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The Mythical 'Map Of The Internet 2.0' Is Even Better Than The First

Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has put together the second version of his "Map of the Internet," and not surprisingly, it's even better than the first.<p>His original map, put together using Photoshop along with data from Alexa, featured websites as different countries within different …

There’s Just No Getting Around Apple Buying Yahoo

Apple should buy Yahoo.<p>This is neither a new idea, nor one acceptable to the Apple fan base. But since people briefly talked about it last year, it’s become an increasingly good idea — maybe a necessary one for Apple’s continued growth and success — and I’m going to tell you why.<p><b>Apple’s Missing</b> …

It's Bliss: behind the iconic Windows XP photo

<b>"It's because of her that we've got the photograph."</b><p>Although it will forever be associated with Windows XP, <i>Bliss</i> was actually the by-product of a …

Steve Jobs' Chilling Response After Getting a Google Employee Fired

An ongoing investigation into an alleged conspiracy by Apple and Google to limit tech workers’ wages has unearthed some candid emails between former …

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How Google’s ‘Powered By Android’ Requirement Could Backfire

Google recently started requiring Android handset and tablet makers to add a very specific “Powered by Android” graphic to the boot animation when …

Why Office for iPad Took 4 Years to Get Here

Microsoft just unveiled Office for iPad. The move makes complete sense. The iPad, after all, is by far the strongest and most popular tablet platform …

Even the innocent should worry about sex offender apps

The average citizen may not feel that they have anything to fear from the rise of apps that promise to identify sex offenders in their area but they are part of a worrying trend that should act as a warning about what happens when personal data is flattened out and sliced up into apparently …

Apps

It's no longer illegal to rip CDs

An update to UK copyright law means that from 1 June 2014 it will no longer be illegal to make copies of CDs -- or ebooks or any other media -- that …

Canadians Will Get a Taco Bell Breakfast Menu If and Only If They Take Justin Bieber Back

Yesterday, Taco Bell rolled out its highly anticipated breakfast menu and, naturally, the chain’s president, Brian Niccol, took to Reddit to host an …

Taco Bell

‘Complete Laundry Care’ Takes The Mystique Right Out Of Permanent Press

When it comes to doing laundry, I’m a “just throw it all in, cold wash, walk away” kind of person. And that’s equal parts no time, ignorance, laziness, and the fact that my washer and dryer have coin slots in them. But here’s an app that lays the entire laundry process out for you if you care …

How to Use Your Apple EarPods to Do a Lot More Than Turn the Volume up or Down

Once you get over the fact that Apple's earbuds are called EarPods™ you can start to appreciate all the cool things you can do with them. You can answer and decline calls, fast-forward and rewind songs, take pictures, and more with your Apple earphones. Oh yeah, and you can also adjust the volume …

Microsoft Office Apps Top App Store Charts One Day After Release

Just a day after being released into the App Store, Microsoft's new iPad Apps, including <i>Word</i>, <i>Excel</i>, and <i>PowerPoint</i>, appear to be quite popular with consumers, ranking as the top three free iPad apps in the App Store, with the redesigned <i>Microsoft OneNote</i> in the number four spot.<p><i>Microsoft Word for …

One Dev's Plan to Buy Oculus Back from Facebook for $2 Billion

Spoilers: This won't happen.<p>Frog Fractions 2 developer, Twinbeard, has added a very optimistic stretch goal to its Kickstarter campaign: "Buy Oculus …

Captain America: The Winter Soldier review – 'Marvel's dullest superhero'

Captain America now battles a mysterious new foe called the Winter Soldier, but the watchable action pyrotechnics and a twisty new "conspiracy thriller" theme can't cover up the fact that Chris Evans's shield-wielder is the dullest superhero in the Marvel canon. Evans is upstaged here by every …

Tim Cook welcomes Microsoft CEO Nadella’s Office for iPad to App Store

Following the debut of Microsoft Office for the iPad earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to endorse the launch and congratulate recently appointed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft Office for iPad brings the complete office suite of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to Apple’s …

Full Microsoft Office for iPad Suite Now Available in the App Store

- Mar 27, 2014<p>The full Microsoft Office suite of apps – Word, Excel, and Powerpoint – are now available for download for the iPad in the App Store. …

Microsoft Announces Office for iPad, Now Available On The App Store – MacStories

At a special event in San Francisco, Microsoft took the wraps off the highly anticipated Office for iPad today with a demo that showed Word, Excel, and PowerPoint running on Apple's iPad. The three apps are launching on the App Store as a "freemium" experience: the download will be free, and free …

Great Photo of Green Goblin from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Twitter Allows Four Photos Per Tweet, Ten Free Tags

Twitter will now let you attach up to four images to a Tweet, and tag the people in those photos, all without counting towards your 140-character limit. This is a pretty obvious attempt to beat Instagram and make Twitter your go-to sharing service.<p>The new features work if you’re using Twitter’s own …

Bradley Cooper May Be The Next Indiana Jones. Suck It, Shia LaBeouf.

Disney struck a deal with Paramount last December to distribute all future Indiana Jones films, which of course means there will be more Indiana Jones films. As Vince said at the time, “<i>Disney would cut an orphan’s belly open if they thought there was a penny in it.</i>” It’s true. I seen it. That’s …

How Steven Spielberg Made Millions Off 'Star Wars' After A 1977 Bet With George Lucas

Steven Spielberg would go on to win the bet and take millions of dollars from George Lucas over time.<p>Here's how the out-of-this-world wager came to be.<p>In the mid-1970s, science-fiction films weren't very popular.<p>1968's "2001: A Space Odyssey" led the way for the genre but made just $56 million at …

Why Apple can’t match Google’s all-seeing new smartwatches

Apple is a fantastic hardware company. And when the rumored iWatch (probably) arrives, it will no doubt be a thing of beauty. But there’s good reason to think that the key to a successful smartwatch won’t be its hardware, but its operating system.<p>Apple’s genius is in creating personal computing …

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Ted 2014: Larry Page on Google's robotic future

<b>Larry Page wants patients to hand over their data to researchers in order to save "100,000 lives".</b><p>It's just one of the ideas expressed in a wide-ranging interview at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver.<p>Google's co-founder criticised the US government for its mass …

Minecraft Battle mode is Hunger Games for console owners and it's coming soon

Minecraft on consoles is the closest its ever been to PC in terms of features but there's always been a few options that mean PC has had the edge …

How Apple can make its streaming service better than Netflix

For years, Apple has been trying to reinvent the television industry, just as it did to music back in 2003. That was the year Apple launched the iTunes Music Store and convinced a generation of Napster-worshipping consumers to start (gasp!) paying for music again. And now, it seems to finally be …

Smart TV

Samsung Bashes the iPad, Microsoft Surface and Kindle in New Ad

Samsung has released a new anti-Apple advertisement that highlights the perceived shortcomings of the iPad in comparison to Samsung's new Galaxy Tab Pro and Galaxy Note Pro tablets. Targeting not only Apple, the ad also criticizes Microsoft's Surface tablet and the Amazon Kindle.<p>The ad uses three …

iPad Lifecycle Mirrors Macs and Maybe Even TVs Rather Than iPhones

A new report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggests iPad owners replace their tablets less frequently than their iPhone-owning counterparts, who upgrade almost every two years. The longer iPad replacement cycle may be more like the Mac, which tends to be replaced every 2-4 …

New Slim 12" MacBook and MacBook Air Updates Soon

A new forum post on Weiphone.com [Google Translation] has revealed a number of details about Apple's upcoming plans for its MacBook notebooks as well as some details about its iWatch initiative. The author of the post has posted legitimate leaks and photos of un-released MacBook hardware in the …

Android Upgrades Open A Backdoor To Malware, Researchers Show

Updating software is to malware as flossing is to gingivitis: a basic practice meant to minimize the risk of infection. But a team of researchers has found that for Google's Android platform, operating system upgrades can also serve as a stealthy new method for malware to sneak its tricks past …

Apple just might build a stylus for iPads after all

Apple’s(s aapl) latest patent isn’t one you’d expect; at least not if you think back to Steve Jobs’ thoughts about tablets with a stylus.<p>The patent …