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WeHostels Brings Its Mobile App For Booking Hostels To Android

WeHostels launched its first mobile app last September, allowing users to find low-cost accommodations nearly anywhere in the world from their iPhones. Now the company is expanding its portfolio of mobile apps to make its service available on Android devices, as well.<p>Since we last covered WeHostels …

Apple iOS 7 hardware compatibility detailed: iPhone 4, iPad 2 and newer

So when can we get our hands on that new refreshed flavor of iOS? Well, it'll depend on your device of choice. Naturally, it will arrive on the very latest iPhone 5 and retina iPad, but it also will be supported on the iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and 5th-generation iPods. …

Watch The Creator Of Sherpa Show Off The Personal Assistant App

If you’re excited about things like Siri and Google Now, which aim to turn smartphones into personal assistants on a number of levels, then you should definitely be watching the likes of Jini and Sherpa, who are in my opinion upping the game in terms of innovation in this particular field.<p>The …

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Infographic: Top colleges and highest salaries in gaming industry

Video games are not a waste of time if you’re a programmer who studied at the University of California and you work for Bethesda Game Studios (Skyrim, Fallout). At least according to this data.<p>Casual-game developer Big Fish put together a giant infographic that lists the best schools for gaming, …

iPad App Detects Pages Turning On A Real Life Paper Book

This is the Bridging Book, and it “bridges” the gap between reality and virtual reality by combining an iPad app with an actual paper book. The concept is simple and yet looks to be very effective, if the smiles on the kid in the video are anything to go by: The iPad detects page turns made in the …

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Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!

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Facebook Home And Windows Phone Are Making The Same Apps-Related Misstep

Facebook Home is dying. Or it would be, if it had ever actually lived. I’m not going to pronounce it dead quite yet – there is a chance Zuck & Co. can revive it, with the right kind of updates and by dialling back the experience so it’s not such an absolute mobile takeover. As just a lockscreen …

So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

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Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

British explorer Daniel Hughes makes first video call from Everest's peak

The first live video call from a smartphone at the peak of Mount Everest has been made by British explorer Daniel Hughes, as part of his effort to raise money for the Comic Relief charity. The call, made with an HTC One, is not the first mobile call made from Everest's heights — but it's the first …

Apple's Lower-Cost iPhone As a 'Mid-End' Device

<i>AllThingsD</i> shares details on a new report from J.P. Morgan analysts Gokul Hariharan and Mark Moskowitz, who unsurprisingly argue that Apple's rumored lower-cost iPhone will still be a "mid-end" device rather than competing against the true low end of the smartphone market. The analysts point to …

DB-Engines Ranking of database management systems, August 2018

This is the August 2018 issue of the monthly DB-Engines Ranking of database management systems.You can find the complete and most up-to-date ranking …

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Why Gmail Redesigned the Compose Interface

Many people complained about the new UI for composing messages in Gmail, others found it useful, but it's interesting to know what's the main goal of …

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Google Forking WebKit to Create New Web Rendering Engine for Chrome

Google announced today that the company is forking the WebKit rendering engine to create its own web rendering engine called 'Blink'. Google had been the using Apple-initiated WebKit project to power its Chrome web browser. Future versions, however, will now be based on this new system.<p>Google is …

Steve Jobs' Requirements for 'Fit and Finish' Leading to Massive Cost Overruns for Apple's New Campus

In a lengthy report today, <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> takes a look at Apple's upcoming "spaceship" campus in Cupertino, noting that the project is currently one year behind schedule and roughly $2 billion over budget.<p>Since 2011, the budget for Apple’s Campus 2 has ballooned from less than $3 billion to …

Apple Highlights Age Ratings in iOS App Store With New Icons

Apple yesterday rolled out another tweak for its iOS App Store, adding age rating icons to the top section of each app's information page. While the ratings have long been included in app details at the bottom of the pages, the new icons are much more prominent to help parents quickly assess …

'Samsung Experience Shops' Coming to 1,400 Best Buy Locations

Last week, we noted that Samsung was rumored to be launching a new "store-within-a-store" concept inside Best Buy stores, taking on the dedicated "Apple Shops" that have been located in many Best Buy locations for a number of years.<p>Samsung and Best Buy have now officially announced the partnership, …

Best Buy Cuts Prices on iPad 3 Models by 30 Percent, U.S. In-Store Pickup Only

Best Buy has slashed pricing on third-generation iPad models by thirty percent, bringing the price down to $315 for the 16GB Wi-Fi models. Comparable refurbished units are available for $379 directly from Apple.<p>However, the iPads are only available via in-store pickup and it appears that selection …

Apple Continues to Gain Smartphone Market Share in U.S.

comScore today released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the December-February period, revealing that Apple's smartphone market share rose 3.9 points from November to February going from 35% of total U.S. smartphone platform and hardware sales to 38.9%. Last …