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How to choose the right iOS app for your note taking needs

There are many different ways you can capture a thought or idea when using your iPhone or iPad. Some apps like Day One behave more like a journal, …

Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Members to Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An Egyptian criminal court handed down the death penalty to 529 Egyptian supporters of former …

Memory Diag Shows You Which Apps Are Eating Up Your RAM

OS X: There are a lot of methods for keeping an eye on your memory, but Memory Diag aggregates all the information you want to know that lives in …

Google launches Android Wear: A new project to bring Android to wearables like smartwatches

Google has officially launched Android Wear, an initiative to extend the Android operating system to wearable tech.<p>Google says Android Wear devices will launch “later this year” and claims to be working with “Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Samsung” on devices. Interestingly, Google announced that …

Putin rebuffs West, signs treaty to annex Crimea

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to make Crimea part of Russia, ignoring threats from the United States and Europe that he said were conspiring with radicals to prevent Russia from its rightful territory.<p>"In people's hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an integral part of …

U.S. halts Syrian embassy, consulate operations, orders diplomats out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday suspended operations of the Syrian Embassy in Washington and its consulates and told diplomats and staff who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents to leave the country.<p>A flag flies at the Syrian Embassy in Washington May 29, 2012. …

Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

How to Talk About Your Accomplishments without Coming Off Like A Jerk | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Have you ever met someone whose personal story just blew you away?<p>My friend Tom is one of those …

Read the Pentagon’s $59 Billion ‘Black Budget’

The U.S. military has billions of dollars’ worth of secret projects it doesn’t want you to know about. Too bad—here they are.<p>President Obama proposed …

British Prime Minister’s Child Porn Adviser Arrested Over Child Porn

An adviser to UK PM David Cameron on preventing child porn has been arrested on child porn-related charges himself.<p>A special aide to British Prime …

Ukraine tells Putin: this could be war

Thousands of Ukrainian troops put on combat alert as UK calls urgent meeting of UN Security Council<p>Ukraine defied Russian aggression on Saturday night warning that any military intervention would lead to war.<p>Ukraine’s acting leaders appeared on television in a sombre address to the nation after …

Kerry Denounces Russian 'Act of Aggression', Warns of Trade Freeze

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Google aims for a basic $50 modular phone next year, dishes more on Project Ara

Surprisingly, Google doesn’t see its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone as something just for geeks.<p>In a lengthy profile by Time’s Harry McCracken, Google shined a light on its plans for Ara. And while the company still doesn’t seem sure if modular smartphones will be a hit, it’s certainly …

Ukraine crisis: Viktor Yanukovych surfaces to say he is 'still leader'

Ousted Ukrainian president surfaces for the first time since going on the run five days ago, as armed pro-Russian separatists take over a parliament building in the Crimea<p>Ukraine's deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych, has surfaced for the first time since going on the run five days ago, declaring …

Bethesda Reveals Wolfenstein Xbox One And PS4 Resolutions

Game publisher Bethesda announced the next-gen resolutions for its new game, Wolfenstein: The New Order recently, and it’s a little different than what you might expect. Speaking to Gamingbolt, the company confirmed that both the Xbox One and PS4 versions will run at 1080p and 60 fps. It’s a little …

Today’s Apps Gone Free: FineScanner, Fonta, Pinbox And More

Scan printed and hand-written documents while on the go with today’s AppBump featured app, FineScanner. We also have an app that allows you to add …

The World According To Vladimir Putin

The worldview of Russian President Vladimir Putin could be summed up along these lines:<p>Moscow's precipitous decline in global influence since the Soviet breakup must be reversed. Russia must be respected as the dominant power in former Soviet republics like Ukraine. Russia is entitled to a strong …

Violent Video Games Can Turn Kids Into Progressive Intellectuals

According to a number of recent articles like this one from the BBC, “Violent video games leave teens ‘morally immature.’’”<p>The BBC writes about work done by Mirjana Bajovic, a researcher at Brock University, who published an article in the journal <i>Educational Media International</i> entitled: “Violent …

Wozniak criticizes cloud dependence in light of NSA

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he has sympathy for companies at odds with the NSA and its surveillance tactics, but that their own dependence on server farms is part of the problem.<p>"I think most companies, just like Apple, start out young and idealistic," Wozniak said at the …

That Secret App Is Becoming Silicon Valley’s New Blind Item

“I work at Evernote and we’re about to get acquired… Watch this space”<p>That could be the first big acquisition rumor to have found its way onto Secret, the new “anonymish” sharing app launched late last week. But it won’t be the last.<p>(FWIW, Evernote CEO Phil Libin says it’s not true. And Dustin …

Central African Republic clashes 'kill 75' in Boda town

<b>Sectarian fighting in the Central African Republic town of Boda since Tuesday has left at least 75 people dead, a local priest has said.</b><p>Father Cassien Kamatari said help was needed to stop the violence between Muslims and Christians.<p>The majority of those confirmed dead were Christian, Fr Kamatari …

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Report: Apple moving into health monitoring

<b>A number of rumours are circulating that suggest Apple could make a big push into mobile health monitoring in the near future.</b><p>The …

Master Apple OS X Mavericks Server With This Actionable Video Course [Deals]

Want to get a handle on Apple OS X Mavericks Server? Then this course from the team at InfiniteSkills.com is for you.<p>In this OS X Mavericks Server training video course, featuring over 10 hours of actionable lessons, you’ll be taken deep into the technical aspects setting up an OS X 10.9 server. …

You Won’t Believe What They Thought About The Internet Back In 1981

February 2, 2014<p>What was the internet like in 1981? This news report from back then tries to explain exactly what the internet was, and what it could …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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PS4 Games Outselling Xbox One 3:1

According to Rakuten’s Play.com the New Year period was an easy battle in the long-running console war. Sony came out the victor with three times as …