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Android Developer Interest Is Catching Up To Its Market Share

The app developer community may have finally hit an inflection point for Android. A year ago mobile developers preferred Apple’s iOS, given superior tooling and revenue opportunities. Yet, today’s developers simply can’t ignore Android’s and outsized and rapidly growing installed base. Practical …

Paying for Apps is About Sustaining Developers

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone finally arrived today. Most people who owned the previous version of the app are already well aware of this, and in-depth looks at the new incarnation have been published — see TechCrunch and Macstories for more — so this isn’t a late-to-the-party review.<p>Instead I’m going to …

Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not)

Sources:<p>All of the information in this essay came from A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, and Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James …

Geek Humor

How to Get Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data on an iPhone for $30 a Month

*This post was written by Abdel Ibrahim of The Tech Block, and is shared here with permission. The Tech Block is a site that finds and promotes the …

BLU Studio 5.5 smartphone carries big screen, $179 off-contract price

Is that big-name giant smartphone way beyond your price range? No problem: BLU Products has just shipped the Studio 5.5, one of the more affordable large phones that we've seen in a while. The Android 4.2 device won't impress with its 854 x 480 resolution, quad-core MediaTek chip or 4GB of …

Instapaper creator sets out to build Overcast, a better iOS podcast app

If you're wondering what Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, has been up to since he sold the read-it-later service to Betaworks, wonder no more. At the XOXO festival in Portland, OR, Arment announced that he's been working on a new podcasting app for iOS called Overcast. Why? The tl;dr reason is …

How to record video with your iPhone or iPad

Your iPhone and iPad isn't just a still camera, it's also a video camera. It can record standard video in up to 60 fps, and more recent models can …

Videography

Hammerhead simplifies bike navigation through smartphone-connected LED clip

Biking is one of the most efficient ways to get around town, so long as you know where you're going. For cyclists who don't, Hammerhead Navigation thinks it has one of the simplest ways to get directions without lifting eyes on the road. Its T-shaped device, the Hammerhead, clips onto a bike's …

iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 4s: Which iPhone should you get?

2014 iPhone buyers guide: How to choose the perfect high-end iPhone 5s, less-expensive iPhone 5c, or zero-dollar iPhone 4s for you!<p>Once you know …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, or neither: Which new iPhone should you buy?

Okay, let’s all breathe: We’re going to get through this together. Apple unveiled not one, but <i>two</i> brand-spanking new iPhones on Tuesday. You’re now …

How to get the new iPhone for free

With Apple’s new iPhones due to go on sale on Friday, resale sites have reported a surge in trade-ins of old iPhones. Though prices are dropping, …

New ultra-thin glass is just two atoms thick, earns Guinness World Record

A new record for the world's thinnest sheet of glass has been set, and it comes in at just two atoms thick. The ultra-thin glass, now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, was an accidental discovery by scientists at Cornell University and Germany’s University of Ulm. As they were …

WorkHands Wants To Become The Blue-Collar LinkedIn

According to the most recent statistics from the Kaiser Family Foundation, blue collar workers make up roughly 60% of the workforce in each U.S. state. However, you’d never know that browsing the Internet.<p>While there are dozens of job boards that specialize in white collar jobs, if you’re looking …

RSS app Reeder is finally back on iPad, and updated for iPhone too

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Before Google Reader’s demise, Reeder was my — and a lot of other people’s — go-to RSS app for iOS and Mac. When Google Reader …

iPhone 5s vs. the competition: Spec comparison

It's no secret that Apple has just unveiled its latest devices, the iPhone 5s and 5c, and while our friends over at iMore dive deeper into the …

James Cameron praises 'Gravity,' calls it 'the best space film ever done'

Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming film <i>Gravity</i> has been generating gasps since the first teaser trailer emerged, and now <i>Variety</i> has taken a look at the making of the movie — including some high praise from none other than James Cameron. According to the article, Cuaron was first inspired to tackle the …

The Verge Live: Sony & Samsung at IFA 2013

Amazon's 'Kindle MatchBook' finally bundles physical books with a copy for your Kindle

If you've ever purchased physical books from Amazon, you'll soon be able to buy those same titles for your Kindle at virtually no cost. Amazon calls the new initiative Kindle MatchBook, and in many ways it resembles what the company's AutoRip program did for music; buy a physical version, and …

Smartwatches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential plans for wearable technology in the years to come.<p>"For something to work here you have to convince people it's so incredible, that …

How to Prepare for Rising Interest Rates

Borrowers have been enjoying historically low interest rates since the Great Recession hit. For those with solid credit histories, taking out a …