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Facebook has reached its Microsoft Bing moment, and history shows the results won't be pretty

Facebook is responding to the challenge from Snap in the classic way that tech companies try to face new competitors — by duplicating every core …

Microsoft

Here are five hidden Google Maps tricks you probably don't know about

Create Custom Lists<p>Todd Haselton | CNBC<p>Save Maps Offline<p>Todd Haselton | CNBC<p>Reserve with Google<p>Todd Haselton | CNBC<p>Share Location<p>Add a quick stop for …

Google

This smart bra can tell when you're getting stressed

When Cindy Wu was a student at The University of British Columbia, she began to suffer from depression. One thing that helped improve her health was …

Wearable Tech

Report: Apple’s Clips app hit a million downloads, peaked at no. 28 on U.S. App Store charts

Apple’s recently launched Clips video editing app managed to grab around a million downloads in its first four days on the App Store, that according to a report from TechCrunch using data complied by App Annie and Sensor Tower, two analytics companies that track app rankings.<p>The million downloads, …

App Store

Now anyone can use Google Duo for audio calling

If you have a bad hair day, you won't be forced to show your face on a call.<p>Google's simple video calling app Duo just got a little more advanced. Google announced that it will bring audio-only calling to Duo users worldwide, after first introducing the feature in Brazil in March.<p>Duo is Google's …

Google Duo

Google now offers a free Android app every week

Google has quietly launched a new section on its Play Store, offering one app that normally costs money for free every week.<p>Called "Free App of the …

Google

Android overtakes Windows to become the internet's most popular OS

StatCounter reveals web traffic from Android has topped that from Windows PCs<p>Microsoft has been pipped to the spot of most used operating system, …

Android Oreo

[Update: 5 more] Another 13 banks add Android Pay support

• Update 1: 2017/04/17 12:18pm PDT 5 more banks have added Android Pay support:<p>Hot on the heels of Simple adding support for Android Pay, we have …

7 Signs You're A Control Freak (And What You Can Do About It)

Many of the people who enter my therapy office with depression, anxiety, and stress-related issues have one thing in common—they spend a lot of time focusing on things they can’t control.<p>They worry about what other people think or they waste time imagining catastrophic outcomes. They are busy …

Self-improvement

Apple could make the iPad a true laptop replacement if it just had these 2 simple features

Apple made a lot of things clear this week: It will strive to do better at making computers geared towards professionals, but it will keep those pro desktops separate from its touchscreen devices like iPhones and iPads.<p>In other words, don’t expect Apple to release a touchscreen Mac anytime …

Apple Pencil

New Surface Pro 5 Leaks Highlight Microsoft's Alternative Approach

With no updates to the Surface Book or Surface Pro line-up during 2016, many Microsoft watchers are looking at the annual spring event from Redmond to include an announcement of new Surface hardware. While a second-generation Surface Book is unlikely, an update to the ultraportable/tablet hybrid …

Microsoft

Gear S3 value pack update rolling out with enhancements for Health, Reminder apps and more

The update improves Accessibility features of the smartwatch to offer more control over the display.<p>Samsung is rolling out a value pack update for …

iOS

When Does an Old Smartphone Become Unsafe to Use?

How long should you hold on to your phone?<p>For smartphones, the answer is less a matter of physical age (except insofar as the user wants certain …

Top 7 Notes Tricks for iOS 10

Apple’s proprietary Notes app for iOS was at one point in time, rather bland and useless, allowing users only to carry out quick notes and …

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

iOS

How to control what data your Android apps transmit | ZDNet

Check your permissions<p>Look at settings on your Android to view the permissions for each app installed. You can customise permissions to allow or deny …

iOS Apps

Google says it's stopped a ton of 'dangerous' Android apps

The company says it's gotten better at keeping potentially harmful apps from reaching Android's 1.4 billion users.<p>Google wants you to know it's got your back, Android users. The company on Tuesday released its third annual Android Security Year in Review (PDF), a look back at Google's progress in …

Google

Microsoft to sell customized Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in its US retail stores

Microsoft is going to be selling an Android smartphone in its US retail stores. The company has confirmed it will offer the newly revealed Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones in those stores, with pre-orders to begin today.<p>According to a statement from Microsoft that was sent to <i>Thurrott.com,</i> the …

Samsung

The best Chromebooks you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Asus/Business Insider</i><p><b>The Insider Pick:</b><p><b>Chromebooks just keep getting better. After much research and testing, we found that the Asus</b> …

Laptops

When Apps Secretly Team Up to Steal Your Data

An analysis of the top 100,000 Android apps found tens of thousands of pairings that leak sensitive data.<p>Imagine two employees at a large bank: an analyst who handles sensitive financial information and a courier who makes deliveries outside the company. As they go about their day, they look like …

The Science Behind Your Earning Potential

Mitch Thrower says this secret formula is what you need to create a modern company with mega earning potential.<p>After fracturing both knees and needing multiple leg surgeries, 22-time Ironman triathlete and businessman, Mitch Thrower, used his passion for athletics to propel his entrepreneurial …

SaaS

Department of Labor claims that Google systematically underpays its female employees

The tech firm has denied the allegations<p>In January, the US Department of Labor sued Google, claiming that the company was withholding information relevant to an ongoing compliance audit. Now, the agency claims that it has found “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the …

U.S. Dept. of Labor

Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false

In its ongoing bid to combat fake news, Google follows Facebook in announcing new technology to help curb spread of misinformation<p>Google is to start displaying fact-checking labels in its search results to highlight news and information that has been vetted and show whether it is considered to be …

Google News

Women who work at Google are paid less than men, Labor Department says

An investigation of Google Inc. has found it systematically pays female employees less than their male counterparts, U.S. Department of Labor …

21st Century

How to Find Your Niche and Build a Photography Career

So, you’ve discovered a passion for photography and after lots of practice, you’re starting to feel more and more confident in your skills. Great! …

We've Updated Our List of the Absolute Best Budget Lenses. Check it Out!

Hi everyone,<p>Since 2010, we’ve been curating a special of the single best budget lens offerings for all the camera manufacturers on the market. Today, …

Long Exposure Photography Tips You Don't Want to Miss

One look at a long exposure landscape photo like the one above, and I'm sure you're salivating at the thought of creating something so beautiful.I …

Tutorials

Roundup: Here’s everything we currently know about the new iPads coming this year

Apple’s iPad lineup doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Often overshadowed by the iPhone 8 rumors is an all-new iPad family that we’re expecting to be announced at some point this year, likely sooner rather than later. Last weekend, we told you all about the new iPhone 8, but now it’s …

Tablets

Donald Trump-inspired app counts how often men interrupt women

Tired of being interrupted? A new app claims it may be able to help.<p>Called Woman Interrupted, the app uses your smartphone's microphone to analyze …

Elections