Zoya Shahab

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Our internet connections depend on vulnerable undersea cables

If you’ve been following the events in Syria over the past few days, you know the country’s Internet is now back from the dead after a 19-hour outage that the government blamed on “terrorist” sabotage—an explanation bought by approximately zero people.<p>But just because destroying the cables would be …

By Acquiring This Company You Never Heard Of, Aaron Levie Just Punched Dropbox In The Gut

You probably never heard of Crocodoc. It's a seven-person startup and class of 2007 Y-Combinator alum that raised a little over $1 million.<p>Terms of the acquisition were not announced but we bet the team made a pretty penny. That's because, despite its small size, Crocodoc had a handful of huge …

Before LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman Founded An Overeager Dating Site

His first try was a dating service in 1997 called SocialNet.<p>It was an ambitious idea. Not only would SocialNet find you a date, it was supposed to help with professional networking, finding roommates, it even included something called Just Play for finding tennis partners, Hoffman told Bloomberg …

Google Maps for iOS auto-dimming is driving users crazy

The latest version of Google's Maps software for Apple's iOS includes an undocumented feature that dims the screen between navigation instructions in order to save the battery, but instead it's driving users batty.<p>The feature was designed to save battery life between navigation directions, …

Apple Wins Trademark Lawsuit, Allowed To Use The Word ‘iBooks ‘

A trademark lawsuit brought against Apple in regards to its use of the term “iBooks” was dismissed today in federal court. Black Tower Press sued Apple in 2011, saying that it owned a trademark acquired in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit also noted that Apple had a trademark for the term “iBook,” which …

Microsoft wants an iTunes app for Windows 8, but it's not coming 'any time soon'

Apple's popular iTunes app might be available for the desktop mode of Windows 8, but Microsoft wants the company to create a "Metro" version. In an interview with <i>CNN Money</i>, Windows CFO Tami Reller revealed that Microsoft has tried to convince Apple to build an iTunes Windows 8 app, saying "the …

Here's What iOS 7 Could (And Perhaps Should) Look Like [Video]

The folks over at digital agency Simply Zesty have been thinking about what iOS 7, the upcoming new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will – or should – look like based on the typical rumours and speculation that precede every major Apple event.<p>With Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference just …

iPad Smart Cover magnets could affect implanted defibrillators

It’s been discovered that the magnets in an iPad Smart Cover are strong to deactivate implanted heart defibrillators, according to a 14-year-old …

Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon announced, available May 16th for $99.99

Following weeks of rumors, Nokia is finally unveiling its Lumia 928 handset today. Verizon will stock Nokia's latest flagship on May 16th, which includes a 4.5-inch OLED display, 8.7-megapixel camera, and wireless charging. Nokia's latest flagship also includes a xenon flash that the company has …