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Flickr boosts chances to make money from your iPhone pics

Flickr has just jumped into the photo licensing market with both feet, hoping to help you sell your stunning photos to a variety of “photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds.”<p>Image licensing isn’t a new idea for Flickr, long a repository for the best in high-quality photos posted …

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Apple lets parents down over in-app purchases, says EU

The European commission (EC) has praised Google but criticised Apple over the steps both companies are taking to ensure children don't spend money on in-app purchases (IAP) without their parents' permission.<p>The EC has been working with consumer protection bodies in its member states, as well as app …

Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand

Google has usurped Apple as the most valuable brand in the world after three years at the top, according to a new survey<p><b>Google</b> has been named ahead of <b>Apple</b> as the world's most valuable brand, according to a new survey.<p>Apple's brand value fell by 20pc in the past year to just under $148bn (£88bn), …

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Americans List Climate Change As One Of Their Lowest Priorities

When it comes to climate change, Americans aren't exactly hot and bothered.<p>A Gallup survey released Wednesday finds that climate change ranks almost dead last on a list of 15 national priorities, slightly ahead of "race relations." Just 24 percent of respondents said that they worry about climate …

Answering the Unanswerable: What is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

What is the resolution of the human eye? You might think it’s a straight forward question with a straight forward answer. We have a certain number of …

Open thread: impressed by the Samsung Galaxy S5 or not?

Yesterday at their MWC 2014 Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S5, bringing us a new soft-touch back cover, a fingerprint reader and several other new hardware and software features. While there were certainly a few changes and surprises when it comes to the Galaxy S5’s design, it really wasn’t …

Now that it’s a platform, what kinds of Chromecast apps can we expect?

Google’s(s goog) Chromecast isn’t just a $35 media extender anymore. With an official SDK for programmers, Chromecast is a platform of sorts; one …

How Much Are Solar Panels? Wrong Question. Ask How Much Solar Panels Can Save You

<b>Published on</b> February 3rd, 2014 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>51<p>How Much Are Solar Panels? Wrong Question. Ask How Much Solar Panels Can Save You<p>February 3rd, …

Holofication Nation: beautifying Android one app at a time

It’s been a couple of years since the introduction of Android 4.0 and the swanky looking Holo UI, which polished up the general appearance of our favourite operating system. Since then, Android has certainly benefited from a more unified appearance, but on the flip side, it’s now more frustrating …

Google finally opens Chromecast SDK, invites developers to get hackin'

The Chromecast is already a pretty easy sell: It's $35 and brings most of the biggest names in streaming media to your TV with minimal hassle. So, now that Google has opened the SDK to developers, it's pretty much a no-brainer. While there are no specific apps to announce at the moment, it's safe …

Android Dominated Apple At CES

Yet everywhere you went, people were using large-format Android phones instead of Apple's iPhones, which are generally smaller.<p>There is an assumption that most tech bloggers are Apple fanboys and girls. Yet when I got in line to see the big Samsung keynote address on Day 1 of the show, the crew …

Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's Galaxy S5

In addition to the hints Samsung's executive vice president Lee Young Hee gave to Bloomberg in an interview, there are a handful of other rumors and bits of informed speculation about what the phone will be able to do.<p>Here's what we know so far.<p>Or, at least, that's what Hee called the device in his …

Phones

PC industry sees yet another record drop: Lenovo only vendor growing as Apple loses 6%

The global PC industry is an awful place to be, with record drops in the past seven quarters and an overall slump of 5.6 percent in 2013, according to the latest numbers from IDC today.<p>Unless you’re Lenovo.<p>The former hardware division of IBM grew a comparatively huge nine percent in unit shipments …

Cellphone surveillance costs $5 per hour, according to report

If surveillance has become more common in recent decades, it might be because it's so much cheaper. A new report from security researcher Ashkan Soltani and Kevin Bankston looks at the hourly cost of the surveillance techniques used in various Supreme Court cases, and emerged with some interesting …

Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 concepts bring new Samsung design patents to life

After a couple of new design patents have been awarded to Samsung on the last day of the previous year, a couple of new smartphone concepts have emerged imagining what the future Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 would look like in case Samsung would actually use the design shown in those …

Who needs fingerprints? Samsung could put an eye scanner in the Galaxy S5

The most interesting thing about Samsung’s next flagship phone could be how you unlock it.<p>Taking a page from the fingerprint reader-equipped iPhone 5S, Samsung is considering adding an eye scanner to the Galaxy S5. While the decision is far from final, adding the feature makes a lot of sense: The …

A few small businesses have pulled data off U.S. servers after NSA leaks

Survey says: The fallout of the Edward Snowden affair has begun to affect cloud and hosting companies operating in the U.S.<p>A few IT decisionmakers at small companies in the United Kingdom and Canada said in a survey that the scandal over government spying had a big impact on moves to stop storing …

Why 2014 will be Apple’s year of big reveals

2013 was a very Apple-y year, in that incremental improvements were pretty much all Apple rolled out. This kind of refinement and polish is one of the things the company does best. It’s easy to forget, for example, that Steve Jobs once unveiled a version of the Mac OS in which the only major …

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The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …