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Galaxy S6 'Beats' iPhone 6: Samsung Smack Talk Begins

Thought. It’s not a word I associate with Samsung’s ‘more is More’ smartphone strategy of recent years, but with the Galaxy S6 launch imminent the company really does appear to have its thinking cap on.<p>Following a plethora of tasteful teasers and tantalising hints, the marketing hype has now …

Mobile

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

Google Launches Android for Work

Thanks to BYOD, many Android users are already using their Android devices for work. Today, Google finally launched its play for businesses and filled in the gaps about its Android for Work platform strategy.<p>While Android for Work was announced at Google I/O 2014, director product manager Rajen …

Google Calendar for Android lets you link files to events

Want to make sure everyone at your next shindig has a copy of the itinerary? You'll probably want to snag the updated version of Google Calendar for Android, then. The refreshed app lets you associate Google Drive files with events -- you don't have to send that big presentation in a separate …

Mickey Rourke wins on return to boxing ring at age of 62

Actor beats Elliot Seymour, 29, in Moscow exhibition bout Says: ‘Boxing has sort of saved me from myself'<p>The Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring on Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout.<p>Rourke sent 29-year-old Pasadena native …

This device lets you charge your phone just by walking around or working out

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Ampy<p>Yesterday I noted a portable battery charger that needs only 5 minutes to get enough juice for a full iPhone 5 …

HTC is lost, and this blind camera isn't helping

Selling phones is hard, but selling the weird Re Camera will be even harder<p><i>"The smartphone is just the overture of HTC’s grand opera."</i><p>Phones are now cheaply made commodities, and the company that makes them the sole focus of its business doesn’t survive long in the modern world. Motorola, Nokia, …

Dabbling in the future of payment: A week of Apple Pay and Google Wallet

On Monday last week, Apple finally launched Apple Pay, the company's mobile-payment system that only works with the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the latest iPads. (Though you can't use iPads for in-store payments.) Even though mobile payments have been around for several years now, Apple Pay is seen by …

The 15 Most Important Apple Watch Features

Have you heard? The Apple Watch is finally here.<p>CEO Tim Cook announced the arrival of the company's first smartwatch on Tuesday (he also introduced …

HTC One Mini 2 officially announced, is less impressive than its full-size sibling

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>HTC announced the HTC One Mini 2, a smaller version of the flagship HTC One M8, on Thursday. Unfortunately, it won’t have all …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …

BBQ

How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014

<i>This is the first in a two-part story on how to manage your mental energy to do your best work. Click here for the second article, “7 Types of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best.”</i><p>It’s a common scenario for many of us.<p>You start the day with an idea of what you want to work on and …

10 Phrases That Are Holding Your Career Back

<i>“The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”—Mark Twain</i><p>Whether dealing with clients, coworkers or superiors, how you phrase and frame your message colors the way people perceive you. The …

Harlem will soon be home to the largest Wi-Fi network in the US

In his final weeks as New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg today announced that Harlem will soon be the home of the largest public Wi-Fi network in the US. The network will extend a whopping 95 blocks, and will provide free wireless internet to the neighborhood's 80,000 residents — and the crop …

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

5 Ways To Do Good In Any Job

You may not think that you can control the actions of the company you work for, but there are a few simple ways you can shift the way your employer does business–for the better.<p>You may be stuck in a job you don’t like, where you feel like you don’t have any control. That’s okay, you don’t have to …

Apple Rumored To Be Developing Larger iPhones With Enhanced Sensors

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is developing new iPhone designs including bigger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure, said a person familiar with the plans.<p>Read more on Bloomberg

FCC app taps masses for mobile broadband speed research

The commission this week will discuss an app that could allow consumers to determine whether they are getting the mobile data speeds they're paying for.<p>Mobile broadband speeds can vary widely, but now the Federal Communications Commission is turning to the smartphone community to get a more …

Net Neutrality

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

15 fun Google Easter eggs

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? The Telegraph digs out a few of the search engine's hidden gems.<p>1. Calculator<p>Google's calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic …

"A contractor and I had the responsibility of presenting new color options to Steve [Jobs]," recalls Doug Satzger, Apple's former industrial design creative lead. "He walked into the Valley Green conference room, and we had all these images with different colors, transparencies, textures, glosses, but none of them were actual iMacs. He turned to us and he said, 'You guys suck, get the fuck out of the room.'" "We left, and then he asked for me to be brought back in and he looked at me and he said, 'When can I see colors?' So we worked for the next three days and we defined 15 colors and put them into three different families and built them in the actual iMacs. Steve just fell in love with the bright colors." As rumors swirl that Apple will unveil a colorful, budget iPhone, it's worth noting just how seriously Apple takes its color palette: http://f-st.co/AbLtwcg

Will the iPhone 5C Have a Halo, Too?

Martin Hajek<p>A few hours from now, Apple will unveil a pair of new iPhones, expanding a smartphone strategy that has seen the company field only a …

Top Online Resources Every Job Seeker Should Bookmark

Do you want to work for Steve Wynn? The smart money says his corporation isn’t going to be posting its next job opening on Monster.com or Craigslist. …

Simple Springtime Dishes

How to Cook Steak

The perfectly-cooked steak is succulent, rich, and hearty. It's fit for a king's last meal or Joe's first lunch. What's more, there are many …

Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

Microsoft expected 100,000 Windows 8 apps in 90 days. It took 248

Yesterday Microsoft announced that Windows 8 had accrued 100,000 applications for its Windows Store marketplace. It was a nice milestone for Microsoft, even if the number itself is essentially meaningless to the average user.<p>However, as Wes Miller recently noted on Twitter, Microsoft had a very …