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Tom Petty's 50 Greatest Songs

His hits have defined rock radio since the Seventies, and he never stopped writing great music. Here's the definitive guide to his best songs<p>NOW …

Tom Petty

How to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't

Nothing can beat having the iPhone's camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with them …

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

Russia

Tim Cook on Donald Trump, the HomePod, and the Legacy of Steve Jobs

The head of the most valuable company in the world talks to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy.<p><i>Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., was</i> …

Dispelling the Apple Services Myth

Apple is known for its quality hardware and software, but services are another story.<p>Cloud-based services are the future – there's no denying that. And Apple historically has struggled with its cloud offerings. From MobileMe, to the early growing pains of iCloud, to the Apple Maps fiasco, the …

9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

It’s that time of the day again, Apple fans — time to clear some space on that cluttered up iPhone. We’ve got nine hot paid iPhone and iPad apps on …

The top 10 albums of 2016

<b>Themes of racial politics, female empowerment and mortality feature heavily in music critics' favourite albums of 2016.</b><p>The BBC looked at 25 of the "best of 2016" lists in music's most influential publications - including the NME, Rolling Stone, Vice, Billboard and Q Magazine - to discover the …

New Music

Instantly Free Up Storage On An iPhone by Downloading (Then Deleting) a Huge App

GIF<p>Earlier this year, a little trick was discovered on iOS where if you attempted to download a large movie, iOS would clear up junk storage for you …

How Alicia Vikander Unleashed Her Inner Superstar

During her banner year (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl, etc.) and Academy Award–winning leap to stardom, the Swedish actress also found love with Michael Fassbender, on the set of next month’s The Light Between Oceans. Think it was luck? Think again. The 27-year-old is just warming up.<p>It’s …

Mario Testino

What’s on Michelle Obama’s mind? Meet the speechwriter who puts it into words.

When Sarah Hurwitz sits down at her laptop, she puts on her noise-blocking headphones and imagines Michelle Obama’s exacting voice in her head.<p>The voice might say: <i>No, that transition is clumsy.</i> Or: <i>Are we really telling this story in a way that honors these people?</i><p>Hurwitz, the first lady’s head …

Michelle Obama

‘I Was an ISIS Jihadist—Until They Arrested and Tortured Me’

A former soldier of the caliphate recounts a story equal parts ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Darkness at Noon.’<p>Abu Omar says he didn’t give a damn about …

Middle East

The Four Best Weather Apps (Plus a Bonus for Storm Geeks)

Search “weather” in the App Store and you'll be bombarded with an endless scroll of options—from radar imagery good enough for meteorologists to an app that shows you a different picture of a kitten every time you check the weather. Seriously. Weather kittens.<p>But if you're using your smartphone to …

Apps

RANKED: Every Pixar movie from worst to best

Yes, Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks Animation had their time, but for over 20 years, Lasseter's Pixar has consistently put out box-office hits (the company has earned close to $10 billion worldwide) and created stories that affect us on an emotional level that we can't wait to experience again …

Animation

How to control which apps and System Services have access to your personal information on your iPad

One of the most important things we can do to keep us safer in this day and age is to actively take a responsible role in controlling the information we share on our electronic devices. Apple has made this somewhat easier for us by adjusting many of the iPad’s default settings to safer modes out of …

Bernie Sanders Fights On: The Rolling Stone Interview

A defiant candidate on what he's trying to achieve<p>Not even "the math" can spoil a Bernie Sanders rally. The democratic-socialist senator from Vermont …

Middle-class

Enter Left

Will a fervent socialist reshape British politics or lead his party to irrelevance?<p>The astonishing political emergence of Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of the British Labour Party, is the sort of thing that passes for normal in Western democracies these days. Since the economic crash in 2008, …

The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

The world's most romantic museums

The blessing and curse of the people who never forget

A handful of people can recall almost every day of their lives in enormous detail – and after years of research, neuroscientists are finally beginning to understand how they do it.<p>For most of us, memory is a kind of scrapbook, a mess of blurred and faded snapshots of our lives. As much as we would …

The Brain

David Bowie: the man who thrilled the world

From glam to neo-soul to his mysterious final album, David Bowie remained one step ahead throughout a prophetic career that pushed sexual and social boundaries. Alexis Petridis salutes a brilliant enigma<p>When David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, was released on 8 January, a great deal of energy was …

David Bowie obituary

Artist who blazed a trail of musical trends and pop fashion, reinventing himself, his music and media across many decades<p>Until the last, David Bowie, who has died of cancer, was still capable of springing surprises. His latest album, Blackstar, appeared on his 69th birthday on 8 January, and showed …

Bruce Springsteen on Making 'Born to Run': 'We Went to Extremes'

In a never-before-published 2005 interview, Springsteen goes in-depth on the writing and recording of the 1975 classic<p>He had one last chance to make …

Bruce Springsteen

Queen of the Underworld Sheds New Light on Greek Tomb

Newly revealed mosaic may hold key to unlocking mystery: Who was buried in the massive mound?<p><b>Greek archaeologists have discovered the image of a young, red-haired goddess being swept off to the underworld inside a 2,300-year-old tomb near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece.</b> …

Ancient History

History of the Nexus family

“The Google phone is coming, the Google phone is coming!” Towards the end of 2009 the prospect of a Google-branded Android smartphone was lighting up the tech blogosphere. Google had already been selling the Android Dev Phone 1 to developers, but it was basically a SIM-free, unlocked HTC Dream. The …

Mobile Technology

5 problems with the Nexus 7 (2013) and how to fix them

Despite it being more than a year old, the Nexus 7 (2013) is still one of the best Android tablets you can buy today, with its still decent specifications, a promise of timely software updates, and its unbeatable price tag. As is the case with every electronic item, some users have faced some …

Gear & Gadgets

The State of Antivirus for Android

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>Over 80% of smartphones today run Android. With such a large amount of phones using Google’s operating system, Android has become an ever more viable target for malware developers. The question is, are currently used antiviruses effective? The answer is more complex than …

Apps

Scotland is gripped by the excitement of choosing its future

Families across Scotland are being divided or united by their stance on the referendum – everyone agrees it is a big deal<p>A flutter of late summer sunshine and a dramatic shift in the polls in their favour has put a bounce in the steps of a band of yes campaign volunteers as they stride down the …

The five best albums from July 2014 – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 6:30 pm, August 3, 2014 in Music & Nightlife<p>If you’re heading off on holiday this month… well, first of all, lucky you. But also, make sure …

HTC One