Erica Tahtouh

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How To Think Like a Writer

Are you a "within the lines" kind of thinker? Are you afraid to let your thoughts wander outside the perimeter?<p>Imagine what life could be like if your thoughts had no boundaries -- if you could transform a dull moment into an adventurous romp in your head -- and think like a writer, like I do.<p>While …

Instagram launches Hyperlapse, an iPhone app for capturing smooth time-lapse videos

Following Bolt, Instagram is back with another new mobile app. It’s called Hyperlapse and promises iPhone owners an easy way to record tracking shots and stunning time-lapse videos.<p>These two shooting techniques are devilishly difficult to create with a smartphone. Most filmmakers use a professional …

Caramelized Peach Pancakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Have some sunny, peachy pancakes for breakfast this morning.</i><p>Are you a recipe procrastinator? I am. I …

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Report: iOS 8 will offer full manual camera controls

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>With iOS 8, Apple has shown a more open attitude, promising to let users add widgets and extensions to their iPhones, for …

Facebook discovers email providers are using unique plugin for encryption; urges others to follow suit

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Peshkova/Shutterstock<p>If you are ambivalent about using STARTTLS — an extension that’s used to upgrade an insecure …

Snapchat Adds Ephemeral Text Chat And Video Calls

Snapchat is slowly adding features on top of its highly successful ephemeral messaging platform. Today’s two new features are a good old chat interface and a new FaceTime-like video calling feature. Text messages could greatly change the nature of the app.<p>While ephemeral photos are a great way to …

MFi sunglasses w/ embedded iBeacon notify you when lost, act as beacons in retail

The first set of eye glasses with embedded iBeacon Bluetooth LE technology and certified under Apple’s Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) program are coming soon. We’ve seen a growing number of companies embracing iBeacons by using the protocol: personalized retail experiences, in-store advertising, …

Twitter's New Profile Design: 8 Points to Consider

Twitter’s redesigned profile pages were previously available to select users in a staggered rollout that’s been ongoing for weeks, but as of today, …

Vysk QS1 Case Encrypts Phone Calls Against Hackers, Spies

This case will tell hackers to buzz off -- literally.<p>Smartphones, just like computers, are vulnerable to hackers, who target mobile devices with malicious software to access your personal information. There are security apps that can help prevent this, but one San Antonio-based startup thinks it …

PastBook Brings Collaborative Photo Albums to iPhone

Netherlands-based PastBook has come a long way since since it upped sticks from Milan and closed a seed funding round from its base in Amsterdam.<p>In a nutshell, the startup offers users a way to capture and relive key moments of their lives that have been shared across a variety of social networks. …

Facebook Acquires Moves, a Fitness Tracking App

Facebook Messenger. WhatsApp. Paper. Instagram. And now: Moves.<p>Facebook announced Thursday that it has acquired Moves, a popular fitness tracking …

Several GOP Senate Candidates Propose Eliminating Income Taxes

It can be hard to stand out in crowded primaries. But two Republican Senate candidates have determined that repealing a century-old Constitutional …

Income Tax

Confr Helps You Create International Conference Calls In Scnds

Confr does what it says on the tin: it allows you to create conference calls with a few clicks, a trick that many have tried but few have achieved. How is Confr different? Well, it’s run by former telecom folks and features a team of international engineers who have had to use their own product in …

Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole

Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and none were anywhere near perfect on the first try. Fortunately, each OS gets better with every iteration until, at some point, it all just <i>clicks</i>. Arguably, Windows Phone just came of age with its latest update, …

Beats Music updated with subscriptions via in-app purchase, Facebook friend search, and a lot more

Beats Music for iOS was updated today to version 1.0.7, but don’t let the minor version number bump fool you: this update has a lot of new stuff, including an entirely new subscription model, packed in.<p>The biggest news in this update is the option to purchase a subscription directly from the iTunes …

Cancer drugs targeted to patient's own genetics to be offered in new NHS trial

Cancer patients to benefit from new forms of personalised drug treatments that could revolutionise the way NHS treats the disease<p>Cancer patients will be offered new drugs targeted to the specific genetic profile of their disease within ten years following research that promises to revolutionise the …

Cancer

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Sonos Integrates With Google Play Music, Hints At Its Future

Sonos continues to shift its attention to software.<p>Sonos is betting its future on software. Having already wowed consumers with its wireless, high-fidelity speaker system, the company is sharpening its focus on the apps people use to stream music and other audio content. Today, Sonos breaks out of …

UP24 Review: Jawbone's Newest Activity Tracker Ups the Ante

I’ve never been very good at getting to sleep early. I consider it a hangover from a period of my life that was spent playing poker for a living. Professional poker does strange things to sleep patterns if you do it for long enough.<p>I’m also fortunate enough to work for one of the world’s best …

Facebook Is Killing Your iPhone Battery. These Are The Easy Steps To Fix It

Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost everyone: Facebook. That’s the bad news. The good news is it can be easily fixed.<p>For Facebook, a …

Samsung's rumored Bond-like smartwatch may make and take calls

What if a smartwatch were more than just an accessory for your smartphone?<p>Samsung may be testing that possibility with an upcoming smartwatch that can send and receive calls thanks to its very own SIM slot. And it seems Samsung has come up with just the right name for the standalone smartwatch: …

Samsung says it is closer to flexible electronics after graphene breakthrough

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung<p>Samsung and an affiliated laboratory say they have grown large-scale, impurity free graphene, an important step …

Twitter preparing up to 15 new types of ads, says Wall Street Journal

Twitter plans to roll out up to 15 new types of timeline advertisements over the next six months, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The first batch of new ad styles will reportedly debut "in a few weeks." One of those — a type of ad that allows users to quickly download smartphone apps with a tap — …

Telegram Lets iOS and Android users Delete Individual Chat Messages

Almost a month ago, messaging service Telegram exploded in popularity, climbing to the top of the App Store in nearly 50 countries worldwide. WhatsApp’s temporary outage and security concerns were the perfect backdrop for Telegram to promote its privacy-focused apps.<p>Today, Telegram updated its …

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¿Cuál es el mejor Nadal-Federer de todos?

<b>Álvaro Rama</b><br>Roma 2006. Es muy fácil tirar de Grand Slam y dar por bueno el boca a boca. Pero no engañéis a la gente. El mejor partido que han jugado …