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4 Daily Exercises Every Navy SEAL (and Every Fit Guy) Should Do

It’s recommended that special ops do them. But here’s why you must add them to your routine, too<p>Military Special Forces Operators are the most insanely fit badasses on the planet.<p>Their physically and mentally-demanding training, however, makes them some of the most injured people, too, says Doug …

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Watch out, Google: Facebook readies new mobile ad platform

Facebook is apparently moving away from the cookie — and it may announce its plans for a new mobile ad network this Monday at Advertising Week.<p>There is mass speculation across the virtual ad world that the Menlo Park-based social kingpin will very soon unveil a new, more advanced mobile marketing …

With The iPhone 6 And iOS 8, Apple Is Ready To Reward The App Developers

If, as widely expected, Apple announces the iPhone 6 on Tuesday (with pre-orders opening on the 12th, and a street date two weeks after), it is not just Apple who should expecting a spike in sales and income. Countless third-party developers will be ready to cash in on a rush of new users, …

Protect yourself with these apps

Your smartphone may just be your best tool for self-defense. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi recommends apps that can connect you with emergency services or alert friends and family in case of danger.

Shopping App Wish Raises $50 Million

Wish, a social shopping site and mobile application, raised $50 million in new funding in a round led by Founders Fund, with participation from existing investors Formation 8, GGV Capital, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Legend Capital and others. In April, the company announced $19 million in funding …

Even With Twice As Many Users, Google Still Lags Apple In App Revenue

At Google's developer conference, it said it paid $5 billion to developers in the past 12 months. Independent analyst Jan Dawson charted out his estimate of what that looks like on a quarterly basis, and compared it to his estimates for payouts to developers from Apple.<p>As you can see, Google is …

How The iPad Air Compares To Samsung's Best Tablet Yet, The Galaxy Tab S

But now, four years later, Apple faces tougher competition than ever in the tablet space — particularly from Samsung.<p>Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its newest tablet, the Tab S. It's one of the few 10-inch tablets out there that feels lightweight enough to carry everywhere while maintaining a …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

Hengedock Has a Place for Everything

I'm on a train back from CE Week, blogging by iPad with a compact Bluetooth keyboard. While it's convenient to travel light, I will be glad to get back to my 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. In fact, I won't be using that Retina display all that much, because I now have my MacBook hooked up …

Extortionists Are Using Bitcoin To Steal Cash From Business Owners

Extortionists are going completely anonymous thanks to social media and bitcoin. Brian Krebs just posted on a number of pizzerias that received anonymous letters asking for one bitcoin in order to keep the owners from receiving bad ratings on Yelp, the Better Business Bureau and the like as well as …

Microsoft reveals folders are coming to Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has always taken a fairly simple approach to app management on Windows Phone, avoiding folder interfaces that iOS and Android have adopted with the company’s "Metro-style" interface. It appears that’s about to change. A now removed support article over at Microsoft’s Windows Phone site …

Meet Project Ara, the Modular Google Phone of the Future

For Ara to succeed, it must do things other smartphones can't.<p>Google last week booted up a modular smartphone in public for the first time at its Google I/O developer conference. The demo almost worked, but the screen froze.<p>“The irony is it works 75 percent of the time, and it booted the last three …

With Android One, Google is poised to own the entire world

New hardware rules for low-end phones should have Microsoft on high alert<p>In the developed world, smartphones are ubiquitous. They’re so common, many device makers have given up on selling non-smartphones entirely. But that’s not the case in the developing world, where consumers are still in …

10 Mac Apps Worth $400 – But You Name the Price

StackSocial has launched its latest Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle. This one, dubbed “The Summer Blockbuster,” features a few of our favorite apps like Fantastical, Flux, Gemini, and more. In full, it’s 10 Mac Apps worth $400, but you name the price.<p>For any price over $1, you can get Tangerine, …

Twitter’s mobile app install advertising feature comes out of beta, goes global

Twitter has taken its mobile application install advertising feature out of beta and it has also taken the service global. Twitter talked about the feature, which allows companies to advertise mobile apps within the Twitter mobile app timeline, earlier this year. The video above explains how the …

Possible 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Front Panel Compared to iPhone 5s

As we creep closer to the fall release date of the iPhone 6, component leaks are becoming more frequent. While we originally saw the alleged front panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 back in April, <i>9to5Mac</i> has shared additional photos of the component.<p>Depicted in both black and white, the front panel in …

12 major brands show off their customer-conversion strategies at MobileBeat

Consumer traffic is spiking on mobile devices. It’s shifting away from the desktop, which is dangerous for brands that took the PC experience granted for so long.<p>So brands are scrambling to manage the shift, seeking to build mobile experiences that generate awareness, engagement, and trust, and to …

Impatient iPhone users switching to larger-screened Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple users are losing patience waiting for a larger-screened iPhone. New data showing that 26% of British buyers of Samsung's Galaxy S5 in the three months to the end of May switched from the iPhone - compared to 12% the year before, according to Kantar ComTech's Worldpanel.<p>Though the effect was …

Google’s new message to developers: don’t screw up Android

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: carlstr<p>Cars, watches, TVs: Google (S GOOG) is bringing Android everywhere, and it wants to provide consumers with a …

Another New Samsung Galaxy Phone Could Be Coming Next Month

Consistent with its predecessors, the Galaxy S5 will reportedly get its own smaller sized spin-off known as the Galaxy S5 Mini.<p>The phone is expected to come with a 4.5-inch screen, which is slightly smaller than the 5.1-inch display on the standard Galaxy S5. But it's still bigger than the 4-inch …

Blackphone preorders ship; new orders to open 7/14

The privacy-focused device, created in response to leaker Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA, sells for $629.<p>Blackphone, a privacy-obsessed smartphone developed in response to Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency's mass surveillance of Americans' phone records, …