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These Are the Best Smartphones of 2015

There've never been more options to choose from.<p>It's nearly impossible to go wrong when shopping for a smartphone these days—the industry has reached a point where just about every device out there is an excellent daily performer. Just in case, we've rounded up the best smartphones available on the …

Android News

OnePlus’ latest product is an iPhone case – Unboxing and Hands-on [Gallery]

Android smartphone maker OnePlus is no stranger to unusual marketing tactics. Whether it’s because it’ll only sell phones to those with an invitation, asks customers to trade in their iPhone or Samsung phones for one of its devices, or by leaving out features many Android fans love, it seems to …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Mindfulness

In Paris, a soccer game, an Asian dinner, a concert — and then terror

PARIS — Friday evening in Paris, and the city was coming to life.<p>November, cool but pleasant. People filled outdoor cafes, sipping espresso or wine. Restaurants were jammed, bars were noisy and fun. More than 80,000 people, including President François Hollande, jammed into the Stade de France just …

Death Metal

Apple Rejects Weight Measuring 3D Touch App 'Gravity'

App developer Ryan McLeod and a few of his friends have been working on a new application for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus since the devices were announced in early September. Their app, dubbed Gravity, would harness the power of 3D Touch, letting users place a spoon onto the face of the iPhone …

Five things Indians want Modi to ask Zuckerberg

<b>Prime Minister Narendra Modi's impending visit to Facebook headquarters has generated massive buzz in India.</b><p>Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg's invitation to the prime minister generated 621,000 likes and 34,000 shares, while Mr Modi's acceptance on his own Facebook page, was 'liked' 71,000 times and …

Social Media

Are Indian startups hiring recklessly?

Indian technology startups have been on a hiring spree lately—thanks to easy availability of funds. But, given their business models, the huge manpower they have accumulated may soonturn into a liability. In fact, several companies are already reworking their hiring policies, and some are trimming …

Startups

Google officially rolling out Android Pay starting today

21<p><b>Update:</b> We told you we’d update the post as soon as the app is available. Well, technically it has started to hit devices, but in Google’s customary fashion, the rollout is a gradual one. For those that don’t like waiting, you can now grab the APK and manually load it on your device.<p>Keep in mind …

Android News

How the Tudors invented breakfast

In the Middle Ages, the nation that was to give the world the full English widely skipped breakfast. Yet, by 1600, a culinary non-entity had become a …

Adobe Social gaining Aviary’s photo editing features, Publish Anywhere adds new media enhancements

Adobe announced almost one year ago that it had acquired the team behind the popular image editing app Aviary, and since then the iPhone app has picked up Adobe ID support for syncing editing supplies with Creative Cloud and joined the Creative SDK. Now Adobe is tying Aviary’s tools like text …

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

Apps

Android phones will now come with fewer pre-installed apps

Freedom from bloatware<p>Android users will soon be getting a little less bloatware on their phones. <i>Android Central</i> reports that Google has relaxed its requirements about which apps have to be permanently installed, which means apps like Google+, Google Play Games, Google Play Books, and Google …

Android News

Samsung already runs out of test drive Galaxy phones

It only took a few hours for Samsung to declare that it no longer had any Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge+ phones to loan out as part of a trial program for iPhone users.<p>Samsung Electronics says its program to loan out Galaxy smartphones is a hit.<p>The company said on Friday that all of the devices …

Gear & Gadgets
Mobile

Note 5 Active Details and Surface Pro 4 Changes

OnePlus 2 pushes out first OTA, brings Stagefright patch and other bug fixes

Despite increased competition this year, the OnePlus 2 has made a pretty decent splash so far, selling 30k Chinese OP2 units in just 64 seconds and racking up around 2 million (and growing) invite registrations for international markets. In order to ensure the best possible experience for new and …

OnePlus

Apple is offering free camera replacements on some iPhone 6 Plus units due to blurry photos

If you bought an iPhone 6 Plus between September 2014 and January 2015, you could be eligible to get your back camera replaced.<p>According to a new support page on Apple’s website, certain handsets that were sold during this time had rear cameras that with a potentially faulty component, causing …

Mobile Technology

Apple Loop: iPhone 6S To Launch September 9th, On Sale During September, Here Are The New Features

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes details on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, Apple’s attempt to prevent a repeat of the #bendgate saga, launch details for the new iPhone handsets, details on Force Touch, thoughts on the iPad release date, a new …

IPad Air

Samsung back on top as world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer

Sales put Samsung back in front in terms of volume, but war with Apple over larger-screened phones takes its toll on profits<p>Samsung has reclaimed the top spot in global smartphone sales, beating Apple and Lenovo, despite its profits slipping 39%.<p>Samsung sold 83.2m smartphones globally in the first …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Makes It Easier For Developers To Bring Their Android And iOS Apps To Windows 10

Today as expected, Microsoft announced that developers will be able to more easily bring their Android applications to Windows devices. The company said developers will be able to “reuse nearly all the Java and C++ code from an Android phone app to create apps for phones running Windows 10.” …

Apps

Windows 10 apps in HoloLens look amazing and completely ridiculous

Microsoft is making universal apps a major focus: "We're talking about one platform, a single app, a single binary that can run across all of these devices." That includes even its futuristic, hologram-generating HoloLens headset — Windows 10 apps will simply run within HoloLens.<p>At its Build annual …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android apps

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same …

San Francisco
Internet Explorer

Microsoft Build 2015: Porting of Android and iOS apps to be simplified on Windows 10- Technology News, Firstpost

Terry Myerson, Microsoft's vice president of OS development, made an ambitious announcement at the Build 2015 event. He said that it is the goal of …

Apps

Windows 10 won't launch on phones this summer

While Microsoft is planning to launch Windows 10 on PCs this summer, the phone part of the operating system will debut at a later date. Speaking at a media event at Build in San Francisco today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore explained the company's plans for the launch of Windows 10. "Our phone builds …

Windows 10

This Microsoft website will detect people's age in photos

If you ever wondered if you look your age in photos, or how old that one aunt in your family really is, there’s now a website for that, thanks to …

Machine Learning

Microsoft Details Cortana Integration With Universal Windows Apps

Microsoft at its Build conference announced that its voice-based virtual assistant, Cortana, can now be integrated with Universal Windows …

Windows 10 ‘on track’ for summer release, but will only launch on PCs first: Report

Microsoft showcased Windows 10 at its BUILD 2015 conference earlier this week, but didn’t announce a date of release. In a chat with <i>The Verge</i>, …