

What is digital literacy?

Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students …

Education Technology

Is This The Future of Suits?

Menswear takes forever to change, they say. As proof, we've all been wearing slim, cropped suits for the last 10 years. But now, a new, looser silhouette is emerging. Is this what we'll all be wearing next?<p>Menswear takes forever to change, they say. As proof, we've all been wearing slim, cropped …

Amid Hunger And Cold, An Unforgettable Symphony Premiere

In early 1941, Dmitri Shostakovich was nervous. He was one of Soviet Russia's most brilliant composers, but he had fallen out of favor with the ruthless dictator Joseph Stalin.<p>He'd been forced to denounce several of his own pieces of music, and some of his friends and family had been imprisoned or …

Going cold turkey: apps tackle addiction to smartphones

Ironic or not, Mr Offlime is one of a rash of apps that claim to address the growing problem of "nomophobia" – no mobile phone-phobia.<p>They range from …

Two Basic iPad Apps for Teaching Coding to Kids

November 2, 2014<br>I got an email today from a teacher asking for some basic iPad coding apps to recommend to her kids. Actually I have already reviewed …

BalletBoyz: The Talent review – forget about the ‘boyz’, just give us the ballet

<b>Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House</b><br>Only at the end of this triple bill do Nunn and Trevitt’s dancers soar beyond gender<p>BalletBoyz was launched in 2000 by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt of the Royal Ballet and in various forms has thrived ever since. Credited with bringing ballet to a new audience …

World’s Biggest Sushi Mosaic Created at Shanghai Expo

Sushi may be a Japanese dish, but that didn’t stop a team of Norwegian chefs from creating the <b>world’s largest sushi mosaic</b>, at their country’s …

The Benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults

As I mentioned in my previous article, "Diary of an Adult Ballet Student," more and more adults all over the world are taking ballet lessons …

'It makes me so happy!' Mom opens dance studio for special-needs kids

Five-year-old Mia Walters loves to twirl around the dance floor with her best buddy Maddy.<p>Mia and Maddy are both members of "DanceAbilities," a studio started by Mia's mom, Tess Walters. "It makes me so happy when I dance,” explains Mia, who, according to her mom, has high-functioning Asperger's …