Farouq Aldilaijan

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First time Brunei: Southeast Asia's most underrated stopover destination

Often overlooked by travellers as a viable Southeast Asian layover port, the sultanate of Brunei Darussalam boasts majestic mosques, swathes of virgin rainforest, an entire 'suburb' on stilts, and a thriving food scene well worth stopping by to soak up for a couple of days in transit.<p>Nestled …

Asia Travel

Shyp just fixed the nightmare of online returns

The easiest way to return unwanted items ever<p>In theory, shopping online couldn’t be easier. You tap a few buttons, something shows up at your house days later, and you move on with your life. In practice, though, it isn’t always that easy — especially when you’re shopping for clothes. The fit isn’t …

eCommerce

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Here's what our readers think of the iPhone 6 Plus

Though the iPhone has always been a good (if not great) product, one area where it was lacking was size. If you wanted a bigger screen, you had to pick up an Android device. And plenty of people did, which is why Apple finally entered the fray last year with the iPhone 6 Plus. We really liked its …

Elegant and powerful journaling app: Day One for iPad

I’ve been keeping a journal since 1990, all digital, all stored in date-named .txt or .rtf files, one file per date. Much has been written about the benefits of journaling, in many places, over many years. Because this is an iPad-centric blog I’ll only say a couple of words about journaling as a …

Mad Men

The Ubuntu phones are an audacious attempt to take on Android

Actual devices from Canonical finally take the stage at MWC 2015<p>The mobile journey of Linux-based OS Ubuntu has felt like an eternity. Canonical, the company that leads development on the platform, first announced the smartphone OS back in 2013; after an unsuccessful dalliance with crowdfunding, …

Linux

10 Microsoft mobile apps that don’t yet exist on Windows Phone

Apple’s iOS is claiming an increasing chunk of the enterprise market, while it also nabs most of the overall smartphone profits. Coupled with the fact that it “only” made $4 billion from its App Store business last year from a mammoth $180 billion-plus in revenue, then it’s perhaps not too …

10 Awesome & Affordable Spring Break Destinations!

The snow will melt! We promise! And Budget Travelers know that there's no time like spring to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities—for a …

Google Maps for iOS auto-dimming is driving users crazy

Undocumented feature dims the screen between directions to save battery, but it's having unintended consequences.<p>The latest version of Google's Maps software for Apple's iOS includes an undocumented feature that dims the screen between navigation instructions in order to save the battery, but …

Google Maps

How Facebook could save Nokia

On Tuesday, Nokia chief Stephen Elop fielded questions from irate shareholders at his company’s annual meeting in Helsinki. When, they wanted to know, would he do something about Apple and Samsung? In London next week, Nokia will announce its new high-end flagship product, whatever it is.<p>But Elop’s …

Mobile Technology